Christmas begins in Albany

Posted December 5, 2023 at 1:50 pm

Christmas in Clinton County is well underway as several events took place last week to kick off the holiday season.
On Wednesday night, the Community Worship Service was held around the courthouse, with the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree to close out the night.
This year offered a new element to the mix with the PTA sponsored Christmas Tree Court, where people, organizations and businesses could decorate a tree and get judged as a contest.
“We couldn’t be happier with the turn out and the response from the community. Each sponsor added their own unique touches to each tree, making them all different and difficult to pick one favorite. Not only were we in awe of the beauty of the trees, but also in the story each tree told about the sponsors,” PTA President Sarah Browning said. “We feel this project will continue to grow and look forward to seeing more involvement

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    Review of Superintendent applicants begins

    Posted December 5, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    The hunt for yet another new permanent Clinton County Schools Superintendent is now officially underway, as the Superintendent Search Committee held its first joint meeting with the school board and a separate meeting amongst themselves last Tuesday, November 28.
    The superintendent vacancy became open earlier this year when Dr. Paula Little,

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    City begins water system study

    Posted December 5, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    The City of Albany will apparently be proceeding with the procurement for a comprehensive water study following a special called meeting held last Wednesday night, November 29. All council members were present, along with several spectators, including employees from Tyson Foods.
    Also in attendance were State Senator Rick Girdler, Congressman James

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    Bid awarded for demolition of buildings at Judicial Center site

    Posted December 5, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    The long-delayed, but much anticipated start of demolishing existing buildings to make room for Clinton County’s first ever Justice Center is now here, as the Clinton Judicial Center’s PDB (Project Development Board) accepted a bid to have the buildings taken down.
    The PDB, meeting in special session last Friday morning, December

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    Walter Brown


    Posted December 5, 2023 at 1:46 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:
    William Willis, 26, of Albany, Kentucky, was arrested Wednesday, November 29, 2023, by Clinton County Deputy Sheriff Hunter Moreland.
    Willis was charged with unlawful imprisonment

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    Christmas parade is this Friday

    Posted November 29, 2023 at 10:12 am

    New holiday events include Christmas Tree Court, Albany Lights

    With Thanksgiving now in the rearview mirror, and with the Christmas holiday ahead, it’s time to gear up for this year’s Community Christmas program.
    The festivities began on Wednesday night of this week, November 29, with the first Community Christmas Worship Service.
    According to

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    Judicial PDB opens bid on building demolition

    Posted November 29, 2023 at 10:10 am

    The demolishing process of existing buildings that will make way for a new Clinton County Justice Center will apparently get underway in December, as bids on the project have been opened and one company should be approved by the end of this week.
    Following an almost year long delay in the

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    Brian Gross


    Posted November 29, 2023 at 10:09 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:
    Brian Gross, 38, of Albany, Kentucky, was arrested Sunday, November 19, 2023, by Clinton County Sheriff Ricky Marcum.
    Gross was charged with possession of a

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    Community Thanksgiving still providing meals after a decade

    Posted November 29, 2023 at 10:06 am

    The “No Kid Hungry” project in conjunction with the Hark Foundation provided nearly 2,000 meals this Thanksgiving, working out of the gymnasium at Clear Fork Baptist Church.
    According to Kiley Hoppe, founder of the Hark Foundation, more than 1,963 meals were served on Thanksgiving day.
    “We also had several walk-ins that we

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    Happy Thanksgiving

    Posted November 22, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    from the staff of your Clinton County News!

    Read What Clinton County Pre-school students are thankful for in this week’s edition.

    Board of Education holds special meeting

    Posted December 5, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    The Clinton County Board of Education held a special called meeting last Tuesday, November 28, as well as a first brief joint meeting with the superintendent search committee.
    Only three of five board members were able to attend the special meeting, but was enough to constitute a quorum to conduct business.

