Due to the coronavirus pandemic and many businesses closing their doors, unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties between May 2019 and May 2020, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
A local brewery has been announced as a recipient of the Clyde Carpenter Adaptive Re-use Award presented by the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Franklin County Fiscal Court on Friday established 16 findings of fact regarding the rezoning of the old Blanton-Crutcher farm.
Another suggestion has been made for the empty space in the state Capitol rotunda in Frankfort, where the statue of Jefferson Davis stood until its recent removal.
Buffalo Trace Distillery is planning to welcome guests back to the National Historic Landmark Distillery on July 1 with additional health safety measures in place.
For many local businesses and services, reopening during a global health pandemic has been more like gingerly dipping a toe in the water rather than cannon-balling right in.
It was intended to be a protest at the Capitol by people who have not received unemployment benefits, but it ended up being a problem-solving session, with some people whose filings were held up having their applications corrected on the spot.
In Kentucky, unemployment has risen considerably since the beginning of the pandemic increasing from 4.2% in February to 5.2% in March and jumped to 15.4% in April before falling to 11% in May.
Leadership Kentucky, one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the United States, announced the members of its Class of 2020, which includes two Franklin County residents.
Three weeks after restaurants in Kentucky were allowed to reopen their dining rooms, business is picking up for Frankfort restaurants, though there is still a way to go.
As owner of CLS Screen Printing & Embroidery, Dwayne Cook has filled his share of rush orders. So when Raye Hurley approached him two days before Frankfort’s June 5 Black Lives Matter march with a request for T-shirts, he and his staff got busy.
All Things Hemp in Downtown Frankfort is temporarily closed, Ryann Maddox, founder of the cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp store, told The State Journal.
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 4:30 p.m. on May 29 that the Ollie's Bargain Outlet coming to Frankfort will be the 15th Kentucky location for the company.
One part-time employee has been laid off after the Franklin County Fiscal Court announced plans Friday to cut $15,000 from the Kentucky Capital Development Corp.’s budget.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 12:15 on May 21 with a statement from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.
The Kentucky Capital Development Corp. has been in the news often over the past several months, prompting one State Journal reader to ask what exactly the group does.
A public hearing on the controversial rezoning of a historic farm on Duncan Road from agricultural to industrial will take place Tuesday, June 9.
An 18-hole semi-private club near Interstate 64 in southeastern Franklin County, Duckers Lake Golf Resort last closed its doors in December 2017 after an agreement ended between Man O’ War Golf, which operated the course, and Whitaker Bank, which acquired the mortgaged course in early 2015.
Small businesses in Frankfort have been awarded more than $60 million in federal loans through phase one of the Paycheck Protection Program.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have assured consumers that drinking water was safe to use as normal.
Gov. Andy Beshear outlined the plan for Phase 1 of reopening Kentucky’s economy this week and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce are partnering to help businesses make sure they have the hand sanitizer needed to protect Kentuckians.
Buffalo Trace Distillery’s parent company, Sazerac Co., has donated 14,800 N96 respirator masks to the health care industry to help with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parcels B and C’s new ownership is now official and the owner says he wants to create something great for Frankfort.
For the Class of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has erased or postponed many of the in-person traditions that previous graduates have participated in. And while officials at both local school districts are looking at a variety of options for graduation ceremonies, a Frankfort radio station is u…
While uncertainty remains about the new normal after the COVID-19 virus, two river captains are looking toward better days ahead, while also looking into the past.
In response to unprecedented economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, The State Journal next week will begin publishing two print editions a week ― a midweek edition on Tuesdays and a weekend edition on Fridays.
LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY (April 7, 2020) – During these unprecedented times, Whitaker Bank is standing strong to help support and assist our customers and communities. We maintain the highest levels of financial stability, and we are putting that to work to serve the needs of both individuals and…