Saturday, August 31, 2019

Area deaths

William Jackson, 92, of Marion died Friday. Gilbert Funeral Himenis in charge of arrangements.

Iretha Cordelia King, 85 of Marion died Thursday. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Linnie Howerton, 86, of Newburgh Ind., died Thursday. Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Boyd County woman wins KSP's Corvette raffle

A Boyd County woman who once worked for Kentucky State Police as radio room supervisor at the Ashland post was the winner of the agency's annual car raffle to benefit Trooper Island. Susan Stanley of Cannonsburg was named as the winner of a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray pictured above. She retired from KSP in 2008 after 31 years. This marked the first year KSP sold all 25,000 of its $10 tickets for the vehicle raffle. The Crittenden Press regularly partners with KSP as a ticket outlet.

Tabor rushes for 190 in 48-21 Rocket victory

Xander Tabor rushed for 190 yards and scored 3 touchdowns.
DIXON, Ky. – Junior Xander Tabor broke out with a premier performance in his second game as the Rockets’ featured running back as Crittenden County beat Webster County Friday 48-21 on the road.

Tabor rushed for 190 yards and scored three touchdowns, one a 28-yard pass from senior quarterback Hunter Jones.

Jones didn’t throw too much because the Rocket running game was in charge of the offensive pulse the whole way, but when he did, his completions were for key plays. Two of his five completions went for touchdowns, including a 97-yarder to junior Tyler Boone early in the fourth period that finished the Rocket scoring.

Crittenden coach Sean Thompson gave a shout out to his offensive line that commanded the contest from the outset, but he was quick to share the love.

“Xander Tabor had a humongous night for us. He’s the X-factor. When he ...

Friday, August 30, 2019

Accessiblity issues hamper courthouse

A chair lift installed more than 20 years ago at Crittenden County Courthouse to help people with mobility issues access county offices may itself be on its last leg.

Judge-Executive Perry Newcom in an email early Friday afternoon to lawmakers, magistrates and public employees who utilize the courthouse reported the aging chairlift was once again inoperable. Throughout its life since being installed in the courthouse in the late 1990s, the machinery at the rear entrance of the building has on multiple occasions broken down.

"We are making every attempt to revive it but have had no luck thus far," Newcom wrote in his email. "As you can tell, I am very frustrated with what we are forced to deal with regarding handicap access to our facility."

In mid-2015, 5th Judicial Circuit Judge Rene Williams was forced to delay a civil trial until the equipment could be fixed.

For an update on the story, check next week's issue of The Crittenden Press.

City, school board set 2019 tax rates

Marion City Council and Crittenden County Schools on Thursday set their property tax rates for 2019. Each body lowered its levies, but expects to collect more revenue.

The city is looking for a 2 percent increase in revenue with its 23-cent per $100 valuation on real property, anticipating $211,885 from the tax bills that will be mailed next month to city property owners. The tax rate, 1.3 cents less than the 2018 levy, was set at a special meeting held just before 5 p.m. Thursday.

Less than two hours later, Crittenden County Board of Education set its rates for this year’s tax bills, accepting what is called the compensating rate calculated by the state to generate approximately the same revenue as the previous year. By lowering rates a penny per $1,000 valuation for the current year, the board expects to collect $100,371 more in combined revenue on real and personal property at 48.6 cents per $100 valuation.

County tax rates from the Extension service and board of health are yet to be set, but must be done by next Friday.

For more on the tax rates, pick up a copy of next week’s issue of The Crittenden Press.

Chamber hosts Farm to Table Sept. 12

Want a taste of Crittenden County?

Try the annual Farm to Table Dinner on Sept 12. It's sponsored by the Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce and will be held at the recently opened Crittenden County Lions Club Agriculture Building at the fairgrounds.

The event celebrates local farmers and businesses as most of the items used to prepare the meal are grown or produced locally.

Tickets are $75 a couple or $40 each.

Dinner plans are for a Mexican-themed meal.

The event starts at 6:30pm and will include outdoor dining if weather permits.

Check Out coverage from last year's Farm to Table event

See What's New at Feagan's in Fredonia

Feagan's Furniture in Fredonia has been proudly serving this area since 1932.

Come see what's new at Feagan's.

The store will be closed Monday for Labor Day.

Families focus in September

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Fighting for Families is the theme for Sunday services at Life in Christ Church in September. The focus culminates with family activities and a service at Marion City-County Park Sept. 22.

