Thursday, July 25, 2024

McClure auction Saturday, Aug. 3

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Buntin Auction Service is handling the estate sale 
of the late Charles McClure.

The auction will take place at 301 Wilson Farm Rd., near Marion beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3.

In addition to farm equipment and furniture, the sale will include recreational and outdoor vehicles, collectibles and tools.

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

BREAKING | US 60 will not close this weekend

Details are just being learned, but motorists expecting US 60 west of Marion to be closed this weekend can rest easy for a few more days. 

Now, it appears that repair jobs are being consolidated and all of it will be conducted over 4 days next week.

We're gathering more information on this breaking news and this week's full edition of The Crittenden Press will include more details and what else is in store for the state highway west of Marion.

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Roe Wafford Road closed today and tomorrow

 Roe Wafford Road in rural Crittenden County will be closed to through traffic today and tomorrow while county crews replace a cross tile.

The closure will be approximately one-quarter mile northwest of box number 1340.

From 7 a.m., until 3 p.m., on Tuesday and Wednesday, Roe Wafford Road, which located in the northern part of the county in the Amish area, will be closed.

Deed room closed at county office complex

The deed room in the county clerk's office at the Crittenden County Office Complex will be closed Friday, July 26 until noon for the delinquent tax sale that begins at 9 a.m.

Monday, July 22, 2024

Road closing affects Tabor Road traffic

The Lyon County road that connects with Crittenden County's Tabor Road will be closed Tuesday further creating travel issues for motorists between the two counties. 

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans a daytime closure of KY 1113 in northern Lyon County on Tuesday, July 23.

KY 1113 runs northward from KY 1943 (Skinframe Creek Road) to the Lyon-Crittenden County Line, where it connects with Tabor Road. Due to the closure of KY 295 at the Livingston Creek Bridge south of Dycusburg, KY 1113 and Tabor Road have been getting heavy traffic.

On Tuesday, KY 1113 will be closed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., to allow full-width paving along 6/10ths of a mile of roadway from KY 1943 to the Lyon-Crittenden County Line at the bridge crossing Livingston Creek.

There will be no marked detour.

The paving crew will work to complete the full-width paving as quickly as possible.

Heavy traffic has created several issues along KY 1113 and Tabor Road. With assistance from Lyon County personnel, the KYTC Crittenden County Highway Maintenance Crew recently placed gravel to improve shoulders along the detour route.

The section of KY 1113 in Lyon County is being paved up to the county line to further improve travel while it is being used as a detour.

The placement of equipment needed for the work will require the roadway to be closed.

The paving crew will provide emergency vehicle access as quickly as possible and will provide local residents with access, with delays likely.

Lone Star has building materials

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Lone Star Building Supply in Princeton offers a full lumber yard and sells building supplies for all types of construction.

Musgove Overhead Doors is part of the business, and both divisions offer free quotes.

Lone Star Building Supply is located on U.S. 62 between Princeton and Eddyville. 

US 60 closures over next 2 weekends

US 60 just west of Marion will be closed for extended periods over the next two weekends.

Following are closures: 

Starting this Friday, US 60 will be closed to through traffic for two days between Crittenden Springs Road (KY 1668) and KY 297 at the bottom of Moore Hill. The highway will close at 6 a.m., Friday, July 26 and is expected to reopen around 6 p.m., Saturday, July 27. 

Additionally, US 60 will closed for three days the following weekend from Friday, Aug. 2 through the early hours of Monday, Aug. 5. This closure will be near Airport Road. The federal highway will be closed at the work site starting at 6 a.m., on Friday, Aug. 2. It will remain closed through the weekend, but is expected to reopen around 7 a.m., on Monday, Aug. 5. Then, traffic will be limited as additional finish work will be completed and a guardrail will be installed. During this portion of the work, US 60 will be restricted to one lane with alternating flow controlled by flaggers.

This week's full edition of The Crittenden Press will have further information. 

Parkway restricted starting today

The eastbound Audubon Parkway in Henderson County will be restricted to one lane starting this afternoon, and lasting through Wednesday morning as crews address concrete issues at the 2.5 mile marker.

The right lane of the parkway will close starting this afternoon and will reopen when work is completed.

Some delays are possible during the movement and placement of equipment to facilitate the work. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and personnel are along the roadway near traffic flow.

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Livingston County Back to School Events

Annual Cardinal Kickoff for Livingston County Schools will be held Monday, July 29 from 5-7 p.m. 

This is hosted by FRYSC and will have several vendors and local organizations giving away school supplies and other goodies. 

Location of the event has yet to be determined due to work at Livingston Central High School. However, if it’s ready the event will be there.

Back to School night for the schools are as follows: 

•South Livingston Elementary School - Aug. 1 from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

•Livingston Central High School - Aug. 5 from 3-6 p.m.

•Livingston County Middle School - Aug. 5 from 5-7 p.m.

•North Livingston Elementary School - Aug. 5 from 5-7 p.m.

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Show and Shine on July 25

Marion’s monthly Show and Shine Car Show will be held starting at 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, July 25 at Marion Commons located at 213 S. Main Street. 

Marion Tourism and Recreation Commission sponsors these events during summer months.

Friday, July 19, 2024

Moxley joins Rocket Tire staff

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David Moxley brings more than 40 years automotive experience to Rocket Tire.

