Friday, October 31, 2014

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Son charged in quadruple Trigg murder case

Kentucky State Police detectives have charged 36-year-old Ryan Champion with the deaths of his mother, father and sister. He is also being criminally charged with the death of Vito Riservato.

State police have been actively investigating the murders of Joy Champion, Lindsey Champion, Emily Champion and Riservato since they were found at the Champion's residence in Cadiz on Oct.  26.  Since that time, investigators have been gathering evidence and speaking to a number or people culminating enough probable cause for an arrest warrant.

State police have formally charged Ryan Champion with four counts of capital murder and one count of capital kidnapping.

Champion was processed into Christian County Detention Center. 

The investigation is ongoing.

Kentucky State Police has been assisted by Cadiz Police Department, Trigg County Sheriff's Office, Christian County Sheriff's Office, and Hopkinsville Police Department.

Marion woman injured in morning wreck

A Crittenden County woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident in the county this morning.

Kentucky State Police investigated the collision that occurred around 10:40 a.m. on U.S. 60 about 2 miles east of Marion.

The preliminary investigation by Trooper First Class Darron Holliman revealed that Phelicity Yesh, 20, of Marion was operating a 2006 Dodge Charger eastbound on U.S. 60 when the vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle traveled down an embankment and overturned, coming to a rest upright.

Yesh, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported via Crittenden County EMS to the Crittenden Health Systems for treatment.  There were no passengers involved.

Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.

Area death

George Allen Gipson, 91, of Marion died Oct. 29, 2014, at Crittenden County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Marion. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Myers Funeral Home in Marion is handling arrangements.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary hosting candidate meet-and-greet

The local VFW Ladies Auxiliary is inviting the public to a chili dinner meet-and-greet of the candidates tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. at the VFW Post 12022 on North College Street in Marion.

Grimes predicts 49 percent voter turnout

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today projected approximately 49 percent of the 3.1 million people registered to vote in Kentucky will turn out for Tuesday's general election.

“After reviewing absentee data provided by our county clerks and historical turnout in similar election cycles, I forecast that nearly half of registered Kentucky voters will cast ballots in Tuesday’s General Election,” Grimes said. “But as the Commonwealth’s chief advocate for civic engagement, I am hopeful that as many as are registered will participate.”

In 2010, a similar midterm cycle with one U.S. Senate race and county offices on the ballot in Kentucky, 49 percent of voters went to the polls. About 49.5 percent of the Kentucky electorate voted in the 2006 midterm cycle.

As of Oct. 27, 22,390 voters had voted absentee on machines in county clerks’ offices and 21,598 absentee ballots had been mailed to voters.

Grimes encourages voters to prepare to vote Tuesday by checking their polling places and viewing sample ballots through the Voter Information Center.

City Leaf Collection Schedule

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City residents are encouraged to participate in the town-wide leaf collection process. Residents should rake leaves to the curb, but not into the street, as the schedule dictates for their particular area of town. City workers will come by and collect the leaves according to this schedule, which is also printed in The Crittenden Press newspaper. Weather or other factors could prompt changes to this schedule so be aware of it weekly through November. CLICK HERE for a higher resolution PDF of the schedule, which can be printed.


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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hunting Expo Nov. 7 at Marion Baptist



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Leonard for Family Court Judge

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Special fiscal court meeting scheduled

A special meeting of Crittenden Fiscal Court has been slated for 8:30 a.m. Friday in the judge-executive's office of Crittenden County Courthouse.

Crittenden County polling location correction

Crittenden County voters in Precinct 10 will be voting at the Tolu Community Center, not Tolu Volunteer Fire Department as was reported in The Crittenden Press this week.

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Daylight saving time ends Sunday

Kentucky Press News Service
Daylight saving time will come to an end Sunday as the nation switches back to standard time.

The change, as usual, will be at 2 a.m., but most people change their clocks by turning them back one hour before going to bed the evening before which, in this case, will be Saturday. That means, for example, if going to bed at 11 p.m., turn your clocks back to 10 p.m. before going to sleep. Then they will have the correct time on Sunday morning and you will have gotten an extra hour of sleep.

A change in federal law switched the start and stop of daylight saving time to March and November several years ago, yet outdated information about the time change weekends continues to circulate on social media sites such as Facebook.

Daylight saving time runs from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.

SATURDAY: Tickets on sale for T.O.N.E-z

T.O.N.E-z and Big Atomic will be performing live at Fohs Hall in Marion at 7pm Saturday, Nov. 22. 

The Emmy-nominated rapper and actor, T.O.N.E-z, will be opening the show with Big Atomic, a Murray band featuring alternative rock and blues music, finishing the performance. 

LIMITED TICKETS ARE ON SALE THIS SATURDAY from 10 a.m., until noon at Fohs Hall lobby. Cost is $10 each. If advance tickets sell out, there will be no general admission at the door on the night of the concert. There is limited seating at this venue.