Worship services will be centered around marriage, freedom and children.
For more information, contact the church or pastor Chris McDonald.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Injury accident south of Dycusburg

First responders are working a vehicle accident south of Dycusburg on Ky. 295.

Injuries are reported. It's unknown at this time the extend of those injuries. All occupants were out of the vehicle as responders arrived.

Motorists should avoid the area.

The crash was reported at 8:20pm.

Area Death

Ronald Willingham, 67, of Marion died Thursday. Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Rusty Sign makes custom metal decor

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Ask for it and Rusty Sign Company can fabricate it. The Webster County business with Crittenden County ties makes custom metal artwork and signs.

Samples of the company's work can be seen on their Facebook page. They also have a booth at Finders Keepers in Madisonville.

For more information, contact Brandi and Todd Clements.

County meets with Amish leaders over road woes

County leaders met today with several Amish elders seeking a solution to
problems along paved county roads caused by horse and buggy traffic.
A meeting today between county officials and local Amish elders came far from providing solutions to road damage caused by horse and buggy traffic in Crittenden County, but it gave both interests an opportunity to get on the same page with their concerns.

Five leaders from the county's Amish community accepted Judge-Executive Perry Newcom's invitation to attend a meeting of the county's road committee to share information about possible ways to address to "troughing" caused by repeated horse traffic on asphalt. About 90 minutes of cordial and frank discussion yielded no definitive answers, but most concluded the problem of the depressions created down

Fleas closing Crittenden Courthouse today

Fleas are biting people in the Crittenden County Courthouse, so it's closing today at 1pm in order for an exterminator to work on getting rid of them.

Crittenden County Judge-Executive Perry Newcom said office workers, primarily on the north end of the building, have been suffering bites for a couple of weeks, but the employees were not exactly sure what the culprit was until a flea was identified this week.

Tom Langston of Orkin (pictured) was planning to spray and "bomb" the courthouse to kill the fleas.

Newcom said he would not characterize the problem as an infestation, but it had become problematic and in order to prevent a greater issue, he decided to close the courthouse for a period of time while the exterminator conducts his business. The courthouse cannot be occupied for three hours following pesticide treatment so it will not reopen on Thursday.

The courthouse will reopen for regular business at 8:30am Friday.

Anna Mae's celebrating anniversary

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Anna Mae's on Main will take the fun outside Saturday as the owners celebrate the restaurant's second anniversary. 

Keith Davis will be cooking barbecue on the lot next to Mike's Barber Shop and is setting up corn hole and other activities outdoors. The restaurant is located on Main Street next to the barber shop.

Food specials will be served all day. Davis invites folks to come dine and celebrate with the staff all day Saturday.

Natural gas line ruptured

First responders have been alerted to a ruptured natural gas line on Church Street in Marion.

No indication at this point how the two-inch Atmos line was severed, but contractors have been working in the area upgrading the sewer system.

Stay tuned for more as it's available.

Tax talk on lips of city council tonight

Special meeting this evening at city hall;
County approves lowering its tax levy

Most taxpayers in Crittenden County should see a bit of relief this fall when they get their tax bills from city and county government.

Crittenden Fiscal Court recently approved a lower levy on real estate for the 2019 tax year, while Marion City Council is expected to do the same in a special-called meeting tonight after introducing a lesser rate last week. Both savings will be small for the average property owner, but

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tolu man found guilty of using stolen clay

A Tolu man was found guilty today in district court of utilizing for his own purposes about $150 worth of infield clay stored for use on the softball diamond at a nearby community center.

A Crittenden District Court jury of six took 12 minutes of deliberation to find Robert N. Sherer guilty of receiving stolen property related to the early November 2018 theft of an estimated 3,000 pounds of a special mixture of red clay and sand which was for use on the recently renovated softball field at the old school, now a community center.

Sherer, of Water Street in Tolu, was not accused of stealing the property – in this case dirt – of Tolu Community Center, but instead, using it for a walkway from his front door to his driveway.

Two witnesses took the stand against Sherer, while he was the only witness called by his public defender.

Sherer was ordered to pay a fine and restitution to the community center.

See next week's issue of The Crittenden Press for more on the story.

Benefit singing Saturday

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Enon General Baptist Church will hold a singing this weekend to help a local missionary. 

Schuyler Brantley and his family are preparing to move to the Phillipines, where he will be working in the mission field in an area rarely served by Christians.

Enon General Baptist will be hosting a performance by Both Sides of the River at 7 p.m., Saturday in an effort to assist Brantley.

