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).

April 25 free potluck dinner, Food Share planning!

from the Farmer’s Market team:

Free potluck meal! The South Frankfort Food Share Community Meal is on Thursday, April 25, 5:30-7 pm, in the Community Room at Paul Sawyier Public Library.

All are welcome, with or without a dish to share. We’ll make plans for the South Frankfort Food Share, bringing fresh, local vegetables to everyone in the community on a sliding income scale. Kids welcome!

In partnership with community members, the Franklin County Farmers Market may be able to host four Food Shares at Second Street School this year! Over dinner, we need your input:
* What favorite veggies do you want to see in the shares?
* How can we best spread the word about the Food Share?
* In what way do you want to be involved?
We’ll collect everyone’s ideas for all of this and more.

Message us with questions: FranklinCountyFarmersMarket@gmail.com

RSVP – Be sure to let us know you’re coming here:

Q2 Meeting and Fall Picnic Planning

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Next SFNA Quarterly Meeting! Join us as we meet using the nice space donated to us by the folks at 1st Corinthian Baptist Church, and we discus the return of the SFNA Fall Picnic! If you’ve never joined us before, this will be a fun one! Guest speakers are being lined up, and will be announced as soon as we confirm.

Join us! We’re having big fun in South Frankfort and know the more, the merrier!

Free tree!

We are teaming up with ReForest Frankfort! ?????

SFNA will deliver and plant a sapling to any paid, current neighborhood association member following the ReForest event (4/6).

Both existing and NEW memberships ‘count’ towards getting your new, free tree! If you’re not a member currently, now is a great time to join – what fun to all have trees growing together to benefit our community. ?

‼️You MUST RSVP by Thursday, April 4th to get in line for your tree and schedule the planting. ***We can not accept RSVPs after this date.***

Requests must be within existing neighborhood boundaries; we are carefully following City guidelines and codes about planting.

To RSVP, simply message us or comment on facebook – please note if you are a current paid member, or a new/want-to-renew member. We can collect new/renewal dues when we come by to plant! Easy!

Looking forward to refreshing our sweet little neighborhood and being kind to the earth – let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions!

SFNA Quarterly Meeting Agenda 3.25.2019

David Stumbo, President
Kim Vanderoort, Vice-President
Ellen Collins, Treasurer
Katherine Mueller, Secretary
Joel Fischer, Past President
Jeff Jagnow, Member-at-Large

• Treasurer’s Report (Ellen)
• Scholarship fund update (Ellen)
• Membership Report (Ellen)
• Tiger Grant Update
• Farmer’s Market Update
• Expedition Frankfort Update (Katie)
• Location Ideas for next Quarterly Meeting – 2nd Quarter will be held at 1st Corinthian on 2nd & Logan. future locations after that?

  • Dodgeball Tourney; 5/18 @ FHS Gym
  • Racquetball Tourney; 4/6 @ KSU Courts
  • Potential Tennis Tourney; 4/13, rain date of 4/14 @ PAC Courts (David)
  • • FHS Track Meet; 5/8, 5:30pm, WHHS — Need volunteer or two (David)

• 6/7 @ Downtown Summer Concert – Membership Table set up – we can’t sell anything, can paint faces (Katie) and recruit membership. We need a pop-up tent, contact Katie

• Potential next meeting dates – June, September, Potluck Party (no business discussed) in December (looking at IOOF Lodge, open to suggestions)

• Membership Drive – ideas? – open to discussion

• Fall Picnic – need to choose a block – open to discussion

• Have added a donate button to website – want to add one to FB, can’t until we have 2000 LIKES. Starting Like drive tomorrow so we can add the button!

• On the table: inviting one city commissioner or the mayor to each quarterly meeting to give an update, when possible. 
NOTE: we no longer have a commissioner residing in South Frankfort

Open the Floor

Get to Casa Fiesta! Tacos and margaritas for a cause!

Monday 25 March 2019 – SFNA Quarterly Meeting

7pm at the VFW Annex Building
2nd Street at Capital Ave (tan building closest to the Bridge)

Rescheduled Q1 meeting! We will hear from board members about upcoming scholarship fundraisers, a progress report from the 2nd Street Tiger Grant, and an update about Expedition Frankfort. We encourage everyone to attend – big (and big fun) things happening in 2019! We love new faces – come one, come all – if you’ve never been, start now!

Many thanks to our gracious hosts, the VFW! The meeting will be in the non-smoking annex right next to the VFW.


The SFNA quarterly meeting scheduled for 2/25 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled soon.

We want •••everyone••• to get to the FHS gym to cheer on the Panthers in the first round of basketball Regionals against Dunbar! ?

Game time is at 7 – get out and support our neighborhood students at our neighborhood school!


Franklin County Farmers Market’s statement about the Downtown Master Plan

Franklin County Farmers Market’s statement about the Downtown Master Plan
January 2019

Downtown redevelopment has the potential to transform downtown Frankfort, and the farmers market, like so many of us, is still processing the potential changes. Of course we like our current location, and it is hard to imagine changing that, but it is clear to us that the farmers market is one piece of the downtown redevelopment puzzle and that we benefit from a thriving downtown. We also know that the Market Pavilion is located on state property, and that over the long term neither we nor the City of Frankfort can keep the state from deciding to sell that land as surplus property.

The Franklin County Farmers Market is managed by an elected board of market members, and the market board is tasked with making decisions for the market and choosing how to communicate those decisions with the wider community. On the issue of the downtown master plan, we are concerned about the impact that downtown redevelopment may have on the market, and there are real questions about the proposed alternate location. However, through their approval of this plan, the city and county governments have made a clear commitment to having a vibrant farmers market as part of the fabric of downtown. That’s a goal that the market shares wholeheartedly.

Our market is thriving thanks to hard work and sustained support from local producers, market customers, local elected officials, city and county staff, community leaders, local businesses, schools, non-profits, and area residents. We are grateful to be deeply rooted in this amazing community, committed to ongoing participation in a civil and constructive conversation about downtown redevelopment, and eager to continue to feed this community for years to come.