Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bet Your Shirt It's Fun !

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Oliver Estate Auction Saturday


AUCTION

Estate Auction of Bruce Oliver

SATURDAY - October 4th – 9:00 a.m.
2961 S.R. 1668 (Crittenden Springs Rd) Marion, KY

GUNS, KNIVES, RE-LOADING EQUIPMENT AND COLLECTIBLES

Large Anvil w/stand, Nascar Afghan, Nascar Trading cards, Auto & Gun
books, Old golf clubs,
Pocket Knives – Nascar collectible – Case – Buck – Sharade, Straight
blade knives, folding knives, bone handle knives and several others.
Primers, Loads, Shells, Powder, Wads, Lyman Turret Press, Lyman Auto
Primer Feed, Lyman 55 Powder Measurer, (New) Lyman 500 Powder
Scale, (New) Lyman Universal Scale, assorted shell holders, Bushnell
Range Finder, Bore sights, Spotting Scope, Glenfield Model 60 22L. R.,
Parker Hale 300 Mag, Browning A5 12 Gauge, Browning A5 12 Gauge,
Browning Lightning Broadway Trap Over/Under, Browning BT99 12
Gauge, Remington 870 – 3” Mag, Remington 870 TB Trap 12 Gauge,
Glenfield Model 60 22 L.R., Revelation Model 120 22 L.R., 03A3 Springfield
Full military 30-06, Ithaca Model 49 R 22 L.R., Hunter Firearms (Western six
shooter 22 Mag or 22 Cal) Hunter Firearms (Western six shooter – 22 Cal.),
Ruger Viqueir 45 Cal., Browning BPS 12 Gauge Model 22, Beretta USA
Model 21A – 22 L.R., Browning A5 12 Gauge, Browning Sitori 28 Gauge
2-3/4 Over/Under, Browning A – Bolt Cal. 223 – Remington Scope, Browning
A Bolt Cal. 22-250 , Browning Bar II,, Henry Repeating Arms – Brooklyn,
NY Caliber 22 L.R, Henry Repeating Arms Brooklyn, NY Cal. 22 Mag.,
Remington Limited Edition Dale Earnhardt Sr. – Model 597 22 Long Rifle,
Remington Limited Edition – Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Model 597 – 22 Long
Rifle, Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk 44 Mag., Ruger 357 Mag. New
Model Blackhawk, Ruger Super Redhawk 44 Mag., Smith & Wesson 357
Mag. Model 586, Gun Cases, and much, much more.
TOOLS AND SHOP EQUIPMENT
Air chisel, Air sander, Air grinder, Air impact wrenches, Makita circular
saw, Makita ½” drill, Makita grinders, Makita hammer drill, Makita radial
alarm saw, Vices, Three stack Crafstman tool box, Black & Decker
Cordless drills, Sandblaster, Bench grinder, Drill press, 25 Gallon parts
washer, Single stage upright air compressor, Husqvarna chain saw, Engine
cherry picker, boom pole, Pipeline welder on trailer, Milwaukee cutoff
saw, Cutting torch, Oxygen/Acetylene tanks, Craftsman, S & K,
Williams, SnapOn, and ProTo Socket sets – ¼”, 3/8” & ½” drives, several
ProTo, Craftsmen, Williams, and Matco tools, chains and boomers, numerous
hammers (sledge, framing, blacksmith), drill bits, wood drill bits,
several grease guns, battery chargers, jigsaws, supersaws, sawzall, cases
of oil, hyd. Fluid, and transmission fluid, ropes, pulleys, all size steel rigid
pipe wrenches, ladders, miscellaneous cutters, snips, and screwdrivers,
assorted nuts, bolts, washers, zip ties, and hand tools, shop vac, air hose,
shelves, file cabinets, welding rods of all kind, wire strippers, elec. wiring,
12 volt elec. wire stand (all colors – several rows), 48” chain wrench, 48”
aluminum pipe wrench, car ramps, Dodge aluminum truck wheels, shovels,
rakes, tap & dye sets, several pieces of Dodge & Chrysler auto parts,
miscellaneous tool boxes, assorted buckets and many , many
items/tools too numerous to mention.

