From students to Alumni … Class of 2023 graduates 95

Posted May 31, 2023 at 1:40 pm

Last Friday, May 26, 2023, 95 seniors from Clinton County High School made the transition from student to alumni after walking across the stage and receiving their diplomas.
In the top photo, students gathered in the cafeteria just before getting into line and walking into the Lindle Castle Gymnasium before the graduation ceremony began.
In the photo right, graduate Bailey Polston chose to decorate her cap to honor her father, Turk Polston, who passed away a few years prior to her graduation accomplishment.
The tradition of decorating the top of the graduate’s cap was started several years ago and can be an expression of who the graduate is.
Both sides of Lindle Castle Gymnasium were packed with family and friends during the graduation ceremony.


    Full house . . .

    Posted May 31, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    Although the weather was cool with scattered showers here and there, the Memorial Day holiday weekend brought a host of visitors to Albany and Clinton County to enjoy the two area lakes, campgrounds and other attractions.  Above, campers and boaters were aplenty during the weekend at Wolf River Marina on

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    Christopher Young


    Posted May 31, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    Law enforcement officers from the area continue to battle the local war on drugs, and criminal activity in general, which resulted in the following arrests last week:
    Christopher Young, 28, of Albany, Kentucky, was arrested by Clinton County Sheriff Ricky Marcum on an indictment warrant.
    Young was charged with possession of a

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    May Circuit Court session was busy

    Posted May 31, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    A monthly term of Clinton Circuit Court was held on May 11, 2023 with Clinton Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over the court calendar.
    (Information pertaining to Clinton County Grand Jury proceedings were not made available as of press deadline Tuesday.)
    The following are cases involving major crime charges, sentencing, plea

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    Park board is back to full membership

    Posted May 31, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    The Clinton County Recreation/Park Board held its regular meeting last Thursday, May 25, with nine members present (one voting via proxy).
    The board welcomed its newest member, Erica McWhorter Hill, who was recently appointed as a city member. With three new members being appointed in May–two previously by the county–the board

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    The ‘Great Clean-Up’ day is June 17

    Posted May 31, 2023 at 1:34 pm

    The City of Albany, in conjunction with the city street department, will be offering city residents a chance to not only clean up their properties, but also take pride in their town by offering a free of charge “Dumpster Day.”
    “The Great Clean-Up” day will be held on Saturday, June 17,

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    Top three of 2023

    Posted May 24, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    As 95 students walk across the stage on Friday night to pick up their diplomas, three will walk across with very special honors as having the top three grade point averages in the Class of 2023. This year was a little different because of the fact that two were tied

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    Class of ’23 has 95 graduates

    Posted May 24, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    The post-secondary education careers of some 95 students will come to a close this week, as Clinton County High School will confer diplomas to those graduates at its 106th Annual Clinton County High School Commencement Program.
    Ceremonies will begin at 6:00 p.m. Central Time in the CCHS gymnasium, beginning with the

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    Clinton says Craft, Kentucky says Cameron

    Posted May 24, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    The May Primary Election saw 25 percent of registered voters in Clinton County come to the polls last Tuesday, May 16, and Clinton County picked Kelly Craft as the Republican candidate for Governor in the fall. However, the state as a whole chose Daniel Cameron as the nominee.
    Kraft won in

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    Environmental issues continue to delay Justice Center

    Posted May 24, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    The long-awaited demolition process of the existing buildings that will eventually be the site of a new Clinton County Justice Center will have to wait even longer.
    That information was learned last Friday, May 19, at the regular monthly meeting of the Judicial Center’s Project Development Board (PDB).
    The board is still

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    School board ‘special meeting’ has heavy agenda

    Posted May 24, 2023 at 12:20 pm

    Clinton County Board of Education held a special called meeting last Thursday afternoon, May 18, at 4 p.m. with all board members present.
    The meeting was held in lieu of its regular business meeting, which was scheduled for Monday of this week. That meeting was cancelled. No work session was held

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    Death on Dale Hollow is suspected drowning

    Posted May 24, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    Ronald Cain, 64, of Union, Kentucky, slipped and fell off a boat while trying to step on the dock at Wisdom’s Dock Monday, May 15.
    According to Clinton County Coroner Lonnie Scott, Cain fell into the water and his wife, Diane, threw him a flotation device, but during efforts to pull

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    Fiscal court adjusts employee entry level pay

    Posted July 28, 2022 at 8:43 am

    Clinton Fiscal Court held its regular meeting last Thursday, July 21, before a room filled with spectators and all court members on hand.

