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Several attend swearing-in of new county clerk

Posted December 19, 2018 at 9:14 am

Several family members and friends were on hand last week to witness the swearing in of newly elected County Clerk Nathan Collins. Serving as Clerk following the unexpected death this fall of Clinton County Clerk Shelia Booher, Collins, a long-time deputy clerk, filed as a write-in candidate and won the office in the November 6 general election on the Republican ticket, to face Democrat nominee Dan Thomas.

Some of those attending last week’s swearing in ceremony are shown in the photo above, left to right: Rachel McFall (fiancé of Clerk, Nathan Collins), Nathan Collins, Clinton County Clerk, Lilly Hardin (niece of clerk), Circuit Judge David L. Williams, Hollie Stone (aunt of clerk), Charlotte Collins (mother of clerk), Cathy Hardin (aunt of clerk), Hayden Hardin (nephew of clerk), Ricky Collins (father

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    Albany Elementary Computer Lab receives People’s Fund grant

    South Kentucky RECC has awarded People Fund grants to nine, worthy community organizations, including the Albany Elementary School Computer Lab.. The People Fund was started in 2004 at the request of members who wanted to financially help meet community needs not met by other agencies or resources.

    In the photo above, South Kentucky RECC Service Center Representative Rachel Claborn presents a People Fund grant to Eric Mercer, Albany Elementary School Practical Living and Vocational Studies teacher,

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    Upchurch receives award

    Congratulations to Carly Paige Upchurch, daughter of Pattie and Adam Upchurch, for being a recipient of the National Society of Collegiate Schools, otherwise known as the NSCS new member award. She received this honor through Western Kentucky University.

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    Loving the News Grinch

    Several have commented to us about enjoying seeing our Grinch window display window this year.

    Although Mr. Grinch has been a part of our Christmas decorations for several years, the addition of night-time lights has made him especially more noticable and created more fans this Christmas season.

    Two of those fans sent us photos last week. In the top photo, Clinton County Attorney Michael “Santa” Rains made a stop in his U.K.

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    Relay for Life raises money for upcoming year

    Above, Clinton County Cheerleaders took buckets around the crowd of Friday night’s Bulldogs game against Russell County to raise money for Relay for Life. Below, several survivors were on hand to be recognized during halftime of last week’s game. The Relay for Life also held a silent auction in the lobby of the gym. In total, the Relay for Life raised $652.16 on the night.

    Albany Police Department activity report

    Albany Police Department has released its activity report for the month of November 2018. During the month, 24 citations were issued for 23 violations.

    Citations issued for the month were as follows: persistent felony offender, two. There was one citation each for the following: violation of an EPO; receiving stolen property; operating motor vehicle on a suspended license; expired license plates; no insurance; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; DUI; fleeing and evading; alcohol intoxication; tampering with physical evidence; possession of a controlled substance; no license

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    Brennan England represents Clinton County Farm Bureau with showcase performance

    On November 30, 2018 Brennan England participated in the Kentucky Farm Bureau Variety Showcase held during the organization’s 99th Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.

    Having won the District 7 Farm Bureau Variety Contest in Russell Springs earlier in November, Brennan moved on to represent Clinton County as the District 7 participant in the Showcase.

    He performed a guitar and voice solo of Jamie Johnson’s “In Color.” Clinton County Farm Bureau is proud of Brennan

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    Highway teams are first and second at December quiz

    The Highway Nazarene Church Teen Bible Quiz Teams traveled to Columbia, Kentucky to compete in the fourth Kentucky District Teen Bible Quiz of the 2018-2019 season on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Two teams from Highway Nazarene Church competed in the round robin tournament with seven other teams.

    The Highway Hippies team earned first place in the novice division and first place overall in the tournament, with only one loss on the day. Highway Hippies is comprised of Kane Cross, Saylor

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    Emma McClellan presented with framed magazine cover to commemorate her Washington D.C. trip

    South Kentucky RECC Manager of Marketing and Member Services Alan Coffey recently presented Clinton County High School Kentucky Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour student Emma McClellan with a framed cover of Kentucky Living magazine on which she appeared. The September, 2018, issue featured the 15 students that South Kentucky RECC took on the all-expense paid, one week trip to Washington, D. C. this past summer.

    If your student is a high school junior this year, they can apply for the

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