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Surely, as you drive along backroads of Pulaski County, your mind wanders to yesterday, as President Trump is apt to say: "When America was great." You see an old barn, its timbers bent from troubled winds and weight of a thousand snows. Cattle huddle in pastures, picking at drought-browned …

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AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO LICENSE FEES UPON ALL PERSONS WHO ARE ENGAGED OR EMPLOYED IN ANY TRADE, OCCUPATION OR PROFESSION WITHIN THE COUNTY OF PULASKI, FOR THE HEALTH, EDUCATION, SAFETY, WELFARE AND CONVENIENCE OF THE INHABITANTS OF PULASKI COUNTY, KENTUCKY.

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With Somerset a mini-metropolis; with the mayor's office housed in the glass-bedecked, palatial Somerset Energy Center; with long lines often outside his door, it's hard to imagine this then a third-class city and now a busy, busy home-rule city, being governed by a part-time mayor.

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As part of his commitment to promoting Kentucky Proud products throughout the state, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles toured major Pulaski County employer and manufacturer Gatormade Trailers July 26 as a guest of the Somerset-Pulaski Economic Development Authority (SPEDA).

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As a news reporter for more than a half century, I have observed devastation of many tornadoes. I have seen twisting funnels dip from wall clouds, highlighted by jagged lightning and crashing thunder. I have seen broken timbers, houses scattered and lives forever changed.

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J.D. Hamilton, owner of Lee's Ford Resort Marina on the Fishing Creek section of Lake Cumberland near Nancy, is petitioning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allow expansion of his Lake Cumberland Marina in Russell County.

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Michael McCleery, publisher of the Commonwealth Journal, is a native of Ohio. He has been here a little more than a year.

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Do you remember "county letters" that used to be cherished features in small town newspapers, including the weekly The Commonwealth and The Somerset Journal, and then gradually disappeared in the daily Commonwealth Journal.

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Somernites Cruise organizers have had a somewhat prickly relationship with the weather thus far in 2017. After being practically rained out for the season opener in April, July’s Corvette-themed show was slapped with temperatures topping 94 degrees paired with humidity that often threatened …

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The local chapter of Wildlife Women is branching out — the club and its chapter leader are taking part in a new television show, while a separate adventure will allow girls from Meece Middle to learn more about outdoor activities during the upcoming school year.

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The city council chambers in the old Somerset City Hall building used to see plenty of drama unfold within. Now they’ll get the chance to experience drama in a totally different way.

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It is being called an amazing cosmic coincidence. A solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, will be the greatest total solar eclipse on the U.S. mainland since the early 1900s.

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