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For Immediate Release - April 19, 2016 –  The Frankfort Fire Department will soon be putting new procedures in place which they feel will increase the quality of care for cardiac arrest patients according to Fire Chief Eddie Slone. 

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly, which is caused by arrhythmias, including abnormal or irregular heart rhythms.  When this occurs immediate attention is needed by starting CPR right away, using a defibrillator to shock the heart and establish a normal heart rhythm, and in many cases the administration of cardiac drugs.  Without these tools death can occur within minutes of a cardiac arrest.

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Both the City of Frankfort and Franklin County Fire Departments have offered proposals for an Automatic Aid Agreement between the two agencies.

Automatic aid is a contractual agreement between two or more fire departments where one department will automatically be dispatched with their neighboring department to structure fires or other incidents according to Captain John Redfern of the Frankfort Fire Department.

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December 21, 2015, Frankfort, Kentucky – Need to report a damaged street sign? Pay a parking ticket? Find out when the next ArtWalk is taking place? Discover what’s on the next City Commission Agenda for discussion? Well, all that and more can now be found at your fingertips thanks to the new Frankfort City App for Smart Phones, tablets and other devices.

The App, which is now available free of charge on the App store for IPhone users and on Google Play for Android users.

To find the App, search for City of Frankfort KY. The application is free and should only take a minute or two to download to your smart device. The App gives citizens access to the Frankfort/Franklin County Community Calendar, the City’s Facebook page, Commission Videos, Parking Ticket and Property payments as well as access to the City’s Website. The App also gives direct contact information to City Hall including email, phone and an interactive map.

The App can also be expanded to include additional functions as they are needed and the City welcomes citizens’ input on what additions might be helpful.

For more information contact Rebecca Hall at

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The Frankfort Police Department is creating a “We Care Kit” program that will focus on providing assistance to the homeless, victims of domestic violence, and other individuals in need living in our community.  Learn how you can help....


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Frankfort Named One of’s 10 Best Cities for African Americans, 2016

Inaugural list identifies and ranks America’s best cities for African Americans

April 4, 2016

In nearly every news cycle there's a story about the struggles faced by African Americans in our nation’s cities. Sadly, no place has yet to solve all issues of inequality for its residents. However, many smaller to mid-sized U.S. cities offer more level playing fields than their larger counterparts. With this in mind, has named Frankfort one of the10 Best Cities for African Americans, 2016.

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Possible Street Relocation

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At their November Work Session the Frankfort City Commission directed staff to research the possible realignment of Conway Street and the re-location of the Second Street Fire Station. No decisions have been made and public meetings to discuss the subject are being planned. Below is a rendering of the possible realignment/relocation.

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The Frankfort-Franklin County Office of Emergency Management is proud to announce the launch of the Ready Frankfort App that is designed to encourage Frankfort and Franklin County citizens to be for a disaster. The app includes a module to help citizens create and share family emergency plans and identify/gather necessary supplies. Citizens will receive instant notification with access to emergency preparedness information and resources, including shelters and evacuation routes.

The Ready Frankfort App is free and available on iOS or Android devices and can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play or by visiting

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Juniper Hill Installs Solar Photovoltaic System

Earth Tools Inc., has installed a solar photovoltaic system at the Parks & Rec office at Juniper Hills Park.  The solar system produces electricity that serves the Parks & Rec office and Pro Shop and is interconnected with the local electric utility. The energy production from the solar system is monitored online and visitors can view the usage. Click Here

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Purpose of Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant Fund

The City of Frankfort’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant is intended to help stimulate the rehabilitation of the physical structure character of a few of our oldest neighborhoods within the City. This fund has been established by the City Commission as a one year program available to property owners within the historic districts, Bellepoint/Buttimer Hill, and portions of Holmes Street.

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August 14, 2017 – Frankfort Public Works has announced that its Flood Wall Division will be conducting a routine Floodwall Exercise on Friday, August 25, 2017. 

The Exercise consists of installing Floodwall closures at appropriate locations around the City, according to Streets Superintendent Keith Meriwether. The Division conducts the Floodwall Exercise periodically to ensure the system will work properly if needed during potential flooding events throughout the year, said Meriwether.

Installation of the Floodwall closures will result in the temporary closing of multiple streets.  However, these street closings are estimated to last only two to four hours. 
At approximately 4 p.m. on August 25 Battle Alley and the parking area behind the Public Safety Building at 300 West Second Street will be closed.

At approximately 8 p.m. on August 25 Bridge Street and the access road behind Buffalo Trace and adjacent to Lewis Ferry Road will be closed.

Citizens are encouraged to find alternate routes during these closures.  Estimated duration of these closures is approximately two hours, however, the closures may last longer depending on unforeseen circumstances.

For more information contact Rebecca Hall at

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Welcome to the City of Frankfort Online. Here you can find access to city departments and  services.

Find out information about  Police, Fire, EMS, Sewer and Public Works. Find contact information for City Officials and departments.

