Saturday, November 30, 2019

Discounts Galore on Small Business Saturday

Marion is celebrating Small Business Saturday all day with discounts and values galore inside the community's small businesses.

Many local retail stores participated in the Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Saturday promotion, which included goodie bags distributed promptly at 10 a.m., this morning at city hall.

Coincidentally, there were exactly 50 people in line when the Chamber started handing out bags, some had been waiting since 8 a.m.. The Chamber had prepared 50 goodie bags filled with free stuff, coupons and one of the bags included a $100 bill.

Even if you did not brave the elements this morning and stand in line for a Chamber goodie bag, there are still discounts available at retail stores all day long in Marion, according to Chamber President Elizabeth Floyd.

"I was afraid the weather might keep some away, but we gave away every bag in seconds," Floyd said of the Chamber's annual promotional event to encourage people to Shop Marion First.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Sidewalk project is on go

The City of Marion got some good news about that sidewalk project it had been worried about because of unanticipated higher costs. The Press reported on the issue last week and since then Farmers Bank and Trust Co., has pledged $25,000 toward the project.

The city council met in special session on Monday and approved moving foward with the sidewalk project, which is largely funded by a federal grant. The local match will be about $80,000. With the bank’s contribution, that leaves the city with a $55,000 financial liability at the most, said City Administrator Adam Ledford.

The project will include new, wider and ADA compliant sidewalks from the public library on West Carlisle Street to the bank at the corner of Main Street, then south along Main to West Elm Street, about three and half city blocks.

The federal financial support for this project comes from a Safe Routes to School grant.

Parades, Christmas concert

There will be three Christmas parades in the area. Marion’s parade will be at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 and the theme will be Christmas Lights, Winter Nights.

Because of storms forecast for Saturday, Salem’s annual Christmas parade has been rescheduled for 4 p.m., Sunday. Lineup begins at 2:30 p.m.

Fredonia will have its parade at 6 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 6. “Small Town Christmas” is the theme.

Following the Marion Christmas Parade, Life in Christ Church is hosting an “It’s All About Christmas” concert with a Trans-Siberian Orchestra flavor. This a free concert and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Cave In Rock Ferry is re-open

The Cave In Rock, which closed for about 7 hours today due to high winds, has re-opened to traffic.

When winds blow strongly out of the west, the ferry cannot safely operate. It did not open as scheduled to day, but resumed transporting traffic across the Ohio River at about 1pm.

Salem parade moved to Sunday

Because of the threat of thunderstorms and high wind Saturday night, the City of Salem has postponed its annual Christmas parade until Sunday.

The 17th annual parade will follow the normal parade route, which begins at the community center (former school) on College Street and travels west on Main Street to the intersection of Lola Road.

Line-up for parade floats begins at 2:30 p.m., and the parade begins at 4 p.m.

High winds close ferry

Cave in Rock Ferry is not opening on schedule this morning due to high winds.

The ferry cannot operate safely when the winds are gusting as they have been overnight and early this morning.

Operations will resume when winds subside.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Injury accident on Ky. 120

Update: There appears to be no life-threatening injuries. The victim has been transported to the local hospital.

First responders were dispatched just before 2 p.m., today to an injury accident on Ky. 120 east of Marion.

It was a single-vehicle accident and there was a report of victim entrapment, so the rescue squad was sent to the scene along with with other emergency responders.

The crash site was near the intersection with Blackburn Church Road.

No other details were immediately available.

Annual Thanksgiving meal at Marion Baptist

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Marion Baptist Church will serve its annual community Thanksgiving meal Thursday.

Everyone is welcome, and deliveries are available.

Traditional Thanksgiving fare is on the menu, and reservations are requested by calling the church office by Wednesday afternoon.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Southside News from Marion

Get the full scoop on this matter, and another breaking story with regard
to a longtime business on the south side of Marion.

Those stories and much more in this week's printed edition of
The Crittenden Press.

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Honors galore for local athletes

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Pick up a copy of this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press to find out what these local athletes have in common.

Several honors were announced over the last few days and there's really no surprise as to who's in the spotlight.

Hometown Foods liquidating inventory

Hometown Foods has begun liquidating its remaining inventory, the owner announced Sunday evening in a social media post.

"We have decided to liquidate all inventory in the store starting (Monday). We will not be closing down. We will be keeping the deli open and expanding on it," B.J. Minton said in the online post.

The store is one of two groceries in Marion.

