Thursday, December 13, 2018

Firemen respond to blaze in Dycusburg

Firemen from Caldwell Springs and Crittenden County volunteer fire departments were dispatched to a structure fire in Dycusburg at 9:30pm Thursday night.

Initial reports were that the blaze was on Spring Street at an unoccupied house.

Middle School PostSeason at Rocket Arena

8th Grade Basketball Tournament
at Rocket Arena

Thursday’s Result
Crittenden 53, Livingston 42
Saturday’s Semifinals
Lyon County vs Crittenden County, 10:30am
Trigg County vs Caldwell, County 1:30pm
Championship Game
Saturday, 4:30pm

Thursday’s First Round
Caldwell defeated Livingston
Saturday’s Semifinals
Lyon County vs Caldwell County, 9am
Crittenden County vs Trigg County, noon
Championship Game
Saturday, 3pm

Your Local News for the Season!

Moving ever so swiftly into the Christmas holiday, The Crittenden Press presents one of its final issues of 2018 which is complete with news, information and entertainment you will find absolutely nowhere else.

This week’s Press says you may soon be paying more for drinking water. Find out who’s hiking the price, why and how much it will be.

Then there’s a sales tax issue. Local sports organizations and even the rescue squad are being summoned to the tax table by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. New enforcement of an existing tax law could have a serious chilling affect on fundraising in Crittenden County.

Jeopardy! Guess who and when!

US 641 is now open, but there’s no great joy in Mudville. Find out why reaction is subdued to the long-awaited opening of new highway between Marion and Fredonia.

A local pastor is dogging it when he gets the chance. You’ll want to read what’s going on.

The Press also has basketball summaries, rankings and more from middle school and high school sports.

There’s only one source of comprehensive news and sports coverage in Marion and Crittenden County. Never miss out on what’s going on in your community. We have our ear to the rail and always keep you posted on what’s happening. Subscribe today to ensure that real news reporting continues in your community. Get the printed edition or read the entire paper online with a subscription to The Press, starting at just $2.95.

New commercial grade internet available

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Former magistrate dies

Former Crittenden County magistrate Helen McConnell of the Mattoon community died early this morning at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville.

Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Double dose of Blue victory

There are not too many husbands and wives who share
the basketball court like Shannon and Denis Hodge,
Crittenden's girls' and  boys' head coaches. On Tuesday
the couple was all smiles with a pair of wins.
Crittenden County got a double dose of victory Tuesday night in a split doubleheader at Rocket Arena.

The Rockets picked up their first win of the season over Christian Fellowship as one CCHS sophomore scored nearly 30 points. 

The Lady Rockets continue winning. They earned a fourth victory of the season, beating Dawson Springs.

On Friday, the boys and girls will travel to Livingston for a pair of Fifth District showdowns. See this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press for all the details from Tuesday's games and get a preview of what's expected at Smithland on Friday.

Marion Baptist Cantata this weekend

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Deer Creek Church Live Nativity

Tonight is the Last Night for Live Nativity at Deer Creek Church
Don't Miss It
And When You're Looking for Christmas Gift Ideas
Check Out
Louise's Flowers
in Downtown Marion, Ky.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Area Death

Leonard Jewell Belt, 83, of Marion died Sunday. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Deer hunters growing particular

According to KDFWR, there are 63 deer per 
square mile in Crittenden County. Such 
overcrowding could lead to 
misunderstandings, right? 
There are 24 people per square 
mile in the county.
A more seasoned hunter is being increasingly particular about what it shoots, according to a local wildlife biologist.

While the statewide deer harvest during rifle season set a new record at almost 107,000 whitetails, it’s clear from Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) harvest data and from observations of wildlife officials that most hunters are being more selective.

Philip Sharp, a private lands biologist who lives in Crittenden County, said wildlife officials conducted an on-site survey of animals brought to Family Butcher Shop on the first Monday of the modern firearms season. They were there to collect samples from carcasses and to collect other data, such as the age of harvested animals. KDFWR is being vigilant about checking for Chronic Wasting Disease in Kentucky animals. The wildlife team collected brain stems and lymph nodes from various deer brought to the Amish butcher for processing.

“We’re seeing an older age structure in ... (for the rest of this article see the December 6, 2018 issue of The Crittenden Press printed edition, or get it now online for just $2.95 per month).

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Area death

Troy Allen Swinford, 82, a long-time resident of Ledbetter died Friday. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Special bowlers earn big awards

Crittenden County Rockets Special Olympics bowlers competed in Louisville last weekend at the Kentucky Special Olympics Bowling Tournament.

All bowlers competed individually, and some also earned medals for optional paired competition.

Local athletes pictured are (from left) Amber Notestine, bronze for individual ranking and silver in doubles; Justis Duncan, silver for individual ranking; Tahla Trail (kneeling), bronze for individual ranking and silver in doubles; Mandy McConnell, silver for individual ranking and gold in doubles; Hunter Miles, silver for individual ranking; and David Walker, fifth place for individual ranking and gold in doubles.