Fowler Seeks Votes November 4

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Dear Voter,

 My name is Danny Fowler and I ask for your vote when you go to the polls November 4. I have the work ethic it will take to dedicate myself to the service of this county.

 I have lived in Crittenden County for 63 years. However, for 23 years, I have traveled all over the United States as a Boilermaker. I worked my way from the bottom as a helper, all the way to foreman. I understand what it takes to manage time, deadlines and expenses to complete a job.

I also worked for the City of Marion as an operator of heavy equipment.
 I am married and I have three children and three grandchildren. I belong to the Marion United Methodist Church and serve on the Pastor Parish Committee.

 I look forward to meeting you, earning your vote, and working for you as District 1 Magistrate.

Sincerely seeking your vote,
Danny Fowler

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Voters urged to prepare for Election Day

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The general election is less than a week away, and Kentucky's secretary of state, the state's chief election official, reminds all eligible voters to plan ahead for Election Day to make sure their voices are heard on Tuesday.

“Every election matters,” Alison Lundergan Grimes said in a news release. “Our Commonwealth is at its best when every Kentuckian’s voice is heard, and it’s important that voters be knowledgeable about our election process so they can have a meaningful opportunity to participate.”

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time, and any eligible voter who is in line to vote by 6 p.m. will be allowed to cast a ballot. Grimes said the morning and evening rush hours and lunch time tend to be busy, so voters who visit the polls during those periods should plan accordingly.

Grimes urges voters to avoid surprises on Election Day by checking their polling place and viewing sample ballots through the Voter Information Center at https://vr.sos.ky.gov/vic/.

Under Kentucky law, employers must allow employees who are eligible to vote to be absent from work for at least four hours in order to cast a ballot. Kentuckians who will be working on Election Day outside the county in which they reside are eligible to vote by absentee ballot. Employers may specify the hours during which an employee may be absent, and employees should request voting leave in advance of the day on which they will vote. Employers have discretion whether to compensate employees for voting leave.

Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by the county clerk by 6 p.m. local time Tuesday. In-person absentee voting is currently available in all county clerks’ offices and will remain open until close of business on Monday.

Livingston man wanted in theft investigation

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Livingston County Sheriff's Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating Kevin Hopkins, 47, of Smithland.  

Livingston deputies served a search warrant at Hopkin's residence located on Cutoff Road near Smithland yesterday. Their search uncovered several items of alleged stolen property.

Hopkins is now wanted in connection with multiple thefts in multiple counties. 

If you know the whereabouts of Kevin Hopkins, contact the Livingston County Sheriff at (270) 928-2122 or your local law enforcement agency.

What's News in Marion this Week...


It's Election Week and races are heating up in Crittenden County. See this week's Press for the latest on Tuesday's
General Election.

Here are some stories you will find in this week's printed edition of The Press, which will be on newsstands this afternoon and in your mail tomorrow.

  • See who's winning the registration arms race in Crittenden County - GOP or Dems
  • Polling venues are listed
  • Interim jailer is out Tuesday
  • Last look at names on ballot before Tuesday
  • Marion woman's bond is upped
  • Sandwich fundraising in town gets regulated
  • Big Rivers WMA is adding more water
  • Radio guy is saucing things up
  • Shewmaker now part of history's history
  • Middle school opens basketball season


These and more articles, information and calendars are in this week's printed edition of the newspaper.

CCMS asking parents to take survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Crittenden County Middle School is conducting a parent survey.  

We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey," said CCMS Principal Teresa Marshall.

In order to complete the survey online, visit www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/4726052.

Responses to this survey will be anonymous.

Absentee voting in state above 35,000

It's still six days before the polls open in Kentucky, but plenty of people statewide have already voted.

According to the Kentucky State Board of Elections, 22,390 people had cast absentee ballots at their respective county clerk's office as of Monday. At 9:30 a.m. today, Crittenden County Clerk Carolyn Byford said only 125 people had voted on the absentee machine in her office.

Another 12,716 people statewide had voted absentee by mail, according to a report from The Associated Press. Tuesday was the deadline to request a mail-in ballot.

Byford said only 32 mail-in ballots had been requested from her office. Those ballots must be returned by 6 p.m. Election Day.

Perhaps a sign of a lower-than-expected turnout for this year's voting, Byford said she has sent out upward of 100 mail-in ballots for past elections.

Byford said it costs the same to put on an election if 3,000 or only 300 people vote in the county. She said the most recent cost of an election was about $14,000 to the county.

Citywide Leaf Collection Schedule


City residents are encouraged to participate in the town-wide leaf collection process. Residents should rake leaves to the curb, but not into the street, as the schedule dictates for their particular area of town. City workers will come by and collect the leaves according to this schedule, which is also printed in The Crittenden Press newspaper. Weather or other factors could prompt changes to this schedule so be aware of it weekly through November and December. CLICK HERE for a higher resolution PDF of the schedule, which can be printed.

