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As a part of something much bigger than themselves, Frankfort-area students will join young people across the globe for a Climate Change Strike at midday Friday to protest business and government inaction on climate change and urge countries to commit to tougher climate targets and faster tr…

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Over the weekend we used this space to “critique” Frankfort’s latest painting project — the Louisville Road bridge over Lafayette Drive — with its eye-catching sky blue color and its cursive welcome message. And while we remain steadfast in our belief that the bridge, which looks as though i…

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Until it was milled and paved earlier this year, Lafayette Drive — a short, steep street that connects Louisville Road (U.S. 60) with Shelby Street and the state Capitol — was a bumpy, pothole-pocked mess and a source of constant frustration for motorists. Now, even though the road is a smoo…

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Downtown Frankfort Inc. is rolling out the welcome mat to potential business owners looking to locate to here. During its Wednesday meeting, Terri Bradshaw, president of the Kentucky Capital Development Corp., announced she is in the process of drafting recruitment letters to businesses — bo…

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Like opposite sides of the coin used in Thursday night’s 100th NFL season opener, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Attorney General Andy Beshear don’t see eye-to-eye on many issues. But when it comes to public education, the two gubernatorial candidates couldn’t be more d…

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Two shooting deaths in less than 48 hours would be big news in any metropolitan city, but for our small community, two homicides in two days is unprecedented. Although law enforcement officials state that the deaths were unrelated, they are linked by gun violence — which, for most residents,…

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With the primary election more than eight months away, banker Rodney Williams on Wednesday became the first to declare his candidacy in Frankfort's 2020 mayoral race. And while the former city commissioner’s early announcement may have come as a surprise to many, perhaps it shouldn’t have.

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Democratic gubernatorial challenger Andy Beshear is hoping to win the office by, among other ways, rolling the dice in support of expanded gaming — including legalizing casinos and sports wagering. With the issue likely to come up during next year’s General Assembly session, many believe tha…

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It is our hope that the Frankfort Plant Board’s decision this week to discontinue a social media and cable TV campaign advocating for a 7-million-gallon replacement for the nearly 140-year-old reservoir near Tanglewood leads to a final compromise in the debate over the future of water storag…

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Local football fans, friends and family were relieved, like we were, to learn that former Western Hills High School standout and current Nebraska Cornhusker Wan’Dale Robinson won’t be charged with possession of marijuana after receiving a citation from a community service officer who reporte…

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At least one city commissioner remained skeptical about converting East Main Street from Capital Avenue to Spaghetti Junction (the intersection of U.S. 60 and U.S. 460-Versailles Road) from its current four lanes to three following a presentation by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) off…

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Jake Banta’s appointment to take the reins at the Franklin County Regional Jail following the abrupt retirement announcement from Jailer Rick Rogers capped off a news-filled week at the county’s only corrections facility.

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The dawn of a new school year is the beginning of the next chapter — a fresh start as crisp and clean as the first page in a notebook. To coincide with students returning to the classroom this week, we at your hometown newspaper are rolling out our revamped weekly features lineup.

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Kentucky placed 10th best in the nation in a recent QuoteWizard study of the country’s best and worst driving states. However, when the research team took a closer look at the 50 largest cities in the Bluegrass State, Frankfort didn’t fare well.

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With downtown Frankfort on its way to creating an entertainment destination center (EDC), which would allow open alcoholic beverages within certain downtown parameters at specific times, two nearby communities are thirsting to follow suit.

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With hopes of keeping hoops and football games family friendly, University of Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart announced Thursday the school will not be expanding alcohol sales to general seating areas this year, even though a new Southeastern Conference policy allows it to do so.

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For nearly a week now something has been fishy with the water for dozens of customers in the Peaks Mill Water District, and officials are pinning the tail on the early July warehouse fire at Jim Beam that destroyed 45,000 barrels of bourbon and contaminated local waterways.

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It’s no secret that most Kentuckians associate Frankfort with the politicians who whirl in and out of here for 30 to 60 days each year. But those who call the capital city home know that buried beneath the cover of state government is a quaint, interesting town. And others are starting to ta…

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Perhaps no one knows the ins and outs of the capital city better than Downtown Frankfort Inc. Director Kelly Everman, which makes her the perfect choice to execute the master plan for the community's central business and cultural district.

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Kentucky smokers, regardless of whether they are puffing a traditional cigarette or the latest electronic version, would and should have to pay the same tax rate under legislation filed for the 2020 General Assembly by two state lawmakers on Tuesday. So would users of smokeless tobacco.

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With summer travel season in full swing and more motorists taking to the highways, Kentucky State Police and troopers in five nearby states are collaborating on education and enforcement of the Move Over Law next week.

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Nearly five months after its decision to name the Old Pinsly Trail the Bourbon Road Rail Trail, the city commission backpedaled last week to change its blunder — opting instead for the simple Thorobred Trail.

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It happened mere minutes after Rose Lavelle sliced and diced her way through the Netherlands’ defenders and sent a dazzling left kick into the net, cementing the United States’ victory in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday. The crowd of nearly 58,000 began chanting “equal pay,” a two-word…

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