Wednesday, August 31, 2022

A-Z Cleaning has client openings

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If you are looking for cleaning assistance at your home or business, contact Leah Eggleston.

Eggleston at A-Z Cleaning believes Clean Spaces
Create Happy Faces!

Call today for free estimates.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Fire department dispatched to extinguish burning lawnmower

Marion Fire Department has been dispatched to a fire in the backyard of a home in Greenwood Heights.

A lawn mower located behind the home was on fire but not affecting nearby structures at the time.

Job Corps Center seeks employees

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The Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center now has a $15 minimum wage.

The Union County center is seeking employees at a competitive salary with a benefits package and opportunities for advancement. 

View current job openings at

Livingston Hospital conducting health survey

Livingston Hospital & Healthcare Services is in the process of conducting a community health needs assessment. 
By scanning the QR code, a short survey offered in conjunction with the University of Kentucky leads respondents through a series of personal and community health questions.

The survey asks about respondents' healthcare habits, such as whether they receive routine care and where, as well as eating habits and general healthcare needs in the community.

It also asks the the types of hospitalization and services received by members of the household.

Survey responses are anonymous.

Dove season opens Thursday; local hunting options

There are two public dove hunting fields in Crittenden County, both in the northern part of the county. 

Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area will again have an area set aside for hunting, and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has what is called a cooperator field on Fishtrap Road northeast of Mattoon off KY 654. 

In Union County, Higginson-Henry WMA also has some dove hunting opportunities. 

See the Kentucky Dove Hunting Guide for more information.  

Dove season will open on its traditional date at 11 a.m., Sept. 1. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources offers 90 public fields with more than 1,000 acres on which to hunt doves this year.

The daily dove bag limit remains 15 doves, with a 90-day season in three segments. The first segment of dove season closes Oct. 26. The second segment opens Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) and closes Dec. 4, while the third segment opens Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and closes Jan. 15, 2023.

In addition to a valid Kentucky hunting license and a Kentucky Migratory Bird/Waterfowl permit, hunters must also have their Harvest Information Program (HIP) confirmation number prior to heading afield. To get their confirmation number, hunters must visit the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website and click the “My Profile" tab to answer a brief survey about their migratory bird hunting activities during the previous year.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Crittenden County Schools back in action

School Calendar 

Crittenden County School District opened its fall term this morning. 

The Aug. 29 start was the latest in many years. 

By starting later, the district gets more flexibility in its scheduled, which can come in handy later in the year if winter weather poses a problem. 

The Kentucky General Assembly approved the change in school schedules a few years ago. 

Districts can opt to delay their start date at least until the Monday closest to Aug. 26. If they do, the state allows them to use a "variable student instructional year" that still must meet the state-mandated minimum of 1,062 hours, but does not require them to fulfill the 170-day requirement. In general, Kentucky requires public schools to have a minimum of 170 days of instruction per year with at least 1,062 hours of instructional time.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Lady Rockets play for All A title Saturday

Crittenden County’s soccer team will play in the All A Classic Second Region championship at 6pm Saturday at Princeton.

The Lady Rockets are 3-1-1 on the season and will play Caldwell County, which has a record of 4-1.

This is the second straight season that Crittenden has advanced to the All A title match. Last year, the girls lost to UHA in the regional final.

Pictured is Crittenden County senior Taylor Guess at the mouth of the goal during a recent match.

Fohs Hall hosts fall arts events

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Several events are coming up at Fohs Hall, including a concert by Terry Mike Jeffrey presenting music from Elvis Presley and Neil Diamond. Tickets are available at The Crittenden Press, Bowtanicals and at

Additionally, an arts display featuring hand-made crafts will be held in September. Sponsored by the Community Arts Foundation, Fall Into the Arts will feature vendors, displays and stage performances. Contact 
Lexi Millikan at or (605) 430-5968 to reserve 
space or for more information.

For more events or to purchase tickets visit

Historic Fohs Hall is available for rentals by contact Elliot West at 
(270) 965-2056.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Back to School with Superintend Tonya Driver

New school Superintendent Tonya Driver and Crittenden Press Editor 
Chris Evans discuss an array of back-to-school topics in this video.

