Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted July 10, 2019 at 2:10 pm

A Kentucky legend leaves us too early

All of the state headlines and sports pages and sports sites have been filled with the news of University of Kentucky football legend Jared Lorenzen passing away last week at the young age of 38.

His feats on the UK gridiron turf were remarkable for a young man of his size and while he had a host of nicknames in his resume, the one that came to mind most often was that “Hefty Left” moniker that he seemed to cherish himself.

Another well known nickname that Lorenzen was often called, “Round Mound of Touchdown,” was a takeoff on Charles Barkley’s “Round Mount of Rebound.”

While I enjoyed his quarterback

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Just a reminder, this holiday is the big one

    I noted last week that during these early summer days activities around the local sporting scene slows down a little bit.

    However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have a few busy stretches in Albany and Clinton County – one of those busier than normal times is this week while we celebrate our nation’s independence.

    With tourism driving a big part of our local economy,

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    June term of Clinton Circuit Court has light docket

    A term of Clinton Circuit Court was held on June 6 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over a lighter than usual docket.

    The following are those cases where some type of resolutions, such as sentencings, plea agreements or rulings were made:

    * Sentencing was held in the case of Commonwealth vs. Kensey Pruitt in a motion to revoke pretrial diversion, during an agreement reached on May 9.

    The defendant pled guilty

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    Recommended safety tips for fireworks

    Submitted by

    Melonie Williams

    Public Health Program Specialist

    Lake Cumberland District

    Health Department

    Below are fireworks safety tips:

    • Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.

    • Know your fireworks; read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting.

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    Public hearing on school ‘Nickel Tax’ held, no comments from either side

    The Clinton County Board of Education held its regular work session last Thursday with all members present.

    After the meeting was called to order, the board entered into a recess for a public hearing on the proposed upcoming fiscal year’s tax rate, which included the recently adopted “Nickel Tax” included in the overall rate.

    The Nickel Tax adds five cents on each $100 assessed value on real estate and will be assessed on this year’s tax bills if a recall

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    Nasief attends last board meeting as superintendent

    Clinton County Board of Education held its regular business meeting Monday, June 17 with all board members on hand and several routine, annual items of business on the agenda.

    Prior to the meeting actually getting underway, Clinton County Schools Board Chairman Kevin Marcum presented outgoing Superintendent Charlotte Nasief with a plaque and other gifts from the school board in recognition of her past seven years as schools superintendent.

    Marcum said, the district had been “blessed to have had Nasief over

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    City council has busy agenda at regular June meeting

    Albany City Council held a special meeting last Tuesday, June 11 with four of six members present and various topics on the call meeting agenda.

    The meeting was held in lieu of the council’s regular meeting which had been cancelled the previous week.

    The council first heard second reading of amendments to its policies and procedures. One change is allowing city employees paid time off to attend funerals for extended family members such as in-laws; the second pertained to declaring

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    Clinton man charged after Wayne collision injures two

    (The following was reprinted from the June 12, 2019 Wayne County Outlook by News Editor Melodie Phelps)

    Two people were seriously injured and a Clinton County man arrested on Saturday evening, June 8, after a multiple vehicle accident that occurred on Bypass 90 at the Wal-Mart intersection in Monticello.

    The accident occurred after police said that Chancelor Britt, 25, allegedly stole a 1995 Jeep Cherokee and drove from Clinton County to Wayne County at a high rate of speed.

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    Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

    Kentucky’s best known basketball legend dies at 80

    Of course I never saw him play, but for as long as I can remember being a fan of high school basketball, I knew the name of the greatest scorer to ever don a high school boys’ basketball uniform in this roundball crazy state.

    King Kelly Coleman, who earned the title of Mr. Basketball in Kentucky after his senior season for tiny Wayland High School in Floyd County in 1956, died Sunday

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