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Local man killed by train
A man was apparently struck and killed by a train Tuesday evening near the West Columbia Street crossing, according to Somerset Police.
Pulaski Fiscal Court honors late volunteer Larry Stober
Amid all the heavy business of Tuesday’s Pulaski County Fiscal Court meeting, officials took a few moments to honor a man who had worked for years to make his community a more beautiful place.Gerald Hines, Pulaski County Solid Waste coordinator, appeared before the court to remember Larry Stober, who passed away in February of this year after a battle with cancer.
SCC’s ‘smart growth’ saved it $3.4 mil
In an effort to control escalating costs and burgeoning enrollment, Somerset Community College (SCC) is focused on using data to maximize its faculty and academic space resources. In the process, the community college was able to grow without adding resources and related expenses, saving an estimated $3.4 million in adjunct teaching costs in the process. The process has also made it easier for students to get conflict-free access to classes at registration.
New Jersey librarian tackling medal mystery
A librarian in Perth Amboy is searching historical records to see if she can determine how a World War 1 service medal presented by that New Jersey city ended up partially buried underground in a relatively remote wooded area in the Oil Center section of Pulaski County.
Local family at heart of new law
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear earlier this month signed a bill into law that will require that all newborn babies be given what is called a pulse oximetry test — a painless, low-cost test that will catch several life-threatening congenital heart defects.Somerset resident Kimberly Clark, mother of three, two of whom were born with serious congenital heart defects, stood by and cried as she watched Senate Bill 125 become law during the ceremonial signing on Wednesday, April 17 at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Stanziano tabbed one of state’s top trial lawyers
One local member of the legal community received a very exclusive distinction — gaining membership into “The National Trial Lawyers Top 100” fold.Mark Stanziano was chosen for The National Trial Lawyers organization Top 100 for Kentucky, a prestigious group of some of the top attorneys in the Commonwealth. It’s part of a larger directory recognizing the best of the best from all over the United States.
Rain drives away Somernites Cruisers
Somernites Cruise pledges to be out there in the streets, rain or shine. Unfortunately, the same cannot necessarily be said about attendees.A cool and rainy Saturday meant a sparsely attended first Cruise of the season this weekend, as many who might have attended clearly decided it just wasn’t an ideal day for a drive.
Timing right to revitalize Downtown?
Flip to the first page of the dense 27-page document presented to the Somerset City Council this past week and you’ll see the words there in bold print: “The timing is right.”That’s the expert opinion of Commonwealth Economics, LLC, at least. The analytical firm out of Lexington put together a detailed study of a proposed plan to use locally generated taxes to retroactively finance significant improvements to downtown Somerset — with the goal of making the center of the city a more active, attractive place to live, work, and play.
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