In the first major joint meeting of the community’s two local governments since new administrations took office in January, the Frankfort Board of Commissioners and Franklin County Fiscal Court met Tuesday night at the Frankfort Plant Board to begin talks about the current state of the local…
Friday was National Gun Violence Awareness Day and the Frankfort/Franklin County chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held a memorial rally on the steps of the Franklin County Courthouse Thursday morning to remind the community that the capital city isn’t immune to the effe…
Opioid commission leader suggests it use at least $42 million to get exotic psychedelic drug approved to treat opioid-use disorder
The head of the commission that manages the state’s opioid-settlement money said Wednesday that the panel will “explore the possibility” of committing “no less than $42 million” to developing a treatment of opioid-use disorder with the psychedelic drug ibogaine, which is not legal in the Uni…
Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton has named Frankfort native Liz Rodgers as Lexington’s third chief information officer.
Donovan Rypkema, consultant with PlaceEconomics, will present the findings from a historic preservation impact study his agency completed in Frankfort earlier this year on Thursday, June 22 at 5 p.m. at the Paul Sawyier Public Library.
A group of state troopers, local police officers and sheriff’s deputies from around the state, took part in the final leg of the annual Kentucky Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Friday morning at the Capitol.
In a brief meeting of the Kentucky State University Board of Regents Thursday afternoon, it was announced that interim President Dr. Ronald A. Johnson would be transitioned out of the leadership role at the university, and be named senior presidential advisor to incoming leader Dr. Koffi Akakpo.
A new era begins at Kentucky State University. Tuesday at 5 p.m. the Board of Regents voted 6-4 in favor of Dr. Koffi Akakpo the current Bluegrass Community and Technical College president, to be the first full-time head of the university since the resignation of Christopher Brown in 2021.
Nestled among the homes in the Thorn Hill neighborhood, is one that has a history to tell. And thanks to one former resident, the home is being preserved and the history cherished.
Kentucky's memorial dedicated to victims of the COVID-19 pandemic will be officially dedicated next Wednesday.
It was a phone call from a state worker in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet that launched an epic emergency response on Wednesday afternoon.
Mero Street was covered in a sea of emergency response vehicles Wednesday after a caller reported an active shooter in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet shortly before 3 p.m. The caller allegedly said they heard shots fired.
A Frankfort resident has been named secretary of the Personnel Cabinet by Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday.
Editor's note: Final counts for Franklin County have been updated as of 8:19 p.m.
It’s time for Frankfort residents to roll up their sleeves and get ready for a visit from the Bloodmobile.
On Saturday, Kentucky State University Board of Regents Chair Tammi Dukes announced that the school would be holding a series of four presidential forums Tuesday-Thursday for faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders on-campus at the Extension Office Building or via Zoom.
Senior year of high school is a little bit of everything — exciting, chaotic, stressful, and even sentimental. As a student, the choices in front of you can seem daunting and sometimes more than you can handle.
With the national COVID emergency guidelines having expired on Thursday, the final oversights from federal, state and local governments as well as health agencies will also end or be greatly reduced after more than three years.
Sunday’s announcement from Gov. Andy Beshear on Twitter that Virginia Moore, executive director of the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH), had passed away on Saturday came as a shock to a state that had become used to her beaming smile and comforting presence during …
It’s a hot-button issue: who will helm Kentucky State University as it faces a major overhaul with an entire state, legislature, and governor closely watching?
When Dr. Ronald A. Johnson was chosen to serve as the interim president of Kentucky State University last summer, he inherited a campus reeling from years of financial chaos, instability and employee turnover that would likely send most running for the door.
The three finalists for Kentucky State University’s next leader have been announced. They are:
After a nearly three-hour meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Kentucky State University Board of Regents unanimously approved the Presidential Search Committee’s suggested trio of candidates.
The City of Frankfort will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the parking garage and transit center at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Gov. Andy Beshear's Everybody Counts career and education initiative will kick off its first-ever Franklin County Schools Senior Signing Day on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at Franklin County High School (FCHS), located at 1100 E. Main St., and is open t…
Gov. Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear are asking Kentucky artists, photographers, and designers to submit their best works for the next installation for the rotating Team Kentucky Gallery lining the halls of the Capitol.
