Park board holds brief meeting

Posted June 5, 2019 at 12:20 pm

The Clinton County Rec/Park Board held its regular meeting Thursday, May 30 with eight members present, as well as park director Tim Moons. The meeting was brief with only general items of business being discussed.

Board members discussed the higher costs recently associated with trash pick-up, due in part to continued illegal dumping that occurs. They also thanked the county for its assistance with mowing the park.

After approving the monthly treasurer’s report, treasurer Gina Poore said she had been approached with a request to have a new American flag purchased to hang at the park.

Following a brief discussion, board member Jeff Pharis made a motion to have Poore contact Congressman James Comer’s office to see if there was a possibility a

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    Cumberland County couple killed in two-vehicle head-on wreck Saturday

    An elderly Cumberland County couple is dead and another Burkesville man is facing charges following a two-vehicle wreck that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend.

    According to reports, Kentucky State Police Post 15 Sergeant Adam Likins is investigating the double-fatality crash that occurred around 11:08 p.m. Saturday night, May 25, six miles east of Burkesville on KY 90 in Cumberland County.

    The preliminary investigation indicates that Christian Parrish, 28, of Burkesville, was operating a 2000 Ford eastbound on KY 90

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    IDA meeting has varied agenda

    The Clinton County Industrial Development Authority held a special call meeting last Friday, May 10. Five of seven members were on hand for the 45-minute session which saw various items of business being discussed.

    Board chairman Jerrod Witham first recognized newly appointed member Dawn Tompkins to her first IDA meeting prior to the business portion of the meeting taking place.

    The board members, on a motion by Debbie Brown, voted to pay one-third of the total $450 cost to have

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    Clinton Grand Jury indicts Points on 17 charges

    The Clinton County Grand Jury convened on April 11 and returned open indictments in circuit court against four individuals, including one person facing 17 total charges ranging from misdemeanors, to traffic charges, to felonies.

    Michael D. Points, 36, was indicted for the following alleged offenses, all having occurred on or about November 25, 2018.

    * Trafficking in marijuana, less than eight ounces (Class A misdemeanor); possession of marijuana (Class B misdemeanor); possession of drug paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor); motor vehicle

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    April term of Clinton Circuit Court held

    The latest term of Clinton Circuit Court was held April 11 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over the docket.

    The following are cases in which some type of final resolution and ruling were made and/or trial dates being scheduled.

    * Sentencing was held in the case of Commonwealth vs. Jesse Pittman, pursuant to an agreement reached on March 18.

    The defendant pled guilty to the offenses of theft by unlawful taking

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    Body of Jordan Moore found in Cumberland County creek

    On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 at approximately 3:40 PM CST Kentucky State Police Post was notified of a possible deceased male floating in a creek near KY 61 North, in Cumberland County.

    Upon arrival, units discovered the deceased male was 28 year old Jordan Moore of Burkesville, who had been entered as a missing person on February 15th, 2019.

    An autopsy is scheduled to be performed. This investigation is being led by Detective Kenny Brown.

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    Clinton Circuit Court, grand jury convenes

    The Clinton County Grand Jury convened in regular session Thursday, March 7 and returned the following indictments in open circuit court. Charges, unless otherwise noted, are felonies.

    * Charlie K. York was charged with resisting arrest (Class A misdemeanor); fleeing or evading police (on foot) first degree; operating a motor vehicle on suspended or revoked license for DUI; operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (second offense within a five-year period); wanton endangerment first degree; fleeing or evading police first degree; trafficking in a controlled substance

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    Clinton Grand Jury convenes for February term

    The Clinton County Grand Jury convened on Thursday, February 14 and handed down the following indictments in open circuit court.

    * Jeremy D. Wright, the alleged offenses of: wanton endangerment first degree; obstruction/interference with an officer; discharge firearm/another device across public road; possession of animal/fur-out of season; illegal take/pursue deer/turkey; entry on land to shoot/fish/trap without consent, first offense; theft of identity; terroristic threatening third degree (two charges). All of the offenses having occurred on or about November 17, 2018.

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    Jail inmates again being utilized to help clean county

    The concept is nothing new and has been utilized in Clinton County in the past. However, it has been awhile since low-risk inmates, with supervision, are now back at work helping keep local roads a little cleaner…and safer.

    Jailer Tracy Thurman is utilizing inmates to pick up trash alongside county roads, keeping them cleaner and at the same time, removing some unwanted and dangerous items, such as syringes, which causes a danger to citizens.

    Deputy Jailer Gilbert Daniel, who is

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