Frankfort road renaming honors former mayor

A former Frankfort Mayor is being honored for his dedication to the city.

Posted: Oct. 27, 2017 9:26 PM
Updated: Oct. 29, 2017 4:20 PM

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) — A former Frankfort Mayor is being honored for his dedication to the city.

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A portion of County Road 200 West is now Roy Scott Parkway. Scott is a 1957 graduate of Frankfort High School.

He then went on to become a Frankfort Police officer for 23 years. Serving eight years as chief. From 2000 to 2004 he was mayor and helped annex the city's industrial park.

He died on Christmas day 2003 at age 74. Scott's daughter Cindy Orem says he was very proud to be from the Gem City.

Orem, said, "It's an honor for my dad to be honored and have the road to be named after him. He did work very hard and he did love the city a lot. He gave a lot of time and effort to get through the things he was able to accomplish while in office. Thank you to the community for all of their support they put behind him and for all love they've given the family and the support after he has passed."

A ceremony was held to unveil the Roy Scott Parkway road sign. Frankfort mayor Chris McBarnes told the crowd Scott changed Frankfort from a town to a city by bringing in jobs and industry.

 

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