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Field hospital in works to deal with COVID-19 surge

Gov. Andy Beshear said Kentucky is preparing for a surge in COVID-19 cases with a 2,000-bed field hospital in Louisville. Read more

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Franklin County Women and Family Shelter in need as community need for shelter's services grows

As an essential service, the Franklin County Women and Family Shelter is still hard at work taking care of women and families in need durin… Read more


'Cheers:' Local couple finding creative ways to cure cabin fever

With social distancing now the new norm and bars and restaurants closed, one “stir-crazy” Frankfort couple found a creative way to spend ti… Read more


Josephine Sculpture Park closes

Josephine Sculpture Park closed to the public at dusk Thursday to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read more


Funerals scaling back as virus pandemic continues

The death of a loved one is a time many people want a hug or to visit their friends. Read more


Brooke Hall juggling running business, household during pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the lives of every Frankfort resident, and is shining a spotlight on the things we consider most impo… Read more

Franklin County unemployment rate fell in February

Franklin County was one of 48 counties that saw unemployment rates decrease in February from the month prior. Read more


Ask the Mayoral Candidates: Has the coronavirus pandemic revealed any gaps, needs or problems in Frankfort that you would address as an elected official?

In the weeks leading up to the June 23 primary election, The State Journal will be asking a weekly question to each Frankfort city commissi… Read more


Grandson of Calipari's college coach joins Wildcats as a walk-on

LEXINGTON — Kentucky added a walk-on to its roster Thursday. Read more

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Tony H. Gowin

Tony H. Gowin, 80, Lexington, died Monday, March 30, 2020, at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. A native of Springfield, he was… Read more


Nancy Lynn Hindman Carey

Nancy Lynn Hindman Carey, age 68, of Lawrenceburg, formerly of Springfield, died at 2:26 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at her residence. Read more

George Clark Shelburne Jr.

VERSAILLES — A celebration of life for George Clark Shelburne Jr., 85, will be held after the current national emergency has passed. A priv… Read more

Colleen McMurray

Colleen Mae (nee Moore) Riddell Richardson Husband McMurray, 87, of Frankfort, Kentucky, passed away at Bradford Square Nursing Home, Frida… Read more

Rose Polsgrove

Rose Robards Polsgrove, 78, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Read more


Kelly G. Hoskins

LAWRENCEBURG — Services are pending for Kelly G. Hoskins, 60, of Lawrenceburg. He died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 21, at Baptist Healt… Read more

Wm Gary Ping

No services for Wm Gary Ping, 71, husband of Lisa Lunceford, are planned. Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road, is in charge of arrangement… Read more

Charlotte Richardson

LAWRENCEBURG — Private services for Charlotte Gail (Haeberlin) Richardson, 45, wife of William Richardson, are being held at Ritchie & … Read more

Doris Frances Neal Moye

VERSAILLES — Services for Doris Frances Neal Moye, 99, will be private at Clark Funeral Home with burial in Versailles Cemetery. Online con… Read more

Evelyn Mitchell

LAWRENCEBURG — No services for Evelyn Dodd Crafton Mitchell, 91, will be held. Cremation was chosen. Mitchell died Sunday.   Read more




Police, fire blotter (April 1)

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



FCHS French student Amelia Peavler is WesBanco Student of the Week

Franklin County’s Amelia Peavler excels at French, but that’s just one of her many interests. Read more


FCS, FIS will serve meals on spring break

Franklin County Schools has made a few tweaks to its emergency feeding program, which will continue while students are on Spring Break next… Read more




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

Editor's note: This story was updated at 10 a.m. on April 2 to add that Hoggy's Ice Cream will be open Friday and Saturday for curbside ser… Read more


McKenzie Fox: Pre-order, drive-thru only market coming Saturday

In an effort to keep our vendors and customers happy and healthy, we will be doing a pre-order/drive-thru only market this weekend at our r… Read more


Scott Bowman: The lentiest Lent I’ve ever lented

We pray that you all are doing well, we are praying for you in the midst of this crazy time of life. The title of this article is taken fro… Read more

Faith Victory Church broadcasting live online teachings

Faith Victory Church is broadcasting special live online teachings with Pastor Philip D. Derber every night (Monday-Sunday) at 7 p.m., and … Read more


Happy Birthday Elizabeth 'Betty' Mitchell

Elizabeth "Betty" Mitchell reaches her milestone 89th birthday on Friday. April 3. Read more


String solo

While walking through Frankfort Cemetery last week State Journal reader Mark Strickland, of Frankfort, captured this shot of a man playing … Read more

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Upcoming Events

Restorative Yoga

All ages & skill levels welcome! Restorative yoga uses props to support the body and focus on t… Read more

Lexington Chamber Chorale - Sing Community, International Collaboration

With guest Anders Åstrand, percussionist and composer, Stockholm, Sweden Read more

Expedition Frankfort: Run | Bike | Paddle 2020

The Explore Kentucky Initiative is back with the second edition of the Expedition Frankfort: Run | … Read more


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