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Replica Vietnam wall memorial coming to Somerset

Updated: 05/09/2011 - Officials are hoping to gather photographs of every Kentuckian whose name appears on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and are kicking off the effort Monday at a breakfast in Somerset, where a traveling half-size replica of the memorial wall will be on display all week.

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Somerset man indicted on drug charges

Posted: 05/03/2011 - The sheriff's department says 26 year old Abraham Akin sold cocaine during an undercover operation in March of last year.

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Salary for UK's New President

Updated: 05/03/2011 - The University of Kentucky and Dr. Eli Capilouto have an agreement in principle on terms of compensation.

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Two people charged in armed robbery

Posted: 05/03/2011 - 32 year old Roger Dale Lanter Junior and his wife, 19 year old Sarah Lanter, were arrested just after 6:30 Monday evening at their home on Kentucky 1247 in Eubank.

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Vietnam vet to speak at memorial exhibition

Posted: 05/03/2011 - It took Ret. Brigadier General and Vietnam Veteran Dan Cherry nearly 40 years to travel back to Saigon to meet a Vietnamese pilot he shot down in combat during the Vietnam War.

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KENTUCKY KICKS OFF EFFORT TO GATHER PHOTOS FOR VIETNAM VETERANS

Posted: 04/26/2011 - A statewide initiative to gather photos of every Kentuckian whose name is on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will kick off at a May 9 breakfast at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Ky., announced Jan C. Scruggs, founder and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), which is partnering with the state in this effort.

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Pulaski County schools receive $1,500 education grant

Updated: 04/21/2011 - School systems in Pulaski, Monroe, and Clay counties have been awarded grant funding from Forward in the Fifth and The Center for Rural Development to advance educational attainment in the region.

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So you think you know petunias

Posted: 04/21/2011 - Petunias, that staple of grandma’s sunny garden. These prolific bloomers have been a part of the gardens of Kentucky for generations.

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Growing Together

Posted: 04/21/2011 - Local – It’s a renewed (and renewable) economic engine

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EIEA program accepting nominations for top business leaders

Updated: 04/21/2011 - The 2011 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program, celebrating a decade of distinction in honoring those who exemplify America’s spirit of entrepreneurship, is seeking nominations from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky for the region’s top business leaders and entrepreneurs.

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Kentucky nonprofits invited to apply for $50,000 in grants by Verizon

Posted: 04/14/2011 - The Verizon Foundation today announced a Domestic Violence Prevention Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP invites non-profits in Kentucky to apply for a total of $50,000 in grants to support domestic violence prevention and awareness initiatives.

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Grants available for children's medical expenses

Posted: 04/12/2011 - The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or only partially covered, by their commercial health insurance plans.

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Owens Greenhouse Upgrades Facilities to Establish Owens Garden Center

Posted: 04/12/2011 - Owens Greenhouses, providing Somerset and surrounding communities with quality vegetable and bedding plants since 1986, is currently completing construction on a state-of-the-art growing and retailing facility at their location on Latham Road.

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Conley Bottom Resort Marina offering ‘Houseboat Holiday’

Updated: 04/08/2011 - The Center for Rural Development is once again partnering with Conley Bottom Resort Marina to offer a “Houseboat Holiday” vacation on Lake Cumberland as the grand prize in a regional fundraising campaign to support The Center’s three summer youth leadership programs.

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Parents charged with abusing two young children

Updated: 04/07/2011 - Somerset Police say an investigation revealed the children, ages 1 and 2, had numerous bruises and abrasions. Melinda Barger and Fred Sears both face abuse charges.

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