Franklin County and Woodford County are virtually tied for first place for the highest percentage of its population vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose.
The Franklin County Health Department announced on Monday an additional 48 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since its last report on Thursday.
The Kentucky Association of Government Communicators has named Virginia Moore, executive director of the Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, as its 2021 Communicator of the Year.
The Franklin County Health Department announced Thursday an additional 209 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since its last report on Monday.
The number of coronavirus patients continues to strain many short-staffed Kentucky healthcare systems and several hospitals in the state are now requiring staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
The Humane Society and the Franklin County Health Department are partnering for a vaccination event on Sunday, Sept. 26, at the Hancock Pavilion at Lakeview Park.
Flu season is rapidly approaching, and although in 2020-2021 flu season Kentucky saw a 99% drop in cases from a year earlier, it is expected to make a comeback this year, although health officials cannot say how much it will be.
As decisions about whether to require masks to thwart the coronavirus in Kentucky move to local school districts, governments and businesses, there's still much doubt and misinformation about whether they actually work to slow the spread of the virus, even though research shows they do.
A Frankfort resident is one of 10 winners selected in the first round of the Vax and Visit Kentucky COVID-19 vaccination incentive program.
Krista Sturgeon’s world changed forever in December with the passing of her father, Don Sturgeon, from COVID-19, but she’s come up with a way to honor her father and help people at the same time.
How many Franklin County residents are hospitalized with COVID-19 can be hard to track down, but the Franklin County Health Department has some numbers.
Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber gave the district’s weekly COVID-19 update Friday on Twitter.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 12:16 p.m. on Aug. 28 to add that negative COVID-19 test results must be in the last 72 hours.
Although she couldn’t answer with absolute certainty, Franklin County Health Department Director Judy Mattingly listed a few reasons why there has been an escalation in the number of coronavirus cases locally even though the county boasts the second-highest vaccination rate in the state.
“I keep hearing that the delta variant (of COVID-19) is widespread and other comments that indicate every positive (test) is the delta variant,” a reader wrote in an email.
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 23 to correct the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 since Thursday's report by the Franklin County Health Department.
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 to correct the total number of COVID-19 cases in Franklin County since the pandemic began.
All indoor activities at the Capital City Activity Center have been canceled until further notice because of the increase of COVID-19 cases in Franklin County.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the county has increased by 75 since Thursday, according to the Franklin County Health Department’s report Monday.
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:230 p.m. Aug. 14 with a COVID update from Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber.
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 2:45 p.m. Aug. 16 with the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as the Franklin County Regional Jail.
The Franklin County Humane Society reported Tuesday that it is now requiring masks to be worn by all staff, volunteers and visitors — regardless of vaccination status — due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases and the delta variant in the area.