Fair week concludes, attendance high throughout

Posted June 21, 2017 at 3:26 pm

According to Clinton County Fair President Mike Matthews, attendance was high during last week’s fair.

Only one event had to be changed from the original location to another because of the weather, but all the events went off with out a hitch.

At right, several cars competed in Friday night’s main event as the demolition derby brought in thousands of people to take in the night of crashes, smoke and excitement.

Below left, Amber Allen was crowned Miss Clinton County Fair Monday night and will repersent Clinton County at the state level.

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    Fiscal court in a rush to get budget finalized

    Posted June 21, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Some unexpected delays in getting first reading of a new fiscal year budget taken care of had Clinton County Fiscal Court in somewhat of a rush mode last week in getting the document finished in time to forward to the Department of Local Government by the

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    City adopts $4 million budget

    Posted June 21, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    The City of Albany has a new budget in place for the 2017-18 fiscal year following action taken at a brief special meeting last Wednesday, June 14. All members were on hand for the budget’s second reading.

    The council was first presented

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    School board has busy June meeting

    Posted June 21, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Clinton County Board of Education met for just over an hour for its regular business meeting Monday, June 19 with all members present. The board heard several presentations, recognized students and dealt with several general issues.

    The meeting opened with a representative

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    Getting ready for the fair . . .

    Posted May 31, 2017 at 9:27 am

    In just over a week, the Clinton County Fairgrounds will be the hub of activity here with the start of the 2017 Clinton County Fair schedule of events. Those attending this year’s fair, which runs June

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    School’s out for Summer

    Posted May 24, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    It was standing room only Friday night at Lindle Castle Gymnasium as the 100th class graduated from Clinton County High School. Above, family, friends and spectators filled the seats as 130 students

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    June term of circuit court held

    Posted June 21, 2017 at 8:48 am

    The monthly term of Clinton Circuit Court was conducted Thursday, June 8 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over the court proceedings.

    The following are cases in which some type of resolutions were made, either sentencing, plea agreements, rulings and/or trial

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    Board hears presentations during work session

    Posted June 21, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Clinton County Board of Education held its monthly work session last Thursday afternoon, June 15 with all members present except Jeff Sams.

    The board was first presented a report from Clinton County Middle School Principal Teresa Scott about MAP testing and data

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    Grand jury charges 14

    Posted June 21, 2017 at 8:47 am

    A local man who was the driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian in north Albany two months ago is one of 14 individuals charged in indictments by the Clinton County Grand Jury, which met in regular session on Thursday, June 8. The true bills

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    Dual credit courses give students a jump-start on college

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Governor Matt Bevin recently launched the Dual Credit Scholarship Program for the 2016-17 school year. And, in its first year alone, is paying dividends to many students across Kentucky, as well as several here in Clinton County.

    “Dual credit courses provide life

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    City council addresses budget, speeding issues

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Albany City Council held its regular meeting last Tuesday, June 6 with all members present and various items of business on the agenda.

    The council first recognized a Shortcut Road resident, Ann Scott, pertaining to speeding problems on that particular road.

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    Fair events run Saturday – Saturday

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 8:17 am

    The Clinton County Fairgrounds is going to be a busy place over the next several days, and the place to be for many people, locally and out-of-town. After the Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot Concert ends late Friday night, the fairgrounds will be open again hours later

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    Fairgrounds improvements aplenty

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 8:17 am

    The Clinton County Fair will kick off it’s annual week of fun and festivities this Saturday, however, the Fair Board has been hard at work months ahead of time to complete updates and repairs to the grounds itself in order to provide

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    Clinton jobless rate was 7.8 percent in March

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 8:08 am

    The unemployment rate in Clinton County, although lower than many areas of the state, continues to be higher than the area, state and national averages according to the latest jobless rate survey for Kentucky’s 120 counties.

    Clinton County’s unemployment in March stood

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 21, 2017 at 8:54 am

    NCAA gave Louisville the hammer

    In this basketball crazy state, there are three kinds of collegiate fans:

    1. Kentucky fans that hate Little Brother Louisville.

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Future of Football looks bright

    Trisha Miller sent in a photo that appears elsewhere this week in SPORTS of the group of campers who enjoyed attending last Saturday’s Friends of Football

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    Monday night scramble winners

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Monday night’s scramble winners at 76 Falls Country Club were Mike Riddle, Trevor Riddle, Clayton Brown and Larry Ferguson.

    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted May 24, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Another Memorial Day is here – another tourism season, too

    We have finally made it through those seven pesky winters this region associates with the arrival of spring/summer weather, with perhaps a slight jump of the gun

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    Lady Bat Dawgs finish regular season

    Posted May 17, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Samantha Flowers made contact with a pitch last Tuesday against Wayne County. The Lady Bat Dawgs lost the contest, 14-4, and move to 2-20 on the year. This week, the Lady Dawgs will wrap up regular season play and

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    Farm Bureau scholarships

    Posted June 21, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Clinton County Farm Bureau is proud to congratulate its four winners of the $500 scholarships presented recently at graduation at Clinton County High School.

    Matthew Hunter, son of Mitchell and Kathy Hunter,

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    Alvin and Margie Sells

    Posted June 21, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Sells to celebrate 50th


    Alvin and Margie Sells will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on Tuesday, June 20. You are invited to Contender’s Hall at Clear Fork Baptist Church on

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    Bird’s eye view …

    Posted June 21, 2017 at 9:17 am

    The Clinton County Fair drew to a close last week with a reported successful run attendance wise throughout the entire schedule. Likely the largest night, attendance wise, was Friday night’s program that included the Demolition Derby competition,

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    An Addict's Corner

    Posted June 21, 2017 at 8:52 am

    As I notice my surroundings today, I cannot help but reflect on exactly what it is to be an addict. When I was growing up, I used to know a couple of alcoholics. I would see them on a fairly regular basis. I would see these

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    Gregory named to honor roll

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Dalton Gregory, a 9th grade student at the Webb School, recently earned A Honor Roll status for the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 school year.

    Dalton is the son of Franks Jr. and Kathleen Gregory, of Albany.

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    News travels to Mexico

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Clinton County News traveled to Cozumel Mexico, Isla Pasion, on May 25th with Sherry Elmore, Dwayne Irwin, Rick Thrasher, Teresa Bookout, Vickie Coleman and Gayle Marcum.

    Going on a trip? Take

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    News travels to Bahamas

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 8:26 am

    The Clinton County News traveled to Nassau, Bahamas recently, with Kevin Simmon and Felicia “Drew” Hagan for a summer vacation.

    Going on a trip? Take the Clinton County News along

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    Little Miss and Mister and Miss Pre-Teen crowned

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Winners of Monday night’s Clinton County Fair Little Miss and Mister Pageant were Lainey Price and Brody Hines, center. Price is the daughter of Darrin and Nikki Price of Campbellsville. Hines is the son of Jared and Jefra Hines,

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    An Addict's Corner …

    Posted June 14, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Looking back, I have a lot of bad memories of where my addiction has taken me. I try to think of good times, yet can only place every good memory into times when I was living clean and sober. I have good memories of before I

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