Clinton County receives grant to preserve local records

Posted October 11, 2017 at 9:12 am

State Librarian and Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) Commissioner Terry Manuel announced that Clinton County Clerk Sheila Booher has received a grant totaling $23,984 from the KDLA to preserve and manage local government records.

Thirty-nine grants have been awarded throughout the state for a total of $601,177 from the first round of funding from fiscal year 2018 Local Records Program grant funds. The next round of grants will be awarded in December.

Funds for the program come from fees enacted by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1984 and 2007 to preserve and retain local public records. Any local government agency can apply for this grant.

“Providing access to these local records is important,” Sen. Max Wise said. “I am pleased to

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    Clinton Grand Jury hands down several true bills, majority involving multiple drug charges

    The Clinton County Grand Jury had a busy regular session on Thursday, September 14, handing down a host of indictment charges against some 16 different individuals. Most of the true bills, returned in open Clinton Circuit Court, involved multiple charges, many being drug related alleged offenses.

    Also, some charges involved in multiple count true bills included misdemeanor charges.

    The following indictments were handed down by the local grand jury in September:

    * Ashley D. Fairchild, the alleged offenses of operating a vehicle while under

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    Fiscal court approves ambulance remount payment at call meeting

    Clinton Fiscal Court held a brief special call meeting Friday morning with all court members present and a limited agenda.

    The court, under claims and bills, voted to pay Select Tech of Shelbyville, Tennessee an invoice in the amount of $92,030 as payment for a new ambulance remount. The remount is being purchased via a state grant received several months ago toward the purchase.

    The total amount covers not only the remount but installation, decal package and radios.

    The court,

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    August term of Clinton Circuit Court held

    A term of Clinton Circuit Court was conducted on August 18, 2017 with Judge David L. Williams presiding over the court calendar.

    In the case of Commonwealth vs. Danny Joe Stearns, during motion hour to determine the defendant’s competency to stand trial, the court noted the trial date remains scheduled for November 13 at 9 a.m. That is the same date for co-defendant Lisa Sue York, as the pair is charged with attempted murder, first degree assault, theft or disposition of property (auto) and theft by failure to make required disposition of

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    Superintendent gets contract extension during board work session

    Clinton County Schools Superintendent Charlotte Nasief, just a couple of weeks following her annual evaluation, was awarded a contract extension by the school board at a work session held last Thursday, August 17 with all members present.

    The contract issue was one of three action items on the agenda.

    The board, on a motion by Kevin Marcum, seconded by Jeff Sams, approved the following motion “to award a new contract to Charlotte Nasief for a term of four (4) years to begin on the

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    Harmon releases audit of Clinton County Clerk’s fee account

    State Auditor Mike Harmon has released the audit of the 2016 financial statement of Clinton County Clerk Shelia Booher. State law requires the auditor to conduct annual audits of county clerks and sheriffs.

    Auditing standards require the auditor’s letter to communicate whether the financial statement presents fairly the receipts, disbursements and excess fees of the Clinton County Clerk in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. The clerk’s financial statement did not follow that format. However, the clerk’s financial statement is fairly presented

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    Clinton Grand jury convenes Monday

    The Clinton County Grand Jury convened on Monday, August 14 and handed down the following indictments in open Circuit Court.

    * Michael S. Glidewell: Criminal trespass first degree, Class A misdemeanor; burglary second degree, Class C felony and persistent felony offender second degree, in relation to entering the residence of Troy Stearns on or about May 10. Also, criminal mischief first degree, Class D felony, criminal trespass third degree and burglary third degree, and persistent felony offender second degree in connection with entering a building belonging to Frank

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    Fiscal court holds two special meetings

    Clinton County Fiscal Court dealt with a trio of issues in two separate special meetings over a five-day period late last week and early this week. Both meetings saw five of six members present with magistrate Patty Guinn absent due to family medical issues.

    The court first met last Thursday morning July 17 to deal with the proposed purchase of two pieces of road department equipment which had been discussed at the court’s regular meeting the prior week.

    On a split 3-2 vote, the court opted to purchase–on

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    Trooper Island Camp ends another successful season of summer camp

    Trooper Island Camp, a youth camp in southwest Clinton County on Dale Hollow Lake, closed out yet another successful camping season last week. Operated by the Kentucky State Police and funded entirely through fundraising efforts and private donations, the camp serves about 700 Kentucky boys and girls who are at-risk or underprivileged each year. The campers who enjoy Trooper Island each summer, are hand-picked by members of the Kentucky State Police from communities across the Commonwealth.

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    July term of Clinton Circuit Court conducted

    The monthly term of Clinton Circuit Court was held on Thursday, July 13 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over a heavy calendar of cases. The following are those in which some type of resolutions were reached, either formal sentencing, plea agreements or rulings being made.

    * In the case of Commonwealth vs. Joseph Glen Carey (Cumberland County case), a plea was entered.

    The Commonwealth recommended that upon a plea of guilty to trafficking in a controlled substance first degree and persistent felony offender second degree, the

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