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School may be in session on Election Day due to snowy winter
Two bills –– one in the House and one in the Senate –– would allow schools in Kentucky to have classes on Primary Election Day (May 20) to make up days lost because of bad weather during this brutal winter.
Winter’s not quite finished
Brace yourselves: Winter is coming ... back.
A stark contrast to Sunday’s relatively pleasant temperatures will be seen when getting up Monday morning. And according to meteorologists at the National Weather Service Office in Jackson, Ky., it won’t be fun for those on the roads.
Beer sold in a Burnside store for first time in 80 years
Burnside was the first Pulaski town to legally sell alcohol since the end of prohibition — but Somerset beat them to the punch in the retail market.
On Friday, Burnside evened the score.
A container of beer was sold over a counter in a Burnside store for the first time in over 80 years, at the Burnside Shell station on South U.S. 27, just before the entrance to General Burnside Island State Park.
International Dinner set for Saturday at Center
The Rotary Club of Somerset-Pulaski County is hosting the 14th annual International Dinner Saturday, March 1, 6 p.m., at The Center for Rural Development.
Basketball tourney to benefit City employee
It’s a basketball tournament to end all basketball tournaments — in the City of Somerset, anyway. Tonight, Somerset firefighters, police officers and EMS employees will tip off for a good cause.
“Hoops for David,” slated for tonight at 6 p.m. at the Somerset High School Gym (a.k.a. the “Briar Patch”), is expected to be an out-and-out fight for bragging rights between the city’s three emergency agencies — Somerset Police Department, Somerset Fire Department, and Somerset-Pulaski County EMS.
Council has issues with 'Shop-Loss' program
City councilors have some questions about the specifics of $25,000 recently given to a local prosecutor to help combat shoplifting in the area.
During Monday’s Somerset City Council meeting, Councilor John Ricky Minton, along with others, raised questions about an agreement drawn up between the City of Somerset and Commonwealth’s Attorney Eddy F. Montgomery’s office that included $25,000 to be used toward Project Shop-Loss.
Potholes haven’t been a huge problem in Pulaski
Hitting a pothole deep enough to damage a wheel in a southbound lane of I-75 north of Richmond was a jarring reminder to check local road surfaces to see how the worst winter in 20 years has affected driving surfaces.
Mounce optimistic about lake levels
A cautiously optimistic executive director of Somerset-Pulaski Convention and Visitors Bureau expressed appreciation for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ statement this week that Lake Cumberland might return to normal this summer.
Man pleads guilty to shooting at parents
A Pulaski County man who threatened his parents with a gun last summer pleaded guilty to wanton endanger-ment charges.
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