Somerset — Foundation work has begun in earnest on the new Steak ’n Shake now under construction at Stonebrook Center on South U.S. 27 in Somerset. “We’re planning to open by mid- to late-February 2014,” said Kevin Cordell, a spokesman for the restaurant. Steak ‘n Shake was founded in February, 1934, in Normal, Illinois, by Gus Belt, For over 79 years, the company’s name has been symbolic of its heritage. The word “steak” stood for "steakburger." The term “shake” stood for hand-dipped "milk shakes." To prove his burgers were exceptionally prime, Belt would wheel in a barrel of steaks (including round, sirloin, and T-bones) and grind the meat into burgers right in front of the guests. Steak ’n Shake joins Texas Roadhouse—expected to open in early December—as the second restaurant at Stonebrook. Stonebrook developer Brook Ping said he is working with other business which have expressed interested in locating at Stonebrook.
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Law targeted local board member
A local official currently serving on multiple boards capable of levying taxes could find herself having to resign from one of those entities due to a recently-passed law in Frankfort.
Local housing facility subject of $349,000 lawsuit
A local housing facility is the subject of a lawsuit in U.S. Eastern District Court, with several major entities named as defendants — though the Somerset city attorney notes that’s actually more for their protection.
The defendants listed included the City of Somerset, Somerset Independent Board of Education, and Pulaski County government, as well as the company Somerset East Mt. Vernon Associates, Ltd.
Brenzel steps down as LCRH CEO
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital (LCRH) has announced that CEO Mark Brenzel has decided to step down from the top leadership position.
Science Hill elementary students promote recycling
For one group of Science Hill Independent students, taking out the trash isn’t something they avoid.
Last of dogs rescued from Nancy kennel is adopted
The last of 27 dogs housed at a Louisville animal rescue center after they were taken from a western Pulaski County puppy mill in a January raid has found a permanent home.
Bill puts freeze on occupational tax funds
An addition to the late-passed Kentucky Transportation Cabinet budget contains an Easter egg of sorts that could have a substantial impact on Pulaski County — although Somerset’s mayor is downplaying it.
Pulaski gets small share of road money
Some $200 million worth of road-building projects in Pulaski County during the past decade likely is the reason this county got only a tiny share in the two-year road plan hammered out by the General Assembly during the session that adjourned late Tuesday.
Local firefighter dies from injuries suffered in fall at skating rink
The community’s move to rally around a local volunteer firefighter, nurse, and single mother injured while roller skating has taken on a more tragic note.
Rising lake levels are improving area fishing conditions
The rising level of Lake Cumberland is covering banks that have been bare for seven years and increasing habitat for game fish such as bass, bluegill and crappie.
Local man receives 12 1/2 years in DUI death of teen
An entire courtroom on Thursday was moved to tears by parents who spoke of the loss of their 19-year-old son during a sentencing for the man who pleaded guilty in his death.
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