Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

No School in Crittenden County Thursday

Crittenden County Schools will be closed again on Thursday, Jan. 31 due to roads and weather.

It will be a Rocket Way Snow Day, Lesson Packet 2.

Alcohol question appears headed to ballot

Legalizing alcohol sales in Marion appears headed to the polls.

A petition turned in Tuesday to put the question of alcohol sales before Marion voters appears to have enough valid signatures to send it to the May ballot. County Clerk Carolyn Byford reports the requisite 227 names of registered city voters has been met, meaning legalizing both package sales and liquor by the drink could be decided May 21.

See next week's issue of The Crittenden Press for details.

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District Court Cancelled for Feb. 6

Crittenden District Court has been cancelled for Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Anyone with a court date of Feb. 6 is encouraged to call the Crittenden County Court Clerk at (270) 965-4200 to find our your new court date.

Additionally, mailers are going out to notify those who had previously been scheduled for court on Feb. 6. The letter will include the new court date.

Road Report: Shoutout to Today's Sponsors!

Stacy Adams, Stacey McKinney and Stephen McKinney at
Mac's II Tint and Detail in Marion.
The Crittenden Press is recognizing the local businesses and groups that made this morning's Crittenden County Winter Road Report possible.

The road report is Live on Facebook when conditions warrant. Catch us next time it snows or watch this morning's drive along the highways and backroads of our beautiful county.

Today's report was brought to you by:

Mac's II Tint and Detail
Troy's Collision Center
Fohs Hall, Inc. Mardi Gras Festival

When you need a wash, window tint or automobile accessories, remember Mac's II Tint and Detail on South Main Street right across from Siemens.

Alan Boone and Cody Profitt at Troy's Collision Center.
When your vehicle is banged up, it's time to see Alan Boone at Troy's Collision Center on South Main Street. Whether you slide into a ditch, have a collision with another vehicle or hit one those doggone deer, remember Troy's for your automotive body repairs.

Also, remember to support Fohs Hall, Inc., by attending the Mardi Gras dinner and dance event on Feb. 16 at Fohs Hall. Tickets are available at The Crittenden Press office. Tickets cost $50, which includes membership to Fohs Hall's preservation group, dinner and live music featuring Ridin' Shotgun.


No school today in Crittenden

There will be no school in Crittenden County today due to weather.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Schools brace for bitter cold, urge precautions

With Wednesday's dawn temperatures in the single digits and wind chills in the negative numbers, Crittenden County School District is urging parents and students to take proper precautions to assure student safety during the bitter cold weather and their commute to school.

Students should dress in layers, including coats, hats and gloves. At particular risk are students who walk to and from school or who have to wait for extended times at bus stops. Fingers, toes, ear lobes or the tip of the nose are the areas most susceptible to frostbite. A temperature of 10 degrees and a windchill of -10, for example, can result in frostbite occurring in as quickly as 30 minutes.

“If at all possible, keep students indoors until the bus arrives,” said Superintendent Vince Clark. “We realize our buses are likely to run late tomorrow because of the extra time needed to get students from their homes to the bus. Their safety is our first concern.”

Clark said schools are also opening their doors early tomorrow morning to accommodate early students to school. 

“We don’t want any students standing outside in the cold waiting,” said Clark. “They will be able to come in as they arrive to avoid the cold."

Maintenance at all schools are running heat in the buildings throughout the night to ensure they are warm when students arrive. Additionally, any student at any school in need of a coat or other articles of clothing are encouraged to let their teachers know.

Fire department responds; everyone out safely

Marion Fire Department responded to a call at around 11 a.m., today on Guess Drive in Town and Country subdivision near the park.

Fortunately, everyone got out safely and the source of the smoke that first alerted residents was quickly quelled by a rapid response.

However, firemen were still on the scene about an hour later making sure the source was completely extinguished.

See this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press for more on fire safety, which becomes especially important at temperatures plummet.

