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Relay for Life exceeds goal, effort tops $55,000

Posted April 28, 2015 at 8:03 pm

The 2015 Clinton County Relay For Life event is now history, and once again–despite the constant threat of bad weather throughout the afternoon and evening–was another tremendous success, as the local committee exceeded its goal in the amount of funds raised for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

This year’s theme, “A Carnival of Hope,” was once again held at the Clinton County High School, outdoors and indoors, and when all was said and done, a total of $55,437.56 was raised. That total exceeded the local group’s goal of $51,000 and was a little over $5,000 above last year’s $50,000 total raised.

The format for the program was a bit different this year, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon and culminating around 10 p.m. .

The events began outside with carnival theme activities

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    Relay for Life set for Saturday

    Posted April 22, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    The battle for research to find a cure for cancer never ends, and after months of fundraising, volunteer work and planning, the 2015 version of Clinton County’s Relay For Life is here once again.

    The Relay For Life event will be held

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    School board has busy meeting Monday

    Posted April 22, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Clinton County Board of Education held its regular monthly business meeting Monday evening with all members present, dealing with general items of business including recognizing students, and approving the tentative 2015-16 school calendar among other issues.

    The board first recognized students from

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    Fiscal court deals with expenses, roads, personnel

    Posted April 22, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held its regular monthly meeting last Thursday evening, April 16 with all court members present and different topics, from road names, to taxing district budgets and finances among items that were brought forth for discussion. The meeting was somewhat tumultuous at times,

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    City council holds regular meeting

    Posted April 14, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Albany City Council held its regular monthly meeting last Tuesday evening, April 7 with five of six members on hand and two predominant issues being discussed.

    The council first heard from county resident Raymond Shelton who was requesting the city’s help in

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    Stalcup signs with Asbury

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Clinton County Senior guard Ansley Staclup has plans to continue her basketball career beyond high school as she signed with Asbury College last week. In the above photo, front row from left to right is, Patricia Stalcup, Ansley Stalcup,

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    Tennis teams wrap up season with regional play

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Zach McFall and Bianca Soma both made it beyond the first round of the regional tournament held at Allen County/Scottsville last weekend with both falling in the third round. McFall lost a close match 5-7 and 5-7, while Soma fell to the number one

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    Bat Dawgs move to 9-10

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 6:11 pm




    Left, Reed Sloan took the mound in the first part of Thursday’s game against Monroe County. Above, Nate Matthews made contact during his at bat Thursday. The game was eventually cancelled due to weather

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Kentucky Derby in review

    Another Kentucky Derby has come and gone, and again, I’ve got a little pocket change left from my bets. Not much, mind you, but a little.

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    College basketball in America, April was a rear-view-mirror month. In college sports here, dismal, forgettable.

    Former Kentucky star Derek Anderson supplied the epilogue.

    Sharing his opinions on coaching at Kentucky and one-and-done-ism on ESPN radio, Anderson’s observations moved

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    Bat Dawgs hit five game losing streak

    Posted April 28, 2015 at 7:48 pm




    The Clinton County Bat Dawgs have hit a mid season slump after winning eight of its first 11 games. Now, with a record of 8-8 as of press time, Clinton County hosted Russell County

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted April 28, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Derby time in Kentucky – summer can’t be far behind

    It’s that time of year again, when all of the world will once again be looking at us folk here in the Bluegrass State at least for

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    Thomas and Shelton to wed

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Robin Thomas and Wayne Shelton

    Wayne Shelton and Robin Thomas would like to invite all their family and friends to attend their wedding on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony will be

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    Extension Notes

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Protecting pollinators

    Source: Lee Townsend, extension entomologist

    Insects pollinate a large percentage of food crops grown in the U.S. and all over the world. Many different species of pollinators exist, but the insect best equipped for this

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    Things to do …

    Posted April 28, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Little League Opening Day

    Little League opening day will be Saturday, May 2. Parade line-up will begin at 11 a.m. at Clinton County Middle School, with the parade at 11:30 a.m. Games will follow during the afternoon at Mountain View Park.

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    Proclamation signed …

    Posted April 28, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Clinton County Judge/Executive Richard Armstrong and Albany Mayor Nicky Smith signed a proclamation last week proclaiming Thursday, May 7, 2015, as a Day of Prayer in Albany and Clinton County. National Day of Prayer Coordinator for Clinton County Tiffany

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    Extension Notes …

    Posted April 28, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Controlling weeds in the vegetable garden

    Source: John Strang, Extension Horticulturist

    Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn picked from their own carefully tended gardens. But after some vigorous hoeing on

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