City of Frankfort

Capital of Kentucky

Public Announcements

Attention: City of Frankfort Residents

Posted by Thomas Bradley on Fri, 02/27/2015 - 9:32am


Solid Waste Department Announcement: 

The City of Frankfort’s Solid Waste Department appreciates everyone’s patience during the recent winter weather.  Please be advised that all “Pay As You Throw” Ordinances will apply to trash and recycle pickups effective 3/2/15. 

Please contact the City of Frankfort Solid Waste Department at (502) 875-8527 or Public Works at (502) 352-2088 with any questions. 



Suspending garbage and recycling collection

Posted by on Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:23pm

News Release –

Frankfort, Kentucky – February 18, 2015 – Due to record snowfall, extreme temperatures and the temporary closing of the Benson Valley Landfill the Frankfort Division of Solid Waste will be suspending garbage and recycling collection for the week of Tuesday, February 16 through Friday, February 20, 2015.  Currently plans are to resume pickup on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.  Both weeks’ garbage and recycling will be picked up during those runs on regularly scheduled days.  City overflow bags will not be required.

Tom Russell
Emergency Management Director
Frankfort/Franklin County
Office  -  502-352-2065
Cell  -  502-682-7721

Travel Restrictions

Posted by on Tue, 02/17/2015 - 3:11pm

Frankfort/Franklin Co. Office of Emergency Management & E-911 have declared a LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY in response to the snow storm event.  Please click here for more information.

No Trash Pickup

Posted by on Mon, 02/16/2015 - 1:30pm

There will be no trash pickup on Tuesday, February 17th due to imclement weather. There will be a double pickup on Wednesday, February 18th weather permitting


Board of Commissioners 2015-2016 Goals

Posted by on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 3:38pm

2015 Commission Goals


























NMI = Need More Information


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The New Downtown Parking Violation Fees Are Being Enforced

Posted by Jeff Abrams on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:13pm

For more information please see the new ordinance under Latest News at the bottom of the page. Questions contact the Police Department at 875-8523.

City approvals suspended until all taxes, fees, liens, fines are paid

Posted by Gary Muller on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:54am

PUBLIC NOTICE -  In accordance with the recently adopted ordinance #22, 2014 series, (adopted November 24, 2014) A property owner of any property within the city limits that has delinquent taxes, fees, fines, or liens shall be required to pay such in full for all properties within the City limits, prior to the city issueing any license, permit, sewer connections, building or electric inspections, board requests, occupancy, rental inspections, or any other action requiring City approval. 


JLUS Implementation Committee next meeting January 13, 2015

Posted by Gary Muller on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:43am

The next JLUS Implementation Committee meeting is January 13th, beginning at 5:30 at City Hall.   Discussion will be primarily concerning a draft Memorandum of Understanding.


For more information  please contact:

           Robert Hewitt at 502-875-8701 for County concerns

           Gary Muller at 502-352-2100 for City concerns

Construction to begin on US 127 in Franklin County

Posted by on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 2:17pm


Louisville, KY (February 18, 2014) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently awarded a contract for roadway improvements to US 127 (Wilkinson Boulevard) in Franklin County.  The $8.9 million project will involve the removal and replacement of the concrete pavement on US 127 from West Broadway to Holmes Street (mile point 8.6 to 10.5).  The construction work will also address drainage issues in the area.


“This project will provide a much smoother riding surface for motorists traveling on Wilkinson Boulevard,” stated Matt Bullock, Chief District Engineer for the Department of Highways District 5 Office in Louisville.  “The original concrete lanes were constructed in the early 1970’s and while some repairs have been made through the years, this pavement has exceeded its useful life.”


Work is scheduled to begin this week with the contractor cleaning culverts and making preparation for drain pipe replacement.  Lane closures are possible and the speed limit in the work zone has been reduced to 35 MPH.


The pavement work is scheduled to begin in mid-March and at that time US 127 will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  Traffic will be shifted to the southbound lanes while crews replace the pavement in the northbound lanes.  Once that phase of work is complete, traffic will use the newly paved northbound lanes while work is performed in the southbound lanes. 


KYTC has...

Temporary Signs or Banners for commercial property - what is allowed?

Posted by Gary Muller on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 10:30am

 How many, how long, and where can businesses place temporary signs or banners?   

It is always best to contact the Planning Office at 502-352-2094 before buying or installing any signs (temporary or not).    We are here to help you!

In general - Temporary banners or other temporary signs are permitted only for commercial, office and industrial uses and shall have only one temporary sign on the same property at no larger than 32 sq.ft..   No temporary sign shall be erected on a premise for a cumulative total of more than sixty (60) days per calendar year. Any applicant that proposes to maintain the same banner/ temporary sign for a period greater than sixty (60) days per calendar year shall obtain approval from the Planning Commission.

So does this mean you only get one sign for 60 days a year on your property?- NO.   It means the exact same sign cannot remain longer than 60 days - you can install one, then replace it with a similar or different sign, and so on.  But if you desire to keep the same temporary/banner sign for more than 60 days, then you need to get Planning Commission approval. 

So  I can only have 1 temporary banner or sign on my property at a time? - YES    (However, if a temporary sign is placed where it is not visible from the public right-of-way, staff can allow other temporary signs on the site (these are often 1 or...


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