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Bomb threat keeps students at home Friday

Posted September 10, 2014 at 2:16 pm

School in Clinton County was called off Friday due to a possible bomb threat made to the high school. School officials decided to cancel classes district-wide late Thursday night, early Friday morning after putting together a Safety Team comprised of other principals throughout the district as well as other personnel.

The Kentucky State Police was notified of the situation and the K-9 Unit was dispatched to the high school Friday.

Three K-9 teams did a search of the school grounds and no evidence of a explosive device was found.

Kentucky State Police Trooper John Paul responded to the complaint and through his investigation was able to identify a juvenile who was allegedly responsible for the threat.

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    Finishing touches…

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    While there is still a considerable amount of work to be done before the under construction Albany Fire Department headquarters is completed, there is some “finish” work already in progress at the site.

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    Clinton man killed in accident

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    involving trailer in Shipley Community

    An apparent tragic accident has claimed the life of a Clinton County man who was working at a location in the southwestern section of the

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    Burley cutting time

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Tobacco crops used to be a very common sight in Clinton County, but over the past several years, more and more farmers are steering away from the crop, mainly due to the Tobacco Transition Payment Program or

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    Double-murder at the Sugar Shack

    Posted August 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Two area businessmen with several ties to Albany and Clinton County, were killed last week inside their business just across the state line at Static.

    A Wayne County man has been arrested and charged

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    Albany Police Department

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    August activity report

    Albany Police Department has released its activity report for the month of August 2014. During the month, 31 citations were issued involving 17 violations.

    Citations issued for the month include: unlawful transaction with a

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    Some going, some staying

    Posted September 4, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Monday morning saw a mix of traffic at area boat launching ramps on both Dale Hollow Lake and Lake Cumberland, as boating enthusiasts crowded the ramps headed in both directions. While many local boaters were taking advantage

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    Trial continued for pair accused in Sidwell murder

    Posted September 4, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    The trial of two local residents, charged with the October 2013 death of 19-year-old Jimmy Sidwell, Jr., has been continued in Clinton Circuit Court.

    Andrea Byler and Michael E. Thompson were originally scheduled to stand trial next month in connection with Sidwell’s

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    August term of Clinton Circuit Court

    Posted September 3, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    The monthly term of Clinton Circuit Court was conducted on Thursday, August 14 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over a host of cases.

    The following are cases in which some type of resolutions were made, including sentencing, plea agreements, trial

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    Fiscal court sets 2015 tax rates

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court approved the 2015 county tax rates, as well as approving other taxing district rates as presented at its regular meeting last Thursday evening, August 21 with all magistrates present.

    After approving the monthly treasurer’s report, fund transfers, voting

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    Clinton jobless rate hits lowest point in five years

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Clinton County’s employment numbers have been on a roller coaster ride for the past few months, so to speak, and barring drastic changes to the latest report when the figures for July, 2014 are finalized next month, the county had it’s lowest

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    Dawgs move to 2-1

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    The Clinton County Football team won its second game in a row Friday night against McCreary Central, 44-24.

    The Bulldogs went up 30-0 before McCreary County scored a touchdown, but Head Coach Jamie Miller said the first 15-18

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Dawgs grab second straight win

    Clinton County had plenty of reason to celebrate after Friday night’s win over the visiting Raiders of McCreary Central on Bulldog Field.

    The big 44-24

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    Volley Dawgs fall to Russell

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 1:35 pm




    Ashley Thurman, left, and Jana Mullins blocked the net Monday during Clinton County’s home match against Russell County. The Volley Dawgs lost the contest in three games, 25-15, 27-25 and 25-15.

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    Monday night scramble

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    The winners from Monday night’s scramble at 76 Falls Country Club were Adam Marcum, David Hornung, Barry Gibson and Steve Stearns.

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    Lady Soccer Dawgs drop home match

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Above, Bianca Soma cleared the ball during the first half of last Tuesday’s season opener against Hart County. Below, Shyanne McWhorter controlled the ball and advanced it down the field. Clinton County lost the game, 9-1. The Lady Soccer Dawgs are 0-3 on the

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Gridiron season off and running

    I didn’t make the trip over to Pickett County Friday night but from what I was told by our football reporter – Brett Gibson – , our Bulldogs got off to a

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    That time of year. Hazy, hot and humid, woolen blanket cast over the Bluegrass State this week.

    Gardens gone to weed, corn browning higher up the stalk, and cadence of base drums from a high school marching band practice over the hill.

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    NEWS travels to Georgia

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    The Clinton County News made it to the top of the Tybee Lighthouse on Tybee Island, Georgia over the Labor Day weekend. Getting to the top of the tallest lighthouse in Georgia takes 180 steps. Holding the paper are Laramie

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    Woolridges celebrate anniversary

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    What a year it has been!

    September 14

    Happy Anniversary Brandy Craig Woolridge and Josh

    We love you both, Mom and Dad

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    Norris and Shelton to wed

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Stephanie Norris and T.J. Shelton are proud to announce their upcoming wedding. Stephanie is the daughter of Eddie and Karen Norris. T.J. is the son of Timmy and Mary Shelton. The ceremony will take place at Cave Springs Baptist Church

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    Large pomegranate grown

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Johnny Lee Rains, of Peolia Church Road, grew this large pomegranate. Pictured is his daughter Nancy Marie Rains, holding granddaughter, Bailey Nicole Rains.

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    Thompson receives scholarship

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Ceirra Thompson, daughter of Darrell and Tonda Thompson of Albany, center, a senior risk management and insurance major at Eastern Kentucky University, received a $5,000 national scholarship from the Derek Hughes/NAPSLO Educational Foundation.

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    Things to do …

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Relay for Life to honor cancer survivors

    The Clinton County Relay For Life would like to invite all local cancer survivors to attend the Clinton County football game on Friday, September 12 at 7 p.m. It will be “pink-out” night for the

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    Cattlemen's Corner

    Posted September 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    CAIP program

    ending soon

    The 2014 CAIP program will be ending in seven weeks on Friday, October 31. Applicants that have been approved

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