Hoover certainly ‘makes a statement’

Posted January 11, 2017 at 10:04 am

By Al Cross

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Soon after Republicans won control of the state House in the November 8 election, I told the man who would thus be speaker that I’d never heard anyone say anything bad in public about him, “but just wait two or three months.”

Rep. Jeff Hoover of Jamestown laughed and agreed, knowing he was about to be transformed from a well-liked minority leader with relatively little power into the boss of a super-majority that would bring Kentucky its first true one-party rule in 121 years (unless you count Republicans’ informal control of the Senate in 1920).

The transformation was jarring for Democrats on Thursday, as Republicans fast-tracked major bills on some of the most divisive issues in

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    Booher clarifies wet/dry vote process

    Posted January 11, 2017 at 10:08 am

    With a little confusion and questions about the voting process pertaining to the upcoming special election in less than two weeks on whether or not to keep Clinton County a dry territory or go “wet” allowing the sale of alcohol in the county, Clinton County Clerk

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    Oh snow, here we go . . .

    Posted January 11, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Just a couple of weeks after the official arrival of the winter season (December 21), residents had their first brush with a snowfall that covered roads Thursday night and Friday morning with a thin layer of ice

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    City council holds brief meeting

    Posted January 11, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Albany City Council held a short first of the year regular meeting last Tuesday, January 3 with all council members present, but again in the absence of Mayor Nicky Smith, who is continuing to recover from recent heart surgery.

    The council welcomed

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    Wet-dry machine absentee voting starts this Friday

    Posted January 4, 2017 at 10:06 am

    The local special election for residents to decide on whether or not to allow the sale of alcohol in Clinton County is heating up between the “wet” forces, or proponents of the measure and a full-scale campaign of “dry” forces who are running a total campaign

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    Christmas At Home serves help to 245 homes

    Posted January 4, 2017 at 10:05 am

    The final numbers are now in and it appears that one of the signature events to assist people in need, the 13th “Christmas at Home” food and toy drive was once again a tremendous success.

    Although not a record setting year, with

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    Yes or No . . . voters will choose January 24

    Posted December 28, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Several proponents of a “No” vote were about holding signs on Friday, December 23, in regards of the upcoming election scheduled for January 24, 2017. The vote will decide if Albany and Clinton County will be able

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    Students will once again use Cyber Days if needed

    Posted December 28, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    The Clinton County School District will once again be using non-traditional, or “cyber” school days, when and if needed, beginning during the second semester in 2017.

    The Cyber Days, which allows students to complete course assignments from home–either via computer or work

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