TRACTOR, TRAILERS, AND OTHER EQUIPMENT
4000 Ford Tractor w/Canopy, Caroni Finishing Mower, Howse Bushog,
3Pt. Cultivator, Homemade Enclosed Trailer, Black Fiberglass Camper
Shell for 2500 Shortbed Dodge, 5th Wheel Hitch, (2) Fuel Tanks on Stands,
8000 Watt Generator, Yard trailer, Receiver hitch and balls, Wheelbarrow.
HOUSEHOLD, CAMPING, HUNTING AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
Ventless heaters, vacuum, Glowarm Heater, Camera, Camper LP Tanks,
Coleman lanterns, Coleman cook stoves, Treadmill, Quilt Print, Wooden
doors, Weber grills, Dishes, Quilt stand, Dog feeder, Pottery bowls, Ceramic
and plastic planters, Small TV, VHS movies some Disney, Golf balls,
LP grill gas tanks, large tent, Decoys – duck & geese (some Herder), Deer
stands, Coolers and several more items.

ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE THE DAY OF SALE TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER
PRINTED MATERIAL. CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE.
TERMS: CASH OR GOOD CHECK

BUNTIN AUCTION SERVICE
(270) 965-2902
CURT BUNTIN, AUCTIONEER

Area deaths

Betty Belt, 58, of Joy died Sept. 29, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah. Arrangements are incomplete at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.

Wilburn Lawrence, 82, of Paducah died Sept. 30, 2014, at Baptist Health Paducah. Arrangements are incomplete at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.

Ronald Leister, 73, of Marion died Sept. 30, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion. Arrangements are incomplete at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.

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Join MBC in Revival !


Come Join Us For Our Fall Revival
October 5-8

Marion Baptist Church, 131 E. Depot Street

High Attendance in Sunday School: Goal is 260
Bro. Ronnie Stinson and wife Pam
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service 8:15 a.m., and 10:45 a.m.
Nightly Services at 6:30 p.m.

Featuring 
Bro. Ronnie Stinson Sr., Evangelist
Bro. Jason Dunbar, Music Evangelist

Sunday Night Fellowship Potluck Meal at 5:15 p.m.
Monday is Senior Adult Night
Tuesday is Youth Night
Wednesday is Children's Night


Bro. Jason Dunbar and wife Caitlin


Monday, September 29, 2014

Governor: Plastic pipe company to create 125 new jobs in Paducah

Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company officials and local leaders to announce Genova Products Inc. is establishing operations in Paducah.

Genova, which manufactures PVC pipe and fittings, is expected to create 125 new jobs and invest $4.9 million into the project.

“This is an outstanding boost to the economy in Paducah and the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Beshear. “Genova is a highly successful global firm, and we couldn’t be more excited about the 125 professional jobs it will create in western Kentucky. The choice to locate here says a lot about our business-friendly climate, ideal location and valuable workforce. We look forward to a continued and successful partnership with Genova and are pleased to welcome them to Kentucky.”

Genova makes plumbing and building materials, mostly from vinyl. The company is leasing a 100,000-square-foot factory that once housed Infiniti Plastic Technologies Inc. The company began operations at the facility last month and currently employs 15 people. Genova chose Paducah due to available land, low electricity costs and rail access.

“We are very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for us in a partnership with the city of Paducah,” said Mike DeBoer, president of Genova Products. “This location and state-of-the-art facility provide us with a strategic opportunity to expand our production and distribution capacity to support the future growth initiatives underway at Genova. We have found the people of Paducah a delight to work with and are certain both parties will mutually benefit from this alliance.”

Genova has been making vinyl pipe and fittings for professional and do-it-yourself plumbers since 1962. The company expanded into vinyl gutters and fencing and now has a product line that includes vinyl downspouts, decks and rails; drinking water and sanitary systems for boats and RVs. Its products are sold at Ace, Blish-Mize, True Value and Do It Best hardware stores.

Genova was the first company to bring plastics into the plumbing industry in North America. The company currently has a total of five factories in Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Nevada and Texas and two warehouses in Indiana and Texas. Genova also has a location in Lithuania.

