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Franklin County Schools has made a few tweaks to its emergency feeding program, which will continue while students are on Spring Break next week.

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Franklin County High School Principal Charles Lewis announced Tuesday that the school is restricting the amount of time the building is open.

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Editor's note: This story was updated at 6:26 a.m. on March 20 to correct that Taryn Ritchie is the daughter of Keith Ritchie and Louise Ritchie and that she plans to major in psychology.

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In addition to serving lunch at Bondurant and Elkhorn middle schools, Franklin County Schools has added mobile emergency feeding sites and two buses so all students under 18 can eat free while schools are closed due to coronavirus precautions.

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What do you get when a seemingly innocent plant develops a taste for human blood? You get Franklin County High School's spring production of the musical "Little Shop of Horrors."  

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Western Hills sophomore Maggie Richardson is a busy person — a pole vaulter on the WHHS track and field team, a member of the WHHS dance and soccer teams and the Beta Club.

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The Kiwanis Club of Frankfort and Community Trust Bank are teaming up to encourage reading in the early grades at Elkhorn Elementary School and are in need of volunteers to mentor first, second and third grade students.

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The Franklin County Community Early Childhood Council, in collaboration with Frankfort Independent Schools and Franklin County Public Schools, is hosting the annual kindergarten readiness Kids Fest event at Kentucky State University’s Exum Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.  

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The Western Hills Academic Team had one of its best showings in school history at the Regional Governor's Cup competition hosted by Woodford County High School recently. WHHS placed third out of 19 teams for the day.  

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Editor's note: This story was updated at 10:39 a.m. on Feb. 10 to correct the name Varshitha Ramesh to winning fourth in science. Varshith Kotagiri won fifth in science. 

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