Saturday, September 30, 2023

Kentucky Wildfire Hazard Season Begins Oct. 1

Gov. Andy Beshear and Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Rebecca Goodman are urging Kentuckians to be alert as the fall wildfire hazard season begins Oct. 1, bringing outdoor burning restrictions to the state.

Avoid burning debris during fire hazard seasons and during dry, windy conditions. Outdoor burning is illegal between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. in or within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland during wildfire hazard seasons.

“We want to do everything we possibly can to keep all our Kentucky families safe, so we are asking everyone to use caution and be alert this wildfire season,” Gov. Beshear said. “Let’s do what we do best: Work together to keep our neighbors safe.”

The commonwealth’s outdoor burning law (KRS149.400) prohibits burning between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. local time, if the fire is within 150 feet of any woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials. These restrictions are in effect every fall (Oct. 1 – Dec. 15) and spring (Feb. 15 – April 30) to help prevent wildfires.

“The National Interagency Coordination Center’s Predictive Services are indicating the Kentucky wildfire potential outlook is normal for this fall, but the lack of precipitation in late August and early

Job Corps Center has job openings

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The Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center is hiring! Minimum wage is $16.20, plus sign-on bonus for most positions.

Pay for Residential Advisor positions for nights and overnights is $16.45 per hour plus a $2,000 sign-on bonus.

The Job Corps Center offers a benefits package and opportunities for advancement. 

Friday, September 29, 2023

Deer Creek celebrates 200th homecoming

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Deer Creek Church is celebrating 200 years.

A homecoming event will be held this weekend at the church near Sheridan with events on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1.

On Saturday, church members invite guests to participate in fellowship activities from 2-6 p.m., which will include a performance by Classy & Grassy at 5 p.m. 

On Sunday, Bro. Todd Gray will be the guest speaker at the morning worship service, which will be followed by a potluck.

Schools update policy on events, ballgames

Crittenden County School District has announced a policy change for audiences attending school-sponsored events.

Citing a need to provide greater safety and security at high school events, including ballgames, the district said that beginning immediately all student attendees in kindergarten through eighth grade “must be accompanied by an adult at all school and athletic events and will not be admitted without an adult age 18 or older. 

"Additionally, students in grades kindergarten through fifth should sit with their accompanying adult during the game. Students, regardless of age, will not be permitted to throw balls or other objects or engage in simulated games in the end zones or in any area of the stadium or field during a game. This is to ensure your child's safety and the safety of our friends and visitors attending our athletic events,” said the school’s statement.  

New Beginnings in Salem offers free screenings

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New Beginnings Out-patient Behavioral Health is recognizing Oct. 1-7 as Mental Awareness & Depression Screening Week.

Special events will include tours of the Salem facility 
and free depressions screenings. 

Mental illness affects families, friends and co-workers, and New Beginnings wants to offer special services during national Mental Health Awareness 

To learn more about the services offered at New Beginnings Out-patient Behavioral Health, call or 
stop by the Main Street location in Salem.

Blackford Bridge is closed

The pedestrian bridge at Blackford Veterans Memorial is closed until further notice following an examination last week by a federal bridge inspector. 

The bridge is in Webster County. 

Although it was built ostensibly for foot traffic and possibly emergency vehicles, a great deal of local traffic crosses the bridge on a regular basis.

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Crittenden Sheriff seeks School Resource Officer

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The Crittenden County Sheriff's Office is seeking applicants for a School Resource Officer (SRO) to work in the Crittenden County School District. Starting pay is $25 per hour.

Preference will be given to candidates who have School Resource Officer training; however, individuals who do not have this credential are encouraged to apply.

Applications are available at the Crittenden County Sheriff's Office, located through Friday, Sept. 29 at the Crittenden County Courthouse. The office will be moving next week to the Crittenden County Office Complex next to the health department.

True Value Closes its Doors

According to a post on social media last night, Clark's True Value has permanently closed.

On its official Facebook page, the store said it shut down at 4pm Wednesday. The closure also includes the lumber yard.

