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Early morning fire heavily damages one of Albany’s oldest houses; witnesses report seeing lightning strike

Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:08 pm




Thursday morning of last week, April 3, 2014, a spring storm swept through Clinton County and according to witness accounts, a lightning strike occurred at a home located at 402 Tennessee Rd., just across the street from Super City Mart.

Albany Fire Chief Robert Roeper said witnesses at Super City Mart reported seeing the lightning hit in the vicinity of the home at around 5:30 Thursday morning. At the time of the strike, witnesses said they thought it had struck the trees in the back of the house.

Around 6:34 a.m., Roeper said, the same witnesses reported having seen smoke coming from the residence.

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    Motions heard in two separate murder cases

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Motions were heard and ruled on in two separate local murder cases last week by Clinton Circuit Judge David L. Williams.

    One case involves a defendant who is already serving his sentence after making a plea agreement last year in circuit court

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    Voter registration deadline is April 21

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Now that spring has finally arrived, it seems things are moving at a faster pace and so to is the upcoming primary election, which is now just weeks away. With the May primary drawing closer, there are some dates that some voters and non-registered voters alike

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    Clinton Circuit Court session held

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    A term of Clinton Circuit Court was held last Thursday, April 3 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over several cases.

    The following are cases in which some type of resolutions were made, trial dates set or orders issued:

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    Grand Jury indicts four

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    The Clinton County Grand Jury had another light session last Thursday, handing down four indictments naming three individuals. The following true bills were handed down in open Circuit Court on April 3.

    * The alleged offenses of burglary third degree and assault

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    ‘It was just another day’

    Posted April 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    This metal livestock watering trough was lodged high in this maple tree when the April 3, 1974 tornado moved through the Seventy Six Falls Community. Serving as a monument of sorts to the disaster, the object remained

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    Relay for Life set for April 25

    Posted April 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    On Friday, April 25 from 6 p.m. to Saturday, April 26 around 6 a.m., families and friends are invited to join the Clinton County Relay For Life teams for the annual signature fundraiser to raise money in support of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

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    Albany Fire Department portrait

    Posted April 2, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    fundraiser underway

    With instant access to technology and a staggering economy, many unscrupulous people are always looking for ways to make money at the expense of others, usually in an illegal way called “scamming,” “identify theft” and

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    March Madness – in Kentucky it came to a heartbreaking end

    College hoops came to a screeching halt Monday night, and for the Big Blue Nation, it was a heartbreaking end with our CATS running into

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    Monday night scramble

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    The winners from Monday night’s scramble at 76 Falls Country Club were Cody Dowdy, Sawyer Stalcup, Dallas Starns and Nick Irwin.

    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Tribute time for Kentucky’s basketball team? Yes.

    Winningest college basketball program in America is still Kentucky.

    Nice run, fellas. Last six thunder runs were breath-taking gorgeous, good as it gets. Crowd following to Dallas was confirmation. But for

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted April 2, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    March Madness – in Kentucky it continues into April

    Still enjoying a little roundball action, although my fave level – the high school game – is over, at least for a few months.

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted April 2, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    In context of losing ten times, surviving Kansas State, unbeaten Wichita State, defending NCAA champion Louisville, then Michigan, Kentucky’s unlikely advance to the 2014 Final Four, is reminiscent of …

    “… the Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!” –

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted March 26, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    March Madness – and another champ is crowned

    Four days of roundball action with some of the best young teams in the nation last week in Rupp Arena, produced several really nice high school basketball games, a

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted March 26, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Kentucky and Wichita State “… is like a heavyweight title fight,” a television analyst marveled.

    Stylish too. Spiced by UK’s 54 percent shooting, exquisite decision-making and, for Big Blue Nation, the answer to a question being asked back home last Sunday.

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    McMillon and Hughes to wed

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Tiffany Marie McMillon and Justin Wayne Hughes are to be united in marriage Saturday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Aaron’s Chapel Separate Baptist Church in Albany, Kentucky. The ceremony will be officiated by Bro. Jerry Ridge.

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    Birth …

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Audrielle Kate Groce

    Trent and Kaitlyn Groce are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Audrielle Kate Groce. Audrielle was born on March 6, 2014 at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Her

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    Library Notes

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    by: Gayla Duvall

    What’s new at the Clinton County Public library. www.clintoncountypubliclibrary.org.

    Best Sellers: Missing You by Harlan Coben; The Chase by

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    April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Albany Mayor Nicky Smith and Clinton County/Judge Executive Lyle Huff signed a Child Abse Proclamation on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

    Pictured are: Mayor Nicky Smith, County Judge Lyle Huff, Clinton County Protection and Permanency staff Mark Gibson,

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    Things to do …

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Extension Office to host Targeted Bull

    Selection educational session

    There will be an educational session on Targeted Bull Selection, Friday, April, 18th from 9 am-10am CST at the Clinton County Extension Office. Dr. Darrh Bullock, UK Extension

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    Extension Notes …

    Posted April 9, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    What is grass tetany?

    Source: Michelle Arnold, extension ruminant veterinarian

    Spring in the Bluegrass is a great time of greening and warming, but it’s also a time when livestock producers need to watch out for grass

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    The NEWS travels …

    Posted April 2, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    This week, the Clinton County News took a little trip to Orlando, Fla. with the 2014 Clinton County High School Senior Class. The senior class spent its spring break time on the beaches at Coco Beach and visited Universal Studios and

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