Basic Life Support Class for students, parents

Crosswalk, a Crittenden County High School outreach program, is partnering with Baptist Health’s education department to provide a training in Basic Life Support.

The training will be held in the CCHS Library from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 5.

This training is open to any high school student or their parents.

If you would like to attend, please contact Jeff Hughes at 270-965-2248 or email

There are only 15 slots available for this training. Deadline to register is Monday, Dec. 2.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Area Death

Larry Clinton Yates, 77, of Marion died Tuesday. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Lost Dog: Mattoon or Rosebud Area

GERMAN SHEPHERD lost in Mattoon/Rosebud Area. Last seen Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Dog is black with some tan and is wearing an orange collar.

Call Stanley Young (270) 704-2916 or (270) 704-0316.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Another theft on View Road

There has been another report of a theft in rural Crittenden County on View Road just east of Salem.

Crittenden County Sheriff's Department was alerted by a property owner this week about a missing four-wheeler and other items.

It is the second theft reported from that area over the past few weeks.

See the upcoming printed edition of The Crittenden Press for more details.

Advanced tickets sales stop today at 5pm

Advanced ticket sales for Crittenden County's football state quarterfinal game at Louisville Kentucky Country Day will end today at 5pm.

Tickets are available at The Crittenden Press or the high school.

Admission cost at the gate Friday is $8. Advanced tickets are $6.

Kickoff is at 6:30 pm (CST) at Louisville.

Ky. 120 closed until 8:30am for wreck

An accident two miles east of Marion on Ky. 120 will keep the highway closed for about two hours this morning.

Local authorities say it will be about 8:30 a.m., if not later, before the roadway will be clear.

A utility truck overturned about 5:30 a.m., on a straight stretch of road between Pleasant Hill and Wilson Farm roads. The driver was not seriously injured. However, the truck is in the middle of the highway and traffic will be unable to pass until it can be removed and the road can be cleaned up where the vehicle was leaking fuel.

Traffic should detour via Ky. 654 and Wilson Farm Road, or other alternatives. 

Leaf pickup likely to end soon

Leaf pickup in the City of Marion will possibly be ending early next week.

An exact schedule is not released as it was in the past, because now inmate labor is used and public disclosure of inmate whereabouts can lead to security issues. 
Marion City Administrator Adam Ledford said residents who plan to have their leaves picked up by the city should take action now.

A review of the pickup service will be re-evaluated next week.

See the printed edition of The Crittenden Press for more details about this and other important matters in your community. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Congressman's rep in Marion Thursday

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Congressman Comer's representative
will be at Crittenden County Courthouse
at 11am until noon on Thursday
No Appointment Necessary

Medicare open enrollment at Partners Insurance

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If you're considering a Medicare supplement, act fast. Open enrollment ends Dec. 7.

Call Denise Byarley at Partners Insurance in Marion to schedule an appointment. 

Options vary, and Byarley can perform a free review of your policies and discuss the plan that is best for you. Call today, appointments required.

To build or not to build....

Local leaders are trying decide if the cost is justified to build new 
sidewalks along about three and half city blocks which are not
necessarily a priority right now, but for which thousands of dollars
are available through a federal grant.

See this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press
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Monday, November 18, 2019

Area Deaths

Linda (Conrad) Kupisch, 73, of Marion died Sunday in Florida. Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Claude (W.C.) Kitchen, 96, of Salem died Sunday. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

Work delayed at Smithland Bridge, but...

Works has been slowed a bit at the Smithland Bridge, but it remains open.

The contractor had planned to remove metal plates from the bridge deck yesterday; however, the plates on the bridge are being taken off today. There will be daytime lane restrictions until about 2 p.m., today.

After 2 p.m., the contractor may have intermittent lane restrictions to allow the loading of equipment at the worksite.  Flaggers will attempt to allow timely movement of school bus traffic through the work zone.  The contractor anticipates all work will be completed and the work zone removed by about 6 p.m., today, ending the repairs that started Nov. 1.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Area death

William “Bill” Junior Hearell, 83, of Marion died Friday. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Area Death

Jesse Thomas McMain Jr., 61, of Marion died Friday. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Gilchrist Signing Day Press Conference

Crittenden County High School senior Lauren Gichrist signed a 
letter of intent today at Rocket Arena on the CCHS campus,
making official her plans to play collegiate golf at Murray State.

In next week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press
read about the Numbers Game Gilchrist and her family
played as she grew into a college-recruited golfer.

Smithland Bridge Work ends Sunday

Work on the Smithland Bridge over the Cumberland River in Livingston County is nearing completion.

