Thursday, June 4, 2020

Dycusburg theft investigation

Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of several items from a van parked at a residence in Dycusburg.

The incident happened last Thursday night. Deputy Ray Agent said someone broke out a window and took tools and numerous other items from the vehicle which was parked off of Spring Street.

Anyone with information can call 270-965-3500 and remain anonymous.

Fitness Anytime reopens with safety guidelines

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Exercise enthusiasts will be happy to know that Fitness Anytime is open after more than two months of closure due to COVID-19.

Social distancing is required and diligence with sanitizing is expected, but the facility returned to 24/7 access June 1. Sanitizing spray and towels are provided; however, gym members are encouraged to bring personal sweat towels, as they are not provided at this time.
The tanning booth is also open. Masks are encouraged in the facility but not required.

To learn more about the gym or membership rates, call (270) 965-5803.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Water issues in Marion

The water situation has been rectified and a boil water order will NOT be required.

There is a water distribution issue in Marion and customers are experiencing low water pressure.

City officials say they are assessing the situation at this time.

Stay tuned for further details.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Back to School Survey

The start of school in the fall will likely look different than ever before. Crittenden County School District say it continues to receive guidance from the governor's office and the Kentucky Department of Education, but it also values input from the communtiy. The district has made available online a very short anonymous survey about possible scenarios for the 2020-2021 school year.


Your responses will help can help the school district plan for the new school year.

“We realize that your answers are likely to change as the summer evolves, so we will be sending out another survey in July,” the district said in an annoucement about the survey. “This early survey will help us develop tentative plans, however, so we would appreciate your feedback. As always, our students' health and safety remain our top priorities, and we thank you for partnering with us to achieve those goals.”

Driver Testing Resumes in Area

Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Branch announced today that it will resume permit testing in select counties where the required CDC/Healthy at Work guidelines can be adhered to.

While Crittenden County is not among the sites where license testing is available, nearby Lyon and Livingston will be restarting.

In an effort to ensure the safety of permit applicants and staff, we have implemented a registration process where everyone will be required to schedule a specific date for their permit test. KSP will begin taking appointments, by phone, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

For a listing of counties currently offering permit testing and the contact information, click the link below.

There you will find a list of current open test locations and the phone number for the KSP Drivers Test Administrator or clerk at each location. Please be patient as phone lines are limited and we anticipate high call volumes.

More information will be distributed as additional counties are added to our list. Please visit the KSP website periodically to see when your county will begin permit testing. We anticipate an announcement at a later date regarding road tests to begin in July.

Shred Day Saturday in Marion

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On Saturday, Farmers Bank & Trust will be offering a free shredding service. The practice of shredding documents is suggested rather than simply throwing personal information into the trash to protect you from identity theft.

Between 9 a.m.-noon, individuals can bring up to 100 pounds of documents to be shredded.

Social distancing will be observed, and workers will be wearing masks and gloves.

The service will be offered rain or shine.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Seventh Positive COVID case

The department of health has confirmed a new case of COVID-19 in Crittenden County. This is the seventh confirmed case since the pandemic began.

Judge-Executive Perry Newcom says the new case is a 37-year-old Marion woman, who is self-isolating at home.

Newcom also said that at least one individual associated with a previous positive case, and required to be under quarantine, is not abiding by prescribed restrictions. He said the county is exploring is legal remedies to deal with the matter.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Quarter of a Million Views

Looking for eyes for your advertising or marketing plan?

The-Press Online received roughly one-quarter of a million views during the past two months. That’s a bunch of eyeballs.

It's also a whole lot of traffic that can be moved in your direction.

Ask us how your message can get in front of our audience and not fall on deaf ears. Call our office at 270-965-3191 or email any time

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Annuity Good Option for 401(k)

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WoodmenLife offers investment options with guarantees. An annuity is the ideal choice for many people, and Marion financial representative Grant Rogers can explain the benefits.

WoodmenLife Variable Annuity is an ideal place to put a maturing Certificate of Deposit or a 401(k) from your previous employer. There are also guaranteed death benefits.

Contact Grant Rogers at (270) 965-3333 to learn more.

Friday, May 29, 2020

It's a Good Thing: Watch for sidewalk demolition

A largely, federally-funded sidewalk replacement project is likely to get started early next week in downtown Marion.

Plans are to replace sidewalks along a portion of South Main and West Carlisle streets. This work will connect a previous Safe Routes to School project on West Gum Street to a new public walkway system that will run all the way to the county library.

There will be about 1,700 feet of new sidewalks built along four city blocks. The estimated project cost is almost $200,000 – most of which will be covered by federal grant money. Farmers Bank and Trust Co., of Marion is also participating in the project, contributing $25,000.

The grant money is being made available through the Transportation Alternatives Program. The city applied for a grant funds way back in 2016 for sidewalk rehabilitation.

The new sidewalk will run along South Main Street from West Elm to West Carlisle, heading down West Carlisle from the Farmers Bank & Trust Co., corner past the library and to the end of the 100 block of West Carlisle at South Weldon.

The West Elm Street leg of the earlier Safe Routes to Schools project was completed several years ago, and included a foot bridge over an unnamed tributary of Crooked Creek – often called Rocket Creek – at the high school campus.

The majority of the new concrete flatwork will be 5 feet wide. About 600 feet will be a 12-foot sidewalk, running past city hall and the Farmers Bank and down to the library. Additionally, overhead lines and utility poles will be removed along the stretch in front of the bank. Utilities will be relocated underground to match a Marion Main Street Project several years ago to bury lines on the east side of Main Street.

Demolition and prep work to begin the new sidewalk project can begin on the first work day of June, according to the contract. However, AT&T will likely be the first on the scene, removing its overhead transmission lines.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Crittenden has Sixth Confirmed COVID-19 Case

Crittenden County has a sixth case of COVID-19.

The latest confirmed case is a 77-year-old Marion woman, who is in an area hospital. Her husband has tested negative.

Crittenden County Judge-Executive said a 44-year-old man, who was recently announced as the county's fifth confirmed case, has been released from the hospital.

Of the county's six confirmed cases, one woman has passed away, four other individuals have recovered and one is now in the hospital.

Healthy Feet Important for Diabetics

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Taking care of your feet if you have diabetes is extremely important.

There are a number of suggestions diabetes specialists have to keep feet healthy. One is seeing a podiatrist annually. Another is keeping blood flowing to the feet.

Keeping proper checks of your A1c, blood pressure and cholesterol is also important.

The Pennyrile District Health Department has a diabetes specialist and counselor, Kelly Dawes, who can assist individuals with questions they may have about managing diabetes. To learn more, contact the health center in your county.