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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.

FCHS teacher killed in Tennessee wreck

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 ...

End of an era: Bryant's Pic-Pac to close

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.

Co-workers, students continue to keep teacher's memory alive

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

South Frankfort Neighborhood Associations awards three scholarships to FHS graduates

The South Frankfort Neighborhood Association recently awarded three scholarships to recent graduates of Frankfort High School.

Community rallying around teacher's family | Education

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 ...

Seniors become alumni in Frankfort High School graduation

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

Frankfort High students to graduate Friday | Education

Frankfort High School students will graduate Friday night at Kentucky State University's Exum Center.

Frankfort Independent Schools Board approves salary schedules for next fiscal year

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

FHS teacher wins McConnell Extra Mile Award | Education

The final teacher to win one of this year's McConnell Foundation Extra Mile Awards was named on Wednesday.

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 ...

Frankfort Independent Schools

Franklin County Schools board members Monday approved a contract with Frankfort Independent Schools to hire a part-time bus mechanic to *service* city ...

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 ...

Wolfe to receive hometown recognition at Oct. 20 event

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.

Track: Frankfort's Lairson wins two events, sets two records

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

FOCUS: KSU president expects university to meet enrollment goals

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 ...

Husband of lieutenant gov. candidate lands coaching job at Frankfort  Kentucky Today

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The husband of a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor has already landed a new job in Frankfort. Chris O'Bryan has been ...

Frankfort, Franklin County exploring paper recycling options

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

Frankfort Independent school board OKs new technology plan, including test run of Wi-Fi on school bus

The Frankfort Independent Schools board Monday unanimously approved a new technology plan.

Rain expected in the week ahead for Frankfort, Franklin County

A wet week is ahead for Frankfort. The National Weather *Service's* Louisville office is predicting rain to start on Sunday and last through Wednesday, with the ...

Frankfort High School principal arrested on DUI - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois  WSIL TV

WSIL -- A local high school principal is on administrative leave, following a DUI arrest Sunday January 13.

Editorial: Frankfort has loads of free family-friendly summer activities

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 ...

FOCUS: Frankfort eyes 'entertainment district' to loosen alcohol restrictions, boost downtown commerce

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.

NAACP to recognize community service honorees, scholarship winners at the Freedom Fund Scholarship Banquet, Saturday, June 29

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 ...

Police, fire blotter (June 5)

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

Relay for Life supporters to walk at Exum Center this weekend

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 ...

Kids to have fun outside on 'Longest Day of Play' next week

Local kids will have a chance to stay outside and have fun a little later than usual because of the "Longest Day of Play" next week.

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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 ...

Frankfort Home and Garden Tour features past, present and future

For 13 years, The Garden Club of Frankfort and the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist and Convention Commission have hosted the Living in History Home and ...

5-year-old discharged from hospital after near-drowning at Juniper Hill

Editor's note: This story was updated at 9 p.m. Monday, June 10, with additional details. A 5-year-old girl has been released from the hospital after nearly ...

Police, fire blotter (May 29)

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

Exum being honored for legacy left at Kentucky State

For many in Frankfort, Dr. William Exum is the name on the front of Kentucky State University's William Exum Center for health, physical education and ...

Capital City Activity Center News published June 15, 2019 | Spectrum

Editor's note: Volunteers are needed for food delivery Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Must have own vehicle. Call 502-223-5794. The Capital City Activity Center ...

Business spotlight: GEM CATS combine cheer, tumbling for kids of all levels

Editor's note: This story was updated at 3:29 p.m. on June 13 to clarify that the spring floor will be installed once the business can gain community support ...

One of Frankfort’s most honored sons is finally getting major hometown recognition  Lexington Herald Leader

George C. Wolfe, who has won multiple Tony Awards, will be honored this fall by the Capital City Museum in Frankfort. Wolfe will speak about his work and his ...

Franklin County Circuit Court indictments (May 28)

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

Franklin County Circuit Court indictments (June 4)

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

Franklin County Circuit Court sentencings (June 7)

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

Lynchings on the Singing Bridge to be remembered at August ceremony

In 1894, Marshal Boston had been arrested on a charge that he shot and killed a white employer in Frankfort.

Frankfort man graduates from Air Force training | Education

A Frankfort native recently graduated from basic military training.

