Past and current Franklin County Jailers, from left, Ted Hammermeister, Rick Rogers and Jake Banta talk with Lt. Ashley Mulder during a retirement party for Rogers and swearing-in for Banta. Mulder, the granddaughter of Hammermeister, was also promoted to lieutenant. (Photo courtesy of Frank…
Editor's note: This caption in the photo with this story was updated at 10:43 a.m. Thursday to state that Derek Garten was not the father of Margaret "Meg" Smith's son.
A jail visitation and a car containing methamphetamine ended with the arrests of two Frankfort residents and a seizure of about 80 grams of the narcotic over the weekend, according to police reports.
A GoFundMe campaign has been started to support the daughter of a couple who died Wednesday in an apparent murder-suicide.
The couple who died in what authorities believe was a murder-suicide Wednesday on Green Wilson Road fought often but were willing to share, a neighbor said.
The Frankfort Police Department and several community partners are joining together to bring a fun-filled night out to families in Franklin County.
A former Franklin County Regional Jail (FCRJ) inmate has filed a lawsuit against Franklin County and several jail personnel in connection with an alleged sexual assault by a guard while she was incarcerated, according to court records.
A retired Kentucky National Guardsman is behind bars on a $100,000 cash bond in connection with allegations that he molested a 7-year-old child, according to court records.
Former Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton was flagged by the state auditor with three instances of noncompliance — all of which were repeat offenses that had been documented in the year prior — according to an audit of the 2017 tax settlement released this week.
At the Kentucky Jailers Association Summer Conference, Franklin County Deputy Jailer Sgt. Ashley Mulder was awarded the Deputy Jailer of the Year (Award of Merit).
After a plea deal in the case of an alleged drug robbery turned double homicide fell through Friday, Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate left the bench to personally break up quarreling families in the hallway of the Franklin County Courthouse.
Two Frankfort brothers and a woman could be facing decades — and possibly life — in prison after a traffic stop yielded large quantities of deadly opioids along with other narcotics.
Franklin County sheriff’s deputies say they discovered a large amount of crystal methamphetamine and a stash of cash after following up on tips about possible drug trafficking at a house on Grant Street Saturday evening.
It’s part of a program provided by Thorn Hill Learning Center, 700 Leslie Ave., to give jail inmates a chance to complete their high school education. And this academic year, the non-profit set a record with 35 graduates from FCRJ alone, according to figures provided by the learning center.
The Franklin County Farmers Market is searching for a few dozen helpers to launch this year’s South Frankfort Food Share, a community-driven cooperative food-buying program that allows folks to purchase fresh, local vegetables on a sliding scale, on June 18.
Police are seeking charges against an unidentified man after a heated Memorial Day argument on the river led to him allegedly firing a rescue flare at a boat full of people, officers reported.
A Franklin County man indicted last month for an alleged domestic incident has also been charged with sending harassing messages to an ex-girlfriend and faces more than a hundred charges in the case, according to court records.