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Special event at Trooper Island Camp

Posted July 1, 2015 at 2:16 pm




Although it’s not an uncommon occurrence in this area for a baptism to be performed in one of the local lakes, it was a first in it’s more than 50 year history last week when a baptism was hosted by Trooper Island Camp on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County.

Albany First Baptist Church has for many years sponsored a weekly, nondenominational service for the campers and staff in Upchurch Memorial Chapel at Trooper Island Camp, and at the conclusion of a recent service, two of the camp staff counselors made the request to be baptized in front of the chapel.

Last week, following the service, Mike Lawson, a deacon at Albany

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    Fiscal court examines options to increase wages for more employees

    Posted July 1, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held a special meeting last Wednesday evening, June 24, and although taking no official action, discussed at length county employees’ salaries and ways to increase those rates of pay. Five of six court members were present along with several county employees, primarily

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    Fair wraps up week with Friday night derby

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Tempers flared Friday night during the Demolition Derby leading to the arrest of Derby Official R.J. Barnes after an altercation with a driver in the center ring according to the Albany Police Department. Barnes was arrested

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    Trooper Island Appreciation Day marks start of camp season

    Posted June 3, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Blessed are the peacemakers . . .

    Trooper Island Appreciation Day kicked off the start of another camping season for the youth camp located in the southwest corner of Clinton County on Dale Hollow Lake.  The annual event is held traditionally on the Saturday prior to the first week of the

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    They’re back . . .

    Posted May 27, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Both area lakes, Lake Cumberland to the north and Dale Hollow to the south, reported an influx of boats and water enthusiasts over the weekend with the arrival of the Memorial Day holiday which traditionally marks the

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    Fiscal court approves budget, split on salaries

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court finalized a new budget on a split vote, granted county employees a small cost-of-living increase and verbally debated employee salaries during a two-and-a-half hour special meeting last Tuesday evening with all members present.

    The session was a call

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    In other fiscal court business . . .

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held a marathon special meeting last Tuesday evening in the upstairs courtroom of the courthouse with all members present and a busy agenda on tap.

    The court dealt with the budget, a cost-of-living wage increase for employees and

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    Health board holds special meeting

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    The Clinton County Health Board held a short special meeting Monday evening at the health department with 10 members present, along with Shawn Crabtree, Executive Director of the Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) out of Somerset.

    Crabtree referred back to the

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    Grand jury indicts three

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    After an extremely busy work session in May, the Clinton County Grand Jury convened June 4 and returned only three indictments, as follows:

    * David Vitatoe, the alleged offense of persistent felony offender second degree by having committed the offense of manufacturing

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    July 4 celebration lineup

    Posted June 16, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    The Clinton County Fair is still underway, but just two weeks after the annual week-long community event comes to a close Saturday night, the second of two summer holidays will take stage at Mountain View Park with the now-annual 4th of July fireworks celebration.

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    IDA votes to help fund fireworks, state fair promotion in August

    Posted June 16, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    The Clinton County Industrial Development Authority, meeting for the first time since February, opted to give its annual support as co-sponsor of the July 4th fireworks event and also supported the Chamber of Commerce’s annual promotion “Pride of the Counties” booth set-up at the Kentucky State

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    Edelen releases audit of Clinton Clerk’s fee account

    Posted June 16, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    State Auditor Adam Edelen has released the audit of the 2014 financial statement of Clinton County Clerk Shelia Booher. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

    Recent changes in auditing standards require the auditor’s letter

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    Soccer practice to begin

    Posted July 1, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    For anyone interested in soccer in grades seven through 12, contact Greg Cummings for the boys’ team and Jim Walker for the girls’ team at the high school. Players must have complete physicals prior to the first day of practice in order to be

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted July 1, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    A pick-up truck swung smartly across two lanes into a service station in Hardin County. Planted firmly in its bed, a huge flag, star-and-bars.

    All the way to Kentucky, tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina touches our lives one way or another. That

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 1, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Second of the “big 3” is here – be aware and get outside

    Wow, here we are with the second of the “big 3” tourism holidays upon us already and it doesn’t really seem like summer should

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Top story for University of Kentucky basketball fans this week involves 10 players getting rich on Thursday night, right? Karl Anthony Townes down to second round surprises, we’re familiar with the names already.

    It is not the top story.

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    U.S. Open – intriguing course history, but condition, coverage terrible

    Although I normally don’t find myself spending a lot of time watching PGA golf on television other than the Master’s tournament, the locale of this past weekend’s

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted June 16, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Indiana is a basketball state. Kentucky isn’t. Hard to swallow isn’t it, living this side of the Ohio River?

    The Hoosier high school all-star boys swept another pair from its Kentucky Kousins last weekend. Is 13 in a row and 92nd in

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 16, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Competition will be aplenty at the Clinton County Fair

    We may still be in the slow stretch as far as local sports events go, with schools out for the summer break, however, there will be plenty of

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted June 10, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    North Carolina is officially on the NCAA clock. Respond within 90 days (from May 20) to a 59-page notice of allegations that include accusation of worst offenses: Academic fraud and lack of institutional control.

    Five major violations Carolina administrators vigorously tried to

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 3, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Local sports news in the slow mode season right now

    We’re kinda in that in between stretch in local sports schedules for a few weeks now, with everyone taking a deep breath after the conclusion of yet

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    Davis – Price exchange vows

    Posted July 1, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Sierra Davis and Nicholas Price were united in marriage in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Saturday, May 23, 2015.

    Sierra is the daughter of Tony and Trish Butler and David and Shelia Davis. Nicholas is the son of Nick

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    Things to do …

    Posted July 1, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Cumberland Project Graduation

    Firecracker Beauty Pageant

    Cumberland County High School Class of 2016 will be having a Firecracker Beauty Pageant Friday, July 3 in the multi-purpose room at Living Word Ministries on Hwy. 90 East in Burkesville. Registration

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    Library Notes

    Posted July 1, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    by: Gayla Duvall

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

    Best Sellers: Finders Keepers by Stephen King; The Girl on the Train

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    Johnny Wayne Craig

    Posted July 1, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Johnny Wayne Craig, 63, Ray Brown Rd., Albany, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Clinton County Hospital. He was the son of the late J.R. and Eileen Craig and was also preceded in death by a brother, J.D.

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    The re-writing of history

    Posted July 1, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    By David Cross

    In 1856-57 a large contingent of prominent families from Clinton County, Kentucky, migrated to the Red River country of northeast Texas, settling in and around the town

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    Things to do …

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Cumberland Project Graduation

    Firecracker Beauty Pageant

    Cumberland County High School Class of 2016 will be having a Firecracker Beauty Pageant Friday, July 3 in the multi-purpose room at Living Word Ministries on Hwy. 90 East in Burkesville.

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    Smith is rookie of the year in team roping

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    We proudly announce and congratulate Cannon Smith of Monroe, Tennessee on winning Champion Rookie of the Year and 4th place overall in Team Roping in the Tennessee High School Rodeo Association Finals in Memphis on June 11, 12, and

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    GNT summer music camp

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Registration for the Vocal/Choral Camp for ages six – 18/Grades 1 – 12 at Good Neighbors Theatre is in progress, with students already signed up.

    There is room for more,

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    Healthy Notes

    Posted June 23, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Keeping cool in hot weather

    Source: CDC

    People at greatest risk for heat-related illness can take the following protective actions to prevent illness or death:

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