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UPDATE (11:30 a.m..): Frankfort police charge man in shooting deaths of man, dog  State-Journal.com

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated 5:30 a.m. with confirmation of a fatality, at 6:20 a.m. and at 10 a.m. with more details from police and at 8:30 a.m. with.



FOCUS: Classmates from WHHS, FCHS to come together to honor Casey Sparrow  State-Journal.com

When Franklin County and Western Hills played against each other in sports, Casey Sparrow supported both sides.



John E Lykins Sr. – The Lewis County Herald  The Lewis County Herald

John Edward Lykins Sr., son of Lavada Mae Lykins Stone and Kermit Lykins, left us to join his daughter, Jan Lewis Lykins and many family members on Friday, ...



Frankfort Independent Schools  State-Journal.com

Frankfort Independent Schools Superintendent Houston Barber addressed the Frankfort City Commission on Monday regarding a request for reimbursement for ...



Education takes spotlight with Beshear ad, Bevin response  State-Journal.com

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Public education grabbed the spotlight in Kentucky's race for governor on Monday as Democratic nominee Andy Beshear and ...



Seniors become alumni in Frankfort High School graduation  State-Journal.com

Frankfort High School seniors became alumni during the school's graduation ceremony Friday night.



Frankfort Independent Schools students go back to school  State-Journal.com

Frankfort Independent Schools students went back to school on Thursday, marking the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.



Kentucky high school teacher dies after crash on interstate, police say  Courier Journal

Adam Hyatt, a teacher at Franklin County High School in Frankfort, was killed Sunday after a crash on I-75 in Whitley County near Tennessee.



FHS releases names of first Athletics Hall of Fame class  State-Journal.com

Frankfort High has a long and storied athletics history, and that has been honored with the formation of the FHS Athletics Hall of Fame.



36 Blitz: Frankfort High School - ABC 36 News  WTVQ

FRANKFORT, KY (WTVQ) – Frankfort High School's season goals are always the same: Make it to Thanksgiving weekend of the state playoffs. However with star ...



State office building named after historic Frankfort African American school  State-Journal.com

The future home of about 1500 state workers now has a name.



Young students in club become 'Girls Who Code'  State-Journal.com

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Layla Lemghaili started computer coding as a third grader at Westridge Elementary. She was among a group of girls who joined the ...



Frankfort Independent Schools Board approves salary schedules for next fiscal year  State-Journal.com

The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education approved several staff groups' certified and classified salary schedules for the 2019-20 fiscal year.



Franklin County Schools  State-Journal.com

Pedro Hernandez, a 17-year-old student at William Cofield High School, is this week's WesBanco Student of the Week. Education Spotlight: Western Hills ...



Beshear proposes pay raise for Kentucky teachers | Ap Ky  State-Journal.com

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear proposed a $2000 across-the-board pay raise for Kentucky's public school teachers ...



FCHS teacher killed in Tennessee wreck  State-Journal.com

Franklin County High School staff and students are mourning after a car crash near the Kentucky-Tennessee line over the weekend claimed a veteran teacher's ...



Last year’s small-school state champ learning to win again after shaky start to 2019  Lexington Herald-Leader

Preseason expectations for Lexington Christian Academy among boys' high school basketball coaches were mixed. Statewide, the Eagles were ranked eighth ...



Co-workers, students continue to keep teacher's memory alive  State-Journal.com

As funeral services are held for a Franklin County teacher, family and friends continue to show support for his loved ones.



Local teams in Soccerama Saturday  State-Journal.com

The local high school soccer teams will take part in Frankfort High's Soccerama Saturday at the Panther Athletic Complex on Old Lawrenceburg Road.



Second Soccerama is Saturday  State-Journal.com

Frankfort High is hosting its second Soccerama Saturday at the Panther Athletic Complex on Old Lawrenceburg Road.



Adams leaves Second Street School for Nelson County post  State-Journal.com

An assistant principal is leaving Second Street School to return home to Nelson County.



Franklin County, Western Hills students graduate at Alltech Arena  State-Journal.com

Seniors from Franklin County and Western Hills High School became alumni at their respective graduation ceremonies on Saturday.



Frankfort native up for Miss Kentucky title  State-Journal.com

A Western Hills High School graduate is in the running for the Miss Kentucky pageant title this weekend.



FOCUS: Remembering the Craw  State-Journal.com

Beneath downtown Frankfort, in an area that once belonged to an integrated, working-class community, is a neighborhood often forgotten in the city's history.



Frankfort teen to photograph New York City PRIDE Parade  State-Journal.com

For 15-year-old Brady Fields, the quiet country roads that wind throughout his Frankfort home all lead to one destination — New York City.



