Franklin County

Franklin County

Liberty Hall Historic Site to host river-based tours beginning this month

Beginning later this month, history buffs will be able to go on a river tour of the family homes of John Brown, who was instrumental in making Kentucky a state. Liberty Hall Historic Site has teamed with Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Tours in Madison, Ind., and Blue Wing Landing Inn near Gratz to offer tours of Liberty Hall and Blue Wing Landing. The tour dates are Aug. 15 to 17 and Sept. 26 to 28.

Politics & Government

Local developers stand to lose big on Capital Plaza

Capital Plaza redevelopment is about to throw a 385,500-square-foot wrench into one of Franklin County’s biggest industries — office space. Each year, state government pays $15.3 million to lease 1.5 million square feet of office space and 200,000 square feet of storage space from Franklin County property developers, according to a State Journal analysis of Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet data. After the planned demolition of the Capital Plaza complex and construction of an estimated 385,500-square-foot office building in downtown Frankfort, many state agencies will wave goodbye to their old landlords. Some of those local landlords, however, are now crying foul over taxes.

Education

Graduation 2017: Every name of Central Kentucky’s high school graduates, part two

A list of Central Kentucky high school graduates from Bourbon County High School, Boyle County High School, Bryan Station High School, East Jessamine High School, Frankfort High School, Franklin County High School, George Rogers Clark High School, Henry Clay High School, the KORE Academy, Lafayette High School, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington Christian Academy, Madison Southern High School, Paris High School, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, the Sayre School, Scott County High School, Tates Creek High School, Trinity Christian Academy, West Jessamine High School, Western Hills High School, Woodford County High School

Education

Graduation 2017: Every name of Central Kentucky’s high school graduates

A list of Central Kentucky high school graduates from Bourbon County High School, Boyle County High School, Bryan Station High School, East Jessamine High School, Frankfort High School, Franklin County High School, George Rogers Clark High School, Henry Clay High School, the KORE Academy, Lafayette High School, Lexington Catholic High School, Lexington Christian Academy, Madison Southern High School, Paris High School, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, the Sayre School, Scott County High School, Tates Creek High School, Trinity Christian Academy, West Jessamine High School, Western Hills High School, Woodford County High School

Crime

Man dies after being shot during attempted robbery at Frankfort gas station

A man died after being shot during an attempted robbery at a gas station in Frankfort late Friday. An employee and a handyman who helped out at the store had just locked up the Marathon station at 1009 Holmes St. and were walking across the parking lot when they were approached by two men with handguns, said Frankfort police Mjr. Rob Warfel.

Videos

Truck with 12 tigers makes unexpected stop in Frankfort

Police said the driver of the truck, owned by Hawthorn Corp., of Sarasota, Fla, had a flat tire late Tuesday night and decided to park the vehicle in a shopping center parking lot.
Jack Brammer jbrammer@herald-leader.com
Truck with 12 tigers makes unexpected stop in Frankfort 0:37

Truck with 12 tigers makes unexpected stop in Frankfort

More details about Franklin County double homicide investigation released 2:06

More details about Franklin County double homicide investigation released

Frankfort Kroger fire captured on witness's video 0:17

Frankfort Kroger fire captured on witness's video

'The time chooses us.' Highlights from Lexington council's vote to move statues 1:57

'The time chooses us.' Highlights from Lexington council's vote to move statues