Nominations open for Merry & Bright Christmas Decorating Contest

Nominations open for Merry & Bright Christmas Decorating Contest

Calling all you Christmas decorators out there: It's time to crown the best-decorated homes and businesses in town! Nominations opened Friday, Dec. 11 for the City of Somerset's 2020 Merry & Bright Christmas decorating contest. The process will work differently...

City of Somerset receives Governor’s Award in the Arts

City of Somerset receives Governor’s Award in the Arts

State’s most prestigious arts honor celebrates ‘extraordinary and significant contributions’ to Kentucky’s art heritage SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (November 13, 2020) — The City of Somerset will receive the state’s most prestigious arts award, the Governor's Award in the...

Somerset Utilities to resume disconnects for non-payment Jan. 6

City will set up payment arrangements for past due balances Somerset Utilities will resume normal disconnect practices on Jan. 6, 2021. Current balances will be subject to disconnect on bills with a due date on or after December 30, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has...

City of Somerset opens new sensory park

City of Somerset opens new sensory park

Partnership with Pulaski County Public Library board brings playground to the community that will enhance educational development for children SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (October 23, 2020) — Somerset Mayor Alan Keck introduced city council and Pulaski County Public Library...

City of Somerset assumes ownership of Virginia Theatre

City of Somerset assumes ownership of Virginia Theatre

Downtown Somerset Development Corporation deeds building to city with stipulation renovations will be completed SOMERSET, KENTUCKY (October 12, 2020) — Somerset City Council passed a resolution at Monday’s meeting to assume ownership of the Virginia Theatre, agreeing...

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...