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Former University of Kentucky basketball player Nerlens Noel helps his guest, Kelly Melton, who is diagnosed with leukemia, over some puddled water as they arrive for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Saturday May 4, 2013. Photo by David Stephenson
Former UK basketball star, local cancer patient form special bond
A visit to the local Children’s Clinic for an ear infection led to Kelly Melton’s leukemia diagnosis.And, it goes without saying, leukemia was the last thing on mother Lisa Melton’s mind when she told nurse practitioner Allison Bastin-Muse that her son, a first-grader at Science Hill Independent School, had been tired lately.
Warriors shake their way through graduation
Pomp and Circumstance? How about the Harlem Shake?All 252 students making up the Southwestern High School Class of 2013 opted to let loose Friday evening with their own version of the dance craze that has been at the top of viral video searches for months now in celebration of their move from high school and into the world beyond.
Pulaski County High seniors got school back on track
No sooner had the class of 2013 said hello to Mike Murphy than they were saying goodbye.Murphy took over as principal at Pulaski County High School last March in the wake of the school’s low test scores, which forced a change in leadership.
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Shopville Elementary fifth-grader Sammy Jo Bullock placed seventh in the nation in the NASP National Archery Championship in Louisville, Ky. Bullock fired a 284 and finished third amongst her fellow female fifth-graders.
Sammy Jo Bullock places 7th in nation
Shopville Elementary fifth-grader Sammy Jo Bullock fired a 284 in the National Archery in Schools National Championships to place seventh in the girls elementary division. Bullock, who peirced the center circle 16 times, was third n the nation among her fellow fifth-graders.
Pulaski downs Corbin on Senior Night
On Tuesday afternoon at PC Field, the Pulaski County Maroon baseball team bid farewell to Taylor Gover, Eric Jones, Dustin Vaught, Henry Lorman, Tyler Wesley, and Tyler Hail on senior night before Danny Masten’s club took on a Corbin team that had earned a shutout victory over PC earlier in the year.
On Tuesday however, it was the Maroons that would not be denied on senior night, and it was those seniors that lead the way for Masten and company.
Taylor Gover notched two doubles and drove in a career-best six RBI in the game, while fellow senior Henry Lorman hit the first homerun of his varsity career and drove in three more runs.
Somerset seniors help down Warriors, 3-1
Prior to their cross-town match-up with Southwestern, Somerset seniors Parth Patel and Heath Ehrsam were honored for their years of hard work with Senior Night festivities.
Patel and Ehrsam continued to shine on their special night at the ballpark, as the pair of Briar Jumper seniors played a pivotal role in Somerset’s 3-1 victory over the Warriors last night at Charlie Taylor Field.
- Sammy Jo Bullock places 7th in nation
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.
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Business booming for new liquor store
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.
Scenic new trails opened at Pulaski County Park
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.