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January 11, 2011

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REACHING MORE THAN 25,000 READERS DAILY Winter Wasteland Temperatures plummeted late Monday, turning slushy streets into sheets of ice across Southern states that are more accustomed to sunshine than snow. The wintry blast has grounded flights, cut power to thousands of homes and even forced Auburn University to cancel viewing parties for the national championship bowl game. Snow ranging from several inches to more than a foot blanketed states from Louisiana to the Carolinas. Commonwealth Journal Sunday, October 10, 2010 Somerset, Kentucky A1 Ray's Satellite, Inc 606-678-9999 Visit our local DISH Network showroom. 345 N. Hwy 27 (Next to Big Lots) www.raysat.getdish.com Ray & Janie Gumm-Wright TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011 50¢ Somerset, Kentucky Commonwealth Journal ‘An utter disregard for human life’ 606-678-8191 Vol. 46, No. 9 Rogers, McConnell shocked by Arizona shooting By CHRIS HARRIS CJ Staff Writer Associated Press Photos Above: Congressional staff members walk off the East Steps of the Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington yesterday after observing a moment of silence for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and other shooting victims. Giffords was shot Saturday in a Tucson shooting rampage that left six people dead. Right: Emergency personnel and Daniel Hernandez, an intern for Giffords, second right, move Giffords after she was shot in the head outside a shopping center in Tucson, Ariz. on Saturday. INSIDE The nation gets its first look at the 22-year-old loner accused of trying to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Page A6 The tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, which killed six people and critically injured U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has sent shockwaves through Congress and thro- ugh the nation itself, and Ken- tucky’s politicians are no less effe- cted. Somerset’s own Congressman Har- old “Hal” Rogers knew Giffords well as a fellow mem- ber of the House of Representatives, and had strong words Hal Rogers following news of the Satur- day shooting. “Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is a strong and passionate leader for the 8th District of Arizona and our country,” said Rogers. “I am dismayed by the reckless display of violence at an event designed to allow my colleague to hear from the people she has been serving for the last four years.” Mitch McConnell  See GIFFORDS, Page A6 Eubank man indicted for DUI-related accident By TRICIA NEAL CJ Staff Writer A Eubank man who was charged with drunk driving after he caused a collision which injured a woman has now been indicted. Timothy R. Smith, 36, was arrested and charged with assault 1st and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 2nd offense, on Jan. 9. On Nov. 15, 2010, Smith was driving south on Ky. 1247 at North U.S. 27, attempting to cross U.S. 27, when he pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by 43-year-old Elizabeth Floyd of Eubank. Floyd was hospitalized following the collision. Deputies learned at the scene of the crash that Smith had been driving under the influence. Smith is now lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond. The Somerset Christian boys and girls fell to Lakeside Christian Academy on Saturday. Sports, Page 14 Index Weather . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . .3 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Science Hill . . . . . . . . .7 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Page Designed and Edited by Jeff Nealr; jneal@somerset-kentucky.com Timothy R. Smith, 36, was arrested and charged with assault 1st and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, 2nd offense, on Jan. 9. Jefferson County clerk considers governor bid By RONNIE ELLIS CNHI News Service LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jeffer- son County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw is serious enough about running for governor in the Republican primary that she’s been meeting with potential running mates, including Rep. Lonnie Napier, R-Lancaster. “I’m committed to this race if I can find the right running mate,” Holsclaw said Monday. “I’m very  See HOLSCLAW, Page A3 Brenzel chairs key March of Dimes fundraiser. Page 2 TODAY 35° Mostly cloudy and cold with snow flurries Bobbie Holsclaw

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