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  • Christopher L Gilmore.jpg Suspect is charged in 2 incidents

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • eddie girdler rev with path copy.jpg Girdler and Minton will be first to fill up

    July 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Justice for All girl with sign.jpg A family protests for justice

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_1184.JPG Clue: Mayor’s participation in Chamber election forum uncertain
    A forum for judge-executive and mayoral candidates is being planned for the October 7 membership meeting of Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce but it is still unclear whether Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler, seeking reelection, will participate.
    Bobby Clue, executive director of the ch

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 022413 Citizens 09 Jimmy Eastham.jpg Somerset councilors respond to TV report on sale of gas
    City councilors fired back at a Lexington-based news station that last week raised several questions about the entity’s decision to sell gasoline to the public.
    “I ... was kind of hurt the way they made us look on TV,” said Councilor Mike New during Monday’s city council meeting. “We’re not here to put anybody out of business. It would tickle me if we don’t sell the first gallon but we are tired of having the highest gas ... We moved on it and I thank each of you guys for doing it.”

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hazmat 6.jpg Local first responders aid in clearing Rockcastle wreck scene

    Local emergency responders helped make the scene of a dangerous wreck on busy Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County a little safer Tuesday morning.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-15-14 State Branch Drowning Scene Rob McCullough Photo 1.jpg SHS student perishes in Sunday drowning incident
    A Somerset teenager died Sunday afternoon after apparently drowning in the waters of Lake Cumberland.
    According to Chuck Godbey, Pulaski County Coroner, Tobias Napier, 18, was the victim of the accident that took place close to 2 p.m. at a boat ramp at the end of Slate Branch Road in southwestern Pulaski.
    Godbey said that based on reports from witnesses, Napier was sitting with his legs in the water and slipped off. 

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • MMF Crows 2 REVISED by KS.jpg Counting Crows soar over MMF
    Last August, the Master Musicians Festival board made the fateful decision to pursue a big-name headlining act this year. It’s fitting then that August and everything after led to the alt-rock icons Counting Crows (yes, they of the album “August and Everything After”) appearing on the MMF stage.
    And it paid off. This year’s festival — held this past weekend at Somerset Community College — more or less equaled the crowd that came in 2013 to hear country legend Willie Nelson.
    Tiffany Bourne, president of the MMF board, said about 6,000 individuals came through the gates over the course of the two-day outdoor concert.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Coroner: Young male drowns near Slate Branch area

    July 13, 2014

  • MUG lacortiglia.jpg Local man sentenced in heroin death case
    A Pulaski County man was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison for distributing heroin that resulted in a man’s death. 
    Anthony LaCortiglia, 30, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in London. 

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

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