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Crider Auction tomorrow in Marion




ONE OWNER AUCTION 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30TH, 2014 AT 9:00 A.M.

LOCATION: 2051 US 60 East, Marion, KY 42064

EACH PIECE POSITIVELY SELLS TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER
WITHOUT LIMIT, MINIMUM OR RESERVATION!!!

NOTEWayne Crider has been boring and jacking from 
Michigan to Florida since 1955 and is retiring
and has commissioned Bunch Brothers Auctioneers 
to sell his equipment, tools and support vehicles.

HYD. JACKING SYSTEM, BORING MACHINES: ROGERS Hydraulic Jacking System; AMERICAN AUGERS 30” Boring
Machine; RICHMOND 30-36 Boring Machine, SN 3060168; RICHMOND 24D Boring Machine, SN 24D0292; KA-MO 130
Boring Machine, SN 071300002; KA-MO G10C Boring Machine, SN 860830007; KA-MO G10C Boring Machine,
SN 560830008; MCLAUGHLIN Boring Machine; SHOPMADE Jacking Unit; ROGERS/KA-MO G-160 Hyd. Power Unit,
SN 7610004; 3” Hex Augers up to 42”; 2 1/4” Hex up to 30”; Auger Heads; Steel Casing up to 24”; Trench Shield, 6’x20’ Knife

CRANES: GROVE RT620S Rough Terrain Crane, SN 39019, CAT 3208 Dsl., 70’, 3 Stage Boom, 3 Sheave Hook Block;
BUCYRUS-ERIE H5 Hydraulic Crane, Gas, on 1975 DIAMOND REO Tandem Cab & Chassis

CRAWLER TRACTORS: CASE 550G Long Track, SN JJB0215787, OROPS, 6 Way Dozer, Sweeps, Rear Screen, Drawbar; CAT D4, SN 7U32293, Elec. Start, Hyd. Dozer, 16” Pads

HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR: BANTAM C-266, SN 62074, Detroit Dsl., 36” Bucket w/Teeth, 30” TBG Pads

LOADER BACKHOE: CASE 580L, 4x4, SN JJG0221780, OROPS, Extend-a-hoe

WHEEL LOADER: CLARK 55B, SN 416C580, Detroit Dsl., GP Bucket, Forks, Light Material Bucket

DIGGER DERRICK TRUCK: FORD F700, 5x2, Tel-Econ Digger Derrick, Asotra Utility Bed

TRENCHER: CASE 560, SN JAF0164304, 4x4x4, OROPS, Hyd. Leveling Blade, D125 Backhoe, Trencher, Hyd. Auger
Attachment, (2) Hyd. Outriggers

WHEEL TRACTORS: ALLIS-CHALMER AC7000, PTO, 3 Pt. Hitch, Drawbar; FARMALL M, Antique, SN FBK-122390X1, Wide Front, PTO, Drawbar; FORD 8N, Antique, Gas, 5’ PTO Belly Mower; FERGUSON, Antique

TRUCK TRACTORS: 1981 KENWORTH Tandem; 1965 AUTOCAR, Tandem

DUMP TRUCKS: 1973 CHEVROLET C65; 1968 CHEVROLET C65. Tandem

UTILITY TRUCKS: CHEVROLET C60; 1993 CHEVROLET 3500 Cheyenne, Crew Cab; 1991 GMC Sierra SLE 3+3

FLATBED TRUCKS: 1991 FORD F250 Custom Flatbed, Automatic

JEEP: 1979 AMC CJ5 Jeep, Gas, 3 Spd., Bestop Canvas Top

TRAILERS: JOHN Tandem Lowboy, Fixed Gooseneck, 16’ Deck, 7’ over Tandem Axles, 6’ Dove Tail, Fold Up Ramp;
Tri-Axle Gooseneck Utility Trailer, 20’ Deck; SHOPMADE DGM24FE Tandem/Duals Gooseneck Utility Trailer, 24’ Deck;
16’ Tandem Gooseneck Utility Trailer; (2) 20’ Tri-Axle Gooseneck Utility Trailers; 14’ Tandem Gooseneck Trailer, Dovetail; 18’ Tandem Utility Trailer, w/Fold Up Ramps; 17 1/2’ Tandem Cattle Trailer; Pipe Trailer; 4 Wheel Wagon Pipe Trailer; Pickup Bed Trailer; (4) Storage Van Trailers; 8’x12’ Storage Van Trailer

AIR COMPRESSOR, WELDERS, ETC. IR P185WJD, JD Dsl., on Rubber; LEROI DRESSER 175, SN 3034X459, Dsl., on
Rubber; EMPIRE Super-65-7P Sandblast Pot, SN P-10388, on Rubber; LINCOLN SA200 Portable Welder, Gas; LINCOLN Shield Arc SA200 Portable Welder, Gas; LINCOLN Weldan Power 150 Portable Welder, Gas, w/Leads; MILLER Bobcat 225G Portable Welder, 8000 Watt Generator, w/Leads; MILLER 200 Portable Welder, Gas, w/Leads; MILLER Portable Welder, SN JB476792, Dsl., on Rubber; ONAN 30EK Portable Generator, SN 16C857816, Gas, 30KW, on Rubber 

