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Clay Co High Renames Gym And Court

The Clay County Bulldogs will play basketball next winter on Coach Rob Edwards Court at the Coach Joe Sims Gymnasium The Clay County School Board voted unanimously Thursday night to rename the school’s gym and court in honor of the two longtime basketball coaches. Clay Principal Derick Upchurch said the two coaches have the kinds of resumes that deserve such ... Read More »

Clay Co. Receives Grant to Restore Historic Courthouse Windows

Clay County officials will begin restoring the original windows in its 1870s courthouse. Museum Curator Thomas Watson said the $6,000 state grant allows the county to begin work on the project. “Our plan right now is to put storm windows in first,” Watson said. “Then the actual windows can be removed through the inside, and we’ll not have to board ... Read More »

Clay Co Approves Contact For Ambulance Service

Clay County Commissioners unanimously approved a new two-year contract with the city of Celina to provide emergency ambulance service to county residents. The new agreement includes a $30,000 annual increase. “I think we’ve got our backs against the wall right now,” Commissioner Bryan Coons said. “If we don’t pass this tonight, we’re going to be without ambulance service.” Several commissioners ... Read More »

Clay Co. Jail Reopens for Inmate Visitation

The Clay County Jail resumed inmate visitation Saturday. Chief Deputy Rick Lisi said the jail has taken precautions to keep everyone safe. “I went into the jail and explained to the inmate population that we would tentatively resume doing some visitation with some caveats,” Lisi said. “That was no children would be allowed, only two family members, and, of course, ... Read More »

County Fairs Struggle with COVID Plans

School out. Memorial Day weekend. County fairs will be the next milestone on the Upper Cumberland calendar. But will they happen? Clay County has the first county fair every year in early June. Fair President Dean Walden said they have decided to postpone until this fall. “We’re going to try to have something later down in the year, maybe in ... Read More »

Celina’s Facade Program Finishing Work

The City of Celina has a few thousand dollars to use before the fiscal year ends for downtown improvements. Three Star Director Doug Young said three new projects are expected to begin with money still leftover. “We don’t have many businesses left that we haven’t been able to do something for,” Young said. “This is our third round of grants, ... Read More »

Trial For Ghearing Moved To September

The trial for an Upper Cumberland doctor facing federal drug charges has been moved to September. Gilbert Ross Ghearing of Livingston faces charges for violation of the Controlled Substances Act. He allegedly prescribed Schedule II and IV drugs outside the usual course of practice. Ghearing’s age and pre-existing health conditions make him vulnerable to COVID-19, according to a court filing. ... Read More »

Clay Working To Improve Workforce

Filling in the gaps. That’s what officials in Clay County are attempting to do when it comes to educating their workforce. Jayne Donaldson is the College Career and Technical Director for Clay County Schools. “What we’re trying to do is bring in all the people to the table, including industry, the various stakeholders in the community, and higher education,” Donaldson ... Read More »

Wheel Tax Goes Into Effect In Clay

A new $50 wheel tax went into effect this month across Clay County to provide funding for a new $7.5 million jail. Mayor Dale Reagan said the debt payments will be $350,000 per year. “Nobody ever wants to have any kind of increases and I understand that, but the position that [we’re in], either we face this now or later down ... Read More »

Celina K-8 School Employee Tested COVID Positive

The Celina K-8 School has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after a school employee tested positive for COVID-19 late last month. Director Of Schools Matt Eldridge said all activities were immediately shut down at the school once the test was received. Schools had already been closed since March 16. The incubation period occurred over the system’s spring break. School Board ... Read More »