Catholic church getting new coat of paint

Local contractor Randy Book has this week been painting the inside of St. William Catholic Church as part of a renovation project.

Ceilings and walls in the sanctuary and entrance area are among segments of the church being treated with a new coat of paint.

The church is located at 860 South Main Street in Marion. It is the only Catholic church in the county and part of the Diocese of Owensboro.

Bluegrass holding 3 upcoming auctions

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US 641: A new path to interstate

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Crittenden County’s interests were well represented Tuesday at a public meeting to reveal the preliminary preferred alternate for the U.S. 641 improvement project in Caldwell and Lyon counties.

More than 200 people, including local and regional officials, attended the open house-format presentation in Fredonia to meet with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KyTC) representatives, study plans and provide input on the alternative. As many as a quarter of those in attendance were from Crittenden County, including Judge-Executive Perry Newcom and several magistrates whose primary interest is to see that the long-awaited widened and realigned corridor to interstate travel is completed.

"We aren't concerned with where it goes, necessarily," Newcom said. "We just want to make sure it goes."

The plan as presented Tuesday claims nine homes along its course in Caldwell and Lyon counties and affects 55 property owners, including 95 acres at Western Kentucky Correctional Complex and 270 overall acres of public lands. But those figures could .... see more in this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

County, Amish to discuss road troughing solutions

Crittenden Fiscal Court’s road committee will meet with Amish leaders Thursday morning to discuss possible remedies to asphalt troughing along county roads caused by repeated horse traffic.

The meeting will take place in the fiscal courtroom at the courthouse at 9 a.m.

County leaders last month opened discussion about remedies for what they believe is road damage caused by pounding of horse hooves on pavement in the Amish community.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Labor Day Weekend busiest of season on lakes

The sun sets earlier each day and the kids are back in school. Summer is all but over. This inevitability prompts many to visit lakes, rivers and streams to get in that last weekend of the summer boating season during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

“Our busiest weekend of the year,” said Maj. Shane Carrier, assistant director of law enforcement for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “Traditionally, Labor Day marks the end of the boating season.”

The crowded conditions common on this holiday weekend make observance of simple boating safety procedures vital to a safe weekend for everyone.

The law requires each passenger in a vessel to have a personal floatation device, commonly called a lifejacket, readily accessible for

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Area Death

Stacey Lynn Doom, 50, of Burna died Friday. Boyd Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

Marion beer sales start Monday

Bud Light truck at Five Star Monday morning.
• This article was updated Monday morning with photo and additional details.

At least one Marion retail business will begin selling packaged beer Monday. A spokesman for for Five Star Convenience Center said it received a license Friday and has scheduled its first delivery from a supplier for Monday.

Read this week's issue of The Crittenden Press to find out more.

Monday will be the first alcohol sold legally in Crittenden County since late 1936. It will likely be late this year before the first liquor store can receive a license from the state and begin selling all varieties of alcohol.

In May, Marion voters approved legalizing the sale of alcohol 403-277.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Nine Distinguished Young Women vying for Scholarships


Distinguished Young Women are highlighted in
this week's newspaper. Don't miss the event.

Nine Crittenden County High School seniors will compete for $7,500 in scholarships Saturday night during the first Crittenden County Distinguished Young Women (DYW) showcase.

One winner will be named, with awards presented in several other categories, including best interview, spirit award, scholastic, talent, fitness and self-expression.

DYW is a national program with several chapters in western Kentucky. Family Court Judge Brandi Rogers helped bring the program to Crittenden County, and is excited to “positively impact the lives of young women by providing a transformative experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent,” which is the national mission of the program.

Since early summer, participants have been working with the DYW committee and mentors who have helped them choose a talent and prepare a group fitness routine, choose proper interview attire and prep for one-on-one interviews with the judges.

The showcase will begin at 6 p.m. at Fohs Hall in Marion.

The Woman’s Club of Marion is the sponsoring organization for DYW, and numerous local contributors have helped make this showcase possible, Rogers said.

Mexico hosts God's Graffiti artist

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Join Mexico Baptist Saturday afternoon for fun activities for kids and a message by God's Graffiti artist Tim Bertram.

Bertram specializes in communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ through art, ministering at revivals, camps, children's events, youth events, special programs and concerts. Bertram is a speaker and artist who has spoken at events in 21 states and four countries.