Area Death

Lonnie L. Curnel, 88, of Salem died Monday. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Circuit clerk closing early Thursday

Crittenden Circuit Clerk Melissa Guill's office will be closing early Thursday. The office will close at 2:30 p.m. for staff training. It will re-open on a normal schedule the following day.

Remembering 10 years ago

Here is an ice storm video we shot 10 years ago during one the greatest winter events in Crittenden County History. See more from the weather episode at our YouTube Channel.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Area death

Thelma Jean Denton, 73, of Marion died Thursday. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Springlake hosts CNA training

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Big changes coming to post-season football

Big changes are coming to post-season high school football next fall which could send the Rockets to far-away reaches in the state if they get very far in the playoffs.

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) said last week that the post-season format will change, keeping the first and second rounds within individual districts, instead of across district lines as has been the case for many years. Additionally, the third- and fourth-round pairings would be set by a Ratings Power Index (RPI), a computer formula based largely on strength of schedule. The third round would keep teams in their geographic area, but the fourth round – the state semifinals – could mean distant east-west travel.

Rocket football coach Sean Thompson is not a fan of some of the changes. Read in this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press what the coach has to say about it and what these and other changes will mean for the Rocket football team.

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Mexico Baptist has winter revival

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Tractor-trailer mishap blocking US 60 East

UPDATE: Highway has re-opened.

A tractor-trailer mishap is blocking U.S. 60 East of Marion near Mattoon.

The highway is impassable at this time. Those who initially responded to the scene didn't know how long the situation would last.

The blockage is near the highway's intersection with Ky. 1901.

Stay tuned for further developments.

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I-24 eastbound closed tonight

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans an overnight closure of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 today.

The eastbound lanes of I-24 will be closed to allow a concrete pour for installation of new joints on the I-24 Tennessee River Bridge at the 30-mile marker at the Livingston-Marshall County line. The eastbound lanes of I-24 will be closed and traffic detoured starting at 6 p.m. and continuing to approximately 6 a.m. Thursday.

Eastbound traffic will detour between U.S. 62 Calvert City Exit 27 and Ky. 453 Grand Rivers Exit 31. To help reduce delays along this detour, motorists may consider a detour along I-69 South from I-24 Exit 25 to U.S. 68 East to return to I-24 at Cadiz Exit 65.

There should be no impact on westbound traffic during this closure of the eastbound lanes of I-24 at the 30-mile marker tonight

This eastbound closure of I-24 on tonight is the first of about four overnight closures that will be required to facilitate installation of new joints on I-24 Tennessee River Bridge. Once this concrete pour is completed, the contractor anticipates another overnight closure in about a week to 10 days. The contractor will attempt to provide timely advance notice of these overnight closures as they are scheduled.
American Contracting & Services of Jeffersonville, Ind., is the prime contractor on this $1.1 million bridge joint replacement project. The contractor encountered a number of engineering issues during the fabrication of new joints for the bridge deck that has delayed completion of the work beyond the original target completion date of Nov. 15, 2018. The delay required the work zone to stay up during the busy holiday travel period.

State Rep. Lynn Bechler, R-Marion, told The Crittenden Press that the contractor is facing a fine of $2,400 for each day project completion extends beyond Nov. 15.

The Interstate 24 Tennessee River Bridge consists of twin tied arch suspension structures at mile point 29.352 at the Marshall-Livingston County line. The 2,017-foot structures with a 534-foot main span are also known as the Luther Draffen Bridge. The I-24 Tennessee River Bridge opened to traffic in 1974. The bridge carries approximately 30,000 vehicles across the Tennessee River in an average day.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Weather clears enough for evening school events

Although school was cancelled today in Crittenden County, the weather has improved enough for evening sporting events and the Crittenden County Board of Education meeting to go on as scheduled.

The Rockets host Union County in a junior varsity and varsity doubleheader, and the Lady Rockets are on the road at Mayfield.

Tonight's school board meeting is at 5:30pm.

