Council takes up several topics at September meeting

Posted October 10, 2018 at 8:36 am

Albany City Council either discussed and/or voted on various items of business during its regular meeting last Tuesday, October 5 with all council members present.

The council first voted to close part of the Westview Subdivision by allowing the landowners to erect a gate to the property where a subdivision is being planned in west Albany near what is known as Cherry Lane.

During the council’s September meeting, some developers of the property made the request and city legal advisor Norb Sohm informed council members he had researched the matter and saw no reason why a portion of the area could not be closed off to the public while development is taking place.

Sandra McClard, a resident who lives on Hwy. 558, questioned

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    Dawgs shutout Berea, 38-0

    The Clinton County Bulldogs moved to 6-1 on the year with only three games left in the season.

    What has been without a doubt, the best season so far in Clinton County Football history, the Dawgs completely shutout Berea Friday night with a 38-0 win.

    Head Coach Jamie Miller was very pleased with how the Bulldogs performed, however, he said there is still much that needs to be worked on.

    “Berea is a

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    Committee calls for new generation of citizens to mobilize for better schools

    (The following is from a press release from The Prichard Committee, an education advocacy organization in Kentucky)


    The latest Kentucky test scores released last week show student performance declining in most areas and achievement gaps widening in Kentucky schools and communities.

    Our public schools have made great progress in the last generation and today that progress is at risk. To stem the decline and chart a course of renewed progress, citizens must

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    Dawgs fall to Lynn Camp

    The Clinton County Bulldogs traveled to Lynn Camp Friday, but failed to pick up win number six for the year as Lynn Camp defeated the Dawgs, 35-14.

    Head Coach Jamie Miller said his team wasn’t prepared mentally for the game and it cost them in the end.

    “We had too many turnovers Friday night,” Miller said. “We hurt ourselves more than anything.”

    Clinton County went into Friday night’s game with a 5-0 record.

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    September term of Clinton Circuit Court held

    A lengthy term of Clinton Circuit Court was held Thursday, September 6 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over the court calendar.

    The following are cases in which some type of resolutions were reached, ruling made and/or trial dates scheduled:

    * During a pretrial conference, a plea agreement was reached in the case of Commonwealth vs. Tommy Phillips, who faced several charges under separate indictments.

    The defendant pled guilty to fleeing or

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    Dawgs hit 5-0 with 22-12 win

    The Clinton County Bulldogs made history Friday night as Clinton County defeated Metcalfe County 22-12 to move to a perfect 5-0 on the year.

    Last season the Dawgs came close to hitting the 5-0 mark, but Metcalfe County handed the Dawgs its first loss of the season 29-26.

    Friday night, Clinton County got its revenge from last season.

    The Dawgs went into the

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    Protecting our children against … social media

    The times have certainly changed over the course of recent years and with the ever growing love for technology, situations are now coming to light and can be considered a threat to younger people, including students in high school and middle school.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Jonathan Biven, Director at Trooper Island, has recently spear headed a program designed to inform people about the dangers of social media and other programs that are readily available on phones and tablets across the country.

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    Planning begins, date, locale set for Murl Conner celebration

    A celebration of life to honor Clinton County World War II hero, the late 1Lt. Garlin Murl Conner, is now in the planning stages with details to be announced to the public as they become known.

    What is already known and can be released to the public, to allow everyone to begin planning for the event, is that the celebration will be held on Saturday, November 17, in the Clinton County High School gymnasium.

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    Resignation of school board member Sams announced

    Clinton County Board of Education held its monthly work session last Thursday afternoon in the absence of Jeff Sams, who had served as a board member for the past several years.

    Sams, since the last regular board meeting in August, resigned the position after officially establishing a residence in neighboring Cumberland County, thus making the seat temporarily vacant.

    The process, apparently headed up by the Kentucky Department of Education to appoint a new member to serve out Sams’ unexpired term

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    School board meets Monday

    Clinton County Board of Education held a shorter than usual regular meeting Monday evening, September 17 with all board members present, with the session lasting less than a half hour.

    The board and audience in attendance first recognized Caleb Marlow, a CCHS FFA student who recently won Reserve Grand Champion in the Tractor Driving Contest at the Kentucky State Fair.

    Brandon Pharis, the new Mental Health Liaison, briefly outlined his duties in that role, funded by a federal grant.

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