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Frankly Speaking

Spelling So Others Can Learn

August 15, 2016

Fundraiser Supports Local Adult Education Center. Last weekend, I had the privilege of taking part in Spellapalooza VII.  The annual event benefited the Thorn Hill Education Center in Frankfort.  Since it’s a fundraiser I thought it might be nice if I found out something about the organization. What I discovered is amazing! “Thorn Hill is more than an education center,” says Executive Director Dani Smith-Thorne. “It’s a community focus point. We strive to be a positive influence on Franklin County to help make things better.” With a small, committed staff of thirteen, plus six others who volunteer on a continual basis, Thorn Hill provides opportunities for adults to attain their GED plus the tools and assistance necessary to go on...

A View on Frankfort

August 08, 2016

Photographer Shows Our Best Side.  From the moment you walk into Gene Burch’s photography studio in the McClure building downtown you know you’re somewhere special. Everywhere you look there’s beauty courtesy of an amazing array of photographs.  Some of them are nature photos and some are of buildings but they all have one thing in common. They’re the product of a man with a gift for seeing and artfully recording something that’s worthy of our attention. If you live in Frankfort you’ve seen Gene Burch’s work. He’s taken thousands upon thousands of photographs capturing the uniqueness and beauty of Frankfort. They have filled the pages of books and calendars. They hang on the walls of several buildings in town including...