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Violent weekend on the highways

Posted August 4, 2022 at 9:10 am

Claywell charged with murder

in wreck that killed Ashley Barton

On Friday, July 29, at approximately 12:50 p.m., a single vehicle accident occurred on KY Hwy. 558, five miles north of Albany.

The accident resulted in the death of Ashley Barton, 35, of Albany.

Barton was a passenger in the vehicle driven by Benjamin Claywell, 35, of Albany, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

Claywell was driving a 1999 Dodge pickup traveling south on KY Hwy. 558 when the vehicle lost control in a curve and traveled over an embankment, striking a tree.

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    Students report next week for start of 2022-23 school year

    Posted August 4, 2022 at 9:09 am

    Clinton County schools will open their doors to students for the 2022-23 school year next Wednesday, August 10, as the first instructional day for students district wide, according to Julie McFall York, Director of Pupil Personnel for the Clinton County Schools District.

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    Posted August 4, 2022 at 9:02 am

    Law enforcement officers from the area continue to battle the local war on drugs, which resulted in the following arrest last week.

    Clinton County Deputy Sheriff Chris McGuffin arrested James

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    Park board meets

    Posted August 4, 2022 at 9:01 am

    The Clinton County Recreation/Park Board held its regular meeting last Thursday, July 28 at Mountain View Park.

    Although only a couple of business items were voted on, the board discussed a variety of issues during the 50

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    Calm and quiet – for now.

    Posted August 4, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Although early vendors don’t arrive in the numbers they once did, there were still some tents set up and ready to go for this week’s Worlds Longest Yard Sale in several areas across Clinton County. These

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    Fiscal court adjusts employee entry level pay

    Posted July 28, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Clinton Fiscal Court held its regular meeting last Thursday, July 21, before a room filled with spectators and all court members on hand.

    Although the meeting was brief, lasting only about 20 minutes, several important actions were

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    Fiscal court holds call meeting last Thursday

    Posted December 15, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held a just over half hour special call meeting last Thursday afternoon, December 9, with five of six magistrates present.

    The court heard one presentation and voted on three items of business that

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    Grand jury true bills released

    Posted December 1, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Clinton County Grand Jury indictments have been released, and as previously reported by the Clinton County News, those indictments included a 152 count indictment by a local grand jury for alleged sex related offenses involving minor children.

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    Fiscal court has busy October meeting

    Posted October 27, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Clinton Fiscal Court had a busy regular meeting last Thursday, October 21, with all members present and several items of business on the agenda for the meeting that lasted a little over an hour.

    Included on the

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 28, 2022 at 8:51 am

    Congrats to the Albany Angels

    The future of girls softball at Clinton County High School is looking more than just little bright in the past few weeks, with the success of several travel teams from Albany and

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    Albany Angels pick up 4th at nationals

    Posted July 28, 2022 at 8:50 am

    The Albany Angels, Coached by Todd Messer, Chris Marlow, Jay Longwell, Michael Rains and Chris Ipock, took its game to Gulf Shores, Alabama, to compete in the USSSA 14U Nationals last week. The team finished the tournament with a

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 19, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    Summer marches on, gymnasium renovations will be split

    Summer marches on, all too quick, of course, but at this writing, there still isn’t a ton of sports activities to report on.

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 12, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    Dead period ends, expect to see a ‘crank-up’ in high school sports

    With the end of the “dead period” last week, teams can begin to gather, hold team meetings and even do some practicing in

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 29, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Athletes, coaches take a break (sure, they do)

    As I mentioned a few weeks ago, there is a stretch during the early summer weeks known as the “dead period” when coaches are not supposed to have any

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 21, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    Title IX turns 50

    Although the idea of sanctioned high school sports for girls was slow to take off in many areas of Kentucky, here in south-central Kentucky, girls’

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted May 31, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    A brief summer break

    With last week’s graduation and the final days of the 2021-22 school year, most high school sports will be taking a brief hiatus before getting wound up again for the 2022-23 school year.

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    VFW donates to local law enforcement agencies

    Posted April 26, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    The VFW Post 1096 used funding from the chili supper fund raiser to purchase individual first aid kits for all active law enforcement officers in Clinton County. The number of law enforcement officers shot this year nationally has increased

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    NEWS travels with the Irwins to Bahamas

    Posted April 12, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    The Clinton County News took a spring break cruise and a stopover to the Bahamas with the Nick and Jessica Irwin family recently, enjoying the beach sun and several special sites, including a tour of the

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    Big Blue Santa visits the NEWS Grinch

    Posted December 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Albany’s Big Blue Santa – AKA Clinton County Attorney Michael Rains – was out and about town recently and he made a stop by the office of the Clinton County News to say “Hi” to the

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    Walker, Fitzgerald to wed

    Posted December 21, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    Leon Walker and Christina Fitzgerald would like to invite friends and family to their wedding, January 1, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at Family Christian Fellowship, next to the Dixie Cafe in Byrdstown, Tennessee. All friends and family

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    Chamber of Commerce SHOP at HOME winner

    Posted December 15, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Paige Armstrong was the first prize winner of $100 from the entries of the SHOP after Thanksgiving shopping local and small event sponsored by the Albany-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce.


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