Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Festival Success, SR 28 Overhaul

Sep 26, 2019

The mayor says he'll define the success of the first-ever Hispanic Heritage Festival, in part, by how many people of other ethnic backgrounds participate.
Credit courtesy City of Frankfort

There’s been a lot of talk recently about wide, open spaces in Clinton County – and we address some of those issues this week with Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor.

Prairie Creek Park won’t be open in time for the city’s inaugural Hispanic Heritage Festival, but it will be a site that alcohol sales and consumption will be allowed in the future.

Speaking of the festival, we’ll ask Mayor McBarnes how he defines success – and what the city is doing to quell fears in the Hispanic community nationally that they’re being targeted.

And in the open space outside the city, there still won’t be any wind turbines in the near future, despite a report saying the area could use more economic development. We ask how the mayor responds to that report and whether Frankfort can afford to turn anything down.