It is our hope that the Frankfort Plant Board’s decision this week to discontinue a social media and cable TV campaign advocating for a 7-million-gallon replacement for the nearly 140-year-old reservoir near Tanglewood leads to a final compromise in the debate over the future of water storag…
When it comes to shopping the only thing worse than the crush at the grocery for staples before an anticipated snowstorm is back to school shopping.
In her op-ed ("Don't determine vote by false labeling, Aug. 14), Phyllis Sower assures us that President Donald Trump is not a racist. She must be right, because she says she has “not seen or heard any proof to support such a claim.” She must be right because one of our two major parties, th…
After weeks of sweaty practices in the steamy August heat, football season officially kickoffs this weekend, and we’ve got all the local high school and college teams covered in our 2019 Football Preview included in Friday’s edition.
With more than 1,500 plug-in electric vehicles on Kentucky roads, the Frankfort Plant Board is hoping to catch up with other nearby cities that offer charging stations and reward environmentally conscious motorists by building three such facilities in the capital city.
In 2016, the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued a scathing opinion to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in an open records dispute involving access to child fatality or near fatality records maintained by the Cabinet.
Semple Elementary first-grade teacher Christina Carter read a story to her class about a child who faced stressful events every day, making it hard to focus at school. After the story, she gave her students a prompt — if Ms. Carter only knew.
Local football fans, friends and family were relieved, like we were, to learn that former Western Hills High School standout and current Nebraska Cornhusker Wan’Dale Robinson won’t be charged with possession of marijuana after receiving a citation from a community service officer who reporte…
As the Tanglewood Neighborhood Association (TNAi) and its vice president, Glenn Goldstein, ("Tanglewood maligned," Aug. 7) continue to quibble over the height of the single 7-million-gallon reservoir and how it will negatively affect their property values, they seem oblivious to the potentia…
At least one city commissioner remained skeptical about converting East Main Street from Capital Avenue to Spaghetti Junction (the intersection of U.S. 60 and U.S. 460-Versailles Road) from its current four lanes to three following a presentation by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) off…
It’s not often that a company returns money to its customers when it realizes a savings. But because the Frankfort Plant Board is a public utility, it is not beholden to corporate shareholders. As a municipal utility, you and I — its customers — are its owners. And that’s why when you get yo…
In a ranking of the best 45 Kentucky cities for middle-class families released this week, 19 towns rated higher than Frankfort, which placed well down the list in 20th.
School safety has garnered much attention in recent years. The passage of Senate Bill 1, the “School Safety Bill,” in our state demonstrates the type of positive legislation that can occur when parties work together.
When it comes to buildings, the state is known for coming up with bland names that lack context and don’t exactly roll off the tongue. Recent local additions such as The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Office Building and The 300 Building immediately leap to mind.
In full disclosure for anyone who is reading this column and does not know who I am, I am the president of the Tanglewood Neighborhood Association (TNAi). I have held that position since August 2017. So, I have been front and center in the FPB’s reservoir project debate for nearly two years.
Jake Banta’s appointment to take the reins at the Franklin County Regional Jail following the abrupt retirement announcement from Jailer Rick Rogers capped off a news-filled week at the county’s only corrections facility.
A letter to the editor in The State Journal ("No gray area when it comes to racism and the president," Aug. 3-4) inspired the thoughts that follow. The author, while claiming not to be writing about politics, urged readers to vote Democratic for the sole reason, the author asserts, that the …
The dawn of a new school year is the beginning of the next chapter — a fresh start as crisp and clean as the first page in a notebook. To coincide with students returning to the classroom this week, we at your hometown newspaper are rolling out our revamped weekly features lineup.
Franklin County Schools will open for the school year Wednesday, and motorists should be on the lookout for the flashing red lights and extended stop signs on school buses and for children burdened with overloaded backpacks near the road.
Not sure how this poorly reasoned open records decision slipped passed the attorney general’s crack management review team, but I’ve rarely seen a more legally unsupportable resolution of an open records dispute.
Kentucky placed 10th best in the nation in a recent QuoteWizard study of the country’s best and worst driving states. However, when the research team took a closer look at the 50 largest cities in the Bluegrass State, Frankfort didn’t fare well.
With two pieces of prime property officially on the market, Frankfort — with a positive push by the state — is inching closer to getting the public real estate into private hands and back on the city and county tax rolls, which, according to Finance and Administration Secretary William Landr…
I am a chemical engineer and worked as a project engineer for 3M Co. designing chemical manufacturing plants. This included designing storage tanks. Our city is now stuck in a controversy about a water storage tank, the Tanglewood reservoir.
With downtown Frankfort on its way to creating an entertainment destination center (EDC), which would allow open alcoholic beverages within certain downtown parameters at specific times, two nearby communities are thirsting to follow suit.
I ask the people of Frankfort to show our solidarity with the young people of Hong Kong. These brave people are fighting to change a corrupted government.
For some time now a few citizens of Frankfort have joined the Frankfort Plant Board in maligning residents of Tanglewood, where I live, over the reservoir controversy.