Despite the difficulties brought on by COVID-19 over these past 14 months, I was happy to join my fellow Kentuckians in witnessing the Kentucky Derby once again showcasing an excitement only our commonwealth can offer.
This column started innocently enough. I was listening to a segment on “The Anna and Raven Show” — a radio program on Frankfort’s newest station, Pop Radio 93.5 FM — called “That’s All I Need to Know About You” and decided to borrow the idea.
Sometimes in life we all need a do-over. And that’s exactly what the Franklin County Board of Education agreed to give 223 students enrolled this year who showed interest in using 2021-22 as a supplemental school year.
Kids Days are returning and will be the second Saturday of each month to the Franklin County Farmers Market. We will be handing out $2 in kids tokens for each child to spend at the market. There will be a planting activity to go along with our farm to plate curriculum, as well as coloring sh…
Access to reliable, high-speed internet service is now a critical part of everyday life, not only for our families and businesses here in Franklin County but for all Kentuckians across our great commonwealth. We work, learn, conduct business, worship and even receive health care services online.
In response to our study of the benefits a local 20 megawatt (MW) solar project could offer the Frankfort community, the FPB commissioned a report from the consultant Burns & McDonnell (B&M). We appreciate the concerns expressed by the FPB directors. While we are preparing a detailed…
The headline screamed from the top of the front page in the April 23-25 weekend edition, “Farmer attorney confident in case.” It is clear from reading the article that Farmer and his attorneys misunderstand what public defenders do, their duties or their ethics.
I am writing to shed light on the misguided claims made against me by Joe Graviss and Grayson Vandegrift (“Guest columnists: GOP legislators shutting public out and public schools down,” April 23-25).
From driving their tractors to school to planting student-grown flowers and plants on St. Clair Street in downtown Frankfort, high school students in the Franklin County and Western Hills FFA programs were out in force Friday to raise awareness of the importance of agriculture in our community.
When it comes to Appalachian coal, it might be appropriate to borrow from that often-misquoted phrase from Mark Twain: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
As the COVID crisis has been a disaster in many different ways, and now that it seems finally to winding down, it is a good time to think about what Kentucky did right and what it did wrong so that we can avoid similar mistakes in the future.
A Frankfort Plant Board consultant’s thorough dismantling of a plan for local governments and schools to buy their electricity from a new solar farm might seem to be the last word on the project.
Hoping to reach pockets of the population that have yet to be inoculated against the coronavirus, the Franklin County Health Department announced this week that it is teaming up with community partners to offer four walk-up vaccination clinics next month.
A little more than a year ago, none of us could have imagined anything like COVID-19. We went from gathering with family and friends anytime in our homes or at restaurants and working in traditional environments surrounded by co-workers to a complete shutdown overnight.
The investigative report prepared by Calcaterra Pollack under a $1.2 million contract with the Kentucky Public Pension Authority (KPPA) will remain a well-guarded secret for now.
The ongoing debate over whether to allow backyard chickens in the City of Frankfort is the cluck of the town, with advocates and opponents divided on the issue. We don't have a strong opinion either way.
With Kentucky’s 2021 General Assembly now behind us, and with issues of police violence against Black Americans remaining in the national spotlight, it’s a good time to recognize the progress in this legislative session’s criminal justice reforms while being honest about the many changes tha…
It’s not every day that college students get an opportunity to wear history, but that is just what Kentucky State University baseball players were planning to do Wednesday until Mother Nature intervened with a rare late April measurable snowfall.
The use of the legal mechanism of a depressed and suppressed minimum wage is no more than "economic waterboarding." Continued use of a mandated minimum wage, not raised for the last 12 years, is part of the rationalization used to maintain obscenely low income, wealth inequality and a financ…
When the pandemic brought everything to a screeching halt, it brought with it a sudden loss of stability and control, isolation and helplessness. The world as we knew it was no longer the one we lived in. Over the past year, we have had to figure what it means to live our lives now. People b…
We want you to imagine being one of the thousands of unsung heroes working in state government in Kentucky. Imagine if you were to see or experience something illegal within the Kentucky legislature and believe it needs to be addressed.
At last week’s Kiwanis Club of Frankfort virtual meeting, a Kentucky mother shared the touching story of the 18-month wait she and her family endured while her young son, Jacob, who was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, was on the list for a lifesaving heart transplant. Sarah Gilber…
While some of Kentucky’s largest electric utilities are attempting to restrict access to rooftop solar, Frankfort has an opportunity to develop an innovative solar project that could cut electricity costs in half for city and county governments and local public schools, saving these agencies…