“I am pleased that with hard work, focus and diligence, we have found an ideal fit to create jobs in our building formerly occupied by Infiniti,” said McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry. “The building was constructed to create at least 100 jobs in the plastics industry and that’s exactly what Genova is proposing to do. Genova was founded more than 50 years ago and we hope to create a partnership that will last for Genova’s next 50 years.”

For more information on Genova Products Inc., visit www.genovaproducts.com.

Round 3: Center truss of old Ledbetter Bridge slated to come down Wednesday

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict westbound traffic to one lane on the new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

This lane restriction for westbound traffic only is to allow KyTC personnel, area news media and the public to observe Round 3 of controlled explosive demolition on the old Ledbetter Bridge scheduled for 8 a.m. Wednesday. The contractor will be taking down the center truss that crosses the main navigation channel of the Tennessee River.

All westbound traffic along U.S. 60 on the approaches and deck of the new bridge will be moved to the left-hand or passing lane in this work zone. To maintain traffic flow for commuters there will be no stopping allowed on the bridge in this work zone and no unauthorized parking on the bridge.

Motorists who regularly travel across the new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter between 6 a.m. and about 9 a.m., should consider allowing extra travel time for the Wednesday morning commute as traffic congestion is likely.

Motorists should use extra caution due to personnel on the bridge in close proximity to traffic flow. There will be an enhanced enforcement presence in this work zone.

Bus incident leaves only mirrors broken

An incident with a Crittenden County school bus this afternoon left a couple of mirrors broken, but no one hurt.

Crittenden County Superintendent of Schools Vince Clark said a bus taking students home from school clipped a grain truck on Ky. 855. Clark said the side view mirrors were the only parts of the two vehicles that made contact. The mirrors were broken, but no one was hurt, Clark said.

However, during any sort of collision involving a bus, the superintendent said protocol is to send another bus out to finish transporting the students. Wayne Winters, lead bus mechanic, went to the scene and assured Clark there were no injuries.

"We always send out another bus in such a case," Clark said.

There were only six stops left on the route.

"We've taken all precautions," Clark said, "and called all the parents."

400 converge on Mexico for food, football

Austin McKinney
Junior football player Austin McKinney was one of the featured speakers at Sunday night's annual Football Fellowship at Mexico Baptist Church. 

The event drew about 400 people and included a variety of food, entertainment and spiritual enlightenment, including an NFL player's testimony and strongman performance. 

See this week's Crittenden Press printed edition for details.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Homecoming next weekend!


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Furry 5K benefits no-kill shelter

The Furry 5K Dash for the Dogs will be held at 3 p.m. next Sunday at Marion-Crittenden County Park. Proceeds will benefit the Mary Hall-Ruddiman Canine Shelter.

Pre-registration has closed, but participants may register the day of the event beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the park. The entry fee is $20.

There will also be an adoption event at the race.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Flu vaccination offered locally

Crittenden County Health Department on Industrial Drive in Marion will be hosting a flu clinic from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13. The seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccinations will be combined into one shot for $27. Medicare,Medicaid and most insurances can be billed.

Inoculations against the influenza virus are recommended for most healthy individuals more than 6 months old. Seasonal influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October and peak in January or later.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pumpkin Fest Saturday in Marion


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Fan Travel Alert: Accident WK Parkway

There is an accident on the West Kentucky Parkway involving two tractor-trailers. One was a tanker truck.

Both northbound lanes were initially blocked, but traffic was moving slowly on one lane through the accident scene at 3 p.m.

This could affect fans en route to Crittenden County's football game tonight at Muhlenberg County.

A detour has been set up between Princeton and Dawson Springs on U.S. 62.

Recovery and cleanup could close the highway later, according to transportation officials.

Saturday's Pumpkin Fest Schedule

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Election is November 4

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Homecoming Oct. 5: Sulphur Springs

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State to remove advertising signs illegally placed on state right-of-way

The placement of advertising signs on Kentucky state highway right-of-way is against the law. Illegally placed signs interfere with highway maintenance operations and can create a safety hazards for motorists. Despite this legal prohibition, an increasing number of improperly placed signs have appeared in recent weeks. Many are political signs promoting candidates who will be on the ballot in November.

