Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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

Up and down: City, county set tax rates
Council members reversed course Monday, increasing the tax rate on property in Marion after first proposing a decrease a week earlier. However, the difference for the average homeowner will be pocket change when their 2016 tax bills arrive in the mailbox in the next few days.

For more on this story and the following headlines, see this week's copy of The Crittenden Press:
  • County drops tax rate by half-penny
  • Local businesses partner to offer supplies to elementary school kids
  • State’s return to private prisons should not affect local jail
  • Community officially on way to being Work Ready
  • Drug court winning battles in ‘War’
  • Local 4-H'ers win big at state fair
  • U.S. 60 at Dyer Hill in no immediate jeopardy
  • Hurricane Church Road still closed
  • Ky. growing wetter ... and not by rain
  • USDA measures grain production through survey
  • Child Support helps with back-to-school
  • Motorcyclists donate to help shoe students
  • Adult ed among top 25
  • Only third of school districts tobacco-free
  • ‘Smoke’ returns to stage at Fohs
  • Parade entries sought by CCHS
  • Rocket Oil named Business of Month by county Chamber
  • EDITORIAL: Focus should shift to Marion election
  • OPINION: No room for modesty in Olympics
  • OPINION: Truth or consequences: Taking The Pledge seriously
  • FORGOTTEN PASSAGES: First Little League squad was probably Marion's best ever
  • SPORTS: Little League World Series tied to Tolu
  • FOOTBALL: Highlights significant in 14-point victory
  • SPORTS: Fall sports roundup
  • Homemakers hold 68th annual meeting
  • Senior menu includes birthday cake Friday
  • Calendar includes Class of ‘56 reunion
  • Maiden Alley film directed by Crittenden graduate Iddings