Monday, November 30, 2009

Livingston Road closed

UPDATE: Road is re-opened.

There is a report from Livingston County that KY 453/Dover Road is closed due to a traffic crash at the 6 mile marker.  The road should be closed for 2-3 hours.


The 6 mile marker is between Red Bud Road and KY 2225/Jake Dukes Road.  That would put it about half way between I-24 and Mitchell’s Store.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Area Death: Hackney

Lula “Jimi” Hackney, 69, of Marion died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009 at Crittenden Hospital.  The funeral is Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Transformer blows; Town is Dark

UPDATE: Power has been restored to the City of Marion as of 6:50 p.m.

About 400 KU customers in the Crayne and Mexico communities will be without power until after midnight, power company officials told Judge-Executive Fred Brown.

A Kentucky Utilities equipment malfunction near Fredonia, caused the widespread power outage Monday evening.

Virtually all of Marion was completely without electricity for nearly two hours. At about 5:15, lights flickered a couple of times before the power went off at all businesses and residents in downtown Marion.

Crittenden County customers of Kenergy electricity have not seen any disruption in their power.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Pedestrian hit on parking lot

Marion Police are at this hour investigating an incident on the parking lot of Harminie Enterprises, Inc., the former Chrysler building, at 250 Sturgis Road.

There were several witnesses and police spoke to a few at the scene and had others go with them back to police headquarters at city hall. The driver was also directed to go to the police department to help sort out details of the incident.

The names of the driver of the Ford Explorer and the man who was hit were not immediately released. According to witnesses, the man had gotten out of the vehicle which hit him.

PHI Air Ambulance was called to take the man to a nearby trauma hospital. He appeared to have pelvic and abdominal injuries.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Serious accident in Sheridan

UPDATE: Crittenden County emergency responders were called to the scene of a serious accident in Sheridan just after dark Thursday.

Jenny L. Hodge, 33, of Marion, a passenger in an S-10 pickup, was ejected from a vehicle. She was flown by PHI Air Ambulance to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. She suffered head, pelvis and leg injuries. Her condition is serious, but stable, according to family members.

The driver of the pickup, Edwin T. "Hawdie" Belt, 47, of Marion was flown to Lexington, Ky., where he was treated for a severe ear injury.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Three charged in federal drug probe

Three Crittenden County residents, including a former Baptist minister, were arrested Monday on federal drug warrants.

Former pastor and Marion businessman Nicky Davis, Bobby Blackburn, and Carl Belt Jr., were each arrested on felony indictments from the United States District Court in Paducah. They are individually charged with conspiricy to manufacture marijuana, over 100 plants. 

Read more in this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mayor declares leaf burning ban

Mayor Mick Alexander today issued a temporary leaf burning ban, effective immediately for all city residents. Marion’s leaf vacuum truck has been inoperable for the past two weeks, prompting some residents to turn to the burning alternative. Fall weather in western Kentucky is generally too dry for such practice to be completely safe, according to the mayor. Alexander imposed the ban for the hours of 6 a.m., to 6 p.m., the same hours that state law bans certain types of burning. See this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press for details.

Structure fire Monday morning

An outbuilding sandwiched closely between two homes caught fire about 10:30 a.m., Monday just off Main Street in Marion. The fire was behind Health Quest Wellness Center. The building was owned by Ed Davidson. Marion Fire Department responded and got the blaze quickly under control before it did serious damage to the nearby homes.

Friday, November 13, 2009

No serious injuries

A woman and young child involved in an accident near Deer Creek Church in the Sheridan community this morning appear to have no serious injuries. The name of the victims were not immediately released pending notification of relatives. The single-vehicle accident happened on Ky. 297 just before 8 a.m. The driver was northbound, ran off the shoulder of the road and hit a concrete bridge abutment.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Area Death: Newcom

Janice Faye Newcom, 60, of Marion, died Wednesday at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville,.
Visitation is from 6-9 Friday. The funeral is at 11 a.m., Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home.

Meteor Show Expected Next Week

Scientists are expecting a meteor shower early in the morning Tuesday. Click here for details.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ky. 70 closing near Tiline

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close KY 70, also known Tiline Road, in Livingston County during daylight hours for several days starting Monday, Nov. 16.


The Livingston County Highway Maintenance Crew plans to replace a number of cross drains between Smithland and Tiline.  The work will require KY 70 to be closed starting at about 7:30 a.m., immediately following the morning bus run. The roadway is expected to remain closed until about 3:00 p.m., each day, weather permitting.


There will be no marked detour. 

Monday, November 9, 2009

Michael Jacobs in Concert

Big Concert at Mantle Rock Wednesday. Click here for details.

Seats available on fan bus

Crittenden County football fans wishing to ride the pep bus to Louisville Friday for the regional semifinal game should reserve a seat by calling Paula Berry. The Rockets play Louisville Holy Cross at 6 p.m.

Cost is $20 per person. The bus will leave at 3 p.m., from CCHS.  Call Berry at 822-4533 (days) or 988-2945 (after 5 p.m.)

Judge Simpson, 60, dies

District Judge Tommy Simpson, 60, who resigned just last week, has died. Simpson had been battling cancer for just over a year. More details will be published as they become available.

Visitation will be from 2:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield.  Judge Simpson’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agnes Church in Uniontown by Father Terry Divine at 11 a.m., Wednesday. Burial will be at St. Ann Cemetery in Morganfield.

The family requests donations in his memory to St. Agnes Church Building Fund, St. Anthony’s Hospice or the Ronald McDonald House of Louisville.


Friday, November 6, 2009

City's leaf collection on hold

The City of Marion's leaf collection equipment has broken down, stalling crews' efforts to pick up leaves around town. City officials hope the equipment can be repaired and back in action by Tuesday, Nov. 10. 

Additionally, North Maple Street – closed for repairs to prevent further flooding – has reopened today.

Pleased with rock digging

A Lexington-based blogger has posted a nice article about visiting Marion for a mineral dig. Click here to see the article.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Free Dump Days Friday & Saturday

Crittenden County free dump days will be Friday and Saturday (Nov. 6-7). Residents can take large trash items to the county convenience center on U.S. 60 East at no charge. Household trash or electronics such as TVs or computer monitors are prohibited. Hours are 8 a.m., to 4 p.m., Friday and 8 a.m., to noon Saturday.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Election Day Luncheon today at club

Marion Woman's Club is hosting its annual Election Day Luncheon today. Although there are no local elections, there is balloting in many other states and locations across the nation.

The luncheon is from 11 a.m., until 2 p.m., at the club building on East Carlisle Street. Cost is $7 and tickets are available at the door.