Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mums for sale at CCHS greenhouse

What's News this Week...

What's News this Week in Marion?

There's big stuff going on in our rural community and the only truly trusted place to find out what's happening is The Crittenden Press. Since the 1800s, we've been here to bring you the News!

This week:
  • Rapper is coming back
  • See which roads are being repaired
  • Trick or Treat on Main information
  • Lights project gets $1,000 donation
  • Siemens growing steadily
  • 2 pages of Letters to the Editor
  • Big Buck Contest info
  • Trash disposal center's hours change
  • Martins celebrate 65th anniversary
  • Candidate Profiles for local elections
  • Soccer team makes history
These and many more articles, calendars and information are detailed in the printed edition of The Press, which will be on newsstands this afternoon.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SCHOOL BOARD: Work Session Thursday

The Crittenden County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly working session at 6 p.m., Thursday at the Board of Education Office on campus.

The school board's regular monthly meeting will be next Tuesday at 6 p.m., at the CCMS library.

Lady Rockets open regional play today

CCHS goalie Marie Riley.
Crittenden County's Lady Rockets soccer team will be playing in its first regional tournament ever today at Madisonville.

The Rockets girls finished second in the Fifth District Tournament last week after winning the regular-season crown.

CCHS will play Hopkinsville in the Second Region opener.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Area death

Stuart Wiant, 61, of Providence died Oct. 19, 2014, at his home. Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

Paul D. Tabor, 90, of Salem died Oct. 19, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion. Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

U.S. 60 traffic flow in Union County affected by work zone

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans establish a work zone along a section of U.S. 60 in Union County on Monday.

The work zone at U.S. 60 milepoint 11.75 is for the construction of a turning lane at the entrance to Union County Hospital and the Union County Technical Center. This is along U.S. 60 between Sturgis and Morganfield just west of the high and middle school entrance.

Initial clearing and excavation work on Monday and Tuesday will be away from the existing travel lanes with few opportunities for traffic disruptions. However, starting on Wednesday, the contractor will restrict traffic to one lane of travel with alternating flow controlled by flaggers during daylight hours.

The contractor plans limit construction activity so as to minimize travel disruptions during hours of heavy traffic to and from the nearby schools. The contractor will also maintain access to the hospital.

Motorists should be alert for equipment, flaggers, and construction personnel along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Appropriate caution is required.

Approximately 4,000 vehicles travel this section of U.S. 60 in Union County in an average day.

Rame Contracting LLC is the prime contractor on this $430,120 project. The contractor expects to have construction completed by about Nov. 26, weather permitting.

Friday, October 17, 2014

T.O.N.E-z coming to Fohs Hall Nov. 22

The hip-hop artist T.O.N.E-z, banned from singing at last week's high school football game, has been booked for a live performance at Fohs Hall on Nov. 22.

The rapper posted on his Twitter account this afternoon that he was coming back to western Kentucky to perform "live on stage."

Fred Stubblefied, of the Fohs Hall Community Arts Foundation, confirmed Friday evening that the rapper would indeed be performing next month along with local band Big Atomic. 

Big Atomic was already scheduled to play at Fohs Hall that night, and the Community Arts Foundation added the Emmy-nominated T.O.N.E-z to the lineup in the aftermath of last week's late cancellation. Concerned parents and members of the faith-based community led a charge to have the rapper's appearance stopped just hours before it was scheduled last Friday.

Fohs Hall is a civic and community building about a block from downtown Marion. It hosts several concerts and other performing arts programs each year. Stubblefield said Fohs Hall seats 455 and will hold a few more, standing room only. Tickets will be sold in advance for $5. Concessions will be sold. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to special needs children, Stubblefield said.

Stubblefield said the singer will perform a short set, including songs with non-explicit lyrics. 

It was explicit lyrics found in some of his songs and music videos that created last week's uprising.

Affordable Computer Repair in Marion

Mike's Computer Repair
$35 flat rate in Marion City Limits
$50 flat rate for rest of Crittenden County
Burn pictures etc., to disc: $5 per disc
In the event of any possible additional charge, you will be informed and given the option to proceed or cancel.

For 10% Discount 
(Discount valid through Thanksgiving Day)

Muzzleloader season this weekend

The first major influx of outdoorsmen will begin today as hunters prepare for this weekend's two-day blackpowder deer season. Hunters can use muzzleloaders in pursuit of whitetails on Saturday and Sunday.

The rifle deer season is Nov. 8-23.

Of particular interest to hunters will be the Crittenden Outdoors 2014 Hunting Guide, recently published and distributed to area retailers and tourist locations.

Hunting Guide in PDF form

Conrad's Giant Sale Starts Today!

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