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.
Longtime Cool Run meet director Joe Weigel (#371) finally got to run in the race he helped organize and develop over the past 15 years.
For most of his adult life, Dr. Joe Weigel has been an avid runner.
And for most of his adult life, Dr. Joe Weigel has been an avid local spokesman for health and fitness.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, native David Justus felt right at home in Somerset, Kentucky on Saturday evening, as he cruised to victory in the Somerset 5K Cool Run and Walk at the Rocky Hollow Recreation Center.
Justus, a 25-year-old from the Volunteer State, outlasted 176 other runners to claim the first-place trophy in the race’s 16th edition. Justus’ winning time was 17:02.
Three local athletes - Cam Cheuvront, Jimmy Goldson, and Maranda Mills - came away with individual state titles at this year’s state track meet.
For their success at the state track meet, those three athletes have been named the 2013 Commonwealth Journal All-County Track and Field Athletes of the Year.
Wayne Adams shows the coyote he shot last Monday at his farm on Pitman Creek. The animal, weighing 40 pounds, apparently had killed on of his calves.
Five liquor licenses were approved for Somerset and the third store to open was this past week.
Called "First Stop,"the new package store it is located on the west side of U.S. 27 between lights 20 and 21, which is a little north of TSC Tractor Supply. The owner is Charlotte Perdisaris and the manager is Michael Scott.
Perdisaris has been working on getting the store ready for a number of months but was delayed by the shipment and installation of a large 10 x 20 foot walk-in cooler that lines the back of the shop. Otherwise, she thought they could have opened much earlier and, perhaps, have even been the first to open.With such a large cooler, they have a large supply of beer and wine in it to choose from. As to other spirits, they have a large variety of brands, especially high end brands such as Crown Royal and R&R. In addition, they have beer singles on ice. At this time, they are the only local liquor store selling beer in kegs.
First Stop is the last liquor store to open that is locally owned and operated. The remaining two licenses are to drug store retailers.
Despite a rainy last several days, outdoor enthusiasts couldn’t help but play in the mud a little this weekend in celebration of the grand opening of biking and hiking trails at Pulaski County Park.
“We’ve been working on this .. for about four years,” said Pulaski County Judge-executive Barty Bullock to a crowd of around 50 people gathered at the head of the new trail at the park. “ ... It’s been such a good project.
“We think it’s going to be a huge asset to this community,” added Bullock.
The essence of the trail has existed at Pulaski County Park for decades as an Eagle Scout Trail. The newest trails, are almost 9 miles long, with five of those miles dedicated to biking.
The trail is built to the standards of the International Mountain Biking Association, a worldwide network that brings together serious bicycle enthusiasts.