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Foothills Community Church efforts secure shoes, socks, food for Clinton Middle School students

Posted May 15, 2019 at 12:07 pm

Last Wednesday, every student at Clinton County Middle School was presented with a pair of shoes and a pair of socks as part of an outreach program by Foothills Community Church.

Larry Downing is the pastor at FCC and told the NEWS he had picked the middle school because he thought there was a need there.

“I applied for the grant and got it,” Downing said. “We had to measure their feet and we were also able to get Bomba socks,” Downing said. “Majors Pizza gave us a really good break on pizzas and IGA and Save-A-Lot donated waters, so they are going to have pizza and water along with getting shoes and socks.”

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    City council meets last week

    Albany City Council met last Tuesday, May 7 in regular session with all members present. The mayor and council members spent the majority of the one-hour meeting discussing water related problems and equipment needs for the water department.

    During project updates, Kenneth Delk with the water department told the council that the department had repaired some 15 leaks in the previous week alone and at least 20 or more were in the process of being repaired in the coming days and weeks ahead.

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    Ballot will be short next Tuesday

    With little fanfare and a low turnout expectation in both Clinton County and across the state, the 2019 May primary election is now less than a week away.

    When voters go to the polls next Tuesday, May 21, only state constitutional offices will appear on the ballot, as Republicans and Democrats will chose their party’s nominees.

    Democrats will have five offices in which to cast a ballot, including Governor, Secretary of State, Auditor of Public Accounts, State Treasurer and Commissioner

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    Fiscal court hears proposal regarding radio equipment federal grant

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held a special call meeting last Tuesday night, April 30 with only one item of business on the agenda, that being a proposal to apply for a radio project grant, which turned out to be more related to a safety program catered toward schools.

    All members were present for the meeting. Also in attendance was Albany Mayor Lyle Pierce, EMS Director Lonnie Scott and Clinton County Sheriff Jeff Vincent.

    James Leslie, a representative of Mayday, a

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    Kindergarten Commencement programs will be held Friday at Early Childhood Center

    The 11th annual Kindergarten Commencement program for 2019 will be held Friday, May 10 at the Clinton County Early Childhood Center.

    These young students will be those who will move into post secondary education and most of them will become eventual Clinton County High School graduates and alumni and will be receiving their “first” diploma in education this week.

    There will once again be staggered graduation ceremonies for the total of 108 kindergarten students enrolled this year at ECC.

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    Park board meets

    The Clinton County Recreation Park Board held its regular meeting Thursday, April 25 with eight members present.

    The primary discussion centered around the need tokeep the ball fields in good playing condition throughout the season and again the possibility of having some type of Youth League sub-committee work in conjunction with the park board.

    The approximate 50-minute meeting was chaired by co-chairperson Paula Little in the absence of Chairman Wayne Glover.

    After approving

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    Albany Independent League has annual parade to kick off season, over 250 youth involved

    The Albany Independent League kicked off its season Saturday morning with the annual parade through town. The league board decided not to hold the traditional opening ceremonies as in past years, but instead decided to keep the parade to showcase the upcoming season with a ride though town. This year’s league has more than 250 athletes in several different age groups with softball and baseball combined.

    Public can choose winners of Chamber sponsored iHeart Clinton County

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    A new program sponsored by the Albany – Clinton County Chamber of Commerce designed to promote our county, as well as get the younger aged residents involved in showing their love for this place we call home, has proved to be one of the most successful and popular events sponsored by the organization.

    The iHeart Clinton County video contest gave students in the Clinton County Middle Schools’ sixth grade the opportunity to produce a short, one minute long or

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    May primary ballot will be slim

    Although not much has been talked about or publicized so far, there will be an election in Kentucky this year as voters will go to the polls to nominate all state office candidates.

    The 2019 May primary election will be held on Tuesday, May 21 and only a handful of names on either the Republican or Democrat party will be on the ballot.

    Registered voters in Kentucky will be nominating their party’s candidates for all state constitutional offices, including Governor/Lieutenant

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    Jake Boils selected to attend WKU’s Gatton Academy

    Clinton County High School student Jake Boils is among the 96 Kentucky sophomores who were selected for the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science Class of 2021. Jake is only the second student from Clinton County to ever attend Gatton. He is the son of David and Vicky Boils.

    The Clinton County News spoke recently with the Clinton County High School sopohmore about this rare and challenging opportunity that he has earned.

    “The Gatton

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