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Sentencing reset for man who pleaded guilty to child porn charges
A local man accused of producing and possessing child pornography appeared in U.S. District Court on Friday.Eric Whitson, 36, with counsel Jerry Cox, made an oral motion to continue sentencing, according to court documents accessed electronically by the Commonwealth Journal.
42 tons of stolen fertilizer tracked to Pulaski
The Pulaski County economy has benefited greatly over the years from the so-called “Ohio Navy” visiting Lake Cumberland every summer. Less welcome would be a visit of 42 tons of fertilizer from the Buckeye State.That’s apparently what northern Pulaski got however, as Kentucky State Police are investigating an alleged theft from a company in Ohio that found its way south.
CJ ad staff wins General Excellence Award at KPA
The Commonwealth Journal’s Advertising Staff has won Kentucky Press Association’s (KPA) coveted first-place 2013 General Excellence Award for Advertising. In addition to the prized General Excellence Award, the CJ staff swept almost all classes of the competition taking home 44 other top awards in KPA's 2013 Excellence in Advertising competition.
Mayor anticipates tussle over additional liquor licenses
According to Mayor Eddie Girdler, not everyone is excited about the prospect of Somerset getting more liquor store licenses.Mayor Eddie Girdler said Friday that the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has recommended approval for five additional Retail Liquor Package licenses to be allowed for issuance in Somerset.
Relay for Life event raises $137,000 to fight cancer
The weather was gorgeous. The numbers were vast.And the hope was strong.The 18th-annual Relay for Life of Pulaski County event — stretching from Friday evening into the wee hours Saturday morning — brought out a big crowd once again. With the smell of yummy food heavy in the warm June air and the sound of pep-in-your-step music leaping forth from loudspeakers at Pulaski County High School’s football field, everything was set for folks to have a good time.
Somerset City Council working toward annual budget
Somerset City Council is moving forward with a tentative 2013-2014 budget after several budget workshop meetings and brainstorming sessions.
Local man charged with robbery after car chase with deputies
Guns. Drugs. A car chase. The events that unfolded Wednesday night in southern Pulaski County sound like a synopsis of a prime time crime drama.Instead, a local man is behind bars and charged with numerous criminal counts after an alleged drug deal gone south.
Recycling on the rise in Pulaski County
Some 4,200 curbside recycling containers in Pulaski County have increased by 18 percent the amount of materials recycled by Pulaski County Recycling Center since the curbside program got under way in February.
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