Gas Prices Remain High In Southern Kentucky

It's not been an easy year for drivers like Jason Brackett.

“With a truck like this..it's hard to keep gas in it,” he says.

Brackett is among the many drivers in Pulaski County who are still paying more than $3 a gallon whereas drivers in other places are taking advantage of prices as much as 30 cents a gallon cheaper. It's $70 to fill up his truck that only gets 230 miles to a tank.

“You don't have as much money to do anything else. You can't afford to go out, afford much of anything. Worry about paying for gas,” said Brackett.

Some Somerset drivers say they were paying as much as 50 cents more a gallon more than other locations in recent days. Now it's much less...but the $3.09’s and the $3.12’s still aren't easy to swallow..when there's word of much better bargains to the north.

“Most of us have these old beaters (trucks) that don't get but 8 to 10 miles to the gallon. When you're on a fixed income, you can't make it,” said driver James Setser.

A Murpy Oil station appeared to have Tuesday’s bargain price of $3.03 a gallon.

But even that isn't enough to please many of these people.

“I don't think anybody likes it, but what can you do?” questioned Setser.


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  • by Charles Queen Location: Science Hill on Oct 30, 2008 at 12:22 AM
    Perhaps if the atorney generals office did an investigation as to the high gas prices here in Somerset like they did in Louisville,they just might find some gouging going on here
  • by JR Location: KY on Oct 17, 2008 at 08:49 AM
    Maybe Lex1976 likes the illegal immigrants better than born Kentuckians clogging up the golden city of Lexington. At least when we spend our money there, we are putting something back into society rather than taking it away!!
  • by big baller Location: in your face on Oct 17, 2008 at 07:26 AM
    LEX1976 you are showing you intelligance on this web site which i might say is pretty low. I hope you never come out of Lex because you wouldn't make it in my town. you are a joke and your comments are really ill advised because you make no sense at all. you should check you thoughts with someone else before writing, maybe they can figure out how to make it sound like you have a brain and not just a head. also just a reminder segregation ended in the 1950's or so. that means people can go where they please.
  • by Lex1976 Location: Lex on Oct 16, 2008 at 11:20 PM
    I don't want you guys up here, Jon, so why would I drive to the middle of nowhere to be nearer to you?
  • by Colonel Location: Hazard on Oct 16, 2008 at 08:40 PM
    Hey Lex, all those roads and nice buildings in Lexington was built with the good ol coal severence money from these hills. Your welcome.
  • by Jack Location: London, KY on Oct 16, 2008 at 06:07 PM
    I live in London, KY. I travel to Lexington 1 or 2 days per week and Corbin once a week. Gas has been cheaper in both locations by .25 cents per Gal. than London for at least 2 years. Why!!!!!!!!
  • by Street Survivor Location: Eastern, Ky. on Oct 16, 2008 at 01:58 PM
    You are right Sue, you people should think long and hard when you step up to the polls to VOTE. If you think the last (8) was tough and the (D) gets in they will a whole lot tougher.... My best bet is for the working man and woman to VOTE (R)!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Jay Location: KY on Oct 16, 2008 at 08:13 AM
    AMEN, Jon/Lake Cumberland. Since Lex1976 can keep themselves in their own area, since nothing else is a good as the "big city" they live in....LOL!
  • by john howard on Oct 15, 2008 at 04:49 PM
    i think gas prices are fine i like spending alot at the pump it makes me feel wealthy
  • by Jon Location: Lake Cumberland on Oct 15, 2008 at 03:12 PM
    Another positive to come out of high gas prices--Lex1976 and his buddies won't clog up the lakes down here and at Laurel, and maybe the rural folks can have some peace and quiet while we're fishing and boat riding.
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