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Two new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Franklin County; mayor shares update on supplies and more

Franklin County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases grew by two on Friday. Read more

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Parade at Dominion gives residents a chance to visit with families

After not seeing her family for three or four weeks, Phyllis Fried had one reaction when she first caught a glimpse of them Friday. Read more


FOCUS: Fiscal court decision on Duncan Road rezoning delayed due to COVID-19; opposition requests evidentiary hearing

The groups opposing the controversial rezoning of Duncan Road land from agricultural to industrial have asked the Franklin County Fiscal Co… Read more


Jail hosts prisoner art contest during COVID-19 pandemic

At a time when many people are feeling isolated, it may be stronger for those in jail. Read more


PSPL to remain closed until at least May 3

Paul Sawyier Public Library will remain closed through May 3. Read more


Boat catches fire near Big Eddy

County and city firefighters rescued a boater Friday afternoon when his boat caught fire near Big Eddy. Franklin County Fire Chief Kevin Hu… Read more


Castle & Key devoted to producing hand sanitizer

Castle & Key Distillery is producing and distributing free hand sanitizer to first responders, health departments, hospital systems, co… Read more


Humane society closed to public but accepting donations

The Franklin County Humane Society has implemented additional measures to help curtail the spread of COVID-19. Read more


New Preakness date uncertain but infield party canceled

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Preakness is looking for a new date this year and has decided to cancel the infield party that is a staple of the Trip… Read more


Golf continues amid changes at two Frankfort courses

All reports say the weather will be beautiful this weekend, and that may have people heading out to play golf. Read more



Steve Stewart: Readers' support more vital than ever

The generosity of our readers in recent days has lifted and inspired us in as challenging a business climate as The State Journal has ever … Read more


CARTOON: Sanitation, custodial workers are heroes too

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Dennis Schraub

LAWRENCEBURG — No services for Dennis Schraub, 73, husband of Vicki (Sherwood) Schraub, are scheduled. Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home is … Read more

Frances Smith Vinson

SHELBYVILLE — Services for Frances Smith Vinson, 96, widow of John Curtis Vinson, will be private. Burial will be at Beech Ridge Cemetery. … Read more

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




Police, fire blotter (April 2)

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



Peaks Mill teachers, staff participate in Patriot Parade

Teachers and staff from Peaks Mill Elementary School participated Friday afternoon in the Patriot Parade — honking and waving their way thr… Read more



Fox Run Utilities bought by Missouri-based company

The Kentucky Public Service Commission approved the sale of eight small sewer systems, including one in Franklin County, to a Missouri-base… Read more




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

Editor's note: This story was updated at 9 p.m. on April 3 to add that Gibby's is offering family meals for delivery or pick-up. Read more


Cove Spring Park's Blackberry Meadow a 'magical place'

Our lifestyle these past weeks has become a continuing, but necessary challenge, to stop the spread of COVID-19. Gov. Andy Beshear’s Team K… Read more


Plantin’ by the Signs…and other things: It’s time to get started on your spring garden

Breaking down the week Read more

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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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