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Foothills XXXV – A good time was had by all

Posted October 22, 2014 at 2:27 pm




The rains went away, the sun came out and the weekend was filled with favorable fall weather, friends, fun and festivities . . . what else could be expected for Clinton County’s premier fall celebration. Last weekend’s 35th Foothills Festival is now in the books, but the memories that were produced will last a lifetime – or at least until the third full weekend of 2015 when we gather around the Albany square to do it all over again.

Before we close the books on this past weekend’s celebration, the Clinton County News is proud to once again present our annual issue that contains the most photographs of any single event held here. This week’s Clinton County News includes a host

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    Fiscal court votes to buy road department vehicles

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Clinton Fiscal Court held its second consecutive special meeting on its regular meeting date and time last Thursday, October 16 at 5 p.m. However, the meeting was changed from a regular session to a call meeting due to the location from the courthouse to the County

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    Hospital files bankruptcy

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    CEO Mullins says move won’t affect services to patients

    The changing face of rural healthcare in recent years has put a host of rural community hospitals in financial

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    Stormy, stormy night . . .

    Posted October 8, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Albany and Clinton County ‘dodged the bullet” so to speak Monday night when a strong system of storms moved through the region, producing heavy rains, strong winds, and as is shown in the above photograph made

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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

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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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    Foothills XXXV – Stage is set

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    “Rain, rain, go away”

    That’s the cry that most Clinton County residents are shouting this week after five straight days of cloudy skies, heavy rains and strong

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    Murder trial for Byler, Thompson set for April

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Another trial date has been scheduled for two Clinton County residents charged with murder in the death of Jimmy Sidwell, Jr., 19, also of Albany that occurred a year ago.

    During motion hour last Thursday, October 9 in Clinton Circuit Court, Judge

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    Pyles murder case waived to Pickett Grand Jury

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    The man accused of a double-homicide in neighboring Pickett County, Tennessee in late July will apparently have his case heard by a Pickett County Grand Jury.

    Joshua Pyles, 34, of Monticello, appeared in court in Overton County last Wednesday, October 8 for

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    Soccer All Tournament members

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm




    Several members of the soccer teams were awarded with All District trophies last week. In the above photo, from left to right, Samuel Rains, Jacob Cross and Craig Ostertag were Clinton County’s selected members

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    A kid I knew growing up in eastern Kentucky had never heard of Midnight Madness at University of Kentucky, let alone a ball coach putting on a look-at-ME-show at the team’s first practice.

    The kid looked forward to October not for Street

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    On the national scene, briefly

    With the addition of several sports to the local high school lineup in recent years, I have been able to stay away from the college and pro sports scene for the most

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    Two games remain, Dawgs looking for two wins

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    The Clinton County Bulldogs lost its fourth game in a row and move to 3-5 on the year after Friday night’s 47-8 final against Red Boiling Springs.

    Head Coach Jamie Miller is looking forward to this week’s

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Come out early and support our

    Runnin’ Dawgs – and other runners as well

    Students in local schools are on fall break this week and with most fall sports schedules

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Remember the hitch of Cawood Ledford’s call during a Kentucky football game? Following a productive play by the home team, “… hold the phone!”

    Fits today. Last time Kentucky won five games to open a season was 2010 and the Wildcats finished

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    Volley Dawgs fall to McCreary

    Posted October 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Above Keisha Garrett went up for a kill during Clinton County’s match up against McCreary County last week. The Lady Raiders defeated the Volley Dawgs in four games, 25-16, 25-13, 21-25 and 25-21. Below, Cassady Key kept the ball alive during the first game

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    Soccer teams round out seasons

    Posted October 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    The Clinton County boys’ soccer team hosted Taylor County on Tuesday, September 30. The Dawgs were defeated by a final score of 5-0 and moves its record to 0-13 on the year.

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    Ribbon cutting at new Albany Fire Station

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 2:13 pm




    Several local and state government officials joined Albany Fire Department personnel Monday at the site of the new Albany Fire Department Station in north Albany for a ribbon cutting ceremony that marks the official

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    Things to do …

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Beef Quality Assurance to meet October 23

    A Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) meeting will be held on Thursday October 23, at 6:00 p.m. at the Clinton County Extension Office. A BQA number is required for producers that are

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    Cattlemen's Corner

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    CAIP program

    ends next week

    Those who are participating in the current CAIP cost share program will have until noon next Friday, October 31 to complete practices and turn

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    Foothills Festival Pageant winners

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    The 2014 Miss Foothills Festival Pageant was held Thursday night, October 16, at the Clinton County Learning Center.

    Above, Danielle Dalton, left, was named most photogenic and crowd favorite as well as

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    Extension Notes …

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Plate it up

    ‘Kentucky Proud’

    Plate it Up Kentucky Proud is a partnership project between the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the

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    2014 Foothills Festival

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 2:05 pm




    A huge field of 185 runners registered for Saturday morning’s Foothills Festival 5K run that got underway from the Mountain View Recreation Park at 8:00 a.m. and made it’s way to the finish line

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    2014 Foothills Festival

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 2:04 pm




    Clinton County High School Cross Country Head Coach Dipesh Soma was caught trying to replenish calories he burned during the Festival 5K earlier in the day. Not only was Soma chowing down a gyro

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    Foothills Festival winners announced

    Posted October 22, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Several contests were held during last weekend’s 2014 Foothills Festival.

    Additional Foothills Festival winner lists are being prepared and will be published as those lists become available.

    Among the winners

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    Congratulations to Walkers

    Posted October 15, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Congratulations from your parents, family and friends on 25 years of love, laughter, and happiness. Here’s to wishing you many more and a happy anniversary, October 17.

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