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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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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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August 22, 2016 – At their annual conference in Bowling Green, Saturday, August 20 the Kentucky Association of Fire Chiefs named Frankfort Fire & EMS Chief Eddie Slone Career Fire Chief of the Year.

Chief Slone joined Frankfort Fire & EMS in 1994 and was promoted through the ranks until taking over as chief in 2013. His Department has 82 fulltime employees and responds to 7000 EMS and 1000 fire runs a year. Slone was instrumental in Frankfort receiving a Class II ISO rating in 2014. He has also fostered a regional attitude, working with Georgetown Fire to create a joint training program. Along with that regional approach he is the president of the Central Kentucky Fire Chiefs Association.

For more information contact Rebecca Hall at

Kentucky’s Association of Fire Chiefs Names Slone Career Fire Chief of the Year

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The Public Works Department is sponsoring FREE pick up for the Pay As You Throw Program. This pick up will take place on September 13-16 ON YOUR SCHEDULED PICK UP DAY.

During this week, residents may set out extra trash for collection on YOUR SCHEDULED PICK UP DAY. Extra garbage can be placed in 32 gallon trash cans or regular trash bags not exceeding 50 lbs. (overflow bags are not required). Recycle containers may not be used for trash disposal.  Please containerize all items and construction debris into trash cans or trash bags, cardboard boxes are not suitable containers. Old household appliances, furniture and other items will be picked up on your regular garbage collection day. You may also bring your electronic waste to the recycle facility on Rouse Ave. for proper collection. The City will not pick up tires, petroleum products or chemicals. All City of Frankfort Slid Waste Ordinances still apply.

Please be aware that extra time may be needed by the Sanitation Department to pick up extra trash during PAYT FREE Week.  Typical route times may vary. 

Call the Public Works Department at 352-2088 or Solid Waste at 875-8527 for more information about the PAYT FREE Week or visit our website at


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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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On September 15, turn on your porch lights to honor everyone touched by cancer in every community in the Commonwealth! Snap a selfie and tag us #HopeShinesOnKY!

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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

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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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 Corporation and the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism Commission.

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  • September 26, 2016 Board of Commissioners - Regular Meeting 5:00 pm
  • September 27, 2016 Nuisance Code Board Meeting 5:00pm

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Animal Control Officer – Part Time
The City of Frankfort seeks qualified applicants for the position of Animal Control Officer.  Under general supervision, performs animal control, responds to citizen concerns related to animals, inspects missing or damaged road signs, markers, lights, etc.  May performs backup parking enforcement and light hauling for police.  Performs related work as required.

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Sewer Lead Plant Operator

The City of Frankfort seeks experienced applicants to join the Sewer Department as a Lead Plant Operator.  This position requires assistance in the daily operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant in compliance with established procedures and standards and federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  May function as supervisor to Plant Operator Trainee, Plant Operator I, Plant Operator II, Plant Operator III and Plant Operator IV. Pay rate will be dependent upon the candidate’s licensure and associated pay grade.

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City Manager Recruitment

The City of Frankfort, Kentucky’s capital city, is seeking proposals to conduct a nationwide search for the City Manager position. Learn more....

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Ready Frankfort App

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


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!!

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P. O.  Box 697
Frankfort KY 40601