Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What's news in Crittenden County...

Although the annual Backroads Tour doesn’t officially begin until Friday, tourists have been flowing into the community for days, visiting the Amish community and taking in the rural countryside and its spring beauty.

“Monday was pretty busy,” said Marion Tourism Director Michele Edwards. “We had quite a few groups come through.”

Edwards tracks visitors who pass through the Marion Welcome Center during the Backroads Festival, and tourists from afar are commonplace among the scores of those spilling over from the American Quilters Society Quilt Week in Paducah. The annual show is expected to bring as many as 30,000 people to McCracken County and western Kentucky this week.

This week's issue of The Crittenden Press has all the details on the 2015 Amish Tour and Backroads Festival, plus:
  • Something new could be in store for spring break next year.
  • KU alters rate increase request. Read how it may affect you.
  • Pet Project: A slew of volunteers help dogs and cats from Crittenden County Animal Shelter find homes.
  • The county's own "mountain man" has passed.
  • Discover the fuss over Andrew Jackson.
  • Crittenden County Detention Center is offering inmates a hand-up.
  • What's going on with B.J. May?
  • Employee health benefits a topic of discussion at city council.
  • Meantime, the fiscal court discusses roads... again.
  • Salem Day dedicated to 11-year-old resident.
  • Better or worse? Compare last year's jobless rate in the county with 2013.
  • History lesson: Early county lawyers quickly built solid practices.
  • High school baseball, softball team results.