Wednesday, March 23, 2016

What's news this week in Crittenden County...

The pursuit to allow legal alcohol sales in Crittenden County for the first time in 80 years turned out to be another dry run. A ballot measure to allow liquor by the drink at Marion restaurants was comfortably defeated Tuesday by a 298-245 margin. It was second failed attempt to legalize alcohol in the county in 16 years. However, it may not be the last run at in 2016.

For more on our lead story and the following headlines, pick up a copy of this week' issue of The Crittenden Press:
  • Sen. Rand Paul visits, says D.C. is "broken."
  • House road plan keeps 641 funds; Senate vote next up.
  • Local man indicted for sending child pornography from phone.
  • Nike running away from Marion store.
  • Local pre-school screenings nearing.
  • City of Marion to pay off fire station loan.
  • City properties could soon see changes.
  • City represented on Ky. team aimed at managing lead in water systems.
  • Frances native earns Indiana Guard’s distinguished medal.
  • New Ky. Commissioner of Education visits Crittenden schools last week.
  • Barrel racer competing at championship.
  • Students invited to enter ag art contest.
  • Spring to see boom in shelter population.
  • Marion native tapped for fed appeals court.
  • Teen accepted into elite UK med program.
  • SPORTS: Track and field results.
  • SPORTS: Diamond results.
  • SPORTS: Basketball banquets hand out awards.
  • EDITORIAL: Pet overpopulation result of cruel, poor ownership practice.
  • OPINION: Perhaps dodos don’t deserve free education.
  • LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: House GOP passes on budget vote.
  • LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: House delivers budget to Senate.
  • FORGOTTEN PASSAGES: Weston a busy river town in late 1800s.
  • After Hours Extension Homemakers learn about Panama.
  • City recognizes Gipson for 25 years of service.