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.
Franklin County Judge-Executive-elect Michael Mueller announced Friday that Jack Kennedy will serve as his deputy judge-executive.
Five GOP candidates in this year’s elections have signed a letter seeking the immediate resignation of Franklin County Republican Party Chair Calen Studler.
Nov. 8 was a big day for a lot of people in Franklin County.
Daniel Fister was reelected as state representative for the 56th House District Tuesday night.
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.
Democrat Derrick Graham has won his 11th straight race for the Kentucky 57th District House of Representatives.
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.
Larry Perkins and Natalie Lile will be back on the Franklin County Schools board with one representing a different district.
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…
Franklin County Sheriff Chris Quire cruised to an easy victory over Republican Steve Sutton to keep the county’s top cop badge Tuesday.
Frankfort Independent Schools will welcome a familiar face to its board next year along with a newcomer.
Local attorney Max Comley was able to pull in just enough votes to become the next Franklin County Attorney on Tuesday night.
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's 3rd District elected Democrat Kelly Dycus to be its next magistrate on the fiscal court.
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.
Editor's note: Due to technical difficulties Derrick Graham's answers did not appear in the special voter guide section of the Oct. 29-30 weekend edition.
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.
We’ve all gotten them — campaign calls and text messages on behalf of political candidates.
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…
A lot of ground was covered during the candidate forum for Franklin County Judge-Executive candidates on Oct. 11.
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 event has been canceled as of Oct. 26.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, will be at Franklin County Republican Party Headquarters at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22.
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.
Editor's note: This article was updated Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9:05 a.m. to correct Bennett's current job title.
With fall being in full swing, so too is the mid-term election season.
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.
With the Nov. 8 election day sneaking up on us, Franklin County is getting ready to publish the sample ballots for the voting public.
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.
The Franklin County Clerk's Office is looking to make voting easier in the general election in November.
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.
For the second time in two years, Jake Banta defeated contender Tracy Hopper in the Democratic primary for Franklin County Jailer.
Three of the six magistrate seats on the Franklin County Fiscal Court were determined in Tuesday’s primary election.
Franklin County will have a new judge-executive to start 2023.
Signs and banners have been springing up all over Franklin County for weeks, which means election season is in full swing.
Editor's Note: This article has been updated to correct Gex "Jay" Williams' name.
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.