Turnovers … by Alan B. Gibson

Posted August 31, 2023 at 8:43 am

Dawgs drop to 0-2, head to McCreary Friday
Clinton County’s gridiron Dawgs moved to the 0-2 mark after having to wait out some perilous weather Friday night in Monticello.
After a considerable weather delay pushed the original kickoff time back while officials awaited lightning protocols to expire, the Dawgs and Cardinals eventually took the field and finished the game with Clinton County dropping its second game of the now two-game season, 41-13.
Not really a bad showing considering the Bulldogs face a much larger program when they travel to neighboring Wayne County for the Highway 90 Bowl contest which pits the 2A Dawgs against the 4A Cards.
Coming up, Clinton County will continue to be on the road this Friday night, and again will be “playing up” in a contest against the 3A Raiders of McCreary Central.
Like Clinton County, the Raiders will be coming off of back to back losses in its first two games when they play host to the Dawgs Friday night, having lost to South Laurel in its season opener (23-35) and again to Marion County this past Friday night (8-35).
Kickoff for Friday night’s matchup in Whitley City will be at 6:00 p.m. Central time, 7:00 p.m. Eastern time (remember, we are crossing the time line when we travel east).
Last week’s weather for kickoff against Wayne County turned out to be totally useless, but here it is anyway for Friday night’s upcoming matchup – skies should be clear with only a five percent chance of scattered showers and temperatures in the mid to low 70s when game time rolls around.
Go Dawgs!

There’s a new Dawg in town
Mascots for our Clinton County Bulldogs have come and gone, with some being more visible than others.
As of last week, there is a new Bulldog in town that is in the running to be the latest mascot.
CCHS head boys’ basketball coach Nick Irwin sent me a photo last weekend of the newest member of the Irwin family, and hopefully at some point in the future, we can see her in a Bulldog Blue outfit.
May Belle was transported by Irwin from Tompkinsville to Clinton County, and one thing is for certain, she’s a looker!
May Belle is shown in the top photo at right, leaving Monroe County and headed for her new home with the Irwin family in Clinton County.
As I noted, mascots have come and gone here over the years, but shown below right, was my favorite CCHS mascot that our Gibson family had for more than a decade in the 1990s.
“Fergie” eventually retired from the mascot duty and lived out her life in our back yard.
Welcome to the CCHS Bulldog family, May Belle!



May Bell

Last of the ‘big three’ tourism weekends.
Hard to believe it’s here already, but this weekend is the last of the “big three” tourism weekends for our Dale Hollow Lake/Lake Cumberland area.
Just remember, on the highways as well as on our two waterways, it’s going to be considerably more crowded this long weekend, not to mention, more dangerous in both areas.
As I’ve noted in this space year after year as my reminder at the arrival of each big tourism holiday, we need these folks coming to our area for the benefit of our economy.
Be nice, give yourself a little extra time and a lot more space and above all. . .
Let’s be careful out there!