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When Frankfort City Commissioner Katrisha Waldridge, during a debate over bicycle trails last month, publicly ridiculed Mayor Bill May as an alleged flip-flopper, observers were too stunned to realize what they’d just witnessed: the unofficial start of the 2020 mayoral race.

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Freshly pinned Frankfort Police Chief Chuck Adams isn’t likely to be the loudest person in the room. In fact, he has more of a quiet demeanor along with the uncanny ability to lead by example.

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Just a few weeks into summer break and already the “I’m boreds” have been flung in family rooms around Frankfort. Fortunately, there’s no need to fork over big bucks to entertain the kids this summer. There are several free local child-friendly options for families with kids of all ages.

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It is often said to really know someone you must walk a mile in his or her shoes. This is especially true of Franklin County’s annual Relay for Life, which is slated from 5-10 p.m. Saturday at Kentucky State University.

The Frankfort City Commission missed an opportunity Monday night to blend historic preservation with modern-day fun and recreation — a balancing act community leaders best get good at if Frankfort is to remain an economically viable community that attracts young families.

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“She is 18 years old and she’s scared. She’s getting on a plane today at 1 p.m. on her way to Washington D.C. to have an abortion … unless she can find a willing family to adopt her baby. If someone will take it, she will have it.”  

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George Washington. Thomas Jefferson. Henry Clay. These great Americans grew hemp in the United States long before it became illegal over much of the 20th century.

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The epidemic of illegal drug abuse is one of the most difficult challenges facing our communities. Our region’s harrowing experience with opioids has been well documented and remains an ongoing struggle for those who are addicted and their families. Increasingly, the scourge of methamphetami…

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While some may argue that access to computer tablets at the Franklin County Regional Jail is a privilege inmates shouldn’t be granted, we believe the benefits of the program, which launched in early May, outweigh the cons.

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Adolescent and teen use of e-cigarettes or vaping products has doubled or nearly doubled in Kentucky in the last two years, according to the 2018 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention Survey. About 1 in 4 10th and 12th graders and 1 in 7 eighth graders in the commonwealth vaped in 2018. This Ke…

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Lost amid budgetary discussions, dollar figures and rebate chatter at Tuesday’s Frankfort Plant Board meeting was a $15,000 line item that is important in its own right. Board members agreed to set aside the funds to build water bottle filling stations in all Franklin County schools.

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Much like a melting, sticky Bomb Pop from the local ice cream truck or chasing blinking fireflies at dusk, the Downtown Frankfort Summer Concert Series on the Old Capitol lawn is a rite of summer in Frankfort.

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Another of Kentucky’s off-year primary elections, complete with poor – if somewhat better than expected — turnout and the completely unnecessary and wasteful spending of millions of taxpayer dollars, has come and gone.

Ready for an out-of-this-world experience this summer? Visit one of the community’s most valuable and underutilized resources — the Paul Sawyier Public Library, which is currently registering readers of all ages (including adults) for its summer reading program “A Universe of Stories.”

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