Personnel from the Kentucky Department of Highways District 1 are removing signs illegally placed on state right-of-way. Signs that interfere with mowing or maintenance activity will be targeted, along with signs that impede sight distance for drivers or pose other safety hazards. District 1 includes the 12 westernmost counties of Kentucky.

“We still have another cycle of mowing along our highways to complete this year,” said Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 Chief Engineer Mike McGregor. “Signs placed along the right-of-way can prevent our employees and contractors from doing their jobs, and wire that supports many of the signs can become a safety hazard if they are run over by mowers.  The biggest safety hazard is when they keep drivers from seeing oncoming traffic at intersections.”
  
Various Kentucky state laws, administrative regulations and Transportation Cabinet policies prohibit the placement of political or other advertising signs on state right-of-way. This includes signs attached to utility poles within the state right-of-way.

Enforcement of the sign prohibition can be difficult because right-of-way boundaries can vary by highway and location.  All signage should be behind sidewalks.  In areas without sidewalks, all signs should be behind the ditch line and outside areas commonly mowed or maintained by highway crews.

On four-lane highways with controlled access or limited access, no signs should be placed on the highway side of the fence line or the fence.

“When our employees take down illegal signs, they are simply doing their jobs as required by law," McGregor said. "We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of the public.”

Any signs removed will be kept for five working days at the state highway garage in the county where they were picked up. Candidates, campaign, or business representatives may reclaim their signs during that period by providing identification and filling out a claim form. After one week, the signs will be discarded.

Western Kentucky sees dry weather ahead of fall fire season

Parts of western Kentucky continue to experience dry weather conditions ahead of Oct. 1, the official start of fire hazard season in the commonwealth. The U.S. Drought Monitor classifies portions of the 12 westernmost counties in the state as "abnormally dry," and the National Weather Service reports that rainfall in Paducah is 1.75 inches below average for the month of September. Lack of rain, low humidity and high winds contribute to the risk of wildfires, which become more likely as fall approaches and leaves drop from the trees and begin to dry.

For the full story, visit The Paducah Sun online.

State's fall burn ban takes effect Oct. 1

Kentucky’s fall forest fire hazard season begins Wednesday and runs through Dec. 15. During the fire season, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the daytime hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Just Posted: Weekend Jr Pro photos

Marion Baptist Revival

Come Join Us For Our Fall Revival
October 5-8

Marion Baptist Church, 131 E. Depot Street

High Attendance in Sunday School: Goal is 260
Bro. Ronnie Stinson and wife Pam
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service 8:15 a.m., and 10:45 a.m.
Nightly Services at 6:30 p.m.

Featuring 
Bro. Ronnie Stinson Sr., Evangelist
Bro. Jason Dunbar, Music Evangelist

Sunday Night Fellowship Potluck Meal at 5:15 p.m.
Monday is Senior Adult Night
Tuesday is Youth Night
Wednesday is Children's Night


Bro. Jason Dunbar and wife Caitlin

Lawmakers asked to cap prescription co-pays

Advocates told legislators Tuesday that crippling prescription drug prices leave most Kentuckians who suffer from chronic diseases physically disabled and their families financially challenged, and called for a cap on co-pay costs. Sen. Julian Carroll said he was amazed at how such a subject has escaped his attention during his time in state government and said he was concerned about the prescription costs.

For the full story, visit The State Journal online.

September Preparedness Month in Kentucky

Download the National Preparedness Digital
Engagement Toolkit at www.ready.gov/september.
Partnering with Kentucky Emergency Management, Crittenden County Emergency Management Director David Travis urges all citizens to "Be aware. Be prepared. Have a plan."

“Kentuckians face threats to their safety and property throughout the year; from tornadoes, flooding, straight line winds, lightning winter storms, man-made hazards, to daily emergencies”, said Crittenden County Judge-Executive Perry Newcom, who traveled to Hopkinsville recently with Travis and Assistant Emergency Management Direct Fred Brown to attend a weather training meeting. "Every household, every public building, and every business should be prepared to face these challenges at any given time.”

A disaster can occur anytime, anywhere in Kentucky. In fact, cleanup and damage assessments continue in Floyd and Johnson counties from recent thunderstorms. Heavy rain there forced evacuations and damaged dozens of homes. Fortunately no one was hurt.