Traffic should be back to normal across the bridge – with an 80,000 load limit – starting at 8am on Sunday, if all goes as planned.

The bridge has been closed nightly for about two weeks. During the repair period, it has been completely closed to traffic from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. On Sunday, the bridge will not reopen until 8am, giving concrete an extra three hours to dry.

Metal plates will remain on the bridge deck through the day Sunday.  A closure Sunday night will allow the plates to be removed, marking an end to the repair project.

The project included the replacement of beams damaged by overweight trucks crossing the structure, says the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Area Deaths

Harry Steve Koon, 76, of Marion died Monday. Myers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Alene Moss, 80, of Marion died Monday. Gilbert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Christmas Bazaar in Salem Saturday

A Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday at Cumberland River Homes gymnasium, located at 111 N. Hayden Ave., in Salem. 

Items for sale will include homemade decorations, cakes, pies, cookies and other items. 

If you would like to reserve a booth, contact Sandy Barnes at (270) 988-4913 ext. 201 or (270) 564-1979. Booth spaces are $20 each, and proceeds benefit outings for ADT clients.

Students back to school today

Crittenden County Schools will open on a normal schedule today after being closed Tuesday and Wednesday for snow. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

School decision to be made Thursday morning

Crittenden County School District will be checking road conditions in the predawn hours of Thursday to decide whether a delay or cancellation is in order for classes tomorrow.

Slick spots in some areas of the county may remain, so Supt. Vince Clark said school officials will be out early Thursday to double check the roads.

An announcement will be made early Thursday with regard to whether a delay will be necessary, or whether classes can begin on time.

Guess who's in CAF's "Boardinghouse"

Phillis Hardin aka Gladys Klotz (center) works the room with a can of deordorizer, creating quite a stir among “Boardinghouse” guests Sydney Wynn and Becky Tyner-Belt (Martha Willis).

The local actresses are part of a cast and crew that will present this weekend’s Community Arts Foundation play "The Boardinhouse" at Fohs Hall.

An eclectic bunch of misfits are also lodging at the Boardinghouse, providing a backdrop of intrigue and laughter.

There will be two shows this weekend. Saturday night’s 6 p.m., premier is a dinner theater, but tickets for a seat only may be purchased at the door. Seating only is $15. An encore matinee is at 2 p.m., Sunday. It will be show only with no meal.

Read more about the plot and the cast of characters in this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press, which is on newsstands now.

Dining expands at Mulligans Friday

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The large dining room at Mulligans Pizzeria & Pub will open this weekend. Located at Marion Golf & Pool, the restaurant has been open two weeks with limited seating in the bar.

This weekend the full dining area will be open with an expanded menu featuring pizza, burgers, wraps, wings, salads and appetizers.

In addition to the restaurant and bar, there is a game room with a championship size pool table, electronic darts, golf simulator and several televisions for sporting events.

Area death

David A. Nielsen, 85, of Marion died Sunday. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion was in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Schools cancelled in Crittenden on Wednesday

Schools will be closed again on Wednesda in Crittenden County due to icy backroads in the rural part of the county.

This will not be a an NTI/Rocket Way Snow Day and will have be made up at the end of the school year.

Livingston clinic ribbon cutting Thursday

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A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Livingston CARE Clinic in downtown Salem will begin at 3 p.m., Thursday.

The clinic is located in the former Burkhart Clinic next to Glenn's Prescription Center.

Alicia Clark and Sharon Hodges are the APRNs treating patients at the CARE Clinic.

The clinic is managed by Livingston Hospital & Healthcare Services, Inc.

Gator stolen from home in county

A John Deere Gator (like the one pictured here for reference only) was reported stolen from a home on View Road in the eastern part of the county earlier this week.

See The Crittenden Press printed edition for further details.

If you have information that could be helpful to law enforcement, call 270-965-3500.

Today's Closings and Delays

Here are some updates of closings and delays due to weather and road conditions.

Highways are really slick, use extreme caution while driving.


  • No school today in Crittenden County
  • Crittenden County Senior Center is closed
  • Livingston County Senior Center is closed


  • Marion Eye Care Center will open at 10am


  • No school board meeting tonight
  • No extra-curricular school activities today or tonight
  • PACS Transportation will NOT be driving today other than for Medicaid patients only
  • WCA trash pickup in Crittenden County is cancelled today. Because of today's cancellation, pickup the rest of the week will be one day later than normal. If roads remain icy, garbage trucks may not be able to reach some areas of the county.

