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Demolition of Capital Plaza Complex will go on, but Plaza Hotel will avoid the wrecking ball

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today FRANKFORT — Demolition of the crumbling Capital Plaza Complex will go on as planned, but the Capital Plaza Hotel will not have a date with the wrecking ball. Finance Secretary William M. Landrum III appeared before the General Assembly’s Interim Joint State Government Committee on Wednesday to update lawmakers on the Capital Plaza Redevelopment project that was announced...

After 35 years, Kentucky Book Fair leaving Frankfort for move to Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena

The Kentucky Book Fair, which draws thousands each November, is moving to Lexington because of the pending demolition of the Frankfort Convention Center. Kentucky Humanities Project Manager Brooke Raby told The (Frankfort) State Journal that there was no alternative site in Frankfort to host the event. The fair, which former State Journal Editor Carl West founded in 1981, has historically been at the...

All ‘A’ Classic organizers scrambling to find new arena for annual state basketball tournament

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter Organizers of the Kentucky All “A” Classic small-school state basketball tournaments are scrambling to find a new venue for next season after learning that the Frankfort Civic Center will be demolished. Stan Steidel, chairman of the board for the classic, said he signed a contract to continue having the boys’ and girls’ state tournaments at Frankfort...