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July 23, 2014

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Commonwealth Journal 13.1 Mile Run or 5K Run 13.1 Mile Run or 5K Run 15% OFF All Big Green Eggs and Accessories 178 S. Hwy 27 Somerset, Ky 42501 Just South of the Hwy. 80/27 intersection at Light #5 Store Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-6:00 • 606•679•6205 PROUD PARTNER CLEARANCE SALE WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014 ALL-STARS ARE STATE CHAMPS AGAIN | B1 ON THE WEB INSIDE TODAY CLASSIFIEDS D1 LIFE C1 OBITUARIES A3 OPINION A4 SPORTS B1 WEATHER A2 BY CHRIS HARRIS COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL For many years, Science Hill School students have had a choice when they graduated: Somerset or PC? Though ultimately that may not change, as it stands right now, that choice is decidedly more narrow. BY BILL MARDIS COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL The Democratic candidate for county judge-executive is nursing bruises from an automobile accident Friday night, but the injuries have not slowed his campaigning for office. "No! No! No! No!" exclaimed Rodney Casada, when asked about rumors the accident that more seriously injured his wife, Connie, might cause him to withdraw as a candidate. "Absolutely not!" Casada emphasized. "You can quash that rumor now. I'll be at the (Pulaski County) fair tonight (Tuesday) cam- paigning heavily." Casada said he got some bruises in the accident about 5:30 Friday afternoon on Pump House Road but it's a longer road of recovery for his wife, who suffered nine fractures. "She is not paralyzed ... none of her injuries is life threatening," he said. Steve Kelley, a Somerset businessman and former Somerset city councilor, edged incumbent Judge-executive Barty Bullock by six votes for the GOP nomina- tion. Kelley will face Casada in the fall election. Charles Alan Carrender filed a Statement of Candidacy to run again as an independent candidate for judge-executive. BY BILL MARDIS COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL News of Somerset's deci- sion to sell regular gasoline to the public has spread across the country like wild- fire, most recently garnering six favorable paragraphs on the News Opinion blog of U.S. News and World Report. And, according to local re- ports, in addition to nice na- tional publicity, Somerset is also making a profit at the pumps. Slugged ECONOMIC IN- TELLIGENCE, and decked "A Kentucky Town Gets Into The Gasoline Business," U.S. COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL P ulaski County Fair is in full swing under pleasant summer skies. While the week- day fairgoing crowds may not be quite as large as on a good weekend, the fairgrounds' parking lot is still packed. Many families have commented on new rides being offered this year. At left, Bailey Cox, 9, shows off for her dad, Matthew Cox, doing back flips and front flips on a bungee trampoline Monday night, and above spectators watch thrill-riders on the upside- down ferris wheel. Pulaski County Fair activities continue through next Saturday. Here is the upcoming schedule: Wednesday 6:00 — Coca-Cola Talent Classic (at the Showcase Place). 8:00 — Small Car Demolition Derby; Lawn Mower Derby (at the Main Area). New rides drawing large crowds JUDAH TAYLOR PHOTOS Nine-year-old Bailey Cox does flips on a bungee trampoline. VOL. 49 NO. 176 SOMERSET, KENTUCKY 50 CENTS Fairgoers are Heads over Heels Nation watching Somerset gas sales City's new station gets positive reaction on U.S. News website 'Gasoline is currently being delivered to the site (fuel center) for between $2.98 and $3.04 a gallon.' Eddie Girdler Somerset Mayor Casada nursing injuries from wreck but still in race for judge-executive Former Burnside mayor files against Jones Radolph Walker Butcher Casada Science Hill agrees to send students to SHS SEE ELECTION, A5 SEE SCHOOL AGREEMENT, A2 SEE SOMERSET GAS, A3 SEE COUNTY FAIR, A3

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