Friday, August 26, 2016

Local Job Opportunity

LOCAL COMPANY looking for full-time sales person to work in office. Right candidate should possess: Sales experience preferable, some Quickbooks knowledge, attention to detail. We offer: 6 paid holidays, retirement plan, paid vacation, partial paid health insurance. Send resume to: P.O. Box 191-M, Marion, Ky. 42064.

LOCAL COMPANY looking for part-time person to work in office. Right candidate should have knowledge of: Quickbooks, attention to detail, be able to converse with customers by phone. Send resume to P.O. Box 191-M, Marion, Ky. 42064.

Local inmates can get time credit


Local inmates serving time in the Crittenden County Detention Center for misdemeanors now have a system for reducing the number of days they will spend in jail.

Crittenden County Fiscal Court recently gave its blessing to a plan proposed by Jailer Robbie Kirk that will reduce sentences of county inmates. The plan will help reduce overcrowding in the jail, reduce incarcerations costs and improve inmate behavior, Kirk said.

Inmates serving misdemeanor sentences, generally less than one year, may not get credit for community service work outside the jail, for labor performed inside the jail (such as but not limited to maintenance and kitchen assignments), for receiving a GED, for successfully completing requirements for and receiving a National Career Readiness Certificate and for general good behavior.

Kirk said the program will adhere to all Kentucky statutes regarding credit for misdemeanor convictions. 

Little League World Series tied to Tolu

From The Crittenden Press The Little League Baseball World Series captures the imagination of millions late each summer when the best 11- and 12-year-old baseball teams in the world converge on Williamsport, Pa., for a tournament that is now being televised nationally.Over the past week, Crittenden County residents have watched with particular interest and excitement as two boys from Goodlettsville, Tenn., with local ties became overnight stars. Twins Tyler and Tanner Jones are among the top players on the Southeast Regional team that hails from Goodlettsville, a suberb of Nashville. They are the great-grandchildren of the late C.R. Jones and Lavina Jones. The couple lived in Crittenden County near Tolu for many years and still has family living here. The Jones twins were instrumental in Goodlettsville’s regional championship over Georgia and the victories this week in the World Series games in Pennsylvania. They scored all of Goodlettsville’s runs in a 3-2 World Series win over the Northwest Regional champion. Their team lost on Monday but came out of the lower bracket to beat Bowling Green, Ky., Thursday. That victory sends the Jones boys and Goodlettsville to Saturday's U.S. Championship Game. Ann English, who is a distant relative of the boys, says she and other kin in Livingston County have followed the games with great interest. “Their father is one of the coaches,” English said.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Plane Crash in Cave In Rock

Hardin Independent Photo
A small airplane crashed this morning across the Ohio River in Cave In Rock.

See the Hardin County Independent's report and photographs.

Courthouse closed Saturday, Sept. 3

The courthouse offices of Crittenden Circuit Clerk and Sheriff’s Department will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3.

Sycamore Hills Golf Tourney this weekend

The Heritage at Marion County Club is hosting its signature medal-play golf tournament, the Sycamore Hills Invitational, this weekend.

The two-day, 36-hole event will include 8 a.m., and 1 p.m., tee times. This flighted event will include a seniors division.

For information, call (270) 704-5015 or register at pro shop.

Treatment program administrator wanted

Crittenden County Detention Center is seeking a Clinical Administrator for a male substance abuse treatment program. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social service field with clinical experience in substance abuse treatment and/or counseling. Preferred candidate would have LCSW, LPCC, LCADC and/or CADC. Qualified parties should contact Jailer Robbie Kirk by mailing resume to: Crittenden County Detention Center, 208 W. Carlisle Street, Marion, KY 42064.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ky. 453 to open, Ky. 937 to close in Livingston County

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to open a section of KY 453/Iuka Road in Livingston County on Friday.

KY 453/Iuka Road has been closed for construction of a new box culvert at Echo Spring Creek and realignment of curves near the 14 mile marker between Coons Chapel Road and Smithland.

Once KY 453 has opened to traffic at the site, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close KY 937/Cutoff Road starting promptly at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. KY 937/Cutoff Road will close at mile point 2.8. Engineers plan to replace a temporary culvert with a new permanent culvert just north of the KY 453 intersection.

During early morning hours of Thursday, July 7, floodwaters took out a 60 ft. long 8 X 13 ft. metal culvert and washed out the roadway on KY 937/Cutoff Road just north the intersection with KY 453/Iuka Road.   At that time, KY 937/Cutoff Road was functioning as a detour for KY 453.   The washout forced KY 937 to close, cutting a critical link.  It forced Livingston County residents to take an extended detour through back roads, or around US 60 and I-24 through Ledbetter to travel between Smithland and Grand Rivers.