Update: Suspect captured in downtown barroom stabbing

This story was updated at 2:52 p.m. Friday with the suspect's name and charges against him.

Editorial: Kudos to museum for putting spotlight on native son George C. Wolfe

Frankfort's contributions to American artistry have been immense over the years, but we'd be hard-pressed to find a native son or daughter with the singular ...

City bans bicycles in park that's home to Fort Hill battle site

Frankfort city commissioners not only voted Monday to ban bicycles on the 140 acres surrounding the Civil War battle site of Fort Hill but also requested an ...

Franklin County Circuit Court indictments (May 21)

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

Business Spotlight: Dog paradise Tin Woof! Inn opens in Frankfort

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

Lisa Munniksma: Summer to kick-off at Franklin Co. Farmers Market

Summer doesn't actually begin for another few weeks, but school is getting out and the Frankfort Independent Schools' Summer Feeding Program Kick-Off is ...

Franklin County school board approves employee salary schedules for next fiscal year

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

Former Marcus building to become The Saint Clair

A first of its kind in the capital city, The Saint Clair, a 13-rental boutique-style Airbnb facility with a conceptual bourbon-themed restaurant and rooftop bar, has ...

Vote for the Boys’ Basketball Player of the Week (Jan. 13-19, 2019)  Lexington Herald Leader

Voting ends at 12 p.m. Friday. Most nominees were selected by Josh Moore via stats uploaded to If you'd like to nominate a player's performance for ...

'Career dream' come true: Commission chooses Adams to lead PD

Almost 20 years to the day that he started working with the Frankfort Police Department, Chuck Adams stood before a crowd of officers Thursday and had his ...

Aquatic center hosting high school swim bash next Friday

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.

Trio indicted on charges of trafficking large quantities of opioids

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 ...

Fire chief: Electrical issue caused Grant Street house fire

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

Child abuse suspect arrested, posted bond

A mother accused of raising three small children in a house littered with trash, insects and feces has been arrested, court records show.

His wife is running for office in Frankfort. He’s taking over its basketball team.  Lexington Herald-Leader

Chris O'Bryan, the husband of Jacqueline Coleman, has been hired as the boys' basketball coach at Frankfort High School.

High school teammates ready for UK football

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.

Franklin County Circuit Court sentencings (June 14)

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

Sams named Hensley's successor as principal at Second Street

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 ...

Editorial: Concert series a downtown summer staple | Opinion

Much like a melting, sticky Bomb Pop from the local ice cream truck or chasing blinking fireflies at dusk, the Downtown Frankfort Summer Concert Series on the ...

Kentucky State basketball camp is June 24-27

Coach Jamaal Jackson's Kentucky State University Basketball Camp will be June 24-27 at KSU's Exum Center.

Second Street School Students return from Washington, D.C., field trip

About 40 Second Street School eighth grade students visited the nation's capital last week.

Would VFW and Buddha murals been allowed under new city ordinance? Read what city planner has to say

Would controversial murals on the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4075 and a downtown building have been allowed under Frankfort's new mural ordinance?

Local golfers competing in Kentucky Amateur

Three local golfers are playing in Clark's Pump-N-Stop Kentucky Amateur at the Country Club of Paducah.

Inmate GED program has record year

It's part of a program provided by Thorn Hill Learning Center, 700 Leslie Ave., to give jail inmates a chance to complete their high school education. And this ...

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Friends, family keeping Melinda Lewis' memory, love of tennis alive

It says a lot about Melinda Lewis that when the time came for the first Melinda's Mixer, a tennis event and fundraiser for the Melinda Lewis Memorial Scholarship, ...

Pleasureville man, 24, arrested on charges of sexual abuse of a 14-year-old  Henry County Local

A Pleasureville man, who was a former freshman team basketball coach at Eminence Independent Schools, was arrested late Thursday night on a sexual abuse ...

News analysis: State retirees welcome new law to ease re-employment

By Charlie Baglan. Contributing writer. As of June 27, retired Kentucky public employees will be able to take advantage of a new law passed during the 2019 ...

FOCUS: Outdoor advocate takes electric vehicle adventure

A Frankfort outdoors enthusiast and environmental advocate has taken a road trip to promote the benefits of electric transportation.

Elkhorn Creek residents warned about Scott County sewage leak

Scott County residents were warned about a sewage line break on Saturday.

