Friday, September 30, 2022

Political forum Tuesday at Fohs Hall

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A forum Tuesday, Oct. 4 will feature candidates for state and local races.

Coordinated by the Republican and Democratic parties, the event is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., at Fohs Hall. Candidates from both parties have been invited to participate.

The event will include comments from candidates and some questions posed to candidates.

Vendors will available and door prizes distributed throughout the 

Crittenden Bale Trail Begins Oct. 13

Crittenden County Bale Trail kicks off Oct. 13, and Crittenden County Extension Service is encouraging local residents to start getting creative with their hay bales. 

Participants who are decorating hay bales are encouraged to call the Extension Service to register at 270-965-5236. By submitting photos and an address where the artistic hay structure can be found, participants will be put on an official Crittenden County Bale Trail map. 

A contest will be hosted on the Facebook page, “Crittenden County Bale Trail,” and the photo with the most Likes will be named grand champion on Nov. 5. 

There is no cost to participate. 

Hay bale tours will begin Oct. 14. Maps will be available at the Extension office, located on U.S. 60 East, about a one-tenth of a mile outside of Marion. Non-perishable food items will be collected during the contest period and can be deposited behind the Extension office. Donated items will be delivered to the Crittenden County Food Bank.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Rescue squad solicity donations by mail

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The Crittenden County Rescue Squad is conducting its annual fall fundraiser.

Organizers will be mailing envelopes to homes, and caution that no one will call or come to your door to solicit donations.

The Crittenden County Rescue Squad relies solely on donations, and 100% of the money collected will be explicitly by the volunteer organization.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

D'Anna Browning Write-In Candidate for Mayor

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In the News this Week in Crittenden County


This week's full edition of The Crittenden Press is packed with information about your community that you will find nowhere else. 

From a look at the two sheriff's candidates and some hocus pocus water witching to defections from city hall and sheriff's department, The Crittenden Press has details on a variety of issues that impact the community you live in.

The Crittenden Press is your primary source of news and information for this community. We’re proud to serve our community and we take great pride in bringing you real news, sports reporting and other information that helps you know what’s going on in town and across the county. Help ensure that real reporting continues in this community by subscribing today. You can subscribe online to the full version of the newspaper for only $2.95 a month. Try our new e-Edition newspaper emailed straight to your inbox every Wednesday. Click here to subscribe.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

City Administrator leaving for another job

Marion City Administrator Adam Ledford has this morning told Mayor Jared Byford that on Oct. 14 he will be leaving the administrative position he's held for almost six years.

Ledford will be taking a similar position at a town in eastern Tennessee. 

For more details on the city administrator's notice of resignation, see this week's full edition of The Crittenden Press, which will be on newsstands Wednesday. 

Croft, Jones together at new Fredonia clinic

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Jill Croft, APRN, has joined the staff of Fredonia Family Practice. She joins longtime APRN Beverly Jones.

Croft will see patients beginning Oct. 6 on Thursday and Friday. 

Jones will continuing seeing patients Monday through Wednesday.

The new Fredonia Family Practice Clinic is located near the northern city limits of Fredonia at the location of the former Brenda's Kitchen.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Burn ban in effect for Crittenden County

Due to the number of fires recently, the current extended dry and warmer than normal weather, and the outlook for continued dry and warmer than normal weather, County Judge-Executive Perry Newcom announced implementation Monday afternoon of a burn ban for Crittenden County.  

This ban is under authority of KRS 149.401 and prohibits all outdoor burning until such time the ban is lifted by public notice from Newcom's office.

Newcom said after speaking with a Regional Forestry representative Monday and looking at the projected dry forecast, he felt if best to issue the burn ban even though the fall burning season restrictions were set to go in place next week.  

Due to the ban, the county's brush yard will be closed until further notice.

Browning is write-in candidate for Marion mayor

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Marion native D'Anna Browning is seeking election as a write-in candidate for Marion mayor.

