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Project geared at cleaning small cemetery plots in county is an on-going effort

Posted August 26, 2015 at 6:38 pm




A project several years ago spearheaded by local historians Gary and Nancy Norris resulted in most of the known small cemeteries being recorded, cleaned and marked.

In the years since that project was completed, many of those small gravesites have once again become overgrown and hidden, but through the efforts of Clinton County employees and Clinton County Jail prisoners, the worst of the neglected cemeteries are once again being attended to.

Clinton County Judge/Executive Richard Armstrong told the Clinton County News last week that he is using the county road employees along with a handful of Clinton County Jail employees in small work details to clean and remove brush from the worst

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    Fiscal court keeps tax rate unchanged from last year

    Posted August 26, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    County tax rates for 2015 will remain unchanged and the county will remain in the Central Time Zone, following action taken by Clinton County Fiscal Court at its regular meeting last Thursday evening, August 20 with all members present except Magistrate Hershell Key.

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    Clinton residents attend Frankfort rally

    Posted August 26, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Since the U.S. Supreme Court decision two months ago that made it legal for gay couples to marry, it has divided the county somewhat and put religious choices for some in jeopardy. Among those effected in several states, including Kentucky, are county clerks, who are charged

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    Clinton Grand Jury convenes

    Posted August 26, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    The Clinton County Grand Jury convened in regular session Thursday, August 13 and handed down the following indictments in open Circuit Court:

    * Larry W. Thompson, the alleged offenses of criminal mischief first degree by damaging or destroying property of another resulting

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    School board votes for tax hike

    Posted August 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Clinton County Board of Education voted to propose accepting the four percent over compensating rates on property taxes (real estate and tangible), and scheduled a public hearing on the issue, at its regular meeting Monday evening, August 17. All members were present for the 22 minute

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    Freedom is short-lived for jail escapee

    Posted August 19, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    A Clinton County Jail inmate found freedom to be short-lived, and in fact, the possibility of extended incarceration looming, following a brief jail escape from the facility late last Tuesday afternoon.

    According to jail officials and citation reports, inmate Larry Thompson was

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    IDA holds brief meeting last week

    Posted August 19, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    The Clinton County Industrial Development Authority also met last Thursday morning, August 13 for its regular meeting and had only a few items of business on the agenda.

    The board approved the standard items of paying claims and bills and approving the

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    Weather clears by Friday for 127 Sale

    Posted August 12, 2015 at 1:25 pm




    Another year has passed and last weekend’s 127 Corridor Sale went off without a hitch. Many buyers didn’t hit the sales hard until Saturday when the sun finally came out, leaving most

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    Ready to roll . . .

    Posted August 12, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Engines were running, flashers were flashing and headlights were on Monday morning at the Clinton County Schools Department of Transportation school bus garage, as staff made final preparations for the first day of classes for the 2015-16

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted August 26, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Headed to the All ‘A’ State

    Congratulations are certainly in order to several Clinton County High School golfers this week.

    Lady Golf Dawg head coach Jessica Conner was all smiles

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted August 26, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Watching a baseball game at a Major League big yard via television then, click the remote to a game in Williamsport, Pennsylvania brings to mind another of those “only in America” moments.

    First, the big people recognizable mostly by whiskers of various

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    Soccer team falls to McCreary Co.

    Posted August 26, 2015 at 6:26 pm




    The Clinton County Lady Soccer Dawgs fell Monday during a match against McCreary Central at home, 8-0. Above, Kacy Wade went after a ball during the first half of Tuesday’s game. Below, Mya Slaven

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    Golf teams tee it off at Dale Hollow this week

    Posted August 26, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Clinton County’s Lady Golf Dawg Addison Bernard had textbook form on this approach shot Monday afternoon on the first hole at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park Golf Course. Bernard, a junior on the Lady Dawg golf team, finished

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted August 19, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Gridiron action gets underway with a two-night start

    After a brief lull during the summer months without very much sporting activities on the local scene, well, school went back in session and things immediately got busy.

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted August 19, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Fade of August.

    American Pharoah won the Haskell Invitational in front of largest television audience for horse racing in 13 years.

    Tiger Woods missed another cut. … Major League Baseball races are starting to heat up. … OVC

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted August 12, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Football just ahead, program building Little League sign-ups this week

    For many, many years, Clinton County was without a varsity football program after several years of going winless in the 1980’s and a dwindling number of participants

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    Things to do …

    Posted August 26, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    CCMS Title I and Fine Arts Night

    The Clinton County Middle School will be hosting a Title I and Fine Arts Night on Thursday, August 27 from 4-6 p.m. The VSA Traveling Art Exhibit and student work from the art classes will

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    NEWS travels to East Coast

    Posted August 26, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    The Clinton County News recently traveled to the East Coast to Maine June 14-21. Thirty-one people from Albany and Byrdstown, Tennessee traveled with Toby Tours covering 12 states. This photo was taken in front of Nubble Lighthouse, Cape Neddick, Maine. The

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    Library Notes

    Posted August 26, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    by: Gayla Duvall

    What’s new at the Clinton County Public Library? www.clintoncountypubliclibrary.org.

    Best Sellers: Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee; The Girl on the Train

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    Proud military family

    Posted August 26, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Pictured are the sons of Johnnie and Ella Vie Guffey.

    Standing left to right is Dale Guffey, served three years in the Army during the Vietnam Conflict; Carl served six years during the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts;

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    Extension Notes …

    Posted August 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Grazing field day will be

    September 19 on Jim Delk farm

    The Clinton and Russell County Extension Offices along with the UK Master Grazer program and the Clinton County Soil Conservation District are partnering to host a

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    Healthy Notes …

    Posted August 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Facts and statistics regarding physical activity, nutrition and obesity in America

    Source: Fitness.gov

    Physical Activity

    • Only one in three children is

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    Things to do …

    Posted August 19, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    CCHS Class of ‘60 plans

    reunion

    The Clinton County High School Class of 1960 have some special plans for the 55th class reunion Labor Day Weekend! The night gathering will be Friday, September 4 at 7 p.m. at

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    Keitha Carolann Stockton

    Posted August 19, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Nathan and Kimberly Stockton are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Keitha Carolann Stockton. Keitha was born on June 24th 2015, at 9:32am, at TJ Samson Hospital. Keitha weighed seven pounds, three ounces and was 19 1/2

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