Somerset — The Somerset Fire Department was called at about 4 p.m. Thursday to a fire at a home at 532 Ogden Street in Somerset. According to SFD Chief Junior Fortenberry, the blaze started in the basement of the home, but the flame was kept at bay by the nearby water heater when the water heater’s lines busted due to the heat. Firefighters were able to get the blaze under control and clear the home of smoke relatively quickly. No one was home when the blaze occurred. Firefighters remained on the scene for about 50 minutes. The Somerset Police Department and Somerset-Pulaski County EMS responded to the scene as well.
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Pulaski man pleads guilty in death of PCHS student
The driver charged in the 2013 death of a Pulaski County High School student has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
Pulaski County has added a few traffic lights since 1947
How often have you idled at traffic lights in Somerset and said unmentionables about the inventor of such time-killing devices while your SUV burns $4-a-gallon gasoline?
21 people convicted in crackdown on pseudoephedrine
Commonwealth's Attorney Eddy F. Montgomery and Pulaski County Sheriff Todd Wood announced Friday that every one of the Defendants served with their indictment warrants from a 2012 widespread investigation into the importation and purchasing of vast quantities of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine have been convicted from that case and those cases are final.
Local man facing child porn charges is in custody
A Somerset man charged with downloading child pornography was located here in Pulaski County after disappearing from the sight of the legal system, according to Somerset Police.
Token was from pool hall from the past
A 2 1/2-cent token found by David Barnett near his home in the Plato-Vanhook community came from the Flamingo, a poolroom that operated during the middle to late 1940s at the corner of Maple and Market streets in Somerset. (See Wednesday’s Commonwealth Journal).
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Lake undergoing very slow drawdown
Lake Cumberland is undergoing a very slow drawdown this week to keep the lake below the maximum 705 feet above sea level allowed until permission is given for normal operation, according to Don B. Getty, manager of the Wolf Creek Dam Rehabilitation Project.
Former governor to chamber: Support exports
A former governor of Kentucky braved icy roads Tuesday to urge members of the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce to encourage local business leaders to become export advocates for this community.
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