It was a joyous scene at the F.D. Wilkinson Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon as Frankfort High School celebrated the second half of its inaugural athletic hall of fame class between the junior varsity and varsity girls basketball games.
The start of 2023 will bring about some big changes in Franklin County government, as the newly elected judge-executive and magistrates are sworn in on Jan. 3 at the Franklin County Courthouse.
It was a ceremony without a lot of pomp and circumstance, yet no less stirring as Franklin County Sheriff Chris Quire and 27 of his deputies were sworn in by Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate on Wednesday afternoon at the county courthouse.
Five GOP candidates in this year’s elections have signed a letter seeking the immediate resignation of Franklin County Republican Party Chair Calen Studler.
At the polls Tuesday, Franklin Countians overwhelmingly opposed an amendment to the state Constitution that would likely lead to legislators spending more time in the capital city.
Though Franklin County Democrat Teresa Barton carried her home county, her bid for the 20th District Kentucky Senate seat came up short.
In a race colored by negative campaign ads against him funded by conservative PACs, Phillip Shepherd defeated opponent Joe Bilby by nearly 5,000 votes, defending his seat on the 48th Circuit Court bench.
Editor's note: Story updated 7:40 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2022, to include another quote from Commissioner Unger.Delays due to large voter turnout at several polling places around Frankfort and Franklin County saw this year’s election results take longer to announce than usual, with final tallies fo…
The votes are in for the 4th District magistrate race and incumbent Scotty Tracy has defeated challenger Darrell Sanderson with 60% of the vote.
Franklin County Fiscal Court will have a new judge-executive in January as Michael Mueller, a Democrat, defeated Ken Carroll, a Republican, in Tuesday's general election.
At precisely 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning Franklin County opened up its three early voting sites as the 2022 general election got underway.
With less than a week until the general election, several candidates for local office were shaking hands and providing literature to fans as they headed through the gates at Sower Field in Bellepoint Friday as the Frankfort Panthers and Western Hills Wolverines squared off on the gridiron.
According to the preamble of the Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct, “An independent, fair, and impartial judiciary is indispensable to our system of justice. The United States and Kentucky legal systems are based upon the principle that an independent, impartial, and competent judiciary, com…
Around 20 people were on hand Tuesday night as representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Protect Kentucky Access held an informational meeting at Paul Sawyier Public Library.
Editor's note: This article was updated on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 9:26 a.m. to add that the forum was also hosted by the South Frankfort Neighborhood Association.
Together Frankfort is hosting a community forum on constitutional amendments Tuesday at 6 p.m. at The Foundry, 317 W. Broadway. The public is invited.
Some of the candidates running for Franklin County Magistrate were on hand at the Development Interest Group (DIG) Frankfort forum on Tuesday afternoon to answer questions posed by the organization's members.
Two candidates running for Franklin County Circuit Court Judge went head to head on Tuesday afternoon during the candidates forum hosted by Development Interest Group (DIG) Frankfort.
A few dozen members of Development Interest Group (DIG) Frankfort came out for the organization's second candidate forum on Tuesday.
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.
According to the agenda for the Franklin County Fiscal Court meeting on Thursday, County Clerk Jeff Hancock was to brief the court on his office's state audit for 2021.
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.
The Kentucky Democratic Party (KDP) is calling out Joe Bilby, a candidate for Franklin Circuit Court Judge and lead legal counsel for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA), for not resigning his post after filing his candidacy and for missing work while campaigning.
A new state Senator will represent the recently created 20th District and a local mayor will face off against the incumbent in the 56th House District.
Franklin County will be worse off as the northern tip of the eastern appendage of the First Congressional District, a former county magistrate and Frankfort’s state legislator testified Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the new map.
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.
Former Commissioner Kyle Thompson was relieved of his duties as a city commissioner on March 17 after commission members Mayor Layne Wilkerson, Mayor Pro Tem Katrisha Waldridge, Leesa Unger and Kelly May voted for his removal following a public hearing that addressed charges of misconduct.