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.
If he were here, Mr. Fred Rogers would probably belt out, “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine?”
On behalf of Yes Arts, the Franklin County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (ASAP) and the Franklin County Health Department (FCHD), we would like to thank the community for its extraordinary support and engagement during the recent substance abuse prevention summit. More than 300 people at…
The Capital Pride Kentucky Festival, a celebration of love and diversity, has now been held here in Frankfort for three years. I've attended all of them and taken numerous photos to post on Facebook.
There are no ifs, ands or butts about it: Hilltoppers looking to make a 2021 New Year’s resolution may want to give up nicotine products.
The City Commission performed an elective frontal lobotomy on Frankfort Plant Board’s Board of Directors Sept. 23 ("May delays FPB appointments until October meeting," Sept. 24), when it failed to reappoint Chair Anna Marie Pavlik Rosen and Vice Chair Walt Baldwin. Like the comatose patient …
Frankfort has a lot to be proud of after hosting another successful Capital Pride Kentucky Festival Saturday on the Old Capitol lawn. In its third year, the family-friendly event, in support of the local LGBTQ+ community, drew more than 1,000 folks downtown.
After spending a handful of days visiting my folks in the Maryland mountains over fall break, I was overjoyed when we returned home to Central Kentucky with its friendly faces and hospitality. You see, there are certain Southern mannerisms that are frowned upon in northern states.
There is no need to adjust your television set when you start seeing an abundance of pink on the screen over the next three weeks. Everyone from cancer survivors to football players sport the color in October to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research.
Leave it to a couple of unlikely pals — former President George W. Bush and entertainer Ellen DeGeneres — to show our divided society a better way.
Earlier this year Kentucky’s legislature approved changes to Kentucky’s net metering law, undermining access to solar power for many Kentuckians.
Over the past year I have submitted several guest columns to The State Journal, which the newspaper has kindly printed. I take no pleasure in writing these columns, because they usually bemoan what I perceive as misdeeds by our city government.
Successful communities have many important ingredients, but perhaps none is more essential than good public schools.
I have two words of political advice for Frankfort City Commission newcomer Katrisha Waldridge, whom I personally like and voted for and think of as being a good person: "Chill out."
Signs of change are everywhere in Frankfort: road construction, building renovation and new traffic patterns. Growth signals change, and change can be uncomfortable, especially as Frankfort is moving into previously uncharted areas of growth in our downtown.
Kentucky could be the next state to enact a law that would prohibit using a cellphone or other personal communication devices in any way while driving.
I am very fortunate in that one of my great passions in life, acting, is my job. I was drawn to the theater as a kid and spent years on stage before launching a film career that continues today.
Editor’s note: This column was updated at 11:15 a.m. Sunday to reflect that Jeff Abrams retired as police chief rather than resigned.
Since July 24, six people — four in the past 30 days alone — and a dog have been killed and four others wounded by gun violence in Franklin County. To put that number in perspective, in 2018 there were three homicides for the whole year.
Recently I went to a presentation on community solar energy by a speaker from North Carolina State University who has received funds for consulting with co-ops and municipal electrical utilities in the Southeast. He had spoken with Frankfort Plant Board General Manager Gary Zheng earlier in …
In the 1980s, bullying involved never-ending name-calling, passing mean notes and the occasional de-pantsing of a boy in front of the girls. But back then the public humiliation pretty much ended with the school day, as there was no longer a receptive audience.
No knock on the excellent staff and management at the Frankfort Plant Board, but the current absence of board governance at the municipal utility must be addressed.
In what may be the single most important victory for open government in recent memory, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued an opinion Thursday in which it repudiated the Legislative Research Commission’s argument that it, and not the courts, are the final arbiter of access to records of the LR…
With her cheerful answers to questions I didn’t ask and her inability to shut up no matter how many times I repeat myself, there are moments when it feels as though we have a fourth kid in the house — Alexa (the Amazon Echo).