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New Extension facility will add 5,400 square feet

Posted August 21, 2019 at 1:43 pm

Most people who drive by the Clinton County Extension Office have noticed some construction being done.

In addition to being used by the local agriculture industry and the Clinton County Extension Board, the facility also houses services that are offered through the parent entity, officially recognized as the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and Environment Food and Extension Services.

Construction crews have been working for about a month clearing out, digging and pouring footers for what is going to be additional space for the extension office.

Junior Cecil, 4-H Agent, said the new part of the building is going to add some much needed room for storage and will

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    Play ball

    (and run some too)

    Fall sports preview

    included this week

    Whether you are a fan of kicking, passing, spiking or putting the ball, or maybe a fan of just running through the fields – or all of the above, this week’s Clinton County News has a treat for you.

    Our annual look at the players, teams and coaches that

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    Fiscal court deals with tax rates, IRS debt last week

    Clinton County Fiscal Court had a busier than usual regular meeting last Thursday, August 15 with all members present. The session lasted an hour-and-a-half, which included a 35-minute closed session.

    Tax rates, personnel, back payments to the IRS and a presentation from a Census Bureau representative were only a few items of business on the agenda.

    After acknowledging the monthly treasurer’s report and approving claims and bills and a long list of fund transfers, the court heard a presentation from

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    School board meets Monday

    Clinton County Board of Education held a busy regular meeting Monday with all members present, including Leslie Stockton being there via teleconference from out of town.

    The meeting was opened by words of inspiration and prayer by Pastor Jerry Ridge.

    Superintendent Tim Parsons, under his initiative “Bulldog Boost” then recognized several students and some adults for some achievements, i.e. Rogers Scholars program participants and student pick-up system at Albany Elementary, among others.

    Some

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    Jessica Owens Sullivan is part of an Emmy winning team

    Clinton County native Jessica Owens Sullivan has collected a host of awards and accolades during her career with Kentucky Farm Bureau, but the most recent award placed in her hands is one that she not only cherishes, but is one of the most coveted awards in its field.

    Sullivan was part of a video production team that this past week earned an Emmy for its work on a production featuring the late Murl Conner and his family, widow Pauline and son Paul

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    New Dawg Walk at CCMS addresses student energy, anxiety issues

    School started for Clinton County last week and with the start of school, came a whole new concept to begin at the middle school.

    It’s called the Dawg Walk and it’s located in the back of the building to the right of the lunchroom.

    “We have put in a sensory hallway,” Sarah Wilson Browning said.

    Browning is a Behavioral Health Specialist at the middle school affiliated through

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    Water leaks continue to plague water department

    Water related issues, including low water pressure in some areas of the county and water line breaks and leaks in several locations continue to plague the City of Albany and is somewhat frustrating to both city officials and water department staff.

    The water leak and line break issues was once again a primary topic of discussion at last Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Albany City Council.

    The numerous line breaks and leakage problems not only cost the city in man

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    Clerk certifies signatures, Nickel Tax issue will go to the voters

    The issue of whether or not the Clinton County School District’s proposed Nickel Tax will be added to the tax rolls is now in the hands of the voting public, following the certification of enough names to have the issue placed on the ballot by the Clinton County Clerk’s office.

    The only questions that remain to be answered are “when” the question will be on a ballot and how the question pertaining to citizens in favor of or opposed to the tax will be worded.

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    IDA makes another business loan

    The Clinton County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) held a special call meeting last Friday morning, August 2 with just enough members (four) present to make a quorum.

    The recently revamped board wound up assisting a perspective loan prospect, the second approved aid to a local business in as many months.

    After establishing a quorum, board chairman Jarred Witham called the meeting to order and the members immediately voted to enter into closed session to discuss “loan prospects,” with two representatives

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