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    Clinton Circuit Court, Grand Jury sessions held

    Posted November 29, 2023 at 10:02 am

    The monthly term of Clinton Circuit Court, as well as the convening of the Clinton County Grand Jury were each held on November 2, 2023.
    Clinton Circuit Judge David L. Williams presided over the court calendar and grand jury indictments were returned in open circuit court.
    — Clinton Circuit Court
    The following are

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    School board holds special meeting Monday

    Posted November 22, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    Clinton County Board of Education held a special called meeting Monday afternoon, November 20, with all members present.
    The just under half-hour meeting, which was held at 4 p.m., was deemed a special meeting due to it being held an hour earlier than the usual regular meeting time.
    The board first recognized

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    School board meets

    Posted October 25, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    Clinton County Board of Education held its regular meeting Monday, October 23. Four of five board members were present for the approximate 25 minute session.
    Board Vice-Chairman Gary Norris conducted the meeting in place of board chairperson Leslie Stockton, who was absent for the meeting.
    Following roll call by interim superintendent Boyd

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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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    Dawgs open season 2-0

    Posted December 5, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    The Clinton County Bulldogs are off to a good start to the new season with a 2-0 mark on the year against the Cumberland Christian Hawks and the Smith County (TN) Owls.

    Clinton County    63
    Smith County    50

    The Bulldogs picked up win number two on the year in front of a home

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    Lady Dawgs lose two

    Posted December 5, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    The Clinton County Lady Bulldogs dropped to 0-2 to start the 2023-2024 season with losses to Smith County, Tennessee, on Saturday night and Marion County last Tuesday night in the season opener.

    Clinton County    43
    Smith County    59

    The Lady Dawgs got off to a very slow start on the local hardwood Saturday

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted December 5, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    Roundball off to a fast start
    Our Lady Dawgs and Bulldogs are off and running in this second week of KHSAA roundball action, and after a couple of games against non-district opponents to kick the season off, they jumped directly into the 16th District fire pit this week, and the most

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted November 29, 2023 at 8:52 am

    Roundball week #1 – here we go!
    The floors are shining, popcorn is cooking and the uniforms are cleaned and hanging – this is the week we’ve been waiting for since last March when roundball in Kentucky high schools ended – the start of a new season.
    Our Lady Dawgs traveled over

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    CCHS BassFishing

    CCHS Bass Fishing Team recognized by school board

    Posted November 22, 2023 at 1:59 pm


    The Clinton County Board of Education recognized the first-ever Clinton County High School Bass Fishing Team during its meeting Monday night.
    Pictured above are the team members who were present at the ceremony, left to right: Brooklynn Pierce, Brycen Pierce, Cade

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted November 22, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    Roundball fans are roaring to go
    Thanksgiving, and the family trips, visits and meals that go with it, is being enjoyed by most everyone throughout this week, and my advice to everyone out there, especially to our high school roundball fans is this:
    Eat up, get plenty of rest afterwards, enjoy a

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    DeForest and Thurman inducted into Wall of Fame

    Posted November 15, 2023 at 8:55 am


    Above, Athletic Director Darrell Thompson, right, presented Lee DeForest with a plaque Friday night at Meet the Bulldogs officially inducting DeForest into the Wall of Fame. Below, Breonia Thurman spoke to the crowd in appreciation after Thompson presented her with a

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted November 15, 2023 at 8:51 am

    Roundball fans are roaring to go
    It was a great crowd on hand Friday night in the Lindle Castle Gymnasium – aka The Castle – for the traditional kickoff event to a new basketball season.
    Meet the Bulldogs once again brought fans, players and coaches together in a loose, non-game like setting

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    Dawgs defeat Berea in final home game, 46-0

    Posted November 1, 2023 at 8:53 am

    The Dawgs closed out the regular season in a dominating fashion with a 46-0 win over the Pirates of Berea last Friday night. Clinton County finished the regular season with a 4-6 record and will play in the playoffs this Thursday night against Lexington Christian Academy.
    “I thought we came out

