Harmon releases Audit of Clinton County Sheriff’s Tax Settlement

Posted January 25, 2017 at 9:30 am

State Auditor Mike Harmon has released the audit of the sheriff’s settlement–2015 taxes for Clinton County Sheriff Jim Guffey. State law requires the auditor to annually audit the accounts of each county sheriff. In compliance with this law, the auditor issues two sheriff’s reports each year: one reporting on the audit of the sheriff’s tax account, and the other reporting on the audit of the fee account used to operate the office.

Auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether the sheriff’s settlement presents fairly the taxes charged, credited and paid in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The sheriff’s settlement is prepared on the regulatory basis, which is described in the auditor’s opinion letter. Regulatory basis reporting for the sheriff’s settlement is an acceptable reporting methodology, and this reporting methodology

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    Hoover certainly ‘makes a statement’

    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

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    Clinton unemployment rate falls to 5.3 percent in November

    Unemployment in Clinton County dropped almost a full percentage point in the month between October and November of this year, and fell by more than three full percentage points in the past 12 months.

    The jobless rate in Clinton County during the month of November, 2016, was listed as 5.3 percent, compared to a rate of 6.2 percent the previous month, October, 2016.

    In a 12 month period, the local unemployment rate has dropped from a rate of 8.6 percent

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    Clinton Grand Jury meets; December term of Circuit Court held

    The current panel of the Clinton County Grand Jury convened for the final time in 2016 on December 1 and the final regular session of Clinton Circuit Court was also conducted on the same date.

    — Clinton Grand Jury: The grand jury handed down several indictments, most being multi-count charges at its December session. The following true bills were hand down in open circuit court:

    * Victor J. Barnes was indicted on the alleged offenses of: manufacturing methamphetamine, Class B felony; possession of marijuana, Class B misdemeanor; trafficking

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    School board holds brief work session last week

    Clinton County Board of Education held its final pre-business meeting work session of the calendar year last Thursday evening, December 8 with four of five members present.

    There was one action item on the agenda, as the board voted unanimously to approve a trip for high school students to the Early Childhood Center to complete a Reader’s Theatre “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” which was held last Friday, December 9.

    Finance Director Mike Reeves then reviewed the latest year’s school district audit report with the board.

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    City Council, Industrial Authority hold brief regular meetings

    Albany City Council and the Clinton County Industrial Development Authority held separate, and brief, regular meetings last Monday evening and Thursday morning, respectively at city hall and the IDA-Welcome Center.

    Albany City Council:

    The city council met Monday evening at city hall in the absence of Mayor Nicky Smith and two councilmen, Tony Delk and Leland Hicks, as some were absent due to sickness.

    Councilwoman Tonya Thrasher was chosen once again to chair the brief meeting in the mayor’s absence and the agenda was

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    Court makes board appointments at special meeting

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held a brief call meeting Monday morning with all members present and four items of business on the special meeting agenda.

    The court first approved fund transfers and then proceeded to give approval to some people who had been recommended to serve on the local taxing district board.

    On a motion by Magistrate Mickey Riddle, the court voted unanimously to appoint Jamie Sparks to the Clinton County Library Board and on a motion by Magistrate Patty Guinn, approved the appointments of Anna Norris and

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    Relay committee sets theme, continues to raise funds early for 2017

    The 2017 Clinton County Relay For Life main event is still five months away, but that is not stopping a host of volunteers, including individuals, schools and others from getting an early start on fundraising, with some events having already been held, many more on tap in the coming months, and fundraisers of some type going on almost continually.

    The Relay For Life committee held a brief final meeting of 2016 last Thursday evening at the Extension Office and discussed ongoing fundraisers and announced the theme for next year’s Relay, among other

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    Congressional headquarters to be located ‘nearby’ in Tompkinsville

    The recent November general election brought about a lot of changes in some ways, while some federal seats remained unchanged. But one change that may be a help to Clinton and other central Kentucky counties in the First Congressional District was announced recently by new Congressman James Comer.

    According to an article in the November 17 issue of the Tompkinsville News, it was announced that for the first time ever, the main office of the First Congressional District will be in Monroe County, just a couple of counties away from Albany and

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    November term of Clinton Circuit Court held

    A session of Clinton Circuit Court was held a week ago Thursday, November 3 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over the docket.

    The following are cases in which some type of resolutions were reached:

    * Sentencing was held in the case of Commonwealth vs. William L. Wood, charged with flagrant nonsupport, pursuant to a jury trial in the case conducted on October 5.

    The jury found the defendant guilty on the charge and the court followed the jury recommendation that the defendant

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