Around Frankfort


Donations needed at soup kitchen, men’s shelter

ACCESS Soup Kitchen and Men’s Shelter is in need of donations. ACCESS depends on the community to fund its operational expenses.

It serves to feed the hungry and house homeless men.

Send donations to: ACCESS, P.O. Box 1324, Frankfort, KY 40602.


Wilkinson, Clinton lane closures postponed until Monday

Lane closures originally scheduled to begin last week in the right lane of U.S. 127 between the Kentucky River Bridge and Wilkinson Boulevard have been postponed until Monday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced.

Wilkinson Boulevard will also be closed at the intersection with Clinton Street during this work.

The lane closures are scheduled to continue through July 1.

Motorists traveling on the portion of U.S. 127 known as the West Frankfort Connector will be restricted from turning right onto Wilkinson Boulevard. A signed detour will be in place via Clinton Street, Ann Street and West Broadway.

Motorists will be able to turn left from the West Frankfort Connector onto Wilkinson Boulevard or proceed to Clinton Street and access the downtown area.


Sheriff’s Office closed during move

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be closed Thursday and Friday as it is moved to its new location at 231 East Main St. — the former Franklin County Health Department building.

The closing will not affect services provided by the sheriff’s office. Emergency calls can still be made to 911 and non-emergency calls can be made to Frankfort/Franklin County dispatch at 502-875-8582.

The current office at 669 Chamberlin Ave. will be open during its normal office hours — 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Monday through Wednesday. The office phone number is 502-875-8740.

The office will reopen at its new location 8 a.m. June 30.


Free home safety checks for seniors

Home Instead Senior Care, which serves Anderson, Bullitt, Carroll, Franklin, Gallatin, Hardin, Henry, Nelson, Owen, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble and Woodford counties, is conducting free home safety checks for local seniors as part of National Safety Month. 

Conducted by local senior care experts, the safety checks will be offered throughout June. 

To schedule a safety check, call Home Instead Senior Care at 866-942-7272 or visit to download free home safety checklists and other information about home safety for seniors.


Lane closure on Main St. beginning Monday

The right lane of eastbound U.S. 60 (Main Street) in Frankfort will be closed daily beginning Monday.

This lane closure will allow for repairs by the City of Frankfort to a retaining wall along Greenhill Cemetery. 

The right lane of U.S. 60 will be closed between Beechwood Avenue and U.S. 460 (mile points 10.5 to 10.6).

 Eastbound U.S. 60 will be reduced to one lane on weekdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m.  The work should be completed in approximately two weeks.

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