Newtown tragedy spurs action here
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Jim Richardson and Andy Mercer of the Pulaski County Road Department trim the tree — the 2013 downtown Somerset Christmas tree on Fountain Square, that is — on Monday afternoon. The 17-foot-high tree, which was put up last week, is decorated with about 5,000 multi-colored LED lights, and features a special star ornament on top this year. The tree will be lit in a special annual ceremony on Saturday, December 7, immediately following the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, which begins at 5 p.m.
Thanksgiving, Black Friday weekend relatively safe in Somerset
Local police are very thankful that the Thanksgiving holiday — and the shopping rush that followed — went fairly smoothly this year.
Keith will remain in jail until his trial
A Burnside pastor accused of shooting and killing three people in a Danville pawn shop will remain in jail through his upcoming trial.
- County Jailer requesting more time to respond to lawsuit
- Thanksgiving, Black Friday weekend relatively safe in Somerset
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Pulaski County High School freshman Alyssa Hyden was named the Commonwealth Journal High School Cross Country Runner of the Year.
Alyssa Hyden named Runner of the Year
Just as it has been the case for the past few years, Pulaski County was the top local team on both the girls and boys sides this past cross country season.
14-0 State Bound
My how things can change in 35 short years.
It’s a game that Johnny Hines still remembers vividly to this day.
On November 29, 1978, Hines played the final game of his high school career as a member of the Somerset Briar Jumper football team, losing to Mayfield at Eastern Kentucky University in the state championship game by a 22-7 margin.
The Somerset Briar Jumpers fell one point short of a trip to the Class 2A State Championship Friday night as they lost to the defending State Champion Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds 49-48.
It was a game where the lead changed 6 times.
- Alyssa Hyden named Runner of the Year
A copy of the Ashland Daily Independent’s front page on November 23, 1963, shows typical coverage of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. A sister newspaper of The Commonwealth Journal, the Ashland newspaper at the time was published by Robert McCullough Sr., grandfather of Rob McCullough, publisher of the Commonwealth Journal.
JFK assassination remembered
Pulaski countians are joining millions today as they pause to remember one of the blackest moments in this nation’s history. This is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States.
‘Faith Cakes’ a non-profit project with a real sweet tooth
Baking, for April Adams, is a labor of love — and faith.
If you ask Adams what her plans are on any random day of the month, she’s likely to be preparing to make cakes and cupcakes from scratch as part of her baking business — but don’t think this is just any local baked goods operation.
Adams fills orders for around four cakes and around 15 dozen cupcakes a month, all in a variety of flavors. Her prices are tailored to the smallest of orders and to the largest of requests.
Beavers making comeback in Pulaski
“Beavers are all over the place ... in all parts of Pulaski County.”
- JFK assassination remembered