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Somerset, Kentucky is located in Pulaski County. Zip codes in Somerset, KY include 42503, 42502, and 42501. The median home price in Somerset is $167,500. More Somerset information.

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6 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Light-duty vehicles' energy consumption to tick down in 26 years

Samir Cook fills up his vehicle at a city-run gas station on July 19, 2014, in Somerset, Ky.

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11 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Price-gouging businesses cry 'socialism' after KY drivers flock to city-run gas station

Businesses in a small Kentucky town are crying "socialism" after the mayor got tired of constant price gouging and opened a city-owned gas station.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Car & Driver

Kentucky Mayor Attacks High Gas Prices by Opening City-Run Fueling...

Right as we've lost all faith in our leaders, the folks running Somerset, Kentucky, have proved that government can actually do something good for the people it represents.

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ABC News

Town Battles High Gas Prices with Public Fuel Center

City officials in Somerset, Kentucky, about 70 miles south of Lexington, have responded to "big business" by opening a taxpayer-supported gas station for the public with the stated purpose of driving down pump prices .

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Harry's Place

Gasoline: the public option

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Jalopnik

City Unlocks Incredibly Cheap Gas Prices Through Power Of Socialism

As of this writing, the current U.S. average gas price for regular unleaded fuel is $3.59 a gallon.

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Free Republic

The Way This City Is Tackling Gas Prices Has Some People Crying ‘Socialism’

The town of Somerset, Kentucky, opened a city-run filling station on Saturday, the Associated Press reported, offering gas to the public at below-market rates.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

WKYT

Surveillance cameras catch fiery train vs. tractor trailer crash on tape

It was all caught on tape, and we now have that video of a fiery crash that shows a train colliding with a tractor trailer in Pulaski County.

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Russia Taday

A venture into socialism? Kentucky town becomes first in US to open its own gas station

A Kentucky town listened to its citizens' complaints about high gas prices within its borders, and responded by opening a gas station run by the city government.

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Business Journal

Kentucky mayor opens city-run gas station: smart idea or socialism?

Fed up with residents complains about gas prices, Eddie Girdler, the mayor Somerset, Ky., has opened a city-run gas station that's a few cents below the local stations.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

ABC News

Kentucky Town Opens Filling Station to the Public

Somerset's city hall ventured into the retail gas business Saturday, opening a municipal-run filling station that supporters call a benefit for motorists and critics denounce as a taxpayer-supported swipe at the free market.

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ABC News

Ky Town Starts Retail Gas Venture

The station on the outskirts of Somerset opened to the public on Saturday, selling regular unleaded gas for $3.36 a gallon.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Train hits tractor-trailer north of Somerset; driver is seriously injured

A driver was hurt when a tractor-trailer was hit by a train near Somerset on July 18, 2014.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

WKYT

Man found badly beaten in Rockcastle County

Derek Kissee, 23, lives in a neighborhood west of Somerset with his grandmother who we are told raised him.

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Columbia Magazine

Stanziano Murder: Accused's competency for trial may be issue

Next earlier article on CM on tragedy: Mark Joseph Stanziano, Somerset, KY . Obituary written by April Shepperd, and who wrote, 'Stanziano, was known as a fierce defender who wasn't afraid to take on high-profile, high-publicity cases.'

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Daily Mail

Accused killer says messages hidden in songs and the newspaper told ...

Brave Cassidy breaks down as six white coffins carrying her parents and four young siblings are carried from their funeral a week after they were gunned down in their Houston home John McEnroe and ex-wife Tatum O'Neal's son Kevin, 28, arrested in the middle of drug deal carrying six envelopes of cocaine and more than two dozen prescription pills ... (more)

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KNUS-AM Aurora

Officer: Man says hidden message told him to kill

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

WKYT

Family seeking answers 20 years after Somerset double murder

The brothers of a woman murdered 20 years ago are asking for help finding the person who killed her and her young half-brother.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

18-year-old drowns in Lake Cumberland

The Pulaski County Rescue Squad recovered the body of Tobias Napier of Somerset.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Columbia Magazine

Paving to begin July 13, 2014 on U.S. 27 in Pulaski County

Paving to begin July 13, 2014 on U.S. 27 in Pulaski County Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes By Amber Hale, Public Information Officer Kentucky Highway Department, District 8, 2014 SOMERSET, KY - Beginning Sunday, July 13, crews will begin performing paving operations on U.S. 27 in Pulaski County starting at mile maker 14.17 and ... (more)

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