Christian Care Center has job openings

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Social media on breakfast table Friday


A homegrown social media expert wants to make you a tad nauseous before he offers a cure at the next Community Leadership Breakfast on the morning of Friday.

Jointly sponsored by Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corp., the early-morning gatherings are held regularly to provide an opportunity for networking and personal growth through a variety of programs. This month’s event will center around social media.

Jonathan Burdon, 30, grew up in Marion and graduated from Crittenden County High School in 2006. He’s made good in the social media industry, which can be defined as websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.

Burdon is CEO and founder of SocialCoaster Digital Agency (SDA), a media holding company with applications and content that receive nearly 5 billion impression a month. With him will be the corporation’s chief operating officer and in-house counsel, Shaun Roberts, who grew up in nearby Hopkins County. The two are now headquartered in Nashville, Tenn.

As for their presentation at the breakfast program, Burdon’s plans are to demonstrate how little most people actually know about social media – its strengths and breadth.

“We will make ‘em sick by showing things they don't know. Then, we will give them some medicine; show them how it all works,” said Burdon.

Burdon’s company continues to grow in the social media industry, but it’s also branching out into other areas. He said anxiety cannot be an obstacle if you want to succeed in the modern realm of social networking.

“We will show what social media really is, how it works and how to use it,” Burdon said.
When it comes to promoting your own business, Burden says his program will help you rethink social media.

Breakfast will begin being served at 7 a.m. The cost is $7. If you plan to attend, RSVP Chamber Executive Director Susan Alexander at by Wednesday.

This event is open to the public.

Monday, January 21, 2019

No school Tuesday

There will be no school in Crittenden County tomorrow, Tuesday Jan 22.

The Rocket Way Snow Day packet lesson 1 will be activated. 

A decision on basketball games and a scheduled Boarrd of Education meeting will be made by noon Tuesday.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Tonight's concert featuring TONEz is cancelled

Tonight's concert at Fohs Hall featuring T.O.N.E-z and Classy and Grassy is cancelled.

Due to a forecast of inclement weather, organizers have decided to postpone the event. A makeup date will be announced later.

Barn fire near Mattoon

Fireman and first responders are working a barn fire on Ky. 654 N.morth near Mattoon.

The fire was reported at about 2:30pm today.

Smoking cessation classes available

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Mott leads Rockets to district win

Sophomore Gabe Mott had a career high 29 points in the Rockets' first district win of the season, a 64-55 victory at home over Trigg County. Mott had 18 points in the fourth quarter. He was assisted with a big scoring performance by Erik O'Leary with 14. Both Mott and O'Leary had three 3-pointers in the contest. Other scoring included Preston Turley 10; Gavin Dickerson 5; Preston Morgeson 3; and Hunter Boone 3.

Salem FSA office open today, Tuesday despite shutdown

Many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices have reopened temporarily to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open offices on Thursday, today and Tuesday, during normal business hours. The offices will be closed for the federal Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday.

The Salem FSA office is one of the 58 open today and Tuesday in Kentucky. FSA staff will be available to assist agricultural producers with existing farm loans and to ensure the agency provides 1099 tax documents to borrowers by the Internal Revenue Service’s deadline.

“Until Congress sends President Trump an appropriations bill in the form that he will sign, we are doing our best to minimize the impact of the partial federal funding lapse on America’s agricultural producers,” Perdue said.  “We are bringing back part of our FSA team to help producers with existing farm loans.  Meanwhile, we continue to examine our legal authorities to ensure we are providing services to our customers to the greatest extent possible during the shutdown.”

Staff members will be available to help producers with specific services, including:
  • Processing payments made on or before Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Continuing expiring financing statements.
  • Opening mail to identify priority items.
Additionally, as an intermittent incidental duty, staff may release proceeds from the sale of loan security by signing checks jointly payable to FSA that are brought to the county office by producers.

Hazardous weather possible next 48 hours

The National Weather Service in Paducah is predicting a chance of hazardous weather over the next 48 hours or so.

