It’s Foothills XLI time

Posted October 13, 2021 at 9:03 am

COVID-19 disrupted everyone’s lives to some extent during the nearly two years since the disease first started making headlines.

One of the disruptions that took place was the decision of the Foothills Festival Planning Committee to forgo, or cancel, the 2020 fall festival in Clinton County altogether.

With a vaccination now available, and treatment of the disease improved considerably, most people think it’s time once again, with some caution, to make a return to normal – or at least as normal as we can, all things considered.

That means, simply, that this weekend will mark the return of Clinton County’s favorite fall celebration, the Foothills Festival – and with nearly two years of planning now behind them, the Committee is ready for a

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    Bee careful . . .

    Posted October 13, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Local beekeepers Jason and Jennifer Warinner received a call from local attorney David Cross last week about group of honeybees that had been discovered in a building he was having remodeled.


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    Posted October 13, 2021 at 8:59 am

    Clinton County reached another milestone of sorts this week in the COVID-19 scene, and in a not-so-often style, this milestone was actually one of a positive nature.

    According to the latest figures from the Kentucky Public Health

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    ‘Sale of a good weekend’

    Posted October 7, 2021 at 8:37 am

    The crowds were back and the weather was picture perfect for the second big yard sale of the year in the area, last weekend’s 150 mile long Rollercoaster Yard Sale.

    Vendors and

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    August term of Clinton Circuit Court conducted

    Posted September 2, 2021 at 8:29 am

    A heavy case load was on the docket for the monthly term of Clinton Circuit Court held August 12 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding.
    The following are cases in which sentencing was held, resolutions were reached or other final rulings were made.
    * During a pretrial conference, a plea agreement

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    Fiscal court holds short special meeting

    Posted July 5, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held a short special meeting last Wednesday, June 27 at the judge/executive’s office conference room to take care of some end of the fiscal year business, as the new FY began July 1.


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    Clinton Grand Jury returns several true bills

    Posted June 27, 2018 at 8:14 am

    The Clinton County Grand Jury convened in regular session on Thursday, June 6 with a heavy case load, returning several indictments, including naming several individuals in multi-count true bills.

    The following indictments were handed down in open circuit

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    June term of Clinton Circuit Court

    Posted June 27, 2018 at 8:13 am

    The monthly term of Clinton Circuit Court was held June 7 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over a full calendar of cases, as several individuals were formally sentenced and several other reached plea agreements.

    The following

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    ‘Nickel Tax’ issue discussed at work session

    Posted June 20, 2018 at 8:49 am

    The proposal for the possible adoption by the school district of the “nickel tax” has been floating around the county for the past several months, but may be closer to coming to vote by the board of education as talk about such a tax

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    Council approves new city budget at call meeting

    Posted June 20, 2018 at 8:49 am

    The City of Albany now has a 2018-19 fiscal year budget in place, following action taken at a special meeting of the city council on Friday morning, June 14.

    During the brief, one-item meeting, the council unanimously approved

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted October 13, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Dawgs head to Monroe

    After a well deserved and much needed week off, our Gridiron Dawgs will be back in action this Friday night, heading west a couple of counties to take on district opponent Monroe County.

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted October 5, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Dawgs grab a win

    Congrats are certainly in order for head coach Rocky Tallent and company and our Bulldogs on a nice win Friday night over the Wildcats of Edmonson County, 38-22.

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    Lady Kickin’ Dawgs earn District runner-up title

    Posted October 5, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    The Clinton County High School Lady Dawgs Soccer team proudly displays its 16th District runner-up trophy Sunday afternoon in Gamaliel. Clinton County picked up a first round 4-3 win over Russell County on Saturday, sending them into Sunday’s

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    Homecoming princess and queen crowned

    Posted October 5, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Above left, Maci Tucker was crowned the 2021 Homecoming Princess prior to Friday night’s football game against Monroe County. She is the daughter of Heather Mann. Tucker was escorted by Austin Brown. He is

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    2021 Foothills Festival Pageant Winners

    Posted October 13, 2021 at 9:04 am


    Winners of the Foothills Festival Little Prince and Princess were Cain Ray, son of Clint and Allison Ray, and Caroline Cooksey, daughter of Jonathan and Jamie

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    Clear Fork honors retired pastors

    Posted September 28, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Contributed by Randy Speck

    This past Sunday, September 26, was the annual homecoming celebration at Clear Fork Baptist Church. During the morning worship service, Pastor Bob Sawyer and the congregation honored

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    Harrington ~ Gibson

    Posted September 21, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Amber Harrington and Joseph Gibson were married in a ceremony held in the pavillion at Trooper Island Camp on Dale Hollow Lake on Saturday, September 11, 2021. The couple are making their home in Owensboro, Kentucky

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    New officers to patrol Albany

    Posted September 16, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Albany Mayor Lyle Pierce, right, is shown administering oaths of service to two new members of the Albany Police Department, as well as to a promoted member of the department.

    Albany Chief

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    Little completes Governor’s School for the Arts

    Posted September 2, 2021 at 8:57 am

    This summer, The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) a program of Kentucky Performing Arts),hosted more than 250 eager, young artists from every region of the Commonwealth at The University of Kentucky from June 27 to July 17.
    Students returned this year to the in-person learning model that is a

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    York, Rigney graduate EKU

    Posted July 18, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Joshua Shane York, a chemistry major from Albany, has graduated from Eastern Kentucky University after the 2018 spring semester.

    Rachel Ann Rigney, a general studies major from Albany, has also graduated from Eastern Kentucky University after the 2018

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