Located on Sturgis Road adjacent to H&H Home and Hardware, Rocket Tire offers car, truck, diesel, heavy duty mechanic work and DOT inspections.

The service center has a large inventory of new and 
used tires and Valvoline oil products.

Fish Tale Aims to Improve Angler Experience

A tale of the perils at Lake George is leading to possible better fishing opportunities at the 2.5-acre pond near the park and Victory Gardens known to some as Goose Lake. 

City leaders are beginning to discuss ways to improve experiences at the pond, partly because Lake George is no longer open for fishing due to perils associated with its earthen dam.

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


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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Lapco seeking farm hand

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Lapco land and cattle company in Crittenden County is hiring.

Applications and job description can be found online at

Evans joins county attorney office

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Cobie Evans has joined the office of Crittenden County Attorney.

Evans, who has had a private practice in Marion for several years, is now an assistant county attorney.

His office is located at 200 S. Main St., Marion.

Free movie Saturday at fairgrounds

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Families are welcome to a free movie Saturday night 
at the Crittenden County Fairgrounds. The first 100 entries will receive free concessions.

Between Rivers Search & Rescue and local partners 
are presenting the movie "Dog," at dusk. Gates open 
at 7 p.m.

Smooth pavement coming to four-way

The intersection of Main and Gum streets, which recently was made a four-way stop in Marion, is 
getting a pavement upgrade.

Deep groves the roadway made over time by heavy trucks in the eastbound lane of Gum Street are being repaired.

Traffic is restricted on Gum Street temporarily while work is performed.

Groundbreaking for new housing complex

A large housing complex is going up near the fairgrounds and park. 

Earlier this week, local officials took part in a formal groundbreaking ceremony. 

Pictured at the complex site on McMican Road are (from left) County Judge Perry Newcom, development manager Marty Collins, Mayor D’Anna Browning and Homeland, Inc. representative Katrina Myers.

For new details about the project, see this week's full edition of The Crittenden Press.


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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Fair events begin Saturday with car show

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Events begin Saturday at the Crittenden County Fairgrounds for the 2024 Crittenden County Fair lineup.

The six-event schedule kicks off with a car show at the fairgrounds from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

See this week's Press for the fair catalog, which contains a complete list of 4-H competition categories.

Crittenden County Lions Club Fair Guide


Crittenden County Lions Club Fair is ready to kick off with all the fan favorites plus new activities and fun.

The county fair runs from July 20 to Aug. 3 at the fairgrounds.

Lots of new stuff is on tap this time, including a pedal tractor pull.

Get all of the details in the annual Lions Club Fair Guide inside this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press, or free right here

Twice in the Tornado Path

Clara Rice spoke with KFB Claims Adjuster Caleb Kirby beside what was left of her home.

West Kentucky residents are relying on faith 

as they experience storm history repeating itself

By Tim Thornberry, Editor

Kentucky Farm Bureau News

As storm systems have moved through the Commonwealth in unusually high numbers this year, many families have endured destruction for a second time. 

During a rare December 2021 tornado event, Clara Rice and the Baldwin family of Hopkins County lost their homes only to have fate strike again last May when an EF-3 tornado blasted through an area that still has scars from the 2021 event. 

“After church that Sunday, I came home, and went about my busy day,” Rice said. “I knew the storms were coming, but I had no idea a tornado would be in the midst of it.”

A much milder storm system had moved through the area around noon that day but as nightfall approached, the warning signs of something much stronger became more evident. Rice, along with some of her neighbors, took cover in a nearby storm shelter where they waited out the passing tornado. 

“You could hear debris hitting the shelter door and it was scary for a while,” she said. “But, I continued to pray saying, ‘Lord, I trust you. If my home is there, I'm going to praise you. If my home is not there, I'm still going to praise you. You've supplied the first time and I know you'll supply again.’”

Rice’s prayers brought her through the storm, but her house was completely destroyed for a second time. After having that happen twice within the span of less than three years, one’s faith would be greatly tested but Rice never failed to recognize what truly matters in the face of tragedy.  

“God is going to supply,” she said. “He doesn't want me to worry. He doesn't want me to lose my faith. He doesn't want me to lose my joy.”

Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Claims Adjuster Caleb Kirby was assigned Rice’s claim this time and said it’s sad to see someone go through this, especially having done it once before. 

“Ms. Clara is extremely inspirational but it’s heartbreaking to see her go through this again,” he said. “Her resilience to want to be there and be home and call that place home is much the same for most of these

Marion searching for police officer

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The City of Marion has an opening for a full-time 
police officer. 

Candidates should apply online at by clicking the Forms and Documents link at the bottom 
of the page. 

Some experience in law enforcement is desirable but not mandatory. For a full job description, contact Marion City Administrator Diane Ford-Benningfield.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

McKenney Memorial 5K next week

The third annual Marty McKenney Memorial 5K race and walk will be held at Marion-Crittenden County Park at 6 p.m., on Friday, July 26. 

This will be a fundraising event for the Marty McKenney Scholarship Fund, which was created to honor the late track and field booster. 

McKenney was one of Crittenden County’s early track coaches and was instrumental in helping get the oval track built at the park. She passed away in 2021 at the age of 89.