Dawgs pull away late to top Franklin-Simpson, 45-39

Posted December 5, 2018 at 11:00 am

After a slow start in the first road game of this still young season last Friday night, the Clinton County Bulldogs finally secured a victory in the closing minutes over the Wildcats of Franklin-Simpson, 45-39.

Although it was the second game of the season for both teams, the low scoring contest had more appearances of “first game jitters” than a contest between two teams that were ready to do battle on the hardwood.

Nearly half of the opening quarter had been played before the timer had to put the first points on the scoreboard, a field goal for the Wildcats at the 4:22 mark.

It was more than two more minutes into the contest before a Clinton County basket would go up on

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    Plans for November 17 Conner celebration set

    Final preparations continued to be made this week for what will likely be Clinton County’s largest military related celebration ever.

    A Celebration of Life to honor the late Garlin Murl Conner is being planned through the joint efforts of the Clinton County Tourism Commission and the Albany-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce and working in cooperation with the Clinton County School District.

    Garlin Murl Conner’s World War II actions led to President Donald Trump posthumously awarding him the nation’s highest military

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    Fiscal court will supplement County Clerk’s office until audit completed

    Clinton Fiscal Court met in special session last Thursday morning with all members present and two items of business on the agenda.

    The court voted unanimously to supplement the county clerk’s office through 2018, or until the 2018 county clerk’s audit is complete.

    The decision came at the request of County Clerk Nathan Collins, who was appointed to the position following the untimely death of County Clerk Shelia Braswell Booher.

    Collins, who was

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    Christmas At Home now underway

    What has become one of the more successful charity events for people in need around the holidays has kicked off its 15th year. The Christmas at Home food and toy drive officially began last Thursday, November 15.

    Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, churches, groups and especially individuals, the 2017 program set some new records in collecting food and toys for children and adults that are less fortunate around the Christmas holidays.

    Christmas at Home was founded by WANY

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    Boo-Fest is another tremendously spooky success

    There were spooks, ghosts and goblins of all shapes and sizes who found their way to the 7th Annual Boo Fest in Albany last Tuesday afternoon to celebrate Halloween. One of the event organizers, Albany City Council member Tonya Thrasher, told the Clinton County News this week that it was estimated that well over 1000 children made it through the more than 30 booths that had been set up to hand out candy for the event, a count that didn’t include the parents and

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    Twin Lakes Cattlemen’s Association

    co-sponsors winter coat drive

    The Twin Lakes Cattlemen’s Association, in cooperation with the Clinton County Youth Service Center, has collected over 100 winter coats, jackets, and sweatshirts to be distributed to the needy this winter.

    In the photo above, Twin Lakes Cattlemen’s Association members Jim Delk, left, and Steve Peddicord are shown with Tonya Thrasher, Coordinator for the Clinton County Youth Service Center, with just some of the coats

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    Robert W. Sloan

    Robert W. Sloan, 76, Louisville, Kentucky and formerly of Albany, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in Louisville. He was the son of the late Homer and Ivory Sloan.

    He is survived by his ex-wife, Millye Sloan; a sister, Kay Vaughn; a niece, Tonya Vaughn, Louisville, Kentucky; a nephew, Todd Vaughn, Seymore, Indiana; two step-sons, Rick (Pam) Scarlott and Danny (Pam) Scarlott, all of Louisville.

    Funeral services were held Friday, November 2, 2018 at

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    Kenneth Earl Shelton

    Kenneth Earl Shelton, 77, Albany, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland, Jean Waddle Center in Somerset. He was the son of the late Homer and Maudie (Wright) Shelton and was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Brown and Carlene Bell.

    He is survived by his wife, Frances (Brown) Shelton; two sons, Mark (Willette) and Rodney (Nicole) Shelton; two sisters, Ruby Nell Jones and Brenda Jones, all of Albany; a brother, Everett Shelton, Fort

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    Sue Albertson


    Sue Albertson Burton, 86, Science Hill, Kentucky and a native of Albany, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at her home. She was the daughter of the late R.H. and Mollie Boyles Albertson, wife of the late Leroy Burton and was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Burton, five brothers and two sisters.

    She is survived by a son, Randy (Annette) Burton, Eubank, Kentucky; three daughters, Connie (Tommy

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    Angela Michelle Thompson

    Angela Michelle Thompson, 45, of Byrdstown, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.

    She was the daughter of the late Richard and Mary Ellen Breeding and also preceded in death by three sisters, Marla, Donna, and Elizabeth, and a brother, Rick Breeding.

    Survivors include her husband, Robert Thompson, Byrdstown Tennessee; four daughters, Christianna (Floyd) Slavey, Somerset Kentucky; Ember Lea Thompson, Kaydence S. Thompson, and Emmaleigh J. Thompson, all

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