Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Schools letting out early for weather

Crittenden County School District will be dismissing classes at 2pm today in order to stay ahead of the predicted weather storm heading this way this afternoon.

All after-school activities will be cancelled, including Rocket football practice.

Football tickets on sale online

Avoid waiting in line to buy your regional championship football tickets at Campbellsville Friday.

Tickets are on sale at https://gofan.co/app/events/43040.

Cost is $7 adults and $5 students.

Game time is 6pm central. The football field is located at Campbellsville High School. See this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press from championship game details.

Winter weather advisory issued for area

UPDATE: 10:15 a.m.
Crittenden County Judge-Executive Perry Newcom said a conference call with weather officials this morning have shed a bit more light on the approaching winter storm, with lighter totals expected for the county compared with earlier reports.

"They have our area in a Winter Weather Advisory and are expecting precipitation to start late this afternoon and run through mid-morning tomorrow," said Newcom. "Snow accumulations of 2-3 inches possible, but more likely 1 inch. Ice/sleet mix of less than 1/10 of an inch is likely for us."

County officials are asking motorists to stay off the roadway as much as possible tonight and tomorrow morning.

"They did say the morning commute would be the most treacherous time for our area and to use extreme caution if traveling that time of day and to give plenty of extra time for travel," Newcom added.

According to the National Weather Service, snow, occasionally mixed with light freezing rain, is expected to develop and spread north across the region this afternoon into this evening. Snowfall totals of 2-3 inches are expected, with isolated higher amounts possible. Light freezing rain will also mix with the snow in some locations. Ice accumulations of up to around a 10th of an inch are expected.

A winter weather advisor will be in effect from 3 p.m today until 6 p.m. Thursday.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Register now to be in Christmas parade

The Marion Christmas Parade will begin at 5 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 1 and will move along the traditional route on Main Street in downtown.

A variety of entries are expected with floats and much more. Entry forms are available at Partners Insurance at 221 East Bellville Street in Marion, or by calling (270) 965-2239. Partners Insurance is the parade sponsor and organizer.

Friday, November 9, 2018

City's Leaf Collection Schedule

Leaf collection inside the City of Marion started this week and continues through Dec. 21.

Pick-up will be conducted Monday through Thursday of each week, except for Thanksgiving Day.

A general, citywide collection is slated for December to wrap up the service for the year.

Here is the schedule:

Quadrant 1
Area north of West Bellville Street and west of North Main Street/Fords Ferry Road.
Pickup will be Nov. 5, 12, 13, 26, 27 and Dec. 6 and 10.

Quadrant 2
Area north of East Bellville Street and east of North Main Street/Fords Ferry Road.
Pickup will be Nov. 6, 14, 15, 28, 29 and Dec. 11 and 12.

Quadrant 3
Area south of East Bellville Street and east of South Main Street.
Pickup will be Nov. 7 and 19 and Dec. 3 and 13.

Quadrant 4
Area south of West Bellville Street and west of South Main Street.
Pickup will be Nov. 8, 20 and 21 and Dec. 4, 5, 17 and 18.

Random collection
Citywide collection in areas where necessary will take place Dec. 19-21.
Questions about leaf collection should be directed to the detention center by calling (270) 965-3185.

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US 641 may open in a couple of weeks

The new U.S. 641 that will connect Marion with Fredonia could be open by the end of this month, possibly even before the holiday season arrives, according to the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

“We’re thinking around Thanksgiving,” said DOT spokesman Keith Todd.

When the 2018 construction season started, Nov. 15 was the target date for opening. Weather and other various delays have pushed that project back a couple of weeks.

Paving at the north end of the new Super 2 highway just south of Marion has taken place in the last few days, showing visible progress toward completion of the tie-in with the current highway.
Work is also ramping up at the southern connector just outside of Fredonia.

For more on this ongoing local news story stay tuned to The Crittenden Press printed edition. More details were in the Nov. 1, 2018 edition of The Press.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Bullet on bus investigation is concluded

Crittenden County School District has concluded its investigation regarding how a .22-caliber bullet – found by an elementary student Monday – ended up on a school bus.  

After interviewing several students and watching bus video, school officials said it is impossible to determine how or when the bullet was brought onto the bus.

"We feel  the action did not involve 'sinister intent' based on the information we gathered from video and student interviews," said Supt. Vince Clark. "The take-away from this incident is that we all have a role to play in providing safety and security for our students and community. Parents and family members need to secure all ammunition and weapons in a secure place in the home, preferably in separate locations. Additionally, all students and staff will continue to be vigilant, as safety and security continue to be our top priority."

The student who found the small-caliber, undischarged bullet, gave it to the bus driver, who then reported immediately to school officials. The bus was already on campus when the driver was altered to the situation. The bus was secured and students and the bus were thoroughly searched, the school district said. After the search found nothing additional, students went to class.

Area Death

Harry V. Easley, 88, of Princeton died this morning. Morgan’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wow! What a Week for News

This week's Crittenden Press is a full 22 pages and it's packed with news you can use. There are hours of informational and entertaining reading in this issue. And it is all about the people in your neighborhoods.

Here's just a token of what you will find in this week's printed edition, which is available now at local retail outlets:
  • Local Election Details
  • Local Election Reaction
  • Election Results from Livingston County
  • Other election winners with local ties
And, once you've had enough election material, turn your attention to these major news stories that you will find nowhere else:
  • New Pastor at Marion Baptist
  • There's a baseball Hall of Famer from Marion
  • Celebrity Deer Hunter speaking in town
  • State cross country results
  • Rocket football playoff preview
  • Junior Pro Football celebrates BIG! Get statistics and more.
  • Veterans Day Salute
  • West Point Grad Comes Home and will Speak at School
  • Halloween Spooks on Parade
  • Cheerleading honors
  • A Local World Finalist Barrel Rider
  • Chess season is underway
  • Crittenden adds school sport swimming
  • Christmas Parade information, and Much, Much More!

    PLUS : Our ever-popular Fall Home Improvement Special Section!



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