Each time it passes new legislation, Kentucky’s General Assembly has an opportunity to address barriers faced by Kentuckians of color and promote policies that allow all of us to thrive, or it can take steps that exacerbate disparities.
Though it is the state’s official motto — embroidered on the flag and written on the great seal of Kentucky — the words “united we stand, divided we fall” may have fallen on deaf ears for the estimated 3.4% of Kentuckians who are LGBTQ.
Both projects at the heart of this legislative edition of Liberty Boosters and Busters offer reminders of the costly, if unintended, consequences of government involvement in undertakings better left to the private sector.
In an age where everything from meals to furniture can be ordered and delivered to our doors by touching a few buttons on a cellphone and without ever leaving the comfort of the couch, Tuesday’s announcement that two Frankfort locations of national chains will be going out of business may no…
As we approach the midpoint of the Kentucky General Assembly's 2020 Regular Session, legislators continue engaging with stakeholders, organizations and constituents who are making their way to Frankfort.
On Monday, WalletHub, an economic and finance website, compared the 50 seats of state government in the United States and found that despite sharing some of the same characteristics, not all state capitals are equal. For instance, 17 capitals are the largest cities in their states, but that …
As we see the cost of groceries, insurance and other household expenses continue to go up each year, many families struggle to offset these additional costs.
The Frankfort-Franklin County Planning Commission likely made the right call in recommending rezoning of farmland near Interstate 64 for industrial use, but the process revealed major flaws — and, thus, opportunities for improvement — in the way this community plans and governs land use.
Most stores go above and beyond to roll out the red carpet for their customers. Apparently that isn’t so at Walmart — which is guarded as if Fort Knox gold is inside, not rollback prices on supersized Arm & Hammer OxiClean fresh scent liquid laundry detergent and 48-count packages of Ene…
Who are the faces and what are the places that make Frankfort and Franklin County special? Most likely, we all have different answers.
No one asks to be a crime victim. For many, the experience is the worst situation they will ever face. And for some, it is also their last.
In 2017, the City of Frankfort applied for and, in 2018, was awarded a U.S. Department of Transportation grant from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
In an effort to raise much-needed funding and help Kentuckians breathe easier, a House committee cleared a measure that would add an excise tax to vaping products
After giving Lexington-based Roeding Insurance a 90-day trial run in order to compare its service and rates to that of longtime insurer Chenault and Hoge, the Frankfort City Commission voted 4-1 Monday night to take its business back to St. Clair Street.
Throughout more than six decades of working with people — first as a pastor and now as a counselor — I have never grown tired of hearing people’s stories and walking with them as they map out the course of their lives.
When you think about females who were pioneers in their respective fields, the names Rosa Parks, Betsy Ross and Clara Barton come to mind. However, when the Capitol receives its first life-size statue of a woman this summer, it will be a 7-foot bronze sculpture of Nettie Depp.
In my last article I discussed some of the attributes I would love to see in a new "dream" YMCA, but I neglected one very important population in our community, our senior members.
To those who oppose legalized sports betting in Kentucky on moral grounds, we say with utmost respect: That horse left the barn more than a century ago.
A change agent who can walk a tightrope over hot coals of competing interests has a big opportunity in this year’s city elections.
At the start of a new decade, Frankfort is poised to make transformational changes. People can sense the possibilities, and suggestions from the public are flooding city government.
With current restrictions in place that prevent certain items such as paper from being recycled, the city’s solid waste department is reminding residents what can and cannot be placed in recycling bins.
Regardless of which Kentucky college hoops team you cheer for, Friday is National Wear Red Day to bring awareness to American Heart Month and the leading cause of death around the globe — cardiovascular disease.
Manufacturers and retailers who sell Juul and other brands of e-cigarettes, or “vapes,” wonder why health advocates won’t just leave them alone. We have at least three reasons: Kids, kids and kids.
Frankfort residents got a sneak peek of which projects the city commission is looking to shell out money for in the near future at Monday’s long-term planning meeting. Though no official vote was taken city leaders listed a new YMCA and animal shelter among their top priorities and directed …
It was a somewhat cool January, but things are beginning to heat up in Frankfort. The Kentucky General Assembly resumed its duties as members wrapped up week four of the 2020 Regular Session, bringing the first month of the new year to a close.
With the May 19 primary election 105 days away, Frankfort voters must decide among 12 candidates vying for city commission seats and five in the running for mayor.
Hoping to score an interview with a city bus driver for a story I was working on, I forfeited the warmth, privacy and comfort of my vehicle to wait in a Frankfort Transit shelter outside Chick-Fil-A on Thursday afternoon. But it wasn’t until two or three stops into the ride that I realized h…
Approximately 1 in 3 U.S. women and 1 in 10 American men ages 18 and older experience domestic violence, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
Regarding (“Frankfort Plant Board votes to resubmit Tanglewood reservoir plans,” Jan. 22), there are a number of troubling issues about the proposed reservoir replacement that concern me.