Okay, so I've never been a big fan of the Franklin County Courthouse. The city of Frankfort is pretty cool in spots - lots of older historic buildings. This is one of the few courthouses in Kentucky that I've been inside of as a reporter or law clerk, and I think that's part of the problem. Its beautiful inside, but as far as the outside, it's hidden down by the Kentucky River near Singing Bridge. Due to this weird location, I think it gets totally lost.
I actually know a lot about this building too, thanks to the historic Frankfort walking tour. According to the materials from the Franklin County/Frankfort Tourism Commission, the building was built in 1835, and designed by Gideon Shryock who designed a ton of buildings in Frankfort. It was remodeled in 1909, and an addition was added in 1949.