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)

4th of July fireworks viewing at the Capital garage – traffic pattern

SFNA has again secured the top level of the garage for public fireworks viewing.

In light of the notice below please plan accordingly:

Pedestrians – walk up from South Frankfort as usual

Vehicles: follow Capital Ave past the floral clock and around the back of the Annex building OR come up Shelby to the furthest entry lane (behind the Annex) as both roads at that point have parking spots.

Capitol Annex Garage Update – Monday, July 1 – Thursday, July 11. The up ramp will be closed with no access from Old Lawrenceburg Road or any level. To enter the garage, please go to the top level and use the down ramp. You will be able to exit the garage from any level via the down ramp to Old Lawrenceburg Road.

public input – Second Street TIGER Grant Project

The public informational meeting was conducted on Thursday, May 30th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the River Room of the Paul Sawyier Public Library.  Those who were able to attend were provided a trifold with general information about the project, a feedback questionnaire for roadway design options, and colored stickers for indicating streetscape preferences.

For those of you who were not able to attend, we have posted the trifold, feedback questionnaire, project goals and objectives, parking utilization study report, roadway plots, and streetscape boards to the project website.  These can be accessed directly with the following link   www.frankfort.ky.gov/602/Public-Meeting-Documents-Exhibits-and-Fe

If you would like, the feedback questionnaire may be completed and submitted online.  All feedback questionnaires must be received at City Hall by close of business on Friday, June 14th. Follow the link above for the questionnaire.

Early South Frankfort / Rogers Funeral Home

A number of South Frankfort properties were painted in the last year and Rogers Funeral Home is one of the most noticeable. The new paint combined with the removal of the dead sycamores on the front side and repairs to the stone walls has elevated the building’s presence on the corner of Ewing and W 2nd St (running all the way back to Weber Court).