ALSO SELLING: Oxygen/Acetylene Torch Sets w/Carts; Hand Tools; Battery Chargers; Dynamite Tesing Boxes; Jack
Hammers, Air & Electric; Transits; Survey Levels; Chainsaws; C Clamp; Impact Wrenches, Air & Electric; Circular Saws; Hand Grinders; Vises; Shop Welders & Supplies; Socket Sets; Riding Lawn Mower; Weed Eaters; Hyd. Floor Jacks; Bottle Jacks; Jack Stands; Bolt Bins w/Contents; Tool Boxes; Job Boxes; Greasing Equipment; Sewer Snake; Airless Sprayers; Mechanics Tools & Tool Boxes; Band Saw; Chain Hoist; Bench Grinders; Chains & Binders; (2) Chevrolet 327, Chevrolet 400, 366, 454 & 283 Rebuilt Engines; Trash Pumps up to 4”, Portable Generators up to 8500 Watts; Engine Stand; Engine Hoist & More!

For more information contact: Keith Stout (405) 823-0555, or Steven Bunch (270) 748-8080,
or visit our website at www.bunchbrothers.com


Notice - City Tax Bills Due


City of Marion property tax bills are due by Nov. 1. As this date falls on a Saturday, walk-ins will need to pay by Oct. 31, 2014 to avoid the 25% penalty. City Hall is closed for business on Saturday. The city will continue to honor postmarked tax bills. If tax bills are put in the drop box over the weekend the city will honor the early amount. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Benefit Sunday for Reese Adams

The Stone Family

There will be a benefit singing Sunday in Marion for Reese Adams, a Providence boy who attends church in Marion and has health issues.
Reese Adams

The Stone Family will be performing at 1:30 p.m., Sunday at Main Street Missionary Baptist Church in Marion.

Big equipment auction Thursday




ONE OWNER AUCTION 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30TH, 2014 AT 9:00 A.M.

LOCATION: 2051 US 60 East, Marion, KY 42064

EACH PIECE POSITIVELY SELLS TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER
WITHOUT LIMIT, MINIMUM OR RESERVATION!!!

NOTEWayne Crider has been boring and jacking from 
Michigan to Florida since 1955 and is retiring
and has commissioned Bunch Brothers Auctioneers 
to sell his equipment, tools and support vehicles.

HYD. JACKING SYSTEM, BORING MACHINES: ROGERS Hydraulic Jacking System; AMERICAN AUGERS 30” Boring
Machine; RICHMOND 30-36 Boring Machine, SN 3060168; RICHMOND 24D Boring Machine, SN 24D0292; KA-MO 130
Boring Machine, SN 071300002; KA-MO G10C Boring Machine, SN 860830007; KA-MO G10C Boring Machine,
SN 560830008; MCLAUGHLIN Boring Machine; SHOPMADE Jacking Unit; ROGERS/KA-MO G-160 Hyd. Power Unit,
SN 7610004; 3” Hex Augers up to 42”; 2 1/4” Hex up to 30”; Auger Heads; Steel Casing up to 24”; Trench Shield, 6’x20’ Knife

CRANES: GROVE RT620S Rough Terrain Crane, SN 39019, CAT 3208 Dsl., 70’, 3 Stage Boom, 3 Sheave Hook Block;
BUCYRUS-ERIE H5 Hydraulic Crane, Gas, on 1975 DIAMOND REO Tandem Cab & Chassis

CRAWLER TRACTORS: CASE 550G Long Track, SN JJB0215787, OROPS, 6 Way Dozer, Sweeps, Rear Screen, Drawbar; CAT D4, SN 7U32293, Elec. Start, Hyd. Dozer, 16” Pads

HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR: BANTAM C-266, SN 62074, Detroit Dsl., 36” Bucket w/Teeth, 30” TBG Pads

LOADER BACKHOE: CASE 580L, 4x4, SN JJG0221780, OROPS, Extend-a-hoe

WHEEL LOADER: CLARK 55B, SN 416C580, Detroit Dsl., GP Bucket, Forks, Light Material Bucket

DIGGER DERRICK TRUCK: FORD F700, 5x2, Tel-Econ Digger Derrick, Asotra Utility Bed

TRENCHER: CASE 560, SN JAF0164304, 4x4x4, OROPS, Hyd. Leveling Blade, D125 Backhoe, Trencher, Hyd. Auger
Attachment, (2) Hyd. Outriggers

WHEEL TRACTORS: ALLIS-CHALMER AC7000, PTO, 3 Pt. Hitch, Drawbar; FARMALL M, Antique, SN FBK-122390X1, Wide Front, PTO, Drawbar; FORD 8N, Antique, Gas, 5’ PTO Belly Mower; FERGUSON, Antique

