SFNA Candidates Forum is cancelled / April 2020

Our City Commission Candidate forum for April 9th has been canceled.

We are sorry and understand how frustrating this is, but community health is important, and we want to follow all of the CDC guidelines, as well as those of Governor Beshear and CHFS/DPH.

We hope to reschedule for an October event, exact date TBD. Thank you for your understanding.

Electric work scheduled on Todd Street

Utility pole replacement starts March 9

FRANKFORT – The Frankfort Plant Board is set to work on Todd Street beginning Monday, March 9, 2020. The Electric Department will begin replacing utility poles on the block between Shelby and Logan between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The project is estimated to take three to four weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any questions, please call Wanda McDonald at 352-4412.

5 March 2020 Quarterly Meeting

Thursday at 6 PM – 8:30 PM

NOTE LOCATION:
The Foundry on Broadway
317 W Broadway, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Join us for our first quarterly meeting of 2020!

Tiger Grant Manager Chuck Knowles will be giving us an update, and Shawn Pickens with Parks Dept will discuss the exciting new Dolly Graham plans coming soon!

Eddie Fowler with the South Frankfort Community Garden is also on the agenda!

We’ll be using the generously donated space at The Foundry, so if you’ve not been to this new spot, now is a great chance to check it out!

Also on the agenda: scholarship account updates, fundraisers planned, and Spring events. Come renew your membership and say hey!

Candidates and elected officials are welcome to attend, but campaigning and distribution of any campaign or promotional literature is prohibited

SFNA Holiday Pot-Luck & Happy Hour

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Odd Fellows Lodge
113 Bridge Street (across from Rick’s White Light Diner)
Pot-luck – bring a dish!

BYOB
Family friendly
Includes: Hot chocolate and cookies, Fun Christmas music, Photo booth, SANTA will be there!

Come socialize with friends old & new.

2019 FRANKFORT CHRISTMAS PARADE & Christmas Tree Lighting

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 @ 6PM
LINEUP: 4:30PM – 5:30PM / CLINTON STREET, AT HIGH CLOSES AT 4:30PM

PARADE ROUTE: HIGH STREET, WEST MAIN STREET, AND CAPITAL AVENUE WILL CLOSE AT 5:30PM –NO PARKING ON ROUTE  STEP-OFF: 6PM

LINEUP/CHECK-IN:
• Lineup is first come, first serve from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Clinton Street behind the old state office building. Must be Pre-Registered
• Parade entries will check-in on Holmes Street at Regan Street. No public vehicles will be admitted.
• Public parking is available in old state office building parking lot (entrance at corner of Holmes/Mero).
ROUTE:  Parade will step off onto High Street to Main to Capital Avenue and end at the Capitol building.
• Entries will disband at West State Street toward Shelby Street. Vehicles may return downtown via the Singing Bridge (MAX 3 ton limit) and floats/large trucks may use Taylor Avenue.

STATE CAPITOL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING: AT APPROXIMATELY 7:30PM (END OF PARADE)

This year Passport Radio and the Commonwealth are teaming up together to bring back a loved and missed tradition! We will be joining forces with the Annual Frankfort Christmas Parade; we will be ending the parade with the lighting of the Governor’s Christmas Tree. The parade will step-off at 6 p.m. The route will be High Street to Main to Capital Avenue; where it will at the Capitol Circle. The tree lighting will immediately follow the parade.

Governor Bevin and Governor Elect Beshear will both be in attendance to light the tree.

Come light up the night and usher in the holiday season on the front steps of the Kentucky State Capitol with a timeless Kentucky Christmas tradition: the Governor’s Christmas Tree Lighting!

Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies provided by the Kentucky Department of Parks.

Following the tree lighting ceremony, everyone is invited to walk over to the Governor’s Mansion to see the beautiful holiday decorations and meet Santa Claus!

10 Dec 2019 Inauguration Day information

Inauguration Day events & Street Closures – Tuesday Dec 10th

Expect business closures & disruptions to normal activities and traffic flow

All City and all County offices are closed

No Frankfort Transit Services

All CCU Frankfort branches will be closed, for example. Check with other banks and businesses before traveling — call, check websites & facebook.

Street & traffic information from the City:
Below is a map of the parade route and events taking place during the day.  Roads will be closed from 7AM-1PM on the parade route and there will also be no parking until after that time period.  There are also several South Frankfort streets not directly on the route that will be closed and marked no parking, due to bus parking and emergency access for the parade.  The streets in South Frankfort that are directly impacted include:
All of Capital Avenue, including Capitol Loop
Shelby Street, Second to Tanglewood
Logan Street, Battle Alley to State
Battle Alley, Logan to Shelby
Second Street, Logan to Shelby
Third Street, Logan to Shelby
Un-Named Alley off East Capital
Fourth Street, Logan to Shelby
Campbell Street, Murray to Shelby
Todd Street, Logan to Shelby
State Street, Logan to Shelby
Ford Street, Second to Fourth
Felmer Court, Third to Fourth
Mink’s Way, Logan to Capital Ave
Tanglewood Drive, at Louisville Road (Restricted) to Shelby
Lafayette Drive, at Louisville Road (Restricted) to Shelby
Old Lawrenceburg Road, from Capitol Parking Garage (Restricted) to ToddSteele Street, Second to CampbellMurray Street, Todd to Campbell
Lafayette Drive, Louisville to ShelbyState Street, Logan to Shelby (Monday, Dec 9th 8am- Wednesday, Dec 11 1230am)
Todd Street, Capital to Shelby (Monday, Dec 9th 5pm- Wednesday, Dec 11 1230am) Please note, this list is just streets in South Frankfort, several downtown areas will be impacted as well and that full listing is available on the City’s Facebook and website. The City will be posting orange No Parking signs on all streets that will be impacted, so residents can watch out for those and the signs will indicate the timing of no parking.

PET OWNERS NOTE: Additionally, we’d like South Frankfort residents to be aware that the parade will be kicking off at 10AM with a cannon shot from the Capitol Overlook.  We thank everyone for their patience during this event, further questions should be directed to the City.

This year, all of the inaugural events are free to the public, with an RSVP.  Full information on that can be found at kentucky.gov/Inauguration.

TIGER Grant public meeting called 29 Aug 2019

Please visit the TIGER project website:   www.frankfort.ky.gov/TIGER

This is to inform you that a Special Call City Commission meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, August 29th at 5:00 p.m. in City Commission Chambers at City Hall. 

As previously stated, the purpose of this Special Call City Commission meeting will be to provide an opportunity for public comments, present the recommended preliminary roadway and streetscape plans to the City Commission, and address City Commission questions and comments.  No action is necessary.

As a reminder, the recommended preliminary roadway and streetscape plans have been posted for public viewing to the project website.  For those interested in viewing a larger version hard copy, you may visit City Hall and come to my office during the following time periods:  Monday, August 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, August 27 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, August 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  These plans will also be displayed along the back hallway of City Hall prior to the Special Call City Commission Meeting from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29th.  The project engineer from Strand Associates will also be at City Hall from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29th.

Please contact me by e-mail or phone if you have any questions.  Thank you for your interest in this project. 

Chuck Knowles
TIGER Grant Project Manager
502-352-2072  (office)
502-682-5590  (cell)