“We urge Kentuckians to be prepared for any emergency or disaster,” said Gene Kiser, executive director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. “Supplies such as water, non-perishable food, flashlights and batteries, radios and first aid kits are easy to store, and can be lifesavers when a crisis hits. A communication plan with family, friends and neighbors is also important. Emergency situations can happen any time, any place, so it is smart to be prepared.”

Dossett
Although state and local governments are ready to assist the public during emergencies and disasters, preparedness starts at home, said Michael E. Dossett, director of Kentucky Emergency Management.

“In the event of large-scale disasters, it may take time for local and state resources to respond to each community,” Dossett said, who was also at the recent meeting in Hopkinsville. “Disasters such as the massive statewide ice storm in 2009, flooding in 2011 and tornadoes in spring 2012 taught us the value of individual and family preparedness.”

Travis said educating and preparing citizens is important, which is why Gov. Beshear, Kentucky Homeland Security and Kentucky Emergency Management are joining together to offer the preparedness tips.

Be Aware: 
  • Stay informed about risks in your communities and monitor weather forecasts. 
  • Own and monitor a battery backed-up NOAA Weather Alert Radio. During threatening weather, stay tuned to your local broadcast stations. 
  • Discuss conditions with family members, and know their locations during dangerous weather.
Be Prepared: 
  • Discuss known risks with family members and neighbors. 
  • Develop and review your emergency plan periodically for necessary updates. 
  • Refresh your emergency kit(s) periodically. A kit should have enough food, water and medications for five days. 
  • Drill: practice your plan with household members.
Have a plan: 
  • Utilities - Written instructions for how to turn off electricity, gas and water if authorities advise you to do so. (Remember, you'll need a professional to turn them back on.) 
  • Shelter - Identify safe locations within your residence. 
  • Contacts - Written contact information for relatives, neighbors, utility companies, employers/employees and local emergency contact telephone numbers. 
  • Evacuate - Predetermine evacuation routes. Identify where you could go if told to evacuate. Choose several places, such as a friend or relative's home in another town, a motel or shelter. 
  • Children - Make backup plans for children in case you (or they) can’t get home in an emergency 
  • Vehicles - Keep jumper cables in vehicle at all times. Maintain at least a half tank of fuel in vehicles. Move vehicles away from under trees during possible wind events. Keep an emergency kit in all vehicles. During winter months, keep a blanket and bag of kitty litter in the trunk. 
  • Medications - prepare a list of all prescription drugs. 
  • Share your plan with others, including friends or relatives in another region or even another state.
Make a kit: 
  • First aid kit and essential medications (to include prescription medicines). 
  • Canned food and can opener 
  • At least three gallons of water per person 
  • Protective clothing, rainwear and bedding or sleeping bags
  • Battery-powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries 
  • Waterproof matches and candles 
  • Local phone book 
  • Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members 
  • Extra set of car keys
For additional preparedness information, visit www.ready.gov and Kentucky Emergency Management at www.kyem.ky.gov.

Area death

William Kenneth Jackson, 70, of Marion died Sept. 24, 2014. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

Jodi Lynn Peek Hodge, 39, of Marion died Sept. 20, 2014, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

KSP to participate in another prescription pill 'Take Back' program

On Saturday, Kentucky State Police will again participate in another National DEA Prescription Pill "Take Back" program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It will be the eighth time KSP has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Agency in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets. Citizens are invited to bring unused or outdated prescription medications to post locations to be properly disposed of.

Citizens can dispose of prescription medications at 14 of the 16 state police posts around the state. Two of the "Take Back" locations are located away from the posts.

The KSP posts with "Take Back" locations include Madisonville, Henderson and Mayfield.


More can be found by following this link.

Public colleges, universities offer virtual fair

The Associated Press contributed to this story
The state's public institutions of higher education are joining in and effort offer a statewide, virtual college fair for former students and others who are close to completing their college degrees.

The Project Graduate College Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The fair will connect prospective students to college advisers who can answer questions via text and video chat, and help get the adults on a path to finish their degree.

Students can log on to register at http://www.projectgraduate.org through the day of the fair.


