Somerset Police chief named Chief of the Year

Somerset Police chief named Chief of the Year

Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police surprises Hunt with award at city council meeting The City of Somerset’s police chief has received the state’s highest professional honor in law enforcement – the 2020 Chief of the Year Award. The award was presented to Chief...

Somerset-Pulaski County EMS receives cardiac care award

Somerset-Pulaski County EMS receives cardiac care award

The Somerset-Pulaski County Emergency Medical Service has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Bronze Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Chief Steven...

City of Somerset issues systemwide boil water advisory

UPDATE: 12:38 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 The boil water advisory for all districts in Pulaski County has been lifted. UPDATE: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 The boil water advisory for City of Somerset Water Service customers ONLY has been lifted. *** The advisory...

City of Somerset’s credit rating upgraded

Moody’s review indicates city's financial stability has improved Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the City of Somerset’s bond credit rating by two levels, deeming the city a low credit risk to investors. The rating — now an A2 from Baa1 — reflects “the continued...

Painting hydrants beautifies city, enhances fire protection efforts

Painting hydrants beautifies city, enhances fire protection efforts

Colors indicate water flow and help Somerset achieve important ISO rating Somerset residents may have noticed that fire hydrants throughout the city have recently been painted bright new shades of color — some even decorated to celebrate school teams or show off...

City of Somerset receives two safety grants

City of Somerset receives two safety grants

City of Somerset Safety Coordinator Marc Travis, left, Mayor Alan Keck and Water and Wastewater Manager Dana Whitis with a check from the Kentucky League of Cities for a recently awarded safety grant. Kentucky League of Cities funds provide critical training,...

Unity is the focus of Juneteenth Community Charette

Unity is the focus of Juneteenth Community Charette

Peaceful event on June 19 will honor lives lost, shine light on experiences of Somerset’s black community In an effort to promote unity and peaceful discussion as communities around the nation stand up against racial injustice, the City of Somerset has partnered with...

New speaker system brings music to downtown streets

Partnership makes WYKY-FM the “Official Radio Station of Downtown Somerset” Downtown Somerset residents and business owners were greeted with music June 11 as the City of Somerset turned on its new outdoor speakers. Through a partnership with Somerset 106.1 WYKY-FM,...

Rocky Hollow Recreation Center, playgrounds reopen June 8

Rocky Hollow Recreation Center, playgrounds reopen June 8

Fischer Fun Park at Somersport, as well as all city parks, will reopen to families Monday, June 8. Indoor, outdoor basketball courts will be the only areas to remain closed All Somerset city parks will reopen on Monday, June 8, with the only exception being the indoor...

SomerSplash Waterpark will reopen June 29

Park establishes preparedness plan for protecting health, safety of patrons SomerSplash Waterpark plans to reopen to the public June 29 at 50 percent capacity, establishing in-depth guidelines to ensure patrons remain healthy and safe as the community emerges from the...

City council meeting canceled in observance of Memorial Day

Next meeting will be 6 p.m. June 8 The Somerset City Council will not meet Monday, May 25, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The council will meet again virtually at 6 p.m. Monday, June 8, using Zoom video technology. The meeting will be broadcast on Facebook...

City launches Healthy Somerset initiative

City launches Healthy Somerset initiative

Program will offer ideas, challenges to encourage healthy habits Unless it’s raining so hard you can’t use an umbrella or the snow is so deep you can’t walk through it, Stephanie Henderson and her father, David Moody, walk every day. Four-and-a-half miles every day,...