Fiscal court deals with general business at final session of 2020

Posted December 22, 2020 at 12:50 pm

Clinton County Fiscal Court held its final meeting of 2020 last Thursday, December 17, with hand and a light agenda for the brief 20 minute regular session.

The meeting was streamed live on the Clinton County Judge/Executive’s Facebook page.

The court first acknowledged receiving the treasurer’s report, approved the monthly report and one line item transfer and voted to pay claims and bills.

A couple of cash transfers were approved on separate votes, including $30,000 to the jail account and $40,000 to the ambulance account, both from the Occupation Tax Fund.

The court then approved a sheriff’s department budget amendment pertaining to the purchase of a sheriff’s department vehicle and also approved the sheriff’s office 2020-21

Read Full Story…

    Clinton Circuit Court results from December 3, 2020 proceedings

    Earl Dalton entered a plea of guilty to Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree (2 Counts), the defendant shall receive a sentence of three (3) years on each count to run concurrently for a total of three (3) years to serve.

    The Commonwealth agrees not to indict on any other charges on the above-styled set of facts.

    The defendant shall pay restitution in the amount of $350.00 payable to the Clinton Circuit Court Clerk’s Office and disbursed to

    Read Full Story…

    Albany City Council holds short special meeting

    Albany City Council, after having postponed its regular meeting this month due to it falling on election day, held a very short special call meeting last Tuesday, November 10, with five of six council members on hand and a very limited agenda.

    After approving the minutes from the previous meeting, Albany Mayor Lyle Pierce congratulated the two new council members who were elected in the general election, Joe Stockton and Sarah Wilson-Browning.

    Those new members will officially take their seats

    Read Full Story…

    Fiscal court holds short special meeting

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held another short special meeting last Thursday morning with five of six members present and three items of business on the agenda.

    The court voted to pay election officers by unanimous vote and also approved a payment of just over $144,600 for blacktopping work, which will be reimbursed by state FLEX funds.

    The court, on three separate votes, also approved three cash transfers, all from the Occupational Tax Fund to the EMS, Jail and General Fund

    Read Full Story…

    APD releases October activity report

    Albany Police Department has released its activity report for the month of October 2020. During the month, the department issued 44 citations for 26 separate violations.

    Citations issued for the month are as follows: three each for domestic violence; public intoxication; criminal mischief and probation violation.

    There were two citations for each of the following: no insurance; expired registration receipt; driving on a DUI suspended license; possession of drug paraphernalia; no operator’s license; trafficking in a controlled substance; assault-third degree;

    Read Full Story…

    Signature HealthCARE issues statement regarding COVID-19 infection, steps taken since

    [Editor’s note: The Clinton County News reached out to the parent company of Clinton County Care & Rehabilitation regarding the recent infection of COVID-19 that has moved through the long term facility located in Albany.

    The following is the statement issued to the Clinton County News, from Ann Bowdan Wilder, Media/PR/Communications Manager of Signature HealthCARE, regarding the company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the steps taken recently in regards to the recent outbreak in the Albany facility.]

    Read Full Story…

    October session Clinton Circuit Court held

    The monthly term of Clinton Circuit Court was held on Thursday, October 8 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over the docket of cases.

    The following are cases in which some type of resolutions, sentencings, plea agreements, rulings, etc., were made or ruled on.

    * Sentencing was held in the case of Commonwealth vs. Thomas Claborn, pursuant to a plea agreement effectuated on September 3.

    The defendant pled guilty under one indictment

    Read Full Story…

    Grand Jury indicts Poore for arson

    The Clinton County Grand Jury convened on October 8, and returned several indictments in open circuit court.

    Included in this round of indictments that have not already been reported on by the Clinton County News includes an indictment against an individual charged in relation to a fire at the Clinton County Jail in August.

    During the October session, the grand jury charged Ricky Lance Poore with first degree arson, a Class A felony,

    Read Full Story…

    COVID-19 weekly Q&A session with LCDHD/area media

    A list of questions was presented to the LCDHD staff by the media. Those questions, and the answers given, are provided in the following article for the readers of the Clinton County News.

    The media updates are presented bi-weekly and the Clinton County News will continue to participate in those briefings so we can better keep our readers informed

    A media Zoom meeting was held October 21, 2020 for our media partners and community.

    Read Full Story…

    KY 90 in Cumberland County to be Reduced to one lane

    Temporary traffic signals in place

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that KY 90 in Cumberland County will be reduced to one lane at mile point 8.2 (Dutch Creek) as crews perform bridge deck restorations.

    Temporary traffic signals are in place on the east and west bound approaches for the lane closures.

    In addition, lane widths will be reduced to 11’ 6”.

    Work is

    Read Full Story…