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February 4, 2013

City’s natural gas initiative spawns training program

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Somerset —

An emergency command center will be in a portion of the basement along with police department lockers, mechanical and electrical areas and storage space.
“They (those who earn the natural gas technician degrees) can take these certificates and/or diplomas in the U.S. and get great jobs,” Girdler said. 
Girdler said he’s hopeful the program can get underway in the fall. 
“It’s a great feather in the hat of Somerset and Pulaski County,” Girdler said. 
Somerset joined the natural gas business during a shortage in the 1970s. The city borrowed $4.5 million from Farmers Home Administration and built a natural gas pipeline into eastern Kentucky. Transmission of natural gas from previously landlocked producers ended frequent shortages in Somerset and has proven a financial success.

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