Browning is a current city council member and decided to run after the sudden death of councilwoman Phyllis Sykes. Sykes 
had filed to run for mayor before her passing.

Browning is working to educate voters on the write-in process. 

Voters must simply fill in the square below Candidate 1 and Candidate 2 on the ballot and write in her name.

Browning is a graduate of Crittenden County High School and Murray State University and is employed by Siemens.

Beef program held at Extension Annex

A Beef Quality Assurance Training will be held at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Crittenden County Extension Annex.

The class is free. The Kentucky Beef Council and Livestock Marketing Association are sponsoring producer certification for the month of September. Certification is required at some precondition sales. 

The class counts toward CAIP education credit and serves as a refresher course for cattle handling and processing.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Victory Gardens closing Friday

Crittenden County’s Victory Gardens near the park will close for the season after distribution on Friday, Sept. 30. 

The community gardens will have typical late summer produce until that time. 

The gardens and distribution are tended by work-release inmates from the Crittenden County Detention Center.

Friday, September 23, 2022

City Hall calls for attention to water conservation

Marion City Hall has issued a notice to its drinking water customers, asking them to be mindful of the water shortage and to slow usage. 

Continued dry weather is projected for the next 10 days or more, and there are other issues complicating Marion’s ability to serve its customers during the ongoing water crisis.

There are a number of factors affecting the current water situation in Marion. Namely the following.

  • A lack of rainfall in the past couple of weeks.
  • An extended dry forecast.
  • High demand for water due to these dry conditions.
  • Dropping water level at Old City Lake due to evaporation.
  • Backwashing and cleaning at Marion’s water plant to clear up issues that have been causing water quality problems. This process uses additional water for flushing exercises. 
  • Crittenden-Livingston Water District is experiencing a major leak and it has yet to be located. So the county has been forced to back off the amount of water being piped to Marion.

A perfect storm of problems is erasing some sense of normalcy that had settled over the water crisis in recent weeks, which may be leading customers to increase their usage. Marion leaders want to stress that conserving water remains absolutely necessary to avoid further complications.

Following is the statement issued late Friday morning by city hall.

Marion Water and Sewer Customers, 

It has been brought to our attention this week that the water we have been receiving from Crittenden-Livingston Water District has been limited due to leaks within their distribution system.  With that news along with our Water Plant’s scheduled closure for the cleaning of the filtration system and testing today we are asking our customers to please limit ALL non-essential water usage.  Please remember, the City of Marion is still under a Level-3 Conservation.  We continue to work to resolve this issue today and appreciate everyone’s efforts!!

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Lady Rockets set new single-season win record

Senior Emilee Russellburg was the last of 
four seniors to score in CCHS's win.
Crittenden County High School's girls scored an historic soccer victory Thursday at Marion, beating Union County 8-0, capturing their ninth game of the season. That's the most wins a Lady Rocket soccer team has posted in a season since it became a varsity sport in 2001.

The girls have won four straight and six of their last seven in Coach Jessica DeBurgo’s second season at the helm. Their 9-4-2 record includes the most wins since 2005 when the Lady Rockets won eight and lost six with two ties. 

Before this fall, the Lady Rockets had not had a winning season since 2006 when they were 7-6-1. The program’s only other winning season was in 2005.

In the lopsided win over Union County, all four 12th graders scored at least one goal to cap their squad's Senior Recognition Night. The seniors are Taylor Guess, Raven Hayes, Emilee Russellburg and Lyli Wesmoland.

Marion Baptist registering for 3-on-3 league

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Marion Baptist Church is starting a 3-on-3 basketball league for girls and boys grades 1-6.

Registration will be held from 5-6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the church's family life center.

Games will be played on Saturdays between Nov. 12-Dec. 10. Cost is $35 to participate and scholarships are available by contacting Shawn Holeman at (270) 704-1493.

Teams will be assigned by the league director, and uniforms will be provided.

This new basketball format takes the place of Upward, traditionally held in January.

