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Clinton primary vote announced

Posted July 2, 2020 at 8:27 am

In a primary election that has been anything but normal, local voters put out no real surprises in making their choices last week in the June 23 primary elections.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic caused havoc with this year’s Kentucky primary election, which was scheduled to be held in May 26, but was rescheduled for June 23.

In addition, state officials entered into an agreement to allow all voters to vote by means of a mailed paper ballot. Voters were also allowed to vote early or on election day by traditional means on an election machine that was set up inside the Clinton County Courthouse.

No traditional election day voting at the county’s precinct voting houses was

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    New current case in Clinton County; District has 69 cases

    Posted July 2, 2020 at 8:26 am

    After nearly a month of having no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Clinton County, a confirmed case was announced by the Clinton County EMS Saturday, and was included in Saturday afternoon’s daily release of statistics by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department.

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    City council hears first budget reading

    Posted July 2, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Albany City Council was presented first reading of the proposed 2020-21 fiscal year budget of just under $3.9 million during a special call meeting last Thursday morning, June 25, at city hall. Five of six council members were on hand.

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    County adopts budget

    Posted July 2, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Clinton County Fiscal Court, meeting in special session last Thursday afternoon, June 25, with five of six magistrates present, approved second and final reading of the 2020-21 county budget of just under $5.1 million.

    The budget, which

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    Smitty’s headed for auction block

    Posted July 2, 2020 at 8:23 am

    Auction signs went up last week on the iconic Smitty’s Drive-In property in south Albany. The auction, set for Saturday, July 18, will also include the adjacent James G. and Shelva Smith home, other adjoining property and personal

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    Primary election was a strange one

    Posted June 23, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    As the final voting in the unusual 2020 primary season is winding down, the number of actual votes cast prior to next week, when the final vote tallies will be announced, remain steady among Clinton County voters, according to

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    VFW serves 600 meals locally

    Posted June 10, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1096 partnered with Tyson Foods and donated 600 meals during Memorial Day weekend. “Tyson wanted to do something to help during this time and asked us

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    No current cases in Clinton County; District cases hit 50

    Posted June 23, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    With businesses in Albany, Clinton County and across the state and nation re-opening after being forced to close in an effort to combat the Coronavirus pandemic, Kentucky and the Lake Cumberland region are beginning to experience a noticeable up-tick in positive cases.

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    Group seeks, is granted July 11 protest permit

    Posted June 23, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    The most recent talk of the town–and county- has been the apparent planned “protest” in Albany that is reportedly going to take place on Saturday, July 11.

    City Clerk/Treasurer Melissa Smith did confirm on Monday of this

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    Fiscal court has varied agenda during meeting

    Posted June 23, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held its regular monthly meeting last Thursday, June 18, in the 2nd Floor courtroom of the courthouse with all members present.

    After acknowledging receipt of the treasurer’s report, the court, on separate motions

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    Practical Nursing program coming to Clinton Center

    Posted June 23, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Students attending Somerset Community College’s Clinton Center will have a new program option this fall—Practical Nursing.

    The Kentucky Board of Nursing recently approved the expansion of the program to the center and classes are scheduled to begin

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    Chamber fireworks will go boom!

    Posted June 16, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    The Clinton County/Albany Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual 4th of July Fireworks show this year despite the current shape of the country with the pandemic.

    This year’s show will be held on Saturday, July

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    No current cases in Clinton County; District cases are up

    Posted June 16, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    COVID-19 cases continued to show a slight upward trend across Kentucky, as well as the 10 county Lake Cumberland District Health Department area during the past week, although officials are refraining from using the term “spike” when referring to the rising number of cases.

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    School board discusses opening guidelines

    Posted June 16, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    What the situation may look like when most schools across Kentucky “reopen” later this summer is still far from being known, as things are fluid and changing weekly.

    However, local school officials, including Clinton County Schools Superintendent

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 1, 2020 at 8:01 am

    The big tourism holiday is here, and we need to be aware… and careful… and courteous

    Here we are in the second full week of summer 2020, and while it may seem time is standing still sometimes

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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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    All District teams announced last week

    Posted May 29, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Both the Clinton County Bat Dawgs and Lady Bat Dawgs were defeated in the opening rounds of the district tournament last week, but had several members announced to the All District Tournament Teams.

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    Gregory on Webb School honor roll

    Posted July 2, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Dalton Gregory, a 12th grader, the son of Frank and Kathleen Gregory, of Albany, has been named to the A and B honor roll at The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee, for the fourth quarter of the 2019-2020 school year.

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    Tornado sirens to be tested July 1

    Posted June 23, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    Albany and Clinton County residents should be aware that there are plans to run a test of the outdoor warning system, also referred to as the tornado sirens.

    The test will be performed on Wednesday, July 1,

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    Library Notes …

    Posted June 16, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    What’s new at the Clinton County Public Library?

    www.clintoncountypubliclibrary.org

    Hideaway by Nora Roberts

    Fair Warning

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    Hospice of Lake Cumbeland opens Albany office

    Posted June 9, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Hospice of Lake Cumberland is announcing the opening of an extension office in Albany, Kentucky, (Clinton County). The office will make it easy for people in Clinton County to stop by with questions or to enter themselves or a loved-one into hospice or palliative

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    Legislative Update …

    Posted June 9, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    Challenges with COVID-19 and school this fall

    A legislative panel was briefed this week on the challenges COVID-19 poses to reopening public schools across the state.

    On Tuesday, the

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    Extension Notes …

    Posted June 9, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Create healthy eating

    envronments for children

    Source: Courtney Luecking

    and Sandra Bastin, extension specialists in food and nutrition and the American Heart

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    York, Rigney graduate EKU

    Posted July 18, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Joshua Shane York, a chemistry major from Albany, has graduated from Eastern Kentucky University after the 2018 spring semester.

    Rachel Ann Rigney, a general studies major from Albany, has also graduated from Eastern Kentucky University after the 2018

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