The winding eight miles of water from the Forks of Elkhorn to Knight’s Bridge in Franklin County hasn’t changed much since the 1770s, when pioneers paddled dugout canoes up it on their way to survey what would become Frankfort and Lexington. A new book explores its hidden history.
Three of the female defendants initially charged in the Dec. 26, 2016, robbery and killing of a Pizza Hut delivery employee have been able to avoid trial, reduce their charges and/or reduce sentences despite previously released electronic evidence that appeared to detail their involvement.
A Frankfort man kidnapped a boy on Sunday because the child’s mother wouldn’t let him take her other son out of state, police said. Xavier Davon Smith wanted to take the baby to Michigan, according to a citation in Franklin District Court.
Five suspects were charged Friday with the murder of James Miles Moore and Dustin Wayne Johnson, who were killed late last month. Police said last month they believed two men were involved in the crime.
Derek Garten is a person of interest to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in a homicide investigation. The homicide occurred Tuesday morning on Meadow Glen Drive. Garten is wanted on a terroristic threatening charge.
Frankfort Police are investigating a double homicide that occurred Tuesday night near the intersection of Alexander Street and Leslie Avenue, off of Holmes Street. A man called to report a robbery and said someone shot two men.
Seven inmates in a pod at the Franklin County Regional Jail tested positive for methamphetamine after authorities observed camera footage of the men taking the illegal drug. The man who introduced the meth into the pod had been picked up on a parole violation and had only been incarcerated for about an hour when he was observed acting suspiciously.
Ken Cooke and Bruce Hutcheson of Frankfort are tech buys, environmentalists and boaters. The have spent the past four years creating solar-powered boats. One boat took weeks-long trips on some major rivers in the region.