The Crittenden Press reported earlier this month that a real estate broker in Madisonville had posted an online advertisement seeking buyers for Clark’s Marion True Value store. Chuck Lambdin, a Realtor with Keller Williams Elite Realty, provided few details, but posted a phone number for more information. The post displays nine photos of the business on Sturgis Road.

Brandon and Ryan Clark, brothers from Madisonville, bought the longtime Marion business in the spring of 2022. It had been operated for decades by Connie Gebhart, and her parents Wendell and LouElla Coffer before her.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

What's Happening in Your Community?

There are many things happening right here in your western Kentucky community.

In this week's full edition of The Crittenden Press we take a look at several things that could affect you one way or another.

First, the county is leaving downtown. Yep, for the first time in the history of Crittenden County, its government offices will no longer be on the court square. Read more about the move in your local newspaper. It's an historic event.

There's a new Dollar General going up soon and you may be surprised. Get the lowdown on the upcoming DG in this week's paper.

Trash is becoming a matter of conversation in a couple of local hamlets on the outskirts of Crittenden County. Check this week's paper for details, because this very well could hit home if you live in one of those towns.

Did you know there's a new school coming? Those details are in The Press, too.

And if you weren't born until the 21st Century, the B1 Bomber episode may not ring a bell. Press Editor Chris Evans reexamines how a 1990s military airplane crash near Mattoon was hauntingly similar to one in South Carolina last week. 

We also have the latest on scholastic sports, obituaries and more in your hometown newspaper. 


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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Wolf Week at LBL to start October

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Friends of Land Between the Lakes at Woodlands Nature Station invites families to celebrate Wolf Week during Fall Break, October 1 - 7, 2023.

 Come and visit the Nature Station’s resident endangered red wolves and join their "pack" of wolf admirers during Wolf Week. Catch special wolf programs every day, including "Red Wolf Treat Time" each day at 1:30pm. Discover why these cunning canines have inspired awe in people for generations. 

Call 270.924.2299 or visit for more information. The Woodlands Nature Station is located in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area at 3146 Silver Trail Road, Cadiz, Kentucky, 42211. Admission is $7 for ages 18+, $5 for ages 5-17, and free for ages 4 and under.

Rescue fundraiser ongoing

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The Crittenden County Rescue Squad has mailed fundraising letters to all Crittenden County residents.
No calls are being made, and no one will is going door-to-door to solicit donations.

Individuals who wish to make a donation should put checks in provided envelopes and mail them to the 
rescue squad. 

One hundred percent of donations goes directly to the agency, which operates with volunteer manpower and provides water rescue and automobile extractions 
among other emergency services.

True Value is listed for sale online

A real estate broker in Madisonville has posted an online advertisement seeking buyers for Clark’s Marion True Value store. Chuck Lambdin, a Realtor with Keller Williams Elite Realty, provided few details, but posted a phone number for more information. The post displays nine photos of the business on Sturgis Road.

Brandon and Ryan Clark, brothers from Madisonville, bought the longtime Marion business in the spring of 2022. It had been operated for decades by Connie Gebhart, and her parents Wendell and LouElla Coffer before her.

Monday, September 25, 2023

Hodge's Girls Day Out Saturday

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Mark your calendar for Hodge's annual Girls Day Out event Saturday, Sept. 30.

Shop, eat and save 20 percent off new fall apparel (excluding denim).

Enter to win hourly giveaways and get a free fall t-shirt with $60 boutique purchase.

Work in Henderson will disrupt traffic

As progress continues on Section 1 of the I-69 Ohio River Crossing, lane closures are scheduled this week to accommodate setting large concrete beams for the new US 41 northbound bridge over 2nd Street/KY 351. 

A total of eight beams will be set in two spans. Lane closures are needed for the staging, delivery and setting of the beams.


