Dawgs meet legends

CCHS football reunion was a huge success

Posted September 20, 2023 at 12:02 pm

Players, coaches, cheerleaders, support staff and their families, who were involved in some way with the beginnings of the Clinton County High School football program, converged to an area adjacent to Bulldog Field Friday night to reminisce, honor, fellowship and remake old acquaintances during the first ever football reunion.
The event was organized as a way to pay homage to what is being called the “First Era” of football on this the 50th anniversary year of the program being introduced here in 1973.  Football was shut-down at CCHS after the 1981 season and didn’t return to the athletic lineup on the varsity level again until 2006.
At left, as those attending the reunion enjoyed a meal Friday afternoon, current Bulldog players made their way into the large tent to meet the “legends” of the game on hand, prior to gearing up

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    Illinois man found dead at 76 Falls park of apparent suicide

    Posted September 20, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    Police and EMS were called to 76 Falls around 7:58 Sunday morning after a call was made describing a man in his car unresponsive with blood on his face.
    Scott Anthony Mitchell, 44, of Gurnee, Illinois, was found in his 2023 BMW i400, with a gun shot wound to the head

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    Sheriff Marcum concerned with rise in drug traffic

    Posted September 20, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Illegal drugs have been a problem in the U.S. for decades and here in Clinton County, and across the state and region, the epidemic of addiction and trafficking–although on a smaller scale than larger metropolitan areas remains a problem and leaves misery, and often times death, as a result.
    Law enforcement

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    Colton J. Abston


    Posted September 20, 2023 at 11:57 am

    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:
    Colton J. Abston, 25, of Albany, Kentucky, was arrested Wednesday, September 13, 2023, by Clinton County Deputy Sheriff Brad Cross.
    Abston was charged with menacing;

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    Firm hired for removal of hazardous materials from Justice Center site

    Posted September 20, 2023 at 11:54 am

    The demolition of the existing buildings which will make room for a new Clinton County Justice Center will see about an overall year’s delay in happening. That is the negative news.
    The positive news, however, came over the past couple of weeks and during last weeks Judicial PDB (Project Development Board)

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    Albany’s Kenny Bilbrey, dies at 52

    Posted September 20, 2023 at 11:53 am

    [Editor’s note: One of Albany’s most recognizable figures, Kenny Bilbrey, passed away last week at the age of 52.
    A staple on the streets of Albany for decades, and especially at the Foothills Festival Lip Sync contest, Bilbrey had been ill for several months.
    Three local writers, Clinton County News Publisher Al

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    1979 Football

    CCHS football reunion expecting big draw

    Posted September 12, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    Friday night football lights at Clinton County High School has enjoyed a good fan turnout in recent years, but game night this Friday night, as the Bulldogs take on Jenkins High School on Bulldog Field, will likely see a huge turnout, especially from “old-timer” players from seasons past.
    A planned reunion

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    Gubernatorial candidate Daniel Cameron makes Albany stop

    Posted September 12, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Republican gubernatorial nominee Daniel Cameron stopped in Albany last Tuesday to have a meet and greet with members of the community.
    Cameron had a full room in attendance at the Welcome Center for his campaign for governor. Cameron also had with him his selection for lieutenant governor, Senator Robby Mills of

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    Long-time business owner, former magistrate Gary Tallent dies at 76

    Posted September 12, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    A former Clinton County business owner and former Clinton County Magistrate, Gary Tallent, passed away last Friday at 76 years old.
    Tallent also was employed as the County Road Foremen by the Clinton County Fiscal Court during the Charlene King Judge/Executive.
    He was also a former co-owner of Somerset Oil service station

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    Mayor says water theft will see a prosecution push from city

    Posted September 12, 2023 at 1:35 pm

    Water related issues, including an announced crackdown on water related theft, questions pertaining to the Duvall Valley water line project and updates on water plant improvements took up much of the discussion at last week’s regular meeting of the Albany City Council.
    All members were present for the just over 40

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    Industrial Authority meets

