Somerset, KYCommonwealth Journal

Iconic Lay-Simpson Furniture store to close later this year

It can be surprisingly difficult to say goodbye to a piece of furniture. A broken chair that’s been in your family for generations. A table at which the family has enjoyed countless dinners, but you just don’t have room for it anymore. How much more difficult will it be for...
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Pulaski County,

Pulaski County man arrested and charged with murder

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The Pulaski County Sheriffs Office has announced that a Eubank man was charged with murder. 34-year old Jesse Roberts was arrested on Thursday, July 29th following a report of a robbery on R.D. Floyd Road on July 17th. On July 17th, deputies determined that an...
Somerset, KYCommonwealth Journal

SPD: False alarm on potential shooter

Reports of an active shooter in the area Saturday, possibly around Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, had nothing to them, according to the Somerset Police Department. There had been reports Saturday about a potentially dangerous situation at the hospital. Somerset-Pulaski County Special Response Team Chief Doug Baker, while not involved, noted to the Commonwealth Journal that he was aware of police scanner traffic about the possibility of a shooter.
Pulaski County, KYWTVQ

Eubank man arrested for murder, burglary

SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 34-year-old Eubank, Ky., man has been charged with murder, burglary, evidence tampering and drug possession in connection with the death of another man earlier this month. According to Pulaski County Sheriff’s Greg Speck, Det. Lt. Bobby Jones charged Jesse Roberts Thursday evening. He is being...
Laurel County, KYSentinel-Echo

Crash closes two lanes on northbound I-75 near mile marker 40

LAUREL COUNTY — First responders were dispatched to an injury crash involving multiple vehicles on I-75. According to scanner traffic, the crash took place just before the 41 mile marker heading northbound around 1:49 p.m. The London-Laurel Rescue Squad reported two lanes of the interstate were closed around mile marker 40.

Two Southeastern Kentucky Men Facing Murder/Kidnapping Charges

WOODBINE, KY - KSP has now opened a murder investigation for the death of Matthew Welsh (36) of Woodbine. Mr. Welsh was pronounced deceased by the Knox County Deputy Coroner. Preliminary investigation indicates Mr. Welsh was found deceased after an altercation involving stabbing that took place at his residence involving Joseph Masters, (33) of Woodbine and Charles "CJ" McVey, (37) of Woodbine.
Whitley County, KYCorbin News Journal

Whitley County Health Department features new pantry in lobby

The Whitley County Health Department’s Williamsburg Office has a new fixture in its lobby. The Little Free Pantry was added in June. It works as a “give what you can, take what you need” pantry. It contains things like food, hygiene and paper items. The health department asks that you...
Somerset, KYWTVQ

Lost at Pearl Harbor, sailor finally laid to rest at home

SOMERSET, Ky. (WTVQ) – A missing Navy sailor is finally reunited with his family after 80 years. On December 7, 1941, Floyd Helton of Somerset was aboard the USS Oklahoma when the ship was attacked by a Japanese aircraft. Helton and 429 other crewmen were killed and for many, their...
Bell County, KYWTVQ

Bell, Knox County authorities search for theft suspect

BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Authorities in Bell County want the public’s help in finding a suspect connected to recent thefts. According to a post on the Bell County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page, the suspect is wanted in connection to thefts from Dollar General stores in Bell and Knox counties. He was seen loading laundry baskets full of merchandise and running out of the store with the items.
Knox County, KYWTVQ

UPDATE: Two arrested, victim identified in Knox County stabbing death

WOODBINE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two people were arrested and charged with murder on Friday in connection to the stabbing death of a Woodbine man, according to Kentucky State Police. Investigators say 36-year old Matthew Welsh was found dead after being stabbed during a fight at his home involving 33-year old Joseph Masters and 37-year old Charles “CJ” McVey, both of Woodbine. KSP did not release any details about the fight.
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Somerset Today

Gas savings: The cheapest station in Somerset

(SOMERSET, KY) According to Somerset gas price data, you could be saving up to $0.14 per gallon on gas. On Saturday the cheapest gallon of unleaded regular in the area was at Fuel Center at 244 Chappells Dairy Rd. Regular there was listed at $2.85 per gallon Wednesday, compared to $2.99 at Sunoco at Ky-39, which GasBuddy clocked as the most expensive station in the area.