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Directions to the Trail Run on January 3rd 2015

January 1, 2015

I wanted to post a link for those that are coming from out of town or may not be too familiar with Somerset and where Pulaski County Park is located.  You can click the link below from your smart phone and get driving directions or click here (pdf) for a printable map.


2nd Annual Rotary New Year Trail Run 5K

December 6, 2014

Get your toboggan, gloves and shoes ready!!  We’re winding down to the most challenging trail race of the year as Somerset’s two Rotary clubs co-host the New Year Trail Run at Pulaski County Park on Saturday, January 3rd beginning at 9:00AM.  The race starts and finishes at Shelter #1 at Pulaski County Park, taking runners on a scenic 5k journey through the area’s finest trails.

You can find the registration form here and if you have interest in being a sponsor, this link will provide information on that.

Some images from last year

Vote Then Eat or Eat then Vote!

May 14, 2014

     Can you believe it is time for another Rotary Pancake Fry?  Join us on Tuesday, May 20th, for the Somerset Rotary Annual Election Day Pancake Fry.  Everyone is welcome, and tickets are only $5.00!  Don’t forget to vote on May 20th! 


The Somerset Rotary Club is Growing – And We Want You To Be a Part of Our Work!

April 20, 2014

     The Somerset Noon Rotary Club is preparing to host our annual Election Day Pancake Fry on Tuesday, May 20th, at the First Methodist Church in downtown Somerset.  You can come by for a pancake and sausage breakfast from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Tickets for the Pancake Fry are $5, and you can purchase your tickets at the door on May 20th or from any Somerset Noon Rotary Club member!  All proceeds from the Pancake Fry will go to your Somerset Noon Rotary Club to help make possible our community service efforts. 

     Check our website again very soon for pictures and information about the local high school students who were this year’s recipients of our Rotary club’s Society of Character scholarships!  In the meantime, check out the pictures below of a few recent Rotary luncheon speakers.




Pulaski County Attorney Addresses Somerset Noon Rotary Club

February 16, 2014
Pulaski County Attorney Martin Hatfield and Rotarian Wendell Lyon

Pulaski County Attorney Martin Hatfield and Rotarian Wendell Lyon

If you had ever wondered exactly what the Pulaski County Attorney does each day, you’re questions were answered by Pulaski County Attorney Martin Hatfield during the Somerset Noon Rotary Luncheon on February 10th!  Martin Hatfield was a guest of Rotary member Wendell Lyon, and he explained with what types of cases and situations the County Attorney’s office deals.  Martin said his office handles all cases involving persons appearing in District Court.  He noted that in 2013, his office handled 10,000 traffic related cases.  Also in 2013, over 19,000 phone calls were taken by the County Attorney’s office, and over 6,000 people visited Marvin’s office.     The Pulaski County Attorney’s office has a staff of four attorneys, three support staffers, one detective, and a grant writer.  Martin noted that in 2013, his office handled 4,400 child support cases and collected about $5.4 million in child support.  Thank you, Martin, for your visit!


February 3, 2014
Rotarian Angela Lewis and guest speaker Josh Anderson

Rotarian Angela Lewis and guest speaker Josh Anderson

Former Major League baseball player Josh Anderson is now sharing his expertise with local athletes at his new business located at 404 Monticello Street in Somerset, KY.  Local youth have the opportunity to schedule lessons with Josh and his team of coaches to receive professional baseball and softball instruction to improve their athletic performance.

If interested in scheduling a lesson or reserving space for birthday parties, contact the staff at the Josh Anderson Baseball and Softball Academy at 606-679-0503 or visit


January 13, 2014
Hunter Kinney, Frances Carter, and Marvin Kinch

Hunter Kinney, Frances Carter, and Marvin Kinch

The Liberty Nature Center, located at 943 Bridge Hollow Road in Somerset, KY, has taken on the mission “To enhance the lives of citizens by promoting wildlife conservation through environmental education.”  Rotarian Marvin Kinch introduced Frances Carter, the Executive Chair of the new center, and Hunter Kinney, the Executive Director.   They shared that their vision for the center is to offer a top notch aid to injured wildlife and provide permanent care for animals that cannot be released into the wild.  The Liberty Nature Center offers a local educational facility with immersive exhibts.  It also prepares students with hands on experience in a variety of areas.  They are in the planning stages of building an initial building to house the animals they currently care for as well as eventually building outdoor aviaries along a nature trail.  For more information about the Liberty Nature Center, visit