    Posted September 20, 2023 at 12:07 pm

    The Clinton County Industrial Development Authority (CCIDA) held its regular meeting last Thursday morning, September 14, (via Zoom) with five of seven members present.
    After approving minutes from the July meeting, a motion was made by Randy Speck to approve the treasurer’s report and claims and bills, which passed unanimously.
    IDA Director

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    Clinton Fiscal Court meeting agenda

    Posted July 18, 2023 at 11:44 am

    The following is the agenda for the Clinton County Fiscal Court regular meeting Thursday, July 20 at 5 p.m. in the upstairs courtroom of the courthouse. The meeting is open to the public.
    * Call to Order
    * Pledge of Allegiance
    * Prayer
    * Approval of Minutes
    * Treasurer’s Report:
    * Claims and Bills
    * Clinton County

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    Clinton jobless rate rises to 4.8 percent in May

    Posted July 5, 2023 at 8:32 am

    Unemployment rates rose in Clinton County and 95 other Kentucky counties between May, 2022 and May, 2023, fell in 22, and stayed the same in two (Breckinridge and Green) counties, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet.
    Clinton County finished May

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    Clinton County woman killed in Michigan wreck

    Posted June 14, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    A Clinton County woman was killed Sunday, June 4, 2023, as the result of a two vehicle automobile accident in Michigan.
    Sarah Jo Mercer, 52, of Albany, Kentucky, was killed when the vehicle she was driving collided with a another vehicle at an intersection in Ingham County, Michigan.
    According to an article

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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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    21 Runs

    Bulldog win on reunion night, 47-0

    Posted September 20, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    The Dawgs came out and took care of business at home last Friday night against the Cavaliers of Jenkins.
    “I thought we came out early and did what we had to do and really set the tone. We played well as a team and had a well rounded attack offensively and

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    1982 District Crowd

    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted September 20, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    A spectacular reunion
    Kudos to the organizers of Friday night’s reunion for the “First Era” of football at Clinton County High School, those who were involved in the game when it was first introduced at our school on the varsity level from 1973-1981.
    While I didn’t play football in high school, attending

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    Dawgs defeated on the road

    Posted August 31, 2023 at 9:00 am

    The Clinton County Football Team didn’t fare well Friday night as the Dawgs made the short trip to Monticello to take on the Wayne County Cardinals.
    What started out as a weather delay, ended up seeing both teams get on the field and complete the game.
    Wayne County finished the game with

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    CCHS Running Dawgs ready for 2023 season

    Posted August 31, 2023 at 9:00 am

    CCHS Running Dawgs ready for 2023 season

    The Clinton County High School Cross Country Running Dawgs team is ready to get the 2023 season underway.  The three member team is shown above, from left to right, Jed Groce, Alli Latham, and Japeth Cross. All three are sophomores this season.  Groce is

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    Volley Dawgs win tourney

    Posted August 31, 2023 at 8:59 am

    The Clinton County Lady Volley Dawgs brought home the first place trophy in the Seeds of Success Tournament at Fleming County this past weekend.
    The Lady Volley Dawgs basically swept the tournament by not losing a single game for the duration of the tournament.
    Clinton County defeated all teams 2-0, including Grant

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    Alli Latham chips

    Golf Dawgs pick up win over Lakers 164-166

    Posted August 31, 2023 at 8:57 am

    Golf Dawgs pick up win over Lakers 164-166

    The Clinton County High School Golf Dawgs, playing at its home course on Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, picked up a hard fought victory over neighboring Russell County Monday afternoon.
    Clinton County earned the “W” with a combined score of 164 while the

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    May Bell

    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted August 31, 2023 at 8:43 am

    Dawgs drop to 0-2, head to McCreary Friday
    Clinton County’s gridiron Dawgs moved to the 0-2 mark after having to wait out some perilous weather Friday night in Monticello.
    After a considerable weather delay pushed the original kickoff time back while officials awaited lightning protocols to expire, the Dawgs and Cardinals eventually

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    Dawgs fall in season opener

