Things to do …

Posted October 16, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Class of ‘74 planning meeting

A reunion planning meeting for the Class of 1974 is scheduled for Monday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Lee’s Famous Recipe.

Happy Angels Halloween Chili

Supper and Pet Costume Contest

A fundraiser for Happy Angels Animal Rescue will be held at Mountain View Park on Friday, October 25 from 5-8 p.m. under the Marlow Pavilion. Chili, sides, drinks and dessert will be $5 per person. Dress up your pet and enter the costume contest which will be judged at 6 p.m. Prizes awarded for cutest, funniest and scariest. All proceeds will help to provide food, veterinarian care and transportation of rescued pets to no-kill adoption shelters.


Class of 1962 to meet Saturday

The CCHS Class of ‘62 will meet Saturday, October 19 at 9 a.m. Central Time at McDonald’s. We hope everyone can attend.

Project Graduation 5K color run

The 2014 Clinton County Project Graduation 5K Color Run will be Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m. Runners will start and finish at Albany Elementary School. Registration is $25 with the first 200 registering receiving a t-shirt. All proceeds go to Clinton County High School 2014 Project Graduation. For more information call 387-6099; 688-4017; 270-459-0111; or 688-1420.


Celebrate My Drive underway

Celebrate My Drive is a community celebration that encourages teens to make safe choices behind the wheel. You could help Clinton County High School receive a $100,000 or $25,000 grant, and maybe even a concert from Kelly Clarkson. Check out all the details at and vote for Clinton County High School every day from October 18-26, anyone 14 and older. For more information contact Lisa Beard at 606-387-6099.


Hopkins one-room rural school

program at Mt. View Park

On Saturday, October 19 at 12:00 noon CST a one hour program recreating a rural one room school class from the 1940s will be performed at the Hopkins School. Retired teacher Charles Shelton will teach the class and Larry Hatfield will portray Carvin Reneau, who was school superintendent for 32 years. Albany Elementary students will perform as class members. The original Hopkins School was built in 1857 on land donated by Ebenzer Grider. It was replaced in 1912 by the existing building which was restored in 1997 and furnished with items that replicate a one room school of that era. It is requested that anyone who attended the Hopkins School write to Hopkins, POB 435, Albany, KY 42602 or email who their teacher was, year(s) attended and something remembered from their school days. The responses will be compiled and a copy sent to everyone who responded with information.

Burkesville Academy of Fine Arts to present ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Burkesville Academy of Fine Arts is excited to announce our upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz.” With a click of the heels and a sprinkle of magic you’ll be swept away to the Emerald City with BAFA’s bewitching adventure of the land of Oz. Performances will be at the Cumberland County Middle School on Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 at 2 p.m. Admission is open to the public and is $5 per person. Seating is first come, first serve and house doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Call BAFA at (270) 459-2727 with questions.

Fiscal Court meeting postponed

The Clinton County Fiscal Court meeting, scheduled for October 17, has been postponed due to set-up for the Foothills Festival. A special call meeting will be held at a later date.

Farm Bureau fruit orders

The Clinton County Farm Bureau is now accepting its annual fruit orders. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, October 29. You may call the local Farm Bureau office to place your order at 606-387-6633.


Local Planning

Committee meeting

On behalf of the Clinton County Board of Education, the Clinton County Local Planning Committee will convene a meeting to accept the proposed draft District Facilities Plan. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Central Office board room at 12 noon local time. This meeting will be for the purpose of discussing items concerning the District Facilities Plan.

Foothills window displays

The Foothills Festival committee encourages businesses near and around the square to decorate their windows. If you want your window judged call 387-7504 or 688-0867.


Fiscal Court scheduled to meet

Clinton County Fiscal Court is scheduled to hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, October 17 at 5 p.m. at the courthouse. The meeting is open to the public.


Upcoming meetings at the

Clinton County Extension Office

The Clinton County Extension Service will offer a series of webinars on forestry topics. The meetings will be live via computer from the University of Kentucky. Please call the Extension Office if you would like to attend one or all three meetings at (606) 387-5404.

Kentucky Master Loggers will receive one hour Continuing Education Credit for each meeting.

Clinton Retired Teachers AES school supply drive underway

The Clinton County Retired Teachers are conducting a School Supplies Drive for Albany Elementary. Items requested are Kleenex, flash drives, sticky notes, binder clips and dry erase markers. Also, monetary donations will be accepted and these supplies will be purchased. Donations can be dropped off at the Clinton County Hospital Gift Shop or brought to the October meeting of the Retired Teachers. The drive will conclude on Thursday, October 17 at the meeting of the Clinton County Retired Teachers at Lee’s Famous Recipe at 1 p.m.


Foothills Festival Parade theme

The Foothills Festival Parade will be held Friday, October 18, 2013 at 5 p.m. Floats must be decorated in the theme: “My Town.”


Rec/Park Board meeting

The Rec/Park Board will meet next Thursday, October 24 at 6 p.m. at Mountain View Park. The meeting is open to the general public. 1-2

Attention all veterans — Free

Any veteran who has earned service medals while serving in the U.S. Military and has not received their medals please contact Bill Rutherford. Please note you will need a copy of your DD-214 to request your medals. Contact Bill at 20 Robin Lane, Monticello, Ky. 42633 or call 606-340-3142. rtfn

VA officer available 

Veterans Service Officer Earl Claborn is available to help veterans and their families with VA benefits. The office is located in the Clinton County Community Center. Office hours are Monday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 606-387-9447 

AA meeting 

AA will be meeting each Thursday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the basement of the First Christian Church. 

VA Rep


Veterans and their families seeking benefits in south central Kentucky will now be able to find help and advice at a central location. Gary Jones, the Veterans Benefits Field Representative for Clinton and surrounding counties, will be in Glasgow at 126 E. Public Square, Lower Level, every day except for the first Tuesday, second Monday, second Tuesday, second Thursday and third Monday of each month. Veterans can schedule an appointment by phoning 270-651-9578 or toll free at 800-850-1392. 

Narcotics Anonymous 

Narcotics Anonymous group meets each Monday, Tuesday and Friday nights at 7 p.m. at the Bright Idea Missionary Baptist Church basement in Albany. These meetings are open to anyone wanting to address their drug and alcohol problems. 

Denim drive at Extension Office

The Clinton County Homemakers are collecting denim jeans to support the UK Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles Club’s “Blue Jean, Go Green” denim recycling program. Unwanted denim can be recycled and transformed into UltraTouch Denim Insulation.

As a result, fewer textiles are sent to landfills – reducing the amount of waste. In addition, a portion of the insulation is given to communities in need to assist with building efforts.

In their continued efforts to celebrate 50 years of Clinton County Homemakers, the Homemakers have a goal of collecting 500 pairs of denim jeans. Jeans with or without embellishments and of any color and condition are accepted, including scrap material.

Encourage others to participate and drop all jeans off at the Extension Office by October 21st.

For more information, contact the Extension Office at 387-5404.