Burley cutting time

Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Tobacco crops used to be a very common sight in Clinton County, but over the past several years, more and more farmers are steering away from the crop, mainly due to the Tobacco Transition Payment Program or more commonly known as “Tobacco Buyout.” The TTPP started paying farmers in 2005. On October 22, 2004, President Bush signed the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, which included the Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform.

In recent years, many farmers have found substitute crops to take the place of their former burley crops, but others have been found returning to the growing of tobacco.

One such case is the crop being grown this year just north of Albany on the

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    Fiscal court sets 2015 tax rates

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court approved the 2015 county tax rates, as well as approving other taxing district rates as presented at its regular meeting last Thursday evening, August 21 with all magistrates present.

    After approving the monthly treasurer’s report, fund transfers, voting

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    Clinton jobless rate hits lowest point in five years

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Clinton County’s employment numbers have been on a roller coaster ride for the past few months, so to speak, and barring drastic changes to the latest report when the figures for July, 2014 are finalized next month, the county had it’s lowest

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    Double-murder at the Sugar Shack

    Posted August 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Two area businessmen with several ties to Albany and Clinton County, were killed last week inside their business just across the state line at Static.

    A Wayne County man has been arrested and charged

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    Repair time . . .

    Posted July 30, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Albany street department employees Brooks Ferguson, Chad Asberry and Tyler Stearns were busy Tuesday morning repairing an area on Wood Street near the Community Center, where a waterline leak had been worked on last week. The crew

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    NEWS office holiday hours

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    The Clinton County News office will be closed Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1 for the Labor Day holiday and will re-open on Tuesday, September 2 at 8 a.m.

    IDA has short regular meeting

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    The Clinton County Industrial Development Authority held a brief regular meeting Thursday, August 14 at the IDA-Welcome Center with all seven members, as well as legal counsel Terran Helm and former IDA Chairman Rick Mercader, on hand for the less than half-hour session.

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    Relay for Life 2015 getting an early organizing effort

    Posted August 20, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Albany and Clinton County is a small, close-knit community, but also one that tends to have a higher cancer rate than most populations of its size. Almost everyone in the county is touched, either directly or indirectly, by the disease that causes several deaths locally each

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    Non-partisan races total 14 hopefuls

    Posted August 20, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Filing for some non-partisan races in the city and some precincts within two board of education boundaries came to a close at the end of the work day last Tuesday, August 14.

    When all was said and done, only 14 total candidates

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    It’s fall – play ball!

    Posted August 20, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    The start of every new school year is always an exciting time for a small community like ours – the thoughts of new classes, new friends and new experiences.

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    Buses back on the road . . .

    Posted August 13, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Morning traffic was busier this week than it had been for awhile, with the start of the 2014-15 school year. Local drivers are reminded to be aware of the school traffic, including the presence of school buses

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    Dawgs drop first game against Pickett

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    The Clinton County Bulldogs opened its season last Friday night at neighboring Pickett County, Tennessee. The Bulldogs scored the first points of the game with a touchdown midway through the first quarter, but a failed attempt on the extra point saw Clinton County with

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    Lady Soccer Dawgs drop home match

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Above, Bianca Soma cleared the ball during the first half of last Tuesday’s season opener against Hart County. Below, Shyanne McWhorter controlled the ball and advanced it down the field. Clinton County lost the game, 9-1. The Lady Soccer Dawgs are 0-3 on the

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Gridiron season off and running

    I didn’t make the trip over to Pickett County Friday night but from what I was told by our football reporter – Brett Gibson – , our Bulldogs got off to a

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    That time of year. Hazy, hot and humid, woolen blanket cast over the Bluegrass State this week.

    Gardens gone to weed, corn browning higher up the stalk, and cadence of base drums from a high school marching band practice over the hill.

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted August 20, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Gridiron season starts this Friday – just across the line

    Bulldog fans should enjoy the special treat in store this weekend, with the start of the 2014 football season Friday night, August 22.

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted August 20, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Calm before the (football) storm.

    Timing. Army field officers, director at the local funeral parlor, sundry real estate and insurance agents aside, few careerists understand the precise value of timing better than a ball coach.

    In Lexington last

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted August 13, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Gridiron action kicks off this Saturday with Meet the Bulldogs

    Football fans have been waiting for months now for the start of the new season and their wait is nearly over – this Saturday night you will

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted August 13, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Kentucky’s all-star basketball team is in the sunny Bahamas this week letting Mark Stoops and his football team some alone time.

    From Planet Hoops Caribbean, a few observations.

    √ For this team, break out the uptown adjectives. The

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    County Clerk office hours

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Clinton County Court Clerk Shelia Booher has announced her office will be closed Saturday, August 30 and Monday, September 1 for the Labor Day holiday. The office will re-open Tuesday, September 2.


    Happy Anniversary

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Happy Anniversary Aug. 26th to my soulmate… Love always,



    Watermelon grown by youth

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Jase Sohm grew this 35-pound Jubilee watermelon on his Papa Web’s farm on Churntop Ridge.

    Healthy Notes …

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    What is Osteoporosis?

    Source: Source: National Osteoporosis Foundation

    Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It happens when you lose too

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    Things to do …

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Clinton Retired Teachers sponsoring School Supply Drive for Albany Elementary students

    The Clinton County Retired Teachers, in conjuction with KRTA and AARP-Ky, are sponsoring a School Supply Drive. Albany Elementary School

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    NEWS Travels to Muncie

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    The Clinton County News traveled to Muncie, Indiana with Bobby and Gwen Williams to visit family and granddaughters, Brittney and Hayley.

    GNT Gala Dinner to be a lovely fall event

    Posted August 27, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Outdoor dining with a gourmet menu, live entertainment with beautiful music, and a romantic evening with twinkling lights—all add up to a perfectly wonderful event for everyone attending “Falling in Love”, the Annual Gala Fundraiser Dinner at the home of Kay Elder,

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    Lees to celebrate 50th anniversary

    Posted August 20, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    The children and grandchildren of Bobby and Linda Faye Lee would like to invite everyone to come and celebrate their 50th anniversary on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the RECC building on Hwy. 90 from 2 to

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