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.
A state Democratic Party official testified Tuesday that the new Republican-drawn maps of 100 state House and six Congressional districts severely harm his party in favor of Republicans and could affect his party’s ability to run statewide races.
Democrat Katie Flynn Hedden is passionate about her community. She previously served 1½ terms as a Frankfort city commissioner, stepping down only because she and her family moved outside of city limits.
J.C. Karsner grew up the son of a minister, and that example of helping people has influenced him to run for the Frankfort City Commission.
Franklin County Clerk Jeff Hancock, the featured speaker at Together Frankfort’s virtual election forum on Tuesday night, used his time to inform the attendees about important upcoming dates, who can request absentee ballots and where and when people can vote.
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.
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.
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…
Another election year has arrived, and it is likely Frankfort and Franklin County residents will start to see more political campaign signs while driving around town.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 8:54 a.m. on March 1 to delete an errant quote regarding new jobs in Franklin County.
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.
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.
Continuing the family tradition of serving the community, Will Harrod will be Franklin County Coroner for another term. He is running unopposed in the 2022 election.
Current Franklin County Clerk Jeff Hancock, a Democrat, will run unopposed in both the primary and general elections on May 17 and Nov. 8, respectively.
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.
In December, the Franklin County GOP sent a letter to Franklin County Judge-Executive Huston Wells and Frankfort Mayor Layne Wilkerson criticizing both county and city governments for not appointing enough Republicans to their respective boards and commissions.
Former Franklin County Judge-Executive Ted Collins is jumping back into politics by running for 6th District Magistrate against incumbent Lambert Moore.
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.
Franklin County constables are up for election in 2022. Before the Jan. 7 filing deadline, four districts have someone running for the position. Two of them are long-term incumbents.
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.
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.
Franklin County Schools has begun the Test to Stay program for students who are quarantined because of school exposure to COVID-19.
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 9:40 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 to include the fact that Sheriff Chris Quire filed for reelection on Nov. 3. and that Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate filed for reelection on Nov. 4.