City of Frankfort

Capital of Kentucky

Public Announcements

Pedestrian Access to be Restored at ‘Singing Bridge’

Posted by on Wed, 09/02/2015 - 2:57pm

Pedestrian access to be restored at ‘Singing Bridge’ in Frankfort

Vehicular traffic will be reduced to one lane

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 2, 2015) – Pedestrian access will soon be restored at the ‘Singing Bridge’ in downtown Frankfort. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) engineers met with city and Franklin County officials this week to discuss ways to provide access for both pedestrians and vehicles on this aging structure. Based on these discussions and load limits of the bridge, it has been decided to have one sidewalk for pedestrians and one lane for vehicles. The sidewalk on the east side (upstream side) of the ‘Singing Bridge’ will be reopened to pedestrians. Vehicular traffic will be restricted to the southbound direction only from downtown towards Second Street. KYTC is working on detour signage for northbound US 60X traffic. Motorists will be detoured via Second Street, Capital Avenue and Main Street. Detour sign installation, change in vehicular traffic pattern and reopening of one sidewalk will occur the week of September 7. Sidewalks on the ‘Singing Bridge’ were closed on Friday, August 28 due to safety concerns. Recent data analysis by a consultant engineering firm indicated that the 122-year old bridge could not safely accommodate the existing configuration for pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Several members of the bridge’s steel truss have deterioration which reduces its structural capacity. The bridge was closed to pedestrian traffic...

2nd Annual City Preservation Grant Program - now open!

Posted by Gary Muller on Mon, 08/31/2015 - 8:34am

The City of Frankfort is preparing to initiate the second year of its Historic Preservation Grant Program.  This year the program was expanded to all property owners within a National Historic Districts.  After a successful pilot launch last year, the City further supported the second year by both increasing the eligible properties and increased the funding for the program to $50,000. 



Job Announcement KCDC

Posted by on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 7:54am

Kentucky Capital Development Corporation is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant.  Applicants will be required to perform administrative and office support for KCDC.  Duties may include fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, filing, faxing billing/invoicing, payroll, document preparation and project/program support.  Extensive computer skills are required, as well as internet research abilities and strong communication skills.  QuickBooks experience a plus.  Mail resume to KCDC, 109 Consumer Lane, Frankfort, KY.  Deadline for resume acceptance is August 10, 2015. 


Get Your Garbage Bill Up-To-Date

Posted by on Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:09am

The Solid Waste Ordinance is being enforced due to the large amount of outstanding solid waste payments, which go as far back as 2009. "In addition to other remedies set forth in this Chapter, where the owner, tenant or lessee of a residential unit fails to pay to the City the applicable garbage collection fee set forth in 50.14 within thirty days of the issuance of the invoice, the City may 1) stop collection of garbage and recyclable material at all of the owner's, tenant's or lessee's residential units, located within the City, and may collect the City issued trash container and the recycling container to all of the owner's, tenant's or lessee's residential units, and 2) file a lien against all of the owner's, tenant's or lessee's residential units in the amount due to the City for garbage collection and file suit to enforce the amount of the lien, and collect interest in the amount of eighteen percent (18%) per annum and reasonable attorney's fees." If you think you have an unpaid garbage bill please call (502)875-8500.      


Juniper Hill Aquatic Center is Now Open!

Posted by on Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:28am


Monday - Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Daily Entry Fee:

Children 2 and under are free

Children 3-10 $4.00

Children 11-17 $5.00

Adults 18-59 $6.00

Seniors 60 and over $5.00

*Twilight Rate 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. half price!

For more information contact the Aquatic Center

Admissions Gate: (502) 875-8579

Office: (502) 352-2037 

Small Business Adminstration

Posted by on Fri, 05/29/2015 - 1:40pm

The U.S. Small Business Administration reminds businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters in Kentucky of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides and mudslides on April 2-17, 2015. The deadline to apply for a physical damage disaster loan is June 30, 2015.
The disaster declaration covers the counties of Bath, Bourbon, Carter, Elliott, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Madison, Rowan and Scott in Kentucky which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA.
To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register with FEMA online at...

FEMA Disaster Center - April Flooding Event

Posted by on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 1:21pm

FEMA has open a disaster center for Individual Assistance for the April Flooding Event.  The center is located at 101 University Drive (Kentucky State University Exum Center) in Frankfort.

NOAA Innundation Flood Map Information

Posted by on Thu, 03/05/2015 - 4:36pm

Click this Link for NOAA Innundation Flood Map Information

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


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