Lions Club building available for rental

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The Lions Club building at the fairgrounds in Marion is available for a variety of rentals.

The building has hosted community dinners, parties, meetings, pageants and wedding receptions since it was constructed, and is available for rent for those and other purposes.

The building contains a spacious commercial kitchen.

If you are planning a special event this year, consider the Lions Club building. Rates vary. 

For more information, contact Natalie Parish. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Superload on I-24 this morning

A specialized hauler plans to move a superload along Interstate 24 through parts of Lyon, Caldwell and Trigg counties this morning.

This superload plans to leave the Eddyville Riverport early this morning and travel KY 93 southbound to the KY 293 Princeton-Eddyville Exit 45 Interchange, then head east on I-24.

Once it enters I-24, the load will move at about 40 miles per hour with a police escort and support vehicles.

Motorists should be alert for this slow-moving load and use appropriate caution.  Patience will be required, particularly where the overweight/over-dimensional load is making turns.  Motorists who encounter this superload should pay close attention to directions from police escorting the caravan.

Once the slow-moving caravan reaches the U.S. 68 Cadiz Exit 65 Interchange, the 960,000 pound superload will head east on U.S. 68 toward Hopkinsville.

Governor calls 3-day session for flood relief


Gov. Andy Beshear has called a special session of the General Assembly starting Wednesday at noon to provide relief for areas of eastern Kentucky that have been dealing with the historic flooding that happened in late July.

According to the language of the proclamation issued Tuesday afternoon calling lawmakers to Frankfort, the special session agenda will consist of three items:

--Establish appropriate funding to, and provide for the administration of the Eastern Kentucky State Aid Funding for Emergencies, or EKSAFE, fund.

--Amend the state law relating to the West Kentucky State Aid Funding for Emergencies, or WKSAFE, fund, passed after the December 2021 tornado outbreak by extending it through June 30, 2026.

--Provide relief for Eastern Kentucky school districts impacted by the flooding emergency, in particular by relaxing requirements relating to the number of student attendance days, leave for teachers, and remote learning. Also, to provide relief for western and eastern Kentucky school districts impacted by the tornado and flooding emergencies, by setting forth new requirements relating to ... read more at Kentucky Today.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

More back to school events on tap


Bottled water distribution will end next week

As Marion's tensions ease in its drinking water crisis thanks to normal rainfall and third-party suppliers of potable water, the city has announced that it will terminate the bottled water giveaway program at the former armory after next week.

See this week's full edition of The Crittenden Press for all of the latest information on the city's continuing struggle to keep customers in water.

Pictured is Crittenden County Emergency Management Director Jason Hurley moving water at the armory. In the background is volunteer Larry Yates. 

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Monday, August 22, 2022

Here are certified local inspectors

Here is a list of state-approved Crittenden County inspectors:

Local Building Inspector
Pat Rhodes

State Building Inspector 
Alisha Menser  270-875-869

State Manufactured Housing Inspector
Jonathan Creekmore   606-219-5064

State Electrical Inspector
Tony Mercer 270-601-1698
State Elevator Inspector
Jacob Menser 270-226-4742

HVAC Inspector
Melissa Smalley / 270-752-0675 

Plumbing Inspector
John Baird 
502-234-8844 or 270-965-5215 
Office hours: Monday 8-9 a.m.
Crittenden County Health Department
190 Industrial Drive, Marion, KY 42064

Health Department Environmentalist
Greg Hodge 

Boiler Inspector
Billy Yarbrough 502-682-2839

Fire Inspectors
Chuck Bradley or Cynthia Tackett  502-573-0388  502-573-0388

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Rocket golfers win All A Classic

Rocket golfers from left are
Grayson Davidson, Jaxon Hatfield,
Parker Kayse, Jeremiah Foster
and Avery Belt.
Crittenden County High School golf team won the All A Classic Saturday at Deer Lakes Golf Course in Salem.

The Rockets' five golfers shot a combined 357, edging out Caldwell County by two strokes.

Travis Perry of Lyon County won the individual title with a two-over-par 74. Crittenden's Jeremiah Foster was second with a 76.

