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View Poll Results: Is Frankfort more connected to Louisville or Lexington?
Louisville 4 23.53%
Lexington 8 47.06%
Other/its own thing 5 29.41%
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:22 PM
 
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I have been wondering for some time which way Frankfort looks toward for things like big city amenities, day trips and just an overall connection. Frankfort is closer to Lexington and is included within its Media market but since living here I have noticed and talked to many people who commute to Louisville for work, cheer on the Cardinals and go to Louisville for bigger city entertainment. Many people have family there too. So, what do you all think. Is Frankfort more connected to Lexington, Louisville or is it its own, after all it is the Capital.
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:52 PM
 
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I have been wondering for some time which way Frankfort looks toward for things like big city amenities, day trips and just an overall connection. Frankfort is closer to Lexington and is included within its Media market but since living here I have noticed and talked to many people who commute to Louisville for work, cheer on the Cardinals and go to Louisville for bigger city entertainment. Many people have family there too. So, what do you all think. Is Frankfort more connected to Lexington, Louisville or is it its own, after all it is the Capital.
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Frankfort is tearing down one of the tallest buildings in the state (and the only skyscraper in that small town) Ashame! Frankfort is also closer to Lex and they love the "cayuts" so I'd say they identify with Lex but come to Louisville for big city amenities.

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Old 05-17-2017, 11:53 AM
 
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I tend to travel to Louisville more often than Lexington, cause there is more to do. I seem to meet people in Frankfort who identify with either Louisville or Lexington.

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Old 05-17-2017, 11:55 AM
 
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To add to this, I think Frankfort should do a better job at marketing themselves as a "between" small city. Frankfort is far enough from both that it could do better at marketing the Capital, it's bourbon industry and tourism in general. Frankfort's downtown is charming, but it really lacks identity. Most people outside of Kentucky think Lexington or Louisville is the Capital, not Frankfort.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:51 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I've always thought Frankfort feels like it belongs more in the Louisville area than Lexington. It's gritty, blue collar, and unpretentious. It fits right in with the South Side, Bullitt Co, or Southern Indiana but is very different from the planter class Southern culture around Lexington. Frankfort is 30 miles to downtown Lexington and 50 miles to downtown Louisville, I think people there make frequent trips to both. College team allegiances aren't really relevant to discussing city vs city, I know many die hard UK fans that love the city of Louisville and dislike Lexington and there are some U of L fans who would never live in Jefferson Co. Beyond that based on my travels Frankfort probably has a higher percent of U of L fans than Bullitt Co.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:30 AM
 
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I've always thought Frankfort feels like it belongs more in the Louisville area than Lexington. It's gritty, blue collar, and unpretentious. It fits right in with the South Side, Bullitt Co, or Southern Indiana but is very different from the planter class Southern culture around Lexington. Frankfort is 30 miles to downtown Lexington and 50 miles to downtown Louisville, I think people there make frequent trips to both. College team allegiances aren't really relevant to discussing city vs city, I know many die hard UK fans that love the city of Louisville and dislike Lexington and there are some U of L fans who would never live in Jefferson Co. Beyond that based on my travels Frankfort probably has a higher percent of U of L fans than Bullitt Co.
I can see what you are saying census; Frankfort is nestled in near the Kentucky river with the cliffs and valleys, but all around it are very nice horse farms with Versailles to the South, Georgetown and Paris to the East and Shelby County to the West, and all those places remind me of planter class style of southern culture.

I agree on the sports allegiances comment as well as I do see both teams being represented throughout the State, but I almost never see UofL stuff in Lexington, but see a lot more in Frankfort. UK fans are everywhere in the state.

Recently Frankfort announced a new branding for the city called "Kentucky Distilled" in which they will design and implement new welcome signs, brand all city parks, building and vehicles with the new logo. I wonder if this will help Frankfort's tourism and get it on the map.

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Old 05-18-2017, 03:56 PM
 
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Frankfort is in Lex's media market, I think. Deffo a closer drive to Lex, too. The dividing line between Lexington and Louisville regions is the Waddy/Peytona exit on I-64.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:58 PM
 
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Frankfort is tearing down one of the tallest buildings in the state (and the only skyscraper in that small town) Ashame!


Kentuckies own version of New York State's "Albany Mall" and Corning Tower. Designed by the same architect, too.


Talk about out-of-scale and out-of-place!
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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Frankfort is in Lex's media market, I think. Deffo a closer drive to Lex, too. The dividing line between Lexington and Louisville regions is the Waddy/Peytona exit on I-64.
Yes, Frankfort is within Lex's media market, although if you get FPB cable in town, you can get both Lex and Louisville Local TV Stations. I have Dish in Frankfort, but can only get local Lex stations.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:18 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Media markets are determined by the percent of people in each county that watch a certain city's news channels. Officially Shelby Co is Lou market and Franklin Co is Lex market but a minority of people in those counties watch tv from the other city.
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