    Although the meeting was brief, lasting only about 20 minutes, several important actions were

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    Fiscal court holds call meeting last Thursday

    Posted December 15, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held a just over half hour special call meeting last Thursday afternoon, December 9, with five of six magistrates present.

    The court heard one presentation and voted on three items of business that

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    Grand jury true bills released

    Posted December 1, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Clinton County Grand Jury indictments have been released, and as previously reported by the Clinton County News, those indictments included a 152 count indictment by a local grand jury for alleged sex related offenses involving minor children.

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted May 31, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    High school roundball will have a slightly different
    look in 2023-24, but it won’t include a shot clock

    While we may be several months away from the start of the 2023-24 high school basketball season, there was a lot of news regarding that sport coming out of the Kentucky High School Athletic

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    All Region Team announced

    Posted May 31, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Clinton County Softball members Ella Marlow and Aubrie Messer were named to the 2023 All Region Team at the conclusion of Thursday night’s 4th Region Championship game held at WKU in Bowling Green.
    Photo submitted by Amanda Messer

    Turnovers … by Alan Gibson

    Posted May 24, 2023 at 11:23 am

    First of the ‘big three’ summer tourism holidays

    Finally the weather is starting to look a little like winter 2023 might be behind us, just in time for the first of the ‘big three’ summer tourism holidays

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    Lady Dawgs on nine game streak, move record to 22-10

    Posted May 11, 2023 at 9:09 am

    Jayleigh Longwell got under a fly ball during Monday’s game against Pulaski Southwestern while second baseman Chloe Longwell moved into position for the cut off throw. Clinton County won the game on a walk-off home run by Lauren Winningham,

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted May 11, 2023 at 9:09 am

    Derby 149 – what a mess that was for me

    I know, you should always stick with your first inclination when making a decision, and a moment before I placed my Derby bet this past weekend, word

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted May 2, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    Kentucky is in the spotlight all this week

    What used to be referred to as the “Fastest two minutes in Sports” as well as the “Most exciting two minutes in Sports”, the Kentucky Derby put our state

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    There’s no place like home …

    Posted April 13, 2023 at 9:01 am

    Workers from Mountain View Nursery spent most of Monday afternoon working on the home plate area of John Emmitt Polston Field. The reconstruction of the area was done in order to lay down artificial turf. The process of laying

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted April 13, 2023 at 9:01 am

    Spring break ends – back to school (and on the fields)

    Everyone needs a little break now and then, and last week our students and staff had just that – a (longer than expected) spring break.

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    Free Dumpster Days a big success

    Posted May 24, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    The return of free “dumpster days” for Clinton County residents turned out to be a huge success. In fact, it was so successful that another such event will likely be held before the end of the year.
    The two-day event, catered to Clinton County residents only, allowed persons to get rid

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    VFW Bike Derby was dampened, but certainly no wash-out

    Posted May 24, 2023 at 12:27 pm

    Saturday’s rain throughout most of the day made for some altered plans during the annual VFW Post 1096 Bicycle Derby.  The wet weather prevented races from being staged, but everyone attending enjoyed a lunch and the prize giveaway, with several local youths leaving with a new bike and a big

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    Sign of the times . . .

    Posted January 3, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    Drivers passing by the Clinton County Welcome Center, on U.S. 127 just north of Albany, have certainly noticed the new LED sign that was installed last week in front of the building.

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    I am thankful for …

    Posted November 23, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    Ms. Jamie Cooksey’s Class-I am thankful for…

    Carsyn Choate – I am thankful for Bobtail, my Pa Brown, Kayla, Nana, Pa Allen, my Mom and Dad, Dorothy and God.

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    Extension Notes … by Colby Guffey

    Posted August 30, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Late summer is the best time to establish cool-season forages

    Source: Jimmy Henning, extension forage specialist

    The period from late summer into early fall is the best time

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    VFW donates to local law enforcement agencies

    Posted April 26, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    The VFW Post 1096 used funding from the chili supper fund raiser to purchase individual first aid kits for all active law enforcement officers in Clinton County. The number of law enforcement officers shot this year nationally has increased

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    NEWS travels with the Irwins to Bahamas

    Posted April 12, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    The Clinton County News took a spring break cruise and a stopover to the Bahamas with the Nick and Jessica Irwin family recently, enjoying the beach sun and several special sites, including a tour of the

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