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Clinton native Jeff Hoover sworn in as Speaker of the House as Republicans control both chambers

Posted January 11, 2017 at 10:08 am

During the swearing-in ceremony last week, Circuit Judge David Williams administered the oath of office and Hoover’s wife, Karyn, held the Bible used during the ceremony.

Kentucky State Representative Jeff Hoover, (R-Jamestown), an Albany native, was sworn in as Kentucky Speaker of the House during the first day of the 2017 Regular Session in Frankfort, Kentucky. Speaker Hoover represents the first Republican to serve in the role of Kentucky House Speaker since 1921, nearly 100 years.

Hoover was born in Albany, Kentucky before his parents, Welby and Mae Hoover, moved to adjoining Russell County, where Hoover now lives and has a law practice as well as owns a radio station. He is the brother and brother-in-law of

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    Booher clarifies wet/dry vote process

    Posted January 11, 2017 at 10:08 am

    With a little confusion and questions about the voting process pertaining to the upcoming special election in less than two weeks on whether or not to keep Clinton County a dry territory or go “wet” allowing the sale of alcohol in the county, Clinton County Clerk

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    Oh snow, here we go . . .

    Posted January 11, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Just a couple of weeks after the official arrival of the winter season (December 21), residents had their first brush with a snowfall that covered roads Thursday night and Friday morning with a thin layer of ice

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    City council holds brief meeting

    Posted January 11, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Albany City Council held a short first of the year regular meeting last Tuesday, January 3 with all council members present, but again in the absence of Mayor Nicky Smith, who is continuing to recover from recent heart surgery.

    The council welcomed

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    Hoover certainly ‘makes a statement’

    Posted January 11, 2017 at 10:04 am

    By Al Cross

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Soon after Republicans won control of the state House in the November 8 election, I told the man who would thus be speaker that I’d never heard anyone say anything

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    Wet-dry machine absentee voting starts this Friday

    Posted January 4, 2017 at 10:06 am

    The local special election for residents to decide on whether or not to allow the sale of alcohol in Clinton County is heating up between the “wet” forces, or proponents of the measure and a full-scale campaign of “dry” forces who are running a total campaign

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    Christmas At Home serves help to 245 homes

    Posted January 4, 2017 at 10:05 am

    The final numbers are now in and it appears that one of the signature events to assist people in need, the 13th “Christmas at Home” food and toy drive was once again a tremendous success.

    Although not a record setting year, with

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    Yes or No . . . voters will choose January 24

    Posted December 28, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Several proponents of a “No” vote were about holding signs on Friday, December 23, in regards of the upcoming election scheduled for January 24, 2017. The vote will decide if Albany and Clinton County will be able

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    Students will once again use Cyber Days if needed

    Posted December 28, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    The Clinton County School District will once again be using non-traditional, or “cyber” school days, when and if needed, beginning during the second semester in 2017.

    The Cyber Days, which allows students to complete course assignments from home–either via computer or work

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    Pre-school classes will expand to full-day in January

    Posted December 28, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Thanks to initiatives by the Clinton County school district and a state grant catering to early childhood education in Kentucky, at least 30 local youngsters will obtain the benefit of more early education by doubling the amount of time they spend in a preschool classroom setting.

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    Wet/dry election updates announced by County Clerk

    Posted December 21, 2016 at 10:30 am

    The local option election allowing Clinton residents to decide on whether or not to legalize the sale of alcohol here is now just a month away and County Court Clerk Sheila Booher is reminding anyone who wishes to vote in that election of the deadline requirements.

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    Dry proponents hold ‘informational meeting’ Monday

    Posted December 21, 2016 at 10:29 am

    The local attempt to defeat a vote that would make the sale of alcohol legal in Albany and Clinton County is well underway,and involved what was billed as an “informational meeting” on the wet/dry issue held Monday night, December 19.

    An estimated

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    York, Stearns indicted on attempted murder

    Posted December 21, 2016 at 10:29 am

    A pair of Clinton County residents charged in the brutal assault of an elderly Clinton County man last month have been indicted on multiple charges, including attempted murder, in connection with that incident.

    The Clinton County Grand Jury, meeting on the first

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    Tempers flair but Dawgs win out

    Posted January 11, 2017 at 9:57 am

    The Clinton County Bulldogs only played one game last week due to the postponement of Friday night’s game against Metcalfe County due to weather conditions.

    Tuesday night,

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    Lady Dawgs pick up win

    Posted January 11, 2017 at 9:56 am

    The Clinton County Lady Dawgs finished the week with a 1-1 record, with Friday night’s game against Metcalfe County being postponed due to weather.

    On Tuesday, Clinton

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted January 11, 2017 at 9:55 am

    A little unfortunate, but it’s a game that needs to stay

    Last Tuesday’s gathering in The Castle between fans of cross-state rivals Clinton County and Pickett County was good for both programs, and both communities.

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    Dawgs finish 1-2 at Brownsville

    Posted January 4, 2017 at 9:51 am

    The Clinton County Bulldogs finished last week’s tournament in Brownsville with a 1-2 record, bringing its season record to 10-5 on the year.

    As reported in last week’s edition, Clinton County defeated Barren County by a final

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted January 4, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Back to regular games – at least for a little while

    The holiday season is behind us now (whew!), and we head back to the gym this week for a return to some regular (normal) basketball action.

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    Lady Dawgs grab two wins in tourney

    Posted December 28, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    The Clinton County Lady Dawgs won two of their three games in the Warren East Holiday Hoops Classic at Warren East last week.

    As reported in last week’s edition, Clinton County lost its first game to University

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted December 28, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Congrats to the Dawgs!

    For the second straight year, congrats go out to our Bulldogs on capturing the championship of our Twin Lakes Holiday Classic.

    Going through the games last

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    Dawgs pick up three wins last week

    Posted December 21, 2016 at 10:15 am

    The Clinton County Bulldogs picked up three wins this week, two of which were district wins and at this point in the schedule, are ranked number one in district play. The Dawgs also won

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted December 21, 2016 at 10:13 am

    16th District taking shape

    As I noted last week, the first round of play against 16th District opponents is behind our Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs as of last week and already things are shaping up in the

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    Library Notes

    Posted January 11, 2017 at 10:02 am

    by Gayla Duvall

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

    Best Sellers: Cross the Line by James Patterson; Turbo Twenty-Three

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    Exetension Notes …

    Posted January 11, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Plenty of meetings in store for winter education opportunities

    Tobacco production and GAP training

    The Clinton and Cumberland County Extension Office is partnering to host a Tobacco production meeting

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    Legislative Update

    Posted January 11, 2017 at 9:52 am

    After the oath, it was right down to business in Frankfort

    The Kentucky General Assembly convened this past week to conduct its business during the 2017 Regular Session. Gathering for the first time since the elections of this past

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    SBA Disaster Loans available in Clinton County

    Posted January 4, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in agriculture and private non-profit organizations in several Kentucky counties as a result of the drought that began October 4, 2016.

    Clinton County is among the

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    Norris takes oath as newest school board member

    Posted December 28, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Gary Norris, left, is shown just after taking the oath of office last week in the Clinton County Courthouse, administered by Clinton County Circuit Clerk Jake Staton. Norris will become the newest member of the Clinton County Board of

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