Saturday, June 15, 2024

10 Under 40: Volunteer - Taylor Crabtree

This spring The Crittenden Press honored 10 of the brightest in their field 
with the 10 Under 40 community recognition program. 

 Today we're celebrating our final honoree, Taylor Crabtree in the Volunteer Category.

In case you missed it, you can read a feature story about Crabtree was published 
in the May 16 issue of The Crittenden Press. Subscribe.


Thank you to our 10 Under 40 sponsors:

Mr. Paint offers interior, exterior services

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Mr. Paint LLC is transforming the home improvement scene with its comprehensive and high-quality painting services. Known for their meticulous approach and use of top-tier brands like Valspar and Emerald paints, Mr. Paint is rapidly becoming the preferred choice of residents in Marion and surrounding counties.

Mr. Paint offers an impressive range of services such as walls, ceilings, trim and furniture and challenging projects on metal roofs, chimneys and fences. It also offers wood staining, ensuring that both new and old decks receive the perfect finish. Mr. Paint's licensed and insured teams operate multiple crews, guaranteeing efficiency and reliability on every job.

What sets Mr. Paint apart is its systematic and customer-focused process. Each project undergoes rigorous planning and supervision, with final inspections personally conducted by the owner alongside homeowners. This decision to excellence and customer satisfaction is making waves, positioning Mr. Paint as a game-changer in the local home improvement industry.

Get your estimate today by calling (270) 454-4088. You can also visit us at Mr. Paint Homes mrpaint.homes or by clicking the link provided on the button on The Crittenden Press blogspot.

Friday, June 14, 2024

Redbone Coonhound puppies for sale

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Outstanding bloodline of Redbone Coonhound puppies are available from a Crittenden County breeder.

Puppies were born May 19. Sire and dam are on site.

Call for more information, (270) 969-0739.

Cicadas responsible for dead limbs, leaves


While the cicada serenade has died down, evidence of their spring fling is never more evident.

Trees across the landscape have been damaged by the insects egg-laying ritual.

See this week's full edition of The Crittenden Press for further details.



Thursday, June 13, 2024

June PTSD Awareness Month

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New Beginnings Behavioral Health is offering free, confidential PTSD screenings this month.

June is PTSD Awareness Month, bringing attention to the condition that is caused by multiple types of trauma, including abuse, violent crime, war or disasters.

On June 27, New Beginnings is encouraging everyone to wear teal on PTSD Awareness Day.

To learn more about New Beginnings' services or to speak to a clinician, call (270) 988-2675.


US 60 closing farther out on Tuesday

Motorists have dealt with a closure of US 60 in front of the schools and hospital this week. 

Next week it will be closed farther out of town. 

The highway will be closed to traffic from 6:30 a.m., until 2 p.m., on Tuesday, June 18 to allow crews to replace a cross drain at the top of Moore Hill near the water tower. 

The road will be closed to through traffic between KY 297 and KY 1668.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Drama Camp Registration Deadline June 14

Students in grades 2-6 will learn acting techniques and public speaking skills and enhance self-confidence and memorization skills during a five-day drama camp at Fohs Hall.The camp runs daily from 1-4 p.m., at Fohs Hall.

"Drama Camp is the most fun kids will have all summer – it’s an experience they won’t want to miss," says Community Arts Foundation member and coordinator 

Kim Vince. "This is a great opportunity for kids to gain skills locally to enhance their acting skills, build confidence, and create lifelong memories."

Pre-registration is required to ensure a spot. Early bird registration is $75 through June 7. Late registration is $100, with a final deadline of June 14. Registration is required to help organizers plan and pick an appropriate play for the number of participants. 

Professional guidance will be given by Corey and Michelle Crider and additional volunteers.

Camp activities will include workshops, interactive games and rehearsals, all leading up to a public performance at 4 p.m. on June 21. This final showcase will allow campers to shine and share their newfound skills with family and friends.

To register, contact Vince at 270-704-1446 or register at https://forms.gle/invjwCWwWH3czdk4A.

Get out your Time Machine


This week's Crittenden Press newspaper has a big announcement from Fohs Hall and Community Arts Foundation. 

Get out your Time Machine and get revved up for this week's news. 

Can you name everyone in this 1989 picture of the Living Christmas Tree?

We have taken a stab at it in this week's paper.

Some voices of the past could be rocking the holidays once again.


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Cash Auctions selling Repton property

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An auction of a large Crittenden County home and 
event venue will be sold by James R. Cash on 
Sunday, June 30.