Locally heavy rainfall is possible later tonight. Isolated non-severe thunderstorms may enhance rainfall totals in western Kentucky.

Then, very gusty north winds over 30 mph at times will bring arctic air into the region from northwest to southeast Saturday afternoon and evening. This is expected to change rain over to snow. Some minor accumulating snows will be possible, primarily north or the Ohio River, however. The blustery north winds could also result in some blowing snow that could reduce the visibility at times.

Wind chill values by late Saturday night will be in the single digits to near 10 degrees.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Lady Rockets back to All A championship game

Nahla Woodward helped lead Crittenden to a win
in the semifinal round of the tournament Thursday.
Crittenden County's girls will advance to the All A Classic Second Region Basketball Championship game Saturday for the first time since winning it in 2017. 

The Lady Rockets defeated Livingston Central 52-39 Thursday at Rocket Arena to punch their ticket to the finals at noon on Saturday against University Heights Academy, which beat Dawson Springs in the other semifinal game on Thursday at Marion.

The championship game will be at Rocket Arena.

Eighth-grader Taylor Guess led Crittenden with 15 points and sophomore Nahla Woodward scored 13 in the win over Livingston.

CNA training offered in Salem

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Substitute teacher fired for inappropriate comments

THe substitute teacher has been identified as Jaken Orten, 22, of Dawson Springs.

A substitute teacher at Crittenden County Elementary School was fired Monday after he allegedly made inappropriate statements to students in a fourth-grade class.

Crittenden County School District issued a press release this morning with regard to the incident. The statement did not identify the teacher, but it did say he was a not a resident of Crittenden County. 

School officials say they are seeking a terroristic threatening charge against the man.

According to the school district, the incident happened last Friday, but was not reported until Monday. The substitute teacher was working at the school district on Monday in a different classroom. School officials escorted him out of the building after a brief investigation. The news release says the substitute teacher will not be permitted to be on or near any school campus or at any school-related functions.

According to the statement by the school system, Superintendent Vince Clark and School Resource Officer John Shofner met earlier this week with students in the involved fourth-grade class. They commended those students on their response and reporting of the incident. The district said students met the challenge of “See Something, Say Something,” a mantra well defined and often reiterated on campus. 

“The health and safety of our students and staff continues to be our number one priority,” said Clark. “We take each situation seriously and will continue to make timely and informed decisions to secure their well-being.”

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Florida police discover lots of drugs in car

Authorities who arrested a Marion man in Florida last week have now executed a warrant to examine the inside of a vehicle was believed driving.

What they found will lead to several more charges against Brian Fitzgerald, 31, of Crittenden County.

Police in western Kentucky had been looking for Fitzgerald since November.

When he tried to steal a BB gun from a Vero Beach, Fla., Walmart last Tuesday, it led to his capture.

The Crittenden Press printed edition, which will be on newsstands after noon today, has all of the details, including a list of the items found inside the car.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Rockets open play in All A tonight

The Rockets lost a district game
at Lyon County on Jan. 4.
Crittenden County's boys' basketball team will open play in the All A Classic Second Region Tournament tonight at Lyon County.

The Rockets (5-10) face the Lyons (11-6). The teams met twice this year in the regular season. Lyon has won both encounters by scores of 62-49 and 75-50.

Tipoff is at 7pm.

The winner will play at Dawson Springs Friday night in the semifinal round against University Heights, the top-ranked team in the region.

Local woman on Jeopardy! today

Marion's Kathleen Guess will appear on the television show “Jeopardy!” today at 3:30pm on WPSD Local 6.

Guess, an assistant librarian at the Crittenden County Public Library, was in California late last year to film a segment on the game show. It's been a closely kept secret about how well she did.

