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Distillery to offer new attraction to Lake Cumberland region

Oct. 20, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — The Lake Cumberland region of southern Kentucky will get another tourist attraction once a new bourbon distillery opens. Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers attended a groundbreaking Tuesday for a $200 million tourism development project by...

Pennsylvania prosecutor takes leave to address rape charges

Oct. 06, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Officials in a rural western Pennsylvania county say the elected prosecutor's access to his office and the courthouse has been restricted after he was charged last month with violently raping a woman he knew through work. Somerset County District...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 29, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sept. 26, 2021. Editorial: Health care waiver needs to be extended COVID-19 waivers are a touchy subject in Pennsylvania, where not all waivers were created equal. In March of 2020, when infections and...

$3M awarded to Kentucky city for wastewater treatment plants

Aug. 31, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) — The federal government has awarded $3 million to a Kentucky city to upgrade two wastewater treatment facilities, expected to create more than 300 jobs, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration go to the...

In Pennsylvania, a falconry permit takes a lot of work

Jul. 24, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A hunting bond between humans and birds dating 4,000 years continues in Pennsylvania. Across the commonwealth, the Game Commission has 207 active permits for people who enjoy falconry. Falconry is a sport where a hunter partners with a bird of prey...