UGN, Inc. receives Corporations for the Commonwealth Award

Category : News | Published : Thu Mar 09 2017 | Read : 1

SOMERSET, Ky. (March 7, 2017) — Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today recognized UGN, Inc., headquartered in Somerset, as part of her office’s Corporations for the Commonwealth program. The award is for Kentucky businesses that demonstrate a commitment to giving, a drive to improve local and/or regional communities, and a culture of...

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Preliminary agreement in place to bring manufacturing facility to Somerset

Category : News | Published : Wed Feb 01 2017 | Read : 76

Preliminary documents were signed this week to supply natural gas to a proposed $70 million manufacturing facility that would convert natural gas to other products, and an agreement, also preliminary, has been reached to build the plant on a 23-acre site south of the former Crane Company building.

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More than $65.5M awarded to 25 Kentucky Work Ready Skills Initiative projects

Category : News | Published : Wed Feb 01 2017 | Read : 62

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2017) — The Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee, formed to review and select proposals to elevate the commonwealth’s workforce training capacity, has awarded more than $65.5 million to 25 Kentucky projects in its first round of funding.

Launched in July 2016, the $100 million Kentucky Work Ready...

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TTAI expands; 100 new jobs added

Category : News | Published : Fri Jan 27 2017 | Read : 62

Pulaski County’s largest manufacturing plant has without fanfare expanded its sprawling complex and is in the process of installing new equipment and adding new team members.

Toyotetsu America Inc. (TTAI), the face of Valley Oak Commerce Complex, has just completed a 90,000-square-foot addition and is hiring 100 new employees to join...

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Ag funds help local family open meat processing facility

Category : News | Published : Fri Nov 18 2016 | Read : 123

Since the late 1800s, the Turpen family has operated local, family-owned meat processing facilities in southcentral Kentucky, owned a meat processing facility in Nancy, and raised quality beef and pork. The August opening of Summit Meat Processing in Science Hill continues the Turpen family passion for the business of processing fresh, high quality...

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TTAI celebrates 20 years in Pulaski County

Category : News | Published : Sat Nov 05 2016 | Read : 217

It was a big day for one of Pulaski County’s most iconic manufacturing entities, as TTAI celebrated 20 years in this community with a special ceremony on Friday.

The event was attended by Congressman Hal Rogers, Pulaski County Judge-executive Steve Kelley, and numerous businessmen from Japan, the nation that gave this...

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Category : News | Published : Mon Oct 17 2016 | Read : 272

MIDDLETOWN, Del., October 17, 2016 - Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it will be expanding its aviation parts manufacturing operations in Somerset, Kentucky.

Summit’s manufacturing facility provides aero structure product assembly for a variety of military and commercial helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. Additionally, it has...

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COOPER: Burnside power plant working through EPA regulations

Category : News | Published : Thu Sep 29 2016 | Read : 248

Somerset Commonwealth Journal estimated at 20 to 35 years at Cooper Station. But, without the costly regulations, coal-fire generating plants can be retrofitted and retrofitted and be viable for years on end, he noted.

According to Comer, at the time Campbell made this statement, the situation was " ... in...

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SCC invited to apply for development grant

Category : News | Published : Mon Sep 26 2016 | Read : 225

Somerset Community College (SCC) has cleared its first hurdle in applying for a major workforce development grant.

Last week the Kentucky Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee announced that SCC is one of 91 pre-applicants that have been invited to submit a full proposal for funding through the Commonwealth’s new $100 million...

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CRC shipping from Somerset Rail Park

Category : News | Published : Thu Aug 25 2016 | Read : 347

Continental Refining Company (CRC) in Somerset has begun using an existing intermodal transportation facility to ship products more efficiently to national markets and receive crude oil and petroleum products.

CRC, in a bubbly optimistic news release Tuesday, said the company is still hiring; that its work force has increased to 55;...

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Home-grown and internationally known Gatormade Trailers

Category : News | Published : Wed Aug 03 2016 | Read : 446


This year marks the 20th anniversary for Gatormade Trailers. It has grown from a small, local business into a company which sells and distributes internationally.

Gatormade trailers are manufactured and distributed from its corporate headquarters in Somerset, located at 1278 Hwy. 461....

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Consolidated Pipe & Supply will move in mid-August

Category : Press Release | Published : Fri Jul 08 2016 | Read : 408

A major hydronics supply business is relocating to a new building now under construction in Ferguson and will add at least five new employees.

Consolidated Pipe & Supply will retain its Somerset address at its new Thoroughbred Drive location but actually the new building is in the city of Ferguson, according...

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Somerset among the top performing micropolitans in the U.S.

Category : Press Release | Published : Mon Mar 07 2016 | Read : 573

Somerset, Ky. - The Somerset Micropolitan Area is once again being recognized for its economic development success.