TRUCK TRACTORS: 1981 KENWORTH Tandem; 1965 AUTOCAR, Tandem

DUMP TRUCKS: 1973 CHEVROLET C65; 1968 CHEVROLET C65. Tandem

UTILITY TRUCKS: CHEVROLET C60; 1993 CHEVROLET 3500 Cheyenne, Crew Cab; 1991 GMC Sierra SLE 3+3

FLATBED TRUCKS: 1991 FORD F250 Custom Flatbed, Automatic

JEEP: 1979 AMC CJ5 Jeep, Gas, 3 Spd., Bestop Canvas Top

TRAILERS: JOHN Tandem Lowboy, Fixed Gooseneck, 16’ Deck, 7’ over Tandem Axles, 6’ Dove Tail, Fold Up Ramp;
Tri-Axle Gooseneck Utility Trailer, 20’ Deck; SHOPMADE DGM24FE Tandem/Duals Gooseneck Utility Trailer, 24’ Deck;
16’ Tandem Gooseneck Utility Trailer; (2) 20’ Tri-Axle Gooseneck Utility Trailers; 14’ Tandem Gooseneck Trailer, Dovetail; 18’ Tandem Utility Trailer, w/Fold Up Ramps; 17 1/2’ Tandem Cattle Trailer; Pipe Trailer; 4 Wheel Wagon Pipe Trailer; Pickup Bed Trailer; (4) Storage Van Trailers; 8’x12’ Storage Van Trailer

AIR COMPRESSOR, WELDERS, ETC. IR P185WJD, JD Dsl., on Rubber; LEROI DRESSER 175, SN 3034X459, Dsl., on
Rubber; EMPIRE Super-65-7P Sandblast Pot, SN P-10388, on Rubber; LINCOLN SA200 Portable Welder, Gas; LINCOLN Shield Arc SA200 Portable Welder, Gas; LINCOLN Weldan Power 150 Portable Welder, Gas, w/Leads; MILLER Bobcat 225G Portable Welder, 8000 Watt Generator, w/Leads; MILLER 200 Portable Welder, Gas, w/Leads; MILLER Portable Welder, SN JB476792, Dsl., on Rubber; ONAN 30EK Portable Generator, SN 16C857816, Gas, 30KW, on Rubber 

ALSO SELLING: Oxygen/Acetylene Torch Sets w/Carts; Hand Tools; Battery Chargers; Dynamite Tesing Boxes; Jack
Hammers, Air & Electric; Transits; Survey Levels; Chainsaws; C Clamp; Impact Wrenches, Air & Electric; Circular Saws; Hand Grinders; Vises; Shop Welders & Supplies; Socket Sets; Riding Lawn Mower; Weed Eaters; Hyd. Floor Jacks; Bottle Jacks; Jack Stands; Bolt Bins w/Contents; Tool Boxes; Job Boxes; Greasing Equipment; Sewer Snake; Airless Sprayers; Mechanics Tools & Tool Boxes; Band Saw; Chain Hoist; Bench Grinders; Chains & Binders; (2) Chevrolet 327, Chevrolet 400, 366, 454 & 283 Rebuilt Engines; Trash Pumps up to 4”, Portable Generators up to 8500 Watts; Engine Stand; Engine Hoist & More!

For more information contact: Keith Stout (405) 823-0555, or Steven Bunch (270) 748-8080,
or visit our website at www.bunchbrothers.com


Police still searching for clues


CCMS wants a honk for praise !


CCMS students will be recognized for their proficient rating on KPREP scores all day on Wednesday. A color run will be the culminating activity.

From 10:30 to 11 am, children will be on the front lawn with banners announcing their achievements. Administrators encourage the community to applaud the students by driving by – honking and waving. 

Contractor continues demolition of bridge

The contractor working to demolish the old Ledbetter Bridge at Paducah is continuing efforts to tear down and remove the remains of the once proud structure.

Today, a demolition crew worked to remove the final remnants of three west approach spans that collapsed due to land movement back in June. A trackhoe mounted with a shear was cutting up remaining pieces of steel from the approaches on the McCracken County side of the Tennessee River. Another trackhoe with a large jackhammer attached was busy breaking up two huge concrete piers that were brought down by the massive movement of land along the McCracken County shoreline.

The contractor has a goal of having the site cleared by Dec. 1. However, when the last steel truss section over the Tennessee River main navigation channel was detonated Oct. 1, the blast rocked over the piers that held it up, causing damage to the concrete structures. The contractor had planned to place a platform on the piers, drill them for placement of explosives, then bring them down with a series of controlled detonations. But, cracks left in the piers raised safety questions about the drilling process.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers and the company are continuing to work on several viable options for removing the in-water piers, but it may be several weeks before a plan is fully developed and approved. Meanwhile, the contractor has continued conventional demolition of the approach spans.
The contractor is required to give the U.S. Coast Guard 15 days advance notice before demolition can start on the river-based piers.

