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13 active cases of COVID-19 in Russell County

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department recorded 13 active cases of COVID-19 in Russell County last week. All 13 cases are self-isolated according to the health department report. 238 new cases were reported in the Lake Cumberland District last week. Pulaski County had the most in the area with 105...
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Pulaski County unemployment continues to drop

Pulaski is one of 55 counties in Kentucky where the unemployment rate was down for June. The county's latest jobless rate is 5.7%, down from 6.4 this time last year. It's up from the 4.2% in May but state officials discourage making month-to-month comparisons. Unemployment rates rose in 59 counties...
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AG Cameron taps Montgomery to lead state's special prosecutions

Eddy Montgomery isn't done with prosecuting just yet. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Monday he has hired the former Commonwealth's Attorney for Pulaski, Lincoln and Rockcastle counties as the new Director of the Office of Special Prosecutions within the AG's Office. Montgomery replaces Tim Cocanougher, who will continue with...
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Legislative update looks back at 2021 session

In Washington, Democrats have a group of legislators they call "the Squad." In Pulaski County, the GOP has their own version of "the Squad." State Representatives Shane Baker, Josh Branscum, David Meade and Ken Upchurch and State Senator Rick Girdler — all of whom represent at least a portion of Pulaski County in Frankfort — gathered on the new deck overlooking Lake Cumberland at the Harbor Restaurant for the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce's annual Legislative Update on Thursday evening.
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The voices from Eubank carried to Frankfort

It isn't often that state bureaucrats change their plans. As Chris Harris pointed out so eloquently in a column last week — the human touch gets lost in the maze of state-mandated data-gathering and bare, cold numbers. And government agencies almost always stick to their guns when a decision has been made — no matter how ill-advised it might be.
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UPDATE: Gray overrules engineers, orders traffic signal in Eubank

EUBANK, Ky. (WTVQ) – State Transportation Secretary Jim Gray has used his executive authority to overrule department engineers and order a traffic signal installed at a dangerous intersection in Eubank, fulfilling the wishes of residents of the small town who have sought a light there for 30 years. The change...
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Statement from Transportation Secretary Jim Gray Regarding U.S. 27/KY 70 Intersection in Eubank

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 22, 2021) – “The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the citizens of Eubank have long agreed that continued improvements are needed to address the intersection of U.S. 27 and KY 70 in Pulaski County. While work has been done in the past to improve safety at this location, on-going alternatives have also been considered to curb crashes at the intersection.
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'Sash' decisions made for Miss Teen Pulaski, Little Miss and Mister at PC Fair

As the Pulaski County Fair rolls on this week, more pageants were held on Tuesday following Monday's crowning of Miss Pulaski County. This time, 14 young women competed for the title of Miss Teen Pulaski, while pairs of precocious Little Miss and Mister candidates won the hearts of everyone gathered in the open-air pavilion on the Pulaski County Fairgrounds.
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Study: Large amount of vaccine hesitancy remains in parts of Kentucky

SOMERSET, Ky. (WYMT) - According to a new nationwide vaccine behavior study conducted by the University of Washington, there remains a strong hesitancy to get the COVID-19 vaccine across parts of the commonwealth. The study shows a great deal of vaccine hesitancy in parts of Eastern and Southern Kentucky, such...
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Whitley County back in COVID–19 ‘red zone’

Whitley County is once again in the red on Kentucky’s COVID–19 scale. According to the information released by the Kentucky Department of Public Health, the county’s incidence rate stood at 26.4 on Monday, making it one of eight counties in Kentucky to be in the zone. Clay County is also...