Friday, September 28, 2012

Area Death

James Harley Rose, 87, of Cave-In-Rock died Friday at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center. 
Services are scheduled for Sunday at Rose-Gilbert Funeral Home in Cave-in-Rock with interment in Cave Hill Cemetery. 

No Victory Garden work today

Due to weather there will be no Victory Garden harvesting nor distribution this morning.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tiline man charged in Livingston investigation

Livingston County Sheriff's Department has charged Jonathan D. Starczewski, 46,  of Tiline with one count of felony third-degree sodomy and two counts of felony first-degree sexual abuse as the result of an investigation conducted by Deputy Kenneth Vincent.

Starczewski is charged having sexual contact with a female under 15 years of age and one female under 14.

Starczewski was arrested at his residence yesterday and lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ledbetter bridge down to one lane tomorrow

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on the U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge between Paducah and Ledbetter.

The lane restriction is to allow a walk-through inspection on the bridge deck.

Motorists can expect to encounter one-lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers between about 8:30 a.m., and 1 p.m.

Motorists are reminded that the US 60 Tennessee River Bridge continues to have a strictly enforced 3-ton load limit and a 35-mile-per-hour speed limit with an enhanced police presence.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Students raising money Wednesday at DQ

OWednesday night, bring the coupon below to Marion Dairy Queen to help local students raise money for their freshman and junior trip to Washington, D.C.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Area Death

Jerald Allen Penn, 52, of Marion died Sunday at his home. Services are Thursday at Gilbert Funeral Home.

School board meets at CCES library

Crittenden County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday at Crittenden Elementary School's library.

School board meets at CCES library

Crittenden County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday at Crittenden Elementary School's library.

School board meets at CCES library

Crittenden County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday at Crittenden Elementary School's library.

School board meets at CCES library

Crittenden County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday at Crittenden Elementary School's library.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nominations sought for Distinguished Alumni

Local education leaders are looking for nominees for the 2013 class of Crittenden County Schools Distinguished Alumni Awards, which will be presented before graduation in the spring. Both living and posthumous awards can be given.

Nominations may be made through Oct. 15, and selections will be determined by educational, professional and communities service accomplishments. The five-member selection panel will announce the honorees later this winter.

Anyone may nominate an individual. Recipients of the award must have graduated high school from a Crittenden County school. Applications are available online on the school district's website at or you may download the PDF by this link.

Past honorees have included authors, legislators, educators, research specialists, historians, geologists and scientists. 

Any nominee not inducted will be considered by the committee for three years after the initial nomination is submitted. They will not need to be renominated until after that three years is up.

Area death

Mary Lois Wicker, 88, of Marion died Wednesday at Livingston Hospital. Services are Sunday at Myers Funeral Home.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Area Death

Charlotte Ann Maness, 69, of Marion, died Wednesday Sept. 19 at St. Mary Hospital in Evansville.
Services are scheduled for  Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Area Death

John Earl Crider Sr., 71, of Greenville, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. Services will be Friday, Sept. 21. Gary's Funeral Home of Greenville is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Water boil advisory

UPDATE: The boil water advisory has been lifted by the Crittenden-Livingston Water District.

The Crittenden-Livingston Water District has issued a water boil advisory along U.S. 60 West, from Moore Hill to address 1201 U.S. 60 West. The advisory includes residents of Claylick Road. The district said the advisory will stay in place until tomorrow, but could not give a specific time. Only 50 customers are affected by the advisory.

New developments in Invensys expansion

There are some new developments in Invensys' plans to expand its wayside division. The Marion manufacturing facility may have a good chance to keeping 50 new jobs the company is expected to create in the coming months. The jobs were originally slated to go to Lyon County.

See today's Crittenden Press printed edition for details. The newspaper will be on sale after 3  p.m.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Junior pro football cancelled tonight

There will be no Crittenden County Junior Pro football practice tonight due to wet fields and forecast of more rain.

Area Death

 Rosa Nell Hillyard, 84, of Marion, died September 15, 2012 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 18 Myers Funeral Home in Marion.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Authorities need help locating missing woman

UPADTE: The missing woman was found unharmed early Sunday morning walking along U.S. 60 West.

