Though Gov. Matt Bevin has refused to concede the gubernatorial general election to Democratic challenger Andy Beshear and has requested a recanvass, fellow Republicans U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have faced the reality that the unpopular governor’s stint h…
Hope — that is one of many aspirations that the network of volunteers with the nonprofit organization Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Bluegrass wants to instill in the children it supports in the family court system.
To say Kelly Everman, executive director of Downtown Frankfort Inc., has left her stamp on the capital city would be an understatement. During her tenure, she has led the charge on numerous projects from legalizing Sunday alcohol sales and organizing events such as the Downtown Summer Concer…
It’s been 100 years since the last Kentuckians who fought in World War I came home. Veterans Day — which is celebrated on Monday — gives us an opportunity to thank those who have served America in our military.
With one candidate claiming a few thousand-vote victory and the other unwilling to concede, Tuesday’s gubernatorial election night provided all the fireworks and theatrics we expected between two heavyweights.
The Bluegrass State is synonymous with horse racing, bourbon and Kentucky Fried Chicken. However, the time has come for Kentuckians to put down the drumstick and pass on the extra helping of mashed taters. Data released this week shows Kentuckians’ waistlines are expanding.
For just the third time ever, Franklin County High School’s football team completed an undefeated regular season on Friday. The 10-0 Flyers will take their unbeaten record into this week’s first round of the playoffs against Waggener, and we encourage the community to come out and support th…
Depending on how you look at it, 51-55% is either roughly half full or half empty. It is also the voter turnout percentage that Franklin County Clerk Jeff Hancock expects for Tuesday’s gubernatorial election — about half of the county’s approximately 37,000 registered voters.
The good news is that a record number of Kentucky college and university students are receiving undergraduate degrees. The bad news, according to state Council on Postsecondary Education President Aaron Thompson, is that a five-year trend of declining college enrollment continues.
The Franklin County Courthouse is home to a new plaque honoring 35 local men who gave their lives for our country in action during World War I.
Author Wendell Berry received the first Kentucky Humanities Carl West Literary Award Thursday evening at the Kentucky Book Festival Preview Party at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, and we can’t think of anyone more deserving of the honor named after the book fair founder and longtime State …
Richard Rosen, who deserves much commendation and gratitude for his support of nonprofit endeavors in Frankfort, does great harm to the causes he espouses when he mixes politics and philanthropy.
The National Glass Ceiling Commission defines glass ceiling as an “unseen, yet unbreachable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements.”
Stripped of its afternoon street fair complete with live music, bourbon-themed crafts and mixology demonstrations and food and drink for all ages, Downtown Frankfort Inc. hosted a scaled-down — or as one organizer called it, “a more intimate” — Bourbonanza for the fourth annual event last weekend.
Writer Thomas Wolfe penned the novel "You Can’t Go Home Again." However, on Sunday Frankfort native and film and theater great George C. Wolfe proved it can be done, triumphantly returning to his hometown to be honored for his accomplishments.
Oh, deer. State transportation cabinet officials are warning drivers to be on the lookout for the animals along Kentucky roadways as both the fall mating season and deer-vehicle collision season have officially commenced.
Numerous area high school fans that traveled to Frankfort for the 11th Region Boys Soccer Tournament at Sower Field at Capitol View Park were less than impressed with the complex’s field conditions, bleachers and restroom facility and many took to social media to voice their displeasure.
If he were here, Mr. Fred Rogers would probably belt out, “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine?”
There are no ifs, ands or butts about it: Hilltoppers looking to make a 2021 New Year’s resolution may want to give up nicotine products.
Frankfort has a lot to be proud of after hosting another successful Capital Pride Kentucky Festival Saturday on the Old Capitol lawn. In its third year, the family-friendly event, in support of the local LGBTQ+ community, drew more than 1,000 folks downtown.
There is no need to adjust your television set when you start seeing an abundance of pink on the screen over the next three weeks. Everyone from cancer survivors to football players sport the color in October to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer research.
Leave it to a couple of unlikely pals — former President George W. Bush and entertainer Ellen DeGeneres — to show our divided society a better way.
Successful communities have many important ingredients, but perhaps none is more essential than good public schools.
Kentucky could be the next state to enact a law that would prohibit using a cellphone or other personal communication devices in any way while driving.
Since July 24, six people — four in the past 30 days alone — and a dog have been killed and four others wounded by gun violence in Franklin County. To put that number in perspective, in 2018 there were three homicides for the whole year.
In the 1980s, bullying involved never-ending name-calling, passing mean notes and the occasional de-pantsing of a boy in front of the girls. But back then the public humiliation pretty much ended with the school day, as there was no longer a receptive audience.
No knock on the excellent staff and management at the Frankfort Plant Board, but the current absence of board governance at the municipal utility must be addressed.
Though the temperature may say otherwise and the leaves have yet to turn their autumn hues, it is technically fall in the Bluegrass State. It is also the official start of the flu season and state health officials are urging Kentuckians to get vaccinated.
Hoping to put out the latest fire in the recent crackdown on a largely unregulated industry, the country’s largest e-cigarette manufacturer said Wednesday it will stop advertising its devices in the U.S. — including in The State Journal — and replace its chief executive.
Tuesday marked more than just six weeks until the November General Election. It was also National Voter Registration Day, which was created in 2012 as a massive effort to bring awareness to voter registration opportunities across the country.
Two seemingly hate-fueled but separate incidents in recent days have spotlighted a dark, ugly underbelly of our community. We are outraged that these events took place here in the capital city, yet we refuse to let them define who we are as a community.
Though good deeds happen every day in Frankfort, most don’t grace the front page like Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Saunier’s story did in the weekend edition (“Deputy goes above and beyond to help Frankfort family”).
Already in the shadow of a looming federal deadline to issue new driver’s licenses that are compliant with a nationwide travel law, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) admitted Wednesday that its pilot program to distribute Real IDs solely through circuit court clerk’s offices in Fran…
Sports journalist and broadcasting legend Howard Cosell once said, “Sports is human life in microcosm.” We agree. No matter what life serves up, we all have our share of fouls and sideouts.
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…
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…
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…
Touting her experience and expertise, Frankfort Plant Board Chair Anna Marie Pavlik Rosen took the extraordinary step this week of publicly asking the city commission to reappoint her and colleague Walt Baldwin for four-year terms on the municipal utility's board of directors.
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…
The first round of “a minor disagreement among friends” turned legal battle — the "friends" in this case being Gov. Matt Bevin and lame duck Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton — was won by Bevin. But the saga continues.
Forget Kentucky Derby dresses and fancy hats. If Churchill Downs receives state approval to add live winter racing events in 2020, track-goers will be bundled in down coats and beanie hats.
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…
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,…
Since the passage of Kentucky’s tobacco-free schools law, the number of school districts with tobacco-free policies has more than doubled, according to new data from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.