Friday, January 23, 2015

All A Classic Semifinal Round

Crittenden County's boys' basketball team plays at 7:30pm tonight at Smithland against host Livingston Central in
the semifinal round of the All A Classic.

Dawson Springs plays University Heights in tonight's 6pm semifinal. UHA beat Lyon earlier this week in a first round game. Crittenden received a bye.

The winners of tonight's games play tomorrow night for the Second Region small-school championship at Livingston.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New signal on Main Street is smarter

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has completed work to replace the aging traffic signal at the intersection in downtown Marion.

The new signal was put into service about 1 p.m., today, and the old signal heads were removed.  

Initially, engineers thought the installation might require some overnight closures of the busy intersection with no viable detour for semi trucks traveling US 60.  However, with some creative parking of bucket trucks at the corners, the installation was completed with minimal traffic disruptions during daylight.

The upgrade includes wireless pucks to detect traffic on the east and west legs of the intersection to improve efficiency of traffic flow.  This means the new signal can remain green for heavier through traffic on US 60/Main Street unless traffic on the side street is present to activate it. 

Approximately 11,000 vehicles pass through the intersection in downtown Marion in an average day.

Wendell Ford dead at 90

Wendell Ford, a former governor and U.S. senator, has died at age 90.
Ford died Thursday morning at his home. 
Ford retired in 1998 rather than run for a fifth term in the Senate. He was the Democratic whip, the party's No. 2 leadership post.

Woman injured in rollover accident

A single-vehicle accident on US 60 East just past the city limits sent one woman to the hospital shortly after 3
p.m., today.

The vehicle was apparently heading into town when it ran off the highway and overturned.

The driver was the only occupant of the car and she was able to get out of the vehicle on her own. She was taken to Crittenden Hospital by ambulance.

Area death

Edith R. Mutter, 73, of Hopkinsville died Jan. 21, 2015, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville. Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem is handling arrangements.

Downtown lights changed out today

Delays at the downtown stop light at Main and Bellville streets can expected at times today as state transportation crews change out the lighting system.

A new LED lighting system is replacing old the red lights.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Job Fair next week at Salem Springlake

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Area death

Laverne Hill Travis, 83, of Marion died today at Baptist Health Paducah. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is handling arrangements.

What's News this Week in Marion!

There's big news brewing on Main Street and beyond. See this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press for more details. Papers will be on sale this afternoon.

Here are some things you can expect:

  • Big moves on Main Street should provide little change for diners.
  • Local tax return preparers have some tips about this year's changes.
  • Fundraiser planned to help Salem couple.
  • Noah Hadfield has big plans after graduation.
  • Underdown: History of the town's courthouse.
  • New jailer taking count of inmates in detention center.
  • Georgia, Jacob, Riley, Hannah and many more are Rocket Role Models.
  • Dean's List from WKU is announced.
  • Health Living Section has great tips for workouts to braces.
  • Kylee, Kevin, Erica, Gwen are students of the month. Do you know which school they attend?
  • Basketball boys gear up for All A Classic Friday.
  • Marion Shopko is on a short list. Found out which one.

Livingston livestock report unavailable

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s report for Tuesday’s Ledbetter livestock auction was unavailable at press time for publication in this week's issue of The Crittenden Press. Find the weekly report online at