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.

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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.


Congressman Hal Rogers has long been a supporter of our first responders.

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.


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.

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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…