School board opts to not put Nickel Tax issue on the ballot. . . for now

Posted August 21, 2019 at 1:45 pm

The much discussed and somewhat controversial Nickel Tax which would have been used to gain matching state funds to construct a new Clinton County High School, will not be put to the voters this year as originally expected.

The board earlier this year voted to adopt the additional five cents per $100 assessed value tax, which was subject to a recall vote.

During a state required public hearing on the matter held after the tax issue was passed, no one from the public attended to comment either for or against the tax.

However, in June a petition committee filed an affidavit with the county clerk’s office and began a petition drive opposing the tax. They needed 452 signatures of registered voters to have

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    Play ball

    Posted August 21, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    (and run some too)

    Fall sports preview

    included this week

    Whether you are a fan of

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    Fiscal court deals with tax rates, IRS debt last week

    Posted August 21, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court had a busier than usual regular meeting last Thursday, August 15 with all members present. The session lasted an hour-and-a-half, which included a 35-minute closed session.

    Tax rates, personnel, back payments to the

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    School board meets Monday

    Posted August 21, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Clinton County Board of Education held a busy regular meeting Monday with all members present, including Leslie Stockton being there via teleconference from out of town.

    The meeting was opened by words of inspiration and prayer by

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    Raid at Albany motel nets two drug arrests

    Posted July 24, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    After months and months of investigations, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department executed two search warrants on Friday, July 19, that led to the arrests of David Lane Stockton, 54, of Albany and Christy Renee Chrisley, 35 of Albany.

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    IDA approves one, tables another, loan request

    Posted August 21, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    The Clinton County Industrial Development Authority held another special call meeting last Thursday morning, August 15 with five of seven members present and continued on its path of considering loan assistance to local businesses.

    After the meeting

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    Water leaks continue to plague water department

    Posted August 15, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Water related issues, including low water pressure in some areas of the county and water line breaks and leaks in several locations continue to plague the City of Albany and is somewhat frustrating to both city officials and water department staff.

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    IDA makes another business loan

    Posted August 7, 2019 at 8:22 am

    The Clinton County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) held a special call meeting last Friday morning, August 2 with just enough members (four) present to make a quorum.

    The recently revamped board wound up assisting a perspective loan

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    Two vehicle collision results in two fatalities

    Posted August 7, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Trooper Jason Warinner is investigating a two vehicle fatal collision that occurred on Sunday, August 4, afternoon at approximately 1:22 PM CST, four miles west of Burkesville on HWY 90.

    Preliminary investigations indicate that 41 year old

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted August 21, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Fall Sports Preview is in your hands

    You will notice that this week’s Clinton County News is thicker than usual, and of course you will find included the reason, this week’s issue contains our annual look at

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 18, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Local sports news is still ‘summer thin’ but golf fans have a special opportunity this weekend

    Local sports activities are still pretty thin as far as reporting activities goes, as we are still into the dog days of

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 11, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    It’s still summer – organized sports are few

    While there are a few traveling baseball and softball teams on the move here and there with Clinton County ties, for the most part, it’s still summer and organized sporting

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 5, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    ‘Fore the Kids’ another success

    From all indications, the annual “Fore the Kids” benefit golf tournament was another success, both in terms of competition as well as in the fundraising category as well.

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 27, 2018 at 8:17 am

    KHSAA dead period – gives everyone a little break

    It almost seems these days that high school sports is a 52 week long activity in some form or another, given all of the summer camps that go on

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted June 20, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Jackson’s uniform will change from blue to red in 2019

    You read in this space last week that following his performances during the week at the Western Kentucky University team camp, head

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    Fore the Kids

    Posted June 7, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Golf Tournament

    The annual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament to support CCHS boys and girls golf teams, will be Saturday, June 23 at Dale Hollow Lake State Park. It will be four-person

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    True to his word . . .

    Posted August 21, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    As was reported in last week’s Clinton County News, Virgil Malone said he was going to try and alleviate the rattlesnake population in the Cartwright Community of Clinton County and help out the residents of that area by

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    Albany girl wins national Toddler Miss USA title

    Posted August 15, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Evie-Lee Guthrie, age 2, of Albany, was crowned Toddler Miss U.S. 2019 on July 27 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Evie-Lee is the daughter of Justin and Lessica Guthrie and granddaughter of David and Jona Guffey and Dewayne and Janet

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    Kasey Wade earns scholarship

    Posted August 15, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Kacey Wade was selected in June of 2019 from more than 1,000 applicants to receive a University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship. The Foundation provides funding for aftermarket educational programs, research, and scholarships.

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    Library Notes …

    Posted August 15, 2019 at 7:23 am

    What’s new at the Clinton County Public Library?

    One Good Deed by David Baldacci

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    Tri-County Animal Shelter receives grant

    Posted August 7, 2019 at 8:19 am

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation awarded the Tri-County Animal Shelter with a $250 grant from the Animal Shelter Assistance program last Wednesday.

    The Animal Shelter Assistance program is in its ninth year and

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