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Johnson charged with murder, chase ends on Wray Ridge Road

Posted June 13, 2018 at 3:09 pm

A police chase that started in Russell County Friday morning ended in Clinton County after David Johnson, 38, of Albany was arrested at gun point on Wray Ridge Road, just off Kentucky Hwy. 90 and charged with murder.

According to the Kentucky State Police, around 10:14 a.m., units from Post 15 responded to a residence on Kentucky Hwy. 92 in Russell County in reference to a shooting that occurred following a custody dispute.

As authorities arrived on scene, they were notified, the suspect, Johnson, had allegedly left the scene driving a white and blue GMC pickup truck and had taken three juveniles against their will.

Around 10:38 a.m., the vehicle Johnson was allegedly driving was spotted by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department and Johnson was apprehended after a

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    Fair kicks off with host of events

    Posted June 13, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    The Clinton County Fair officially kicked off Saturday with the Coca-Cola Talent show with Chapel Tinius taking first place with a fiddle performance Thomas Oesterreicher taking second with a vocal performance and Isaiah Shelley winning third place.

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    Candidates begin filing

    Posted June 13, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    for school board, city races

    Filing is now underway for non-partisan races in Albany and Clinton County, including mayor, city council and seats on the Clinton County Board of Education which serve staggered terms.

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    Golden fields of grain . . .

    Posted June 7, 2018 at 10:52 am

    A break from the long stretch of wet weather has farming activity in Clinton County in full swing this week, as hay cutting and baling can be seen taking place throughout the county. Farmers were thrown behind schedule

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    Time for 2018 Fair fun is here

    Posted June 7, 2018 at 10:52 am

    The 2018 Clinton County Fair is already here again, with early events off the full-week long of activities beginning this weekend at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Albany.

    The fair will officially begin on Saturday, June 9 with

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    Security concerns at park result in gate hour changes

    Posted June 7, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Beginning next month, some “nighttime” visitors to Mountain View Park will see a change, especially for vehicle motorists, as the Clinton County Recreation/Park Board, out of concern for vandalism and security problems, has opted to close the main gate (to motor vehicles only) during

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    Unemployment rates in Kentucky reach new lows

    Posted May 29, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2018 was the lowest recorded mark for the state since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began providing data in 1976, according to a news release affirmed recently.

    The jobless rate

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    Grand jury returns several multi-count indictments

    Posted May 25, 2018 at 9:58 am

    The Clinton County Grand Jury met in regular session Thursday, May 10 and returned several true bills, with the majority of indictments handed down in open Circuit Court containing multiple charges.

    The following indictments were returned by the

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    KSP busts chicken fighting

    Posted May 16, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    operation, 80 citations handed out

    On Saturday, May 12, 2018, Kentucky State Police Trooper Jason Warinner received a complaint in regards to a chicken fighting operation located in Albany, Kentucky.

    The complaint gave details saying

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    Greensburg man accepts plea in Albany high speed chase

    Posted March 7, 2018 at 10:23 am

    A Greensburg, Kentucky man who led law enforcement authorities on a wild chase through the streets of Albany early last November, putting lives in danger and causing damage to vehicle and property, has accepted a plea agreement in Clinton Circuit Court.

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    Fiscal court holds short special meeting

    Posted March 7, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Clinton Fiscal Court held a brief call meeting Monday morning, March 5 with five of six members present and two items of business on the agenda.

    The court first accepted a check in the amount of $17,500

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    Clinton Circuit Court term held

    Posted March 7, 2018 at 10:09 am

    The monthly term of Clinton Circuit Court was held last Thursday, March 1 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over another heavy calendar.

    The following are cases in which some type of final resolution was

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    February term of Clinton Circuit Court

    Posted February 28, 2018 at 10:15 am

    A busy term of Clinton Circuit Court was held on February 8 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over a large caseload.

    The following are cases in which sentencing occurred, agreements were reached, trial dates

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    Fore the Kids

    Posted June 7, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Golf Tournament

    The annual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament to support CCHS boys and girls golf teams, will be Saturday, June 23 at Dale Hollow Lake State Park. It will be four-person

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    All District teams announced last week

    Posted May 29, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Both the Clinton County Bat Dawgs and Lady Bat Dawgs were defeated in the opening rounds of the district tournament last week, but had several members announced to the All District Tournament Teams.

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted May 29, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Summer season arrives – things will get busier out and about for a while

    Although last weekend was the traditional Memorial Day holiday, I’m going to take this week to put out my annual reminder to our local

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted May 25, 2018 at 10:00 am

    School’s out, but not for as long as you think

    Not trying to be a Debbie Downer here or anything, but it seems the modern schedule of school session vs. summer vacation is a fastly changing calendar that

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    Boils signs archery scholarship

    Posted May 25, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Jase Boils recently signed a scholarship for archery to the University of Cumberlands where he will continue his education while shooting for the school. Boils is the son of Phillip and Joanna Boils. Also pictured, back row from

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted May 16, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Congrats to our graduates – and their families

    This is the week that always results in families across the county reminiscing about the past 12 years or so and what it has meant in the lives of their

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Posted May 9, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Back on track with Derby picks

    That certainly was one of the ugliest Kentucky Derby’s I can remember, and has already been certified as the wettest Derby run ever.

    Still, it was

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    Wallen graduates KY DOCJT

    Posted June 7, 2018 at 11:03 am

    On May 10, 2018, John Wallen, a WKU alumni with a major in sociology and minor in criminology and history, graduated from the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond, Kentucky. He received several certificates including

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    Beaty visits Korean War Memorial

    Posted June 7, 2018 at 11:03 am

    G.E. Beaty shown at the Korean War Memorial on May 26 is the third Clinton County Veteran to be selected for the all expenses paid Honor Flight Kentucky trip to Washington, D.C. Paul Hunley and the late

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    Schofields win gospel duet award

    Posted June 7, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Local gospel music and evangelic ministry duo, Danny and Phyllis Schofield, Jamestown, Tennessee, took home Christian Voice Magazine Southern Gospel Favorite 2018 Duet of the Year, held May 14-18, 2018 at

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    Clinton students named to WKU Spring 2018 honors list

    Posted June 7, 2018 at 10:58 am

    The following Western Kentucky University students from the Clinton County area were named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the spring 2018 semester.

    Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named

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    Operation Gratitude poster contest winners

    Posted June 7, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Although the Operation Gratitude program was postponed recently due to a combination of conflicts, organizer Christy Nuetzman Guffey has told the Clinton County News that the postcontest connected to the event was in fact completed.

    The winning poster

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