Cancer survivors and their supporters walked laps around Kentucky State University's Exum Center this weekend during the annual Franklin County Relay For Life
At the Kentucky Jailers Association Summer Conference, Franklin County Deputy Jailer Sgt. Ashley Mulder was awarded the Deputy Jailer of the Year (Award of Merit).
Franklin County Judge-Executive Huston Wells said Friday that the fiscal court has not made an official decision on funding for a new animal shelter for the Franklin County Humane Society.
A divided Franklin County Fiscal Court passed a budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year Thursday night, with opponents protesting its use of reserve funds.
Kelley Paul, wife of Sen. Rand Paul, was guest speaker at Tuesday’s Franklin County Federation of Republican Women’s luncheon at Frankfort Country Club.
Unless legislators can lessen pension obligations for the state’s health departments, residents in some counties may see cuts in services, the Kentucky health commissioner warned this week. Fortunately, thanks to advance measures — in particular, an increase in the health tax rate last year …
After a plea deal in the case of an alleged drug robbery turned double homicide fell through Friday, Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate left the bench to personally break up quarreling families in the hallway of the Franklin County Courthouse.
Two Frankfort brothers and a woman could be facing decades — and possibly life — in prison after a traffic stop yielded large quantities of deadly opioids along with other narcotics.
The Frankfort Plant Board will be looking to overhaul its water and power metering system as well as rebate up to $1.6 million to customers with millions of dollars in savings from switching energy providers.
With intentions of showing a united front, the Franklin County Fiscal Court followed in the footsteps of elected city leaders by approving the first reading of a resolution to dissolve the Capital Plaza redevelopment project memorandum of agreement with the state Thursday evening.
The Franklin County Fiscal Court did not have the required second reading of its proposed fiscal 2019-20 budget Thursday night because of significant amendments since the first reading.
Owner of the Vatter Building, Joe Berry, left, with son, MJ Berry, accepts the Envision Franklin County Award for excellence in the restoration of a historic building recently. Envision president Chris Schimmoeller, right, presented the award. Envision Franklin County promotes a healthy, bea…
City officials will be looking to create a committee tasked with prioritizing aspects of the Downtown Master Plan with the public’s input and ensuring implementation of the plan once the group that created it disbands.
The Franklin County Farmers Market is searching for a few dozen helpers to launch this year’s South Frankfort Food Share, a community-driven cooperative food-buying program that allows folks to purchase fresh, local vegetables on a sliding scale, on June 18.
With sunny skies and a high temperature in the upper 80s predicted, all systems are go for the inaugural FrankFest, which will mark the unofficial start of summer Sunday at Lakeview Park.
The Franklin County Fiscal Court discussed and held a first reading of the proposed 2019-20 budget for the county in a special-called Tuesday evening work session. Magistrates and other county officials pulled out many proposed budgets in the total budget over the course of three hours.
Franklin County has responded to a whistleblower lawsuit by a former deputy judge-executive who claimed she was fired for exposing a hostile work environment, countering that she was actually terminated for legitimate reasons, according to court records.
Several agencies are partnering to ink an agreement on a building to be used as an after-hours emergency shelter, Frankfort-Franklin County Emergency Management Director Tommy Russell told the fiscal court at Friday’s meeting.
Magistrates heard preliminary budgetary requests for the jail Thursday night and a pitch to bring unlicensed contractors into the system at its regular work session and court meeting. While magistrates voted on several procedural matters, the jail’s budget and business licenses were taken in…
A former Franklin County deputy judge-executive has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against Judge-Executive Huston Wells and County Attorney Rick Sparks alleging that her efforts to expose a hostile work environment led to her termination.
The Franklin County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize the sheriff to apply for a grant that would assign a deputy to full-time highway patrol.
Franklin County Judge-Executive Huston Wells proclaimed the week of Feb. 16-23 as “FFA Week” in Franklin County. Pictured are members of the Western Hills FFA, from left, JR Zinner (teacher), Miranda Nesselrode, Josh Webb, Anna Manglicmot, Jake Harrod, Aashika Uppala, Olivia Moore, Bethany F…
Sheriff Chris Quire reported to the Franklin County Fiscal Court on Thursday that $13,000 of the $38,000 budgeted to maintain sheriff’s office patrol vehicles has been used to date.
Wendy Kobler, Kentucky State University vice president of institutional advancement, asked the Franklin County Fiscal Court on Thursday for a financial, manpower and equipment donation to help ensure a successful debut of “Bourbon on the Banks” this summer.
The Kentucky Capital Development Corp. will ask county and city officials for an additional $40,000 as a means to encourage people to live in Frankfort in the coming year.
Franklin County Fiscal Court magistrates discussed pension reform and other county concerns with state Rep. Derrick Graham, D-Frankfort, during a special meeting Thursday.
After being denied a budget amendment for additional patrol cruisers, Franklin County deputies will be taking to the streets in used cars donated by the Frankfort Police Department.
Not ready to commit $33,000 for one cruiser, the Franklin County Fiscal Court decided to revisit Sheriff Chris Quire’s request for new vehicles until budget talks begin in April.
A state audit of Franklin County Fiscal Court records found two discrepancies with the county’s reporting for the fiscal year ending June 30.
Historic Courtroom H in the Franklin County Courthouse overflowed as family and supporters witnessed a new class of elected officials get sworn in Monday morning.