COVID-19 News

Events Cancelled or Postponed


After a lot of thought, discussion, and review of CDC guidelines; Somerset Pulaski Economic Development Authority's Board Chairman Brook Ping has decided it is best to CANCEL the upcoming Board of Directors meeting scheduled for this coming Thursday, April 2nd, 2020. 


The Eastern Kentucky United Auto Workers (UAW) Retirees normally meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at The Center for Rural Development. Due to COVID-19, the meetings set for March 24 and April 28 have been canceled. Retirees needing assistance may still call (606) 676-0028 while the Montice…


Maze Rhodus, President and founder of God's Helping Hands, has announced that while the store located at 1233 Pine Hill Road is closed to the public, those in need may still call 606-274-4575 to pick up items. Call between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


The National Office of the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program has instructed all sites to suspend Tax Preparation effective March 16, 2020. It is expected that operations will be restored when the virus crisis is over.


All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  …

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While every hour it seems there's a new cancellation due to concerns over the COVID-19 virus, that wasn't the case in Burnside Saturday morning, where runners and walkers celebrated life, community, fitness, and everything St. Patrick's Day.


Friends, in light of the precautions suggested for preventing the spread of coronavirus, we will be joining the area's closings. There will be no services in person on Sunday, March 15. Tune in to Facebook live (right here!) to view a modified service Sunday at 11 AM.

This Week's Circulars


David Pitman, age 62, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Services are pending at this time. Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for David Pitman.

Virginia Lee Perry, age 77 years and 27 days, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at the Cumberland Nursing and Rehab Center in Somerset, Kentucky and was placed in the care of Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services were held Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm at the Wright …