Students gather to pray at flag pole

CCHS students gathered Wednesday to pray at the flag pole
It was See You at the Pole Day yesterday at Crittenden County schools.

Dozens of students and teachers showed up for prayer. There was also special music led by Marion Baptist Church.

See You at the Pole is a national movement for prayer in public education. The idea is to meet at the flag pole. Read More.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

News this week in Marion...

There's a whole lot of building going on... Read
about trends in the housing market.
What's news in Marion this week:
  • Is there a local housing boom?
  • Underdown: Rebuilding East Carlisle Street
  • Freaky: Tolu Haunted House 
  • More on tragic motorcycle crash
  • Local teen arrested in Salem
  • Lloyd Road put back together
  • Fohs Hall's music heritage
  • Sosh now directing senior center
  • Know when to stop burning
  • Pumpkin Festival schedule
Read about these timely news issues, sports and much more in the printed edition of The Crittenden Press, due out this afternoon on area newsstands.

Cave City man wins KSP raffle truck

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer presented Cave City resident John Holbrook with the keys to the GMC Sierra 1500 SLE pickup truck featured in the 2014 Trooper Island raffle on Sept. 18. 

Holbrook’s name was drawn on the final day of the Kentucky State Fair from more than 18,000 tickets sold during the raffle. More than $131,000 was raised for the camp through ticket sales this year. 

 The raffle is the primary fundraising event for Trooper Island, a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12 operated by the Kentucky State Police on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used. 

Each year, the camp hosts approximately 700 children, providing good food, fresh air, recreation, guidance and structured, esteem-building activities designed to build good citizenship and positive relationships with law enforcement officers.

Single-vehicle wreck leaves car in creek

No one was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident this
afternoon on Sturgis Road in Marion.
No one was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on Sturgis Road this afternoon.

According to Marion City Policeman Bobby West, Raj Patel, 16, was operating his family's Lexus ES 330 and exiting the parking lot of Royal Inn & Suites when he lost control, driving across both lanes of traffic and into a deep creek bed across from the motel. The vehicle landed on its top.

Both Patel and his mother, who was a passenger in the vehicle, refused medical treatment from Crittenden EMS.

The accident occurred just before 4 p.m.

2nd truss of old Ledbetter Bridge taken down

KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION CABINET PHOTO
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet works
to remove a truss of the old Ledbetter Bridge brought down
by a controlled explosion this morning.
This morning, the second of three truss spans of the old Ledbetter Bridge was demolished with explosives. The detonation to bring down the truss into the Tennessee River occurred at 8 a.m.

Round 3 of the demolition is scheduled for next Wednesday morning, when the main navigation span will be taken down.

Auction at Hanor's Tire Shop


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Work continues to smooth Main Street

A city maintenance crew prepares Tuesday night to pour
concrete to smooth out a rough patch of Main Street.
Work started Monday evening on repairing a bumpy stretch of South Main Street near its intersection with Depot Street.

On Monday night, a city crew removed pavement in front of Mike's Barber Shop – where the worst of the bumps rattled traffic – and dug down several feet preparing to replace the roadbed with concrete. The area was filled with gravel temporarily and covered with large metal plates until work could restart tonight.

As the road is closed off to traffic tonight, the gravel will be removed and concrete will be poured in that area and given some time to cure before the plates are replaced to allow the concrete to continue curing during the day Wednesday while traffic passes over the plates.

Homecoming Parade Photos Posted

First Responders heading to bike crash

Local authorities have received a 911 call about a motorcycle accident on Dam 50 Road off Ky. 91 North. First responders are heading to the scene now.

No other details are available at this time.

Crash causes detour near Fredonia

UPDATE: The road is now open. A Marion woman, Connie Beverly, 58, and a Fredonia teen, Amber Woolsey, 17, were among those injured in the accident. Woosley, the daughter of Caldwell County deputy Billy Woosley, was flown by Air Evac helicopter to an Evansville hospital.
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The highway between Fredonia and Princeton is blocked due to a serious traffic accident.

Ky. 91 is blocked at the 20 mile marker in Caldwell County and may remain closed for another hour or so.