  Last week, the Somerset Micropolitan Area was named by SITE Selection magazine as one of the top-performing micropolitan areas in the country for new and expanded business and industry projects in 2015.  


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Continental Refining adding equipment, employees

Category : News | Published : Wed Dec 09 2015 | Read : 671

A public relations specialist for Continental Refining Company (CRC) says the former Somerset Refinery is adding new production and pollutant discharge equipment and is in the process of hiring four additional employees. “We are doing really well,” remarked Missy Shorey. She said one of the exciting additions to the refinery is a crude...

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Airbus donates $500,000 state-of-art A320 elevator to SCC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program

Category : News | Published : Thu Nov 19 2015 | Read : 492

SCC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program is taking off into wild blue yonder of space-age science thanks to a generous contribution from Airbus, the manufacturer of the world’s first ‘fly by wire” commercial airliner.

Students are already familiarizing themselves with the $500,000 elevator from an Airbus A320 airliner donated to the college....

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EOS USA Celebrates the Grand Opening of its Newest Customer Care Facility

Category : News | Published : Wed Oct 21 2015 | Read : 609

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EOS USA, a leading provider of customer care and accounts receivables management services, held a Grand Opening celebration of their newest regional facility located in Somerset, Kentucky on Monday, October 19, 2015. This new, 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will serve as the...

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$10.2 million Energy Center rising quickly

Category : News | Published : Tue Oct 06 2015 | Read : 678

Two cars with out-of-state license plates were paused in the street, almost blocking traffic. The drivers and passengers were looking and pointing at Somerset Energy Center. Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler said this is typical of the attention grabbed by an impressive new landmark, an imposing one-of-a kind structure that has risen at the...

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Wisconsin-based company investing $2.65 million; 90 local jobs will be generated

Category : News | Published : Fri Aug 28 2015 | Read : 718

A Wisconsin-based hardwood company is ready to make a $2.65 million job-generating investment in Pulaski County. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced on Thursday that Menzner Hardwoods will be locating a new factory facility in Somerset. “We want to welcome Menzner Hardwoods to the Commonwealth,” said Beshear. “I congratulate them on this project and...

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Menzner Lumber to Add Operation in Somerset

Category : News | Published : Fri Aug 28 2015 | Read : 750

Company will offer 90 jobs as part of $2.65 million project

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 27, 2015) – A successful hardwood molding company has decided to expand to south-central Kentucky. Governor Steve Beshear today announced Menzner Hardwoods is locating a new facility in Somerset.

Menzner Hardwoods will invest $2.65 million...

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Dwight Yoakam to headline MMF 2015

Category : News | Published : Tue Jul 07 2015 | Read : 632

The lineup for the 22nd annual Master Musicians Festival has been announced. With a theme of "Kentucky Loud and Proud," Kentucky native and multiple GRAMMY Award winner Dwight Yoakam will headline a rich mix of country, Bluegrass, soul, rock and folk music. The festival will be July 10 & 11 in Somerset, Kentucky,...

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Category : News | Published : Tue Jul 07 2015 | Read : 639

"We are honored that Lake Cumberland and Somerset-Pulaski County have been selected in so many categories of Kentucky Living's Best in Kentucky contest," said Carolyn Mounce, executive director of the Somerset-Pulaski County Convention and Visitors Bureau. "These selections are a valuable resource for visitors who are planning vacations in Kentucky."


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KY FAME Expands to Southeastern Kentucky

Category : News | Published : Sat Jun 20 2015 | Read : 794

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...

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

Category : News | Published : Mon Jun 01 2015 | Read : 869

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...

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Hotel construction to begin soon

Category : News | Published : Wed Apr 22 2015 | Read : 640

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 : 699

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....

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Trout anglers’ paradise is being built below dam

Category : News | Published : Wed Apr 15 2015 | Read : 648

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...

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Pulaski home to 4 Certified Roadside Markets

Category : News | Published : Sat Apr 11 2015 | Read : 640

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...

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Country icon Dwight Yoakam to headline MMF

Category : News | Published : Fri Apr 03 2015 | Read : 642

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...

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Sumerset Houseboat plant will be RECC home

Category : News | Published : Thu Apr 02 2015 | Read : 609

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 : 638

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 : 644

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...

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Gov. Beshear awards Kentucky Work Ready Communities certification to Pulaski County

Category : Press Release | Published : Thu Aug 14 2014 | Read : 1424

FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 14,2014) - Governor Steve Beshear announced today that Pulaski County has been
certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community. The certification program from the Kentucky Workforce
Investment Board (KWIB) and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assures employers that a local workforce has the talent and skills necessmy...

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