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July 30, 2014

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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 All Washers & Dryers Reduced! Factory Rebates Available! 12 MONTHS INTEREST FREE FINANCING AVAILABLE! 13.1 Mile Run or 5K Run 13.1 Mile Run or 5K Run K Run VOL. 49 NO. 182 SOMERSET, KENTUCKY 50 CENTS WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014 ZWICK WINS NATIONAL TITLE | B1 Commonwealth Journal ON THE WEB INSIDE TODAY CLASSIFIEDS C1 COMICS C3 OBITUARIES A3 OPINION A4 SPORTS B1 WEATHER A2 F I R E F I G H T E R S B A T T L E K I N G S F O R D B L A Z E KEN SHMIDHEISER | CJ Firefighters were called to the Kingsford Charcoal Plant, located off South U.S. 27 in Tateville, on Tuesday morning after a small fire on one of the plant's con- veyer belts was reported. Firefighters, working with Kingsford employees, were able to get the blaze under control fairly quickly, and Kingsford Plant Man- ager Bob Keller said the fire caused minimal damage and did not impact plant production. No one was hurt in the incident. '(Kingsford) employees worked extremely well with us, and hand in hand we were able to get it knocked down.' Bengie Howard Tateville Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Gambrel No injuries, minimal damage at Kingsford Plant Science Hill man charged in Rockcastle County beating BY HEATHER TOMLINSON COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL A Science Hill man has been ac- cused of beating and leaving another Pulaski County man for dead in an abandoned Rockcastle County rock quarry. Deputies with the Rockcastle County Sheriff 's Department on Fri- day arrested Jason D. Gambrel, 30, of Turner to meet with commissioner on Burnside Island State rep miffed by secrecy surrounding possible privatization of lodge BY BILL MARDIS EDITOR EMERITUS A state representative unhappy over secrecy sur- rounding possible privatization of General Burnside Island State Park said he will re- spond positively to an invitation to meet with Elaine Walker, com- missioner of Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. Tommy Turner, R-Somerset, said yesterday (Tuesday) he would call the commissioner's of- fice and arrange a date and time to meet with Walker. "She (Walker) has reached out to me twice," said Turner, refer- ring to telephone calls from the commissioner's office following a reportedly contentious exchange during an Appropriations and Revenue Committee meeting in Frankfort last Thursday. Gil Lawson, ex- Turner BY HEATHER TOMLINSON COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL A normal production day at the Kingsford Charcoal Plant in southern Pulaski County was halted for a few hours while firefighters worked to put out a small blaze at the plant. According to Bengie Howard, assistant chief for the Tateville Volunteer Fire Department, firefighters re- ceived a call about a fire at the plant, located just off South U.S. 27 in Tateville, at around 10 a.m. Tuesday. Once they arrived on the scene, firefighters discov- ered that a conveyer belt SEE KINGSFORD, A5 SEE LODGE, A5 SEE BEATING, A5 MOUNT VERNON SIGNAL Derek Kissee, 23, of Somerset (above) was found beaten at a Rockcastle rock quarry on July 16 (right). Jason Gambrel, 30, of Science Hill, has been charged.

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