The library will host a special viewing party for the public. The event begins at 2:30 and runs through 4 p.m.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Area Deaths

George "Red" Benton, 74, of Marion died Saturday. Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Jean "Tootie" Rushing, 78, of Marion died Friday. Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Nora L. Johnson, 83, of Salem died Sunday. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

New church sanctuary dedicated tonight

Crittenden County’s largest church congregation will celebrate the opening of its new sanctuary tonight with a special dedication service at 6:30pm at Life in Christ Church on Ky. 91 South, formerly US 641.

Although the church started using the new building for its services a couple of weeks, the formal grand opening is tonight.

Tipoff 6pm tonight in big makeup game

Crittenden's Matthia Long
fights for position in the
first meeting with Trigg.
Tonight there will be a makeup game for a key district showdown between the Lady Rockets and Trigg County at Marion. The contest was snowed out Friday. Tipoff is at 6pm at Rocket Arena. There will be a JV game following the varsity contest. There will be no boys' game tonight. It is tentatively scheduled for late this week.

This evening's girls' contest is a critical Fifth District matchup as Crittenden takes on surprising league contender Trigg County.

Trigg beat Crittenden back in early December for its first district victory since 2012.

The Lady Wildcats and Rocket girls currently share the lead in the Fifth District title race. Both teams are 3-1 in district games this season. Which ever squad wins this matchup will have an inside track on winning the regular-season title and its No. 1 seed for postseason.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Crittenden cancels school events for weather

UPDATE: There will be no weekend varsity varsity basketball games.

Due to pending winter weather, all Friday night and Saturday morning activities are cancelled.

Friday after school activities are approved but must be concluded by 4:30 p.m. to allow safe travels to home base.

Saturday afternoon and evening events will be evaluated tomorrow morning and a decision will be made by 10 a.m.

According to National Weather Service in Paducah winter weather/mix will hit our area around 6-9 p.m. today and depending on the temperatures and precipitation we may get from 1-3 inches.

Key girls' game: First Place in district at stake

Crittenden sophomore Lilly Hayes has emerged as a regular
in the Lady Rockets' lineup.
No games will be played this weekend.

The games tonight have been canceled. So is Rockets’ game tomorrow at Hardin County, Ill.

The Trigg game could be played tomorrow night. A decision will be made at noon Saturday.
Crittenden County's girls' basketball team has a key Fifth District matchup at Rocket Arena tonight against surprising league contender Trigg County.

The Lady Rockets and Lady Wildcats met back in December at Cadiz and Trigg won the game, its first district victory since 2012. Trigg has continued to improve and comes to Marion with a share of the Fifth District lead.

Both Trigg and Crittenden are 3-1 in district games this season. Who ever wins this matchup will have an inside track on winning the regular-season title and its No. 1 seed for postseason.

Tipoff in the girls' game is at 6pm.

The Rockets also host Trigg County tonight. Trigg enters the contest in third place in the league, just ahead of Crittenden County, which is winless in district games this season. The boys play the nightcap.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Transportation crews preparing for winter storm

National Weather Service graphic show weather advisory areas
According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KyTC), a winter storm will impact much of the area starting late Friday afternoon and continuing into the weekend.

While it appears most of the winter mix and snow will go north of our counties, KyTC crews in District 2 are preparing for accumulations that could impact travel, particularly along our Ohio River border counties and the northern portion of the district.

KyTC posted more detailed information on pre-treating efforts with additional District 2 Snow & Ice Team plans for this winter weather event at The weather post is at about 2:45 p.m., on our timeline and pinned to the top of the page. You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.
A link to the latest National Weather Service forecast is available in the post.

The following is a special weather statement from the National Weather Service:

Accumulating snow possible Friday night and early Saturday.

A storm system will bring the potential for accumulating snow to the much of the region Friday night into early Saturday. While the heaviest snow is forecast across the northern portions of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois, enough snow could
accumulate across far southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, and western Kentucky to result in travel impacts Friday night and early Saturday morning.

At this time, total snow accumulation is forecast in the 1 to 3 inch range. Locations from Evansville to Cairo and Poplar Bluff are more likely to be on the top end of that range, while lesser amounts are anticipated across much of western Kentucky.

