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Mayor meets with White House officials, calls for federal support on local issues

Frankfort Mayor Layne Wilkerson joined other mayors from across the country last week for a briefing with White House officials regarding “… Read more

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Wells proposes county budget increase of $3.9 million

In the Franklin County Fiscal Court’s first meeting on Wednesday regarding the entirety of county government’s next budget, Judge-Executive… Read more

City releases calculator for projected TIF reimbursement on Parcels B and C redevelopment

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) has long been a topic of discussion in Frankfort and Franklin County government. Read more

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Broadway boutique hotel project gets preliminary approval for state tourism incentive

A planned rehabilitation of the Old Simon Warehouse on Broadway Street into a boutique hotel may be getting a financial boost from the stat… Read more

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Feds grant 19-month extension for REAL ID deadline

Folks scrambling to find their birth certificate and other documentation needed to get a REAL ID before the October deadline, can take a de… Read more

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Frankfort has competition for city manager pick; Hutka on Fort Myers' short list

Thomas Hutka could be staying closer to home. Read more

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Man charged after alleged drive-by shooting on Camp Pleasant Road

A local mother and her five teenage children who were standing outside a residence on Camp Pleasant Road Sunday night were shot at by the d… Read more

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Local COVID-19 News

Franklin County COVID-19 cases now stand at 3,880

The Franklin County Health Department reported 13 more COVID-19 cases Thursday. Read more

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Obituaries

Bobby Gayle Jones

No services for Bobby Gayle Jones, 89, the husband of Ruth Daniel Jones, are planned at this time. Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, is… Read more

Carol Rogers

VERSAILLES — No services are planned at this time for Carol Rogers, 58. Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort is in charge of arr… Read more

Caysen Asher James Culwell

Caysen Asher James Culwell, age 13 days, born on January 20, 2023, passed away in his sleep on February 2, 2023. Private services will be h… Read more

Marilyn Locker

Services for Marilyn Shouse Locker, 69, are pending with Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, Frankfort. Online condolences may be made to… Read more

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Lillie Thornton

Lillie Katherine Hulett Thornton, 86, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2023. Services will be held at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home on F… Read more

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Edward Marshall Thompson

Edward Marshall Thompson, age 77, passed away February 3, 2023. Read more

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Feb. 7, 2023, crossword

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Sports

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Wise plays a role in success of Kentucky volleyball team

For the past 2½ years, Faith Wise has been a manager for Kentucky’s volleyball team. Read more

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Juniper Wednesday Ladies League results

The Juniper Hill Wednesday Ladies Golf League played this week with 51 golfers participating. Read more

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Opinion

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CARTOON: Food at last!

Steve Stewart: Solar project will remain political hot potato

A Frankfort Plant Board consultant’s thorough dismantling of a plan for local governments and schools to buy their electricity from a new s… Read more

Editorial: Franklin County Health Department, partners taking COVID vaccine mobile

Hoping to reach pockets of the population that have yet to be inoculated against the coronavirus, the Franklin County Health Department ann… Read more

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Crime

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Police, fire blotter (April 28)

The following calls were received by the Frankfort Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Frankfort Fire and EMS, and Frankli… Read more

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Education

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Frankfort High math teacher a finalist for international award

When Frankfort High math teacher Melissa Crosby heard from Cambridge University Press about its dedicated-teacher awards, she was skeptical… Read more

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Bondurant's agriculture program receives $5,000 grant from Kentucky FFA Foundation

The Kentucky FFA Foundation has awarded the agriculture program at Bondurant Middle School a $5,000 Ag Achiever grant to help them add a le… Read more

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WesBanco Student of the Week: TFCA's Obielodan has his choice of academies

Femi Obielodan applied to Western Kentucky’s Gatton Academy and Morehead State’s Craft Academy so he’d have a chance to attend a residentia… Read more

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