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Elvis showdown in Frankfort

Dwight Icenhower’s name echoes that of the man who served as President of the United States for most of the 1950s, and Saturday he won a contest impersonating the man who changed music that same decade. The Orlando performer bested 22 other hopefuls in the Elvis in Frankfort competition Friday and Saturday in the Capitol Plaza Hotel. With his victory, Icenhower secured a place in the annual Images of the King competition during Elvis week, Aug. 10-15, in Memphis. In addition to the competitors, there was a performance by 2009 Images of the King champion Jesse Aaron. Event organizer Kathy Stigers said 235 people turned out to see the competition, which is held the last weekend in February every year at the Capitol Plaza in Frankfort.

Photos by Amy Wallot.

Waldorf Teaching; Seeing the whole picture

April 14, 2009 by Jonathan Palmer  
Filed under Centerpiece, Features, Slideshows

FRANKFORT — It begins with a circle, a review and barely contained excitement. It ends with artistic expression — and a critique that reinforces a lesson.

Ida Palmer-Ball’s first-grade class at Frankfort’s Good Shepherd School learn with their heads, their hearts and their hands as they illustrate through watercolor painting some lesson learned during the school week. (Read Mary Branham’s story here).

Rally for the mountains at the Capital

During the I Love Mountains rally in Frankfort on Feb. 17, 2009, actor Ashley Judd took the podium to speak out against mountain top removal mining and in support of the Stream Saver Bill.


Celebration of the new president Obama in D.C.

January 20, 2009 by Helena Hau  
Filed under David Stephenson, Helena Hau, Second Look, Videos

Millions gathered at the National Mall in D.C. to celebrate the inauguration of President Obama.
Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2009.

Frankfort High School students hit the Capitol building on the day before the inauguration of Barack Obama in Washington D.C., on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009.

Bringing in the barrel

Jimmy Johnson, 92, brought in the six millionth barrel for Buffalo Trace distillery. Johnson, a retired employee of Buffalo Trace, has brought in every millionth barrel since prohibition. President and CEO of Buffalo Trace, Mark Brown, said that Johnson’s last millionth barrel was 27 years ago. At the pace of the market, Brown said they expect another millionth in 20 years.