Other Rockets competing were Grayson Davidson 84, Avery 
Belt 91, Parker Kayse 104 and Jaxon Hatfield 107.

A new semi-state golf round will send the Rocket golfers to Gibson Bay Sept. 11.

On the ladies side, Addie Hatfield shot 99 and Brylee Conyer 102 to advance individual competition Sept. 10 at University of Arlington.

"I am so thrilled for both the boys and girls, they have all been working hard on their game," said Coach Vicki Hatfield.

See more in this week's Crittenden Press.

Marion lifts boil water order

Shortly after 10 a.m., this morning, Marion Water Department lifted the boil order that had been in place since July 7.

Flushing and other maintenance exercises to get the chemistry right had been ongoing for several days.

The town's Phase 3 Water Conservation Order remains in place.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Really fast fiber internet coming to area

Local experts say the build-out of a fiber internet service over Kenergy's power infrastructure will no doubt live up to its billing. 

Problem is, it may take a while.

An article in this week's full-edition of The Crittenden Press explores the announcement by a third-party company working with Kenergy to provide incredibly fast, and affordable, internet to rural Crittenden County and other nearby areas. 

In our article, some local experts weigh in on what this could mean for a long-underserved area of the state. 

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The Crittenden Press

Founders Day 3-on-3 is Aug. 27

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The annual Founders Day 3-on-3 tournament sponsored by 
Akridge Farm Supply is Aug. 27.

Games will be played for girls and boys divisions in several
age categories.

Entry forms are available at Akridge's two locations – in 
Eddyville and Fredonia.

Deadline to enter is Aug. 23.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Press publishes annual Back-to-School information

There will be several new faces in the Crittenden County School District and some familiar faces in different roles when classes resume Aug. 29.

This week's Press has profiles on new personnel and a host of other back-to-school information you need.  Find dates for open houses at each school, bus routes and driver information, the 2022-2023 school calendar and more.

Grab a copy today and be in the know!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Lady Rockets advance to All A championship

More details in this week's Crittenden Press newspaper. 

Monday, August 15, 2022

Final preschool screening Sept. 1

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If your child will be attending preschool in Crittenden County but they have not undergone a preschool screening, there is another opportunity.

Three- and four-year-olds can be screened between 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 1.

To register, call the elementary school at (270) 965-2243.

Friday, August 12, 2022

More city water line flushing starting Sunday

City officials had hoped to late this week lift the boil water order that’s been in place for more than a month, but more work is needed to clear the distribution system of stagnant water. 

Starting Sunday, be on the lookout for lots of flushing from hydrants citywide. That flushing could cause low pressure, discolored water and air in lines for some customers. 

A good bit of flushing was done this past week, but more is needed to fully clean the system. 

Chlorine and bacterial levels are getting much closer to normal, city officials have said, however, the chemistry is not right for consumption just yet. 

Because Old City Lake’s level had dropped so low, raw water has been difficult to treat over the past few weeks. Coupled with conservation measures that have limited flow in pipes, water has become somewhat stagnant throughout the system, making it more challenging to reach proper chemistry and to keep it there. 

City Maintenance Director Garry Gerard says flushing operations will be conducted at night most of next week. Crews will be dumping water from the system from 9 p.m., until 5 a.m., daily Sunday through Thursday. 

“Each night we will do a different section of town,” Gerard said.

Officials are hopeful that the additional flushing will allow customers to begin drinking the water again at some point in the near future. 

The Kentucky National Guard completed its mission in Marion on Friday. The guard had hauled water in tankers, operated pumps filling and unloading tankers and distributing bottled water at the former armory.

"We are now solely relying on community volunteers for help with water distribution," said Crittenden County Emergency Management Director Jason Hurley. 

To volunteer, call Marion City Hall. 

Raw water hauling from the Tradewater River and Mill Bluff Spring has been suspended until further need arises. 

Press owners chosen for Kentucky's Al Smith Award

Chris and Allison Evans, owners and publishers of The Crittenden Press, have been chosen as winners of the 2022 Al Smith Award for public service through community journalism by Kentuckians.

Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues in the University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism and Media said, “The Crittenden Press has long been a standout newspaper in West Kentucky, from the days when Allison’s family, the Micks, owned it. It has always punched above its weight and set an example for others to follow.”

