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Eighteen Shopville Elementary students gifted bikes for Christmasgifted bikes for Christmas
Christmas came early for 18 Shopville Elementary students when a few of Santa's honorary elves stopped by the school Monday morning to deliver brand new bicycles to the lucky kids.
Motion to dismiss filed in federal case of Lee's Ford vs. boat
A boat - or rather, the boat's owner and his attorney - has filed a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit in which Lee's Ford Marina is seeking payment for alleged rental fees accumulated and not paid by the owner.
A battle for her life
"I always feel like things could be worse, but right then, they really couldn't be." At only 21, Kristyn Smith should be in the happiest, healthiest prime of her life. Yet here she was, lying in a hospital bed, with doctors ready to induce a coma. She was facing the daunting threat of total renal fa
Two arrested off Konitzer Lane
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office has arrested two London individuals wanted on outstanding felony robbery indictment warrants out of Pulaski County. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, Deputy Taylor McDaniel, along with Sgt. Brett Reeves, Detective Sgt. Chris Edwards, Deputy Jo
Somerset Native named one of Top 12 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women
Debra Jasper, founder and CEO of Mindset Digital, a top provider of gamified digital skills training for corporate workforces, has been chosen by EY as one of the top 12 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ in North America for 2018.
Traffic stop leads to seven charged with drug offenses
Seven people - five in a traffic stop and two after a follow-up investigation - were arrested by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office in the early hours of Thursday. Lewis G. Mullins, 37, of Somerset, was driving a vehicle that was stopped by PCSO Deputy Brandon Smith. Mullins was charged with Traffi
Somerset downs Perry Co. to start win streak
After starting the season on a losing streak, the Somerset High School girls basketball team has righted the ship and now find themselves on a winning streak. On Monday night at the Briar Patch, the Lady Jumpers downed Perry County Central 55-38, to start a two-game win streak.
Hemp, Hemp, Hooray!
Kentucky and hemp have a history. Here is a video from the WWII era that touts “Hemp for Victory” because of the plant’s many uses. Thanks to the recent Farm Bill legislation, domestic industrial hemp is now legal to grow. Is it the new tobacco for Kentucky’s farmers?
Two injured in Science hill wreck involving tractor
Two people were injured in an Science Hill wreck between a tractor and a passenger vehicle. The accident happened around 3:15 p.m. Thursday. Wallace K. Phelps, 45, of Science HIll, was flown by PHI Air Medical to the University of Kentucky Medical Center from the scene of the accident. On Friday aft
Lady Jumpers pick up first win of the season in 81-46 blowout
BARBOURVILLE - After dropping their first five games of the season, Somerset High School first-year girls basketball coach Bobby Bowling led the Lady Jumpers to their first win of the season in a 81-46 victory at Barbourville High School.
Masons offering free Christmas day meal
CORBIN — “We just don’t want anyone to be alone on Christmas,” said Jake Pennington. Derek Smith and Pennington along with several other Masons have joined together and decided to open the Hugh Harris Lodge on Christmas day to feed anyone needing a hot meal or somewhere to get out of the cold.
Kentucky’s Pension Crisis: How we got here
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky’s pension shortfall has been decades in the making, but it’s taken center stage over the past two years. The issue was a major topic during the governor’s race in 2015, and when Republicans won supermajorities in both legislative chambers in 2016, a major overhaul of
Akande granted release from federal custody
Dr. Ezekiel Akande has been released from state custody on bond, and therefore has been granted a release from federal custody. The former Somerset pain clinic doctor had his state conviction overturned November 30 by the Kentucky Court of Appeals, meaning a Pulaski Circuit jury trial which found Ak
Over Easy Bistro serves high-end food in down-home setting
Let's do brunch. The easy way. Make that the Over Easy way. Since opening in August of last year, Over Easy Bistro has become one of Pulaski County's most unique eateries. Though it's only open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch service, it's quickly gained a following as a great place to meet with fr
Pulaski Co. woman growing fields of Christmas dreams
SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) Do you have a real or fake Christmas tree? The National Christmas Tree Association says last year 27 million real trees were purchased. In Kentucky, there are some 18 tree growers, and new to that list is a Pulaski County woman who has taken a family tradition and turned it into
Car wash thieves sought by police
A small white vehicle and two male suspects. That is the information that Laurel County Sheriff's officials have regarding the theft at a local car wash. Surveillance video picked up images of the two suspects who allegedly broke into Logan's Car Wash on U.S. 25, just north of London. The theft took
Opportunity Zones workshop set for Tuesday in Somerset; state officials to share latest information
Opportunity Zones are expected to have a great impact on the future of economic development in Kentucky. A workshop has been scheduled for Tuesday in Somerset to help community and business leaders and others take advantage of this new economic development tool.
Meth floods Northern Kentucky, cops shut down house: 'To stay there, you had to sell meth'
The recent shutdown of a "meth house" yielding four arrests in Northern Kentucky was just one more sign of a changing drug scene, police say. Crystal methamphetamine is inundating the illicit drug market, and it's predicted to stay a while. Called ice by most users, it's usually quite pure, and its
Man who plotted Catron's murder dies
The man who orchestrated the murder of Sheriff Sam Catron has died. The death of Kenneth White on November 23 was confirmed Thursday by chaplains of the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange where White was incarcerated.
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL: Central rolls past Christian County
After some early-season struggles, the Indians have really started to turn things around. Madison Central rolled to a lopsided win on Friday on the road against Pulaski County and followed that victory up with another impressive performance Saturday in Richmond.