Four year university to be built in Somerset, mayor hopes it will transform the region

SOMERSET, Ky. (WYMT) – A new university is coming to downtown Somerset. Mayor Alan Keck made the announcement Friday.

“It’s a big dream and as I’ve said everything is impossible until somebody does it and we want to get this done right here in home,” said Keck.

For more than 30 years, officials in Somerset have discussed the need for a four year university.