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July 27, 2014

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VOL. 49 NO. 180 SOMERSET, KENTUCKY $1.25 SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 ROSE TO COACH HUSKER RIFLE TEAM | B1 Commonwealth Journal ON THE WEB INSIDE TODAY BUSINESS D1 CLASSIFIEDS C1 NEIGHBORS E1 OBITUARIES A3 SPORTS B1 WEATHER A2 H O L Y B A T M O B I L E ! HEATHER TOMLINSON | CJ This official replica of the Batmobile used in the 1966-1968 "Batman" television show, on loan from the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois, drew quite the crowd Saturday during the July Somernites Cruise in downtown Somerset. Fans old and young alike were delighted to see the popular television series' crime-fighting vehicle, which is what Adam West (as Batman) and Burt Ward (as Robin) used as their main mode of travel in their skir- mishes with such villains as the Joker, Catwoman, the Riddler, and the Penguin. HEATHER TOMLINSON | CJ Landyn Albertson, 2 years old, of Horse Cave, Ky., enjoys a ride in the shade Saturday while at the July edition of Somernites Cruise. In spite of some warm temperatures, many spectators flocked to downtown Somerset to take in the more than 1,000 cars on display — including more than 300 Corvettes for the "Corvette Summer" show. Somerset Schools will fight ruling Bill Clinton will stump for Grimes 1966 Batmobile is star of July Cruise Struggle with Pulaski over non-resident pupil contract isn't over yet BY CHRIS HARRIS COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL The recent hearing regarding the conflict with county schools over non- resident students might not have gone Somerset's way, but that doesn't mean they're done fight- ing. On Thursday, the Somerset Independ- ent Schools Board of Education ap- proved filing an ex- ception to the recommendation made the previous week by a Lexing- ton-based hearing officer. It's the latest step in what has been an ongoing struggle between the Pu- laski County School System and both the Somerset and Science Hill School Randolph Former president will campaign in eastern Kentucky on Aug. 6 BY RONNIE ELLIS CNHI NEWS SERVICE GLASGOW, Ky. — Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is again calling in the "Big Dog" in her quest to unseat five-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Former President Bill Clinton will join Grimes on Aug. 6 for a cam- paign rally in east- ern Kentucky, according to a cam- paign official who would provide no further details. But given the ef- forts by the Mc- Connell campaign to tie Grimes to the environmental policies of President Barack Obama, and the declining for- tunes of the eastern Kentucky coal Clinton SEE SCHOOLS, A5 SEE CLINTON, A5 BY HEATHER TOMLINSON COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL T he Caped Cru- sader's crime- fighting ride was on display this weekend during the July Somer- nites Cruise. And boy, did it draw a crowd. "This is the only rea- son I came up here today," said Ricky Richardson, as he smiled at the replica of the Batmobile used in the 1966-68 "Batman" TV show. Richardson — who bears the middle name 'Clark' — roamed the streets of downtown Somerset Saturday dressed as Superman, complete with a cape. Richardson said this was the first Saturday Cruise event he'd ever attended, as he'd made the drive to Somerset since 2005 just for the Friday night events. "I would've come in a Batman costume, but I couldn't find one," said Richardson. The vehicle came complete with turbo thrusters, parachutes, and even bat-symbol rims — an exact re-cre- ation of the vehicle ac- tors Adam West (as Batman) and Burt Ward (as Robin) tooled around in during their SEE CRUISE, A5

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