Bertram holds a bachelor's of science in non-profit organizational leadership from Mid-Continent University, a master's of art in Christian theology from Trinity Theological Seminary and a doctor of religious studies in digital ministry and worship arts form Trinity Theological Seminary in Evansville.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Coach Thompson discusses season outlook

Football Week 1
Here is this week's Sean Thompson Coach's Show
Produced by The Crittenden Press

CCHS, CCMS on "soft lockdown"

The lockout was lifted 1:30 p.m., and the school district released the following statement:

"The soft lockout at the middle and high school campus is now lifted. We appreciate everyone's understanding that when any situation like this occurs – no matter how minor – your children's safety and security are our top priorities. In a minor situation such as today's event, details of such situations are kept confidential in order to ensure proper protocols are followed and students and staff are safe.

"To further explain, there is distinct difference between a lockout and a lockdown. A lockout is called during a minor situation that requires heightened awareness. The school day continues as normal, but with increased attention to safety. A lockdown, on the other hand, is called to protect students from danger inside their school. All normal activities are immediately halted.

"We understand that in situations like these, our parents and the community, in general, may be concerned and eager for news. We thank you, however, for your patience and trust in us as we work together with our school resource officer and local law enforcement to keep Crittenden County Schools – and all of our students and staff – safe."

Crittenden County Middle and High schools were placed on "soft lockdown" within the last hour. Superintendent Vince Clark said the lockout became necessary due to an upset parent trying to enter the school. The parent was not allowed into the school, and as a precautionary measure, the lockout was enacted to prevent the parent from trying to enter at a later time. During a lockout, it is business as usual inside the school for students and staff. School Resource Officer John Shofner is on scene to oversee the situation.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Two popular restaurants closed in Marion

Two popular Marion restaurants are either closed or appear closed.

Neither Marion Pit Barbecue nor Tony's Main Street Italian Grill are currently open to customers.

Tony Perryman, owner of the Italian restaurant, confirmed that he has closed the Grill starting today. The restaurant has been listed for sale with a local realty company for a few weeks.

The barbecue restaurant, recently celebrated by Southern Living Magazine as one of the best small-town barbecue places in the South, has been shuttered for about seven or eight days, according to those who live nearby. The Press has tried to make contact with owner Mark Easley for confirmation, but so far calls have not been returned.

Hospital offers wide range of services

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Courthouse open as storm, heat shelter

Crittenden County Courthouse will open this afternoon and overnight as a shelter from the weather, whether that be storms or heat.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory due to expected heat index values today.

Billy Arflack, assistant director of the Crittenden County Emergency Management, said the courthouse will available for anyone who needs a cool place of respite.

In addition to hot, humid weather, Arflack said the courthouse basement is a good shelter in case of strong storms, which are expected this evening.

It will be open from 4:30pm this afternoon until 7:30am in the morning.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Coach's Show returns every Thursday

Starting this week, The Crittenden Press will be producing its weekly YouTube Coach's Show with Rocket Coach Sean Thompson, and other guests.

You will not want to miss an episode, and this year our Commercials are Super Bowl worthy! 

First show is Thursday, Aug. 22. 

It's Game Time!

Equally as interesting and entertaining will be our weekly Player Profiles. 

Follow the Rockets right here for the scoop on what's happening in #RocketNation.

Sturigs Main Street work begins today

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans milling to be followed by paving along a section of Ky. 109 (Main Street) in the Sturgis area of Union County starting today.

This work zone runs along Main Street from the U.S. 60 intersection at the 4-Way Stop in Sturgis northward to about 500 ft. north of the Ky. 492 intersection, a distance of about 3.55 miles.

Milling started this morning. Asphalt paving is expected to follow starting on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Motorists traveling this section should be alert for one-lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Judge appeals for relief to crowded, unsecure courtroom

Court officials lament inadequacies of courthouse

For years, Crittenden County has wished for a new courthouse.

At times, it has seemed as though the county was on the cusp of being approved for funding a renovation or perhaps a new justice center elsewhere in town.

But state leaders say there is no money for courthouses for now, much the chagrin of Circuit Judge Rene Williams, Commonwealth Attorney Zac Greenwell, County Attorney Rebecca Johnson and other who have to deal with the inadequacies of the current courthouses.

Last week, the courtroom on the top floor of the courthouse was packed to the gills. Over 180 prospective jurors were summoned to town in order to seat a new grand jury and circuit court jury. More than 150 showed up and quarters were tight.