Located on Repton Cemetery Rd., near Mattoon, the property will be sold in two tracts. One with 12.83 acres plus home and event center and a second grant of 8.63 acres.

Photos can be found at JamesRCash.com.





Moth survey on Crittenden County trees

Residents of Crittenden, Livingston and other nearby counties may see a bright red box tacked to a tree along a roadside in their neighborhood. These are traps designed to help scientists survey spongy moths.

The moth was accidentally introduced to America just over 100 years ago. 

Since then, it has spread across a great portion of the country, particularly the Northeast and now westward and southerly.

See the June 6, 2024 full edition of The Crittenden Press for further details on the program to track the month's movement. 


Monday, June 10, 2024

CCHS SBDM meeting Thursday

There will be a special meeting of the Crittenden County High School Site-Based Decision-Making Council meeting at 3:30 p.m., Thursday at the high school.

UK Transfer Almonor will not be overwhelmed

Kentucky basketball fans can sometimes overwhelm a player with their attention but that should not be a problem for Fairleigh Dickson transfer Ansley Almoner.

“If people reach out to me, I am not too big for anybody,” said the 6-7 Almoner. “I am open to any opportunity and talking to anyone. That’s just my natural personality. I am a nice guy. If you want to talk to me, I will. I am not the most outgoing person but I am not shy either.”

He admits it did surprise him a bit when he had “thousands of people” following him after he became interested in transferring to UK to play for coach Mark Pope. 

“It was tough at first but I got used to it,” he said. “I am from a small town, a small school. We didn’t get that much coverage or recognition.”

Almoner made a school record 93 3-pointers at Fairleigh Dickinson last season when he averaged 16.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game to earn first-team All-Northeast Conference honors.

“I always thought I could play at the highest level. I was not always thinking about that but I knew if the opportunity came, I would jump on it,” Almoner said. “It was a pretty easy sell with Kentucky. I asked my questions. I wanted some feedback and to get the Kentucky vibe. It worked out perfectly.”

Almoner had never been to Lexington before  his official visit. He liked the “city vibe” but was surprised that Lexington was bigger than he thought. He also liked what the opportunity to play at Kentucky could potentially do for his basketball career.

“I want to play at the highest level to get me ready to play at the next level (NBA). I want to be able to enjoy the next level,” the Kentucky transfer said. “Shooting is my best strength. I have a good midrange game and can make plays with the ball in my hand. I use different angles and footwork.

“I have worked to develop my all-around game. My dad always told me to stay in the gym and everything you deserve will come to you. Just pray and work and good things will come. My dad

Night closure of I-24 Bridge Tuesday

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans a night closure of Interstate 24 between the U.S. 62 Calvert City Exit 27 interchange and the KY 453 Grand Rivers Exit 31 interchange starting at 7 p.m., tomorrow.

Milling and paving at the end of the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge will require both eastbound and westbound lanes to be closed from 7 p.m. to about midnight on Tuesday.

Eastbound Detour
Eastbound I-24 traffic will be detoured off at the U.S. 62 Calvert City interchange to take U.S. 62 East to KY 453 North to return to I-24 eastbound at the Grand Rivers Exit 31 interchange.

Westbound Detour
Westbound I-24 traffic will be detoured off at the KY 453 Grand Rivers Exit 31 interchange to take KY 453 South to U.S. 62 West to return to I-24 westbound via the Calvert City Exit 27 interchange.

Flaggers will be stationed at key intersections along the detour to assist with traffic flow.  There will be a substantial police presence along the detour.

Motorists who regularly travel U.S. 62 and KY 453 along the detour route should be aware of increased traffic volume while the detour is in place.

When traffic returns to normal flow around midnight on Tuesday, motorists should be aware that the I-24 work zone from the 29 mile marker to the 33 mile marker will continue to be active from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.  


Gospel music to benefit medical patients

A gospel singing to benefit four families undergoing serious medical situations will be presented by Cutter & Cash and The Kentucky Grass June 22 at Fohs Hall.

The show will feature performances by local entertainers to raise money for Troy McGahan, Kevin Maxfield and Amanda Locke, all of whom are fighting cancer; and Lee Boone, who is hospitalized after a series of strokes, according to information posted on the band’s social media. Donations accepted at the event will be divided among the four families. McGahan is a WMJL on-air radio personality and Maxfield is a member of the Marion Tourism and Recreation commission. Boone is a longtime auto body repair specialist and Locke works in the nursing field.

The event begins at 7 p.m., and includes performances by Corey and Michelle Crider, David Conyer, The Davis Family, Linda Brown, Regina Merrick, Lacie Duncan and Anna Beth Blackburn. Admission is free.