The old Ledbetter Bridge went into service in 1931. In January 2012 it had to be restricted to a 3-ton load limit.

Completion of the new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter was expedited and traffic flow moved to the new structure on July 31, 2013.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Area deaths

Sarah L. Brandon, 86, of Paducah, formerly of Marion, died Sunday at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Dr. Rodney H. Travis, 69, of Hopkinsville, Ky., formerly of Marion, died at Saturday. Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

Firemen respond to early blaze

Volunteer firefighters spent some time early this morning extinguishing a blaze at an old home on Guy Hodge Road that been used for a hunting cabin. The fire escaped into the nearby forest and burned about a half acre of woods. No one was injured.

The fire was reported about 2 a.m.

The lodge was a total loss.

Wayne Crider Auction this Week




ONE OWNER AUCTION 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30TH, 2014 AT 9:00 A.M.

LOCATION: 2051 US 60 East, Marion, KY 42064

EACH PIECE POSITIVELY SELLS TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER
WITHOUT LIMIT, MINIMUM OR RESERVATION!!!

NOTEWayne Crider has been boring and jacking from 
Michigan to Florida since 1955 and is retiring
and has commissioned Bunch Brothers Auctioneers 
to sell his equipment, tools and support vehicles.

HYD. JACKING SYSTEM, BORING MACHINES: ROGERS Hydraulic Jacking System; AMERICAN AUGERS 30” Boring
Machine; RICHMOND 30-36 Boring Machine, SN 3060168; RICHMOND 24D Boring Machine, SN 24D0292; KA-MO 130
Boring Machine, SN 071300002; KA-MO G10C Boring Machine, SN 860830007; KA-MO G10C Boring Machine,
SN 560830008; MCLAUGHLIN Boring Machine; SHOPMADE Jacking Unit; ROGERS/KA-MO G-160 Hyd. Power Unit,
SN 7610004; 3” Hex Augers up to 42”; 2 1/4” Hex up to 30”; Auger Heads; Steel Casing up to 24”; Trench Shield, 6’x20’ Knife

CRANES: GROVE RT620S Rough Terrain Crane, SN 39019, CAT 3208 Dsl., 70’, 3 Stage Boom, 3 Sheave Hook Block;
BUCYRUS-ERIE H5 Hydraulic Crane, Gas, on 1975 DIAMOND REO Tandem Cab & Chassis

CRAWLER TRACTORS: CASE 550G Long Track, SN JJB0215787, OROPS, 6 Way Dozer, Sweeps, Rear Screen, Drawbar; CAT D4, SN 7U32293, Elec. Start, Hyd. Dozer, 16” Pads

HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR: BANTAM C-266, SN 62074, Detroit Dsl., 36” Bucket w/Teeth, 30” TBG Pads

LOADER BACKHOE: CASE 580L, 4x4, SN JJG0221780, OROPS, Extend-a-hoe

WHEEL LOADER: CLARK 55B, SN 416C580, Detroit Dsl., GP Bucket, Forks, Light Material Bucket

DIGGER DERRICK TRUCK: FORD F700, 5x2, Tel-Econ Digger Derrick, Asotra Utility Bed

TRENCHER: CASE 560, SN JAF0164304, 4x4x4, OROPS, Hyd. Leveling Blade, D125 Backhoe, Trencher, Hyd. Auger
Attachment, (2) Hyd. Outriggers

WHEEL TRACTORS: ALLIS-CHALMER AC7000, PTO, 3 Pt. Hitch, Drawbar; FARMALL M, Antique, SN FBK-122390X1, Wide Front, PTO, Drawbar; FORD 8N, Antique, Gas, 5’ PTO Belly Mower; FERGUSON, Antique

TRUCK TRACTORS: 1981 KENWORTH Tandem; 1965 AUTOCAR, Tandem

DUMP TRUCKS: 1973 CHEVROLET C65; 1968 CHEVROLET C65. Tandem

UTILITY TRUCKS: CHEVROLET C60; 1993 CHEVROLET 3500 Cheyenne, Crew Cab; 1991 GMC Sierra SLE 3+3

FLATBED TRUCKS: 1991 FORD F250 Custom Flatbed, Automatic

JEEP: 1979 AMC CJ5 Jeep, Gas, 3 Spd., Bestop Canvas Top

TRAILERS: JOHN Tandem Lowboy, Fixed Gooseneck, 16’ Deck, 7’ over Tandem Axles, 6’ Dove Tail, Fold Up Ramp;
Tri-Axle Gooseneck Utility Trailer, 20’ Deck; SHOPMADE DGM24FE Tandem/Duals Gooseneck Utility Trailer, 24’ Deck;
16’ Tandem Gooseneck Utility Trailer; (2) 20’ Tri-Axle Gooseneck Utility Trailers; 14’ Tandem Gooseneck Trailer, Dovetail; 18’ Tandem Utility Trailer, w/Fold Up Ramps; 17 1/2’ Tandem Cattle Trailer; Pipe Trailer; 4 Wheel Wagon Pipe Trailer; Pickup Bed Trailer; (4) Storage Van Trailers; 8’x12’ Storage Van Trailer