Generally, there are not that many jurors summoned, but with a multi-week civil case looming, the court was planning ahead. Ironically, the wrongful death lawsuit that necessitated the... (for the rest of this article see the Aug. 15, 2019 printed edition of The Crittenden Press, subscribe now for as little as $2.95 to get full digital access to that particular issue and every other issue of the newspaper back to 2008).

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Gilchrist captures second All A regional championship

CCHS senior Lauren Gilchrist is champion of the
First Region All A Classic for a third time.
Lauren Gilchrist shot even par to capture her second straight All A Classic First Region golf championship Saturday at Deer Lakes Golf Course in Salem.

Gilchrist is a six-time state qualifier for the All A State Tournament, which will be held Sept. 7 at University of Arlington Golf Course in Richmond, Ky. She also won the tournament at a seventh grader in 2014.

Crittenden's boys were led by Sam Greenwell's 77. He qualifies for the state tournament, which will be Sept. 7 at Gibson Bay Golf Course in Richmond, Ky.

University Heights' Weston Wood took the individual regional crown with a 75 and Greenwell finished second. Livingston Central's Darit Barnes was third at 79. Barnes also qualifies for the state tournament.

UHA won the boys' team title.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Football scrimmage tonight at Rocket Stadium

Rockets host Calloway County

Preseason Class A 8th-ranked Crittenden County will host a gamelike scrimmage tonight against Calloway County. Kickoff is scheduled for 6pm. There will be about three quarters of varsity action, then some JV scrimmaging. Admission is free and there will be light concessions. Footage is from Thursday's script scrimmage during after-school practice. Crittenden opens on the road next week at Fort Campbell. Stay tuned for complete preseason coverage in next week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press. Follow the Rockets at Twitter @CrittendenPress.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Area Death

James Virgil Holloman, 86, of Marion died Tuesday. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

70 Years Together and Going Strong

On Tuesday, this Crittenden County couple will celebrate 70 years of marriage.
Watch a portion of our interview with them here, but don't miss the
full article in this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press.

Job Corps Center has job openings

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Middle School Rockets Open Season at Home Tonight

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Crittenden County Middle School's football team tees it up for the first time tonight.

The young Rockets play at home against Trigg County. Action starts at 5:30pm.

Crittenden's middle school team was 4-4 last season and second-year head coach Jacob Courtney said there's plenty of reason to be optimistic for an even better mark this year.

Below is the team's schedule. For a comprehensive preview of the middle school Rockets' season, read this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press, which is complete with a roster and the team photo you can cut out and stick on the fridge!

CCMS Schedule
Aug. 13 Trigg County
Aug. 20 at Calloway Co.
Aug. 29 at Union County
Sept. 5 Webster County
Sept. 10 at South Hopkins
Sept. 17 at James Madison
Sept. 24 Browning Springs
Oct. 1 Caldwell County

Monday, August 12, 2019

Courthouse will be Cooling Center Monday, Tuesday

Crittenden County Courthouse will open tonight and tomorrow night from 5pm until midnight as an emergency cooling shelter.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory due to expected heat index values around 105 to 110 degrees Monday and Tuesday.

Billy Arflack, assistant director of the Crittenden County Emergency Management, said the courthouse will available for anyone who needs a cool place of respite. By midnight, he said temperatures and heat index values should have fallen to tolerable levels.

Cardiology care available at Crittenden Hospital

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Crittenden Community Hospital provides access to specialty clinics throughout the month in both the Center Clinic inside the hospital and at the Medical Office Building next door to the hospital.

Dr. Sanjay Bose, who has more than 28 years of experience in treating cardiovascular disease, sees patients in Marion two Thursdays each month. The partnership between Dr. Bose and Crittenden County Hospital includes additional office hours by cardiology nurse and practitioner specialist Rashelle Perryman.  Perryman sees patients three days a week at the Center Clinic.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Bose by calling (270) 965-1073.

Crittenden produces four Governor Scholars

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A record four students from Crittenden County High School participated in Kentucky’s Governor’s Scholar Program (GSP) this summer.

Selected from Crittenden County were Hannah Bell, Ellie McGowan, Kirsten Deboe and Shelby Brown, all of whom will be seniors at CCHS this fall. Four participants is the most from Crittenden County in a given summer since the program began in 1983.

The highly competitive summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky requires an application similar to that of a college entrance application, and students are selected based on their academic achievement, school honors and participation, a writing entry and teacher and community recommendations.