Students, Scouts help celebrate local veterans

Crittenden County High School's Veterans Day program drew a large crowd Monday at Rocket Arena.

A well-planned program celebrated veterans through the ages. Students wore battle dress from varying eras of Americana conflict and the local Boy Scout Troop (pictured here) was involved.

For more see this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press.

Senior Citizens centers are closed today

Crittenden County Senior Center and Livingston County Senior Center are closed today due to weather and road conditions.

School Board, Council of Councils meeting


A joint meeting of the Crittenden County Board of Education and the Council of Councils will will be held at 5:30pm tonight in the Rocket Arena Conference Room.

This will be a school board working session and well as an opportunity to hear from the school's Council of Councils.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Overview of 21st Century Learning
  • Crittenden County Elementary School Presentations
  • Crittenden County Middle School Presentations
  • Crittenden County High School Presentations
  • What are Crittenden County Schools doing good?
  • What improvements do Crittenden County Schools need?

School board meetings are open to the public.

Monday, November 11, 2019

No School Tuesday in Crittenden County

The first dose of wintry-like weather will close schools on Tuesday in Crittenden County.

Rain, sleet then snow on Monday afternoon and into the evening hours followed by single-digit wind chills were enough for school officials to make an early call on cancelling classes on Tuesday.

The decision was made before 9pm on Monday night as a bitterly cold northern wind and snow covered the grounds and roads, particularly in the northern part of the county.

Smithland bridge open tonight due to weather

Due to weather conditions, the planned overnight closure of the U.S. 60 Cumberland River “Smithland” Bridge in Livingston County will be suspended for tonight.


The bridge will remain open during overnight hours tonight into the morning.


As a reminder, the bridge has a 15 mile per hour work zone speed limit during daylight hours.


The overnight closures are expected to resume tomorrow night, and continue until a repair project on the bridge is completed.

Tri-Rivers recognizes veterans

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Tri-Rivers Healthcare, PLLC is recognizing two of its own today on Veterans Day.

Dr. Michael Gavin and physician assistant Terry Boone served in the Kentucky Army National Guard and U.S. Army, respectively.

Both see patients at Tri-Rivers clinics located in Salem, Marion and Smithland.

Tri-Rivers thanks these gentlemen for their service.

Thank you Veterans for Your Service

Today is Veterans Day across our country.

The holiday started as a day to remember and reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service during World War I.

It was originally called Armistice Day, and was celebrated because of the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the first world war, which was then known as the Great War.

The armistice was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

In 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to celebrate and honor veterans of all wars and conflicts.

To all those who have served and are serving, thank you and God bless you!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

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You're Invited to Veterans Celebration at School Monday

Crittenden County High School will be hosting a Veterans Day Celebration on Monday.

History and social studies teacher Kim Vince says Crittenden County students will present a "Military Through the Ages" program and exhibit a Missing Man table.

Students are in charge of the event.

All students are being encouraged to dress in patriotic colors. There will be special parking arrangements for school personnel and students. They are to use the gravel lot on the west end of campus or the middle school lot. This will allow for parking by guests.

Livingston Hospital CEO Liz Snodgrass, a military veteran, will be the keynote speaker. Snodgrass was the featured speaker at the recent Kentucky Traveling Vietnam War Memorial opening ceremony and drew great accolades from those attending.

Veterans are encouraged to attend if possible.

The event begins at 9am at Rocket Arena and there will be a reception for veterans following the presentation.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Take the big one to Outdoor Obsessions

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Deer hunters, if you take that big buck this weekend, call Robert Kirby.

Outdoor Obsessions is ready to preserve your trophy whitetail.

Robert Kirby is has many years of experience in taxidermy, with several types of deer mounts available. He is committed to offering professional services in a timely manner.

Hunters will be greeted with some of coldest temperatures of the fall when season begins Saturday. By the first of next week, we could see temps in the teens and single-digit windchill.

The rife deer season will last 16 days, ending on Sunday, Nov. 24. While hunters are allowed only one buck over the entire deer hunting season, they can harvest as many does as they’d like in Crittenden and Livingston counties, because both are Zone 1 areas.

To check a harvested deer, have a pencil handy to write down your confirmation number, and dial 1-800-CHK-GAME.

Let this one sink in a for a few seconds

Yes, this Ford Mustang climbed on top of a blue Dodge Ram on Main Street Friday afternoon.

