At Sunday's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Community Celebration at First Baptist Church, Somerset Community College's Elaine Wilson noted that there were years in the past when only a few people would show up for such events dedicated to the holiday.
Tommy Turner has earned his retirement. At the end of this year he will have served 24 years in the Kentucky House of Representatives. That's nearly a quarter of a century.
You know, I saw a glimmer of hope for Matt Bevin's redemption a few weeks ago when he wished Gov. Andy Beshear well and claimed he only had Kentucky's best interest at heart.
The storied Somerset Briar Jumper football program secured its first state championship last weekend -- and it could not have done it in more dramatic fashion.
I may get slapped by local attorneys for saying this -- but if you're not driving impaired, why would you refuse to take a simple breathalyzer test?
The whole "fake news" thing is maddening for life-long journalists, whether you work for a major metro newspaper or a community paper like the CJ.
I know a lot of people just don't seem to like Mitch McConnell -- which is incredibly strange since he's been a U.S. Senator since 1984 and just keeps getting re-elected.
If boards of election in every county in Kentucky are as diligent as members of Pulaski County Board of Elections there should be no worries of irregularities or fraudulent voting.
Last week, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes released a voter-turnout prediction for this Tuesday's General Election. It was both shocking and pathetic.
In the past few years, military leaders have asked lawmakers to finalize spending bills for defense prior to the start of the fiscal year -- which is coming up on Oct. 1.
The thing about a good sandwich shop is that there's something there for everyone. Want meat? Lots of meat available. No meat? Get a vegetarian option. Provolone, American, Gouda? Take your pick. Onions, wit' or wit'out. Heavy mayo, light mayo, or no mayo. White or wheat.
The popularity of Kentucky's U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has been in question the past few years. I guess we will see how that shakes out in the 2020 election season.
Sports fans sometimes look at professional athletes as if they're real-life superheroes -- indestructible beings, complete with superpowers.
An overflow crowd of Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce members sat transfixed Tuesday as the community’s newly formed economic development organization was unveiled.
As I'm typing this, the thermometer (okay, my phone's weather app) reads 93 degrees, the A/C is cranked up to 11, and old country fellas are coming up to each other in general stores saying things to each other like, "Hot enough for ya?"
U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers has spent a great deal of his nearly four decades in Washington fighting drug abuse and addiction in his Fifth Congressional District.
Matt Bevin may be one of the nation's most unpopular governors, with an approval rating of about 30 percent. But you gotta hand it to him -- he knows how to toss out some off-the-wall, looney tunes quotes.
In the Summer of 1969, Sly and the Family Stone released "Hot Fun in the Summertime." It was an ode to the wonder of summer, and the little slivers of Americana that we celebrate during these hot months.
Mayor Alan Keck threw in the towel this week on his annexation plans, and, whether it be good or bad, the results follow a pattern that has existed in this community since Somerset was first settled in 1798 by Thomas Hansford.
This Week's Circulars
Stella Wesley, 73, of Science Hill, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at her residence. She was born on February 26, 1946 in Pulaski County; daughter of the late Loyd & Mary (Warren) Wiles. She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Ann & (Zach) Burton of Nancy, Melissa Lee We…
- Local man pleads not guilty to rape charge
- 'We're kind of starting over again'
- 18 drunks arrested and charged $17.90 by Judge Gale Kelly
- Old Town Grill keeps serving Somerset in midst of restaurant explosion
- 3 Pulaskians indicted on sex with minor charges
- Somerset man arrested for parole and drug violations
- Three arrested on drug-related charges
- Plans moving ahead for Hemisphere Limited LLC
- Somerset man pleads guilty in strangulation case
- Eubank man pleads guilty to auto theft