The Institute presents the Smith Award with the Bluegrass Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The society’s president Tom Martin said, “The Press is the embodiment of a vital community newspaper.”

The Smith Award is named for the late Albert P. Smith Jr., who was the driving force for creation of the Institute, headed its advisory board and was its chair emeritus until his death in March 2021 at the age of 94. He published newspapers in Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee, was founding producer and host of KET’s “Comment on Kentucky,” and federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission. He was the first winner of the award.

“We are flattered beyond words and incredibly humbled by this distinction,” said Crittenden Press Publisher Chris Evans. “We must say, however, that the true credit goes to our loyal readers and advertisers, our staff and our community and its leaders, who give us remarkable insight and access to news, entertainment and sports. 

“We are blessed beyond understanding, and are driven by scripture that reminds us, “From those who much is given, much is expected,” Evans added. “We are grateful to the Institute for Rural Journalism, the Kentucky Press Association, and all others who support community journalism.”

The award will be presented at the Al Smith Awards Dinner Nov. 3 at the Embassy Suites Lexington on Newtown Pike, near Interstate 64/75. Winners of the Institute’s national Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, tenacity and integrity in rural journalism, to be announced soon, will also be recognized at the event.

Read More about the Evans's selection at the Institute for Rural Journalism or at the Kentucky Press Association Facebook page or in the national tabloid Publisher's Auxiliary

Marion police looking for stolen vehicle

Marion Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding a stolen vehicle.

Police Sgt. Heath Martin says a dark gray, single-cab2004 Ford Ranger pickup with Kentucky Plate 403CZH was stolen in Marion today. The truck has a custom license plate on the front reading, "Poppy."

Sgt. Martin said Justin Burnett, 45, is a person of interest in the matter. He is a white male, 5-foot-7 and 140 pounds. He was last seen waring a black shirt, black shorts, black ball cap and black water shoes. 

The vehicle was last seen traveling southward on South Main Street at 8:38 a.m. 

Burnett is believed to be traveling to Illinois or possibly Paducah.  

Martin said Burnett is not a Marion resident, and had only been seen here for the first time on Thursday. 

Burnett should not be approached. Please notify your local Police or Marion Police Department at 270-965-3500 or 911 if you encountered the suspect.

Mexico church 100 year celebration this weekend

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Mexico Baptist Church is celebrating 100 years this weekend.

The rural Crittenden County Church located off Ky. 70 will recognize its heritage with a Mexican Fiesta, Homecoming on Sunday featuring Old Fashioned Day.

Members and guests are encouraged to dress as though it were 1922 on Sunday. 

Games and inflatables for kids will be on the church grounds Saturday night.

Sykes' death ruled as accidental drowning

Autopsy results show that Marion City Councilwoman Phyllis Sykes drowned in her backyard pool on Wednesday, July 27.

A friend found Sykes face down in her above-ground swimming pool the night she drowned. Sykes had told acquaintances earlier in the day that she planned to clean her backyard pool that afternoon. A pool vacuum hose was found on the deck near the water, and Sykes was wearing a swim suit when discovered. 

Friends say she had an intolerance for very hot weather. That afternoon, the temperature was 89 degrees with humidity near 100 percent. 

Coroner Brad Gilbert said the autopsy, which was done in Louisville by a state medical examiner, found no other contributing cause of death beyond drowning. A toxicology study was also clear.

Sykes had spoken on the phone to a fellow city council member at about 4:30 p.m., the afternoon of her death. She is believed have been in the water for at least two hours prior to being found and pronounced dead at 10:38 p.m.

Marion Police Sgt. Heath Martin, who is the lead officer in the death investigation, said there was absolutely no evidence of foul play, and no further evidence at the scene indicated what might have happened to cause Sykes to accidentally drown.

The 75-year-old Sykes was among three candidates for mayor in the upcoming November election. She had attended a couple of city-related meetings the day of her death and no one saw any indication of her being anything other than her normal energetic self.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Foundation Wiffle Ball raises almost $70K

Local girls win championship
The annual Jake Hodge Foundation Wiffle Ball Tournament held in Princeton has raised nearly $70,000 for scholarships that will benefit students from Crittenden, Caldwell, Lyon, Livingston and Trigg counties. 

