Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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

Crittenden County is one of 30 dry counties in Kentucky, but
Marion voters head to the polls Tuesday to vote on that matter.

It’s been more than 15 years since voters in Crittenden County expressed their opinion on alcohol sales at the ballot box. Next week, about a third of the county’s residents will again get that opportunity. On Tuesday, a special election will be held to decide the fate of alcohol by the drink in Marion restaurants seating 50 or more people.

Pick up a copy of this week's issue of The Crittenden Press for more on this story and the following headlines:
  • OPINION: Uniqueness of dry county more appeal than alcohol.
  • OPINION: Alcohol sales will get Marion into hot water.
  • OPINION: Grow Marion aimed at managing local alcohol policy.
  • OPINION: Local alcohol pushers could be left with blood on their hands.
  • OPINION: Alcohol will grow city, county expenses.
  • OPINION: Addiction issues already a problem.
  • EDITORIAL: Special elections place burden on all county taxpayers.
  • Board of ed may pursue free meals for all students.
  • KDE recognizes local school district for 2015 college-, career-readiness.
  • New financier may be needed for CCEDC’s park property.
  • Former Sureway store slated to soon have roof removed.
  • Nine sentenced in circuit court.
  • Dogs find parking lot pot at school.
  • ATV is found in eastern part of county.
  • offers online registration.
  • Community Christmas classes starting.
  • In Kentucky, lawmakers’ pension information hidden from sunshine.
  • LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Budget schedule cause for worry.
  • LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: Education bills, budget among top measures yet to be passed.
  • OPINION: 85 percent just doesn’t cut it.
  • Unemployment up across commonwealth in January.
  • Justice Cunningham selected as 2016 Murray State distinguished alumni.
  • Marion native to  be Veterans Affairs commish.
  • Conservation district tree seedlings free Monday.
  • Extension series offers hands-on gardening.
  • Marion Woman’s Club elects new officers at annual meet.
  • Four local youth reach 4-H Achievement; Collins earns ride to Teen Conference in June with top 10 state finish.
  • FFA members compete at Murray.
  • Library full of history on shelves, in reference area.
  • FORGOTTEN PASSAGES: Crittenden County’s initial hospital built, equipped with local donations, contributions.
  • Postage rates will decrease April 10.
  • SPORTS: Girls softball schedule and preview.
  • SPORTS: Rockets open baseball between rains.
  • SPORTS: Get your NCAA Tournament brackets.