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.
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.