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Snow intersection is scene of another serious wreck

Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:21 am

Emergency crews and law enforcement were on the scene within minutes last Thursday afternoon to begin removing victims from vehicles and transporting them to facilities for treatment to injuries. The three-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. 127 and Ky. 90 in the Snow Community and resulted in three victims receiving injuries, two of which were transported via helicopter.

The intersection has been the scene of countless serious vehicle accidents and although caution lights are in place, local officials have long requested that the state place stop signals at the intersection. To date, the Kentucky Transportation Department has refused to make the change in traffic signals.

A three vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. 127

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    Relay for Life is Friday

    An almost year-long effort of fundraising projects and special programs such as Pink-Out nights and a lot of volunteer work, those efforts to raise cancer awareness, will culminate in the annual Clinton County Relay For Life event that is coming up this Friday, April 21.

    The six-hour program will be packed with several events from 4-10 p.m. at the Clinton County High School gymnasium and will celebrate cancer survivors with an evening of fun, games, food and fellowship. The public is invited and encouraged to help celebrate cancer survivors, as well as

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    Walkability study group plots possible walking trails

    The group of community leaders who have been meeting for the past couple of years to study ways to make Albany more friendly for pedestrians, came together again last week to hear from Mark Fenton, an expert in the area of ‘walkability’ features of a community such as Albany.

    The effort has been examined by the group through a joint grant that came Clinton County’s way through the Clinton County Extension office efforts from the University

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    Council raises water rate on split vote

    Residents who are currently receiving water, both in the City of Albany and Clinton County, will notice a slight increase in water rates with the May billing period. Albany City Council, at a special call meeting last Tuesday afternoon, April 11, approved–on a split vote–second and final reading of an ordinance adjusting rates for all water customers, including residential and industrial.

    The rate increase will be minimal, at 10 cents per day, or approximately $3 per month for residential customers.

    Four council members were on hand last week

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    School board meets

    Clinton County Board of Education held a lengthy and busy regular monthly meeting Monday evening, April 17 with all board members on hand.

    The board first recognized members of the Albany Elementary School Academic team, The team placed third in district competition with several members placing in various subjects. The team is coached by Danielle Hicks and Ashley Shelton.

    Dennis Mitchell, with American Engineers, Inc., presented the board information regarding a study his firm had conducted due to a sinkhole problem at Albany Elementary School.

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    IDA hears from group holding spay/neuter clinic

    The Clinton County Industrial Development Authority has voted to help in the establishment of a local monthly spay and neuter clinic by making a donation to the project at its regular meeting last Thursday, April 13. Five of seven members were present.

    Janie Gibson, a board member for the FURever Friends Spay and Neuter Clinic, addressed the IDA board and gave a presentation on the clinic project, including laying out estimated costs for start-up and amounts the organization still needed to make sure the first clinic would be funded, hopeful in early

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    ‘Batter-up’

    Opening Day for youth league

    baseball, softball is April 22

    The Albany Cal Ripken is in full swing and with sign ups already been held and the second week of practice underway, organizers, coaches and players are gearing up for the April 22 Opening Day.

    Second year president Chad Arms is excited about the start of the new season and hopes it’s better

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    Bat Dawgs return from Florida, open this week at Emmitt Field

    Eli Baker took the mound Monday as the Bat Dawgs hosted Wayne County. Clinton County lost the contest 12-3. Clinton County spent most of last week in Panama City, Florida on spring break, taking in the sun and picking up three games. All three games were losses for the Dawgs, against all Kentucky teams, including Owensboro Catholic, 11-0, Bullitt Central, 5-1, and DuPont Manual, 4-2. Head Coach Michial Conner said the trip was a successful trip with it being good for his team and they can

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    City council takes first step that could result in $3 monthly water bill hike

    Albany City Council has approved, on a split vote, first reading of an ordinance that would slightly increase water rates for city and county water customers. The action was taken at the council’s regular meeting last Tuesday, April 4. Four of six members were on hand.

    Near the end of the 35-minute meeting, Albany Mayor Nicky Smith recommended the council consider raising the cost of water for all water system customers by 10 cents a day, or approximately $3 per month on the average monthly bill.

    The measure

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    Students to benefit from Computer Science grant

    The Clinton County school district has recently been awarded another state grant, according to Instructional Supervisor Paula Little.

    The district was awarded an Advanced Placement Computer Science Initiative grant from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    Little said that as a result of the grant, Clinton County High School will be teaching Advanced Placement principles of computer science beginning with the upcoming 2017-18 school year.

    Courtney Claywell Norris will be attending a week-long training session in Houston, Texas this coming summer to learn how to

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