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KY FAME Expands to Southeastern Kentucky

Category : News | Published : Sat Jun 20 2015 | Read : 1294

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s nationally recognized workforce training program continues to grow in Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) is creating a new chapter in the Cumberlands region, which includes 13 counties in southeastern Kentucky.

KY FAME is a partnership of manufacturers...


EOS USA to Bring 150 Jobs to Eastern Kentucky: Outsourcing company serves clients throughout North America

Category : News | Published : Mon Jun 01 2015 | Read : 1396

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 28, 2015) – More jobs are coming to eastern Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers today announced that EOS USA plans to open an operation in Somerset and hire 150 Kentuckians. EOS, a leading provider of customer care and accounts receivables management services, also plans to invest nearly...


Hotel construction to begin soon

Category : News | Published : Wed Apr 22 2015 | Read : 1098

Site design to resolve draining issues is currently under way at and near the north parking lot adjacent to The Center for Rural Development before construction starts on a Courtyard by Marriott hotel...


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Continental Refining Turnaround is a Success

Category : News | Published : Thu Apr 16 2015 | Read : 1158

Continental Refining Company (CRC) has been refining crude oil at the former Somerset Refinery since January 2013 and a CRC spokesperson said this week the company has a “ ... solid and consistent operation.”

“Our turnaround plan is complete and operation is as planned,” said Missy Shorey, CRC public relations specialist....


Trout anglers’ paradise is being built below dam

Category : News | Published : Wed Apr 15 2015 | Read : 1109

After being delayed by a harsh winter and rainy spring, work is expected to resume soon on creation of a mountain-like trout fishing stream below Wolf Creek Dam. Called Hatchery Creek, the stream will flow more than a mile – 6,000 linear feet – from Wolf Creek Dam National Fish Hatchery along and...


Pulaski home to 4 Certified Roadside Markets

Category : News | Published : Sat Apr 11 2015 | Read : 1098

Pulaski County is home to four of the 98 farms accepted into the 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Roadside Farm Market Program. Markets certified through this program — now in its 20th season — are listed in the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Directory. Identified by the cornucopia logo, the program also...


Country icon Dwight Yoakam to headline MMF

Category : News | Published : Fri Apr 03 2015 | Read : 1094

That possible concert out at Pulaski County Park that everyone’s been talking about? Meh. What a Johnny-come-lately.

Master Musicians Festival has been bringing big name acts to local audiences for decades.

Somerset’s own annual music festival has brought the community plenty of acclaim, from its award from the Southeast...


Sumerset Houseboat plant will be RECC home

Category : News | Published : Thu Apr 02 2015 | Read : 1060

South Kentucky RECC will purchase the former Sumerset Houseboat property off Parkers Mill Road and remodel the vacant houseboat-manufacturing complex into a new RECC headquarters building. Kentucky Public Service Commission, chief regulatory agency for the electric cooperative, has approved the $10.7 million project...


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Hendrickson plans $2.8 million expansion creating 80 new jobs

Category : News | Published : Thu Apr 02 2015 | Read : 1121

Hendrickson, manufacturer of semi-trailer suspension systems and related components for the transportation industry, added 156 new workers last year at its Somerset location and plans to invest $2.8 million in equipment and hire 80 more full-time employees this year...


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Ground broken for Courtyard Marriott at The Center

Category : News | Published : Sat Mar 21 2015 | Read : 1114

A cold rain and temperatures in the 40s failed to dampen blue-sky optimism as ground was ceremonially broken Friday morning for a Courtyard by Marriott hotel to be built adjacent to The Center for Rural Development.

The four-story complex will have 105 guest rooms, 2,300 square feet of banquet, meeting and...