The event draws hundreds of players and fans to miniature ballparks at the home of Ken and Katie Parker. Despite losing their home to the December tornado, the Parkers were able to host the benefit tournament for the 10th straight year.

The foundation was created as a memorial to the legacy of Jake Hodge, who was the son of local teachers and coaches Denis and Shannon Hodge.

The Wiffle Ball Wonders, a women’s team made up almost exclusively of Crittenden County athletes and alumni, won the National League division championship and itself raised more than $10,000.

Tourism sponsors free swim day Saturday

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Marion Tourism Commission is sponsoring a free swim day Saturday 
at Marion Golf & Pool.

Between 11:30-5:30 p.m., the pool will be open to anyone at no cost.

The pro shop will be open to purchase snacks throughout the day.

The final free swim day of the summer is Aug. 25.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

SHINE back-to-school event at Emmanuel

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Emmanuel Baptist Church will hold its back to school fellowship event Sunday from 4-7 p.m.

Fun and games for kids are the highlight of SHINE (Sharing His Incredible News Everywhere).

Emmanuel Baptist is located in Greenwood Heights, east of Food Giant.

Snow cones, hot dogs, popcorn and inflatables will be included in the fun

PreSchool Screening is Wednesday

Preschool screening for children ages 3 and 4 will be held from 8:30 a.m., to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10 by appointment only at Crittenden County Elementary School. Call for an appointment 270-965-2243. 

Take a copy of the child’s brith certificate and proof of income to the appointment. 

More coverage in this week's Press

In case you didn't get enough of the Crittenden County Lions Club Fair, which wrapped up Saturday with the annual demolition derby, this week's full edition of The Crittenden Press will have lots of fair coverage, including a complete list of fair contest and exhibit winners and ribbons.

Monday, August 8, 2022

H&R Block has tax program

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Being an H&R Block tax pro is as much about refunds as it is about relationships.

If you love numbers and helping people, consider H&R Block's Income Tax Course.

People with tax preparation experience are encouraged to take the Tax Knowledge Assessment, which could lead to a fulfilling career with H&R Block.

Visit to learn more.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Chandler accepts Ag Hall of Fame honor

Tommy Chandler of the Mattoon area was recognized Friday morning at the 4-H Crittenden County Lions Club Fair Breakfast at the Agriculture Building at the fairgrounds.

Chandler, 70, was inducted into the Crittenden County Agriculture Hall of Fame. Chandler raised hogs for several years and developed the county's first confined farrowing operation. Read more about his story in this week's full edition of The Crittenden Press.

Introducing Chandler and pictured with him was local 4-Her and Kentucky Teen Council Representative Kailyn Stokes. 

Tonight at the fairgrounds is the Enduro Derby starting at 7 p.m.

Saturday night will be the Demolition Derby starting at 7 p.m., with nine categories.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Saturday is FREE day at local pool

There will be no charge for swimmers Saturday, Aug. 6 at Marion Golf & Pool.

As a gesture to the community, Marion Tourism Commission has paid for everyone's fee.

Estate sale Friday-Sunday

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An estate sale this weekend will sell the housewares and collectibles of  Dottie McClure Doom Manley.

Located on KY 70 in Crittenden County, the sale will be held Aug. 5-7.

See ad at right for a complete list. 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

PreSchool Screening: Make an appointment

Preschool screening for children ages 3 and 4 will be held from 8:30 a.m., to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10 by appointment only at Crittenden County Elementary School. 

Call for an appointment 270-965-2243. 

Take a copy of the child’s brith certificate and proof of income to the 

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Marion City Council Live from City Hall

 Watch tonight's Marion City Council meeting at either link below:

Crittenden Press You Tube Channel

Crittenden Press Facebook Page

Estate sale this weekend on KY 70

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An estate sale this weekend will sell the housewares and collectibles of  Dottie McClure Doom Manley.

Located on KY 70 in Crittenden County, the sale will be held Aug. 5-7.

See ad at right for a complete list.

