At the Louisville Road-Collins Lane intersection it was hard to miss the unsightly mess of clothes and furniture strewn around a charity collection bin at the former site of Saylor’s, a once-popular Frankfort restaurant. In fact, several State Journal readers commented about the eyesore.
Situated at the corner of Schenkel Lane and Teton Trail near the former Heck’s Department Store, the Franklin Center for Innovation (FCFI) is a new makerspace in Frankfort.
Gone are the spatula-shaped door handles and the whiff of Whoppers. Alfonso’s Taco Shop, a Mexican restaurant, opened its doors this week in the Hudson Hollow Road building that previously housed Burger King.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 7:18 p.m. on March 11 to add that the health department is starting free COVID testing on Wednesdays.
Historically, the probability for there being at least 1 inch of snow on the ground on Christmas Day in the Capital City is 13%, according to data compiled from 1981-2010 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information.
Two State Journal readers inquired about why the double yellow lines on Wilkinson Street between the railroad trestle at Broadway and Wapping Street don’t extend the length of the street.
One Frankfort street that has taken a beating from the large trucks traveling to and from the site of the former Capital Plaza Tower during the construction of the Mayo-Underwood Building is Holmes Street — an artery that connects the city with U.S. 127 North.
Pedestrians in search of the crosswalks on Broadway should have no problem locating them. The city painted them brick red recently and an inquisitive State Journal reader wanted to know why.
As Gov. Andy Beshear and his family quarantine inside the “People’s House” after possibly being exposed to the coronavirus by a driver on Saturday, workers have been busy installing a security fence around the perimeter.
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.
With mowing season well upon us, a State Journal reader asked whose responsibility it is to mow the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the road.
Most notably known as the final resting place for frontierman Daniel Boone, the historic Frankfort Cemetery is also home to a monument dedicated to Confederate States of America soldiers.
In January, Kentucky State University put the finishing touches on the long-delayed Mary E. Sias Pedestrian Walkway, which connects the main campus above East Main Street to dormitories and athletic fields to the south.
Frankfort’s former sister city relationship had waned, and some local residents were looking for a new sister city that shared some common ground.
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…
Earlier this week, the Salato Wildlife Education Center, affectionately known as the Game Farm to locals, reopened to visitors after being closed for more than two months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In May, the Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County organized a virtual monetary drive to replace two major food donation drives it typically does during the month — one with the U.S. Postal Service and the second an Interfaith Food Drive with local churches.
After reading The State Journal’s account of the first positive COVID-19 patient in Franklin County being prescribed hydroxychloroquine during her stay at the local hospital, a curious reader asked whether Frankfort Regional Medical Center is continuing to use the anti-malarial drug.
The Kentucky Capital Development Corp. has been in the news often over the past several months, prompting one State Journal reader to ask what exactly the group does.
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.
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.
Last year, the Frankfort City Commission voted 3-2 to prohibit all bicycles in city-owned Leslie Morris Park, home of the Fort Hill Civil War site.
A State Journal reader who is physically handicapped said she and her husband have been stopped twice trying to enter local stores together and inquired about the details of Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive order limiting customers to one per household.
With many businesses closed and folks out of work, a State Journal reader asked what the Frankfort Plant Board is doing to help its customers during the current health pandemic.
Earlier this week, the Kentucky Supreme Court extended the suspension of in-person services including dockets, jury trials and jury service at court facilities until May 31 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One State Journal reader asked how this action affects death penalty trials.
A State Journal reader asked whether the decision to decommission three traffic lights in favor of four-way stop signs near the Second Street corridor had anything to do with cost savings.
For the past two years the Franklin County Community Fund has spearheaded On the Table, a national initiative that brings local folks together for a conversation on area issues.
With a large number of state government employees, legislators, lobbyists and visitors coming and going each day, one State Journal reader wanted to know what steps are being taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus at the Capitol.
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.
In late August, the state Finance and Administration Cabinet began construction of an elevator and stairs to reconnect the Wilkinson Boulevard pedestrian overpass near the Mayo-Underwood Building at the corner of Mero Street.
After The State Journal published a story comparing Frankfort’s property tax rate with cities of comparable size in mid-January, a reader asked how much annual city and county revenue is generated by occupational taxes.
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…
A reader inquired about how the capital city's property tax rate stacks up against other towns in the state after Frankfort City Commission candidate Diane Strong made the comment in a story in Friday’s edition that “our taxes are stupid outrageous.”
Nearly a year ago, Frankfort residents Karl Lawrence and Kevin Newton announced plans to open a pub in downtown Frankfort by spring 2019.
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…
Two years ago, plans were discussed to possibly move Frankfort’s downtown YMCA to the Mayo-Underwood Building.
Longer darkness in the winter months and recent paving projects on numerous state roads, including East Main Street, one of the city’s main arteries, prompted a State Journal reader to ask whether reflectors will be installed in the roads.
Each fall, after annual property taxes are mailed out, both city and county staff are repeatedly asked this question, according to Franklin County Judge-Executive Huston Wells.
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.
As a show of solidarity and to celebrate the local LGBTQ community, more than 80 rainbow Pride flags were displayed throughout Frankfort — including at City Hall — in the week leading up to the Capital Pride Kentucky Festival.
Recent work on the bank of the Kentucky River next to Second Street School aims to stabilize a storm drain in the area.