Engineers developed a plan to put in a temporary culvert, smaller than the original, to restore traffic quickly without having to wait 4 to 6 weeks for a new culvert to be manufactured.  Now that KY 453 is reopening, engineers want to place a larger permanent culvert at the KY 937 location before another flash flood hits.

If you recall, about the time engineers restored KY 937 traffic with the temporary culvert arrangement, they also found structural issues with the Lee Creek Bridge near the north end of KY 937 just off US 60.  With help from a temporary bridge provided by Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers, engineers were able to reopen KY 937 at that site in time for school bus traffic at the start of the school year.

Once KY 453 reopens on Friday, work to install the permanent culvert on KY 937 is expected to start promptly at 4:30 p.m., after the last school bus run of the day.   If all goes as planned, KY 937/Cutoff Road is expected to reopen to traffic late Saturday afternoon.

KY 937/Cutoff road normally carries about 1,400 vehicles in an average day.  With the added traffic from the KY 453 detour, it has been carrying slightly more than double that.  Once KY 937 closes on Friday, all of that traffic will move to KY 453.

Cottonpatch Road re-opens to traffic

Cottonpatch Road in rural northern Crittenden County is now re-opened to traffic, according to Judge-Executive Perry Newcom. He said paving is scheduled for Friday, weather permitting.

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

Up and down: City, county set tax rates
Council members reversed course Monday, increasing the tax rate on property in Marion after first proposing a decrease a week earlier. However, the difference for the average homeowner will be pocket change when their 2016 tax bills arrive in the mailbox in the next few days.

For more on this story and the following headlines, see this week's copy of The Crittenden Press:
  • County drops tax rate by half-penny
  • Local businesses partner to offer supplies to elementary school kids
  • State’s return to private prisons should not affect local jail
  • Community officially on way to being Work Ready
  • Drug court winning battles in ‘War’
  • Local 4-H'ers win big at state fair
  • U.S. 60 at Dyer Hill in no immediate jeopardy
  • Hurricane Church Road still closed
  • Ky. growing wetter ... and not by rain
  • USDA measures grain production through survey
  • Child Support helps with back-to-school
  • Motorcyclists donate to help shoe students
  • Adult ed among top 25
  • Only third of school districts tobacco-free
  • ‘Smoke’ returns to stage at Fohs
  • Parade entries sought by CCHS
  • Rocket Oil named Business of Month by county Chamber
  • EDITORIAL: Focus should shift to Marion election
  • OPINION: No room for modesty in Olympics
  • OPINION: Truth or consequences: Taking The Pledge seriously
  • FORGOTTEN PASSAGES: First Little League squad was probably Marion's best ever
  • SPORTS: Little League World Series tied to Tolu
  • FOOTBALL: Highlights significant in 14-point victory
  • SPORTS: Fall sports roundup
  • Homemakers hold 68th annual meeting
  • Senior menu includes birthday cake Friday
  • Calendar includes Class of ‘56 reunion
  • Maiden Alley film directed by Crittenden graduate Iddings

Smoke on the Mountain coming to Fohs


The Community Arts Foundation is hosting a production of “Smoke on the Mountain” at Fohs Hall on Saturday, Sept. 17. In conjunction with the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers, Ky., CAF will be bringing this highly-billed show to Marion. Tickets are on sale starting today.

Join in as a member of the Mount Pleasant Church’s 1938 congregation as the Sanders Family singers perform in the Saturday Night Gospel Sing! Meet a talented family…quirky, flawed and uniquely entertaining! Enjoy over 30 classic gospel tunes that bring us all back to a much simpler time. Laugh at their crazy antics, sing along, and witness a heartwarming conclusion that reminds us all what it means to be a family.

The show will be performed twice at historic Fohs Hall on Sept. 17. There will be matinee at 2 p.m., followed by an evening performance at 7 p.m. Tickets for adults are $15 (plus tax) in advance and $17 (plus tax) at the door. Students (17 and under) are $13 (plus tax) in advance and $15 (plus tax) at the door. Group rates for 20 or more are available for $15 each, with no tax. There are no holds for tickets; you must pay at the time of the reservation. Advance tickets must be purchased with a credit card. No refunds.

Tickets can only be reserved by calling Badgett Playhouse at 888-362-4223. Box office hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.  This show sold out quickly the last time, so hurry and get your tickets and the seats you want!