Automobile accident on KY 120

Authorities found one individual, the driver of the car, who was only slightly injured and refused treatment.

First responders are actively working an injury accident on KY 120 about one mile beyond the Shady Grove Y.

EMS and law enforcement have been summoned to the scene.

One vehicle has reportedly rolled over.

The crash was reported shortly after 7am.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Disc golf open at Marion Golf & Pool

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The Heritage at Marion Golf & Pool has a new disc 
golf course. The course runs along the outskirts and wooded areas of the mature 9-hole golf course. 

Play is free for the time being; however, disc golfers 
are required to sign in at the pro shop. Golf cart may be rented for minimal fees.

Next weekend the course will be closed to traditional golfers as the course hosts its first disc golf tournament, the Clark's Marion True Value Disc Golf Tournament Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

Ordinarily, traditional golf will have the right of 
way on the course; however, organizers say the location of disc golf holes make it unlikely that disc golf will interfere.

Fiscal Court meets in special session

Crittenden County Fiscal Court will meet in special emergency session at 9 a.m., Thursday for the purpose of approving Opioid Settlement Participation Forms required as part of the class-action lawsuit won by Attorney General Daniel Cameron on behalf of all 120 counties in the commonwealth.


Library Book Sale This Week

Crittenden County Public Library will have its annual fall fundraising book sale Friday and Saturday. 

Books for sale include various genres for adult, youth and children. 

A stuffed large bag of books will cost just $15. Or books can be purchased singularly for $1 for a hard copy or 50 cents for a paperback. Books will also be sold by the box full and DVDs and audio tapes will be for sale, too. 

The sale is from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 23 and 9 a.m., until 2 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 24. 

Anyone who is a member of the Friends of the Library group can attend the early bird book sale starting at 5 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 22. Anyone can sign up to join the Friends group at Thursday’s sale. All funds raised from the book sale go to support the library to its programs.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Croft, Jones team up at Fredonia Family Care

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Jill Croft, APRN, has joined the staff of Fredonia Family Practice. She joins longtime APRN Beverly Jones.

Croft will see patients beginning Oct. 6 on Thursday and Friday. 

Jones will continuing seeing patients Monday through Wednesday.

The new Fredonia Family Practice Clinic is located near the northern city limits of Fredonia at the location of the former Brenda's Kitchen.

Kentucky Teacher of the Year presentation

UPDATE 2: There will be a police escort for teacher Mandy Perez and other school officials who are returning from Frankfort this afternoon about 3:45pm. The motorcade will pass through downtown Marion. The school district asking for the community to be on Marion's sidewalks to show support for Perez, the state's Teacher of the Year. 

: Perez is selected Kentucky Teacher of the Year.
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Stay tuned for more details in this week's edition of The Crittenden Press.

Crittenden County teacher Mandy Perez is among a handful of finalists for Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be presented during a ceremony this morning in Frankfort. 

Perez and the other finalists were among 1,987 nominees for the honor. 

Watch the entire presentation ceremony Live Right Here on Gov. Andy Beshear's Facebook page or the Governor's YouTube Channel.

The presentation ceremony begins at 9am CST.

Oct 7 is deadline to enter Homecoming parade

Crittenden County High School’s 2022 Homecoming Parade will be Thursday, Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. on Main Street in dowtown Marion.

Traffic will need to temporarily reroute during the event, except for large trucks which are not allowed on side streets.

Organizations planning to enter the parade should contact Michaela West at the high school 270-965-2248 or  by email Deadline to enter is Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. All drivers must be 18, and no golf carts or ATVs will be allowed.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Homemakers having bread, candy sale Saturday at Fohs Hall

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Crittenden County Homemakers will have their annual bread and candy fundraiser during Fall into the Arts Saturday at Fohs Hall.

Fall into the Arts will feature booths and displays by various artists, and the Homemakers will be on hand to host their annual sales.

