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Coroner: Death of Frankfort man in vehicle not suspicious

Frankfort Police discovered the body of a 53-year-old man in his friend’s vehicle parked on West Campbell Street Saturday after the friend walked to the police station to report the incident because his phone was not working. According to police reports, Martin Green, of Frankfort, was found unresponsive and not...
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Police, fire blotter (June 18-20)

The following calls were received by the Frankfort Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Frankfort Fire and EMS, and Franklin County Fire Department over the weekend:. Friday. • At 1:19 a.m., officers took a theft report on Langford Avenue. A caller reported someone stole her house keys. • At 1:57...
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Franklin County Humane Society awarded $10,000 grant

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)– The Franklin County Humane Society is awarded a $10,000 grant from the Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels to help expand and modernize its surgical center. The Franklin County Humane Society serves Frankfort and Franklin County. HOKC is awarding $2.1 million in grants to 275 non-profits, which would impact...
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Humane society receives $10K donation to expand, modernize surgical center

The Franklin County Humane Society recently received a $10,000 donation from the Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) to expand and modernize its surgical center. In 2021, HOKC will award $2.1 million in grants supporting 275 non-profits, impacting close to 3.7 million Kentuckians. Grants are made possible through donations from contributing Kentucky Colonels from throughout the Commonwealth and around the world who chose to exercise this honor in a meaningful way.
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FCHD working through backlogged COVID cases

Franklin County Health Department officials are combing through backlogged coronavirus cases to fix discrepancies. For instance, the health department’s current COVID-19 case count to-date is 4,104. The state is reporting 80 additional Franklin County virus cases. “We have a regional team in-house right now working through the backlogged cases —...
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Police, fire blotter (June 17)

The following calls were received by the Frankfort Police Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Frankfort Fire and EMS, and Franklin County Fire Department on Thursday:. • At 12:08 a.m., county firefighters were called to a ground fire on Benson Valley Road. • At 4:18 a.m., city firefighters and EMS responded...
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Tillman's deal with son pushed them both across the finish line

Larissa Tillman didn’t graduate from high school with her class. “I didn’t think high school was important back then,” she said. But as the years went by she had a change of heart about education, and when her older son appeared to be heading down the same path she had taken, Tillman knew she had to do something.
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Kentucky bourbon crime story to be featured in new Netflix series ‘Heist’

One of the most unique Kentucky crime stories in recent history is being revisited, this time by one of the largest content distributors in the world. The “Pappygate” scandal, in which top-shelf bourbon valued at more than $100,000 was tied to a ring of employees-turned-thieves and distributors, is sharing the stage with two other high-profile theft cases on Netflix’s new documentary series “Heist.”
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Local softball players earn all-academic honors

Seven Western Hills players and four Franklin County players were named to all-academic teams by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association. Those named first team had a grade-point average of 3.75-4.0 while those on the second team had a GPA between 3.50-3.74 and those receiving honorable mention had a GPA between 3.25-3.49. The GPAs were through the 2020 fall semester.
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Franklin County's Hockensmith plays in all-star game

Franklin County’s Brady Hockensmith, who recently completed his junior year, took part in the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Junior East-West Showcase/All-Star Game at Centre College earlier this month. The event was held in conjunction with the Prep Baseball Report. Hockensmith, a right-handed pitcher and utility player, batted leadoff...
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Letter: Get involved in revision of Comprehensive Plan

The way our community develops is critical to our success. Frankfort and Franklin County boast some of the best the commonwealth has to offer, such as history, horses, bourbon, the river, natural beauty and a vibrant community. We want a future to unfold that protects and promotes our strengths while seeking to improve our shortcomings.
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Frankfort man charged with murder being held at FCRJ

Editor's note: This story was updated at 9:04 a.m. on June 18 to add that the Class A felony does not include an aggravating circumstance. A Frankfort man who was indicted on a murder charge by a Franklin Circuit Court grand jury last month is behind bars at the Franklin County Regional Jail.
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KCDC talks incoming 70-job youth residential facility

A large youth residential treatment facility has selected Franklin County, expecting to add around 70 new jobs when it opens in an estimated year and a half to two years from now, per a brief presentation made to the Kentucky Capital Development Corp. board Tuesday. Russ Salsman, a consultant on...