Here you will also be able to access a wide variety of services, such as an online search tool for property tax records, get an accident report, report a crime, pay your tax bills and garbage collection fees, and parking tickets too.

Information about employment opportunities, city ordinances and upcoming events are all available from this website.



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From The Chief.....

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I recently had the pleasure of meeting with the Frankfort Human Rights Commission.  This outstanding group of people has volunteered their time to ensuring that our community is devoid of the discriminations and prejudices that have plagued so many towns throughout our nation.  While the goal is a lofty one due to the personal perceptions of individuals who live in every town, it was invigorating to see just how closely the goals of the Frankfort Police Department mesh with the goals of the Commission.

I have said many times that “the police are the community, and the community is the police”, but what exactly does that mean?  Well, it simply means that crime is a social problem, not a police problem.  The police are the service organization that deals with these issues, but we must all work together to ensure that our community is safe from crime and degradation.  The police are not an occupying force.  In a civilized society, it is important to consider that we are here to provide a service and not a controlling oversight.  Certainly there are situations that require our skill set to maintain order and control.  However, on a daily basis, we are simply here to assist wherever and however we may be needed.

You may have noticed the symbol of this nation’s criminal justice system.  Lady Justice is holding a balanced scale and wearing a blindfold.  The scales are to illustrate that our checks and balances strive to weigh the facts equally to ensure justice.  The blindfold is to signify that justice is blind.  Blind to race, sex, orientation, nationality, and all other differences that make this nation what it was intended to be.  Over the past few years, this question of blind justice has certainly been questioned.  I cannot speak for every police agency in every community throughout the nation.  However, I can assure the members of our community that the men and women of the Frankfort Police Department are committed to this concept of blind justice.  Our number one goal is to illustrate through our words and actions that we are dedicated to policing human beings who are all entitled to fair and impartial treatment by police.

One common theme that troubles me, in the past few years’ law enforcement use of force situations nationally, is the question of the existing police-community relationship prior to the tragic event(s).  That theme seems to, consistently, be one of a strained relationship.  These unfortunate events serve as a tipping point in communities that are already on edge due to lack of relationship and/or mistrust between the community and their police.  We all have to get out in front of this and work daily to build these positive relationships.  It truly is a win win situation for our community.  In doing so, we can better function together to achieve our common goals of a peaceful, crime free community.  And when we look at the troubling events that we see on FOX News or CNN, we can collectively shout from the highest mountain, NOT IN OUR TOWN!!


The Frankfort/Franklin County Community Calendar is sponsored by the City of Frankfort and the Franklin County Fiscal Court. Information for the calendar is supplied by the City, County, Downtown Frankfort, Inc., the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Capital Development 

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  • August 22, 2017 Code Enforcement Board 5 pm
  • August 23, 2017 Joint Land Use Committee Meeting 5:30 pm
  • August 28, 2017 Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting 5 pm

Employment Opportunities

Firefighter Recruit - The City of Frankfort, Kentucky is accepting applications for Firefighter Recruit.  The Department is a full service agency providing both fire protection and emergency medical services.  The City welcomes applicants with Paramedic or EMT credentials. Learn More...

Patrol Officer I
The City of Frankfort, Kentucky, seeks qualified applicants for the position of Patrol Officer I to join our Police Department serving the state’s Capital City.  The Frankfort Police Department is a State Accredited Law Enforcement Agency and is dedicated to maintaining a safe and attractive environment for its citizens. Learn More...

Public Works Tech I/II/III
The City of Frankfort, Kentucky, seeks qualified applicants for the position of Public Works Tech.  Job duties include the following:

Assists in installing, constructing, repairing and/or cleaning City buildings, streets and roads, floodwalls, sidewalks, storm sewers, culverts, catch basins, man-holes, drainage ditches, street signs, barricades, guard rails, etc. Learn More...

The City of Frankfort will receive sealed bids for a twenty-eight (28) month contract (September 1, 2017-December 31,2019) with the option of two (2) additional One (1) year extensions for the Finished Grass Mowing, Bush Hogging, Weed Eating and Herbicide Spraying for the City of Frankfort Department of Planning and Building Codes, commencing with the execution of a contract between the City and the successful bidder.  Bids will be received in the Finance Department, City Hall, 315 West Second Street, Frankfort, Kentucky, until 2:00 p.m. EST, Monday, August 21, 2017.
Full bid specifications.

The City of Frankfort, Kentucky, hereafter the “City” shall accept bids for a 25 cubic yard high compaction rear load packer body and chassis in the City of Frankfort, Kentucky.  Bids must be received by the City of Frankfort on or before August 21 , at 2:00 p.m. Full bid Specifications

Meets on AUGUST 23, 2017 – 5:30 p.m.

The agenda includes reports from member groups: National Guard, Army Aviation, Capital City Airport, City of Frankfort and Franklin County Fiscal Court on upcoming projects.

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City of Frankfort

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315 West Second Street
P. O.  Box 697
Frankfort KY 40601