Additionally, Quilts Through the Ages will be on display by the Homemkers.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Lakeside Venue has vendors, special event Sept. 18

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An event at Lakeside Venue in rural Crittenden County will feature tours and vendors Sunday, Sept. 18.

Located on Repton Road off U.S. 60 East, Lakeside Venue is an event venue that can be rented for all occasions, including weddings. A special offer will be made to those booking an event on Sept. 18.

Food vendors and boutiques will be positioned throughout the All The Things event. 

Make plans to attend from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, September 16, 2022

M&G Services looking for employee

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M&G Services of Marion is searching for 
an employee.

M&G Services is a residential and commercial 
plumbing company.

Call today for more information!

Fohs hosts arts extravaganza next weekend

Arts exhibits, vendors and demonstrations will showcase the talents of local and area residents during a Fall Into the Arts Festival at Fohs Hall all day Saturday, Sept. 24.

Organizers say the event pairs perfectly with historic Fohs Hall, which is a community centerpiece for cultural events.

CAF member Lexie Millikan said booth space is available for rent for individuals who wish to sell their products. However, demonstrations of dance or artistic performances are also being sought. Booth rental is $20, and artists must furnish their own tables and any other items needed for display. 

The event’s framework is similar to Christmas in Marion, a longtime holiday event once held in Marion and coordinated by the Crittenden County Homemakers.

Only handmade products will be accepted for Fall Into the Arts.

Millikan is excited to bring her experience coordinating this type of event to Marion, where she has resided since 2018.

As director of the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Millikan is director of the Lower Town Art and Music Festival in Paducah, which attracted 10,000 visitors in May. The pre-covid Lower Town festival attracted double the crowd.

“Fall Into the Arts is a celebration of the arts,” said Millikan, a Marion resident. “We hope all kinds of mediums will be represented and people can come and learn and see demonstrations and try things out, shop with vendors, and see performances.

“I hope we can create something here in Marion that people look forward to, we hope families will come and enjoy art, celebrate and learn what it’s all about,” Millikan said.

For a vendor application, email

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Fire departments respond to barn blaze

Just before 2 p.m., Thursday, Fire departments from around Crittenden County and Salem were called to the scene of a barn fire off U.S. 60 West near the intersection of Fritts Road.

Upcoming Community Government Meetings

•Crittenden County Board of Elections will meet at 3:30 p.m.,  Friday, Sept. 16 in the basement of Crittenden County Clerk's office.

•Marion City Council will meet in regular session at 5 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19 at city hall.

•Fredonia City Council will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19 at city hall.

•City of Marion Tourism Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20 at the Welcome Center.

•Salem City Council will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Deer Lakes meeting room.

•Crittenden County Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22 at Crittenden Elementary School

•Crittenden-Livingston Water District will meet at 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26 at Deer Lakes meeting room.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Bridge on Chapel Hill Closing Monday

A bridge on Chapel Hill Road just south of Marion near the city water plant will be closed to traffic on Monday, Sept. 19. The closure could last around three months.

Last spring, following a routine inspection, the bridge's weight limit was reduced to three tons due to deteriorating infrastructure. A new inspection has determined that it must now be closed until repairs can be made or it is replaced. 

A number of bridges in the county are failing. Bridge failure is a pervasive problem across Kentucky. In next week's full edition of The Crittenden Press we will have more about these local bridges with big problems, and the hassle they're causing for motorists and transportation providers like the school district. 

Crittenden County Fiscal Court will on Thursday select a contractor to repair the Chapel Hill bridge across Crooked Creek. The county has qualified for emergency funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, which will cover 80 percent of the cost.


County seeks poll workers for Nov. 8 election

Crittenden County is in need of poll workers for the general election on Nov. 8, particularly Democratic and third-party voters in order to maintain party parity at the polls. However, Republicans may also inquire. 

Poll workers are needed 5:15 a.m. to usually around 7 p.m. on Election Day. 

The position pays $20 for a mandatory training on Oct. 21 and $120 on Election Day. 