What to Expect

  • Tuesday, Sept. 26 – Wednesday, Sept. 27: One lane closed on westbound Audubon Parkway near the Airline Road/KY 812 overpass. The closure is expected to begin late Tuesday morning and end around midday Wednesday.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 26: One lane of US 41 northbound closed between KY 2084 and KY 351. The closure is expected 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a short-term, full closure of up to 15 minutes expected before 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27: Single-lane closures on US 41 northbound and southbound between KY 2084 and KY 351. The closures are expected 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closures of up to 15 minutes are also expected on 2nd Street/KY 351 with flaggers in place. 
  • Thursday, Sept. 28: One lane of US 41 northbound closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.


Actual dates and anticipated work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen activities occur. Drivers should slow down, avoid distractions, and observe the lower speed limit in work zones.

Clerk's office closed next week

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Friday, Sept. 29 is the last day the Crittenden County Clerk's Office will be open for business inside the courthouse. 

The office will be closed Oct. 2-6 while it relocates to the Crittenden County Office Complex, where it will re-open Oct. 9.

See attached information about conducting business during the closure.

Show and Shine's last event of series

The final event in the annual summertime Show and Shine Car Show series will be held in downtown  Marion on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the courthouse square. 

The event is sponsored by Marion Tourism and Recreation Commission. The monthly shows began in the spring and this will be the last until 2024. All makes and models are welcome.

Kuttawa hosting Live on the Lawn Oktoberfest

Kuttawa Tourism Commission is hosting its fourth annual music festival Live on the Lawn IV on Sept. 29-30. Live on the Lawn Oktoberfest is also back for the second year in a row, along with the annual Kuttawa Days Carnival Celebration. This event is located at Silver Cliff Park in Kuttawa.

 This music festival will feature  tribute bands that have performed at venues in Disney World and Las Vegas, including Gabriel Sanchez presents The Prince Experience, Captain Fantastic: The Magic of Elton John and The Eagles Project. Local bands High Noon Moon and Diverge will also perform.

The festival is set to open Friday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m., and ends at 9 p.m., with the Kuttawa Days Carnival, including a Ferris Wheel, Spider Mountain Rock Wall, a trackless train, slides, bouncers and a mechanical bull. Rides are free. There will be food trucks and craft vendors from around the area.

Saturday’s activities start at 10 a.m., until dark. Live on the Lawn Oktoberfest will take place from 10 a.m., to 3 p.m., in Hu-B’s Marina parking lot. Tickets are $25 before the event and are available for purchase online through the event website 

A beer festival will offer over 50 unique tastings from breweries from all over such as Rhinegeist, Mad Tree, Samuel Adams, Paducah Brew Werks, Casey Jones Distillery and many more. The purchase of a $25 Oktoberfest ticket  includes a 16-ounce commemorative pint glass, 15 5-ounce pours, voucher for one pretzel & sauce combo and other prizes and giveaways.

Free music starts at 1 p.m., with local bands going until 10 p.m., when headliner Gabriel Sanchez the Prince Experience shuts down the show. Carnival rides and the food truck rodeo will continue all day Saturday along with kayak races during the day and glow-in-the-dark kayaking at night.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Author's fiction set in Crittenden County

Drawn on a backdrop of Crittenden County, a rural Kentucky area with whitetail deer, Amish, Ford’s Ferry and Crooked Creek, an unforeseeable climax to a fictional story is drawn from author Brent Brantley’s purpose to write suspense novels with plausible plots and unexpected endings.

A native Kentuckian, Brantley currently lives in a retirement community in northern Florida created by the late retail giant J.C. Penney. He has lived in Marion and still owns property here where his family has been for multiple generations dating back more than 200 years. 

His latest book, Summer of the Waxman, was recently released and locals will be very familiar with setting. 

For more about this book and how to get it, read this week's full edition of The Crittenden Press.

Aunt Jane Tabernacle closed today

UPDATE: The road will remain closed through the weekend, Sept. 22-23, and probably all of next week during to delays in the repairs process.


Aunt Jane Tabernacle Road will be closed to through traffic for the rest of the week, starting today.

Crittenden County Road Maintenance crews will be on site working and will need to shut the rural road in the northern part of the county off to traffic starting one mile west of the south entrance to 1.9 miles south of the north entrance. 

