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Roundball tourney time is here, Bulldogs play Monday, Lady Dawgs Tuesday in 16th District

Posted February 13, 2019 at 2:48 pm

This week marks the final week of regular season play for Clinton County and both the Lady Dawgs and Bulldogs are hoping for deep runs in the post season.

All that depends on what happens in the first round of the 16th District Tournament which will be held next Monday for the boys and Tuesday for the girls.

On Monday night, February 18, the Bulldogs will take on number four seed Cumberland County.

Clinton County earned the number one seed this year by defeating all other district opponents on both the home and away games, putting the Dawgs at 6-0 on the year in district play.

Cumberland County, the number four

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    Basketball Boosters/WANY Radio Auction is Friday night

    One of our community’s longest running, fundraising events is set for another edition this Friday night when the Clinton County Basketball Booster Club / WANY Radio Auction gets underway.

    The long-running annual fundraiser for the Clinton County High School varsity basketball program will once again fill the airwaves of local radio station WANY,.

    If tradition holds true, the event will also fill the cafeteria at the school where the program has been headquartered for the past several years.

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    ‘Hoops for Health’showcased local healthy opportunities

    The Clinton County Extension Service and Health Coalition sponsored its first Hoops for Health Friday night as the Bulldogs took on the Falcons of Monroe County.

    A host of vendors were set up in the Clinton County High School lobby to provide information on a variety of health and wellness topics including weight management, heart health, oral care, health insurance, physical activity options, juuling, and healthy eating habits.

    The Extension Office also promoted the Plate

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    Classes resume Monday, attendance numbers up

    Students in Clinton County finally returned to the classroom on Monday of this week after literally having an “unexpected” week-long break that extended back to almost two weeks ago.

    Although the region faced bitter cold and even dangerous low temperatures much of last week, it wasn’t the weather that cancelled classes but rather flu related illness, which the Centers for Disease Control had noted Kentucky had reached the “epidemic” phase for the flu in late January.

    Because of low attendance

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    School calendar for 2019-20 previewed, fall break date changes

    The start of the next” school year is still six months away, but school officials, including Director of Pupil Personnel Julie York, wants to make students and parents aware early that there will be one significant change to the 2019-20 year calendar.

    The change will see the annual fall break, which for many years has been held the full week leading up to the Foothills Festival, set back by one week to basically correspond with surrounding school districts.

    The school

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    New secure licenses should be available in Clinton by mid-April

    In the past several years Kentucky residents have heard and read much back and forth regarding compliance with federal regulation, or rather the lack thereof, in relation to the Kentucky driver’s licenses.

    According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the state will very soon finally be compliant with new federal requirements of the REAL ID act, that requires new compliant IDs before the holder will be allowed to board U.S. domestic flights, in addition to being allowed access

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    Clinton Middle School academic team wins regional Governor’s Cup championship

    For the first time in school history, an academic team from Clinton County is a regional champion.

    On Saturday, February 2, the Clinton County Middle School Academic Team traveled to Pulaski County to compete in regional Governor’s Cup competition.

    After a long day of matches, Clinton County emerged as the Quick Recall Regional Tournament champions.

    This achievement tops an undefeated season for the CCMS Academic Team, which

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    Bulldog up . . .

    The Clinton County High School Dawg (James Cecil) took the floor Thursday night in Richmond during the player introductions, doing his part to get the crowd fired up for the Bulldogs first round action game against Shelby Valley in the All “A” Classic State Tournament.

    Despite mounting a comeback run to take the game into overtime, the Bulldogs lost the game to the Wildcats, 66-63. See page 7 and 8 for game photos and a summary.

    Schools close due to sickness, re-open, close again this week

    The Clinton County School District canceled school on Friday and Monday, January 25, and January 28 due to the increasing number of students out for sickness.

    After re-opening Tuesday, officials found that absentee numbers were still at above than acceptable levels, prompting a decision around noon Tuesday to again cancel classes for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.

    Normally, each school sits at around 93 percent attendance rate.

    On Thursday afternoon, the

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    Senator Wise reviews legislative agenda during Town Hall meeting here

    About 30 people found their way to the Eddie C. Lovelace courtroom on the second floor of the Clinton County Courthouse last Thursday morning to greet and hear from State Senator Max Wise.

    Wise, a Campbellsville Republican, was holding a “town hall” style gathering to report to his constituents about the events that had taken place, and that were expected to be dealt with as the Kentucky legislature holds an even year, short legislative session in Frankfort.

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