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Sen. Wise holds ‘Town Hall’ meeting here

Posted January 25, 2017 at 9:36 am

Kentucky Senator Max Wise (R-Campbellsville), addressed several local residents who attended his “Town Hall” style of meeting Friday at the Clinton County Courthouse. Wise, whose senate district includes Clinton County, holds the sessions on a regular basis to keep his constituents informed of legislative developments.

Senator Max Wise came to Albany last week and held a “Town Hall” meeting in the upstairs courtroom of the courthouse on Friday, January 20.

Wise spent more than an hour in front of a good crowd of people interested in many of the topics he discussed. Wise said he was excited to get back to work this year and was pleased with the progress he thinks can be made in Frankfort.

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    Construction begins on another nearby portion of U.S. 127

    Construction on a section of realignment of U.S. 127 in Russell County is set to begin next week, meaning that the project has moved yet another step closer to seeing the highway being completed through Russell County and Clinton County.

    According to a press release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), it recently awarded a contract for the realignment of U.S. 127 in Russell County.

    The $24.2 million project will realign a

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    Fiscal court begins year with more split votes

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held its first regular meeting with all members on hand last Thursday evening, January 19. The one-hour and 10-minute session saw different issues being discussed and again, several “split” votes on issues that pertained to finances in one way or another.

    The court did approve the monthly treasurer’s report, fund transfers and voted to pay “most” of the claims and bills. However, during discussion on claims and bills, there was a total of three motions made, with two of those resulting in tie votes among the six magistrates.

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    Plans for spay/neuter clinic progressing

    There has been some vast improvements to the make-up and coordination at the Tri-County Animal shelter over the past few months, and as an extension to that progress, Albany and Clinton County residents may soon see an added way to help keep their animals healthier, as well as alleviate some of the numbers of stray cats and dogs in the county.

    Janet Brummett, Animal Shelter Coordinator, began the process of trying to bring a spay and neuter clinic to Albany a couple of months ago, and now with the help of a

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    New phone scam warning issued

    The new year is barely underway, but some things never–including criminals and con artists–don’t turn over a new leaf, but in many cases, just find new ways to try and scam unsuspecting people out of their hard earned money.

    Such has been the case already this year, including here in Clinton County, as well as other nearby area swith law enforcement reporting different types of phone scams in recent weeks.

    Last week, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office went to social media site Facebook to warn residents of a

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    Lady Dawgs advance, Bulldogs fall in All ‘A’ Classic regional

    The Clinton Lady Bulldogs, shown above gathered around head coach Darrell Thompson during a time-out huddle last week, picked up an important win Monday night in the opening round of the All ‘A’ Classic regional tournament. The Lady Dawgs traveled to Russellville Monday and picked up a first round victory over the host Lady Panthers, 38-36, following a buzzer beating basket by senior Macy Campbell that resulted in the victory rather than an overtime period. As a result, Clinton County traveled to Monroe County on Wednesday

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    School board meets Monday

    Clinton County Board of Education held its first regular business session of 2017 Monday night with all members present except Goldie Stonecipher. Several items of business, as well as presentations were included on the agenda and it was also the first meeting attended by new board attorney Angie Capps.

    Superintendent Charlotte Nasief first presented various gifts and a plaque of appreciation to all board members in observance of Board Member’s Appreciation Month.

    Georgia Rigney, Director of Food Services presented the 2016-17 District Health and Wellness Plan and Report

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    New attorney hired by school board, other issues visited during work session

    Clinton County Board of Education held its first work session of 2017 last Thursday evening at the Central Office with all board members present except Goldie Stonecipher. It was also the first meeting attended by newest member Gary Norris.

    The session was both a work session and meeting, with presentations being made and votes being taken during the just over one-hour meeting.

    The board first heard a presentation from Early Childhood Center Principal Sheldon Harlan pertaining to MAP data, followed by a presentation from Albany Elementary School Principal

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    Grant funds will help clean more dump sites

    Grant funds will help clean more dump sites

    Clinton County will see more illegal open dump sites cleaned up in 2017 thanks to another grant from the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Department of Environmental Protection–Division of Waste Management. A total of six illegal dumps will be cleaned up, either by contract or by the county, according to Clinton County Solid Waste Coordinator Rick Stearns.

    The county was informed on December 29, 2016 that the Division of Waste Management has approved $246,921 in

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    Booher clarifies wet/dry vote process

    With a little confusion and questions about the voting process pertaining to the upcoming special election in less than two weeks on whether or not to keep Clinton County a dry territory or go “wet” allowing the sale of alcohol in the county, Clinton County Clerk Shelia Booher has issued a statement clarifying the voting process, as follows:

    To the voters of Clinton County:

    The special election for the wet/dry vote will be held on (Tuesday) January 24, 2017. This election is conducted the same as a regular

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