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Hinkle has low bid for Ky. 914 project
Hinkle Contracting Corporation, Somerset, teamed with American Engineering, Glasgow, and submitted an apparently low design-build proposal with a price of $15,533,782.88 to widen to four lanes the eastern half of the southeastern bypass (Ky. 914). The proposal, opened Friday in Frankfort, is one of three submitted, according to Bruce Neely, chief district engineer for the Kentucky Department of Highways’ District 8.
Woman mugged by two men on Monday
Local police are searching for two men who reportedly robbed and assaulted a woman at a local shopping center Monday evening.
Firefighters battle blaze at old grocery store
Firefighters battled a blaze at a familiar southern Pulaski County location Friday night in adverse conditions.
Local man charged with UGN bomb threat
A Somerset man has been arrested in connection with a bomb threat made at a local manufacturing company.
Coroner’s office dealing with mounting indigent burial problem
There are perhaps no Pulaski Countians more vulnerable than those who have passed away, with no one left to speak for them.
The term “indigent” is used for them, a cold, inscrutable word mitigated only by the basic social concession to which it most frequently refers: a burial. In cultures around the world, it has always been a matter of honor, of dignity, to give the dead a proper final resting place.
Pulaski has no such piece of earth set aside for this purpose. However, local officials are hoping they’ve found a solution this problem.
Insurance company: Housing Authority responsible for $2.7 mil
The Somerset Housing Authority could have to pay close to $3 million depending on the outcome of a complaint filed in U.S. District Court by an insurance company with which the agency had a policy.
Mounce head of state tourism group
Carolyn Mounce, executive director of the Somerset-Pulaski County Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been elected by her peers as the 2014 president of the Kentucky Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (KACVB).
Mounce assumed the role at the KACVB’s quarterly meeting in December. She will serve as president for a term of one year.
Somerset man arrested on child porn charges
A Somerset man has been charged with four counts of child pornography in neighboring Laurel County.
According to The Sentinel-Echo of London, Ky., Gordon J. Bowers, 49, of 74 North Linwood Dr., in Somerset, was arrested by Tom Bell of the Kentucky Attorney General’s office on Monday after it was discovered he was downloading child pornography onto his work computer.
State’s winter burn ban begins tomorrow
It may be cold, but that doesn’t mean conditions are safe for outdoor burning.
Local fire officials are warning Pulaski County residents that the state winter burn ban begins this Saturday, Feb. 15. That means burning is prohibited anytime between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. unless it takes place 150 feet or more from a woodline.
Longtime city clerk Clarence Love dead at 97
A former Somerset city clerk and one of the most respected officials in the history of Somerset City Hall has died.
Clarence E. Love died at 1:20 p.m. yesterday in the Hospice Wing at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. He was 97.
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