    Posted August 23, 2023 at 11:46 am

    The Clinton County Bulldogs opened its season Friday night at home against Jackson County, Tennessee, only to come up two points short of a victory, losing 21-20.
    “I thought we played well offensively and defensively, but just had too many turnovers. I thought we came out and played really well defensively

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    A Tucker putts

    Golf Dawgs play in All ‘A’

    Posted August 23, 2023 at 11:43 am


    Tucker Casada rolled this putt toward the cup on the second hole of Monday’s 4th Region All ‘A’ Classic Regional Tournament at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Golf Course.  Casada finished the round with a 41.


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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted August 23, 2023 at 11:39 am

    Fall sports get a blast of heat
    Just as the outdoor fall sports got up and running full speed, Mother Nature threw her twist in the mix and the hottest stretch of days we’ve experienced this year are surrounding us.
    With no rain in sight for several days, and temperatures predicted to

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    Arrive Alive at Clinton County High School

    Posted September 20, 2023 at 12:06 pm

    A nationwide program, Arrive Alive, made a stop at Clinton County High School Monday morning, hosted by the CCHS Youth Service Center.
    The program is designed to give youth a first hand experience, through the use of a simulator and virtual reality technology, of the dangers of driving while impaired as

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    Adam Whittenburg earns Work Ethic Scholarship

    Posted August 31, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Adam Whittenburg earns Work Ethic Scholarship

    Contributed by Ammie Marcum
    Clinton County Schools Community Education Director
    Clinton County School District is beyond excited to announce CCHS 2023 graduate Adam Dillon Whittenburg as a 2023 Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient!
    Whittenburg was one of 200 recipients from around the United States to receive this prestigious award.

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    Farm Bureau hosts customer appreciation day

    Posted August 2, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    Farm Bureau held its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, July 28 at their office next to Monticello Bank. In the top photo, Allen Flowers, along with Hershel Key and Paul Conner was in charge of the food for the day as Morgan Pence, Nancy Mims, and Crystal Irwin passed

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    Mr G Runds Engine

    Grannemann trains at UK small engine class, CCHS students to be offered course

    Posted August 2, 2023 at 12:45 pm

    Billy Grannemann, CCHS Agricultural Education Teacher and FFA Advisor, attended a small engines professional development course at the University of Kentucky in late July.
    Participants in this course covered various topics related to small engine function, repair, maintenance, and secondary course instruction.
    Students at Clinton County High School will be offered a

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    Steve Heifers

    Twin Lakes Cattlemen’s Association Cattlemen’s Corner

    Posted July 26, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    The Twin Lakes Cattlemen’s Association held its summer Field Day program on July 13 at the farm of Steve and Carol Peddicord in Albany.  A hot and dry day welcomed the crowd of about 60 people to enjoy wagon tours, guest speakers, and a ribeye steak meal.
    The wagon tours kicked

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    Ethan Rains

    Two CCHS Seniors from JROTC program head to basic training

    Posted July 5, 2023 at 8:34 am

    Two CCHS Seniors from JROTC program head to basic training

    Two Clinton County Seniors left for Basic Training on 7 June. Both were in JROTC for all four years of high school and enlisted with the National Guard, according to a report to the Clinton County News this week from Maj.

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    Tri-County Animal Shelter Adoption Day is another tremendous success

    Posted July 5, 2023 at 8:31 am

    The Tri-County Animal Shelter held its county-wide adoption day last Saturday and over 20 pets found new homes.
    Citizens from both Cumberland and Clinton County attended the event and were able to adopt animals at no cost thanks to the generous support of neighboring business Tyson Foods.
    Clinton County Judge/Executive Ricky Craig

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    Family Night at the Fair was fun, for a short while

    Posted June 29, 2023 at 9:05 am

    One of the most entertaining and fan participation opportunity nights of each Clinton County Fair is always the Family Night Athletic Events.
    A night of races and contests that gives everyone a chance to get in on the fun, Family Night got underway last Tuesday after a day-long rain event and

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