321 W. Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Franklin County, Kentucky
Franklin County received its official charter on May 10, 1795, by act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The newly formed county was created from portions of Mercer, Shelby, and Woodford counties and named for Benjamin Franklin, early American patriot, inventor, diplomat, and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Located in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky with the state capital of Frankfort at its center, Franklin County has something for everyone, from the covered bridge at Switzer, to the natural beauty of the Kentucky River and Elkhorn Creek. There are rolling acres of bluegrass, farmland, distilleries, museums, and a wonderfully diverse selection of festivals, celebrations, and special events.
Our Community offers a wide range of employment and educational opportunities. Government and industry provide a diverse mix and stable economy for workers. The local school systems give students a wide range of choice in their education. Kentucky State University offers opportunities for higher education in a historic yet culturally diverse atmosphere. Our libraries are havens for casual readers, scholars, and genealogists.
Franklin County is a wonderful place to live, work and visit. Its rich heritage and history insure that both residents and visitors find a welcoming atmosphere. Please explore our website and enjoy all that our community has to offer.
Benson Valley Landfill offers free semi-monthly dumping to all Frankfort and Franklin County residents, typically on the first and third Saturdays of each month.
Landfill Vouchers for free Saturday dumping at Benson Valley Landfill are still available to all Frankfort and Franklin County residents and may be obtained at:
Franklin County Judge/Executive Office
321 West Main Street
Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
A Kentucky issued drivers license is required to obtain a voucher.
This is a free service for Franklin County residents only. Contractors are not eligible for free dumping on Saturdays.
If you have questions regarding the voucher program, please call:
Benson Valley Landfill
||Franklin County Flood Information
Much of Franklin County is comprised of two 100-year floodplains; Elkhorn Creek and the Kentucky River floodplain.
For information regarding Flood Safety, Property Protection, Permitting, and Insurance please see Franklin County Flood Information or call 502-875-8701.