The Franklin County Schools superintendent and Bondurant Middle School principal both pleaded not guilty Tuesday to misdemeanor charges related to alleged improper handling of abuse allegations against a teacher.
Kids got in the Halloween spirit Sunday at Franklin County High School during the school's Safe Halloween event. Children enjoyed games, candy and pumpkin decorating.
State Journal reporters take to the streets and social media for this weekly feature in which we ask for your opinions on a variety of topics — some weighty, some light. This week’s question was: What do you think of the bribery charge against Mark Kopp?
Kentucky State Police are still reviewing evidence in a summer wreck that claimed the life of a popular Franklin County High School teacher.
A former Bondurant Middle School teacher at the center of an allegation of child abuse has been placed on leave at a university in Florida where he was teaching.
Madelyn Pennington, a second grader at Peaks Mill Elementary School, really enjoyed her ice cream sandwich, a reward that she and many of her peers received Monday for joining the school’s Never Been Absent, or NBA, Team.
Three local schools received a four-star rating based on new state accountability data.
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 7:24 p.m. to include a statement from Franklin County Schools regarding Whitney Allison.
Twenty-six 2019 high school graduates from Franklin County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
A sheriff's deputy said Franklin County Schools' superintendent pressured him to end an investigation of Bondurant Middle School's principal for allegedly failing to report complaints of sexual abuse by a teacher. The deputy's allegation led to the superintendent's indictment this week on a …
When Haley Nelson graduated from Western Hills High School, she left the school’s Future Farmers of America chapter with more girls on the roster than when she joined four years prior.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 3:07 p.m. on Wednesday to include a special-called meeting announcement from the Franklin County Board of Education. This story was updated at 5:29 p.m. to include a response from Whitney Allison.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 5 p.m. Tuesday with comments from the Franklin County Board of Education chair and information on Kopp's arraignment.
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a property tax rate that is about 2.5% higher than last year's rate.
Under an overcast but bright sky, dozens of people gathered in front of the Capitol building Friday to participate in the Frankfort Climate Change Strike.
The VFW Post 4075 is sponsoring the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition. The competition is open to students in grades 9-12. Students will need to submit a three to five minute audio-essay on the subject "What Makes America Great."
In honor of High Attendance Day at Peaks Mill Elementary, Frankfort police officers and firefighters played kickball Tuesday with first grade students.
Through the support of an anonymous donor, sixth grade students at Elkhorn and Bondurant middle schools will complete a program that will teach them about making positive choices in their lives.
As she watered her flowers on Thursday, Leah Jenkins said that she named them Shely and Bob simply because she “felt like it.” When they finally bloom, she thinks they will be orange.
When he was about 4 years old, Tommy Quarles checked out a book about birds from the Capital Day School library.
Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber addressed the Frankfort City Commission on Monday regarding a request for reimbursement for a program that provides internet access and workforce development services to city students and families.
Though it didn’t take action, the Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education received a report regarding a second potential energy savings project with Harshaw Trane at Monday’s regular meeting.
Frankfort Independent Schools is proposing a property tax rate that would be an increase of almost 3% over last year’s rate and that would generate nearly 10% more revenue.
Four new members of the Kentucky State University Board of Regents were sworn in during the board’s Thursday meeting. One of them succeeds a controversial regent who was ousted as board chair, sued the school and her successor for defamation, and was recommended for removal by a state council.
In the hours following a fatal shooting in East Frankfort Park on Labor Day, Kentucky State University officials urged students to be alert and aware of their surroundings.
Layla Lemghaili started computer coding as a third grader at Westridge Elementary. She was among a group of girls who joined the pilot program of Girls Who Code.
Nick Boswell, a senior at Franklin County High School, is this week's WesBanco Student of the Week. Recently, Boswell became a student coach for the FCHS football team. Head coach Eddie James, one of Boswell’s teachers, brought him into the role so Boswell could find his niche at the school.