AIR COMPRESSOR, WELDERS, ETC. IR P185WJD, JD Dsl., on Rubber; LEROI DRESSER 175, SN 3034X459, Dsl., on
Rubber; EMPIRE Super-65-7P Sandblast Pot, SN P-10388, on Rubber; LINCOLN SA200 Portable Welder, Gas; LINCOLN Shield Arc SA200 Portable Welder, Gas; LINCOLN Weldan Power 150 Portable Welder, Gas, w/Leads; MILLER Bobcat 225G Portable Welder, 8000 Watt Generator, w/Leads; MILLER 200 Portable Welder, Gas, w/Leads; MILLER Portable Welder, SN JB476792, Dsl., on Rubber; ONAN 30EK Portable Generator, SN 16C857816, Gas, 30KW, on Rubber 

ALSO SELLING: Oxygen/Acetylene Torch Sets w/Carts; Hand Tools; Battery Chargers; Dynamite Tesing Boxes; Jack
Hammers, Air & Electric; Transits; Survey Levels; Chainsaws; C Clamp; Impact Wrenches, Air & Electric; Circular Saws; Hand Grinders; Vises; Shop Welders & Supplies; Socket Sets; Riding Lawn Mower; Weed Eaters; Hyd. Floor Jacks; Bottle Jacks; Jack Stands; Bolt Bins w/Contents; Tool Boxes; Job Boxes; Greasing Equipment; Sewer Snake; Airless Sprayers; Mechanics Tools & Tool Boxes; Band Saw; Chain Hoist; Bench Grinders; Chains & Binders; (2) Chevrolet 327, Chevrolet 400, 366, 454 & 283 Rebuilt Engines; Trash Pumps up to 4”, Portable Generators up to 8500 Watts; Engine Stand; Engine Hoist & More!

For more information contact: Keith Stout (405) 823-0555, or Steven Bunch (270) 748-8080,
or visit our website at www.bunchbrothers.com


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Area deaths

April Stone Watson, 51, of Marion died Saturday at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Arrangements are incomplete at Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem.

David Kimberly “Bro” Robinson, 60, of Marion died Thursday. The funeral is Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home.

Tommy Hughes, 66, of Marion died Thursday at his home. The funeral is Sunday afternoon. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Highway mowing to pick up next week

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and state highway maintenance crews plan to ramp up mowing activities along highways across the region starting on Monday.

Crews will be mowing along interstates, parkways, and federal highways, as well as many rural secondary highways. Mowing crews will be working during daylight hours about anytime weather allows.

A contract mowing crew will start at Interstate 24 near the Ohio River Bridge on Monday and work eastward. Once all 93 miles of I-24 are completed, the crew will move to the Purchase Parkway with a goal of finishing up by about mid-November if weather permits.

Litter pickup crews will be working in advance of contract mowing crews along major routes.

Please use appropriate caution when you encounter a mowing zone. Mower operators often have maneuver into travel lanes as they go about their work cutting grass along state right of way. This creates a potential conflict with passing traffic.

Due to the level of activity, mowing zones should be approached with the same level of caution as other work zones. Slow down, put down your cell phone, and pay close attention to what is ahead of you.

Timely traffic advisories for the 12 counties of KyTC Highway District 1 are available by going to www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict1. You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.

Auction Thursday Oct. 30 Marion Ky



ONE OWNER AUCTION 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30TH, 2014 AT 9:00 A.M.

LOCATION: 2051 US 60 East, Marion, KY 42064

EACH PIECE POSITIVELY SELLS TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER
WITHOUT LIMIT, MINIMUM OR RESERVATION!!!

NOTE: Wayne Crider has been boring and jacking from 
Michigan to Florida since 1955 and is retiring
and has commissioned Bunch Brothers Auctioneers 
to sell his equipment, tools and support vehicles.

HYD. JACKING SYSTEM, BORING MACHINES: ROGERS Hydraulic Jacking System; AMERICAN AUGERS 30” Boring
Machine; RICHMOND 30-36 Boring Machine, SN 3060168; RICHMOND 24D Boring Machine, SN 24D0292; KA-MO 130
Boring Machine, SN 071300002; KA-MO G10C Boring Machine, SN 860830007; KA-MO G10C Boring Machine,
SN 560830008; MCLAUGHLIN Boring Machine; SHOPMADE Jacking Unit; ROGERS/KA-MO G-160 Hyd. Power Unit,
SN 7610004; 3” Hex Augers up to 42”; 2 1/4” Hex up to 30”; Auger Heads; Steel Casing up to 24”; Trench Shield, 6’x20’ Knife

