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The South Frankfort Neighborhood Association and Focus on Race Relations - Frankfort will host a candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Frankfort High School auditorium.

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In an effort to modernize maps of Franklin County's voting precincts ahead of the May 2023 reapportionment, County Clerk Jeff Hancock presented the fiscal court with the possibility of using the latest mapping technologies to get an accurate headcount in each district.

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A Democratic redistricting expert testified Wednesday that the new map of state House districts has “perhaps the most extreme advantage for one party in a legislative map that I’ve ever seen,” and a Republican lawyer spent hours trying to discredit the expert and the methodology he used.

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Local organization Together Frankfort will be holding a virtual forum on Tuesday at 7 p.m. talking about the upcoming Kentucky primary elections. Franklin County Clerk Jeff Hancock will be the featured speaker. 

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Nearly filling up the Capitol Rotunda, and surrounding the statue of Abraham Lincoln in its center, the Rally to Encourage Voting met to hear from Kentucky lawmakers and concerned citizens speak about the importance of expanding voting rights and access. 

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The Rally to Encourage Voting will take place this Wednesday in the Capitol Rotunda from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. It will feature appearances by District 13 Sen. Reginald Thomas (D), Cindy Heine of the League of Women Voters and Angela Evans, a candidate for Fayette County Attorney. Secretar…

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With no Republicans in the race, the May 17 Democratic primary between incumbent Jake Banta and challenger Tracy Hopper will decide the race for Franklin County jailer.

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Franklin County fiscal court magistrates are up for election this year. Fifteen candidates are running, and all but two districts will have a May 17 primary battle to decide the Democrat who will run in the general election on Nov. 8.

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Democrat Kellie Lang is a shoo-in for Franklin County property valuation administrator (PVA). As of Tuesday's filing deadline, she is unopposed.

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Franklin County Republican Party Chairman Calen Studler filed to run for Kentucky State Senate on Friday. He will be running in the newly created 20th District, which includes Franklin, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin counties along with the southern section of Boone and southwestern Kenton counties.

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Dawn Hale has a history of public service, and she’d like to continue that with the Frankfort City Commission.

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As the lone Republican who has filed for 4th District magistrate on the Franklin County Fiscal Court, Darrell Sanderson hopes to face off against incumbent Democrat Scotty Tracy in November.

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Franklin County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) Kellie Lang will be a familiar name on the polls again this year as she seeks re-election for a second term. 

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Steve Shelton, a local businessman and public servant, recently filed to run for Franklin County Judge-Executive, a position he believes he would be best suited to help others succeed. 

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Huston Wells filed paperwork Friday to run for a third term as Franklin County Judge-Executive. He indicated a strong desire to continue serving the people of Franklin County during a trying time and building on his past successes as the main drivers behind his decision to seek another term.