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  • Vigil Honors 3 Killed in Ky. Pawn Shop Shootings

    Family and friends held a prayer vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of three people killed inside a central Kentucky pawn shop. The vigil was held Saturday night in Somerset, Kentucky, to honor 35-year-old Michael Hockensmith; his wife, 38-year-old Angela Hockensmith; and 60-year-old gold broker Daniel Smith of Richmond. WBKO-TV Bowling Green, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 05:12 AM
  • Suspect in Brethitt County sexual abuse case also charged in Pulaski County

    According to the Commonwealth Journal, Robert Morris, 68, of Eubank was indicted earlier this month by a Pulaski County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse. The Kentucky Attorney General's Office announced the indictment of Morris in a release on Thursday, as well as that of Brenda Morris, 61, on charges of complicity to Robert Morris' alleged offenses. WKYT, Sat, Sep 13 2014 @ 05:16 PM
  • Hamilton named Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    Floyd County entrepreneur Shane Hamilton, third from left, owner of Service Maids, LLC, is the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards winner in the Young Entrepreneur category. Representatives from EIEA sponsoring partners, from left, Dr. Thomas Erekson, dean of Eastern Kentucky University College of Business and Technology; Ray Moncrief, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation; Brett Traver, executive director, Southeast Kentucky Economic Development ; Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO, The Center for Rural Development; and Dr. Michael T. Benson, president of Eastern Kentucky University, present Hamilton with the EIEA award. Floyd County Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:54 PM
  • State winner in 'Promote Your School' essay from Adair Co., too

    The KHEAA press release identifies the state winner, McGregor Scott, as being from Somerset, Kentucky. But many Adair Countians will recognize McGregor Scott from the little farm at the intersection of Gradyville and Milltown. Columbia Magazine, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 02:14 PM
  • Somerset sisters tackling Appalachian Trail

    That's what Sarita "Sam" Gibson and Lee Redmond are aiming to become by launching a daunting hike along the famed Appalachian Trail. The two local women - Gibson is 49, Redmond 56 - are both sisters and longtime travel buddies. WKYT, Sun, Sep 14 2014 @ 11:26 AM
  • Drury named 2014 EIEA recipient

    Harlan County entrepreneur Greg Drury, third from left, is the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards winner in the Start-Up Business category. Harlan County entrepreneur Greg Drury, third from left, is the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards winner in the Start-Up Business category. Harlan Daily Enterprise, Sat, Sep 13 2014 @ 04:39 PM
  • Kentucky Town Beats High Gas Prices-By Opening a Public Gas Station

    Earlier this month, the small city of Somerset , Kentucky, drew national attention when it opened a municipally owned and operated fuel center in an effort to drive down gas prices for local residents. As a result of its proximity to Lake Cumberland, a popular tourist destination, the city of 11,000 residents has long struggled with high fuel prices-especially during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Yes! Magazine, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 05:06 PM
  • Pulaski Grand Jury indicts couple on rape and sex abuse charges

    Pulaski Grand Jury indicts couple on rape and sex abuse charges By Daniel Kemp, Deputy Communications Director News from KY Attorney General Jack Conway's office Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that a Pulaski County grand jury has indicted a husband and wife on rape and sex abuse charges. On September 4, 2014, the grand jury indicted 68-year-old Robert Morris on one count of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sexual abuse. Columbia Magazine, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 04:22 AM
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