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Youth programs alumni and business owner Lamon Hubbs credits The Center for Rural Development for helping develop his entrepreneurial skills

Posted November 4, 2020 at 9:41 am

Business owner and entrepreneur Lamon Tyler Hubbs, a Clinton County native who currently resides in neighboring Wayne County, says The Center for Rural Development’s youth leadership programs helped mold his life and career.

Hubbs attended all three of The Center’s youth programs—Rogers Explorers, Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI), and Rogers Scholars—when he was a middle and high school student in Clinton County.

He credits each of these programs for being a stepping stone toward building a pathway of success as a community leader, business owner, and entrepreneur.

“The Rogers Explorers program sparked my interest and ability in communicating with others outside of the place where I grew up. The ELI program helped me to foster my love of

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    CCMS honored for program implementation

    Green River Regional Educational Co-Op (GRREC) recently honored schools for implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)—an evidence-based, proactive approach to teaching and reinforcing behavioral expectations.

    For the 2019-2020 school year, three schools in the Clinton County School District received recognition for outstanding efforts in implementing PBIS. Silver Recognition went to Albany Elementary School and Clinton County Early Childhood Center and Gold Recognition (the highest possible) went to Clinton County Middle School.

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    Remembering Willie Granville Pierce

    By David Cross

    The name Willie Granville Pierce doesn’t mean much to the vast majority of Clinton County, particularly if you’re less than 70 years of age. But his passing recently at age 93 in Louisville, merits more than a mere mention in the local obituary column.

    I knew very few people who loved Clinton County as much as Granville Pierce did. He loved it so much he moved back home at least three times over the years, and

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    Retired Teachers week in Clinton County

    Clinton County Judge/Executive Ricky Craig, front right, signed a proclamation declaring October 19-23, 2020 as “Clinton County Retired Teachers Appreciation Week.”

    Craig said all of Clinton County was “thankful for the work all the retired teachers dedicated to our community and the work they continue to do even in retirement.”

    Attending the proclamation signing ceremony was Ray Marcum, a Clinton County Magistrate (District 2) and a member of the Clinton County

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    VFW essay contest

    Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars holds an essay contest. One for high school age (The Voice of Democracy) and one for middle school age (The Patriot’s Pen.)

    Both essays are due by October 31, and we want to see your literary skills!

    The Voice of Democracy essay needs to be written on the topic “Is this the Country the Founders Envisioned?” The top prize for this essay is $30,000!

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    Halloween ideas for this year

    Source: David Weisenhorn, senior extension specialist for parent and child adolescence education

    Due to COVID-19, Halloween might seem very different this year, but you can still make it fun for your ghouls and goblins. Here are some ideas for safe trick-or-treating and ways to celebrate the holiday at home.

    Door-to-door trick-or-treating is possible if you take proper precautions. Trick-or-treaters and their parents should wear masks and

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    Ways to prevent prussic acid poisoning in livestock

    Source: Chris Teutsch, UK forage extension specialist

    Each fall, prussic acid poisoning is a real concern for Kentucky livestock producers, especially those who grow and graze their animals on sorghum-based forages like forage sorghum, sorghum-sudangrass, sudangrass and johnsongrass. By taking proper precautions, you can prevent prussic acid poisoning in your animals.

    Prussic acid poisoning occurs when livestock graze sorghum-based pastures shortly after the

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    Riddle named ‘Hero of the Week’ with 194th Military Police

    Sgt. Justin Riddle of Albany, pictured above left, was recently honored for his efforts with his U.S. Army unit 194th while being stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. During a recent watch in early October, Riddle and another base soldier, Sgt. Barnett, were credited with physically stopping a Private First Class from committing suicide.

    The private ran to the top floor of a base parking garage and attempted to climb the rails. Barnett followed the private and also called the Military Police, as

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    Justin Slone Day at Clinton County Middle School

    Clinton County Middle School celebrated Justin Slone with a day in his honor last week.

    Slone was recently named a local hero after he quickly went into action after his dad, Scott Slone, suffered a heart attack while on a trip in the Nashville area.

    Justin performed CPR on his dad until an EMT crew arrived. The emergency officials and the medical crew at the Nashville hospital where Scott was treated, agreed that Justin’s

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    Evan Dearborn of Albany, KY,

    enrolls at University of Kentucky

    The University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences welcomes its new class for the Fall 2020 semester.

    Evan Dearborn of Albany, Kentucky, is one of 1,593 incoming freshmen in UK’s College of Arts & Sciences. Evan’s academic major is Psychology.

    Evan is a 2020 graduate of Clinton County High School and is the son of Ken and Stacy Dearborn of Albany, Kentucky.

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