Most model guidance indicates that a good portion of the region will switch over to rain during the day on Saturday. With forecast high temperatures in the mid to upper 30s, the overall impacts should lessen throughout the day Saturday.

Additional wintry precipitation may affect portions of the region Saturday night into Sunday as colder air filters in behind the departing storm system. However, any additional accumulation is
expected to be light at this time.

Area Death

Lois Vivian Hicks, 88, of Marion died Tuesday. Boyd Funeral Directors and Creamatiin Services is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Fitzgerald is arrested in Florida

In developing news from Florida, police have captured a Marion man who has been wanted for several weeks for parole violations, and is suspected in multiple thefts in Crittenden and surrounding counties.

Last night about midnight, Brian Fitzgerald, 31, was arrested at a Walmart near Vero Beach, Fla., by Indian River County Deputies. Vero Beach is south of Orlando on the Atlantic Coast of Florida.

A fairly substantial manhunt had been underway in western Kentucky since Nov. 26 when Fitzgerald and perhaps others were identified in a theft investigation originating from Lyon County. Local authorities had several near misses in their search for Fitzgerald and state police issued a warning that he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Crittenden County Sheriff Wayne Agent was notified early this morning that Fitzgerald had been captured in Florida. The sheriff said investigators there were working on getting a warrant to search Fitzgerald’s vehicle. He was arrested after a short foot chase, prompted by the report of him being involved in a shoplifting incident at Walmart. Sheriff Agent says that it appears Fitzgerald was traveling alone, but he is still awaiting more information from law enforcement officials handling the case in Florida.

Information for this developing story became available after the printed edition of this week’s newspaper was already published. Therefore, The Press will continue to follow this case online.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Police investigating Marion burglaries

Local police are investigating three burglaries in Marion over the past few weeks.

They could use your help locating some of the stolen items and perhaps identifying the culprits.

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

If you know anything about these burglaries, call (270) 965-3500 and remain anonymous. 

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Area Death

Shirley Ann Champion, 78, of Hampton died today. Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Area Death

Grace D. Riley, 97, of Salem died Thursday. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Ridin' Shotgun at Fohs Hall

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Deal to sell hospital is done

This week's Crittenden Press printed edition includes all the details regarding the completed sale of the local hospital.

There's a new name revealed and a list of 36 services that sellers negotiated as part of the deal that must continue to be offered at Crittenden Hospital for at least three years.

Get the entire story in our printed edition, on sale now at local vendors. Or by subscription through the complete online version.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Join us in 2019 with local news

When it comes to local news, we hope you know where to turn in 2019. The Crittenden Press works tirelessly to bring you real news from this community and beyond. Please continue to join us 2019 as we keep an eye on what's happening right here in Marion and Crittenden County.

The first issue of the New Year leads with the completion of the sale of the local hospital. Starting this week, there is a name change and new ownership. Get the details only in this week's Press. Our story includes a list of services that will be staying as part of the transition.

Plus, this issue brings you coverage of a newly elected fiscal court, a retiring Supreme Court justice who's mighty close to Crittenden County, the fourth traffic fatality of 2018, local government news, a Crittenden Springs Road man who survived a near-fatal tractor accident and complete sports coverage of holiday basketball tournaments and what's next for the Rockets and Lady Rockets.

There’s only one source of comprehensive news and sports coverage in Marion and Crittenden County. Never miss out on what’s going on in your community. We have our ear to the rail and always keep you posted on what’s happening. Subscribe today to ensure that real news reporting continues in your community. Get the printed edition or read the entire paper online with a subscription to The Press, starting at just $2.95.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Area Death

Mary Rose Gilland, 63, of Marion died Tuesday. Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Press back on schedule today

After taking a print week off for the holidays, The Crittenden Press is back this week.

The January 3, 2019 issue will be available on newsstands this afternoon.

There's some big news brewing in this first week of the New Year and you will not want to miss this edition.