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A yard sale to raise money for Turning Bare Feet into Learning Feet will take place Sunday at Western Hills’ parking lot by the softball field. All items will be priced at 25 cents, and monetary donations will be accepted.

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The Frankfort Plant Board has hired a consultant to evaluate a proposal asking the City of Frankfort, Franklin County Fiscal Court, Frankfort Independent Schools and Franklin County Schools to cooperate on a 20 megawatt (MW), 150-acre solar project.

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Thanks to their performances at Saturday’s KAAC Regional Governor’s Cup, four members of the Western Hills academic team have advanced to state competition. It is the most students the school has ever advanced to the state Governor’s Cup.

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After the first month of 2021 brought a record number of coronavirus cases locally, Franklin County seems to be on the downside of the spike.

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With some Franklin County Schools students heading back to the classroom next week, the district has made a few changes in its meal program.

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Editor's note: This story was updated at 1:27 p.m. on Feb. 4 to add the COVID-19 case numbers for the county and the combined case numbers at the two locations where a number of COVID-19 cases originated for the week of Jan. 23-29.

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Eight local students were honored by the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission and Kentucky Heritage Council on Monday for expressing themselves creatively through essays, visual art and poetry.

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The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission recently announced winners for its poetry, art, and essay contests for elementary, middle and high school students in Kentucky.

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