High school fight involving teens and grandma leads to charges  WKYT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Two juvenile girls have been charged following a fight outside of a Frankfort high school. Charges are also pending against the ...

Frankfort Independent Schools back in session  WKYT

Summer break is over and class is back in session for Frankfort Independent Schools.

City sets out to preserve Downtown Master Plan

City officials will be looking to create a committee tasked with prioritizing aspects of the Downtown Master Plan with the public's input and ensuring ...

Letter: McConnell knows coal industry is in decline

Dear editor,. Why does U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell relentlessly advocate the elimination of regulations on coal? Is it because he believes deregulation will create ...

Frankfort Plant Board mulls options for supporting community causes

The Frankfort Plant Board will be looking to set up a foundation that could help customers who struggle to pay their utility bills.

Police, fire blotter (June 10)

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

Calipari looking for breakout season from veterans

LEXINGTON — Kentucky coach John Calipari will be expecting big things from his returnees next season, and it starts with Ashton Hagans.

In bicycle ban near Civil War battle site, some see political fodder

Gerry James, a local outdoor activity advocate, remembered the solace he found in the bike trails surrounding Fort Hill about three years ago when he first ...

Area golfers added to Barbasol Championship field

The Barbasol Championship on Thursday announced players with Kentucky ties who will be playing in the PGA event July 18-21 in Nicholasville at Keene Trace ...

Cook making a name for himself as golf caddy

Jacob Cook is well known in the area for playing golf.

Letter: Bicycle ban in park is a failure of leadership by city commission

Dear editor,. The decision Monday night to prohibit bicycles in Leslie Morris Park is a shameful example of the Frankfort City Commission's absolute inability to ...

Lunchtime Concert Series kicks off with Ray Byrd Trio

Community members gathered on the lawn of the Ward Oates Amphitheater to enjoy a free performance by the Ray Byrd Trio. The concert was part of the ...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Midday' game

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Pick 4 Midday" game were:

Two nabbed on drug charges; deputies report seizing large amounts of meth, cash

Franklin County sheriff's deputies say they discovered a large amount of crystal methamphetamine and a stash of cash after following up on tips about possible ...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Midday' game

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Pick 3 Midday" game were:

Steve Stewart: Come debate the issues, civilly | Opinion

Turns out that there's still some appetite for civil political discourse in an era of, well, incivility.

Driver in crash that killed teenage passenger seeks shock probation

A circuit judge will be considering whether an intoxicated driver convicted in the death of an 18-year-old passenger should be granted shock probation despite ...

Kentucky Supreme Court strikes down Marsy's Law

A proposed amendment on crime victims' rights was voided by the Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday because the question posed to voters was too vague.

Letter: Rep. Barr needs to be awakened to truth of Green New Deal

Dear editor,. U.S. Rep. Andy Barr's op-ed (“Green New Deal bad for Ky.,” Weekend May 25-26) imagines if the Green New Deal (GND) is passed that you will be ...

Family says Frankfort teen Bradley Camic has passed away  WKYT

A Frankfort teen who was battling a serious illness has died, family tells WKYT.

Majority of Capital Day School students qualify for Duke TIP

A majority of Capital Day School fourth- through eighth-grade students qualified for the prestigious Duke University Talent Identification Program.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Pick 4 Evening" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash Ball' game

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Cash Ball" game were:

Guest columnist: Fathers must step up and get engaged

I have been a U.S. Army officer responsible for the welfare of other soldiers, a business owner responsible for the livelihoods of my employees, and now a ...


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Winning numbers drawn in '5 Card Cash' game

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "5 Card Cash" game were:

KSU will give laptops to incoming freshman class

Kentucky State University will give every first-time and full-time freshman a new laptop computer starting with the fall semester.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Quick Bucks' game

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the Kentucky Lottery's "Quick Bucks" game were:

FCRJ deputy receives statewide 'Deputy of the Year' award

At the Kentucky Jailers Association Summer Conference, Franklin County Deputy Jailer Sgt. Ashley Mulder was awarded the Deputy Jailer of the Year (Award of ...

Montgomery will stay for second season with Cats

The 6-foot-10 forward opted to to return next season after previously declaring for the NBA Draft and gives the Wildcats another key player in the post.

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