Pulaski County Alzheimer's Day Care Center Serving 5 Ky Counties to Shut Down Due to State Budget Cuts By Rhonda Miller • Feb 21, 2017 Pulaski County Alzheimer's Disease Respite Center An Alzheimer’s day care center that serves people from five Kentucky counties is shutting down after 30 years. The closing of the center in Somerset is due to a cut in state funding. Somerset Signs Preliminary Lease for $70 Million Plant Lured by Natural Gas Supply By Rhonda Miller • Feb 2, 2017 KEN SHMIDHEISER, via WKYU Construction of a new $70 million manufacturing plant in south central Kentucky could begin in the next few months. A tentative deal is in place to lease 23 acres of land. Environmentalists, Some Local Leaders Urge End Of New Madrid Levee Project By Jacob McCleland • Dec 16, 2014 A coalition of ninety environmental groups and over twenty community leaders in Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky are urging President Obama to block the Army Corps of Engineers from completing a $165 million levee project in Missouri’s bootheel. Illinois State Police Seize 70 lbs of Cannabis By Troy Taylor • May 20, 2014 wikipedia.org Illinois State Police recovered approximately 70 pounds of cannabis on a routine traffic stop. A State Trooper made the discovery while issuing a speed violation on I-57 in Pulaski County for a vehicle with two individuals. Oil-Dri Layoffs By Jacob McCleland • May 31, 2012 oildri.net Residents of Mounds, Illinois are coming to terms with an announcement Wednesday that the Oil-Dri plant is slashing its workforce in half.