Recent work on the bank of the Kentucky River next to Second Street School aims to stabilize a storm drain in the area.
Following the Labor Day shooting that claimed the life of a 25-year-old Cincinnati man at East Frankfort Park, a State Journal reader asked whether city parks are equipped with surveillance cameras.
Not yet, but the lack of precipitation is definitely a concern, according to Franklin County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Keenan Bishop, who answered a question posed by a State Journal reader.
Solar power technology transforms the energy of the sun’s rays into electricity or heat. The most widely recognized solar panels — those on homes or in fields — use a photovoltaic solar (PV) system.
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.”
Over the past several months, motorists have dealt with lane closures and delays compliments of numerous projects on the throughofare that connects Louisville Road (U.S. 60) with both Shelby Street and the state Capitol.
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.
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.
A few vehicles in need of repair were parked at the Wilkinson Street School so students could provide those repairs.
Franklin County may be in the heart of Bourbon Country, but none of its distilleries are officially part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
The downtown bourbon marker, a 22-foot-tall sign that designates the direction and distance to more than 30 Kentucky distilleries, was completed Thursday morning.
Paramedics and emergency medical technicians are allowed to drive ambulances with sirens and lights on when transporting patients to hospitals and responding to emergencies.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is preparing to install new pavement markers on the East-West Connector and U.S. 421.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that it will issue REAL ID driver’s licenses beginning in Franklin and Woodford counties sometime this spring.
The Old YMCA building’s fate has been discussed by the Frankfort City Commission in several closed sessions. A reader asked if any plans have been made public about the deteriorating building adjacent to the Singing Bridge downtown.
“Anyone know what kind of secret military base is being built along the river just down from the Buffalo Trace launch ramp in Kentucky River Pool 3?” a State Journal reader asked on Facebook, and he wasn’t alone. Several readers have asked us about the presence of large cranes and other acti…
If you’ve driven between Frankfort and Lexington recently, you may have noticed that the rest areas near the Franklin-Woodford County line have been closed for a few weeks.
A reader asked The State Journal about the political affiliations of the four directors of the Frankfort Plant Board after Mayor Bill May chose Jeff Bradshaw to fill the municipal utility’s vacant fifth, citing Bradshaw’s status as a registered independent as a “deciding factor” in his nomination.
With winter well underway and the first snow of the season having fallen, a reader submitted this question after witnessing a pedestrian walking in the street downtown because sidewalks were snow-covered.
A mix of an abundance of precipitation and a steady stream of construction vehicles coming and going from the site of the Capital Plaza redevelopment project has left portions of Wilkinson Boulevard caked in mud.
According to city ordinance, all political and campaign signs should be removed within five days after an election. The 2018 general election occurred on Nov. 6, which gave candidates until the 11th to collect yard signs.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Court Security Policy states that all individuals are required to have their belongings X-rayed and pass through the magnetometers (MAGS) to enter the Franklin County Courthouse. However, there are exemptions.
Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton will be heading out the door at the close of 2018, but will he be taking his Ford pickup truck donated to the sheriff’s office in 2016?
For months, those driving along Glenns Creek Road have been likely to encounter construction work in the area near where the railroad tracks cross the road.
It is no secret that Frankfort’s infrastructure is being overburdened by the heavy machinery lugging equipment and materials to and from the construction site of a new state office building downtown.
An exact number of attendees at Franklin County High School and Western Hills High School graduation ceremonies isn’t something administrators can provide because it’s not something they track, said Superintendent Mark Kopp.
Franklin County’s 1 percent occupational tax is levied on both salaries and wages of employees and net profits of businesses that operate in the county.
When winners of Tuesday’s city and county elections take their seats next year, magistrates will receive larger regular paychecks than their peers on the Frankfort City Commission.
Frankfort has applied for a federal grant to provide funds for a plan to revitalize the Holmes Street corridor, but City Manager Cindy Steinhauser said the resulting document will not conflict with one created for the same area in the mid-2000s.
Starting at 45 and ending at 15, numbers painted on beams beneath the inbound and outbound West Frankfort Connector bridges over the Kentucky River provide boaters with an estimate of vertical clearance.
Fast-food workers are not required to receive hepatitis A vaccinations, but a number of restaurants have opted to voluntarily contract with the Health Department amid an outbreak that’s been called the worst in the nation.
According to Frankfort Police Capt. Chris Quire, the department gets calls fairly often about handicapped parking enforcement, especially in store parking lots.
A reader asked about the permission process for installing sculptures along the river at River View Park and whether public input was taken prior to the installations at the park.
The answer is quite simple: When the longtime senator, war hero and presidential candidate passed away Saturday, Post 7 Commander Silas M. Noel was out of town and only returned Thursday morning.
In need of a newer building with a better layout, Kenvirons Inc. is refitting the space formerly occupied by Gatti’s Pizza at 770 Wilkinson Blvd. to accommodate a professional office.