Panhandlers could soon be back on the streets in Franklin. Despite an ordinance passed by the Franklin Board of Aldermen earlier this year, a group of people who line the intersection of the Highlands Road and East Main Street may soon be out again with buckets in hand.
According to Franklin Police Chief David Adams, the group that is known for frequenting the intersection claiming to be a church group with ties to both Kentucky and Florida stopped by the Franklin Police Department to show proof of a $2 million insurance policy as required by the town's new ordinance.
The group also paid the newly adopted $25 application fee and received the application from the police department for the privilege of collecting funds in that intersection. According to Adams, the application has yet to be returned and approved, but so far, the group has done everything outlined in the town's new ordinance in order to be approved to solicit funds in Franklin streets.