Somerset

Health
8:13 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Group Pushing Statewide Smoking Ban Touring State, Including Warren and Pulaski Counties

Advocates of a statewide smoking ban are taking their issue on a five day tour before Fancy Farm to drum up support. The Smoke Free Kentucky Coalition has pushed a statewide smoking ban law in the General Assembly for the last two years. And they are making next year’s legislative session a key moment in their fight.

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Regional
9:43 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Somerset Voters Approve Alcohol Sales

Somerset had been described as the largest city in Kentucky without alcohol sales. However, unofficial vote totals from the city indicate that situation has changed. The Associated Press reports that 2,167 people voted in favor of alcohol sales and 1,464 voted against in yesterday's voting.

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Politics
10:16 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Somerset Voters to Determine Alcohol Issue

Somerset, Kentucky is currently the largest city in the Commonwealth without any kind of legal alcohol sales. A vote to be held on June 26th could change that situation.

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Health
12:51 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Nursing Home Operator Leaving Kentucky, Will Lease Facilities to Texas Company

A major nursing home chain is leaving Kentucky. Extendicare Health Services says its decision is the result of increased litigation and the recent General Assembly's inaction on tort reform. Extendicare has 21 skilled nursing centers and more than 1,700 beds in Kentucky.

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Elections
10:39 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Somerset To Vote On Alcohol Sales

The Pulaski County town is the latest in southern Kentucky to schedule a local option vote. Residents will head to the polls June 26th to cast ballots on whether to allow restaurants and package sales in the city. The date was set after the group "Progress Somerset" turned in petitions with enough signatures favoring the referendum.

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