16th District Tourney begins Sunday

Posted March 10, 2021 at 10:03 am

With a shortened and altered season behind them after the final regular season games being played this week, the Clinton County Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs will put those games behind them and head into next week’s 16th District Tournament as post-season play gets underway across Kentucky.

This year’s 16th District Tournament will be played at Cumberland County High School and due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions, tournament organizers went with extra measures to attempt to protect those attending next week’s tournament by holding only one game per day, thus stretching the tournament out into a six-day long event.

There will be no sales of admittance to the general public this year, again due to COVID-19 restrictions, with each player and the player’s respective families, receiving a small number of admittance

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    Drug arrests continue locally

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    Donnie Lee

    The war on drugs in and around Albany and Clinton County continues as local area and state law enforcement officers continue to arrest and jail drug offenders from Albany and Clinton County as well as outside residents who commit drug related offenses here.

    The most recent drug-related arrests have seen several lodged in both the Clinton County Jail as well as the Wayne County Detention Center in neighboring Monticello, according to reports from agencies.

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    Sparks dies in single car accident

    A Clinton County man has died as the result of injuries he sustained in a single vehicle accident last week.

    Joshua Sparks, 44, of the Lee’s Chapel Community, passed away at The Med Center at Albany, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

    According to a press release from the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, Sparks was operating a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu east on Kentucky 90 when it ran off the left side of the highway, struck a rock embankment and

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    ‘Spring forward’ Sunday

    Winter is winding down and many residents’ favorite season, spring, is now just days away. And the season isn’t a favorite just because it brings warmer weather, and greenery to the landscape, but longer days with more daylight.

    The month of March not only ushers in springtime in Kentucky and many other parts of the country, but also brings Daylight Saving Time back for about a seven month stretch, meaning an extra hour of light to the day and shorter nights.

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    COVID-19

    Clinton County experienced one of the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases being reported over a week long period in several months, indicating that the now year-long pandemic may, in fact, be headed toward a manageable level, or perhaps even a foreseeable end.

    According to the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, new cases in Clinton County over the past seven day reporting period were 11 as of Tuesday morning, with the same number of cases, 11, being released as no longer contagious.

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    More arrested on drug charges

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    Robert Myers

    Local, area and state law enforcement authorities continue to battle the war on drugs on the Albany and Clinton County level, and have reported several additional arrests in the past week.

    According to reports, Rocky Maschino, 58, of Celina, Tennessee, was arrested on February 22 by Clinton County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jose Lagos.

    Maschino was charged with criminal mischief, second degree, and possession of a controlled

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    Dawgs headed to ‘A’ Final Four Friday

    After two neck and neck, down to the wire opening round victories, the Clinton County Bulldogs boys’ varsity basketball team is headed to Richmond, Kentucky, as one of the semi-final teams to advance to the All ‘A’ Classic state basketball tournament final four.

    Clinton County, under the leadership of veteran head coach Todd Messer, defeated the Aces of Owensboro Catholic High School last Tuesday night, February 23, in a down to the wire 64-60 victory over the All ‘A’ Classic champions from the 3rd Region.

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    Albany vaccination site moves into 1c

    Although the numbers reflecting Clinton County’s COVID-19 cases over the past week weren’t quite as impressive as in the previous week, in terms of new cases added against cases that were released, there were still plenty of positives in the numbers over the past seven days.

    First, there were no new cases in the past week that resulted in deaths of Clinton County patients, according to figures released by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department.

    To date, there have been

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    Albany is a vaccination site

    COVID-19 vaccinations are coming, and residents of Albany and Clinton County won’t have to travel far at all in order to have a chance of receiving the much sought after shots.

    Last week, during one of his daily public information briefings, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced that Albany would be the home of one of the state’s regional vaccination centers.

    That news was confirmed later that same day when The Medical Center at Albany issued a press release to the

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    Case numbers drop, one death reported

    Suggesting that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic for Clinton County might be over (knock on wood), the case numbers here again dipped to a level that hasn’t been seen for several months.

    On Tuesday morning, after another week that saw more COVID-19 cases being released as no longer contagious than new cases that were added to the roll, Clinton County’s total number of cases was listed at 15, according to the latest Public Information Brief issued by the Lake Cumberland District Health Department.

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