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Opening day for youth baseball has fair weather, increased numbers

Posted April 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Albany Independent League held its opening day ceremony Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Mountain View Roadside Park and despite the decline in numbers during the past several years, the first day of baseball for the youngsters went off without a hitch.

AIL President John Mason and his board of directors worked all last week in preparation for the opening day event and according to Mason, the event was bigger than last year’s.

“We finished up with 207 players this year,” Mason said. “I think we had 169 last year, so that’s a big improvement. It was jam-packed out there Saturday.”

The ceremony kicked off at 9 a.m. with a parade through town. After the circle was made, players and coaches made their way to one of

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    School year set to end before Memorial Day weekend

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Unlike students in many school districts across the state and some in the surrounding area, students in the Clinton County School District–despite one of the harshest winter’s in several years, will be out of class before the Memorial Day weekend. That also goes for the 2014

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    Relay for Life is Friday

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Mark your calendars for this Friday, April 25! That is the date for the annual Clinton County Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event for cancer research.

    The program will once again be held at the Clinton County

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    Local man back behind bars after five days on the lam

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    A Clinton County man who was able to escape from the Wayne County Detention Center sometime Monday night, April 14 was apprehended by local police in Albany five days later.

    Anthony Shaw, who had reportedly been in the Wayne County facility since

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    School board special meeting has full agenda

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    One day after cancelling its regular monthly meeting, Clinton County Board of Education held a special call meeting the following evening, Tuesday, April 15. All members were present for the session which included a full agenda.

    The board first recognized several CCHS

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    Gnome more snow . . .

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Clinton residents awoke to another surprise from Mother Nature Tuesday morning, when Dogwood Winter was accompanied with a dusting snowfall that covered the ground for a brief time.

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    Fiscal court holds busy special meeting Tuesday

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held a brief but busy special call meeting Tuesday morning of this week, April 15 with all members present. The meeting was conducted in lieu of the court’s regular meeting scheduled for Thursday evening April 17 has been cancelled.

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    Opening day is Saturday for youth baseball league

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    “Play ball”

    Those two words will be one of the central themes heard for the next several weeks at Mountain View Park starting this Saturday, April 19. That is the opening day of the Clinton County Little League season. As a reminder

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    Clinton jobless rate hit 13 percent in February

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Clinton County joined the Lake Cumberland area as well as the entire state in experiencing some higher than usual unemployment rates during the second month of 2014.

    The local jobless rate rose by some 2.4 percent from January to February, standing at

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    Clinton Circuit Court session held

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    A term of Clinton Circuit Court was held last Thursday, April 3 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over several cases.

    The following are cases in which some type of resolutions were made, trial dates set or orders issued:

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    Grand Jury indicts four

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    The Clinton County Grand Jury had another light session last Thursday, handing down four indictments naming three individuals. The following true bills were handed down in open Circuit Court on April 3.

    * The alleged offenses of burglary third degree and assault

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    Motions heard in two separate murder cases

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Motions were heard and ruled on in two separate local murder cases last week by Clinton Circuit Judge David L. Williams.

    One case involves a defendant who is already serving his sentence after making a plea agreement last year in circuit court

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    Lady Bat Dawgs win four of last six games, move to 5-12

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Above, Taylor Delk made contact during the first inning of Clinton County’s home game against Warren Central Friday. The Lady Bat Dawgs lost the game, 7-5, but picked up wins last week against Scott, Tenn., 6-4, Oneida, Tenn., 3-1, Russell County, 3-2 and Monroe

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    Bat Dawgs drop three more last week

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Noah Cummings made a grab on this ball hit to right field Thursday against Russell County. The Bat Dawgs lost the contest, 10-0. The team finished the week with a record of 6-8.

    Michael Collins took the mound during

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    Cox earns scholarship

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Chris Cox, a senior soccer player at Clinton County High School, signed a letter of intent to play junior varsity soccer at Lindsey Wilson College in the fall. Above, Cox, along with his parents, Paul Cox and Jennifer Dyer,

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Action is on the diamonds, courts for CCHS teams

    As far as the weather is going this spring, the past week or so has been pretty good for our three spring sports teams at CCHS in

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    Monday night scramble

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    The winners from Monday night’s scramble at 76 Falls Country Club were Rodney Tallent, Francis Hatfield, Gary Latham and Nathan Slaven.

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    What was your take-away highlight from this year’s NCAAs?, a friend asked the other day.

    These photos, I said, before the NCAA started.

    Lacey Holsworth (Little Princess) with pal Adreain Payne on

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    The Masters is over – it’s time to get outside

    With the exception of three events – college basketball especially during March Madness, The Masters golf tournament and the Kentucky Derby, I’m not much on watching

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    What is basketball in Kentucky all about? Final Fours … NCAA banners? Nah. It’s the journey.

    This week, look east, good fellows, to Louisa Elementary School. Super Hero Day was held last month at the school in Lawrence County and young Jake

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    March Madness – in Kentucky it came to a heartbreaking end

    College hoops came to a screeching halt Monday night, and for the Big Blue Nation, it was a heartbreaking end with our CATS running into

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    Clinton County Family Literacy Easter egg hunt

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    The Clinton County Family Literacy held its monthly Parent and Child Activity Time on Thursday, April 17. During this activity parents and children worked cooperatively on a literacy activity as well as participated in an Easter Egg

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    NDOP proclamation signed

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Clinton County Judge/Executive Lyle Huff and Albany Mayor Nicky Smith, front row, signed a proclamation designating May 1, 2014, as a Day of Prayer in Albany and Clinton County. On hand for the signing of the proclamation

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    Library Notes

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    What’s new at the Clinton County Public Library. www.clintoncountypubliclibrary.org.

    Best Sellers: Missing You by Harlen Coben; Power Play by Danielle Steel;

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    Things to do …

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Concealed carry class at Twin Lakes Wellnesss Center

    Twin Lakes Family Wellness Center will be hosting a concealed carry/safety class May 17th, taught by Jennifer Warinner. The Class is eight hours long

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    Cattlemen's Corner

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Cutting losses to Blackleg disease

    Every year hundreds of quality feeder calves die to a disease called Blackleg. The sad truth is this is one of the most easily prevented at the

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    Extension Notes …

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Extension: 100 years of helping navigate change

    Source: Karen Ramage, extension director of county operations

    While change isn’t easy for some people, it’s inevitable in some circumstances. Throughout the history of the University of Kentucky Cooperative

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    Named ‘Counselor of the Year’

    Posted April 23, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Allison Thrasher was named Counselor of the Year by her peers at a Mid-Cumberland Counseling meeting Friday, April 18, 2014, in Somerset, Kentucky. Thrasher is shown above with the plaque she was presented designating the Counselor of

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