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A reader asked The State Journal about a curious rise in Franklin County’s general reserve fund. Franklin County’s general fund has recently gone up by $1.4 million despite the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on the community, including local government coffers.

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A State Journal reader who has never been chosen to serve on a jury asked about the process because her husband has been tapped for jury duty three times.

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The deaths of George Floyd, a black Minneapolis man who was killed by a white policeman whose knee pinned his neck to the pavement for nearly 9 minutes, and Breonna Taylor, an African American Louisville EMT who was fatally shot eight times by narcotics detectives executing a “no-knock” warr…

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An 18-hole semi-private club near Interstate 64 in southeastern Franklin County, Duckers Lake Golf Resort last closed its doors in December 2017 after an agreement ended between Man O’ War Golf, which operated the course, and Whitaker Bank, which acquired the mortgaged course in early 2015.

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On April 24, in order to minimize exposure to COVID-19, Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. issued Administrative Order 2020-28, which extended the suspension of in-person court services until May 31.

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The discount retailer, currently located in Century Plaza, will move into its new building next to Harbor Freight and across from Chick-Fil-A at 1300 U.S. 127 South on Thursday, March 26.

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Anyone who has ever driven on Versailles Road between 7 and 8 a.m. or been stalled in traffic on U.S. 127 South around 4:30 p.m. on a weekday can attest that the city’s population grows by thousands as commuters stream in to work in the capital city. One State Journal reader wanted to know w…

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On Dec. 9, as part of a POW/MIA ceremony at the Capitol, where the “Chair of Honor” commemorates American service men and women who are prisoners of war or missing in action, the flag was flown. The following day, in keeping with tradition, all flags were removed and new ones took their plac…

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Two readers — one who lives near Hardee’s on Schenkel Lane and the other a motorist who noticed students walking alongside the roadway — recently reached out to The State Journal to ask why the busy street — from Thornhill Bypass to Steadmantown Lane — lacks sidewalks.

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Editor's note: This story was updated at 9:55 a.m. Oct. 17 to correct the name of Kentucky Capital Development Corp. Director Terri Bradshaw.

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At the beginning of May, the City of Lexington’s recycling plant suddenly stopped accepting paper products from its affiliate partners, including Frankfort and Franklin County, due to “an overabundance of material in domestic markets.”

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The two facilities off the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 64 just across the Woodford County line have been closed for renovations since the end of January and a series of delays has pushed the opening date back four months.

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The Versailles Road location of the fast-food seafood restaurant, which sustained significant structural damage in an early-morning fire in February 2018, is slated to open its new building on Sept. 9.