Thursday, January 18, 2018

No school Friday; will be make-up day

There will be no school Friday in Crittenden County due to poor road conditions. This will be a make-up day added to the school calendar.

Meet the new head football coach

There will be a meet and greet reception for new head football coach Sean Thompson from 6-7 p.m., Friday at the Rocket Arena Conference Room.

Thompson was hired last week to replace 27-year skipper Al Starnes, who retired at the end of thee 2017 football season.

The first Crittenden County High School graduate to be head football coach, Thompson played his collegiate football Campbellsville. He has been the offensive coordinator at Crittenden since 2014 and was last summer named assistant head coach to Starnes.

Board of ed meeting location moved

Due to the condition of the parking lot, tonight's Crittenden County Board of Education meeting will be moved from Rocket Arena to the central office. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Thursday morning road report

All of the main highways in and out of Marion are clear. That includes US 60 East and West, US 641 and Ky. 120.

Secondary highways are mostly clear at this point, but county roads and city streets are still snow packed in most areas.

Crews continue to run snow plows, widening the routes on main roads and working to uncover back roads.

As roads begin to clear, workers and businesses are trying to get back to something akin to normal today.

The Chamber of Commerce Community Breakfast on Friday will be held as scheduled at Marion Ed-Tech Center. Doors open at 7 and breakfast will be served with a short program that will include data from a recent local business survey. The Crittenden Press is sponsoring the Chamber breakfast.

Don't forget your pet!


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Trivia Night Friday

Adult Trivia Night is still on for Friday evening at Crittenden County Public Library. The game begins at 7 p.m. Come early for snacks and to get your team signed up.

No School on Thursday in Crittenden

Crittenden County School District has cancelled classes for Thursday, Jan. 18.

It will be a Rocket Way Snow Day, the third non-traditional instruction day of the year.

Police looking for "drive off" suspect



Marion Police Department is looking for the person in this surveillance video taken Wednesday morning about 7:30 a.m., at Ideal Market on Sturgis Road in Marion. 

The driver of this vehicle pumped fuel from the gas station and drove off without paying.

If you can help in this investigation, call the Marion Police Department at (270) 965-3500.

Computers halting work in clerk's office

County Clerk Carolyn Byford advises customers they may want to call today before coming to her office to conduct business. She says their computer system linked to Frankfort is down, possibly due to telephone lines between here and there.

Byford's office can be reached at (270) 965-3403.

What's news this week in Crittenden County...

Near-record snowfall since Friday crippled transportation and cancelled school in Crittenden County, but the community appears to have weathered Winter Storm Inga without any major incidents or emergencies. A system moved through the area and coated the county in freezing rain and sleet early Friday morning before dumping 4.3 inches of snow...

For the full story and the following headlines, pick up a copy of this week's issue of The Crittenden Press, on newsstands as usual today:
  • NTI saves school days from being made up
  • MY 2¢ WORTH: You win. Challenging winter makes it difficult to defend
  • Thompson named head football coach
  • CCHS plans move to block schedule
  • Proposal: Escapee alert would be sent to phones
  • Inmates get into scuffle in circuit courtroom
  • Propane shortage calls for delivery restrictions
  • Fed OKs Medicaid work requirements
  • Mental health care for veterans expanded
  • Flu outbreak persists, locally still problem
  • Ky. corn, soybeans, hit record last year
  • Bechler’s bill would protect organ donation
  • HOUSE REVIEW: KTRS dragging feet on pension input
  • SENATE REVIEW: Marsy’s Law would protect crime victims
  • 2017 Ky. highway fatalities down 9 percent from 2016
  • SPORTS: Beavers, Starnes earn All Purchase selections
  • SPORTS: All A in holding pattern
  • SPORTS: Late buck spoils Rockets upset
  • SPORTS: Lady Rockets’ pressing defense turns tide in close game at Trigg
  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: Rutledge likes UK’s talent as Calipari reloads
  • Hansen’s devotion inspires authorship of faith-based book
  • Lottery scholarship doles out $3.6 million
  • Crittenden Counseling relocates to Ed-Tech
  • Seniors receive Woodman donation
  • FORGOTTEN PASSAGES: Influenza, typhoid hit hard in 1918-29
  • Kenergy warns of high electricity usage, high bills
  • AG’s website enhances transparency

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

No School on Wednesday in Crittenden

There will be no school on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in Crittenden County

It will be an Non-Traditional Instruction Rocket Way Snow Day, the second of the winter.

The school district made the announcement at noon today. Parents will be notified at 6pm via the district's "All Call" system.

Students will have missed a total of three days for snow after Wednesday, but the forecast doesn't look good for later in the week either. Stay tuned to The Press Online for further updates.

Food bank distribution Jan. 26

Crittenden County Food Bank distribution will be Jan. 26. An ad in this week's issue of The Early Bird displays the incorrect date. Food bank distribution is the fourth Friday of each month, unless holidays or weather force a change.