Somerset — Foundation work has begun in earnest on the new Steak ’n Shake now under construction at Stonebrook Center on South U.S. 27 in Somerset. “We’re planning to open by mid- to late-February 2014,” said Kevin Cordell, a spokesman for the restaurant. Steak ‘n Shake was founded in February, 1934, in Normal, Illinois, by Gus Belt, For over 79 years, the company’s name has been symbolic of its heritage. The word “steak” stood for "steakburger." The term “shake” stood for hand-dipped "milk shakes." To prove his burgers were exceptionally prime, Belt would wheel in a barrel of steaks (including round, sirloin, and T-bones) and grind the meat into burgers right in front of the guests. Steak ’n Shake joins Texas Roadhouse—expected to open in early December—as the second restaurant at Stonebrook. Stonebrook developer Brook Ping said he is working with other business which have expressed interested in locating at Stonebrook.
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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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