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City buys former Pic-Pac building for $390,000

The Frankfort City Commission voted unanimously Thursday to buy the former Pic-Pac Grocery building for $390,000. Read more

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Fiscal Court OKs additional leave time for employees affected by COVID-19

The Franklin County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Thursday to provide additional leave to county employees affected by the COVID-19 virus. Read more

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YMCA $2.5 million gift from city still in negotiation; president ‘confident’ organization will get it

Negotiations between the City of Frankfort and the YMCA of Central Kentucky are ongoing, as a proposed $2.5 million gift from the city to t… Read more

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Kentucky State regents approve contract for new residence hall

Kentucky State University will be getting a new residence hall. Read more

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Local COVID-19 News

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FCS, FIS staying with virtual instruction the rest of the month

Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber and Franklin County Schools Superintendent Mark Kopp said Thursday that their d… Read more

Kentucky outlines initial plan to vaccinate health workers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Frontline health care workers at 11 hospitals will be among the Kentuckians to receive initial doses of COVID-19 vacc… Read more

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Obituaries

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Lewis Jenkins Jr.

Lewis Jenkins Jr. was born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, on Nov. 6, 1937, and raised in Bald Knob the son of Louis and Mary Jenkins. He atte… Read more

Charlotte Hood

Private services will be held for Charlotte Smith Hood, 78, wife of Robert E. “Bob” Hood, at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home. She died Thu… Read more

Robbie Baker

Private services will be held for Robbie Baker, 27, at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road. Online condolences may be expressed at www.Cla… Read more

William 'Billy' Groves

Private services will be held for William “Billy” Groves, 53. Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home & Cr… Read more

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Peggy Abner

Peggy Sue Abner, 46, wife of Brian Abner, passed away at her home on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Read more

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Dr. Mary Smith-Stowe

Dr. Mary Levi Smith-Stowe, age 84, passed away at home on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. Private services will be held.  Read more

Wallace 'Sonny' Thurman Jr.

VERSAILLES — Private services will be held for Wallace “Sonny” Thurman Jr., 88. Arrangements by Clark Funeral Home, Rose Hill. Online condo… Read more

Carlton Winters

Services for Carlton Everett Winters, 89, are pending at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home & Crematory. Winters died at home on Wednesday. Read more

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Raymond 'Oscar' Smith Jr.

Raymond “Oscar” Smith Jr., age 87, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Private services will be held.  Read more

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Pamela Elizabeth Drinkard

Pamela Elizabeth Metts Drinkard, 62, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. Private services will be held with Pastor Anthony Nelson offic… Read more

Cody Willhoite

LAWRENCEBURG — Private services will be held for Cody Shane Willhoite, 30, husband of Elizabeth Ann Willhoite, at Ninevah Christian Church.… Read more

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Dec. 4, 2020

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Sports

South Carolina, Kentucky meet looking to end losing streaks

South Carolina and Kentucky each aim to end disappointing regular seasons with a rare victory. Read more

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Athlete of the Week: Franklin County's Broyles near perfect in win at Central

Franklin County Nick Broyles has had a challenging senior season, but it hasn’t slowed him down. Read more

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Opinion

Editorial: Flyers' success proves there is no 'I' in team

After twice being on the losing end of three games decided by a total of 11 points over the past two seasons, Franklin County’s 42-6 win at… Read more

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Chanda Veno: There's no substitute for my ClickList stupidity

Over the past few months we have all gotten used to the new normal. For our family, that means supporting local restaurants by ordering tak… Read more

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Cartoon: Leaving an imprint

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Crime

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Police, fire blotter (Dec. 2)

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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Student of the Week: Lyle wins statewide Farm Bureau contest

Western Hills High School senior Ginny Lyle was recently named a winner in the Kentucky Farm Bureau 2020 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Cont… Read more

Spectrum

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'The Birds of Opulence' selected for Kentucky Reads

Kentucky Humanities has selected Crystal Wilkinson’s “The Birds of Opulence” for its 2021 Kentucky Reads. The novel will be at the center o… Read more

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Your Frankfort takeout dining guide: Locally owned restaurants you can support

Here is a list of locally owned restaurants that are offering carryout service. Gov. Andy Beshear closed all indoor dining at restaurants s… Read more

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Send letters to Santa Claus for special keepsake edition sponsored by Whitaker Bank

It’s the time of year filled with magic and wonderment as seen through the eyes of children and The State Journal, with the generous suppor… Read more

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