Community rallying around teacher's family | Education  State-Journal.com

The community continues to rally around a Collins Lane Elementary teacher and her two children after a tragic motor vehicle accident claimed the life of her ...



Frankfort Independent Schools approves part-time bus mechanic position through county schools  State-Journal.com

The Frankfort Independent Schools board Monday approved a memorandum of agreement with Franklin County Schools to hire a part-time bus mechanic for the ...



Second Street School hires new assistant principal | Education  State-Journal.com

A new assistant principal is joining the Second Street School family.



Site | state-journal.com  State-Journal.com

The State Journal, which has served Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky, and the rest of Franklin County since 1902, was named the commonwealth's best midsize ...



Franklin County Schools' finance director steps down | Education  State-Journal.com

Franklin County Schools' finance director abruptly resigned last month, officials confirmed Wednesday.



Aquatic center hosting high school swim bash next Friday  State-Journal.com

Area teens looking for something free, fun and new to do next Friday night should drop in for a dip at the Juniper Hill Aquatic Center. The facility will host.



Group to develop new rating system for schools, districts  State-Journal.com

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The state Education Department says a group of stakeholders and policymakers are meeting to develop a 5-star accountability system ...



Former Frankfort Asst. Basketball Coach Accused Of Sexual Abuse  LEX18 Lexington KY News

OLDHAM COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A former assistant basketball coach at Western Hills High School and Frankfort High School has been accused of sexual ...



Franklin County Circuit Court pleas (June 14)  State-Journal.com

The following people entered pleas Friday in Franklin County Circuit Court:



Soccerama will be Saturday at PAC  State-Journal.com

Frankfort High is hosting Soccerama Saturday athte Panther Athletic Complex.



FOCUS: KSU president expects university to meet enrollment goals  State-Journal.com

Jerald Smith, a Kentucky State University psychology major, recently finished his first year at the university. That wasn't something he originally thought he would ...



Franklin County Circuit Court sentencings (June 14)  State-Journal.com

The following people were sentenced Friday in Franklin County Circuit Court:



Celebration of Faith and Freedom set July 3 on Old Capitol lawn  State-Journal.com

All Frankfort residents are encouraged to stop by the Old Capitol lawn on Wednesday, July 3 for an early Independence Day celebration. The event will be held ...



Retired guardsman behind bars in child sex case  State-Journal.com

A retired Kentucky National Guardsman is behind bars on a $100000 cash bond in connection with allegations that he molested a 7-year-old child, according to ...



Retired National Guard member indicted in child sex case  State-Journal.com

A retired Kentucky National Guardsman has been indicted on charges he molested a child younger than 12 years old, according to court records.



Editorial: Frankfort's Faves spotlights reader choices of community's finest  State-Journal.com

Envelope, please. After three weeks of voting, the results of this year's Frankfort's Faves People's Choice Awards have been tabulated and the top three winners ...



Police, fire blotter (May 28)  State-Journal.com

The following calls were received by the Frankfort Police Department, Frankfort Fire and EMS and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office on Monday:



Sams named Hensley's successor as principal at Second Street  State-Journal.com

In the past three years, Sam Sams has seen her life come full circle. A Frankfort native, the rigor alignment coach at Second Street School was named principal ...



Get to know Megan Hale, sports director of the Frankfort YMCA  State-Journal.com

Megan Hale fell in love with sports at a young age and now she's sharing that love with the children of Frankfort.



End of an era: Bryant's Pic-Pac to close  State-Journal.com

With owner Danny Bryant confirming Sunday the official closing of Bryant's Pic-Pac, many residents feel as though downtown Frankfort is losing its heart.



Authorities: Frankfort man used shopping cart as a robbery weapon  State-Journal.com

A Franklin County man faces felony charges after he allegedly rammed a Walmart employee with a shopping cart during a theft attempt, then presented officers ...



Frankfort resident hosts annual vintage car show at his home  State-Journal.com

For the past decade, Frankfort resident Jimmy Rogers and his wife, Brenda, have been hosting a vintage car and pickup show for fellow automobile enthusiasts.



City, county schools students can get a free pair of shoes this weekend  State-Journal.com

Franklin County Schools' Family Resource Youth *Service* Centers will give away shoes to local students for the second year in a row this Saturday.



Frankfort, Franklin County exploring paper recycling options  State-Journal.com

Frankfort and Franklin County solid waste officials say that both local governments are exploring other ways to repurpose paper products.