If interested, call Crittenden County Clerk's Office at 270-965-3403.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Sirens Wednesday result of testing new equipment

New equipment being installed in the Marion-Crittenden County E-911 dispatching center will require testing Wednesday. 

No timeframe has been announced, but the city's tornado siren will sound at some point throughout the day. This will only be a test.

Dispatcher Kellye Dalton Rudolph said the siren could sound more than once.

She said testing the new equipment is necessary to ensure everything is in working order and to prevent mishaps in the future.

New disc golf course has free play Saturday

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Free play on Marion's latest disc golf course will be offered Saturday, Sept. 17.

The new course, which will be the site of the Clark's Marion True Value Disc Golf Tournament Sept. 30-Oct. 1, is located at the Heritage at Marion Golf & Pool.

The 18-hole course was designed by local golfer – and disc golfer – Braxton Winders. 

It is officially the longest course in Kentucky, according to local officials.

Two-person scramble Sept. 24 at The Heritage

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First United Bank is hosting a golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 24 to benefit the Crittenden County High School golf team.

Cash prizes, door prizes and goody bags will be provided, as well as lunch and a beverage cart.

Call Charlie Day to register by Sept. 21.

The event is held The Heritage at Marion Golf & Pool in Marion.

Yard sale Sept. 15-17 on Bellville Street

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You don't want to miss this yard sale this weekend on East Bellville Street.

Stop by to see the selection of household items and more!

Marion focuses on 3 long-term water options

Marion City Council met in special session Monday night and began laying out a few details that could shape a long-term solution to the town's ongoing water shortage. 

Mayor Jared Byford took a stand on one of three options being considered by city leaders. In this week's full edition of The Crittenden Press we will have particulars from Monday's meeting and an in-depth look at those options that appear to be most likely for a generational solution to the water woes. 

The Press has talked to a wide range of individuals and experts about those three options, and will take the closest look to date at the challenges and benefits of each. Don't miss this revealing coverage in this week's full edition of your community newspaper, which will be on newsstands by noon Wednesday.

The Crittenden Press is your primary source of news and information for this community. We’re proud to serve our community and we take great pride in bringing you real news, sports reporting and other information that helps you know what’s going on in town and across the county. Help ensure that real reporting continues in this community by subscribing today. You can subscribe online to the full version of the newspaper for only $2.95 a month. Try our new e-Edition newspaper emailed straight to your inbox every Wednesday. Click here to subscribe.

Copyright 2022

The Crittenden Press

Monday, September 12, 2022

Water update 5pm today at city hall

Marion City Council will meet in special session this evening at 5pm at city hall to provide an update on the water shortage. 

For those unable to attend, the city will be broadcasting the meeting on its Facebook page. 

Middle schoolers prep newsletter, learn about Press

Allison Evans shares a selfie with 7th graders.
Students in Nicole Cates' seventh-grade class responsible for creating the school newsletter were given a crash course in newspaper terminology and newspaper components by The Crittenden Press'
Allison Evans.

The class will be creating a newsletter each week, highlighting student achievement and sharing information about upcoming events.

"We're always excited to teach kids about the need for newspapers, along with their present and historical value," Evans said. 

Cumberlrand River Bridge truss work starts

The Cumberland River is closed at Smithland through Wednesday at 10 p.m., so contractors can move a large truss into the place at the site of the new bridge.

The existing Lucy Jefferson Memorial Bridge, which will soon be removed, will have traffic delays this week as it's reduced to one lane. Part of the bridge will be used as an observation deck for media and others to watch the truss being moved into place at the new bridge site. The existing bridge will be narrowed to one lane through Wednesday evening and traffic congestion is likely.

In the vicinity, there are also multiple viewing options for the public to watch the truss being moved up the river and into place. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the 700-foot Cumberland River bridge truss constructed in Paducah will begin its journey to Smithland at 10 am today. The truss movement up the Ohio River will take about four hours, reaching Smithland around 2 pm. The U.S. Coast Guard will stop all other boat traffic on the river while the truss is moved.

