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April 18, 2014

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Commonwealth Journal Sunday, October 10, 2010 Somerset, Kentucky A1 REACHING MORE THAN 51,000 READERS IN PRINT AND ON-LINE Page Designed and Edited by Jeff Neal; jneal@somerset-kentucky.com Index Weather . . . . . . . . . . . .A2 Obituaries . . . . . . . . . .A3 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . .A4 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . .B1 Classifieds . . . . . . . . . .C1 Comics . . . . . . . . . . . . .C2 Gas Price Comparison (As of 4 p.m. yesterday) Somerset....3.85 Frankfort.....3.89 London....... 3.75 Lexington... 3.67 Florence.... 3.89 State Avg... 3.71 Mainly cloudy TODAY 65° NBA playoff preview. Sports, Page B1. Somerset, Kentucky 606-678-8191 Vol. 49, No. 93 Commonwealth Journal 50¢ www.somerset-kentucky.com www.somerset-kentucky.com FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 The Fish are Biting! 5090 S HWY 27 • SOMERSET, KY 42501 • AT STOPLIGHT #28 • 606-677-1101 WWW.HYUNDAIOFSOMERSET.COM HYUNDAI OF SOMERSET Home of "I'm WILL and I WILL get you approved!" Bill Mardis Photo Fishermen are converging on Lake Cumberland as the rising water level is creating excellent habitat for game fish. Boats are shown launching at General Burnside Island State Park boat ramp, and crappie reportedly are plentiful between the ramp and island causeway. Rising lake levels are improving area fishing conditions Wesley Ebenstein Local man receives 12 1/2 years in DUI death of teen ■ ■ Wesley's vehicle struck Ebenstein's motorcycle in 2013 By HEATHER TOMLINSON CJ Staff Writer An entire courtroom on Thursday was moved to tears by parents who spoke of the loss of their 19-year-old son during a sentencing for the man who pleaded guilty in his death. William Wesley, Jr., 41, of Science Hill, was sentenced to 12- and-a-half-years in prison Thursday in connection with the death of Jacob Ebenstein, who was a Pulaski County High School senior just a month away from graduation. "I've heard most of my life that I was a strong individual, but I learned this past year what strong By BILL MARDIS Editor Emeritus T he rising level of Lake Cumberland is covering banks that have been bare for seven years and increasing habitat for game fish such as bass, bluegill and crappie. "There is a lot more habitat, especially in and around coves," said John Williams, district biologist for the Southeastern Fishery District. "Growth on banks while the lake was low now provides good cover for fish," he said. One local fishermen complained that large sycamore trees, now in the water, make it impossible in places to get a boat nearer the water's edge where crappie are this time of year. "There's good with the bad ... that may be true in some areas," said Williams. However, he pointed out that water covering the formerly bare banks makes good spawning areas. This is much better for the fish propagating than steep rocky banks while the lake was low, he noted. Also, Williams pointed out that with abundant habitat, anglers may be required to look longer for concentrations of game fish. A late spring and this Pulaski gets small share of road money By BILL MARDIS Editor Emeritus Some $200 million worth of road- building projects in Pulaski County during the past decade likely is the reason this county got only a tiny share in the two-year road plan hammered out by the General Assembly during the session that adjourned late Tuesday. Nonetheless, for Pulaski County a total of $6,709,838 in token I-66 money and three bridge replacement projects is in the 2014- 2016 Biennial Highway Construction Plan hassled out moments before gavels rapped to close the 2014 legislative session. Local firefighter dies from injuries suffered in fall at skating rink By HEATHER TOMLINSON CJ Staff Writer The community's move to rally around a local volunteer firefighter, nurse, and single mother injured while roller skating has taken on a more tragic note. LaDonna Hurd died at around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Hurd ▼ See LaDONNA, Page A5 ▼ See FISHING, Page A5 ▼ See ROADS, Page A5 ▼ See SENTENCE, Page A6

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