McGowan and Bell were placed at Bellarmine, with Deboe at Center and Brown and Morehead.
GSP participants are rewarded with scholarships and/or admissions perks, which vary by school. Murray State University, for example, offers free tuition to Governor Scholar participants, whereas Bellarmine University gives students .... (for the rest of this article see the Aug. 8, 2019 printed edition of The Crittenden Press or subscribe the full online version).

Friday, August 9, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Henderson buses... what's up with that?

In addition to our normal coverage of news and sports in Crittenden County, The Press printed edition is full of back-to-school information this week.

There are numerous reasons to read the printed edition of The Crittenden Press each week.

What are they?

Well, for starters you will find out why those Henderson County school buses like the one pictured here could be appearing in your part of the county.

This week's newspaper also has the most recent information on coming alcohol sales in Marion, including a two-page comprehensive look at the city's new ordinance regulating alcohol sales. Find out when that first drink will be sold and who can have a license to sell it.

It's all in the printed edition of The Press... and probably nowhere else.

Be among the most informed people in town, read your community newspaper.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

I-24 Exit 4 ramp opening delayed

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has moved re-opening of ramps at the Interstate 24 Paducah Exit 4 interchange to the afternoon or evening hours of Thursday.

Area death

John Marshall Hurley, 78, of Marion died Tuesday. Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Services will be at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, Ill., at a later date.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Missions event at Bowtanicals Aug. 10

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Bowtanicals in Marion will be hosting an event to raise awareness to two missions organizations.

On Aug. 10, the local flower and gift shop will extend hours until 8 p.m., and donate a portion of all sales to Ansanm and Life Impact International. Flower shop owner Elliot West has planned giveaways and will serve homemade ice cream to patrons.

West plans to make it an annual celebration of missions organizations.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Area Death

John Eldon Milam, 68, of Marion died Saturday. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Youth soccer registration is underway

Registration for Crittenden County Youth Soccer Association’s fall season is underway online at or go to and select the Crittenden YSA option.

The last day to register is Aug. 26.

Cost is $45 for players born in 2014-2017 and $55 for those born in 2006-20013.

Online payment is through PayPal, but you may also register online then pay at the first practice.

Practice begins for the older players on Tuesday and the season runs through Oct. 26. For the younger players, the first practice is Aug. 26 and season ends Oct. 3. For more information, email

Back-to-School events begin tonight at CCMS

Back-to-school events in Crittenden County to get students and parents ready for the coming school year begin tonight.

Here is the schedule for

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Big weekend coming to close

It's been a busy weekend with the fair and the annual Jake Hodge Foundation Wiffle Ball Tournament occupying many area residents.

The demolition derby drew a big crowd Saturday night at the Lions Club Crittenden County Fair and rain put a damper on the Wiffle Ball event in Princeton.

The JHF Wiffle Ball Tournament will resume today (Sunday) at noon and all pool games will be shortened. The championship bracket play will be later this afternoon.

The Wiffle Ball games are played at Little Busch Stadium and Little Fenway Park.

For complete fair coverage and a whole lot of Back to School information, tune to this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Yard sale today, tomorrow

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Traffic Alert: Busy Princeton Intersection

A contractor for P&L Railroad plans to close U.S. 62 at the KY 91 intersection in Princeton for rail crossing work starting tomorrow.

The closure of the U.S. 62 and KY 91 intersection is to allow upgrades to the rail crossing that runs through the intersection. U.S. 62 is expected to remain closed at this site about one-half mile south of the I-69 Princeton Exit 79 interchange until Wednesday, August 7.

This is the rail crossing on U.S. 62 next to the Trice-Hughes auto dealership and Casey’s Convenience Store. KY 91 will remain open to traffic on the north and east legs of the intersection during the work.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

On campus, CCHS Marching Band perfects routine

Crittenden County's Marching Band has been hard at work, getting ready for its upcoming competitive schedule, football halftime shows and other contriubtions to school and commuity events. It was mighty hot Thursday on campus as CCHS students drilled their show.

City Council meets today for alcohol rules

Legalized alcohol sales could be here by Labor Day, if there are no snags in what is left in the regulatory process to get the City of Marion ready to sell liquor licenses.

City leaders met Monday night in a special called meeting of the Marion City Council to hear first reading of the local Alcohol Beverage Control Ordinance. Two amendments were proposed during the roughly 20-minute meeting, only one passed, which proposes to limit liquor stores in their proximity to churches and schools. Otherwise, the draft ordinance that council members received a couple of weeks earlier was introduced in tact.

A second reading will be tonight when the ordinance can be officially approved. A meeting for that purpose is

Blood Drive Monday

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