Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Deer Creek Church Live Nativity

Tonight is the Last Night for Live Nativity at Deer Creek Church
Don't Miss It
And When You're Looking for Christmas Gift Ideas
Check Out
Louise's Flowers
in Downtown Marion, Ky.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Area Death

Leonard Jewell Belt, 83, of Marion died Sunday. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Deer hunters growing particular

According to KDFWR, there are 63 deer per 
square mile in Crittenden County. Such 
overcrowding could lead to 
misunderstandings, right? 
There are 24 people per square 
mile in the county.
A more seasoned hunter is being increasingly particular about what it shoots, according to a local wildlife biologist.

While the statewide deer harvest during rifle season set a new record at almost 107,000 whitetails, it’s clear from Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) harvest data and from observations of wildlife officials that most hunters are being more selective.

Philip Sharp, a private lands biologist who lives in Crittenden County, said wildlife officials conducted an on-site survey of animals brought to Family Butcher Shop on the first Monday of the modern firearms season. They were there to collect samples from carcasses and to collect other data, such as the age of harvested animals. KDFWR is being vigilant about checking for Chronic Wasting Disease in Kentucky animals. The wildlife team collected brain stems and lymph nodes from various deer brought to the Amish butcher for processing.

“We’re seeing an older age structure in ... (for the rest of this article see the December 6, 2018 issue of The Crittenden Press printed edition, or get it now online for just $2.95 per month).

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Area death

Troy Allen Swinford, 82, a long-time resident of Ledbetter died Friday. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Special bowlers earn big awards

Crittenden County Rockets Special Olympics bowlers competed in Louisville last weekend at the Kentucky Special Olympics Bowling Tournament.

All bowlers competed individually, and some also earned medals for optional paired competition.

Local athletes pictured are (from left) Amber Notestine, bronze for individual ranking and silver in doubles; Justis Duncan, silver for individual ranking; Tahla Trail (kneeling), bronze for individual ranking and silver in doubles; Mandy McConnell, silver for individual ranking and gold in doubles; Hunter Miles, silver for individual ranking; and David Walker, fifth place for individual ranking and gold in doubles.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

CCMS sweeps tournament openers

Tyler Belt and Micah Newcom scramble for a loose
ball in CCMS's playoff win Thursday at Livingston.
Crittenden County Middle School's seventh-grade boys' and girls' basketball teams both won Thursday night in the opening round of their Middle School District Tournaments at Burna.

The Lady Rockets beat Trigg County 30-11 and the Rocket boys beat Livingston by 5.

The Crittenden teams will advance to the morning session tournament semifinals on Saturday at the Livingston Middle School gym.

CCMS's seventh-grade girls play at 9am Saturday and the boys play at 10:30. The championship rounds are at 3pm for girls and 4:30pm for boys. All games are at Burna.

US 641 Ceremonial Opening Today


Press Editor Daryl Tabor drove the entire route from Fredonia
to Marion today after the ceremony. Take a ride with him
on our YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/qIdKW_W5Il8

News you've been Waiting for!

The big news this week is that the new US 641 highway should be open soon after you read this, perhaps before. We have an in-depth look at what those along both the new and old 641 can expect in the coming days and well into the future as things like address changes and road names are affected by the first new highway built in this county in more than 50 years.

Just as big this week is news of what business is going into the old Shopko building.

Local law enforcement is looking for a man wanted for questioning in a number of burglaries. They need your help to find him.

If you are interested in helping the needy this Christmas season, now is the time to get involved. Community Christmas is short on funds. Read what you can do to help.

A Fredonia government leader has a new position as president of a statewide group. 

Several area newspapers are bought by the group that owns the Paducah Sun. 

Local deer hunters have grown mighty particular. See what that means for the harvest.

There’s band news, a couple of retirement stories about some community servants, Brenda Underdown’s regular history column and all the sports details you can find nowhere else. 

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Main Street getting asphalt surface

Main Street in downtown Marion will be limited to one lane on Thursday while a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet repaves a section of the roadway, which has been in poor repair lately.

Starting around 10am Thursday traffic will be restricted to one lane on Main Street between the US 641 intersection at Gum Street extending northward to about Depot Street.

The work should take about three hours.

Detour is blocked at Frances

UPDTE: 2:20pm
The roadway is now re-opened.

A semi is stuck in a ditch on Ky 70 near Frances at the Ky 855 intersection, and according to motorists stuck in the traffic jam, a wrecker trying to pull out the tractor-trailer is now stuck in a ditch.

That means there may need to be a detour for the 641 detour! 

Both lanes are blocked and traffic is backed up about one mile. State officials say it could be two hours, or close to 2pm, before it the road is cleared.

The Press: A gift that arrives every Thursday!

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