Local authorities need the community's help locating a missing special needs woman who was last seen Saturday morning at 9 a.m., on West Elm Street in Marion.

Katherine Stokes, 27, of Marion was last seen wearing black shorts and white shirt with Special Olympics printed on the front.

Stokes is 5-foot-7, 180 pounds with dark hair and she wears glasses.

Authorities say Stokes had an argument with her mother then disappeared. She is believed to have been on foot initially, but law enforcement has searched the neighborhood and knocked on doors in the area without any luck finding her.

If you see her, call Marion Police Department at 965-3500.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Rocket football kickoff at 7:30 tonight

There has been some confusion this year because some games start earlier. This one kicks off at 7:30 and it's Young Rockets Nights. Players and cheerleaders in flag football, junior pro and middle school can wear jerseys and get in free.

State police find 22 pounds of pot in Princeton

Kentucky State Police have arrested a Princeton man, who they say had 22 pounds of marijuana in his home on North Cave Street.

The KSP Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations (DESI) West Branch was conducting an investigation of illegal drug activity when they made contact with Charles M. Dequintin Jr., 32. Officers seized the pot and drug paraphernalia inside the residence. They also found four pot plants being grown inside the house. 

Dequintin was lodged in the Caldwell County Jail and charged with felony trafficking, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Area Death

Terry W. Baker, 66, of Marion died Thursday at Crittenden Hospital. He was an Air Force Veteran.
Private services will be held at a later date.

Area death : Update on services

Virginia Sivells Hunt, 90, of Marion died Thursday. Services will be at 2:30 Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Turkey leg sale tomorrow; Order today

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

U.S. 60 one lane in Union County for 2 weeks

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on U.S. 60 in Union County Thursday.

This work zone is to allow milling and asphalt paving from the Ky. 2019 intersection eastward to the Union-Henderson Line.

Motorists should be prepared to encounter one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers during daylight hours. Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers and construction personnel are on the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

Rogers Group is the prime contractor on this $1.4 million highway project.  Work in this area is expected to take about two weeks to complete, weather permitting.

Yard sale on Crayne Cemetery Road

Yard sale at 303 Crayne Cemetery Rd., Thursday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Men's, women's, boys', girls' and baby clothes, baby gear, toys, household items and more. 

Murder case lead story in this week's paper

The murder case involving suspect Cindy L. Hutchinson is the headline story in this week's printed edition of The Critttenden Press. A preliminary hearing was conducted last week in Crittenden District Court and several new details were disclosed.

Copies of this week's Press are on sale now at newsstands.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Now blending at Dairy Queen

Project Graduation barbecue sale Friday night

Project Graduation will be raising money by selling pork chop sandwiches at a tailgate party before Crittenden County's Friday night's football game against Paducah Tilghman.

Barbecue sandwich, chips, drink and dessert will cost $5 outside the main gate at Rocket Stadium.

Paving on Main Street done today

It looks like paving on Main Street will be finished sometime late this afternoon. The contractor had expected the work might take a week, but crews have been ahead of schedule.

Area Death

Johnie Gray Marshall, 84, of Marion died Monday at Dawson Springs Nursing and Rehab. Services are Thursday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Progress reports go home with students

Progress reports for the first grading period were sent home today with Crittenden County students.

Parents may meet with teachers between 3:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesday. No appointment is necessary.

Area Death

Lloyd C. Williams, 83, of Salem died Friday. Services are scheduled for Thursday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Rockets vs. Union postponed

Due to threatening weather, the Crittenden County Rockets' game against Union County has been rescheduled to 7 p.m., Saturday. Everyone who paid entry into tonight's game should present their ticket to be admitted Saturday at no charge. Young Rocket Night will be postponed until next Friday, Sept. 14.

Paving Monday morning in Marion; parking alert

The contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans asphalt paving along Main Street in Marion starting at 6:30 a.m., Monday. Paving was originally planned at night, but there has been a change.