Heavy rains opens door for Marion relief

Water is running over the spillway
at Old City Lake this morning.
For the first time in about two months, rainwater has filled Old City Lake to the point it's running over the spillway. 

That's a blessing for city leaders and residents who are combating the ongoing water shortage.

At the water plant next to Old City Lake, the rain gauge caught 2.4 inches of precipitation overnight. The downpour filled the lake and even washed away sandbags placed on top of the spillway. Those had been arranged on the top of the dam with hopes of allowing the reservoir to catch additional water. However, the force of so much water in a short period of time washed away the bags.

"In light of recent rainfall in the Marion watershed, the City of Marion will be conducting limited flushing today," said City Administrator Adam Ledford.

The decision to flush water lines was made after reviewing the water now being held in Old City Lake and in Lake George, and after Marion leaders consulted with Kentucky Division of Water specialists. 

"The efforts will be focused on improving chlorine levels on the ends of the system so the boil water advisory may be re-evaluated," Ledford said.

For now, however, the boil advisory has not been lifted and the Stage 3 Conservation Order remains in place.

"We continue to express the need to conserve water while following Stage 3 restriction guidelines and the burn ban," Ledford said.

There will also be a temporary hold put on raw water hauling because the old lake continues to run over the spillway. 

Monday, August 1, 2022

Councilwoman Browning files as write-in for mayor

Three-term City Councilwoman D'Anna Browning has filed as a write-in for mayor of Marion.

In a statement Monday afternoon, following her filing, Browning said:

In light of recent events, I’ve prayerfully decided to run as a write-in candidate for Mayor in November. These last few months have been difficult for all of us. Unbelievable, at times. We need and deserve timely communication. My hope is to provide free flowing communication on all aspects of the city government that affect our lives. We have to continue to move forward with competent, bold and decisive leadership.

Councilwoman Phyllis Sykes, 75, was among three individuals who had met a June deadline to file for the mayoral race. She died unexpectedly last week, leaving Councilman Donnie Arflack and Job Corps instructor Austin Valentine Jr., as the only candidates in a race for mayor during the November general election.

Browning has served six years on the city council. She is a materials buyer and planner at Siemens in Marion.

Stay tuned to The Crittenden Press for further details.

Tuesday is Fair Exhibit Registration

Crittenden County Lions Club Fair and Crittenden County Extension Service Presents:
2022 Crittenden County Family Consumer Science Exhibits Open Division:
Class List:
Photography: Best color and Best black and white photo
Needlework: Crochet or knit item, Embroidered, cross-stitched, crewel, tatted or similar item
Sewing:  Clothing item or Non-clothing
Enter exhibits Tuesday, August 2nd from 11-3
Exhibit viewing Wednesday August 3rd from 1-6pm and Thursday August 4th from 11-3pm
Entry pick up Friday, August 5th after fair breakfast

Crittenden County Lions Club Fair and Crittenden County Extension Service presents:
2022 Crittenden County Fair Garden Exhibits Open Division:
Class List:
Two tomatoes, slicing size
Three cucumbers, slicing size
Three squash, yellow
Five ears of sweet corn
Ten blackberries, any variety
Basket display of mixed vegetables, fruit and herbs
Largest vegetable by weight
Best daylily bloom
Best Flower Arrangement
Best other flower bloom
Enter Exhibits Tuesday, August 2nd from 11-3pm
Judging on Tuesday, August 2nd
Exhibit viewing Wednesday, August 3rd from 1 -6pm and Thursday, August 4th from 11-3pm
Entry pick up Friday, August 5th after fair breakfast

Governor stops in; council meets Tuesday

Gov. Beshear talks with guardsmen at the
bottled water distribution center.
Marion City Council will begin the process of replacing Councilwoman Phyllis Sykes, who died unexpectedly last week. The council meets at 5pm Tuesday at city hall with that matter on the agenda as well as an update of various aspects of the ongoing water crisis.

Gov. Andy Beshear was in town this morning. He visited the former armory where bottled water is being given away and talked with local leaders about the response to the water crisis.

The Crittenden Press will have complete details of his visit and all of the latest news on the water crisis in this week's full edition, which will be on newsstands Wednesday.