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A woman and her five-year-old granddaughter are dead following a head-on collision that occurred around 6:30 a.m. Monday morning in downtown Burnside.

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Two of Somerset's bright young business minds are trying to give new life to one of downtown's most historic retail spaces.

The driver of a SUV involved in an accident in northern Pulaski County, which claimed the lives of two Louisville motorcyclists Friday evening, was making a short errand in his friend's vehicle when the horrific crash occurred.

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The day couldn't have been more beautiful for the crowd who attended the 81st Annual Membership Meeting of South Kentucky RECC held on Thursday, June 13 at the Somerset headquarters. About 1,400 members registered in Somerset.

For the most part, Qzone seems like a quality but otherwise unremarkable gas station and convenience store. It is operated by Indian-Americans, but that is not unusual for such an establishment, even in this area.

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An amendment aimed at protecting Job Corps centers like the Pine Knot Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center next door in McCreary County passed in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday on a bipartisan 313-109 vote.

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Somerset High School's principal, Charlie Brock, has taken a position within the Berea Independent School District, as confirmed by Somerset Independent Superintendent Kyle Lively.

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Several elementary-age kids from throughout Pulaski County spent their Thursday afternoon shooting hoops and learning how to play basketball from some of the state’s most recognizable athletes – Coach John Calipari and members of the University of Kentucky Mens Basketball team.

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While the number of newly reported Hepatitis A cases has decreased very slightly in the past months, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) is asking the public to stay vigilant in doing their part to prevent the spread of the disease.

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Did you know it is against the law to work on Sundays? KRS 436.160, Kentucky’s Blue Law, not enforced for more than half a century, is still in effect. The Legislative Research Commission this week confirmed the law is still on the books.

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Latest indications from Kentucky Department of Transportation Driver’s License Division are that by the end of the summer all circuit clerk’s offices in all counties will be issuing new security driver’s licenses. Currently, Pulaski countians are using traditional driver’s licenses and Pulas…

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Motorists traveling Ky. 914 may have seen a new billboard across from the Lake Cumberland Flea Market, near the intersection with U.S. 27. The billboard was placed within the last few weeks, and it is a sobering reminder of what opioid addiction can take away from a family.

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If Patrick Richardson had any questions about the job he did in his first year as superintendent, the Pulaski County Board of Education laid them to rest Tuesday night with a highly favorable summative evaluation.

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A $500 donation by Denham Street Baptist Church was a boost in efforts to meet a $60,000 shortfall in the Alzheimer's Disease Respite Center's budget for the upcoming fiscal year but the donation drive still has a long way to go. Pat Brinson, executive director of the Alzheimer's Center, sai…

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Somerset-Pulaski EMS has been having a busy few months. In April, it debuted a south station base for ambulance runs. In May it was recognized for going above and beyond for pediatric patients. Now, at Monday’s Somerset City Council Meeting, the department was honored by the American Heart A…

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Mark Vaught, election coordinator in Pulaski County, said Pulaski County is NOT among 20 counties where Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said errors were found in May 21 primary voting. Vaught's assertion was confirmed by Jared Dearing, executive director, Kentucky State Board of E…

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Somerset City Council approved Monday night the budget that will oversee the 2019-2020 fiscal year - a year that Mayor Alan Keck said "has the potential to be an historic year of progress."

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As of 4:40 p.m. Monday, the Pulaski County 911 center reported that all phone lines are operating normally. 911 Director Aaron Ross stated that the issue was due to a fiber cable cut in Nicholasville.

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A man who claimed to be having a heart attack as he was being arrested for burglary and then ran from deputies is now facing at least two years in prison after violating the conditions of his bond.

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After last week's article in the Commonwealth Journal announcing that the city of Somerset had decided not to hold its annual SomerBlast Fourth of July event this year, the newspaper's website conducted a poll to see how the community felt about the decision.

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Can the chance to grow vegetables be more about growing the character of those who work in the garden? It is, at least, a chance to grow skills for the inmates at the Pulaski County Detention Center.

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One of Speaker Pro Tem David Meade's most passionate projects is officially law, with the announcement that Meade's Foster Child "Bill of Rights" was signed by Governor Matt Bevin on Thursday.

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With both sides delivering statements, Cody Tyler Hall was formally sentenced to 23 years in prison Thursday morning for the murder of one person and assaults on three others.

One of the most important parts of operating a city -- and one of the least sensational -- is drawing up and passing a budget. A bunch of numbers on a page might thrill a wonk and make the public's eyes glaze over, but it's one of the crucial city council acts of the year.

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Obituaries

Michael Dean Caudill Jr., age 39 year(s), 0 month(s), 18 day(s) of Russell Springs, Kentucky passed away , Sunday June 16, 2019 at His residence. He was of the Baptist Faith and a farmer. He was born on Friday May 30, 1980 in Somerset, Kentucky Son of: Mother - Elizabeth Wilson Caudill, Nanc…

Roberta Stevens Six, 70, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 15, 2019, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Somerset, Kentucky, on January 12, 1949, the only child of the late Delrue and Elsie Chumbley Stevens of Eubank, KY. Roberta served in The National Guard, was retired from th…