Taya Cook and Amber Allen were selected to the Top 15 at the Kentucky County State Fair Pageant this past weekend out of 80 contestants.

Posted January 24, 2018 at 9:55 am

Cook repersented Metcalfe County and Allen repersented Clinton County in the pageant.

    Harmon releases audit of Clinton County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement

    State Auditor Mike Harmon has released the audit of the sheriff’s settlement–2016 taxes for Clinton County Sheriff Jim Guffey. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year; one reporting on the audit for the sheriff’s tax account, and the other reporting on the audit for the fee account to operate the office.

    Auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether

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    Whooping cough outbreak in neighboring Cumberland County

    Submitted by

    Dr. Christine Weyman

    Medical Director for

    Lake Cumberland District Health Department

    Cumberland County has experienced a whooping cough (Pertussis) outbreak. It is possible that other communities in the Lake Cumberland area may also see cases. Pertussis is a respiratory infection that is easily spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing.

    Initially the symptoms are

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    Gabriel Moon graduates Air Force basic training

    U.S. Air Force Airman Gabriel J. Moon graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    Moon is the son of Honey and James Moon of Byrdstown, Tennessee and is a 2016 graduate of Pickett County High School.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

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    Extension Notes …

    Save on winter heating costs

    Source: Alex Elswick,

    Extension Associate for Family Resource Management

    With the winter we have had thusfar, chances are you’ve seen at least one or two high heating bills. While home heating costs can put a strain on your wallet during the winter, you can do certain things to save money on these expenses while still keeping your home warm.

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    Coaches vs. Cancer …

    During the past five years, the Clinton County Cheerleaders have helped to promote cancer prevention, awareness as well as the programs and services of the American Cancer Society through Pink Out events at both the middle and high school levels. During this tiem, a total of $11,031.86 has been raised. This is more than other surrounding schools or colleges. The American Cancer Society honored the C.C.H.S. Cheerleaders, Superintendent Charlotte Nasief, and all Clinton County coaches with a banner to commemorate that honor on Thursday night during the boys’ varsity

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    Warinner graduates from EKU

    Joshua R. Warinner, son of Johnny and Betty Warinner, graduated on Friday, December 15, 2017 from Eastern Kentucky University. A 2013 graduate of Clinton County High School, Warinner graduated from the college of Justice and Safety with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and an Associate of Arts in Social Studies. While attending EKU he also obtained his EMT-B certification. Josh graduated with full honors, ranking Summa Cum Laude, with a grade point average of 4.0 while attending EKU.

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    An Addict's Corner …

    You know, I get a lot of flak from folks telling me that I shouldn’t bust people’s chops. Like when I say you shouldn’t go along and just pet the using addict. Or the active addict is going to take advantage of you in every way they can find. Or when I get on a streak about how addicts in their active addiction will always put feeding their addiction above their own children or their own family. Or the fact that I say you gotta love the addict but, you gotta love yourself enough to stop

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    Legislative Update …

    Budget, pension reform aren’t all the issues General Assembly will address

    The first week of the 2018 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is in the books, and pension reform is still a major priority for all of us in Frankfort. Along with passing a two-year budget and two-year road fund, pension reform must occur in order to put Kentucky’s poorly-funded pension systems on the right path to solvency. We have listened to feedback from our constituents and believe we are close to having another

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