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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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You Asked: Do food trucks have regular health department inspections?

Food trucks have grown in popularity recently and a newspaper reader asked whether mobile food operations are subjected to the same inspect… 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

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Irene Perkins

February 4, 1949-September 14, 2021 Read more

David Murray

David P. Murray, 80, of Frankfort, KY, formerly of Albion, MI, passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center… Read more

Edna Catherine Scott

Services for Edna Catherine Scott, 84, will be private at Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Scott died Wednesday. Read more

Mary Ruth Wafford Coovert

Services for Mary Ruth Wafford Coovert, 89, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sund… Read more

Darlene Hawkins Stoeckle

Services for Darlene Hawkins Stoeckle, 87, are pending at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home & Crematory. Stoeckle died Thursday. Read more

Wanda Luttrell

Wanda Joy (Moore) Luttrell passed away after a short illness in her home on Stoney Creek in Frankfort, Kentucky, Saturday, September 11, 20… Read more

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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

Spectrum

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Plantin’ by the Signs … and other things: Week ahead; May overview

May overview Read more

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National Day of Prayer to be observed at Lakeview Park

A National Day of Prayer event will be held at noon next Thursday at Lakeview Park. Read more

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Exhibit on early Frankfort families on display at PSPL

An exhibit featuring a book compiled by three local women descended from early families in Frankfort is on display at the Paul Sawyier Publ… Read more

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