The outcome of Tuesday’s gubernatorial election and another delay in the state’s decision on the future of the former Frankfort Convention Center land raises the valid question of whether the matter would benefit from fresh eyes.
Amid much citizen disappointment over a seemingly paltry response to the state’s effort to put former Capital Plaza land on the tax rolls and revitalize downtown Frankfort, those who understand the economics of real estate development had the opposite reaction.
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.
If the divorce becomes official in coming days, it should come as no surprise. The political marriage of Mayor Bill May and Frankfort Plant Board Chair Anna Marie Pavlik Rosen was a bad match from the beginning, propped up the past two years only by the mayor’s rivalry with a former city com…
An observer of city and county politics who left the country a year ago, stayed off the internet and just returned to town might be shocked by what he sees.
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.
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.
When Frankfort City Commissioner Katrisha Waldridge, during a debate over bicycle trails last month, publicly ridiculed Mayor Bill May as an alleged flip-flopper, observers were too stunned to realize what they’d just witnessed: the unofficial start of the 2020 mayoral race.