No one was injured in this traffic mishap, and that's the good news.

A teen driver was behind the wheel of the Mustang, which was unable to stop as traffic came to a standstill in front of First United Bank and Subway shortly after 4pm.

Local businessman Johnny Nesbitt was driving the Dodge pickup, pulling about a 16-foot utility trailer.

The Mustang ramped up the trailer into the bed of the pickup with its front tires coming to rest on the back of the cab. Had to be a frightening experience for all involved.

"I thought I had seen it all, but I guess I hadn't until now," said Scott Tabor, who operates Tabor's Towing and Repair and was able to separate the two.

Honoring Veterans with Savings

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Feagan's Furniture is celebrating our country's veterans with a sale!

On Saturday and Monday, shoppers will receive 20 percent off accessories storewide, including Christmas decor. Also, reclining furniture is $25 off on these two days only. More than 50 recliners in stock!

Stop by Feagan's to celebrate with savings.

Largest meth bust in history of Marion

More details have emerged about that armed fugitive who was arrested Wednesday sleeping behind the wheel of a vehicle parked in a random driveway just a few blocks from the city police station.

Josh Jones, 31, of Marion had escaped from a halfway house in Louisville in July. He had also eluded officers in a vehicle chase on Sunday, Oct. 27 in the northern part of the county.

Jones was captured this week sleeping in a parked car in a driveway on West Depot Street.

Police say that inside his car they found a 9mm handgun with a high-capacity clip, 341.6 grams (or 12.2 ounces) of methamphetamine worth about $30 a gram on the streets, 2.7 ounces of marijuana, 10 hydrocodone pills, other drug paraphernalia and more than $2,500 in cash.

It was the largest methamphetamine bust ever by city or county law enforcement.

A fugitive arrest warrant from Louisville says Jones was serving a 31-year sentence for drug trafficking, theft and flagrant non-support convictions in Livingston and Crittenden counties.

The warrant also says his scheduled release date was in 2035 prior to these latest changes, which includes escape, a weapons charge and multiple drug charges associated with this week's arrest.

He is being held at the Crittenden County Detention Center.

For further details on this arrest, see the upcoming printed edition of The Crittenden Press.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Bunch Brothers has upcoming auction

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Bunch Brothers Auctioneers will sell real estate and personal property of James Michael Rushing on Nov. 16.

Located on U.S. 60 West in Marion, the property includes a two-bedroom house on 2.5 acres.

A complete listing of furniture, antiques and land specifications can be found on the Bunch Brothers website.

The sale begins at 10 a.m., Nov. 16.

Area Death

Lynda Jennings, 75, of Salem died Wednesday. Boyds Funeral and Cremations Services is in charge of arrangements.

Comedy on Fohs stage Nov. 16-17

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The comedy Boardinghouse will be presented on two dates next weekend in Marion.

Held at historic Fohs Hall, the production is sponsored by the Community Arts Foundation and is directed by Phyllis Sykes. A half-dozen local actors make up the cast, including newcomers Sydney Wynn, Shanna West and Phillis Hardin. Veteran Becky Tyner-Belt also has a lead role in the play.

The play begins at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Local turnout good, county strongly red

Crittenden Countians showed up strongly at the polls today and went largely for incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, who appears to have lost narrowly statewide to Democratic challenger Andy Beshear, the state’s attorney general.

With 99 percent of the statewide ballots counted, Beshear has 49.2 percent of the vote and Gov. Bevin 48.8 percent. Locally, Bevin received 67 percent of the vote. The outcome of this race statewide will likely not be determined until early Wednesday morning.

Crittenden sided heavily with the GOP as did the entire state – at least on the lower part of the ticket.

In Crittenden County, turnout was 45 percent, quite high for an election without local races.

For a complete wrapup of local election returns, see this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press which will have precinct by precinct results. Your weekly newspaper will be on newsstands at about noon on Wednesday.

Johnson's has November give-aways

It's give-away time at Johnson's Furniture and Appliances.
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When you make a purchase of any bedding, furniture or appliance during November, you can register to win one of five great gifts, one of which is queen-size bedding.

Johnson's on Main Street in Marion is giving away an Ashley dining cart, three Million Dollar Rustic occasional tables and a Revive Renue Euro-top queen bedding set.

Buck Expo at Marion Baptist Friday

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Try your hand at scoring big deer, listen to special guest Dr. Joe Bufford and you might even win in a gun or other door prizes at the 12th annual Big Buck Expo at Marion Baptist Church.

