Wednesday, August 12, 2015

What's news in Crittenden County this week

Students in Crittenden County
headed back to classes Tuesday.
For students, summer is never long enough. Parents’ opinions on the length of the break between grades vary. And local school officials believe a quick return to the classroom helps both students and teachers perform to the best of their abilities. But two state lawmakers are making their point clear, they believe school starts too early in Kentucky. Last week, Republican  Sens. Damon Thayer and Chris Girdler announced in an op-ed piece distributed statewide that in 2016, they again intend to file legislation in the Kentucky General Assembly to restrict the start of public schools in the commonwealth to no earlier than the first Monday closest to Aug. 26.

Read more on this and the following stories inside this week's edition of The Crittenden Press:
  • Illinois to keep funding ferry; U.S. 641 pavement on hold.
  • Doomed flight left from local airport.
  • FAIR: Find results and photos from the county fair.
  • School district employees learn to recognize woes of poverty.
  • CHS among top 3 in Ky. for hospital-acquired infection control.
  • SPORTS: Preview Rocket fall sports. (Football preview is next week.)
  • FORGOTTEN PASSAGES: Moonshining once popular in county.
  • Natural gas line upgrades continue.
  • Hardin County, Ill., work camp's future has hope.
  • ‘Jefferson Davis’ to visit Fohs Hall Saturday.
  • Public library now offering 25 titles of e-magazines.
  • 5K to help local woman battle rare disease.
  • School board offers to keep tax rates unchanged.
  • Local teens report to advanced STEM academy.
  • Par 4 Plastics earns award as automotive parts supplier.