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Ballot positions set for non-partisan fall races

Posted August 22, 2018 at 12:37 pm

David Cross, left, and Sara McWhorter drew for positions on the ballot for the upcoming general election in November. Both candidates, including Travis Denney, standing behind McWhorter, and Lyle Pierce, not pictured, will be running for Albany Mayor.

The deadline has now come and passed for filing for local non-partisan races, setting the stage for the November 6 general election.

Although filing for local offices of Albany Mayor, Albany City Council and two Clinton County Board of Education seats started out slow, a last week flurry of filing now includes a total of 26 candidates in races–including three being those who will be automatically seated on the Clinton County Soil Conservation District Board.

Other than the three seats that

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    Fiscal court sets tax rates, discusses Veterans Museum

    Clinton County Fiscal Court set the annual tax rate and discussed the feasibility and possible locations for a proposed Veterans Memorial for the county at its regular meeting last Thursday, August 16 with all members present.

    The meeting only lasted about 20 minutes, but several issues were covered, including taxes, roads and the Veterans Memorial project.

    The court first accepted the monthly treasurer’s report, approved fund transfers and voted to pay claims and bills.

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    Fall Big Blue Preview

    Meet the Bulldogs Saturday night

    That crisp feeling in the air we felt a couple of times this week didn’t necessarily mean that summer is over, but it certainly stood as notice that fall won’t be far off – and for local sports fans, the fall lineup is already here.

    Football, volleyball, golf, soccer and cross country are all in the fall lineup of sports activities for athletes at Clinton County High

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    School board sets tax rate, public hearing to be set on issue

    The Clinton County Board of Education voted during its regular monthly business meeting Monday evening, August 13, to propose setting tax rates–agreeing to accept the state allowed four percent over compensating rate–and set a mandatory hearing on the new rate proposals. Board members, with all present, approved the new rates on a split 3-2 vote.

    The tax issue had been discussed at last Thursday’s work session, in which Finance Director Mike Reeves, in backing the over compensating rates saying the extra tax

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    School board sets tax rate, public hearing to be set on issue

    The Clinton County Board of Education voted during its regular monthly business meeting Monday evening, August 13, to propose setting tax rates–agreeing to accept the state allowed four percent over compensating rate–and set a mandatory hearing on the new rate proposals. Board members, with all present, approved the new rates on a split 3-2 vote.

    The tax issue had been discussed at last Thursday’s work session, in which Finance Director Mike Reeves, in backing the over compensating rates saying the extra tax revenue was needed, gave a

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    ‘What I learned at the Clinton County News’

    by Brooke Wright ~ NEWS Intern

    [Editor’s note: For the past several weeks, Brooke Wright has been working as a summer intern at the Clinton County News.

    A journalism student at Western Kentucky University, she has worked this summer not only refining her reporting, interviewing and writing skills by completing several writing assignments, but has also spent time getting some hands-on experience into various production procedures as well.

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    Several jailed on drug charges after separate raids

     

    A half dozen local residents are facing drug charges by local and state police following the execution of two separate search warrants at two different locations, hours apart, in Clinton County last Friday night.

    Both search warrants were obtained by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, according to the arrest citations.

    The first search was conducted shortly after 7 p.m. August 3 by both the sheriff’s department and KSP at a residence on Cedar Hill Road, about six miles southwest of Albany.

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    127 Yard Sale has another great year

    Spectators and “Yard Salers” who travel U.S. 127 for the record breaking longest yard sale will now have to wait another year to find deals of a lifetime as the US 127 Corridor Sale came to a close Sunday afternoon.

    Weather played a huge role in the beginning of the sale this year, as rain hit for most of Thursday, but clear skies and sunshine finished off the weekend with one of the biggest epicenters being at the junction of Kentucky Highway 90 and US 127, people lined

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    Dairy Queen Blizzard event provides boost for Children’s Miracle Network charity

    On Thursday, August 2, Dairy Queen in Albany held a special event in order to raise money for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Tennessee.

    Dairy Queen owner Patrick Padron said his store has always donated to the Children’s Miracle Network charity, but he said this is the first year they have made it into an all day event.

    “This was our first time making it into an event for the children

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