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Improving “Access”

January 17, 2017

Longtime Downtown Soup Kitchen and Shelter Getting Facelift. In the mid-1970s community leaders from various churches came together to create an entity providing meals, shelter, and other basic needs for underprivileged men in the downtown Frankfort area. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization was founded to manage the facility. They named it ACCESS, an acronym for Actively Caring Christians Enlisting Supporting Service. Located at 311 W. 2nd St., Access, more commonly known as the Access Soup Kitchen and Men’s Shelter, serves men in the downtown area seven days a week, 365 days a year. I recently set down with Ed Ball, president of the organization, to learn more about what they do at Access and what their plans are for the future....

Keeping Frankfort Special

January 05, 2017

Make a Resolution to Check Out Downtown Opportunities. Early in 2016 I began writing a bi-weekly column featuring local downtown people and businesses. It has been wonderful getting to know some of our great downtown personalities and merchants and having the opportunity to share their stories with you, the State Journal readers. The good news as we set sail into 2017 is that we’ve only just begun. There are many more interesting people with great stories to tell. For me, having grown up in Los Angeles, followed by spending twenty years as a Nashville resident, it has been a joy to be part of a community with a more intimate scale. Every time I’m downtown I see someone I know,...