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Bowling Green firm to buy Clinton Hospital

Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:44 pm

Clinton County Hospital will remain open.

That was the bottom line that came out of the announcement last week that a Bowling Green healthcare firm had taken steps to buy the local 42 bed facility that has been facing dire financial straits for several years.

In a press release issued last Friday that followed a host of meetings last week, it was announced that Commonwealth Health Corporation (CHC) would assume management of the Clinton County Hospital immediately.

The firm, which is the parent company of The Medical Center in Bowling Green, said that the complete acquisition would be final next month in March, at which

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    Winter strikes II

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Albany and Clinton County were treated to yet another offering of snow and cold earlier this past week, when a winter storm moved across the area, leaving over a inch of snow on the ground,

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    Red Cross in need of volunteers, local shelters

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers with flexible schedules to respond to single and multi-family home fires in and around the Lake Cumberland area. Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers respond to assist families with shelter, support, and access to basic needs immediately following

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    City council spends most of meeting reviewing audit

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Albany City Council met last Tuesday, February 2 in regular session with five of six members on hand and a limited agenda, with the majority of the almost one-hour session reviewing the 2015 year audit.

    Albany Mayor Nicky Smith opened the meeting

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    New Farmer’s Market to be built downtown

    Posted January 20, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    The recently formed Clinton County Farmers Market Association has recently acquired grant money from the Clinton County Community Foundation and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to get the ball rolling on second

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    Monticello push underway to go ‘wet’

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    (Editor’s Note: The following article is reprinted from the February 3, 2016 edition of The Wayne County Outlook by News Editor Melody Phelps)

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    An effort to vote Monticello wet continues this week, as a group of Monticello

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    Clean-up begins at Grider Hill

    Posted February 3, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    When the snow finally melted from the recent “Snowmageddan” winter storm, not only did the damage left behind become more visible, but clean-up efforts were able to get underway. The hardest hit facility in Clinton

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    First use of a cyber school day deemed successful

    Posted February 3, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    The “non-traditional instruction program,” or what has become known more commonly as “cyber school” or cyber snow days got its first try-out last Wednesday, January 27 following the first major snow storm that passed through the region the week before.

    Although new

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    Primary ballot set, more caucus information released

    Posted February 3, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    The field of candidates for a brief May primary election is now set and the Republican Party of Kentucky has released more information on the March caucus, including the narrowing of candidates who will appear on the presidential ballot.

    The May primary

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    January circuit court report

    Posted February 3, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    The first 2016 year term of Clinton Circuit Court was conducted Thursday, January 7 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding.

    The following are cases in which some type of final resolutions were made, such as sentencing, plea agreements and/or trial dates

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    Solid waste hauler contracts renewed

    Posted January 26, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held its first regular meeting of the year last Thursday, January 21 with a busy agenda and some important items of business to be discussed. Five of six members were present for the approximate one hour meeting, which saw a couple of

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    Dawgs drop two games last week

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    The Clinton County Bulldogs traveled to Somerset Saturday to play McCreary Central in a one game jamboree tournament.

    Clinton County didn’t fare well against the 12th Region

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    Sweetheart winners

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Above left, Sidney Dominguez was crowned Sweetheart Princess Tuesday night during the 2016 Basketball Sweetheart festivities. She is the daughter of Gustavo and Yolanda Dominguez. Her escort was Chase Guffey. He is the son of James Guffey and Angie

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    More Mother Nature to deal with – but Senior Night is slated

    Here we go again with Mother Nature and the snow she continues to throw at us as we try to get this 2015-16 basketball season

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Imagine, a dollar for every occasion Rick Pitino has gone big-eyed and resorted to hyperbole. For instance, “I have never seen anything like this in my life!” or “this is the greatest injustice I’ve ever seen.”

    Da Coach is 63 and still

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted February 3, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Winding it down, believe it or not

    While we can all hope that the old groundhog’s prediction for an early spring will come true, at the same time, it’s hard to believe that we’ve already reached the

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted February 3, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    What a &$%#! nerve! A couple of sequoia Jayhawks must have grumbled after the pint-sized kid drove into the lane, got airborne, and changed shot angle that found a gap among flailing giants and settled into the basket.

    “Of all the nerve!

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    Clinton 7th Grade Bulldogs compete in Sweet 16

    Posted February 3, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    The Clinton County 7th Grade Boys’ basketball team competed in the 2016 Kentucky Basketball Academy Boys’ 7th Grade State Tournament last weekend in Lexington. During pool play, the team defeated Woodford County 38-32, and then lost to

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    The Shelton Sisters

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    The Shelton sisters had a get-together during the holidays and were given a t-shirt by their baby sister, Lisa Pierce. The shirt included the number by birth of the sister and name on the back. Sister #1–Helen Hunter; #2–Bonnie Gibson; #3–Juanita

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    Shakespeare comes to Byrdstown

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Good Neighbors Theatre is proud to announce its first Shakespearean play as part of the 2015-2016 People’s Bank and Trust Season of Productions. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is coming to the Byrdstown playhouse with plays on Fridays, March 11 and 18 at

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    Church News

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Lee’s Chapel fundraiser meal

    Lee’s Chapel fundraiser meal Friday 19th from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. pork roast, red potatoes, carrots and onions white beans and pinto beans cornbread and mixed greens, desserts and drinks. Everyone welcome.

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    Things to do …

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Twin Lakes Beekeepers to meet

    Twin Lakes Beekeepers Association will meet Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. at the extension office. Those interested in beekeeping are welcome to attend.

    Football team taking strawberry orders

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    Cattlemen's Corner

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Twin Lakes Cattle Association holds quarterly meeting

    The Twin Lakes Cattle Association. held its first quarterly scheduled meeting on January 26 at the South Ky. RECC building in Albany.

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    Extension Notes …

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Help livestock handle cold weather

    Sources: Les Anderson, UK beef specialist;

    Bob Coleman, UK equine specialist;

    Matt Dixon, UK agricultural meteorologist

    The three most important things you can

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    Legislative Update

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Informed consent bill ushered into law

    By Max Wise, 16th District Senator

    As a person of faith, I feel it is a moral duty to always strive to promote

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    Kadi Adeline Kempton

    Posted February 3, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Kyli Kempton is proud to announce the birth of her baby sister, Kadi Adeline Kempton. She is the daughter of Joe and Chandra Kempton. She was born December 3, 2015 at 3 p.m. at T.J. Samson

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