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Somerset Firefighters converged on the Economy Inn on Monticello Street on Monday for a controlled burn. The property was recently acquired by the City of Somerset and was going to be razed — so the fire department used the building as training ground for some of the county’s young firefighters.
Firefighters use Economy Inn as a practice field
It didn’t take long for the City of Somerset to begin taking unusual advantage of its latest property acquisition, the Economy Inn—formerly Somerset Court—at 422 Monticello Street south of Oak Hill Road.
Recycling will be done on a weekly basis in City of Somerset
Good news for recycling fans — the city will be coming to collect more often.
At Monday’s Somerset City Council meeting, Mayor Eddie Girdler made the decision to make recycling pick-ups a weekly thing in the city, starting immediately.
Rodney Dick files to run for jailer
Rodney Dick, an employee of the Pulaski County Road Department for 25 years and a farmer in the Nancy community, is the third candidate to file for jailer, hoping to unseat incumbent Mike Harris.
- Firefighters use Economy Inn as a practice field
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Somerset High School sophomore Brynlee Bigelow (left) and Southwestern High School junior Adison Corder (center) fight for possession of the basketball, as Somerset sophomore Topanga Brown (right) looks on. The Lady Warriors won the cross-town game on Monday night by a score of 61-51.
Lady Warriors hold off Somerset, 61-51
Southwestern looked as if they would cruise to a victory over Somerset after they opened Monday night’s game at the Wigwam with a 14-0 run.
Somerset, however, would roar all the way back from that early deficit and even take the lead at one point in the game.
Pulaski ends 14-1 season as 5A state runner-ups
The 2013 high school football season was a magical one indeed for Johnny Hines and the Pulaski County Maroons.
Stephens resigns as Warriors’ coach
After only 2 1/2 years at the helm of the Southwestern High School football program, Andy Stephens has resigned his position.
- Lady Warriors hold off Somerset, 61-51
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