Commonwealth Journal

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August 20, 2013

Coming in Wednesday's CJ

Somerset — Here are the stories we are following for the Wednesday, Aug. 21, edition:

• The name of an official of a Pulaski County recycling firm popped up as a possible candidate for mayor of Somerset after a story in the Commonwealth Journal last week about a mystery candidate for the city’s top office.

 Alan Keck is no longer a mystery. The vice president and general manager of Somerset Recycling Services Inc., quickly confirmed that he and his wife are “prayerfully considering” his entering the race for mayor.

• Pulaski County High School athletic director Randy Elmore passed away on Tuesday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer.

• Lawyers for a local sheriff’s deputy facing accusations of violating victims’ civil rights through use of excessive force are asking that video evidence to be used by prosecutors be sealed from public view.

Attorney Brandon W. Marshall on Tuesday filed the memorandum supporting the defense team’s request that two video files, expected to show 404(b) evidence — or evidence of prior similar behavior — against Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Molen be either sealed from public view entirely or released under restrictions.

• Terry Holliday knows how to connect with today’s youth: Just mention Twitter.

The Commissioner of Education in Kentucky drew big laughs from the assembly of Pulaski County High School students on Tuesday when he told them he’d “tweet” a picture of the sign behind him, one proclaiming academic success for the school, to others who might think it’s not possible for themselves.

 

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  • Mayor Girdler.jpg Bill puts freeze on occupational tax funds

    An addition to the late-passed Kentucky Transportation Cabinet budget contains an Easter egg of sorts that could have a substantial impact on Pulaski County — although Somerset’s mayor is downplaying it.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brenzel and LCRH sign cmyk.jpg Brenzel steps down as LCRH CEO

    Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital (LCRH) has announced that CEO Mark Brenzel has decided to step down from the top leadership position.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • recycling.ht.jpg Science Hill elementary students promote recycling

    For one group of Science Hill Independent students, taking out the trash isn’t something they avoid.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • carrie dixon-wiese.jpg Local housing facility subject of $349,000 lawsuit

    A local housing facility is the subject of a lawsuit in U.S. Eastern District Court, with several major entities named as defendants — though the Somerset city attorney notes that’s actually more for their protection.
    The defendants listed included the City of Somerset, Somerset Independent Board of Education, and Pulaski County government, as well as the company Somerset East Mt. Vernon Associates, Ltd.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Last rescue adopted pic.jpg Last of dogs rescued from Nancy kennel is adopted

    The last of 27 dogs housed at a Louisville animal rescue center after they were taken from a western Pulaski County puppy mill in a January raid has found a permanent home.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pulaski gets small share of road money

    Some $200 million worth of road-building projects in Pulaski County during the past decade likely is the reason this county got only a tiny share in the two-year road plan hammered out by the General Assembly during the session that adjourned late Tuesday.

    April 17, 2014

  • LaDonna Hurd.jpg Local firefighter dies from injuries suffered in fall at skating rink

    The community’s move to rally around a local volunteer firefighter, nurse, and single mother injured while roller skating has taken on a more tragic note.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • LAKE-FISHING FOTO.JPG Rising lake levels are improving area fishing conditions

    The rising level of Lake Cumberland is covering banks that have been bare for seven years and increasing habitat for game fish such as bass, bluegill and crappie.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ebenstein, Jacob.jpg Local man receives 12 1/2 years in DUI death of teen

    An entire courtroom on Thursday was moved to tears by parents who spoke of the loss of their 19-year-old son during a sentencing for the man who pleaded guilty in his death.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • City agencies dealing with gas leak

    From the Somerset Police Department:

    If you use East University Drive between KY 1247 and KY 39 or live in the area, your drive may be affected by a gas pipeline leak.

     

    April 17, 2014

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