Frankfort, Kentucky

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Frankfort is the capital city in U.S. state of Kentucky. It is one of 62 cities in the state, and it has a population of about 27,741.[1] It was established in 1786, and it covers about 15 square miles.[2]

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Kentucky city websites

The good

  • The Mayor and city commissioners’ biographies are posted online, but there is no contact information.[3]
  • Agendas and minutes are available for meetings.[4]
  • Building permits[5]and zoning information[6] are available.
  • Property tax information is online.[7]
  • A budget is posted.[8]

The bad

  • The site does not have a search function.

Elected officials

Mayor Gippy Graham

Mayor H. Gippy Graham began his tenure on January 1, 2009. His other administrative work includes being a state representative, an associate superintendent for the Office of Adult and Community Education in the Kentucky Department of Education, and an administrative assistant to the commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Highways.[9] He has also been a teacher, and he is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

City Commissioners

The four city commissioners are: Sellus Wilder, Katie Flynn Hedden, Michael F. Turner, and William May.[10]


Total expenditures in 2010-11 were $30,133,000.[11] Major expenses are: $12,539,404 for public safety; $5,448,851 in public works; $4,646,327 for finance and insurance; $2,327,769 for recreation; and $1,051,459 for capital improvements reserve for contingency.[12]

Stimulus Spending

In fall 2008, the city applied for $29,600,000 in stimulus funding.[13] Between 2009 and December 2010, $431,400,719 was spent in Franklin County, where Frankfort is located.[14] This county is also stated to be the recipient of 8,565.3 jobs saved or created.[15] Because this is the state capitol, though, many of these funds are spent in other parts of the state rather than in the city itself.


See also: Kentucky government sector lobbying

There is not information about government sector lobbying.

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