A Kentucky economic development specialist and Frankfort resident published an article in a European trade magazine showcasing new initiatives from Frankfort and Franklin County government officials.
Buffalo Trace Distillery and the University of Kentucky have joined forces on a 15-year research project to study the genetic responses of trees from various regions to different white oak forest establishment techniques in a rural field application.
After a robust discussion Monday, the Frankfort City Commission unanimously approved a development agreement between the city and the owner and proposed developer of the mostly vacant 12 acres of former Capital Plaza land now known as Parcels B and C.
Editor's Note: This story was updated April 11 at 5:15 p.m. to include information about possible commission action at Monday's meeting.
Kentucky Capital Development Corp. President and CEO Terri Bradshaw has been named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council.
Gone are the spatula-shaped door handles and the whiff of Whoppers. Alfonso’s Taco Shop, a Mexican restaurant, opened its doors this week in the Hudson Hollow Road building that previously housed Burger King.
One of downtown Frankfort’s largest dining and drinking establishments has joined in a lawsuit against Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive orders on COVID-19 restaurant protocol.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt businesses, particularly restaurants, all across Kentucky.
The City of Frankfort has started selling gift cards redeemable at select local businesses. It will also be giving away 4,000 of those gift cards to residents starting next week.
The Franklin County Fiscal Court on Friday committed $5,000 each to 12 small businesses located outside the city limits and in Franklin County.
A new development is likely coming to a long-vacant tract on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, as the Frankfort City Commission heard the first reading Monday of an ordinance changing the site’s zoning designation to accommodate a senior living community.
Due to this week’s winter weather, the deadline for applications for Franklin County COVID-19 small business grants has been extended.
The Frankfort/Franklin County Planning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved recommending a zoning change for 3.6 acres on Wilkinson Boulevard adjacent to Jim’s Seafood that developers plan to turn into multifamily housing.
The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Billie Dollins of Community Trust Bank as its newest board member recently. She will fill the vacancy left by retiring board member John Senter, also of Community Trust Bank.
On Friday the Franklin County Health Department reported 26 new coronavirus cases after being closed due to inclement weather the day before.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unforeseen challenges for all businesses, but perhaps none had to deal with as much as Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber, who wears numerous hats in the community, received the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community and Civic Leadership Award on Thursday.
City of Frankfort officials have said that if need be they could “go it alone” on helping fund public infrastructure in the development of downtown’s Parcels B and C. Still, hopes are high for financial support from the Franklin County Fiscal Court.
On Wednesday, the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce presented the Danny A. Garland Humanitarian Award posthumously to longtime educator and former Franklin County Magistrate Don Sturgeon, who passed away late last year from COVID-19 at age 83.
On Tuesday Beth Greenwell Carter, an internationally trained chef who owns three downtown Frankfort businesses — B’s Bakery; Fork, Knife & Spoon; and The Elizabeth — was honored with the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce’s Rising Star Award, which recognizes a person who has started and…
The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce, like many organizations and businesses over the past year, had to make adjustments to pull off its annual meeting, awards and auction.
For the second consecutive year and third time in four years, The State Journal has been named the best midsize daily newspaper in Kentucky.
The City of Frankfort has long been working toward a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district to pay for a state-mandated parking garage on the vacant Parcel B, former site of the Frankfort Convention Center.
The problem is a simple one: A big patch of land in downtown Frankfort has sat vacant for nearly three years now.
Despite a four-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Buffalo Trace Distillery welcomed roughly half the number of visitors in 2020 as it did the previous year.
The Frankfort/Franklin County Planning Commission will host a public hearing in February regarding a zoning change for a 3.8-acre lot situated on Wilkinson Boulevard that owners hope to transform into multifamily housing.
Though the deadline for applying has passed, the City of Frankfort has continued to work with those businesses that submitted applications to help them get up to $10,000 in small business grants.Several businesses became eligible and got their funding this month, according to Frankfort Grant…
The Kentucky Capital Development Corp. (KCDC) touched on several topics at its Tuesday meeting, including the composition of the next executive board, the health of local businesses and the organization’s next budget.
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday issued a report on racial inequality that lays out the steps required to make progress in the state.