Franklin County

News

Snow could hit twice before the weekend ends

Before the winter weather system arrives late today into this evening, temps can make a run toward the low 40s, said WKYT meteorologist Chris Bailey. Light rain and light snow will then develop in a narrow band in the early hours of Saturday.

Politics & Government

Dust, vibration from imploding 28 stories. How will people, pets be safe?

With less than a month to go before the 28-story Capital Plaza Tower is to be demolished in downtown Frankfort, the state has started to answer questions about special safety measures locals must take on implosion day. On Friday, the Finance and Administration Cabinet issued the first of what it says will be a series of compiled questions and answers leading up to the tower’s implosion on Sunday, March 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Crime

A chief deputy faces criminal charges. Central Kentucky sheriff reinstates him.

Despite recent allegations of tax fraud, Alvin Cummins is returning to work at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Earlier this month, the Waddy resident and his wife, Jennifer, were indicted for allegedly providing false information on tax returns from 2013 to 2016, Shelby County Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Witt told The State Journal on Friday. Upon learning of the indictment, Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton initially suspended his chief deputy without pay. On Thursday, he had a change of heart.

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.

Stephen Pruitt speaks before submitting his resignation as Kentucky commissioner of education

Stephen Pruitt spoke to a crowd at the Kentucky Department of Education while board members considered his future. Supporters had gathered to see him, which Pruitt said made him feel that he had "made a difference."
Marcus Dorsey