Federal indictments against Cummings allege prescriptions caused three deaths

Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:21 am

A Clinton County physician was charged last week by grand jury indictment with the illegal distribution of controlled substances which resulted in the deaths of three patients, announced United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Michael L. Cummings, 61, of Albany, was charged with 18 counts of knowingly and intentionally dispensing Schedule II, Schedule III, and Schedule IV controlled substances (pain killers) to six patients, without a medical purpose and outside the course of professional medical practice, and resulting in the deaths of three patients.

According to the indictment, Cummings allegedly began prescribing the controlled substances to patients in Clinton County, without a medical purpose and outside the course of professional medical practice in May of 2012, and continued through March of

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    Snow intersection is scene of another serious wreck

    Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Emergency crews and law enforcement were on the scene within minutes last Thursday afternoon to begin removing victims from vehicles and transporting them to facilities for treatment to injuries. The three-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of

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    Relay for Life is Friday

    Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:20 am

    An almost year-long effort of fundraising projects and special programs such as Pink-Out nights and a lot of volunteer work, those efforts to raise cancer awareness, will culminate in the annual Clinton County Relay For Life event that is coming up this Friday, April 21.

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    Council raises water rate on split vote

    Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Residents who are currently receiving water, both in the City of Albany and Clinton County, will notice a slight increase in water rates with the May billing period. Albany City Council, at a special call meeting last Tuesday afternoon, April 11, approved–on a split vote–second and

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    School board meets

    Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Clinton County Board of Education held a lengthy and busy regular monthly meeting Monday evening, April 17 with all board members on hand.

    The board first recognized members of the Albany Elementary School Academic team, The team placed third in district competition

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    IDA hears from group holding spay/neuter clinic

    Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:17 am

    The Clinton County Industrial Development Authority has voted to help in the establishment of a local monthly spay and neuter clinic by making a donation to the project at its regular meeting last Thursday, April 13. Five of seven members were present.

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    Spring spruce-up. . .

    Posted April 12, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Property owners everywhere are busy making renovations, additions and repairs to their property as spring brings warmer weather conditions that make working outside easier. The City of Albany is no exception to the spring spruce-up activity,

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    ‘Batter-up’

    Posted April 12, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Opening Day for youth league

    baseball, softball is April 22

    The Albany Cal Ripken is in full swing and with sign ups already

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    Students to benefit from Computer Science grant

    Posted April 12, 2017 at 8:56 am

    The Clinton County school district has recently been awarded another state grant, according to Instructional Supervisor Paula Little.

    The district was awarded an Advanced Placement Computer Science Initiative grant from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Little said that

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    Facilities Committee approves ammended plan

    Posted April 12, 2017 at 8:56 am

    The Clinton County School District’s Facility Plan, as amended, is one step closer to final approval after the district’s School Facility Planning Committee gave final approval to the document at a brief meeting held Monday evening.

    The action followed a mandated public

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    Plans for first spay/neuter clinic move forward

    Posted April 5, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Plans continue to move forward with what is hoped will be a monthly spay and neuter clinic with the target date for the initial clinic to be held early next month.

    The first of what may be a short series of informational

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    Rec park board elects officers

    Posted April 5, 2017 at 9:23 am

    The Clinton County Recreation Park Board held its regular meeting last Thursday night, March 30 with a primary item of business being to elect officers for the coming year. Secretary Paula Little chaired the meeting in the absence of outgoing chairman Vince Ostertag.

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:10 am

    April showers bring plenty of schedule problems

    A wet forecast for this entire week will not only hamper plans for lots of outside spring related work, but likely it will put a similar hamper on plans for

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted April 12, 2017 at 8:49 am

    A decent Masters

    For the second year in a row now, the Masters Championship has a foreign flag next to the champion’s name.

    Spaniard Sergio Garcia picked up his first

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    Patrick named to All ‘A’ Regional Team

    Posted April 12, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Kelsay Patrick was named to the 2017 All “A” Classic Regional Tournament Team last week. Patrick is a senior for the Lady Bat Dawgs and is the daughter of Frank Patrick and Sabrina Patrick.

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    Tennis teams host match last week

    Posted April 5, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Both the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams took advantage of the good weather last week with a home match against Metcalfe. Kyle Choate, left, won his match in two sets, 6-1 and 6-1, while Mary Willen Cross, right, fell

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted April 5, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Roundball comes to an end

    Despite really wanting to watch some rerun episodes of Salvage Dawgs on Monday night, I instead left the TV tuned in to the NCAA Men’s Championship basketball game between Gonzaga and North

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    A perfect game …

    Posted March 29, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Jeffery Collins pitched a perfect game last week in the first round of the All “A” Classic regional tournament against Todd County Central. The Dawgs won the game 6-0, with Collins striking out 13 out of 18 batters. He

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted March 29, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Blue in the Basketball Bluegrass

    “Time out!”

    That was what I – and thousands of other U.K. armchair coaches were screaming Sunday afternoon when Malik Monk’s game tying three point

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    Extension Notes …

    Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Feed high-quality forage to boost animal performance

    Source: Ray Smith, UK forage specialist

    The ultimate test of forage quality is animal performance. Producing high quality forages is vital to

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    Laura Marie Groce and Stuart Reed Vitatoe

    Posted April 12, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Groce/Vitatoe exchanged vows

    Laura Marie Groce and Stuart Reed Vitatoe exchange vows Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Peolia United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. A reception followed the ceremony at the church. Laura is the daughter

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    OES welcomes newest member

    Posted April 12, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Albany Chapter No. 429 is happy to welcome our newest member, Danny Martin. Left to right: Penny Dalton, Danny Martin, Joyce Martin, Joe Dalton.

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    OES presents 50-year pin

    Posted April 12, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Order of Eastern Star Worthy Matron Penny Dalton presented Patsy Grider with her 50 year pin. She has been our Worthy Matron eight times over the years.

    The Diviners playing at GNT in May

    Posted April 12, 2017 at 8:51 am

    The final production of Good Neighbors Theatre 2016-2017 season is a drama set in the fictional town of Zion during theGreat Depression.

    The Diviners, written by Jim Leonard, Jr., is

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