Wolfe to receive hometown recognition at Oct. 20 event  State-Journal.com

Editor's note: This story was updated at 9:04 a.m. on June 6 to correct that Wolfe graduated in the Frankfort High School class of 1972.



Business Spotlight: Dog paradise Tin Woof! Inn opens in Frankfort  State-Journal.com

While pet owners take a vacation, their dogs can have their own at the Frankfort Tin Woof! Inn.



FOCUS: Frankfort eyes 'entertainment district' to loosen alcohol restrictions, boost downtown commerce  State-Journal.com

In some of the most sought-out destinations across the country, adults are free to walk in certain areas of the city with an alcoholic beverage in hand.



PHOTOS: Franklin County's section of Kentucky River affected by Jim Beam fire  State-Journal.com

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Frankfort resident named executive director of Ky. Legislative Ethics Commission  State-Journal.com

A Frankfort resident has been tapped to serve as executive director of the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission following the retirement of current Director ...



Track: Frankfort's Lairson wins two events, sets two records  State-Journal.com

LEXINGTON — Frankfort freshman Will Lairson started the track season with plans to get faster for soccer.



GOLF: Wilkins wins Frankfort City Championship  State-Journal.com

Recent Morehead State graduate Nick Wilkins won his third Frankfort City Championship Sunday at Juniper Hill Golf Course.



Frankfort judge breaks up quarrel after hearing in murder case  State-Journal.com

After a plea deal in the case of an alleged drug robbery turned double homicide fell through Friday, Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate left the bench to personally ...



Juvenile to be prosecuted as adult in February shootings  State-Journal.com

A Frankfort juvenile will be prosecuted as an adult on charges related to a series of shootings over stolen marijuana.



Editorial: Frankfort will miss family-owned Pic-Pac  State-Journal.com

Sunday's announcement that downtown grocery staple Bryant's Pic-Pac is closing — a decision that owners Danny and Sheila Bryant say won't be swayed by a ...



UPDATE: Victims of Green Wilson Road shooting identified  State-Journal.com

Two people died after a shooting Wednesday evening on Green Wilson Road. Investigators believe a man shot a woman, then killed himself.



Relay for Life supporters to walk at Exum Center this weekend  State-Journal.com

Volunteers and cancer survivors will walk a few laps this weekend at Franklin County's Relay for Life celebration, the American Cancer Society's signature ...



NAACP to recognize community service honorees, scholarship winners at the Freedom Fund Scholarship Banquet, Saturday, June 29  State-Journal.com

The Frankfort/Franklin County Branch of the NAACP is sponsoring its annual Freedom Fund Scholarship Banquet at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Thomas ...



Franklin County Circuit Court indictments (May 28)  State-Journal.com

The following people were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court:



National Night Out event planned for Aug. 6 at Second Street School  State-Journal.com

The Frankfort Police Department and several community partners are joining together to bring a fun-filled night out to families in Franklin County.



Simon House's 'A Night in Margaritaville' to return  State-Journal.com

Now you can waste away in Margaritaville for a good cause.



Franklin County Circuit Court indictments (July 30)  State-Journal.com

The following people were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday in the Franklin County Circuit Court:



Franklin County Circuit Court sentencings (July 12)  State-Journal.com

The following people were sentenced Friday in Franklin County Circuit Court:



Trio indicted on charges of trafficking large quantities of opioids  State-Journal.com

Two Frankfort brothers and a woman could be facing decades — and possibly life — in prison after a traffic stop yielded large quantities of deadly opioids along ...



UPDATE: Jailer Rick Rogers retiring  State-Journal.com

Franklin County Jailer Rick Rogers said Friday that he will retire Sept. 1, less than a year into his second term.



Education Spotlight: Capital Day School is in need of books to give away to kids at Farmers Market  State-Journal.com

A Frankfort school is seeking more books to give away at Franklin County Farmers Market's monthly Kids' Days.



Editorial: Frankfort has loads of free family-friendly summer activities  State-Journal.com

Just a few weeks into summer break and already the “I'm boreds” have been flung in family rooms around Frankfort. Fortunately, there's no need to fork over big ...



Welcome Back: A message from FIS Superintendent Houston Barber  State-Journal.com

This is the greatest time of the year. Frankfort Independent Schools opens our doors on Aug.1 to inspire our students to achieve their Hopes and Dreams.



Church News published May 31, 2019  State-Journal.com

Forks of the Elkhorn hosting Homecoming 231 today through Sunday.



Local boys soccer teams open season Tuesday  State-Journal.com

The high school soccer season gets underway next week with all three local boys teams playing their openers on Tuesday.