An accident occurred in the Dean Hill area and then a responding ambulance was also involved in another crash. Air Evac has been called to transport at least one patient to a regional hospital.

State police are conducting a crash reconstruction investigation.

There is a detour via Ky. 139 and Ky. 70.

Join us for Revival !


Come Join Us For Our Fall Revival
October 5-8

Marion Baptist Church, 131 E. Depot Street

High Attendance in Sunday School: Goal is 260
Bro. Ronnie Stinson and wife Pam
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service 8:15 a.m., and 10:45 a.m.
Nightly Services at 6:30 p.m.

Featuring 
Bro. Ronnie Stinson Sr., Evangelist
Bro. Jason Dunbar, Music Evangelist

Sunday Night Fellowship Potluck Meal at 5:15 p.m.
Monday is Senior Adult Night
Tuesday is Youth Night
Wednesday is Children's Night


Bro. Jason Dunbar and wife Caitlin


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fatality: KSP confirms accident details

Jodi Hodge, 39, died in a Saturday
morning traffic accident.
Kentucky State Police investigated a three-vehicle, fatal collision that occurred on U.S. 641 in front of Marion Recycling at 11:23 this morning.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Robert "Bubba" Hodge Jr., 33, of Marion was operating a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on U.S. 641. Edward McAlister, 26, of Fredonia was operating a 2008 Honda motorcycle, also northbound on the highway alongside Hodge's bike. Donald Berry, 82, of Salem was operating a 2003 Ford Ranger. 

Berry pulled out of Marion Recycling onto U.S. 641 into the path of Hodge's and McAlister's motorcycles. Hodge was unable to avoid a collision and struck Berry’s vehicle. McAlister ran off of the roadway in an attempt to avoid the collision.

Berry was transported by Crittenden EMS to Crittenden Health Systems where he was treated and released for his injuries. His passenger, Janice Berry, 75, of Salem was not injured. McAlister was not injured in the collision.  

Hodge was transported by Crittenden EMS to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind., for treatment of his injuries. His passenger, Jodi Hodge, 39, of Marion was transported by helicopter to Deaconess Hospital were she died of her injuries.

The Berrys were wearing seatbelts. None of the occupants on the motorcycles were wearing helmets.

Trooper First Class Darron Holliman is investigating the collision. Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department, Crittenden County EMS, Crittenden County Rescue Squad and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet assisted at the scene.

Three-vehicle wreck sends three to hospital

Crittenden County Sheriff's Deputy Chuck Hoover investigates
a Saturday morning, three-vehicle wreck on U.S. 641 involving
two motorcycles and a pickup truck.
UPDATE: A Marion woman, Jodi Hodge, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. Her husband, Bubba Hodge, was severely injured.

ORIGINAL POST
A three-vehicle wreck on U.S. 641 in front of Marion Recycling Center Saturday morning sent three people to the hospital.

The accident involved a white Ford Ranger and two motorcycles. According to witnesses at the scene, the truck pulled onto the roadway from the recycling center into the path of two northbound motorcycles, causing a collision. It was unclear at the scene who was sent to the hospital or how serious their injuries were.

More details will be made available when Kentucky State Police complete their investigation.

Area death

Birdie Farmer, 96, of Henderson, formerly of Marion, died Sept. 19, 2014, at St. Anthony's Hospice in Henderson. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration to honor all who served, sacrificed



The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) welcomes all Vietnam War era veterans, their families and their supportive communities to Kentucky’s first major event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

The event is part of the national 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemoration, which runs from 2013 to 2025. Its purpose is to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families’ service, honor and sacrifice.

“KDVA is honored to represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner,” said KDVA Commissioner Heather French Henry.  “I urge all Kentuckians to join us throughout the Commemoration in recognizing, thanking and honoring the Vietnam Veterans and families in every community.”

The event begins at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Vernon Cooper Lane in Frankfort.

Special guests will include Gov. Steve Beshear, Kentucky’s Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient Don Jenkins, “We Were Soldiers Once” author Joe Galloway, Kentucky veteran and American Idol runner-up Jimmy Rose and state and local officials.