Chamber co-hosting "after-hours" event Tuesday

Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce is spearheading a Night at the Museum after-hours event from 5-6 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 13 which will begin with light appetizers at the Edward Jones office. 

The event will finish up across Bellville Street at the Crittenden County Historical Museum. 

The chamber is billing this as a “fast-paced, face-to-face event where you can meet and talk with multiple people from many local businesses.”

Friday, September 9, 2022

CCHS playing in state tournament this weekend

For the second time in three years, coach Vickie Hatfield will lead her Crittenden County High School golfers into the All A Classic State Championships this weekend. The Rocket boys won the regional championship two weeks ago and will play Sunday in Richmond. Two CCHS girls also was qualified individually and will play Saturday at Richmond in the state tournament. The team left Thursday for today's practice round.

Comments sought on loss of Lake George

A Marion native who is an associate professor in South Korea is working on an academic study on the effects the draining of Lake George is having on local fishermen.

Dr. Robert John Hart says the study seeks answers to some of the following questions: Were you left high and dry after Lake George was drained this spring? Did you switch fishing spots, or did you decide to hang up your rods and wait for wetter days? 

Lake George anglers, kayakers and other regular water-based recreationists are being sought for the academic study involving their experiences and emotions following the draining of the lake.  

Hart, who holds a Ph.D., in English, is a 1984 CCHS graduate, a former Crittenden Press sports editor and reporter, and a current associate professor in the Department of Tourism Management at Kyung Hee University in Seoul. He is looking for frequent Lake George anglers and others to interview about how the current situation has affected their leisure lives. 

His interviews will be online using Zoom, and should take around 20 minutes. Selected participants will get a gift card for a 16-inch thin crust cheese pizza from Gameday Pizza & Wings in Marion. 

“This summer both drought and flooding have been major news stories around the world,” Hart said. “In addition to the disruption these disasters cause in the regular lives of residents, they create problems for recreationists like anglers and boaters. Lake George is a unique situation, particularly because the loss of the resource happened so suddenly.” 

“I’ve been fishing there many times,” he added. “When I went, I saw families with kids fishing from the bank and friends launching boats. This is an opportunity to see how people cope with a sudden loss of a recreational site as it may happen more often in the future, particularly due to climate change.” 

To be eligible, participants should have fished, kayaked or participated in other water-based recreation at Lake George at least five times between April 2021 and April 2022. All participants will remain anonymous in the study. 

To participate, email or

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Bunch Brothers has auction Saturday in Marion

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Bunch Brothers Auctioneers & Realty will conduct an auction Saturday on KY 506 in Crittenden County.

The real estate company will sell the estate of Eugene and Mary Head.

Among items to be auctioned are farm equipment, hunting and fishing equipment, glassware, collectibles, furniture and appliances.

The sale begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6383 SR 506, Marion.

Crittenden vs Caldwell Week: Get Tickets Here


VOLLEYBALL: Crittenden County vs Caldwell County Week continues tonight as the Lady Rocket volleyball team hosts the Lady Tigers at Rocket Arena. Caldwell is ranked No. 4 in the region while Crittenden is ranked No. 5. GET TICKETS HERE. Gates open at 5:30pm.

SOCCER: The Lady Rocket soccer team tied Caldwell County in a match Tuesday night, snapping a 29-game losing streak against the Lady Tigers.

FOOTBALL: On Friday, Crittenden County's 1-2 football team goes to Princeton to face the winless Tigers. GET TICKETS HERE. Kickoff is at 7pm but fans are encouraged to be there by 6pm to take part in the WPSD-TV Game Day broadcast. 

A-Z Cleaning has business, residential 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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

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.

US 41 delays for I-69 survey work

Motorists around the Henderson area should prepare for lane closures on US 41 this week as crews continue survey work for Section 1 of the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX).

