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In February, the Downtown Frankfort Inc. Board of Directors voted on a resolution in support of creating a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district to facilitate the development of Parcels B and C in downtown Frankfort. Now we are all consumed with the battle to contain COVID-19 and the health…

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It was toward the end of March, in the midst of businesses, schools and churches being shuttered, when Gov. Andy Beshear lighted the Governor’s Mansion green in honor of the Kentuckians who lost their battle with coronavirus. Since then, every evening that a COVID-19 patient in the state die…

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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 faced, or will again. My staff and I are deeply appreciative.

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We hope that the stalemate reached by the Franklin County Fiscal Court last week in regards to hiring an expert in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to guide local leaders through the murky waters of financing public infrastructure on Parcels B and C is indeed just the product of miscommunicatio…

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In the midst of COVID-19 chaos, it can be difficult to maintain a positive outlook. Reading about our city's and county’s decision to close certain public parks makes me empathize with the many Frankfort families who are currently trying to corral kids or get some reprieve from a certain spouse.

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I don’t think any of us could have imagined what has transpired over the last few weeks. The coronavirus has not only plagued the world as a public health pandemic, but it has very quickly devastated our economy and upended our normal business and daily routines.

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I’m a nonprofit attorney, and for the last four years, I’ve represented a lot of people who receive public benefits. But this year for the first time, I offered to help a close friend with her family’s application for food stamps (now called SNAP). 

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With the weather warming and cabin fever setting in for many folks, the decision to close city park facilities was a difficult but necessary one for Mayor Bill May and the Frankfort-Franklin Emergency Management team.

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Even with 13 years of stay-at-home mom experience under my belt, nothing could prepare me for working remotely with three kids and my husband at home. Let’s just say I have learned a lot about teenagers in the past few days. What I have found is that they are nothing like their toddler count…

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In case you missed it, the first positive Franklin County coronavirus patient and her husband performed an incredible service to our community by sharing their experience with our readers. Former State Journal editor and current owner of Staxx BBQ Dan Liebman caught up with the couple after …

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Though there are still a few details to finalize, a compromise between the city, the Frankfort Plant Board and neighbors in Tanglewood means construction will begin soon on a sorely needed replacement for the city’s 135-year-old water storage tanks.

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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still…

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According to the 2019 National Vital Statistics Reports, more than 14,000 firearm homicides were committed in the U.S. in 2017. While this number may seem small in a country that now has more than 320 million people, and it may explain why no politician has proposed an effective solution to …

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On the first floor of the Capitol, Gov. Andy Beshear has been holding daily press conferences urging the public to practice social distancing, avoid large crowds and practice good hygiene to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which has already claimed the lives of two Kentuckians. He has…

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Perhaps it is because we live in a flood-prone area and we know the importance of banding together in times of uncertainty. But Frankfort and Franklin County residents always seem to lend a hand and lift up one another, which is why we aren’t as surprised as we are pleased that both local sc…

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While the first Saturday in September doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, we are relieved that the Kentucky Derby will maintain its track record of 146 consecutive years without cancellation despite having to be postponed until Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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