Man walks away from one vehicle accident Tuesday

Posted September 12, 2018 at 8:38 am

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, along with Kentucky State Police, Clinton County EMS and South Kentucky RECC were called to the scene of an accident on Tuesday, September 4, on KY HWY 738. Ronnie D. Vincent, 21, of Burkesville, was traveling on Wolf River Dock Road when he met a vehicle towing a boat on his side of the roadway. According to the Sheriff’s accident report, Vincent swerved to avoid a head on collision and he lost control of his vehicle, struck a utility pole cutting it in half. The vehicle then struck a tree. The vehicle Vincent was driving sustained total damage. Vincent was transported to The Medical Center Albany and treated for injuries.

    Park board’s executive committee meets

    The Clinton County Rec/Park Board’s executive committee met last Thursday evening, August 30 with five committee members present and limited items of business on the meeting’s agenda.

    The board first approved the monthly treasurer’s report, which showed a fund balance of approximately $5,400.00 and noted that part-time park director Tim Moons’ salary is up to date through the end of August.

    Moons was hired for the position from March through September and will remain in that position for the remainder

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    Three indicted by Clinton Grand Jury in August

    The Clinton County Grand Jury convened in regular session on August 2, handing down true bills in open circuit court against only three individuals.

    The following indictments were returned this month:

    * Ryan Tweedy–The alleged offenses of escape second degree; fleeing or evading police first degree (on foot); resisting arrest (Class A misdemeanor); disorderly conduct first degree (Class A misdemeanor); public intoxication (Class B misdemeanor).

    * Robert Judd—The alleged offense of theft by

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    August term of Clinton Circuit Court conducted

    The monthly term of Clinton Circuit Court was held on August 2 with judge David L. Williams presiding over the court calendar.

    The following actions were officially taken:

    * During a pretrial conference, a plea agreement was reached in the case of Commonwealth vs. Michael Kimes.

    The Commonwealth recommended dismissing the following charges: escape second degree and two counts of persistent felony offender second degree. Upon a plea of guilty to the charge

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    Harmon releases audit of Clinton County Sheriff’s Office

    State Auditor Mike Harmon recently released the audit of the 2017 financial statement of 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 to operate the office.

    Auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether the financial statement presents fairly the receipts,

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    Fire destroys garage, property Sunday


    A structure fire occurred at approximately 2:41 p.m. Sunday afternoon, August 12 in Clinton County on the Clear Fork Church Road.

    The fire involved a garage that was located about 25-30 feet from a mobile home residence. The garage was fully engulfed in flames when firemen arrived at the scene.

    Albany Fire Chief Robert Roeper stated that the suspected cause was that the owner, who was not identified in the report, was

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    School board work session held prior to Monday meeting

    Clinton County Board of Education held its monthly work session last Thursday afternoon, August 9, taking some votes prior to its regular meeting that was held this past Monday evening.

    The board took a first step in seeing much needed repairs and improvements to the Clinton County High School tennis courts by approving an agreement with Sherman Carter Barnhart for architectural work on the project.

    In a separate but related motion, the board also gave approval to submit a letter

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    Two arrests made in stabbing incident

    According to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, Jordan Jones got into an argument with Christopher Coffey in what escalated into Jones cutting Coffey on both arms.

    Coffey was treated at the Medical Center Albany and later released.

    Jones was charged with first degree assault domestic violence while Coffey was arrested and charged with assault in the fourth degree domestic violence.

    Jones’ bond was

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    July Circuit Court term sees several sentenced; York gets probation

    A busy term of Clinton Circuit Court was held on July 12 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over a heavy docket, which saw several defendants either formally sentenced or reaching plea agreements.

    The following cases are those in which some type of resolutions were made or orders issued by the court.

    * Sentencing was held in the case of Commonwealth vs. Lisa Sue York, pursuant to an agreement reached on May 10.

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    Clinton jobless rate up in June

    The unemployment rate rose by a full percentage point in Clinton County between the time period of May and June of this year, but is still nearly two full percentage points below where it was a year ago.

    According to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Clinton County’s jobless rate for the month of June 2018, was calculated at 5.9 percent.

    The unemployment rate here a month ago, May,2018, was

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