Clinton Circuit Court term has large case load

Posted February 27, 2019 at 9:15 am

The monthly term of Clinton Circuit Court saw a very heavy docket on Thursday, February 14 with Judge David L. Williams presiding over a host of cases, several involving formal sentencing and/or plea agreements being reached.

The following cases involve those where some final resolutions were reached, motions ruled or trial dates scheduled.

* Sentencing was held in the case of Commonwealth vs. Ryan T. Tweedy, pursuant to an agreement reached on January 10.

The defendant pled guilty to receiving stolen property under $10,000 under one indictment with a five year sentence imposed; escape second degree with a two-year sentence; DUI with a $200 fine and court costs imposed; and wanton endangerment first degree. The Commonwealth opposed probation.

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    Parole officer from Albany arrested in Burkesville

    A Probation Parole officer from Albany has been arrested by the Kentucky State Police after a three-day covert investigation.

    According to the Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer at Post 15, Tyler Young, 33, of Albany, was arrested on Friday afternoon, February 15.

    The case began when the Kentucky State Police received a complaint from a parolee in Cumberland County. regarding her parole officer.

    The Kentucky State Police began what was described in

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    Elementary Academic Team places in district

    Members of the Elementary Academic team are pictured above, from left to right, first row, Silas Boykin, Cannon Thrasher, Alli Latham, and Jed Groce. Second row is: Caleb Shepperd, Nevina Shelton, Addison Weston, Kassie Shelton, Jaelyn Moreland, Addison Coop and Gavin York.

    On Saturday February 9, the Elementary Academic Team competed in the 54th District Governor’s Cup competition at Metcalfe County Elementary. The team had a very successful day and brought home several awards, as a team and as individual competitors.

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    School board holds long work session prior to Monday’s regular meeting

    Clinton County Board of Education held a lengthy work session Thursday, January 17, prior to its regular meeting Monday night.

    A few presentations and several topics were discussed during the one hour and 40-minute session, which ironically began with the announcement that board chairperson Paula Key had resigned the week before and it being the first official meeting for new board member Bobbi Ann Bair.

    All other active board members were present for the meeting.

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    Clinton Middle School entered in national education contest

    Schools Receiving Most People’s Choice Votes Will Win $8,000 Each

    Clinton County Middle School has entered a $200,000 national education contest hoping for a chance at one of the 13 prizes that will be awarded to recognize the most unique and inventive K-12 program.

    In addition to completing an online application for the annual Follett Challenge, Clinton County Middle School also submitted a short video to promote its program that teaches students the 21st century skills they need to

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    Grand Jury hands down several indictments

    The grand jury handed down several other indictments during its regular monthly session last week, several being multi-count true bills involving both felony and misdemeanor charges.

    The following indictments were handed down last week and are felony charges unless otherwise noted:

    * Daniel J.. Cappiello, 48, the alleged offenses of possession of a controlled substance (three counts), Class B misdemeanors; possession of drug paraphernalia, Class A misdemeanor; possession of a controlled substance third degree (three counts); failure to maintain insurance,

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    New council opens year with short special meeting

    Albany City Council held its first meeting of 2019 last Tuesday, January 8 with all members present except councilman Tony Delk.

    The meeting was a special call meeting in lieu of the regular meeting, which fell on New Year’s Day.

    There were only two items of official business taken up during the meeting, including the appointment of four members to served on the Albany Housing Authority Board of Directors.

    The council, by unanimous

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    Clinton Circuit Court term held last Thursday

    The first 2019 monthly term of Clinton Circuit Court was held Thursday, January 10 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over a heavy early year docket.

    The following cases were those where defendants were either sentenced, entered pleas, had trial dates scheduled or some other type of resolutions made.

    * During a pretrial conference, a plea agreement was reached in the case of Commonwealth vs. Christopher A. York.

    The Commonwealth recommended dismissing

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    Final 2018 terms of Circuit court, grand jury, held

    Final 2018 terms of both Clinton Circuit Court and the Clinton County Grand Jury were held on December 6 with Judge David L. Williams presiding.

    Although the circuit court docket was a bit lighter than usual, the Clinton Grand Jury returned a host of indictments, including several multi-count true bills, with some being in double-digit numbers in charges.

    Those true bills were also handed down in open circuit court earlier this month.

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    Council holds final regular meeting with Mayor Smith at the helm

    Albany City Council held its last regular meeting of 2018 last Tuesday evening, December 4 with all council members on hand.

    The meeting was brief and also somewhat emotional to some, as it was the last regular meeting for outgoing mayor Nicky Smith and three council members, including long-term members.

    Councilmen Leland Hicks and Frankie Stockton, who have served on the council for many years, will not be back in 2019, as well as Carl Ferguson, who, like the mayor,

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