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Planning for healthier opportunities

Posted July 28, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Several community leaders from a very diverse group of backgrounds and fields, joined a team of visitors from the University of Kentucky and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta last week at the University of Kentucky Extension Service facility.

The purpose of the joint meeting was to share insights and ideas that will be used in formulating plans for a grant that Clinton County will be receiving through the local Extension Office efforts.

That grant will be part of a $1.8 million program that will be shared by six counties to tackle health issues that adversely affect the local population, including obesity and chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

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    ‘World’s Longest Yard Sale’ begins next week

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Shoppers, travelers, antique dealers and bargain hunters, get ready! The World’s Longest Yard Sale is set to kick off through multiple states from north to south next week as the U.S. 127 Outdoor Corridor Yard Sale officially kicks off Thursday, August 6 with a four day

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    EMS, jail employees will see pay raise in August

    Posted July 22, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court met in regular session last Thursday, July 16 with all members present. About half the meeting dealt with the Veterans Administration assistance officer position which can be found in a separate article in this week’s issue. The court did carry through with

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    VA Officer shown public support

    Posted July 22, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held its regular monthly meeting last Thursday evening, July 16 before a packed house in the upstairs courtroom of the courthouse, with about half of those in attendance having, at one time or another, worn a uniform representing the United States military.

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    School board has busy meeting

    Posted July 22, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    The Clinton County Board of Education, meeting in regular session Monday evening, had a full agenda, including three presentations and a closed session on litigation, to name a few. Four of five members were present for the almost two-hour meeting.

    The board

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    Clinton jobless rate drops

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Unemployment numbers in Clinton County dropped again last month from the previous month, hitting 5.8 percent for the month of June, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

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    Phone scams resurface in Clinton County area

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Identity theft is among the fastest growing “white collar” type crimes in the United States and nationwide, as more and more people, primarily through the telecommunication industry such as Internet and phone, are losing their identity and lots of money in the process, not to mention

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    Byler trial set for late November

    Posted July 15, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    A new trial date has been scheduled for a co-defendant charged in the alleged 2013 murder of Jimmy Sidwell, Jr.

    During a pretrial conference on June 6 in Clinton Circuit Court, Judge David L. Williams scheduled a trial date of November 16-20

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    Council deals with several issues

    Posted July 15, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Albany City Council held a brief regular meeting last Tuesday evening with all members present and general items of business on the agenda.

    The council first heard an update on ongoing water related projects from Monarch Engineer David Bowles, who noted the

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Kudo’s to Cross

    Word came last week from a proud parent that the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers had added an Albany native, Martin Cross, to it’s coaching lineup for men’s basketball.

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    New (old) catch-phrase to get us ready for college football season?

    To whet one’s appetite, how about, Trap Game?

    Intriguing idea, isn’t it? Internet site Bleacher Report studied schedules of all SEC teams “to isolate the biggest potential

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    TURNOVERS … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 21, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Interesting British Open

    Although not with the dedication that I watched the two previous PGA majors this year, I again found myself watching this past week’s British Open, and from the chatter on sports talk radio, more

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted July 21, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Uncanny the things that have bedeviled football at University of Kentucky since Bear Bryant said “… been good to know ya,” and left for Texas A&M in 1953.

    √ At SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, instead of emphasis on one of

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted July 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Treatise on bullying. Kevin Siple, head football coach at Grant County High School in Williamstown, shared a “something on my heart for many years” point-of-view the other day via the internet.

    An edited excerpt.

    “… (if) football players

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted July 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Kash Daniel flexing his pipes and a commit to Kentucky football on America’s birthday was as star-spangled-banner natural as Roy Hobbs holding a stick called Wonder Boy.

    Paintsville-to-Kentucky, Kid Kash is like native sons Joey Couch going to Flagship U. in the

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    Sports in Kentucky by Bob Watkins

    Posted July 1, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    A pick-up truck swung smartly across two lanes into a service station in Hardin County. Planted firmly in its bed, a huge flag, star-and-bars.

    All the way to Kentucky, tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina touches our lives one way or another. That

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted July 1, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Second of the “big 3” is here – be aware and get outside

    Wow, here we are with the second of the “big 3” tourism holidays upon us already and it doesn’t really seem like summer should

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    Bolen-Armstrong to exchange vows

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Mr. and Mrs. Troy Bolen request the honor of your presence at he marriage of their daughter, Emilee Ranae Bolen to Nicholas Dustin Armstrong, son of the late Barry Armstrong and Ms. Jeanie Bridgeman, on Saturday, the

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    MBC donates car seats

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Employees at Monticello Banking Company donated four car seats to the Family Services Office in Clinton County. In the photo above, Family Services Office Supervisor Mark Gibson is pictured with Monticello Bank employee Leslie Boles and bank President Willard

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    Library Notes

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    by: Gayla Duvall

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

    Best Sellers: Finders Keepers by Stephen King; The Girl on the Train

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    Extension Notes …

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Protect yourself

    from weight-loss health fraud scams

    Source: Nicole Peritore,

    UK extension specialist for family health,

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    Healthy Notes …

    Posted July 28, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    The benefits of

    exercising as a family

    We all know that exercise is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. But did you know taking part in daily fitness

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    Things to do …

    Posted July 21, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Jump Into Summer Linens Fair

    A Jump Into Summer Linens Fair will be Monday, August 3 at Clinton County Hospital dining room from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., sponsored by the Clinton County Hospital Auxiliary. Selling will be

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    Library Notes

    Posted July 21, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    by: Gayla Duvall

    What’s new at the Clinton County Public Library? Visit us on the web: www.clintoncountypubliclibrary.org.

    Best Sellers: Finders Keepers by Stephen King;

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    CCHS class schedule

    Posted July 21, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Clinton County High School students may pick up their class schedules on these dates: 12th grade–Tuesday, July 28; 11th grade–Wednesday, July 29; 10th grade–Thursday, July 30. Incoming freshmen will receive their class schedules at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 4 during Freshman Orientation in the CCHS gymnasium.

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    Robert Mason Montgomery

    Posted July 21, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Chris and Megan Montgomery are proud to announce the birth of their son, Robert Mason Montgomery. Mason was born on May 20, 2015, at 10:38 a.m. at T.J. Samson Community Hospital. He weighed five pounds, 11 ounces and was

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