18 hrs ago
Man charged with attempted murder in Rockcastle Co. beating
A man is in jail, accused of badly beating another man. Jason Gambrel, of Science Hill, is charged with attempted murder and robbery.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
I-75 in Rockcastle County reduced to one lane beginning July 27
Northbound and southbound lanes will be reduced to one lane between the hours of 6pmET.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Light-duty vehicles' energy consumption to tick down in 26 years
Samir Cook fills up his vehicle at a city-run gas station on July 19, 2014, in Somerset, Ky.
The Raw Story
Price-gouging businesses cry 'socialism' after KY drivers flock to city-run gas station
Businesses in a small Kentucky town are crying "socialism" after the mayor got tired of constant price gouging and opened a city-owned gas station.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Car & Driver
Kentucky Mayor Attacks High Gas Prices by Opening City-Run Fueling...
Right as we've lost all faith in our leaders, the folks running Somerset, Kentucky, have proved that government can actually do something good for the people it represents.
Town Battles High Gas Prices with Public Fuel Center
City officials in Somerset, Kentucky, about 70 miles south of Lexington, have responded to "big business" by opening a taxpayer-supported gas station for the public with the stated purpose of driving down pump prices .
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Gasoline: the public option
Due to the opposition of all Republicans and a few Democrats in Congress, the Affordable Care Act does not include a public option - i.e., a government-run health insurance agency to compete with private health insurance companies.
City Unlocks Incredibly Cheap Gas Prices Through Power Of Socialism
As of this writing, the current U.S. average gas price for regular unleaded fuel is $3.59 a gallon.
The Way This City Is Tackling Gas Prices Has Some People Crying ‘Socialism’
The town of Somerset, Kentucky, opened a city-run filling station on Saturday, the Associated Press reported, offering gas to the public at below-market rates.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Surveillance cameras catch fiery train vs. tractor trailer crash on tape
It was all caught on tape, and we now have that video of a fiery crash that shows a train colliding with a tractor trailer in Pulaski County.
A venture into socialism? Kentucky town becomes first in US to open its own gas station
A Kentucky town listened to its citizens' complaints about high gas prices within its borders, and responded by opening a gas station run by the city government.
Kentucky mayor opens city-run gas station: smart idea or socialism?
Fed up with residents complains about gas prices, Eddie Girdler, the mayor Somerset, Ky., has opened a city-run gas station that's a few cents below the local stations.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Kentucky Town Opens Filling Station to the Public
Somerset's city hall ventured into the retail gas business Saturday, opening a municipal-run filling station that supporters call a benefit for motorists and critics denounce as a taxpayer-supported swipe at the free market.
Ky Town Starts Retail Gas Venture
The station on the outskirts of Somerset opened to the public on Saturday, selling regular unleaded gas for $3.36 a gallon.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Man found badly beaten in Rockcastle County
Derek Kissee, 23, lives in a neighborhood west of Somerset with his grandmother who we are told raised him.
Stanziano Murder: Accused's competency for trial may be issue
Next earlier article on CM on tragedy: Mark Joseph Stanziano, Somerset, KY . Obituary written by April Shepperd, and who wrote, 'Stanziano, was known as a fierce defender who wasn't afraid to take on high-profile, high-publicity cases.'
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Accused killer says messages hidden in songs and the newspaper told ...
Brave Cassidy breaks down as six white coffins carrying her parents and four young siblings are carried from their funeral a week after they were gunned down in their Houston home John McEnroe and ex-wife Tatum O'Neal's son Kevin, 28, arrested in the middle of drug deal carrying six envelopes of cocaine and more than two dozen prescription pills ... (more)
Officer: Man says hidden message told him to kill
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Tue Jul 15, 2014
Family seeking answers 20 years after Somerset double murder
The brothers of a woman murdered 20 years ago are asking for help finding the person who killed her and her young half-brother.