Construction of new single-family homes is up this year in Franklin County compared to last year.

Through October, there were 86 permits issued for single-family dwellings compared to 73 in the same time period last year.

In October, there were 11 permits issued for single-family homes with a total value of $2.3 million.

These are just permits for unincorporated Franklin County and do not include any home permits that would be issued within municipalities.

There was also a permit valued at $650,000 for a hunting lodge in the Lonedell area.