Grand jury returns several multi-count true bills during February session

Posted February 26, 2020 at 2:54 pm

The Clinton County Grand Jury convened in regular session on Thursday, February 6, and handed down the following indictments in open circuit court:

* Justin Joe Daley: The alleged offenses of receiving stolen property (over $10,000), Class C felony; arson 2nd degree, Class B felony; obscuring the identity of a machine or other property, Class C felony; persistent felony offense (three counts); possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Class D felony;and persistent felony offender first degree.

The alleged incidents occurred on or about January 12, 2020 involving retaining and burning of a travel trailer belonging to another person. And, the offenses having been committed when the defendant had been convicted of a prior felony offense within the past five years.

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    Fiscal court holds call meeting

    Clinton Fiscal Court held what is beginning to be a usual “special call” monthly meeting last Tuesday afternoon, February 4. All court members were on hand for the approximate 10-minute session.

    Clinton County Clerk Nathan Collins first presented the fiscal court with a check for $5,160.38 in excess fees from his past year’s account, which the court voted unanimously to accept.

    The court then unanimously agreed to pay two claims and bills, both

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    Sheriff Vincent expresses gratitude in efforts to locate missing elderly Clinton woman

    Clinton County Sheriff Jeff Vincent has reported to the Clinton County News that a wide-spread effort involving multiple departments and individuals, resulted last week in an elderly lady who had wandered away from her home, being located safe.

    On the night of January 29, Ms. Christine Parrigin, an elderly lady residing in the Snow Community, had walked away from her home. Approximately two hours after the notification had been distributed, Ms. Parrigin was found on the mountain behind her home.

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    First term of Clinton 2020 circuit court held

    The first 2020 term of Clinton Circuit Court was a relatively lighter than usual session on Thursday, January 9 with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over the first docket of the calendar year.

    The following are cases in which some type of resolutions were made or sentences handed down.

    * During a pretrial conference, a plea agreement was reached in the case of Commonwealth vs. Ashley L. Barton.

    The Commonwealth recommended dismissing

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    Clinton Grand Jury returns several indictments

    The Clinton County Grand Jury convened January 9 and returned several indictments in open circuit court, as follows:

    * Jason L. Murphy: The alleged offenses of possession of drug paraphernalia; resident fishing without a license/permit; possession of marijuana; possession of a controlled substance first degree.

    * Tina G. Parrigin: The alleged offense of theft of unlawful taking or disposition.

    * Shyanne Parrigin: The alleged offense of theft by unlawful taking or disposition.

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    IDA approves loan for Flip N Fly Athletics

    The Clinton County Industrial Development Authority, in its first meeting of the year on Thursday, January 9, agreed to participate in yet another business loan.

    Five of seven members were on hand for the over one-hour long session, including newly appointed member Kimberly Stockton, who was appointed by the fiscal court in December.

    After the meeting was called to order and the minutes from previous meetings were approved, board members entered into an approximate 55-minute closed session pursuant to KRS

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    Clinton Circuit Court held; grand jury indicts one

    The final 2019 term of Clinton Circuit Court and final grand jury session of the six-month term were each held on Thursday, December 2, with Circuit Judge David L. Williams presiding over the docket.

    The following are cases in which some type of resolutions were reached or ruling handed down.

    * Sentencing was held in the case of Commonwealth vs. Sharla Lynn Brown, pursuant to a plea agreement reached on November 7.

    The

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    Fiscal court approves fund transfers for payroll

    Clinton County Fiscal Court held a special meeting last Wednesday afternoon with five members present, again voting only to make cash transfers to meet payroll.

    Five of the magistrates were on hand for the short call meeting with two transfers voted on separately.

    The court, on a motion by magistrate Mickey Riddle, approved a $1,500 transfer from the general fund checking account to the Occupational Fund checking account.

    On a motion by magistrate

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    Last council meeting of 2019 cancelled due to lack of quorum

    What was to be the final regular meeting of Albany City Council for this calendar year did not take place due to lack of a quorum.

    The council was scheduled to hold its regular meeting last Tuesday, December 3, at city hall.

    Only three members, however, one shy of a quorum necessary, were able to attend, thus causing the meeting to have to be cancelled. It would have taken four of six (two-thirds) of the members to constitute a legal

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    Sheriff announces extended office days for tax collections

    With the 2019 tax collection season well underway, Clinton County Sheriff Jeff Vincent has announced some extended office days and hours to allow taxpayers time to pay their tax bills on time.

    During the month of December, when taxes are paid by the last day of the month at the base rate, the sheriff’s office will be open each day Monday through Friday and again each Saturday morning.

    The only days the sheriff’s office will be closed for Christmas and

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