Final 2018 terms of Circuit court, grand jury, held

Posted December 27, 2018 at 1:24 pm

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.

— Clinton Grand Jury:

The following indictments were handed down on December 6.

* Edward J. Adams, the alleged offenses of failure to notify address change to Department of Transportation; possession of a handgun by a convicted

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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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    Three-year-old becomes second fatality from multi-vehicle accident inTaylor County

    A chain reaction, multi-vehicle wreck late last month has claimed a second victim, a three-year-old Taylor County child.

    According to reports, Hunter Hedgespeth died last Wednesday, December 5 at Norton’s Children’s Hospital in Louisville, some eight days after the accident that occurred in Campbellsville on Tuesday, November 27.

    The young child was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Sarah Hedgespeth, 20, which was one of the vehicles involved .

    According to reports

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    Park board’s executive committee meets

    The Clinton County Rec/Park Board’s Executive Committee held its final meeting of the year last Thursday night with five members on hand, as well as part-time park director Tim Moons and maintenance director Michael Hood.

    The board first discussed the new fields that have been constructed, largely with the help of coach Todd Messer. The fields are in great shape and were almost complete as of early this week.

    The committee also accepted the sole proposal from Jerry Ridge to

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    Clinton grand jury holds October session

    The Clinton County Grand Jury convened in regular session October 11, naming five individuals in true bills returned in open circuit court.

    Four of the five individuals were charged with multiple counts.

    The following indictments were handed down in October:

    (Charges not noted otherwise are felony related.)

    * Jennifer Stockton: The alleged offenses of possession of a controlled substance not in original container, two counts (Class

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    October session of Clinton Circuit Court held

    The monthly term of Clinton Circuit Court was held October 11 with Judge David L. Williams presiding over another heavy docket.

    The following are cases in which sentencing, agreements, trial dates, or other types of final resolutions were made in cases.

    * Sentencing was held in the case of Commonwealth vs. Danny Hall, pursuant to an agreement effectuated on September 6.

    The defendant pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance first degree

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    School board holds October meeting

    Clinton County Board of Education held its monthly meeting last Thursday, October 11 with three of four active members present.

    The board first approved board minutes, voted to pay claims and bills and approved between meeting disbursements, as well as approving several school related trips throughout the current school term.

    Three reports were heard during the session, including the monthly finance report from Finance Director Mike Reeves; the Superintendent’s report by Charlotte Nasief and the attendance report for the second

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    Council takes up several topics at September meeting

    Albany City Council either discussed and/or voted on various items of business during its regular meeting last Tuesday, October 5 with all council members present.

    The council first voted to close part of the Westview Subdivision by allowing the landowners to erect a gate to the property where a subdivision is being planned in west Albany near what is known as Cherry Lane.

    During the council’s September meeting, some developers of the property made the request and city legal advisor

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    Committee calls for new generation of citizens to mobilize for better schools

    (The following is from a press release from The Prichard Committee, an education advocacy organization in Kentucky)


    The latest Kentucky test scores released last week show student performance declining in most areas and achievement gaps widening in Kentucky schools and communities.

    Our public schools have made great progress in the last generation and today that progress is at risk. To stem the decline and chart a course of renewed progress, citizens must

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    IDA holds call meeting

    The Clinton County Industrial Development Authority held a brief call meeting last Tuesday morning, September 18 with all members present.

    The primary purpose of the meeting was to grant a subordination agreement with a current borrower to rearrange a current loan, spreading out the loan through three entities.

    The board first approved a motion on a bank account review, voted to pay claims and bills and heard from IDA Coordinator Charlette Koger that

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