Celebrating our healthcare heroes is certainly top-of-mind these days as we continue to fight COVID-19. But at SPEDA, we want to celebrate them every day — for the outstanding, state-of-the-art care our regional hospital and physician practices bring to our community, and the excellent partn…

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Somerset, Ky. Local urgent care, First Care, is now offering COVID-19 testing at all of their 18 locations. The clinic will offer curbside coronavirus testing in which patients with respiratory illnesses (i.e. the flu, cold, or COVID-19) will remain in their car during the entire duration of…

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Almost three years to the day, a bear surprised several customers at the Somerset Walmart SuperCenter. Black bears in Kentucky are not unheard of. The return of the black bears over the last 20 years in the Bluegrass State is a true wildlife success story. The bears were essentially eliminat…

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The Lake Cumberland Area Heart Walk which was held Thursday night in downtown Somerset was about more than just walking for heart health. It was about celebrating survivors of heart disease and heart-related problems and about raising money to help the American Heart Association in conductin…

Horses at Churchill Downs: Most people wouldn't be surprised by that statement, but for a local business owner, knowing that her plushie toy horses have made it to the gift shop of the historic race track was exciting news.

The Somerset noon Rotary Club invites you to attend the very special "Wreaths Across America" event. Saturday, December 15 at Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy. "Wreaths Across America" remembers military veterans by placing headstone wreaths to honor their service and sacrifices for o…

Join us at the Mountain Craft Center for another wonderful, warm, inviting Christmas at the Cabin open house December 1, from 10a.m. - 5p.m. Our artists have been hard at work creating a huge selection of beautiful gifts to choose from for your giving this season. We have some new artists wh…

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Obviously thinking about Halloween, a reader asked: "Do journalists, those infamous prevaricators of fake news, believe in ghosts?

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A local tattoo business is inking for a cause — helping to raise money for the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Michael. It's a goal brought about because one of the tattoo artists has ties to one of the hardest-hit areas.

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Somernites organizers were planning for a Super Cruise this weekend and the crowds came through.

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Under the direction of Ken Prettyman, the Somerset Big Band is an 18-piece ensemble made up of area musicians dedicated to preserving and performing some of the classic standards of big band jazz music, the legacy left by iconic names like Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, and Benny Goodman.

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The rain held off until the very end for cruisers Saturday as June’s Somernites Cruise celebrated two of Chevrolet’s hottest makes — the Camaro and the Corvette.

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Darlene Carrender age 70, of Bronston, Kentucky, wife of Thurman Carrender passed from this life Friday, May 22, 2020 at her home. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Southern Oaks Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 27, 202…