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  • Kenneth Allen Keith Boyle County mug.jpg Accused killer’s status hearing delayed

    A status hearing for Kenneth Allen Keith, accused of killing three people in a Danville business in September 2013, has been delayed.
    Keith, 48, of Burnside, is accused of shooting and killing Michael Hockensmith, 35, Angela Hockensmith, 38, and Daniel P. Smith, 60, in a Sept. 20 incident in Danville.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kentucky dubbed ‘houseboat capital’ by lawmakers

    Lake Cumberland’s rising waters and reputation as a “Houseboat Lake” no doubt were inspiration for Kentucky Sen. Chris Girdler’s resolution naming Kentucky the “Houseboat Capital of the World.” The resolution was adopted recently by the Kentucky Senate, making the title official.
    The houseboat designation made national news. A story and photographs about Kentucky’s houseboat industry and Somerset being the birthplace of houseboat construction were published online March 27 by Houseboat Magazine, a Harris Publishing Store publication based in Idaho Falls, ID. Houseboat Magazine will host National Houseboat Expo 2014 June 6-8 at State Dock Marina on Lake Cumberland.

    April 10, 2014

  • FOUNTAIN FOTO DATED  FOR FRIDAY.JPG Flowing fountain downtown a sure sign of Spring

    By the time you read this, Somerset’s magnificent fountain, the centerpiece of Fountain Square, should be flowing for the 2014 season.
    “We hope to have it flowing by the end of today,” Tiffany Bourne, community development director for Pulaski County, said at midafternoon yesterday.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Somerset schedules citywide clean-up

     Spring is (finally) in the air, and city officials want residents to know that their chance to get rid of unwanted clutter is coming up.
    During the March 24 Somerset City Council meeting, councilors reminded city residents that the annual spring clean-up event is set for later this month.
    Somerset residents who live on the east side of Main Street can put one load of garbage out on the curb any day between Monday, April 14 and Friday, April 18. Those residents who live on the west side of Main Street can put one load of material out between Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25.
    There is a limit of one truck load per household.

    April 10, 2014

  • Burnside ramp.jpg $100,000 Crappie USA Classic sccheduled October 16-18

    Crappie USA Inc., America’s premier national crappie fishing tournament organization, will hold its prestigious $100,000 Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic on Lake Cumberland October 16-18.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • ENERGY CENTER FOTO.jpg Construction bids for energy center to open May 8

    Construction bids for Somerset’s $8.5 million energy center will be advertised April 15 in the Commonwealth Journal and the proposals will be opened at 2 p.m. May 8 at Somerset City Hall, according to Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • LAKE-DEBRIS AND BOAT FOTO.JPG Debris from rising lake has made Waitsboro unstable

    A rapidly rising Lake Cumberland has pushed massive amounts of debris along the shoreline at Waitsboro Recreation Area, making the popular boat ramp temporarily unusable.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pulaski Sheriff’s tax office audit is clean

    State auditors have returned a clean report on the 2012 financial operations for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department’s Tax Office.
    “The audit found that the sheriff’s financial statement fairly represents the taxes charged, credited and paid, for the period (of) April 17, 2012 through April 15, 2013 ...” states the report from Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen.

    April 7, 2014

  • Coty King mug.jpg McCreary man pleads guilty in Oakwood abuse case

    The three men accused of provoking mentally disabled clients to hit one another have all received probated sentences for their roles in the September 2013 incident.

    April 7, 2014 2 Photos

  • MUG Danny Butt.jpg Science Hill man arrested on drug charges

    A Science Hill man was arrested Friday night on numerous drug charges after an undercover Pulaski sheriff’s detective found illegal substances at his residence.

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

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