Somerset — Heavy equipment started demolition of the existing historic downtown Somerset Fountain Square yesterday to make way for a $1 million beautification project. Among the first things done was putting the statue of John Sherman Cooper in storage until relocated, facing south instead of west. Hil-Don Inc., Burkesville, the general contractor has 150 days to complete the project.
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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
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
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.
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.
Warning: Robo phone scam targeting local residents
Authorities are warning local residents of a possible phone scam.
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.
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.
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.
1966 Batmobile is star of July Cruise
he Caped Crusader’s crime-fighting ride was on display this weekend during the July Somernites Cruise.And boy, did it draw a crowd.
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