The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2021 regular session was gaveled to a close Tuesday evening, ending a session in which lawmakers approved a state budget for the coming fiscal year and approved numerous other bills that will affect people throughout the state.
Franklin County is one of 48 Kentucky counties with declared states of emergency associated with historic flooding that qualify for debris cleanup grants.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said Friday that the public can expect an “imminent” release of the details of a 10-year business plan to help move the United States Postal Service to a more solid financial footing.
The state Department of Military Affairs will receive federal aid for Frankfort's Capital City Airport, one of 11 airports across the state to receive funding through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act.
The Kentucky Department of Revenue has extended the 2020 state individual income tax filing deadline from April 15 to May 17. On Wednesday, the federal Internal Revenue Service issued the same extension due to delays and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Frankfort resident has been appointed to the Kentucky Assistive Technology Loan Corporation Board of Directors by Gov. Andy Beshear recently.
On Saturday, locals made their concerns known to area legislators at a town hall meeting in the auditorium at Frankfort High School.
As Kentucky digs out from the latest winter storm and braces for yet another one on Wednesday and Thursday, leaders of the General Assembly have canceled all activities this week.
Editor's Note: This article was updated Friday, Feb. 12 at 2:53 p.m. and 1:14 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 to add information submitted by the Frankfort-Franklin County Office of Emergency Management and correct the spelling of Kimberly Davenport's name.
Frankfort’s three state lawmakers will be on hand for a town hall meeting planned at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Frankfort High School auditorium.
Another big drop in new cases of COVID-19, deaths and the state’s positivity rate, was the highlight of Sunday’s daily numbers from Kentucky public health officials.
Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd granted a court order Wednesday to temporarily block a new law that Gov. Andy Beshear argues would dangerously weaken the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 3 p.m. on Feb. 4 to include comments from retired Franklin Circuit Judge Roger Crittenden.
The problem is a simple one: A big patch of land in downtown Frankfort has sat vacant for nearly three years now.
State Transportation Secretary Jim Gray manages a $2.2 billion budget and has been president of an international construction firm, two-term mayor of Lexington and Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, but he says none of those responsibilities has been more important than his new one: get…
Three Kentucky citizens demanding the impeachment of Gov. Andy Beshear say a unanimous state Supreme Court ruling in favor of the governor's COVID-19 shutdowns does not relieve the General Assembly of its obligation to remove him.
Gov. Andy Beshear, in a 45-page response to citizens seeking his impeachment, casts the petitioners as “unhappy political activists” and says his actions to curb the spread of COVID-19 were unanimously supported by the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Two new Kentucky State Police troopers, who recently graduated from the training academy as part of the 100th class, have been assigned to Post 12 in Frankfort.
With an increased threat of domestic terrorism at state capitols following the Jan. 6 attack by on the U.S. Capitol and to ensure the safety of Frankfort residents, Gov. Andy Beshear has heightened security measures, including closing the Capitol grounds on Sunday.
LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky National Guard will send approximately 270 personnel to the National Capitol Region this weekend to assist civilian law enforcement with security operations leading up to the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday.
David L. Harris, chairman of the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board of Trustees, and Trustee Matthew Monteiro are resigned from the Board effective April 1.
Kim Zimmerman said she made it all the way to the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as part of the pro-Trump mob that infiltrated the building while Congress was certifying the results of the presidential election.
A bill that would allow civil lawsuits against the state to be heard by three-judge panels across the state rather than in Franklin Circuit Court passed the full House in a 69-24 vote on Thursday.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet regional driver licensing office in Frankfort has been closed temporarily due to a case of COVID-19.
The legislature's planned changes in the governor's emergency powers will address "an institutional situation, not an individual situation" like Gov. Andy Beshear's ongoing mandates during the coronavirus pandemic, Senate President Robert Stivers said on the eve of the 2021 session.
Frankfort's Julian Carroll was one of five former governors and their spouses to receive the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday, as part of a bipartisan effort to ensure Kentuckians of the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines.
House Minority Caucus Chair Derrick Graham, of Frankfort, was one of 11 top legislative leaders to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the Capitol Rotunda on Monday.