Wednesday, September 2, 2015

What's news this week in Crittenden County

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Though it's still two full years away, local plans will soon start being made to welcome astronomy enthusiasts the world over for the 2017 total solar eclipse. Marion is not at the epicenter of the event, but just down the road, Hopkinsville will experience the longest period of totality of any city at 2 minutes and 40 seconds. Hopkinsville is expecting as many as 50,000 visitors and possibly more. The solar eclipse could be one of the biggest events in western Kentucky history, and planners in Crittenden County are hoping to cash in on the overflow of visitors to the area.

Learn more about the planning for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, and the following stories in this week's issue of The Crittenden Press:
  • Marion man uses chainsaw to turn timber into art.
  • Rockets to honor vets, first-responders Sept. 11.
  • Marion Police Department adds 6th officer.
  • Former GOP chair takes issue with 2016 caucus.
  • Former Marion youth minister to pay $680,000-plus in civil trial.
  • Derby, other races held at fairgrounds next week.
  • Farmers Market moving next to library this fall.
  • White promoted to Post 2 commander.
  • Father, son charged in local cattle case.
  • Youth likely facing vandalism charges.
  • County jobless rate goes up slightly.
  • Rural broadband initiative aims for reliable Internet.
  • Law enforcement boosts patrols.
  • PHOTOS: Elementary cheerleaders pose for the camera.
  • RECIPE CORNER: Enjoy a grandmother's potato salad recipe.
  • SPORTS: Rockets prepare for first road game of season.
  • OPINION: "Separation of church and state" misunderstood.
  • Local counseling center moves to new location.