 Single lane closures are expected on US 41 between KY 425 and KY 2084. A single lane is expected to be closed northbound or southbound as crews complete work in the area. The closures are expected to be limited to 9am to 3pm on Thursday and Friday (Sept. 8 and 9).

 The shoulder of US 41 southbound is also expected to close Friday for work in the area. The shoulder closure will be south of the US 60 interchange. 

 Drivers should slow down, stay alert and use caution in the area.

The actual starting date and duration may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen activities occur.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Dogs, cats benefiting from bed sheet sale

Home bed sheets are being sold to help raise funds for local animals.

Crittenden County Animal Shelter is hosting an online fundraiser to help buy pet supplies for animals housed at the facility.

The local dog and cat shelter, which is located behind the county maintenance garage, takes in hundreds of animals yearly and works to find them homes as opposed to euthanizing them.

LolaBird bed sheets are being sold at The bed sheets will be shipped directly to individuals placing orders. The shelter gets a portion of proceeds from the sale of sheets.

Tournament benefits golf team

First United Bank is hosting a golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 24 to benefit the Crittenden County High School golf team.

Cash prizes, door prizes and goody bags will be provided, as well as lunch and a beverage cart.

Call Charlie Day to register by Sept. 21.

The event is held The Heritage at Marion Golf & Pool in Marion.

Monday, September 5, 2022

Junior Pro Football opens play Tuesday

Crittenden County's Junior Pro football teams will open their season Tuesday at home at Rocket Stadium.

Third and fourth graders play first starting at 6 p.m., then the fifth and sixth graders play the nightcap.

Here is the youth football schedule:

Crittenden County Junior Pro
Sept 6 Caldwell County, 6 p.m.
Sept 17 Webster County, 11:30 a.m.
Sept 24 Trigg County, 11:30 a.m.
Oct 1 at Webster County, 1 a.m.
Oct 11 at Caldwell County, 6 p.m.
Oct 15 Union County, 10 a.m.
Oct 22 at Trigg County, 10 a.m.
Oct 29 at Union County, 10 a.m.
Nov 5-6 Jamboree 

Friday, September 2, 2022

Water distribution ends today

Today is the final day for free bottled water distribution by the City of Marion at the former armory.

The city removed its boil water order a couple of weeks ago and determined that the bottled water giveaway could be suspended.

Local officials say the bottled water distribution center could  be reopened at a moment's notice if further complications arise in the availability of drinking water from Marion's municipal system. 

Fohs Hall promoting special announcement

Fohs Hall will be hosting a press conference and community announcement at 1pm Friday, Sept. 9.

The community center’s leadership will share information about a project that will be soon coming to fruition. The plans could have "tremendous potential for our community,” Fohs Hall said in a news brief issued ahead of next week’s announcement.

Friends of Fohs Hall, community leaders and media are invited to the event. Light refreshments will be provided by Brunch of Sandwiches.

The event will be broadcast live at The Crittenden Press YouTube Channel and at The Press Facebook Page. You can subscribe for free to the YouTube Channel to be notified when the live broadcast begins. 

Thursday, September 1, 2022

KSP checkpoints arrive around holiday

As the Labor Day holiday approaches, Kentucky State Police (KSP) will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 2 district – including various locations in Crittenden County – to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence statutes. KSP utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists using the public roadways and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for a high visibility, public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration and insurance of vehicles, and the valid licensing of drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall also be addressed.

Traffic safety checkpoints will allow the Kentucky State Police the opportunity to periodically concentrate its efforts in checking for violations of Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws that will ultimately increase the safety of the citizens within the Commonwealth. Drivers encountering a traffic safety checkpoint are requested to have their operator’s license, vehicle registration receipt and proof of insurance readily accessible. Drivers with this information in hand, those with no violations of law and minimal roadway congestion can reasonably expect to be delayed for only a brief time period.

A complete list of traffic safety checkpoint locations can be found at