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Franklin County Circuit Court indictments (June 19) - The State Journal
Donald G. Lawrence, 73, of Shelbyville, five counts of unlawful use of electronic means originating or received within the Commonwealth of Kentucky to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities, Class D felonies.Heather Gilkison, 24, of Lawrenceburg, first-degree possession of
Frankfort couple claims winning $1 million lottery ticket - The State Journal
One lucky Frankfort couple is $1 million richer.A mystery Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $1 million that was sold at a Frankfort FiveStar Food Mart in March has been claimed, Kentucky Lottery spokeswoman Jennifer Cunningham confirmed in an email to The State Journal.“A Frankfort couple shared th
Frankfort brewery gives friends chance to choose product - The State Journal
Sig Luscher Brewery held a private tasting on Friday night at its future taproom on 221 Mero St. First established in 1866, the brewery was originally located where the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet currently sits and stayed open for 25 years. This fall, it is scheduled to reopen.
FOCUS: Frankfort prepares for Sunday alcohol sales - The State Journal
Sundays in Frankfort are about to change in a big way.On Monday, the Frankfort City Commission is slated to vote on an ordinance change that would ease restrictions on Sunday alcohol sales.The new ordinance would allow specially licensed businesses to sell alcohol — both by the package and by the dr
Kentucky State Police cadets graduate in Frankfort
After weeks of training, 42 new Kentucky State Police recruits are about to start patrolling the streets. Recruits say they are ready to serve and protect.For 23 weeks, the officers learned about traffic and criminal laws, hand-to-hand combat, and mental and physical endurance."I feel honored and pr
Basketball: Barton out as Frankfort basketball coach - The State Journal
“What I’m going to miss the most is being able to work with those kids,” Barton said. Barton, the fourth generation of his family to graduate from FHS, said he was surprised by the decision.
Coroner on the scene of accident in Lexington - ABC 36 News
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fayette County Coroner’s Office is at the scene of an accident at a construction site in Lexington.The accident is located near the intersection of Squires Road and Easthills Drive.
Kentucky governor: Judge who ruled against me is 'terrible' - ABC 36 News
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Republican governor says the judge who struck down a pension law he signed is “terrible” at his job and makes decisions based on politics.Governor Matt Bevin called Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd a “liberal Democrat” during a CNBC interview on Thursday. Shep
Frankfort-based domestic violence advocacy group receives $50,000 grant - The State Journal
A Frankfort-based organization this month received an Allstate Foundation grant to continue its fight against domestic violence in Kentucky.The foundation awarded $50,000 to the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence to support its nationally recognized Economic Empowerment Project this year.
Gov. Bevin: Judge who ruled against me in pension case is 'terrible'
Bevin has criticized Shepherd in the past, calling him an "incompetent hack." Shepherd has not responded to Bevin's comments. He said the law was needed to "stop the bleeding" in Kentucky's pension system, which is one of the worst-funded systems in the country.
Frankfort prepares to unveil new public art installations - The State Journal
In its quest to be known as more than the seat of state government, Frankfort is now making its case to become Kentucky’s public art capital.In the coming weeks, at least three public art projects are set to be unveiled in Frankfort, which is already home to Josephine Sculpture Park, the only such p
Four injured in overnight wreck in Lexington - ABC 36 News
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Police say four people were injured in a single vehicle crash early Friday morning on Old Paris Road, near Strawberry Fields Road.Police believe there may have been an argument happening inside that vehicle immediately before the crash, around 2:30 Friday morning.- Advertisem
Law allowed chef to hire teen he's accused of abusing - ABC 36 News
Chef Talley is known for feeding the homeless, first responders, and kids for free, but the community got a reminder Wednesday that Talley is a registered sex offender.
Stroke left Frankfort musician unable to play. So friends, family playing to help him.
Jeff Ellis was a staple of the Frankfort music scene before a stroke last fall paralyzed his right side, leaving him unable to play music or continue working as an upholsterer and landscaper.Now his friends in the music community have come together to show him he is not alone.Jeffest, a music festiv
Gov. Matt Bevin takes another swipe at judge behind pension law ruling
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The morning after losing the high profile pension lawsuit, Gov. Matt Bevin fired another shot at the judge in the case – Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd.
Lexington restaurant owner facing sex abuse charges
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -A Lexington restaurant owner who is already on Kentucky's sex offender registry is behind bars on two new charges.Police arrested 54-year-old Willie Love Talley on Wednesday. Talley is the owner of Talley's BBQ.Talley is facing charges of 3rd degree sexual abuse and sex offend
Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service hosting two free aquaponics programs in Frankfort - KyForward.com
In an aquaponics system, fish provide nutrients for hydroponically grown plants, which in turn, purify the water (Photo by Steve Patton, UK agricultural communications)
Editorial: Frankfort's people help make it special - The State Journal
When economic development officials and others in elected offices begin pitching to businesses the possibility of moving to a redeveloped downtown Frankfort, the list of reasons to locate in the capital city will be long.A navigable river winds through the core of our city, which also contains an im
Star Anderson County athletes among those facing charges following school vandalism
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WKYT) -Four people are facing charges in connection to vandalism which occurred at Anderson County High School.Three of the four teens were set to graduate from the high school the next day. Those three were Blake Franklin, Cobe Penny and Brandon Ball. They all face charges of bur
Police blotter (June 18-19) - The State Journal
An employee at a business on Kings Daughters Drive reported a sexual assault by a client at 8:04 p.m. Monday.At 8:24 p.m. Monday, a caller reported a domestic dispute on Versailles Road.On Monday at 8:45 p.m., a caller at Walmart, 300 Leonardwood Dr., reported a disturbance.A domestic dispute was re