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19 hrs ago | State Journal

CASA of the Bluegrass swears in volunteers

Six new CASA volunteers were sworn in to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children involved in Family Court.

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Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

23 hrs ago | State Journal

Sheriff: Standoff ensues after teen shot

It took about four and a half hours of negotiations before law enforcement officials were able to arrest Samuel Isaacs, accused of shooting a 13-year-old boy at a Franklin County trailer park Monday evening.

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Related Topix: University of Kentucky, Versailles, KY

Yesterday | WLEX-TV Lexington

Deputies Make Arrest In Shooting Of Franklin Co. Teen

Deputies arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting of a teenager in a Franklin County mobile home park after a long standoff Monday evening.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

State Journal

Enjoy blues, jazz for a good cause

For many of us, it's hard to imagine not feeling safe in our own homes. But in our own community last year, Family Abuse Services, Inc. assisted more than 150 women, children and men who felt unsafe because of domestic abuse by providing 1,150 safe nights of housing.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

State Journal

Festival season kicks off Saturday

What began as an event to help a small community not be forgotten, has become a weekend not to forget.

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State Journal

Vaccines: First line of defense

August is Immunization Awareness Month and the Franklin County Health Department along with other medical providers have been busy immunizing the school children of Frankfort and Franklin County.

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Related Topix: Frankfort, KY, Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law

Sat Aug 16, 2014

WDRB-TV Louisville

Shooting leaves teen dead, family friend says it was an accident

Posters themed around a horror movie called The Purge have been circulating on social media with today's date on it.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY, Best of 2007, Frankfort, KY

Fri Aug 15, 2014

State Journal

Local law enforcement joins national crackdown

The Frankfort Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office are joining other law enforcement agencies nationwide for the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

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WLEX-TV Lexington

Man Convicted In 1998 Shooting Arrested On Drug Charges

Franklin County deputies arrested Darius Shareef, 36, Wednesday. Deputies say they found crack cocain, scales and $1,000 cash in his Frankfort home.

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Related Topix: Frankfort, KY

Thu Aug 14, 2014

State Journal

Here and There

The amphitheater is located at the end of West Main Street, next to Liberty Hall and behind the Kentucky Bar Association.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Richmond, KY

Mon Aug 11, 2014

WKYT

$236,000 worth of marijuana found in Franklin Co.

Deputies found 118 marijuana plants behind a construction site on Monday. Franklin County sheriff's deputies and firefighters cut the plants from a hill behind a store that is under construction in the Park Side Drive development.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

KOB-TV New Mexico

Yard sale bargains stretch 700 miles across several states

It's a pseudo shopping mall that stretches nearly 700 miles from Alabama to Michigan.

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State Journal

School Memories

There was a common thread through all of the conversations I had with the young, old and in-between.

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Related Topix: Frankfort, KY

Fri Aug 08, 2014

WDTN-TV Dayton

Video: Worlda s longest garage sale travels through Miami Valley

The world's longest yard sale is underway and you can hit the sales right here in the Miami Valley.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

WKYT

Franklin Co. Humane Society needs help caring for extra cats

Dozens of cats have been rescued from a hoarding case in Franklin County. The Franklin County Humane Society tells us they took 33 cats from a home on Patricia Drive in Frankfort.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

State Journal

Meet the new faces at The State Journal

Five new staff members have joined The State Journal newsroom over the course of the last several months.

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Related Topix: Richmond, KY, Photography, Arts, Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, Frankfort, KY

Columbia Magazine

AG Conway announces indictment of KY Rep. Ben Waide

AG Conway announces indictment of KY Rep. Ben Waide By Daniel Kemp, Deputy Communications Director News from Attorney General Jack Conway's office Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the indictment of Kentucky State Representative Forrest "Ben" Waide, 51, of Madisonville, KY, for alleged violations of Kentucky campaign finance laws.

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Related Topix: Madisonville, KY

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

Stolen badge prompts warning to the public

A badge belonging to a Franklin County deputy jailer has been stolen, prompting authorities to issue a warning to the public.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

State Journal

Around Frankfort

Bondurant Middle School will host a Back to School Bash for incoming students July 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the school.

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Related Topix: Frankfort, KY

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Police: Mom Left Child at Pool, Smoked Crack

A Kentucky sheriff says a woman left her 9-year-old daughter alone at a hotel pool while she smoked crack cocaine in a hotel room.

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Related Topix: Frankfort, KY

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