Wednesday, December 16, 2015

What's news this week in Crittenden County...

Cash Express and Marion Police Department 
collected Christmas toys for children this week.

After years of delaying the inevitable, the City of Marion is now facing an ultimatum from Frankfort that would require an investment of millions of dollars to upgrade an insufficient wastewater treatment system. Sewer rates could nearly double to pay for the project. Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet claims the city is “chronically non-compliant” with environmental protection regulations by releasing millions of gallons of untreated wastewater into the ecosystem at its treatment facility on the northern edge of town.

For more on this and the following stories, pick up a copy of this week's issue of The Crittenden Press:
  • Grand jury indicts 8 on a variety of felony, misdemeanor charges.
  • Threat locks down schools, investigation ongoing.
  • Mineral museum gets $357K Christmas gift for renovations.
  • Burglar hits country club, steals pot roast.
  • Ex-CCHS principal pens children’s book.
  • Lottery funds helping dozens of Crittenden County students.
  • Dec. 31 final day to cross party lines for spring election.
  • CCES K-PREP award winners listed.
  • JUDGE'S JOURNAL: Judge-executive closes out year with state of the county.
  • PASTOR'S PEN: Immigration debate requires common sense.
  • Public office hours altered for holiday.
  • Seniors invited to see holiday lights.
  • Birdhouses made from old license plates benefit vets.
  • IN PICTURES: 'Uncle Myron' play a big hit.
  • IN PICTURES: Salem Christmas parade delivers.
  • Probation revoked for two; judge sends man to prison.
  • FORGOTTEN PASSSAGES: Take a look back at the year 1985.
  • SPORTS: Girls basketball team turns things around in a day.
  • SPORTS: Boys basketball looking for first win.
  • OUTDOORS: Details emerge on KDFWR plan to limit Big Rivers bowhunting.