This daytime paving project will require a high level of public cooperation due to on-street parking in a three-block area of the Marion downtown business district.  By starting at the U.S. 60 and U.S. 641 Intersection and moving eastward, the crew hopes to be through the downtown area by mid-morning on Monday.

All vehicles parked on Main Street downtown should be removed by 5:30 a.m., Monday.

Motorists should be alert for one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers.

The work is expected to take about a week to complete, weather permitting. Paving will go from Tabor's Towing and Repair to the Rush Creek Bridge at the city sewer plant.

Area Death

Donna K. Barnes, 67, of Marion died Thursday at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
Services are scheduled for Sunday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Area death

Lola Mae Doom Patton, 91, of Fredonia died Wednesday at Crittenden Hospital. Services are Saturday at Lakeland Funeral in Eddyville.

No garden picking or distribution Friday

Due to muddy conditions – thanks to recent rains – there will be no Victory Garden distribution or picking Friday.

Piney Fork Road closed

UPDATE: 2:40 p.m. - Roadway is open to one lane of traffic. Flaggers are on site. Both lanes should be restored by 4 p.m.

KY 506/Piney Fork Road is closed near mile point 6.5 in CRITTENDEN County due to downed utility lines.

This is on KY 506 near the Grandview Estates Subdivision a mile or two east of the Marion city limits. 

Phone lines in the area had been reported hanging down in the area overnight.  Sometime this morning a passing truck snagged the lines and pulled down a couple of utility poles.  An AT&T line crew has arrived at the site and is preparing to start repairs.

Passenger vehicles that normally travel KY 506/Piney Fork Road may self-detour via Pleasant Hill Road to KY 120 or via Weldon Road to US 641.   Trucks should follow appropriate state routes.

Estimated duration:  3 hours.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Area death

Grace Mae Larue, 84, of Salem, died Monday at Crittenden Hospital. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Judge sends Hutchinson murder case to grand jury

The woman accused of killing 89-year-old Jim Roberts at his Marion home in July told police that another man did it. Cindy L. Hutchinson, 50, of Marion allegedly made statements to a Kentucky State Police detective, claiming that another man hit Roberts in the head with a skillet.

Hutchinson's statement and other evidence was presented during more than an hour of testimony Wednesday at a preliminary hearing in Crittenden District Court.

Following the hearing, District Judge Daniel Heady said there was probable cause to bind the case over to the Oct. 1 meeting of the Crittenden County Grand Jury. Hutchinson is accused of theft and capital murder. She remains held at Crittenden Detention Center on a $1 million cash bond.

See next week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press for more details.

Show your college colors Friday

 This is College & Career Readiness Week in Crittenden County Schools. Faculty and staff are putting an extra emphasis on college and career readiness and there are several activities going on.

On Friday, the schools are asking local residents, businesspeople and others show their colors by dressing college colors or attire. Email a photo to Holley White at the school system's central office and she will bring you something in return.

What says that if you see students this week strike up a conversation about college and careers. Encourage them to be ready to join the workforce with whatever tools they can gather, starting with furthering their education.

Singing Friday at Senior Center in Marion

Crittenden County Senior Citizens Center is hosting special guests Frank and Shirley Pasteur with the Old Tyme Band at 10:30 a.m., Friday. This is event was originally scheduled on a different day. They couple will be singing golden oldies from teh 40s, 50s and 60s.

Young Rockets Night Friday

Friday night will be Young Rockets Night at the high school football game. All players in Junior Pro and middle school programs will get in free if they wear their game jersey to the Crittenden County vs. Union County game. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Special City Council meeting Wednesday night

The City of Marion will hold a special meeting Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

On the agenda is a second reading of the proposed Property Tax Rates for 2012, a resolution to support coal miners and retirees and consideration of a bid award to Wilkins Construction for the West Elm sidewalk project.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Seniors can learn about college money Tuesday

Crittenden County High seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend the senior parent meeting from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at the high school library.

The meeting will be facilitated by Jeremy Wheeler, executive director and education coordinator for the Crittenden County Economic Development Corporation. There will also be a representative from KHEEA to talk about KEES scholarship money. 

This meeting was originally scheduled for Sept. 6 but had to be moved to the earlier date.