Marion Baptist hosts the event on the eve of the opening day of modern gun season in Kentucky. The Deer Hunting Extravaganza Buck Expo begins at 7 p.m., Friday at the Family Life Center.

Families are welcome. Food is provided.

One-lane traffic allowed now on Main

There has been a change of plans after a number of issues with tractor-trailers and other big trucks using a narrow detours on city side streets while work on Main Street is underway.

This morning a state highway crew began flagging for one-lane traffic through the construction area. 

A contractor has been making improvements to curbs and gutters along Main Street since last week. The work was scheduled for about two weeks.

Election Day across Kentucky

Polls are open today from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone in line to vote at 6 p.m. will get to vote.

Today's election is mostly about statewide constitutional office, including governor.

Unsure where you vote? Call the county clerk’s office at (270) 965-3403 or visit

Crittenden County’s 12 voting precincts and their voting locations are:

District 1
Emmanuel Baptist Church Marion 2
Mattoon Fire Department Rosebud 11
District 2
Deer Creek Baptist Church Sheridan 9
Tolu Community Center Tolu 10
District 3
Marion Ed-Tech Center Marion 4
Grace Baptist Church Frances 8
District 4
Crittenden Courthouse Marion 1
Crittenden Public Library Fords Ferry  5
District 5
St. William Catholic Church Marion 6
Mexico Baptist Church Frances 7
District 6
Marion Baptist Church Marion 3
Shady Grove Fire Dept. Shady Grove  12

Monday, November 4, 2019

CARE clinic open house Nov. 14 in Salem

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An open house for the new Livingston CARE Clinic on Main Street in Salem will be held Nov. 14. This is located in the former Burkhart Clinic next to Glenn's Prescription Center.

Providers for the clinic operated by Livingston Hospital and Healthcare Services are Alicia Clark and Sharon Hodges, both APRN.

Tour the clinic, meet providers and help welcome the new medical office to the community.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Area Death

Barbara Goolsby, 53, of Marion died Friday. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Hayride Full at Fohs Hall Tonight

The local musical and variety show, Old Kentucky Hayride, packed Fohs Hall tonight.

This was the second show this year produced by local artists. It has become one of the hottest events in the community. Tickets sold out more than two weeks ago.

More than 400 people attended the Saturday night show.

See this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press for more coverage.

Set your clocks back tonight

Daylight Saving Time ends tonight.

Standard Time returns at 2 a.m., on Sunday morning and the clocks will stay on Standard Time until March 29, 2020.

Some states would like to stay on Daylight Saving Time, but federal law prohibits it at this time. Hawaii and Arizona opted out of the time change in the 1960s, when it was allowable.

Top 10 finish for Keller at state meet

Crittenden County junior Kate Keller runs the Kentucky State Class A Cross Country 5K in 20:16.9 to earn a Top 10 finish in Lexington.

The Rockets qualified 10 runners for the state meet.

See the upcoming printed edition of The Crittenden Press for details of the rest of the field.

Don't Forget: Mock Disaster is this afternoon

Crittenden County Emergency Management along with Crittenden Community Hospital and other emergency response agencies will be conducting a Mock Disaster Drill on Saturday.

The exercise aimed at honing skills, training and testing readiness of first responders will begin at 4 p.m. The drill will be held at Lake George also known as Marion City Lake. While most of the activity will be centered in that area, emergency vehicles running lights and sirens will be prevalent in the community during the event.

Chuck Hoover, director of Emergency Management in the county, said details of the fake disaster are a well kept secret because coordinators want to make it feel as real as possible. He said it could be something to do with a water rescue since it’s at the lake or perhaps an automobile crash. There could even be a search and rescue operation worked into the plan.

“Whatever we do, it must exceed the hospital’s capacity,” Hoover said, pointing to the emergency room’s space. “There will probably be eight or nine patients.”

The Local Boy Scouts Troop 3030 will serve as role players, either patients or bystanders.
Hoover said Crittenden Community Hospital is required to have a mock drill more regularly than the local emergency management team. This particular drill is largely to meet the hospital’s needs. Joey Jones is responsible for emergency response at the hospital, Hoover said, and he will be helping to orchestrate the exercise.

“We want to involve as many response agencies as possible,” Hoover said.

It’s going to look and feel like a major news-making event to residents and motorists in the community when alarms start blaring on Saturday afternoon.

Besides law enforcement and the hospital, Crittenden EMS, local fire departments, AirEvac and others will be involved in the mock disaster.