A large youth residential treatment facility has selected Franklin County, expecting to add around 70 new jobs when it opens in an estimated year and a half to two years from now, per a brief presentation made to the Kentucky Capital Development Corp. board Tuesday.
Frankfort Regional Medical Center has announced Dr. David Sihau has returned to the Frankfort area and joined Bluegrass Cardiology Consultants at 279 King’s Daughters Drive, Suite 204.
A former Kentucky State University vice president of development, alumni relations and athletics has been named associate vice president for workforce and economic development for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).
Construction is under way at a site just south of Interstate 64 near soon-to-open Sonny’s BBQ and Cracker Barrel, and many readers have asked what business is going on the property.
As part of an initiative to boost the community's economy during the coronavirus pandemic, in March the city gave away 4,000 $25 Shop Local Frankfort gift cards to folks who applied.
The city will officially toast its downtown entertainment destination center (EDC) — to be called the MIX District — with a concert from 6-9:30 p.m. June 25.
In a move delighting area bourbon distillers and lawmakers alike, the European Union put a hold on a planned tariff hike for all whiskey exports from the United States.
Editor's Note: This article was updated on Thursday, May 20 at 11:00 p.m. to reflect that KCDC's planned joint letter with other economic groups will touch on city project funding, not KCDC or other groups' request for city funds.
Frankfort Regional Medical Center was named a top achiever in Healthgrades’ 2021 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a distinction that places the local hospital among the top 10% of nearly 4,500 facilities nationwide for patient safety.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released its Hospital Quality Star Ratings for 2021, with new methodology that includes fewer Kentucky hospitals.
Downtown Frankfort’s Entertainment Destination Center, a zone in which patrons can open carry alcoholic beverages at certain dates and times, will be activated during an event held by the Frankfort Bourbon Society (FBS) in late June.
Eight Frankfort eateries are partnering with WesBanco next week for Dine-to-Donate, a fundraising campaign to raise money for the Franklin County Women and Family Shelter.
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) has long been a topic of discussion in Frankfort and Franklin County government.
A planned rehabilitation of the Old Simon Warehouse on Broadway Street into a boutique hotel may be getting a financial boost from the state, if preliminary approval from the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet gets finalized.
The city took a significant step forward in its march toward a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district to reimburse public infrastructure expenses for downtown’s Parcels B and C development.
Drivers leaving the Kroger East parking lot near the stop sign at the intersection with Brighton Park Boulevard must maneuver around three gigantic potholes that have formed in the departure lane on the access road between the grocer’s fuel station and the shopping center’s parking lot.
The unemployment rate in Franklin County held steady at 5.2% through February and March but was up from the prior year, according to the latest data released Thursday by the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
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.