After the ceremony, members of the board of directors for the Memorial will be available to answer questions about the memorial, the sundial design of which is unique among war memorials. The names of Kentucky’s 1,103 fallen soldiers in Vietnam, including six from Crittenden County, are carved into the base in a design that allows the shadow of the gnomon to fall on the name of each service member on the date he died. The memorial provides rubbing paper for reproducing the carved name of a loved one.

Galloway will also be available to sign copies of his books brought by attendees.

The following men with Crittenden County ties died in the Vietnam War:

  • Spc. James K. Hughes, 1966.
  • Pfc. Bobby J. Jennings, 1967.
  • Spc. Charles L. Doom, 1967.
  • Pfc. Johnny W. Lindsey, 1968.
  • Spc. Leon Beard, 1969.
  • Maj. Billy Joe Williams, 1970.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Winternheimer is homecoming queen

Paige Winterheimer and Lane Wallace
Crittenden County senior Paige Winternheimer was crowned homecoming queen Friday night before the Rockets beat Webster County.

Senior football player Lane Wallace was crowned king. Wallace also rushed for 102 yards and scored a touchdown.

See details at the Rocket Football Blog where you can follow the Rockets every week.

Also, see a photograph of the entire homecoming court at the Rocket Football Blog.

Also... keep an eye out for dozens of homecoming photos that will be posted at The Press Online's picture album.

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Livingston teen missing

Wilkerson
Livingston County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating Dustin Tyler Wilkerson, 17, of Livingston County.  

Wilkerson is 6 feet tall and weighs 150 pounds.  


He was last seen in the Ledbetter area wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and brown work boots. 


If you have seen this teen or know of his whereabouts, please contact the Livingston County Sheriff's Department or dial 911.


Lloyd Road scheduled to re-open

According to Crittenden County Judge-Executive Perry Newcom, Lloyd Road near Crayne will re-open by Monday morning in time for school bus traffic. Newcom said the contractor will still be paving the area, but the road will be open to through-traffic with operations under a flagman during paving.

The road has been closed since last Saturday for a contractor with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to rework the intersection with the new U.S. 641.

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2nd demolition explosion of old Ledbetter Bridge moved to Wednesday

Round 2 of controlled explosive demolition of the old Ledbetter Bridge near Paducah has been moved back a day.

The next detonation is now planned for 8 a.m. Wednesday. The one-day delay has been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. The revised detonation schedule was requested by the contractor to allow additional time to complete removal of steel from the first blast, and for cutting the section of truss nearest the Livingston County shore of the Tennessee River to prepare for the next round of explosives.

KyTC personnel will again set up a lane restriction for westbound traffic on the new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter. That will allow the public to observe the detonation from the deck of the new bridge which is about 2,000 feet downstream from the old structure.

Moving detonation of the second truss to Wednesday means demolition of the center truss is now scheduled for Oct. 1. Both detonations are scheduled for 8.

Just as with the first detonation, there will be a 1,500-foot safety zone around the blast site. The public may observe the event from the deck of the new bridge, or along Delta Drive on the Livingston County side of the river.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pumpkin Festival political speaking for $25

Political speaking will be part of the annual Pumpkin Festival hosted by the Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 27. 

Since the event is a fundraiser for the Chamber, candidates are asked to donate $25 in order speak for five minutes. The time limit will be strictly enforced and there will be no opportunity for rebuttals. 

Tolu haunted house seeks volunteers

Organizers of Tolu’s annual haunted house are asking members of the public to help with running the spookhouse. Timmy Todd said people are needed for a variety of jobs, including helping collect money and serving in the kitchen. The attraction will be open each weekend in October. To help, call Todd at (270) 969-8712.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What's News in Marion

County Judge Perry Newcom was among nearly
two dozen men who participated in Sunday's
Old Timers Baseball Game at the park.
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Here are some things you will find nowhere else but The Crittenden Press printed edition, which will be on sale at area news racks today:
  • Thyroid Cancer: A survivor's story
  • There's a new director at Senior Center
  • Community Christmas deadlines
  • Breakdown of where local tax dollars go
  • Underdown History: Native burial grounds
  • Phyllis O'Neal and Marty Hill are in the news
  • Local computers affected by mining
  • Find Webster County's ties to NFL
  • Old-Timers Baseball