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    Amber Guffey coachingG

    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted November 1, 2023 at 8:52 am

    Dawgs end season on a high note over Pirates
    The Bulldogs closed out regular season play Friday night on Bulldog Field in fine fashion, picking up a nice 46-0 win over the visiting Pirates of Berea.
    The Dawgs closed out the 2023 season with a 4-6 overall record, a much improved mark

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    Academic Team 6th

    CCMS 6th Grade Academic Team scores well in Showcase

    Posted December 5, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    The Clinton County Middle School 6th Grade Academic Team students competed in the 6th Grade Showcase Saturday at Green County Middle School.  The 6th Grade Showcase is an academic event designed to provide a competitive opportunity for Kentucky’s sixth graders.  The team placed 2nd in Quick Recall.  Quick Recall members

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    Local student organizes blood drive

    Posted November 29, 2023 at 10:06 am

    On Monday, November 27, Wellness Center employee Kellie Brown, organized a blood drive held at the Wellness Center. The event saw 30 donors donate blood. Brown said she was pleased to do this for the community and is thankful for all those who donated their time and blood to her

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    Choate's Park

    Improving the neighborhood . . .

    Posted November 29, 2023 at 10:04 am

    Improving the neighborhood . . .

    Albany attorney David Choate has spent several weeks recently transforming the vacant lot adjacent to his Cumberland Street law practice and making a tremendous improvement in the appearance and usefulness of the area.  The lot, vacant and unkempt for many years, except for occasional mowings,

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    ECC writes Thanksgiving messages

    Posted November 22, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    Ms. Jamie Cooksey’s
    Morning Preschool Class

    I am thankful for…

    I am thankful for Nana, Mommy, Pa, Mammy, Uncle Bob, my brother and sisters.  Chase Anderson

    I am thankful for my Mommy, my baby brother, Chase and Addison and all my family.  Grace Anderson

    I am thankful for my mom and dad, my brother and

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    WANY honored at chamber banquet

    Posted November 15, 2023 at 8:59 am

    WANY owner Pam Allred, along with WANY voice Randy Speck and former employee Al Cross, had a lot to say about the history of WANY over the years as Allred accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Albany/Clinton County Chamber

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    Prince of pull-tabs

    Posted November 1, 2023 at 8:44 am

    An effort at Albany Elementary School to collect aluminum pull tabs as a fundraiser for a charity received a boost from one of its students, Jagger Fryman.
    Jagger, a student in Ms. Paige Staton Cavanah’s room, leaned on family members to assist him in collecting pull tabs for the fundraising event,

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    2023 Foothills Festival Pageant Winners

    Posted October 25, 2023 at 11:52 am

    The Foothills Festival Prince and Princess was crowned Thursday night at the Learning Center. Winners were Lynnex Sawyers, son of Zack and Taylor Sawyers, and Ravyn Creekmore, daughtrer of Michael and Casey Creekmore. First runners-up were Rhett Soma, son of Jalen

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    Posted October 18, 2023 at 12:39 pm


    0-6 Months Boys: 1St Place: Rowan Dale Means, 2Nd Place:  Tyson Cole Hurt, 3Rd Place: Kayden Young.

    0-6 Months Girls: 1St Place: Aria Kate Reagan, 2Nd Place: Ramsey Blake Conner, 3Rd Place: Ansley Jae Sanders.

    7-11 Months Boys: 1St Place: Jaxson Cruz Perez, 2Nd Place: Holden Butler, 3Rd

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    Big day at Tri-County

    Posted October 18, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    It was a crowded day at Tri-County Animal Shelter, as Tri-County and Tyson personnel, along with county officials, volunteers and plenty of dogs and cats, got together for another free adoption day event.  At one point near mid-day Saturday, cars were parked on both sides of the driveway leading from

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