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Following yet another motor vehicle accident on KY 151 (Graefenburg Road) last week, perhaps now is the time for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to review the posted speed limit on the thoroughfare that many motorists use to bypass U.S. 127.

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Just days after Franklin County High School head football coach and teacher Eddie James announced he was leaving the Flyers program and was introduced as the new coach at Class 5A Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, the coach had a change of heart.

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We’d be remiss to close the books on 2020 without extending heartfelt appreciation to you — our readers and advertisers — for your loyalty and support during a year that was as challenging to our business as any in more than a century of continuous publication.

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Virginia O’Hanlon, 8, wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the response was printed as an unsigned editorial on Sept. 21, 1897. Its message especially rings true as we close out 2020.

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At the beginning of the Class 4A football playoffs, if you would have asked anyone outside of Franklin County about the Flyers’ chance of playing in this year’s Class 4A state championship game, the answer would likely have been slim to none. However, the resilient Flyers (9-1) have methodic…

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Following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine late last week, the first shipment of the freezer-packed vials arrived in Louisville on Sunday and state health care workers and nursing home residents were among the first to receive it on Monday.

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This week’s announcement that Save a Lot on the west side will close its automatic doors for good next month came as a surprise to many grocery buyers and will further widen the South Frankfort food desert that was created with Pic-Pac’s closure 16 months ago.

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The incoming Frankfort City Commission will get to decide the best use for the former Pic-Pac building, which has sat vacant for more than a year, after outgoing city leaders voted unanimously to purchase the property during a special meeting Thursday. But we believe the decision to buy the …

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After twice being on the losing end of three games decided by a total of 11 points over the past two seasons, Franklin County’s 42-6 win at Central to claim the Class 4A District 4 title last Friday may have stunned many across the state, but it was no surprise to the Flyers or the Frankfort…

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Thanksgiving, like most every other holiday in 2020, will be different this year as health officials and elected leaders encourage local residents to avoid traveling and gathering with anyone outside your immediate household to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. And while we shouldn…

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Many will complain that Gov. Andy Beshear’s executive order placing new restrictions on in-person gatherings, restaurants, schools and event venues in the midst of the holiday season is unfair. But we firmly believe the governor is taking the steps necessary to slow an overwhelming increase …

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To say it has been a difficult week in Frankfort is an understatement. From anxiously waiting for days to receive the official results of the Nov. 3 general election to an unprecedented surge in local coronavirus cases and a fatal stabbing in broad daylight across from the police station dow…

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President Donald Trump may have lost his reelection bid for a second term in the White House, but he won in Franklin County by less than a percentage point — the slimmest margin in the state.

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On Oct. 22 Franklin County Schools Superintendent Mark Kopp made the determination to restart in-person instruction in the district’s 18 schools for the first time since March. However, after an escalation in local coronavirus cases last week, it was decided that the district’s students will…

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Over the years we have continually used this space to preach the importance of supporting our area’s small businesses. Yet on the cusp of this year’s holiday shopping season, which falls in the midst of a global health pandemic, patronizing locally owned shops and restaurants is more crucial…

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Though most of its members aren’t old enough to vote and won’t be for several years, a youth-led organization advocating for climate justice will let its opinions be known at a silent demonstration outside of the Franklin County Election Headquarters on Wednesday.

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Like many Americans, it seems Kentuckians have a preferred way to vote based on their political party affiliation. State Democrats are outpacing their GOP brethren in the number of absentee ballots cast, and Republicans are leading Dems in in-person early voting.

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Frankfort’s yards and intersections are crammed with campaign signs vying for voters’ eyes, ballots are being signed and sent in the mail and this week social-distanced folks started lining up for early in-person voting in the Franklin County Election Headquarters at the former Frankfort Pla…

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to do adapt. From wearing face masks in public and distance learning to ordering restaurant takeout and working remotely, in the past six months we’ve had to adjust our daily routines around the threat of the virus.

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Those who don’t think change is possible should take a trip downtown. After continual resurfacing every few years, traffic now flows in both directions on two-way West Main Street and the city is awash in color, compliments of numerous recently installed murals around town — something that s…

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It’s been 14 years since the Kentucky legislature gave the Transportation Cabinet special permission to speed up the issuance of “Unbridled Spirit” license plates to replace what many Kentuckians dubbed the “Mr. Smiley” or “Teletubbies” license plate — a design that depicted a smiling, risin…

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With a career spanning 2½ decades, Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Carmen Inman has been an integral part of the local business community. Late last month, she announced her mid-October retirement in a letter to chamber board Chair Paola Roe.

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Amid an outcry over mail delays and warnings of political inference in November’s general election, roughly two dozen local residents rallied in front of the Frankfort branch of the U.S. Postal Service on Saturday to show their support for the government agency.

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In this digital age when technology becomes obsolete faster than former Western Hills football standout and current University of Nebraska wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson can run the 40-yard dash, it’s not often that a decision made four years ago has a significant effect today. But that is …

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Monday evening’s “without cause” firing of City Manager Keith Parker in a 3-2 vote by elected leaders sent ripples through the community, raising the question of whether Frankfort can continue to function with a city manager form of government.

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It’s been eight years since Charlie Semones, a 6-year-old Early Learning Village kindergartner, died after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on Excel Court in the Silver Lake neighborhood. Charlie was not wearing a bike helmet at the time of the accident.

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Though hard to believe, it has been more than a year since Bryant’s Pic-Pac — a downtown grocery staple on West Second Street — shut its doors for good. In the time since, the store, which provided many Frankfort residents without transportation a walkable option for grocery needs, has sat v…

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As Frankfort navigates the most fragile economy in nearly a century, a lack of land to accommodate new manufacturing jobs is a crisis that must be addressed by elected leadership — especially the Franklin County Fiscal Court.

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