High school teammates ready for UK football  State-Journal.com

Florida high school teammates Nik Scalzo and Nik Ognenovic will be roommates at Kentucky for their freshman year when they report to campus next week.



Kid's Safety Day Honors Memory of Charlie Semones  State-Journal.com

The Frankfort Regional Medical Center will be hosting its eighth Kid's Safety Day to increase child-safety awareness and honor the memory of Charles Allen ...



Franklin County Circuit Court indictments (June 11)  State-Journal.com

The following people were indicted Tuesday by a grand jury in Franklin County Circuit Court:



Business Spotlight: Frankfort natives bring new broadband option to rural Franklin County  State-Journal.com

"If you're cut off from the Internet, you're cut off from the world in today's society," said Frankfort resident Roy Collins.



FCHS names Hall of Fame inductees | Education  State-Journal.com

Six people were inducted into the Franklin County High School Hall of fame during the school's graduation ceremony on Saturday.



Kentucky Hemp Trade Show coming to Frankfort | Business  State-Journal.com

The Kentucky Hemp Trade Show will be coming to Frankfort early next year.



What do you think of the appointment of Jake Banta as Franklin County jailer?  State-Journal.com

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Franklin County Circuit Court sentencings (June 7)  State-Journal.com

The following people were sentenced Friday in Franklin County Circuit Court:



Police, fire blotter (Aug. 1)  State-Journal.com

The following calls were received by the Frankfort Police Department, Frankfort Fire and EMS and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office on Thursday:



Fiscal court accepts critical audit of sheriff's 2017 tax settlement  State-Journal.com

With a warning from Franklin County Sheriff Chris Quire that the 2018 tax settlement audit may be worse than the prior year's, the Franklin County Fiscal Court on ...



McCurry wins Boone by seven shots  State-Journal.com

Rain slowed but didn't stop the 70th Daniel Boone Invitational golf tournament Sunday at the Frankfort Country Club.



Fire chief: Electrical issue caused Grant Street house fire  State-Journal.com

No one was injured or inside a residence on Grant Street when it caught fire Wednesday night.



Franklin County school board approves employee salary schedules for next fiscal year  State-Journal.com

The Franklin County Board of Education unanimously approved salary schedules for district employees Monday.



Frankfort girls soccer team drops 5-3 decision  State-Journal.com

Frankfort High's girls soccer team dropped a 5-3 decision in its season opener against Kentucky Country Day Tuesday in Louisville.



Frankfort post office to host passport fair Friday  State-Journal.com

The Frankfort post office will be one of 12 locations in Kentucky to host a passport fair this week.



Franklin County Circuit Court sentencings (June 28)  State-Journal.com

The following people were sentenced Friday in Franklin County Circuit Court:



Goodwood brewpub opens on West Main Street  State-Journal.com

Frankfort is in the heart of bourbon country, but the city has a growing soft spot for brewing companies, too.



Jurors convict Franklin County man of molesting 7-year-old, recommend 80 years in prison  State-Journal.com

In less than an hour Monday, a Franklin County jury convicted a Frankfort man of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl and recommended he spend eight decades ...



Franklin County Circuit Court pleas (June 21)  State-Journal.com

The following people entered pleas Friday in Franklin County Circuit Court:



Fastest Kids in Frankfort Competition is Tuesday at Western Hills  State-Journal.com

The second annual Fastest Kids in Frankfort Competition, hosted by Frankfort All-Star Track and Field, will be Tuesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Western Hills.



Commission hears Main Street traffic reconfiguration proposal  State-Journal.com

City commissioners heard a state proposal Monday night to reconfigure traffic patterns for one of the few arterial roads to downtown Frankfort.



You Asked: When will the downtown bourbon marker be completed?  State-Journal.com

The downtown bourbon marker, a 22-foot-tall sign that designates the direction and distance to more than 30 Kentucky distilleries, was completed Thursday ...



Future construction will reconnect Wilkinson Boulevard pedestrian bridge  State-Journal.com

A pedestrian bridge that currently leads to nowhere will lead somewhere soon.



Midway mayor wants town to buy water from Frankfort Plant Board  State-Journal.com

The Frankfort Plant Board could get a significant new water customer, if the mayor of Midway has his way.



Charges arise from FCRJ inmate overdose death  State-Journal.com

A Franklin County Regional Jail inmate has been indicted on charges of smuggling deadly narcotics into the correctional facility, allegedly leading to the ...



FPD considers criminal charges against officer suspected of misusing fuel card  State-Journal.com

Frankfort police have launched a separate investigation into whether the alleged use of a police gas card to fuel an officer's personal vehicle warrants criminal ...



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