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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.

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.

As Vizzini of "The Princess Bride" could tell you, there are two classic blunders. The most famous of them is this: Never get involved in a land war in Asia. Only slightly less well-known is, never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.


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.

With "Game of Thrones" fever going on and the final episode of one of television's most popular offerings ever just around the corner, seemingly everyone and their brother is writing about HBO's swords-and-dragons fantasy series. Our editor Jeff Neal, a big-time "GoT" fan did so earlier this…


These days, people talk a lot about representation in the media. For many, that was the draw of the last superhero blockbuster, Captain Marvel -- seeing a woman headline her own movie within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Of course, Wonder Woman from DC fit that bill too, but within th…


This past week the Somerset Independent School Board awarded the bid to Branscum Construction for installing artificial turf on the William Clark Football football field. It will be the first football field in the local area to replace out their old gridiron grass surface with the more moder…

Horses at Churchill Downs: Most people wouldn't be surprised by that statement, but for a local business owner, knowing that her plushie toy horses have made it to the gift shop of the historic race track was exciting news.


It isn't often that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell splits with conservatives from Kentucky.


Cumberland Studio was an icon, a landmark, a part of our treasured history. Its proprietor Jim Slaughter; he, with camera and flashbulb, created a picture album of Somerset in the Good 'Ol Days.

This Week's Circulars


Jewel Franklin Dykes, age 90, of Somerset, Kentucky, passed from this life on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland. Visitation will be after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Mond…

Gerald Glen Wesley, 67, of Somerset, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Morris & Hislope Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com

Devan Sherman, age 32, of Somerset, Kentucky, son of Rick and Amy Sherman, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with funeral service to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral …