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Frankly Speaking

There’s a White Cat on Main Street

March 28, 2017

A New Art Studio Brings Vibrant Color to Downtown. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised. When I walked up to the front door of the White Cat studio at 232 W. Main St. in downtown Frankfort, the first thing I saw was a white cat looking out the front door window. Her name is Lola and studio owner Jacqueline Keough got her from a shelter in Hazard last October.  It turns out Lola is not the white cat for which the studio is named. That story goes back to Keough's high school days. "I found a white cat in the snow in the church parking lot. My parents knew right away it was coming home with us." Though born in New Mexico, Keough...

May I Toot the Horn?

February 27, 2017

Taking a Closer Look at DFI and Downtown. A recent poll in the State Journal left me feeling like a number of Frankfort residents may not be aware of all that Downtown Frankfort Incorporated (DFI) is doing downtown.  When asked if DFI does an effective job promoting and improving downtown, 136 out of the 283 respondents said no. Another 37 said they “didn’t know.” As one who has now been on the DFI board for a little over a year I can vouch for the spirit and effort being expended behind the scenes on behalf of supporting and developing the downtown area. Because I have the good fortune to be able to share with the State Journal readers in writing...