Commonwealth Journal

Local News

March 27, 2013

Sen. Paul will attend 3 events here today

(Continued)

Somerset —

Paul currently serves on the following committees: Foreign Relations; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Homeland Security and Government Affairs; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Paul has also kept the issues facing Kentucky specifically high on his agenda. On Wednesday, Paul commended the Kentucky General Assembly for passing a bill to regulate industrial hemp, a potential financial boon in this state. 
Despite Paul’s national profile, it’s this close-to-home focus that Clue said would be key to today’s discussion.
“(The participants) are going to want to talk about things relevant to their respective fields, not just how (Paul’s views) affect national policy but how they affect things locally here in Lake Cumberland,” said Clue. “Sometimes we get lost in seeing him as this larger-than-life person, but he is our Kentucky Junior Senator.”
Clue said that a “collection of business leaders, a cross-section of different people in the community, from education to health care and everything in between” will be participating in the roundtable. Some names expected to be there include County Attorney Martin Hatfield, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital CEO Mark Brenzel, Somerset Community College President Dr. Jo Marshall, Adanta Group president Jamie Burton, and many more.
“The Chamber helps facilitate information for this community, especially with our elected officials,” said Clue. “We’re very fortunate to have good partners. Pulaski County government is the sponsor of the event, and Hendrickson Commercial Trailer will be the site location. They were very kind to set it up for us.”
The event — held in Hendrickson building no. 2 — will be free and open to the public, although seating is limited, likely to the first 220 individuals through the door. Seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis, said Clue.
Earlier in the day at 10:30 a.m., Paul will be touring the Lineman Training Center at Somerset Community College, as hosted by Lake Cumberland Area District Development, and at 1:45 p.m., he will join local Christian community leaders at Somerset Christian School for another roundtable event.

Text Only
Local News
  • Rift over firefighter pay finally history

    Somerset officials are closing the books on a years-long disagreement between the city and the state labor cabinet over overtime pay and other benefits for firefighters and EMS workers. 

    July 31, 2014

  • eubank school1.jt.jpg New cafeteria coming soon to Eubank Elementary

    Students at one elementary school in northern Pulaski County will be taking their lunches in the classroom for a bit while construction to its cafeteria continues. 

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • BURNSIDE LODGE-TURNER FOTO.jpg Turner to meet with commissioner on Burnside Island

    A state representative unhappy over secrecy surrounding possible privatization of General Burnside Island State Park said he will respond positively to an invitation to meet with Elaine Walker, commissioner of Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Ca

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Derek Kissee.jpg Science Hill man charged in Rockcastle County beating

    A Science Hill man has been accused of beating and leaving another Pulaski County man for dead in an abandoned Rockcastle County rock qu

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Kingsford Fire 07-29-2014 KS 09.jpg No injuries, minimal damage at Kingsford Plant

    A normal production day at the Kingsford Charcoal Plant in southern Pulaski County was halted for a few hours while firefighters worked to put out a small blaze at the plant. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 020313 SCC Rogers BLdg-0286.jpg SCC tabbed as one of top places to work

    A national publication dedicated to all things secondary education has named Somerset Community College one of the best in the nation to work for. 

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Warning: Robo phone scam targeting local residents

    Authorities are warning local residents of a possible phone scam.

    July 28, 2014

  • Baskin Robbins Reopens 07-29-2014 JT 17.jpg Baskin Robbins is back in Somerset

    Even with two Dairy Queens, a new Orange Leaf and an ice cream truck, Somerset residents have still been screaming for more ice cream.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK FOTO.JPG Heated sidewalks provide sparks for workers
    A heated sidewalk to melt snow and ice was “quite the thing” a half century ago in a small town like Somerset. This town’s first and only electrically warmed sidewalk was installed facing Fountain Square alongside First and Farmers National Bank when the bank’s downtown headquarters building was constructed in 1963-64.
    As snow fell, the warm sidewalk melted a walkway about 2 feet wide alongside the bank. It was the talk of the town; quite a gimmick.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 021614 Citizens 11 Boyd randolph.jpg Somerset Schools will fight ruling

    The recent hearing regarding the conflict with county schools over non-resident students might not have gone Somerset’s way, but that doesn’t mean they’re done fighting.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

News Live
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Facebook
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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