Friday, September 21, 2018

Farm to Table Dinner: Perryman on Large-Scale Gardening


Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Farm to Table Dinner last night on the lawn at Marion First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Local fruit and vegetable producer David Perryman was the keynote speaker. Perryman and his daughter, Mary, operate a vegetable and fruit stand on Ky. 1668 (Crittenden Springs Road).

Click the above image to hear Perryman tell about how his family got into large-scale gardening and how they make it work. Listen to our Podcast from last night's event.

Chamber appealing for fall decoration

“With the festival located around the courthouse we are asking store owners, to decorate their storefront with cornstalks, pumpkins and fall foliage,” said Chamber President Randa Berry.

“There will be a contest. First-, second- and third-place plaques will be awarded to the Best Dressed.”

Berry is asking merchants to put on their creative hats and make their storefronts beautiful.

“This will help unify our pumpkin theme,” she said. “If the Chamber can be of any assistance to you or your business please let us know.”

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Rocket News Webcast: Don't miss this episode

As you will see from this week's Player Segment on the Rocket PreGame and Coach's Show on You Tube, a couple of Rocket football boys may have a post-athletic career in broadcasting.

Ethan Dossett and Jake Gibson caught up with new CCHS Principal Amanda Irvan and they got the low-down for the upstart Rocket News Network about what she eats, for whom she cheers and what position she thinks she could play on the football field. 

The weekly coach's show – produced by The Crittenden Press – features Rocket Football Coach Sean Thompson and much more. Check it out on You Tube and subscribe to The Crittenden Press You Tube Channel to get all of our broadcasts. Don't forget, there is a new show posted every Thursday, and you can win a round of golf just by watching and answering a trivia question. 

Congressional candidate visits Saturday

Paul Walker, the Democratic challenger for the 1st Congressional District seat in this November's general election, will be in Marion Saturday for a town hall meeting. Walker will be at Crittenden County Public Library from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Food bank distribution Sept. 28

The next distribution for Crittenden County Food Bank will be Friday, Sept. 28. Food will be handed out from 8 a.m. to noon at Crittenden County Assistance Center on North Walker Street, Marion. An ad in this week's Early Bird showed the incorrect date.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Everything you need to know

Get everything you need to know from this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press, which is on newsstands now. You can also subscribe to the online version or printed mailed edition so you never miss out on our complete coverage of community news and events.

In this week's newspaper we will catch you up on all that's going on around the county and in town.

We have more details from that frightening accident at Marion-Crittenden County Park's soccer field last weekend.

There's other big news brewing for the park. In this week's newspaper you can see what major development is coming soon.

We have an update on the Cave in Rock Ferry that you will want to read and a recap of last week's important public forum about the future of Crittenden Hospital. And, there's a little local politics, too.

See our complete homecoming coverage plus get all the scores, statistics and highlights from local sports. The volleyball team is still rolling and has a big showdown this weekend. Catch up on all of it in your community newspaper.


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Monday, September 17, 2018

Area deaths

Lavine Marguerite Campbell, 94, of Marion died Sunday. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Peggy Jean Binkley, 77, of Burna died Sunday. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Emergency fiscal court meeting Tuesday

Crittenden Fiscal Court will have an emergency-called meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday to consider authorization for bidding on a single-axle truck for the road department, replacing one that was wrecked over the winter. The auction is later Tuesday, and the court needs to authorize spending up to a set amount for the truck.

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