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Mr. Paint focuses on customer service

Mr. Paint LLC is transforming the home improvement scene with its comprehensive and high-quality painting services. Known for their meticulous approach and use of top-tier brands like Valspar and Emerald paints, Mr. Paint is rapidly becoming the preferred choice of residents in Marion and surrounding counties.

Mr. Paint offers an impressive range of services such as walls, ceilings, trim and furniture and challenging projects on metal roofs, chimneys and fences. It also offers wood staining, ensuring that both new and old decks receive the perfect finish. Mr. Paint's licensed and insured teams operate multiple crews, guaranteeing efficiency and reliability on every job.

What sets Mr. Paint apart is its systematic and customer-focused process. Each project undergoes rigorous planning and supervision, with final inspections personally conducted by the owner alongside homeowners. This decision to excellence and customer satisfaction is making waves, positioning Mr. Paint as a game-changer in the local home improvement industry.

Get your estimate today by calling (270) 454-4088. You can also visit us at Mr. Paint Homes mrpaint.homes or by clicking the link provided on the button on The Crittenden Press blogspot.

Saturday, June 8, 2024

US 60 / Gum Street Closed starting Monday

Construction of a new turn lane in front of the high school and hospital will temporarily close U.S. 60 (Gum Street) for a few days starting on Monday, June 10.

The closure will be only a short stretch of highway, but will prevent through traffic and prevent access into the main entrances of Crittenden Community Hospital and the school campus. Alternative access to the hospital on Country Club Drive and the U.S. 60 entrance to Family Practice Clinic will remain open. Also, the school campus can be accessed from West Elm Street near the bus garage. 

U.S. 60 will be closed about 150 feet east of Country Club Drive to allow a large cross-drain to be replaced near the hospital entrance. 

The roadway at this site is expected to close at 6 a.m., Monday and remain closed for about three days.

For more details on the road work and closure see the full edition of The Crittenden Press dated June 6, 2024.

 

10 Under 40: Food Service - Dustin Greenwell

This spring The Crittenden Press honored 10 of the brightest in their field 
with the 10 Under 40 community recognition program. 

 Today we're celebrating Dustin Greenwell in the Food Service Category.

In case you missed it, you can read a feature story about the staff of Greenwell was published 
in the May 9 issue of The Crittenden Press. Subscribe.


Thank you to our 10 Under 40 sponsors:

Friday, June 7, 2024

Police launch death investigation into incident

A death investigation is underway into what appears may have been some type of traffic accident near Dycusburg this afternoon.

An Illinois man in his late 30s was found deceased in a ditch. It’s unclear at this time what exactly happened. 

An ambulance and local authorities were called to the scene about 3:30pm and found the man. Kentucky State Police is in charge of the investigation.

A female, who is believed associated with the victim, was taken into custody. Although both have Illinois identification, the couple is believed to have been residing not far from the scene where the man was found near the intersection of KY 902 and Stinnett Road.

Backwater affects 3 county roads

Three Crittenden County roads are affected by high water as of this morning.

They are Providence Road, Cool Springs Road and Enon Church Road. All of them are in the eastern quadrant of the county and affected by backwater from Piney Creek and Tradewater River.


Hurricane Camp Meeting next week

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Next week marks the 136th annual Hurricane Camp Meeting, the week long non-denominational church revival on the grounds of Hurricane Church.

Nightly church services coincide with the annual youth camp. Meals are available in the dining hall at 5:30 p.m., followed by church services Monday through Saturday at 7 p.m., and at 6 p.m., Sunday. An 11 a.m. service on Sunday is also scheduled.

Bro. Steve Stone is the evangelist, with music provided by The Stone Family and Cutter & Cash and The Kentucky Grass.



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Below you can find links to what was making news here 20 years ago this month. 

Each week in the full edition of The Crittenden Press, we publish a similar feature called ThrowBack Thursdays where we highlight happenings from 10, 25 and 50 years ago that week. 

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Junior golf begins Monday in Marion

The second season for a junior golf league sponsored by Marion Baptist Church begins Monday, June 10 at the Heritage Golf Course in Marion.

Cost is $50 and includes five sessions and a collared golf shirt. Students first grade through high school are encouraged to participate.

Golf league will be held on the following dates: June 10, June 24, July 8, July 15 and July 29. Registration starts at 4:30 p.m., on each of these dates with play beginning at 5 p.m. Pre-registration is available online or at MBC during regular office.

For more information, call Shawn Holeman at (270) 704-1493.