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Greg Beard re-elected to RECC Director seat

Posted May 17, 2017 at 9:27 am

With approximately 13.51 percent of the South Kentucky RECC membership participating in the voting process, members have re-elected Greg Beard to serve as director for District 5.

There were two districts open for election – District 1 (western Pulaski County and a very small portion of northern Wayne County); and District 5 (Clinton County, southern Wayne County, a small portion of Russell County, and into Pickett County, Tennessee). The District 1 board seat, however, was uncontested, so incumbent director Cathy Crew Epperson retained that seat for another four-year term.

The newly re-elected Beard says he is pleased to be able to continue serving the members of South Kentucky RECC.

“South Kentucky RECC has been a vital part of

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    Bat Dawgs host Monroe in final home game of the season

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    Eli Baker tried to get to a ball hit to right field Monday afternoon against Monroe County. The ball got past Baker to give Monroe an early 1-0

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    An amateur thoroughbred racing fan myself – mostly I enjoy the atmosphere of a day at the track and camaraderie of Derby Day amongst friends – I’ve followed

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    The victim, identified as Amber Chaplin, was reportedly walking alongside the street when she was struck by a car being operated by Ricky Stockton, also of Albany.

    Chaplin was later transported to an out-of-town

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    Snow intersection is scene of another serious wreck

    Emergency crews and law enforcement were on the scene within minutes last Thursday afternoon to begin removing victims from vehicles and transporting them to facilities for treatment to injuries. The three-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. 127 and Ky. 90 in the Snow Community and resulted in three victims receiving injuries, two of which were transported via helicopter.

    The intersection has been the scene of countless serious vehicle accidents and although caution lights are in

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    Council raises water rate on split vote

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    The rate increase will be minimal, at 10 cents per day, or approximately $3 per month for residential customers.

    Four council members were on hand last week

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    Clinton County Board of Education held a lengthy and busy regular monthly meeting Monday evening, April 17 with all board members on hand.

    The board first recognized members of the Albany Elementary School Academic team, The team placed third in district competition with several members placing in various subjects. The team is coached by Danielle Hicks and Ashley Shelton.

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    Janie Gibson, a board member for the FURever Friends Spay and Neuter Clinic, addressed the IDA board and gave a presentation on the clinic project, including laying out estimated costs for start-up and amounts the organization still needed to make sure the first clinic would be funded, hopeful in early

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