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Farmers across Clinton County have been busy in the fields for the past few weeks, cutting, raking and baling what will likely be the last harvest of hay this season.

Posted September 27, 2017 at 9:08 am

Heavy and frequent rains this summer have resulted in a good hay season, with up to four cuttings this year. This operation was photographed this week in east Albany near Clinton County High School.

    York formally sentenced, other circuit cases resolved

    A Celina, Tennessee man who was originally charged with three counts of attempted murder in relation to a residential fire in Clinton County that occurred on Old Kentucky Road in the Huntersville community in 2016 was formally sentenced two weeks ago in Clinton Circuit Court.

    Ricky Lee York, who pled guilty to amended charges prior to his trial beginning at noon August 14, was given a 15 year sentence by Circuit Judge David L. Williams during proceedings on Thursday, September 14 in Clinton Circuit Court.

    York, who is

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    Fiscal court accepts tax rates, discusses road issues

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held its regular meeting last Thursday evening with all court members on hand and primarily only general items of business, including tax rates and road department related items on the agenda.

    The court first dealt with routine issues including acknowledging the treasurer’s report, paying claims and bills and approving fund transfers.

    During discussion on claims and bills, the issue of tornado sirens, which have been purchased by grants, was discussed with Director of Emergency Services Director Lonnie Scott. Two more sirens are on the

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    KSP reports arrest of Clinton Deputy Jailer

    The Kentucky State Police has reported the arrest of a Clinton County Deputy Jailer as the result of an ongoing investigation.

    Tony Denney, 50, of Albany, was arrested last week on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, and charged with official misconduct and promoting contraband within the Clinton County Jail, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Gregory, the Public Affairs Officer for KSP Post #15 in Columbia.

    Denney is a Clinton County Deputy

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    Albany Nazarene helps send boxed supplies

    When parts of the nation are in need because of any situation, including the devastating hurricanes that swept through Texas and Florida earlier this month, it usually brings out the best in America and our total willingness to make our own sacrifices to help our fellow man.

    When the storms and flooding ravaged Texas first with Hurricane Harvey, followed closely behind in Florida and the eastern states by Hurricane Irma, several lives were lost and thousands of people were totally left homeless.

    But the nation did not wait

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    Grant hopes to raise $10,000 for relief effort

    Separate efforts locally will benefit hurricane victims

    Bro. Bobby Grant is no stranger to “helping thy neighbor.” In fact, Grant has been a part of many relief efforts to various parts of the country and believes this type of work is within his calling as a pastor.

    Grant is the pastor at Highway Church of the Nazarene and last week, he said he felt a calling that he needed to do something to

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    Fall reading project for Albany Elementary third graders begins

    Fall reading project for Albany Elementary third graders begins

    NEWS readers invited to follow along

    Our two favorite Kentucky pups, Woody and Chloe, are off on another adventure and our readers are invited to ride along for the next 10 weeks.

    For the third straight year, the Clinton County News, in conjunction with the Kentucky Press Association

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    State forces school board to amend tax rate

    School district tax rates will remain the same as last year’s levy, despite the board voting twice to approve the four percent above compensating increase, following action taken at the board of education’s regular meeting held Monday evening.

    The board had approved the four percent increase at 44.3 cents on real and personal property at last month’s meeting on a 3-2 vote and again during a work session last Thursday afternoon on a 4-1 vote. However, the budget was rejected by the Kentucky Department of Education due to a technical error in

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    New police cruisers, fire hydrants will come to Albany via separate grants

    The City of Albany has received two grants that will see some additions and improvements to city services in the near future, the city council learned at its regular monthly meeting last Tuesday, September 5 with five of six members present.

    Albany Mayor Nicky Smith opened the meeting by announcing the city has received two grants, one a $50,000 matching grant from the USDA Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to go toward purchasing new police cruisers for the city police department.

    The second is $120,000 grant from the

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    Reneau looks back on 18 years as Park Director

    Former park director Bobby R. Reneau resigned effective August 31, but in so doing, took a lot of memories with him from not only the past 18 years he served as director of Mt. View Park, but the total 19 years on the current board–as well as being a member on the original board that was formed in the late 1980s and later disbanded, prior to the current board make-up being put together in 1998.

    Reneau, now 60, also retired from his position with the Clinton

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