Monday, June 24, 2019

Rare antiques, historic home to auction Saturday

The highly-anticipated estate auction of the late Ethel Tucker of Marion will be held this Saturday, June 29 at Fohs Hall in Marion, Ky.

Selling will be numerous family heirlooms, antiques, collectibles and personal effects belonging to the lifelong Crittenden County resident and author, who died at age 100 earlier this year. Also selling will be her historic 3-bedroom, 3-bath home which is located on Main Street in Marion in an area known in an earlier era as Silk Stocking Row.

The auction begins at 9am and will feature rare antiques, fine china, artwork and much more. The real estate will sell at 10am. Remember, the auction is held offsite at Fohs Hall, a civic auditorium two blocks from Marion's court square.

An early showing of the real estate is available, and more photos and information can be found on the auctioneer's website. Click Here to Go to the Auction Brochure.

Cave in Rock Ferry closed for maintenance issue

UPDATE: Ferry Back Open
The issue has been repaired and the ferry was back up and running by 1:30pm

The Cave in Rock Ferry has temporarily halted service due to a mechanical issue. The ferry stopped carrying passengers across the Ohio River just before noon today.

There is no indication at this point how long the ferry will be idled. We will try to provide an update soon.

Community Patriotic Service is Wednesday

This file photo is from the 2013 Community Patriotic Service.

Crittenden County Ministerial Association will host the annual Community Patriotic Service Wednesday evening.

Crittenden County's Spc. Aaron Davis will be the featured speaker, with Sgt. Sara Brandon helping emcee the event. A special tribute will honor the late Col. Barry Gilbert, who organized the first ceremony in 2002 and continued to do so until the last couple of years. Gilbert died in November of last year.

This year's theme is Celebrating Our Patriotic Family Heritage, and local families are encouraged to attend together. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Marion Baptist Church Family Life Center.

Salem Springlake offers sign-on bonus

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Highway 70 blocked in Frances

UPDATE: Highway 70 is now open thanks to some of the neighbors.

Original Post
A large tree was blown down by high winds about 5:20pm today, blocking Ky. 70.

Road crews have been alerted.

The road, on the east side of Frances, will be impassable for a time.

There was more tree damage around Mott City.

Crittenden County Emergency Management is out now assessing damage throughout the county.

Photo from south of Mott City on the lawn of Michael
and Mandi Hunt.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Four dead in crash; Marion couple will be okay

A Marion couple was injured in a two-car, quadruple fatality on Saturday on Ky. 109  North in Wheatcroft in Webster County.

Charles Barron, 54, and his wife, Linda Barron, of Marion were injured and taken to Baptist Health in Madisonville, but they received non-life-threatenting injuries.

According to Kentucky State Police, a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Eduardo Lopez, 23, of Madisonville hydroplaned into the southbound lane of travel and collided with Barron’s 2005 Dodge Dakota.

Lopez and his three passengers, Jorge Chavez, Miguel Brico, and Christina Chavez, all of Madisonville, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Webster County coroner. The age of all three passengers are unknown.

The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Trevor High.

The deceased victims were reportedly all employees of the Fiesta Acapulco Mexican restaurant in Sturgis. The City of Sturgis Facebook Page said the restaurant was closing early Saturday because of the tragedy.

Reception for Dr. Maddux Sunday

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A reception will be hosted by the staff of Family Practice Clinic Sunday. 

Co-workers of Dr. Greg Maddux are honoring his 40 years of medical service to residents of Marion and the surrounding area ahead of his retirement later this summer. 

Dr. Maddux is one of the founders of Family Practice Clinic, built nearly 30 years ago next to Crittenden Hospital.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Ranch Rodeo Saturday at Crittenden Fairgrounds

There will be a Ranch Rodeo tomorrow night (Saturday, June 21) at Crittenden County Fairgrounds.

Events will include sorting, branding, double mugging and steer riding. There will be divisions for men and women and separate cash prizes.

Also, there will be children’s activities.

Gates open at 5 p.m., and competition begins at 6 p.m.

Admission is $10 and children under 12 are $5.

For more information, call (270) 952-3530.

Area Death

Irvin D. Cobb, 84, of the Cedar Grove community in Livingston County died Thursday. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services of Salem is in charge of arrangements.

Gospel Gathering Saturday night

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The annual Gospel Gathering will be held in Marion Saturday night at Fohs Hall. The event will feature performances by the Commonwealth Quartet, New Journey Quartet and Divine Mercy.

This is the ninth annual event presented by Farmers Bank and Trust Co., Cave Springs Baptist Church and the 88 Dip.

Organizers have made contributions to various charities throughout the last nine years as a result of funds raised through the Gospel Gathering.

Rescue crews looking for possible drowning victim

Rescue squads and emergency responders from Crittenden and Livingston counties and other agencies have been searching the Ohio River since last night about 10pm when a small boat capsized about 200 yards from the Illinois shore, and five people were dumped into the river.

Four of the five were rescued, but one is still missing. 

The incident happened on the river between Rosiclaire, Ill., and Carrsville, Ky.

An airplane equipped with a thermal sensor searched the area last night and watercraft with sonar technology is there now sweeping the river.

Billy Arflack, Emergency Management director for Crittenden County, said local deputies and rescue squad crews searched along the Kentucky shore through the night. Because the river is elevated right now and backwater is creeping into low-lying areas, the search is being made more difficult.

Arflack said the victim is believed to be a male from southern Illinois and to be about 30 years old.

The Press will continue to follow this situation and provide updates as soon as possible. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

NEW DEVELOPMENT: Dog owner arrested

UPDATE : Thursday June 20
The court reduced Tabor's bond to 10 percent of $5,000 and he made bond today. He will appear for arraignment Wednesday, June 26 in Crittenden District Court.

There is a new development in the dog attack story.

Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department arrested 60-year-old Larry Tabor shortly after 3:30pm today at his home on Sulphur Springs Road in rural Crittenden County. Tabor is the owner of the dogs that allegedly attacked a five-year-old boy Monday.

Tabor was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center under a $5,000 cash bond. He is charged with second-degree wanton endangerment, a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by 90 days to 12 months in jail and a fine up to $500.

A more detailed article in this week’s printed edition of The Crittenden Press said Tabor would face a charge of harboring a vicious animal, which is not an arrestable offense.

However, after the county prosector and district judge reviewed evidence in the case today (following the newspaper's print deadline), Tabor was subsequently charged with second-degree wanton endangerment, and arrested.

The boy suffered serious facial and head lacerations among other injuries from the attack by two dogs, according to investigators. The victim was taken to Crittenden Community Hospital Monday morning then transferred by Air Evac Lifeteam to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital where he underwent surgery.

The dogs were described by the county's animal control officer as a "mix between a pit bull and Labrador retriever."

See this week’s printed edition of the newspaper for details of this investigation.