Franklin County

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.

Fayette County

$4,200 debt led to baseball bat beating. Accused female mastermind is at large.

A Lexington woman allegedly arranged for four men to forcibly collect a debt owed by a Franklin County resident. A grand jury indicted Stacey Smith, 35, on a charge of first-degree robbery after she allegedly told Troy D. Thornton, Danny D. Drury, Cameron P. Hensley and David D. Drury, all of Lexington, to get money owed to her by a Franklin County resident in exchange for some of the money.

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

Quack and rescue: Trio of firefighters remove 10 ducklings from storm drain 1:34

Quack and rescue: Trio of firefighters remove 10 ducklings from storm drain