Commonwealth Journal

Local News

August 10, 2013

Coming in Sunday's CJ

Somerset — Here's what we're following in Sunday's Commonwealth Journal:

• The pieces are coming together for what Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler calls a “monumental master plan” for his city — but officials have to wait and see if all the parts will be in place first.

Initial research has been conducted — and overhauled — on the possibility of a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan that would allow for a large-scale infrastructure redevelopment of downtown Somerset through redirection of tax funds, primarily sales taxes.

• The consultant for an ongoing study about the feasibility of a united city-county government in Pulaski County has mailed an open-records request to Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler asking for information about the organization of the city’s government and its financial data, tax structure and revenue sources.

Luke B. Schmidt, president of L.B. Schmidt and Associates, says he wants a snapshot of Somerset’s government. Somerset and Ferguson have opted out of the unification study and Mayor Girdler has refused to meet with Schmidt to discuss the plan.

• It appears that Parkers Mill Fire Department’s winning streak is still going strong.

Members from the fire department brought home its seventh title in eight years — more than any other department in the state — from this year’s Kentucky State Firefighter Olympics, held on Aug. 3 in Ashland.

1
Text Only
Local News
News Live
AP Video
Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks