Fair wraps up week with Friday night derby

Posted June 23, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Tempers flared Friday night during the Demolition Derby leading to the arrest of Derby Official R.J. Barnes after an altercation with a driver in the center ring according to the Albany Police Department. Barnes was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in the second degree, assault in the fourth degree and resisting arrest. The above photo shows Albany Police Officer Ricky Marcum using his taser on Barnes in order to break up the fight.

Above, Jennifer Warriner and husband Jason participated in the “backseat driver” contest Thursday night during Family Night at the Clinton County Fair. Left, the rain held off for a little while Thursday for spectators to enjoy several rides in the carnival.

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    Fiscal court approves budget, split on salaries

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court finalized a new budget on a split vote, granted county employees a small cost-of-living increase and verbally debated employee salaries during a two-and-a-half hour special meeting last Tuesday evening with all members present.

    The session was a call

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    In other fiscal court business . . .

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held a marathon special meeting last Tuesday evening in the upstairs courtroom of the courthouse with all members present and a busy agenda on tap.

    The court dealt with the budget, a cost-of-living wage increase for employees and

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    Health board holds special meeting

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    The Clinton County Health Board held a short special meeting Monday evening at the health department with 10 members present, along with Shawn Crabtree, Executive Director of the Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) out of Somerset.

    Crabtree referred back to the

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    Trooper Island Appreciation Day marks start of camp season

    Posted June 3, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Blessed are the peacemakers . . .

    Trooper Island Appreciation Day kicked off the start of another camping season for the youth camp located in the southwest corner of Clinton County on Dale Hollow Lake.  The annual event is held traditionally on the Saturday prior to the first week of the

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    They’re back . . .

    Posted May 27, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Both area lakes, Lake Cumberland to the north and Dale Hollow to the south, reported an influx of boats and water enthusiasts over the weekend with the arrival of the Memorial Day holiday which traditionally marks the

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    Grand jury indicts three

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    After an extremely busy work session in May, the Clinton County Grand Jury convened June 4 and returned only three indictments, as follows:

    * David Vitatoe, the alleged offense of persistent felony offender second degree by having committed the offense of manufacturing

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    July 4 celebration lineup

    Posted June 16, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    The Clinton County Fair is still underway, but just two weeks after the annual week-long community event comes to a close Saturday night, the second of two summer holidays will take stage at Mountain View Park with the now-annual 4th of July fireworks celebration.

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    IDA votes to help fund fireworks, state fair promotion in August

    Posted June 16, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    The Clinton County Industrial Development Authority, meeting for the first time since February, opted to give its annual support as co-sponsor of the July 4th fireworks event and also supported the Chamber of Commerce’s annual promotion “Pride of the Counties” booth set-up at the Kentucky State

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    Edelen releases audit of Clinton Clerk’s fee account

    Posted June 16, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    State Auditor Adam Edelen has released the audit of the 2014 financial statement of Clinton County Clerk Shelia Booher. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

    Recent changes in auditing standards require the auditor’s letter

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    Clinton Fair gets early start with events this weekend

    Posted June 10, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    It seems like the Clinton County Fair starts earlier and earlier each year, and it is here again! The somewhat extended version of the annual fair will begin this weekend, officially starting Friday night at the fairgrounds with the Coca-Cola Talent Show.

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    City council approves $3.9 million budget

    Posted June 10, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Albany City Council adopted the 2015-16 fiscal year budget, once again discussed a nuisance ordinance and addressed Mediacom Cable’s request for a renewal of its’ franchise agreement at its regular meeting held last Tuesday, June 2, with five of six members present.

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    Albany Fire & Rescue

    Posted June 10, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    fundraiser still underway

    One of the most important first responders for both Albany and Clinton County is the all volunteer Albany Fire Department, and considering the cost it takes to keep a department upgraded and ready for

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    APD releases May activity report

    Posted June 10, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Albany Police Department has released its activity report for the month of May 2015. During the month, the department issued 18 citations involving 11 violations.

    The APD issued the following citations last month: DUI, four; disorderly conduct, no operators license, alcohol intoxication,

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Top story for University of Kentucky basketball fans this week involves 10 players getting rich on Thursday night, right? Karl Anthony Townes down to second round surprises, we’re familiar with the names already.

    It is not the top story.

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    U.S. Open – intriguing course history, but condition, coverage terrible

    Although I normally don’t find myself spending a lot of time watching PGA golf on television other than the Master’s tournament, the locale of this past weekend’s

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted June 16, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Indiana is a basketball state. Kentucky isn’t. Hard to swallow isn’t it, living this side of the Ohio River?

    The Hoosier high school all-star boys swept another pair from its Kentucky Kousins last weekend. Is 13 in a row and 92nd in

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 16, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Competition will be aplenty at the Clinton County Fair

    We may still be in the slow stretch as far as local sports events go, with schools out for the summer break, however, there will be plenty of

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted June 10, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    North Carolina is officially on the NCAA clock. Respond within 90 days (from May 20) to a 59-page notice of allegations that include accusation of worst offenses: Academic fraud and lack of institutional control.

    Five major violations Carolina administrators vigorously tried to

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 3, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Local sports news in the slow mode season right now

    We’re kinda in that in between stretch in local sports schedules for a few weeks now, with everyone taking a deep breath after the conclusion of yet

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted May 27, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Time to salute the grads – especially our senior athletes

    Temperatures are noticeably warming and the sunlight hours are longer with each coming day, which could only mean that summer has arrived.

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    Things to do …

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Cumberland Project Graduation

    Firecracker Beauty Pageant

    Cumberland County High School Class of 2016 will be having a Firecracker Beauty Pageant Friday, July 3 in the multi-purpose room at Living Word Ministries on Hwy. 90 East in Burkesville.

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    Smith is rookie of the year in team roping

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    We proudly announce and congratulate Cannon Smith of Monroe, Tennessee on winning Champion Rookie of the Year and 4th place overall in Team Roping in the Tennessee High School Rodeo Association Finals in Memphis on June 11, 12, and

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    GNT summer music camp

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Registration for the Vocal/Choral Camp for ages six – 18/Grades 1 – 12 at Good Neighbors Theatre is in progress, with students already signed up.

    There is room for more,

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    Healthy Notes

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Keeping cool in hot weather

    Source: CDC

    People at greatest risk for heat-related illness can take the following protective actions to prevent illness or death:

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    Legislative Update

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    New laws to be aware of

    By Max Wise, 16th District Senator

    Most new laws – those without emergency clauses such as this year’s heroin bill – go

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    Library Notes

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    by: Gayla Duvall

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

    Best Sellers: Finders Keepers by Stephen King; The Girl on the Train

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    Tuesday night pageant winners

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Right, the Clinton County Miss Pageant was held Tuesday night at the Clinton County Fair. Pictured from left to right are second runner up Cassie Paige London, daughter of John London and Sue London

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    Photos from the 2015 Clinton County Fair

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    A new event during this year’s Family Night was the nail driving contest. This was a timed event where competitors had to nail two nails and the fastest time was the winner. Competitors had the opportunity to enter as

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    Scholarships awarded from Farm Bureau

    Posted June 16, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Ethan Smith

    Lance Claywell

    Clinton County Farm Bureau Federation each year awards four $500 scholarships to deserving seniors of Clinton County High School during graduation ceremonies. The 2015 recipients of the scholarships were Lance

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