The Presidential Search Committee tasked with finding Kentucky State University’s next leader met on both Monday and Tuesday this week, but no announcements were made or actions taken in either session.
In these times of division and contention, sometimes all it takes is a little food, a little music, and a little of the local tipple to bring a community and a commonwealth together.
Former Kentucky State University President Dr. M. Christopher Brown’s awarding of over $138,000 in bonuses to executive staff members has been a major bombshell finding in the wake of the state’s audit of the institution.
Thursday morning, representatives of the City of Frankfort, Frankfort Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites, and The Links Inc. were joined by State Representative and Minority Floor Leader Derrick Graham, his wife, Mildred, and sister, Tonya McGaha to dedicate the new “Positivity Bench” at…
The Kentucky State Board of Regents met again this week on Monday and Wednesday to discuss further steps that were deemed necessary to continue effective operations in alignment with the requirements of House Bill 250, the bailout measure that passed during the 2022 legislative session.
The Franklin County Fiscal Court has found itself under the gun to authorize and approve the issuance of a general obligation bond for up to $10 million.
In a press conference on the Capitol grounds Wednesday, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray announced the establishment of Kentucky Work Zone Safety Week, reminding drivers that “you play a role in work zone safety.”
Franklin County Sheriff Chris Quire and his department has once again passed muster with the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts.
In a forum hosted by the Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials at Kentucky State University's Bradford Hall, seven of the 12 GOP hopefuls — Robert DeVore, Auditor Mike Harmon, Somerset Mayor Alan Keck, David Cooper, Eric Deters, Jacob Clark and Robbie Smith — and lone Democrat Geo…
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Aaron Thompson received the 2023 Lucy Harth Smith-Atwood S. Wilson Award for Civil and Human Rights in Education. The award was presented at the 151st Kentucky Education Association (KEA) Delegate Assembly.
Echoing sentiments from past meetings and town hall discussions in the wake of the school’s recent audit report and the build up to the appointment of a new president, Kentucky State University’s Board of Regents met Wednesday for a marathon seven-and-a-half-hour session that saw the regents…
Breaking with Thursday tradition, Gov. Andy Beshear held his weekly Team Kentucky update Friday morning.
On Tuesday morning, Richard "Dick" Wilson, a juggernaut of journalism in Kentucky for the last 60 years, passed away at his home in Frankfort at the age of 85.
Tuesday morning saw a flurry of activity for the Kentucky State University Board of Regents Finance & Administration Committee, who were presented findings from recent internal and external audits in the wake of the Auditor of Public Accounts assessment of the university’s finances.
Editor's Note: Updated: This story was updated at 9 a.m. on April 5 to include the letter from First District Magistrate Sherry Sebastian to the governor.
Two meetings of the Kentucky State University presidential search committee will be taking place this week.
Making cash payments for court fees and fines is more convenient. The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) has expanded ePay, the judicial branch’s online payment service, so people can pay cash at select retail registers statewide.
Friday morning, Kentucky State University’s presidential search committee chair Stephen Mason led the first of four town hall meetings seeking input from various segments of the community on their wants and needs for the search.
The Franklin County Fiscal Court's finances are above board for fiscal year 2021-22, according to the Kentucky auditor.
In what has become a call to attention and action in recognizing and fighting child abuse in Kentucky each spring, Gov. Andy Beshear signed a proclamation declaring April “Child Abuse Awareness Month” in Kentucky on Monday.
In a special-called meeting of the Kentucky State University Board of Regents on Thursday (the 20th meeting since the board members were appointed less than a year ago), interim president Dr. Ronald A. Johnson and acting executive vice president for finance and administration Dr. Daarel E. B…
On Wednesday afternoon, Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts (APA) Mike Harmon released a 117-page report detailing his office’s special investigation into the financial practices at Kentucky State University during the tenure of controversial former president M. Christopher Brown II between …
Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles and Rep. Richard Heath, R-Mayfield, held a press conference at the McDonald's on Versailles Road on Wednesday morning to celebrate National Agriculture Week.
It was announced Monday that some infrastructure maintenance projects along Second and Bridge Streets between April 3 and 7.