Correll

Ward Correll

One of Somerset’s most prominent businessmen is in critical condition after an apparent accidental shooting.

Ward Correll, who built Cumberland Lake Shell into a regional fuel industry power, was being treated at the University of Kentucky Medical Center as of late Wednesday morning.

Correll’s family sent a written statement to the Commonwealth Journal saying that Correll was “in his home when there was an accidental gun discharge. He called for help.”

Correll was taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center, and later airlifted to UK in Lexington.

“The Correll family would appreciate all prayers,” said the family.

A UK spokesperson confirmed that Correll was in critical condition at around 11 a.m.

Pulaski County Sheriff Greg Speck confirmed the incident. The Commonwealth Journal is working on getting more details from law enforcement.

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