Franklin County

State

Frankfort police officer rescues woman from burning house

Officer Zack Rivers was one of the first to arrive at the scene of an Eastover Drive house fire at 4:46 a.m., he found a woman lying on the floor inside, according to police spokesman Capt. Chris Quire. The woman appeared to be suffering from smoke inhalation and couldn’t get out of the house on her own.

Crime

Teen is unable to speak without her computer. Someone stole it.

While she and her family were at church in Frankfort on Wednesday, someone stole the computer that a disabled teen girl uses to speak, and the Franklin County sheriff wants it returned. Layne Barlow, 14, was at Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene on Wednesday night when someone took the computer and her cell phone from the family’s unlocked van in the parking lot.

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

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