Editor’s note: Volunteers are needed for food delivery Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Must have own vehicle. Call 502-223-5794. The Capital City Activity Center is located at 202 Medical Heights Drive.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
In four days, the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate filed, heard, debated and ultimately passed HB1. While this bill is supposed to solve the mess created by both chambers at the end of the regular legislative session, it violates the law and manages to exacerbate KRS’ funding issues.
I am writing in response to Paula Moore’s guest column ("Community leaders, Humane Society must commit to new shelter," July 18).
The recent special legislative session resulting in temporary relief from soaring pension payments faced by regional universities, local health departments, rape crisis centers and other groups known as quasi-government agencies gave Republican Gov. Matt Bevin a political victory in this yea…
In the recent editorial ("(Stephen) Mason brings statesmanship to a feud that needs to end”, July 19), The State Journal opined that the Frankfort Plant Board "acted in good faith in identifying the most cost-effective option for ratepayers" while "Tanglewood residents (TNAi) have legitimate…
Like Paula Moore ("Community, Humane Society must commit to new shelter," Thursday, July 18) and countless others who have posted on The State Journal website and on social media, I have followed the commentary being expressed about the proposed plan for a new Humane Society shelter. I am mo…
At the city commission meeting Monday evening, the commissioners agreed to lease land for a new animal shelter. Thank you for that. But they continue to kick the can down the road for funding the actual construction of the animal shelter.
In May, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded the City of Frankfort a $25,000 Our Town grant to support the creation of an Arts Master Plan for Frankfort.
If you have noticed friends looking quite a bit older in your social media news feeds lately, don’t fret. You haven’t traveled to the future. FaceApp is just the latest fad phone application that allows users a glimpse of what they may look like as they age.
As legislators head to Frankfort for a special session Friday, it’s important to be clear about the relative merits of proposals to provide relief from spiking pension costs to quasi-governmental organizations and to address challenges going forward.
I have read with much interest the articles in this newspaper and the social media posts regarding the construction of a new animal shelter being proposed by the Franklin County Humane Society (FCHS). I would like to add my thoughts and suggestions to both sides in, hopefully, a constructive…
Kentucky employers have a growing front-line awareness of the devastating impact the opioid epidemic is having on our state.
Public health is the nexus of science and politics. Unfortunately, the two frequently do not mix well. A recent example involving childhood immunizations prompts real concern for the erosion of science in the name of politics.
A popular narrative around the Frankfort Plant Board’s Tanglewood water tank controversy puts the blame for expensive and time-consuming litigation on the so-called “Roach commission” — a reference to the city commission’s 2018 vote to side with Tanglewood residents in the squabble.
With so many fresh, local foods to choose from right now, the Franklin County Farmers Market is all about the chef demonstrations. Next Saturday, we’ll have Angela Caporelli, of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, cooking with Dan Moreland Farm’s freshwater prawns and fresh summer veggie…
Oftentimes we are so immersed in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives that it takes something monumental to make us stop and count our blessings. A pair of local tragedies in the past nine days has certainly given me a new appreciation for the fragility of life.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit recently put its stamp of approval on Kentucky’s legislative ethics law, sending a clear signal for strong public ethics laws across the nation.
Criminal cases in Franklin County Circuit Court – indictments, pleas and sentences – fill the better part of a full page in this newspaper every week, despite Frankfort’s being a mostly tranquil place with little violent crime.
With Gov. Matt Bevin expected to call a special legislative session soon to pass his public pension plan, we are reminded of Henry Ford, who famously said his customers could have cars painted “any color, so long as it’s black.”
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.
The Frankfort City Commission meeting on May 20 and the June 10 work session really defined the generational chasm we have in Frankfort.
Community sentiment for a successor to South Frankfort institution Pic-Pac is admirable, but a successful downtown grocery store will require more than warm and fuzzy words by city commissioners and Facebook posts of good intentions by residents.
With the city’s mural guidelines now in place, it’s a good time to share news about some exciting additions to Frankfort’s cultural landscape through a new initiative called Arts Downtown. Using funds raised locally, this program will bring five sculptures and three murals to our community t…
I write in response to the June 19 editorial “FPB pay hikes should be in line with COLA,” which stated: "Each year the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes Cost Of Living Adjustments (COLA) to the supplemental income of retirees, veterans and disabled Americans — many of whom are FPB r…
I am writing in response to people asking me what kind of feedback I've received from my article in The State Journal ("Focus on the present, not past," June 11).
I am in the process of appointing a working group to assist with recruitment and retention of women and minorities in city government positions.