Time flies, the old saying goes. Last week was pushing a load of Senate bills on to the House. We must work quickly, given the few number of days left, to comb through all the House bills that are coming in and get them through hearings this week.
My friend Al Cross this week declared Kentucky “news organizations” to be “less willing or able” to defend government transparency laws.
Though there has been more attention paid this week to the rising Kentucky River running beneath it, the Broadway Bridge — more pointedly, the decision on whether to rehabilitate it, replace it or let the state remove it — has been a hot button topic in the capital city lately.
This past year brought uncertainty and change for every American as families and communities grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, many experienced tragedy and loss. For me and my family, our world forever changed on June 16, 2020, when I tragically lost my beloved wife, Carol,…
If you are like some people I know, you probably are not a big fan of Frankfort Regional Medical Center. That’s OK. Neither was I.
Much of the essential infrastructure we rely on every day to keep our homes, businesses and communities running is largely out of sight. Unless there is a major interruption to service, we often take for granted simple things like clean water coming out of our sinks.
Good for Franklin County Sheriff Chris Quire for conducting an investigation of one of his deputies. What we all want is to have well-trained, diverse and ethical law enforcement that protects all in our community equally.
In one of the best known speeches in American history, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, President Abraham Lincoln said "that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that gov…
With new City Commissioner Kyle Thompson’s questions and Steve Stewart’s writing questioning our community’s support of business, the Capital Plaza’s redevelopment is back where it should be as our top priority.
Kentucky’s craft beer industry has enjoyed tremendous success in recent years thanks to the hard work of brewers, distributors and retailers who have contributed to putting that perfectly poured frosty beverage in your glass.
Thoughts and prayers go out to our friends in Eastern Kentucky and elsewhere who have been without power for a week and counting.
Each year, we branch out from our normal community news coverage to tackle a larger undertaking — weaving together the stories of the people, businesses and organizations that comprise the fabric of our everyday lives in Franklin County.
The last year has brought much-needed new attention to issues of racism across the country and in Kentucky, spurred in large part by the killings of Breonna Taylor and other Black Americans.
Thank you, Sheriff Chris Quire. Thank you for listening to the people and making the necessary adjustments to protect our physical and emotional well-being. Thank you for being willing to initiate an investigation into the allegations of racial discrimination involving one of your deputies, …
From the rugged outdoors to the hardwood and the classroom, if you haven’t been paying attention you may have missed the amazing feats three female high school seniors have accomplished in the past few weeks.
On Jan. 7, during his State of the Commonwealth address, Gov. Andy Beshear made an announcement that made small-businesses owners in Kentucky like us happy and relieved.
St. Agnes Catholic School in Louisville holds the distinction of being a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School four times. No other school in our commonwealth has achieved this prestigious honor of education excellence.
I did not expect much would result from the investigation of the Franklin County sheriff’s deputy conducted by a retired FBI agent. It was, after all, another example of law enforcement investigating their own.
Editor's note: This is the second in a series of columns written by 1st District Magistrate Sherry Sebastian on conversation starters for progress in Franklin County.