Somerset — No humans were harmed in a Monday afternoon house fire on Ringgold Road in Somerset, but two dogs were killed, according to the Somerset Fire Department. Chief Tyler Jasper said that the fire started at 1149 Ringgold Road at around 4 p.m., as the homeowner, Wanda Carroll, was trying to start a fire at the stove. The fire spread throughout the house and “gutted” it, in Jasper’s words. Carroll was the one person home at the time, but her pets were caught inside and were casualties of the blaze. The Somerset Fire Department was joined by volunteers from the Science Hill and Parkers Mill Fire Departments and was assisted by the Somerset Police Department.
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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.
Pulaski County still dealing with brutal dose of ice, snow
If Disney were ever going to launch a live tour of its hit animated film “Frozen,” it’s possible that Pulaski County might have just gotten a sneak preview.
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- Overnight ice not so nice
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