CRANES: GROVE RT620S Rough Terrain Crane, SN 39019, CAT 3208 Dsl., 70’, 3 Stage Boom, 3 Sheave Hook Block;
BUCYRUS-ERIE H5 Hydraulic Crane, Gas, on 1975 DIAMOND REO Tandem Cab & Chassis

CRAWLER TRACTORS: CASE 550G Long Track, SN JJB0215787, OROPS, 6 Way Dozer, Sweeps, Rear Screen, Drawbar; CAT D4, SN 7U32293, Elec. Start, Hyd. Dozer, 16” Pads

HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR: BANTAM C-266, SN 62074, Detroit Dsl., 36” Bucket w/Teeth, 30” TBG Pads

LOADER BACKHOE: CASE 580L, 4x4, SN JJG0221780, OROPS, Extend-a-hoe

WHEEL LOADER: CLARK 55B, SN 416C580, Detroit Dsl., GP Bucket, Forks, Light Material Bucket

DIGGER DERRICK TRUCK: FORD F700, 5x2, Tel-Econ Digger Derrick, Asotra Utility Bed

TRENCHER: CASE 560, SN JAF0164304, 4x4x4, OROPS, Hyd. Leveling Blade, D125 Backhoe, Trencher, Hyd. Auger
Attachment, (2) Hyd. Outriggers

WHEEL TRACTORS: ALLIS-CHALMER AC7000, PTO, 3 Pt. Hitch, Drawbar; FARMALL M, Antique, SN FBK-122390X1, Wide Front, PTO, Drawbar; FORD 8N, Antique, Gas, 5’ PTO Belly Mower; FERGUSON, Antique

TRUCK TRACTORS: 1981 KENWORTH Tandem; 1965 AUTOCAR, Tandem

DUMP TRUCKS: 1973 CHEVROLET C65; 1968 CHEVROLET C65. Tandem

UTILITY TRUCKS: CHEVROLET C60; 1993 CHEVROLET 3500 Cheyenne, Crew Cab; 1991 GMC Sierra SLE 3+3

FLATBED TRUCKS: 1991 FORD F250 Custom Flatbed, Automatic

JEEP: 1979 AMC CJ5 Jeep, Gas, 3 Spd., Bestop Canvas Top

TRAILERS: JOHN Tandem Lowboy, Fixed Gooseneck, 16’ Deck, 7’ over Tandem Axles, 6’ Dove Tail, Fold Up Ramp;
Tri-Axle Gooseneck Utility Trailer, 20’ Deck; SHOPMADE DGM24FE Tandem/Duals Gooseneck Utility Trailer, 24’ Deck;
16’ Tandem Gooseneck Utility Trailer; (2) 20’ Tri-Axle Gooseneck Utility Trailers; 14’ Tandem Gooseneck Trailer, Dovetail; 18’ Tandem Utility Trailer, w/Fold Up Ramps; 17 1/2’ Tandem Cattle Trailer; Pipe Trailer; 4 Wheel Wagon Pipe Trailer; Pickup Bed Trailer; (4) Storage Van Trailers; 8’x12’ Storage Van Trailer

AIR COMPRESSOR, WELDERS, ETC. IR P185WJD, JD Dsl., on Rubber; LEROI DRESSER 175, SN 3034X459, Dsl., on
Rubber; EMPIRE Super-65-7P Sandblast Pot, SN P-10388, on Rubber; LINCOLN SA200 Portable Welder, Gas; LINCOLN Shield Arc SA200 Portable Welder, Gas; LINCOLN Weldan Power 150 Portable Welder, Gas, w/Leads; MILLER Bobcat 225G Portable Welder, 8000 Watt Generator, w/Leads; MILLER 200 Portable Welder, Gas, w/Leads; MILLER Portable Welder, SN JB476792, Dsl., on Rubber; ONAN 30EK Portable Generator, SN 16C857816, Gas, 30KW, on Rubber 

ALSO SELLING: Oxygen/Acetylene Torch Sets w/Carts; Hand Tools; Battery Chargers; Dynamite Tesing Boxes; Jack
Hammers, Air & Electric; Transits; Survey Levels; Chainsaws; C Clamp; Impact Wrenches, Air & Electric; Circular Saws; Hand Grinders; Vises; Shop Welders & Supplies; Socket Sets; Riding Lawn Mower; Weed Eaters; Hyd. Floor Jacks; Bottle Jacks; Jack Stands; Bolt Bins w/Contents; Tool Boxes; Job Boxes; Greasing Equipment; Sewer Snake; Airless Sprayers; Mechanics Tools & Tool Boxes; Band Saw; Chain Hoist; Bench Grinders; Chains & Binders; (2) Chevrolet 327, Chevrolet 400, 366, 454 & 283 Rebuilt Engines; Trash Pumps up to 4”, Portable Generators up to 8500 Watts; Engine Stand; Engine Hoist & More!

For more information contact: Keith Stout (405) 823-0555, or Steven Bunch (270) 748-8080,
or visit our website at www.bunchbrothers.com