Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted July 12, 2017 at 8:50 am

Dead period ends, things should ‘heat up’ from here out

The KHSAA mandated “dead period” has come and gone now, and although it’s a little hard to believe that within the next five weeks or so we’ll be seeing the school buses on the road again, I’m beginning to look forward to some developments from the fall lineup of sports.

Golf, volleyball, soccer, cross country and, of course, football should be in full practice mode soon and before we know it, we’ll be covering those sports for the 2017 seasons.

In the meantime, as far as local sporting events go, things are in the normal slow-down mode.

Not to worry, there will be plenty to talk

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    All ‘A’ Classic looking for a new basketball home

    Although it still appeared to be a modern, centrally located facility that was capable of hosting any number of events held in our state’s capitol, the Frankfort Convention Center is soon to be no more.

    I’ve been following this story for a few months now, and until just the past few weeks, thought that likely the decision to raze the facility would be reversed and instead of a complete rebuild, a deep-rooted remodel would take place instead.

    Now it seems

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    Fiscal court in a rush to get budget finalized

    Some unexpected delays in getting first reading of a new fiscal year budget taken care of had Clinton County Fiscal Court in somewhat of a rush mode last week in getting the document finished in time to forward to the Department of Local Government by the deadline period, and returned in order to have a second and final reading by June 30.

    Court members had been presented with a copy of the 2017-18 budget a few weeks ago, however, they did not proceed at the time to approve first reading. The proposed

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    City adopts $4 million budget

    The City of Albany has a new budget in place for the 2017-18 fiscal year following action taken at a brief special meeting last Wednesday, June 14. All members were on hand for the budget’s second reading.

    The council was first presented with the document to review at the council’s May meeting and held first reading at its regular meeting on June 6.

    The total budget for revenues and expenditures project for the upcoming year is $4,021,466, very close to the amount of the 2016-17 year.

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    School board has busy June meeting

    Clinton County Board of Education met for just over an hour for its regular business meeting Monday, June 19 with all members present. The board heard several presentations, recognized students and dealt with several general issues.

    The meeting opened with a representative from Sherman Barnhart Architects presenting a scholarship to Clinton County High School senior Cassidy Key.

    The representative also updated the board on two projects the firm is working on, including the roofing problem at Albany Elementary School and the sinkhole at the back parking lot at

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    Farm Bureau scholarships

    Clinton County Farm Bureau is proud to congratulate its four winners of the $500 scholarships presented recently at graduation at Clinton County High School.

    Matthew Hunter, son of Mitchell and Kathy Hunter, will be attending Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia; Steven D. Grider, son of Steve and Maricris Grider will be attending Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green; Cassidy Key, daughter of Robert and Paula Key will be attending Western Kentucky University; and Kayla Shelton, daughter of Dillard and Bridget Shelton will

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    Alvin and Margie Sells

    Sells to celebrate 50th


    Alvin and Margie Sells will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on Tuesday, June 20. You are invited to Contender’s Hall at Clear Fork Baptist Church on Saturday, June 24 from 2-4 p.m. to congratulate the couple. The couple have three children: Phoebe and Kelly, Phyllis and Eric, Chris and Katrina and four grandchildren: Daniel, James, Skye and Hannah.


    Clinton County Miss Teen and Miss Clinton County crowned Tuesday night

    Clinton County Fair Miss Teen was crowned Tuesday night at the Clinton County Fair with Emily Young picking up first runner-up honors. She is the daughter of Jennifer Young of Monticello, Kentucky. Audrey Young was crowned Miss Teen Clinton County Fair. She is the daughter of Troy Young and Dana Rogers of Campbellsville, Kentucky. Second runner-up was Zoe Stockton. She is the daughter of Shane and Mary Beth Stockton of Monticello, Kentucky

    Bailey Gibson was named first runner-up

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    Bird’s eye view …

    The Clinton County Fair drew to a close last week with a reported successful run attendance wise throughout the entire schedule. Likely the largest night, attendance wise, was Friday night’s program that included the Demolition Derby competition, which was in progress when this photo was made from the air by Allen Smith via a drone he was operating from his nearby residence. With a full parking lot, fair officials used other available areas for overload parking that night. Fans can be seen filling the fairgrounds grandstands, as

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    NCAA gave Louisville the hammer

    In this basketball crazy state, there are three kinds of collegiate fans:

    1. Kentucky fans that hate Little Brother Louisville.

    2. Louisville fans that hate Big Brother Kentucky

    3. Basketball fans that enjoy bragging to their out of state friends about having two of the top programs in the nation right here in our Bluegrass state.

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