Pulaski County http://wkyufm.org en Bluegrass Musician Buried in Unmarked Somerset Grave to Get Proper Marker, Ceremony http://wkyufm.org/post/bluegrass-musician-buried-unmarked-somerset-grave-get-proper-marker-ceremony <p></p><p>A bluegrass musician buried in an unmarked grave in Somerset is going to receive a proper grave marker this weekend.</p><p>Leonard Rutherford was a popular bluegrass artist in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, and performed as part of the Burnett-Rutherford Duo.</p><p>But Rutherford fell on hard times and was found dead along a Somerset road in 1951 at the age of 53.</p><p>Somerset Cemetery manager Tricia Neal says Rutherford's grave site was only recently identified when a local historian began asking about the long-forgotten musician.</p><p>"I started looking and I couldn't find him anywhere,” Neal told WKU Public Radio. “And I ended up just finding a penciled-in name on the back of an old index card. It had a note where he had been buried in this grave, and I went out to the cemetery and found it." Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:47:14 +0000 Kevin Willis 45326 at http://wkyufm.org Bluegrass Musician Buried in Unmarked Somerset Grave to Get Proper Marker, Ceremony Fuel Entered Pulaski County Cave System after Tanker Spill http://wkyufm.org/post/fuel-entered-pulaski-county-cave-system-after-tanker-spill <p>Clean-up is continuing nearly two weeks after a tanker truck spilled thousands of gallons of fuel in Pulaski County, Kentucky.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The fuel has also gotten into a local cave system.</p><p>An 8,000 gallon fuel spill would cause problems no matter the location. But the accident on January 30 was in the midst of the Sloans Valley cave system near Somerset, and early tests showed that at least some of the fuel entered the cave.</p><p>Kevin Strohmeier is an emergency response coordinator with the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection. He says since Friday, air tests for volatile organic compounds at cave entrances have been negative. This could mean that all of the fuel that got into the cave has volatilized and evaporated, but Strohmeier says there are still environmental concerns at the spill site.</p><p>"I think probably just making sure that we try to maintain control of the source and if we can remove it, we do that," he said. "If we can’t remove it, we monitor it and recover as much of it as possible.</p><p>Strohmeier says he doesn’t yet know if there was any permanent damage done to the cave system by the spill.</p><p>Caves are very sensitive environments, and wildlife officials have also been monitoring the local bat population. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:00:24 +0000 Erica Peterson 43754 at http://wkyufm.org FAA Investigating Pulaski County Plane Crash that Injured Two Kentucky Men http://wkyufm.org/post/faa-investigating-pulaski-county-plane-crash-injured-two-kentucky-men <p>Federal investigators have spent time at the scene of a small plane crash in southern Kentucky that injured two men.</p><p>WLEX-TV in Lexington reported that the Federal Aviation Administration arrived in Pulaski County on Tuesday morning and spent the day trying to determine why the aircraft went down. The plane crashed Monday about a quarter of a mile from where it took off near Bronston.</p><p>The FAA took pictures, examined the wreckage, and walked around the large field where the plane went down. A spokesman for the FAA says the National Transportation Safety Board will determine the cause within a year.</p><p>The pilot, 54-year-old Gary McGothlin of Lexington, was in fair condition at the University of Kentucky Hospital. The passenger, 55-year-old Charles Jackson of Winchester, has been discharged. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:40:57 +0000 Associated Press 33749 at http://wkyufm.org Laurel Co. Company Establishes Headquarters, Adds Jobs http://wkyufm.org/post/laurel-co-company-establishes-headquarters-adds-jobs <p>SERVPRO of Pulaski and Laurel Counties will establish its headquarters in London, create ten new, full-time jobs and invest $666,500 in the area.</p><p>The company specializes in in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO, in London since 2005, has constructed a 15,000 square foot facility to serve as its regional headquarters.</p><p>To encourage the investment and job creation in London, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved tax incentives for the company of up to $300,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 18:14:46 +0000 Joe Corcoran 26213 at http://wkyufm.org Former Wayne County Clerk Arrested, Indicted http://wkyufm.org/post/former-wayne-county-clerk-arrested-indicted <p>Forty-year-old Jennifer "Melissa" Turpin of Monticello is lodged in the Pulaski County jail in lieu of $25,000 full cash bond.</p><p>A Pulaski County grand jury indicted Turpin on one count of forgery, Second Degree, a Class D felony, and one count of being a persistent felony offender, First Degree, a Class B felony.</p><p>The charges against Turpin follow an attorney general's investigation that began last August. Turpin, the office manager and title clerk for Somerset Auto Auction, is accused of forging the signature of Pulaski County Clerk Ralph Troxell on a title for a 2008 Toyota Highlander sold on Craigslist to a Maryland resident.</p><p>Turpin is also currently on probation in Franklin Circuit Court for filing false returns and failure to pay tax and in Wayne Circuit Court for abuse of public trust over $10,000. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:55:41 +0000 Joe Corcoran 26137 at http://wkyufm.org Ten of 12 Pulaski County Schools are Distinguished or Proficient http://wkyufm.org/post/ten-12-pulaski-county-schools-are-distinguished-or-proficient <p>Here is a list of the top performing schools in the <strong>Pulaski County and Somerset Independent </strong>school systems that are rated either Distinguished or Proficient in Friday's release of Unbridled Learning statewide test results:</p><p>Distinguished:</p><p>Nancy Elementary</p><p>Northern Elementary</p><p>Shopville Elementary</p><p>Southern Elementary</p><p>Southwestern High Fri, 02 Nov 2012 14:17:54 +0000 Kevin Willis 21677 at http://wkyufm.org Suspicious Fires a Concern in Pulaski County http://wkyufm.org/post/suspicious-fires-concern-pulaski-county <p>A series of suspicious fires in the Ferguson community has raised worries among residents. Ferguson Fire Captain James Kriege to WYMT-TV that at least nine vacant homes have been destroyed by fire there over the past year which has concerned residents and officials. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 14:48:54 +0000 Associated Press & WYMT-TV 20413 at http://wkyufm.org Two in Pulaski County Enter Pleas in Prosecutor Bribe Case http://wkyufm.org/post/two-pulaski-county-enter-pleas-prosecutor-bribe-case <p>Two Somerset residents have been sentenced in connection with a plan to try to bribe a prosecutor. Attorney General Jack Conway's office prosecuted the case because the local prosecutor was a witness. Conway's office said 46-year-old Dormus "Bubby" Dalton and 45-year-old Virginia "Carol" Hampton entered pleas Wednesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:19:34 +0000 Associated Press 19854 at http://wkyufm.org National Headquarters Built in Somerset http://wkyufm.org/post/national-headquarters-built-somerset <p>Tru-Check Incorporated has built a new national headquarters facility in Somerset, and is announcing&nbsp; plans to create ten new jobs. The company, which provides meter services to gas, water, and electric utility firms, is investing about $1.2 million in the new facility. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:56:50 +0000 Dan Modlin 18958 at http://wkyufm.org Pulaski County Woman Shot Dead In Home http://wkyufm.org/post/pulaski-county-woman-shot-dead-home <p>A&nbsp;woman is dead&nbsp;and a man in the house in Nancy has been shot after a standoff with state police. Kentucky State Police say 44-year-old Mary Amanda Hislope of Somerset was pronounced dead at the scene west of Somerset in the Nancy community Thursday. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:27:55 +0000 Associated Press 17156 at http://wkyufm.org