Aunt Jane Tabernacle loops off of KY 91 North, also known as the ferry highway.

Work should be completed by Friday and the road will reopen for the weekend.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Library hosts book sale this week

Crittenden County Public Library will host its annual fall book sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Friends of the Library will be working the event, selling surplus books of all genres as a fundraising event. 

All Friends of the Library are invited to a private early-bird sale from 5-7 p.m., on Thursday. Joining the Friends group is easy and inexpensive. You can register at the book sale. The public sale is from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m., Friday and 9 a.m., until 1 p.m., on Saturday.

Friends of the Library will meet at 6 p.m., Thursday in the library meeting room. 

Voting locations, procedures announced

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There are several important dates and changes to countywide voting to make note of prior to Crittenden County's Nov. 7 general election.

There are five voting places, and everyone can vote at the countywide voting center at the new Crittenden County Office Complex on Industrial Drive. Additional polling locations are in Repton, Sheridan, Mexico and Shady Grove.

Early voting will be held Nov. 2, Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 at the Crittenden County Office Complex.

If you are not registered to vote, the deadline to do so is Oct. 10. Absentee voting begins Oct. 25.

Last day for Victory Gardens is Friday

Marion's Victory Gardens will close this week for the season. 

Final distribution day will be Friday.

Peppers and green beans are about all that is left at the community gardens.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Farmgirl's Fancy has outdoor, vintage items

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Outdoor garden accessories, vintage antiques and handmade decor will be available for purchase at a Farmgirl's Fancy outdoor sale Friday and Saturday.

The event is located at 4002 U.S. 60 East in Marion.

The Fall Faire begins at 10 a.m., both days.

Main Street closed for Thursday parade

The annual football homecoming parade will be held Thursday on Main Street in downtown Marion. Lineup for the parade will begin at 4 p.m., and the parade starts at 5 p.m. 

Following the parade will be the annual powder puff football games at Rocket Stadium. Admission to the powderpuff game is $6 and it begins at 6:30 p.m. 

The Rockets’ homecoming football game will kick off at 7 p.m., Friday against Owensboro Catholic. Coronation of the queen and king will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

No parking on Main before or during parade

City officials remind residents to avoid parking along Main Street on the homecoming parade route after 4 p.m., Thursday.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Unsubstantiated threat investigated at school

There was an incident today at Crittenden County High School that prompted a response by local law enforcement. 

The following statement was provided by Crittenden County School Superintendent Tonya Driver.

"Earlier today, local law enforcement were called to Crittenden County High School in regard to a potential threat isolated to one student. A thorough investigation determined that the threat was unsubstantiated and had been falsely created by another student. At no time were any students endangered. Student safety is our top priority at Crittenden County Schools, and we are thankful for the Crittenden County Sheriff’s Department and the Marion City Police force for working with us to ensure the safety of our students and staff."

Marion mails tax bills, they're due Nov. 1

City of Marion property tax bills were mailed today. 

Taxes are due before Nov. 1. 

After that date, a 25 percent penalty will be applied to all unpaid balances.

Old Smithland bridge demo tenatively set for Oct. 20

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), Jim Smith Contracting, and a demolition sub-contractor have established a tentative schedule for explosive demolition of the Old U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland around October 20.

The schedule could vary based on weather when explosives are placed on the bridge structure in the last few days of blast preparations.

Prep work that includes saw cutting of the concrete decking on the main span of the 92-year-old structure started this week.  Once the deck is removed using heavy equipment, a sub-contractor will cut key locations on the main truss before placing explosives to bring down the truss and approach spans.

A prep crew has begun placing protective barriers on the truss to prepare for installation of explosives immediately prior to the demolition. Removing the concrete decking from the through-truss main span will take several weeks.  The explosives crew plans to take down the truss and approach spans at the same time.

The explosive demolition of the old bridge in late-October will require the new bridge to be closed for several hours and require commercial tow boat and pleasure boat traffic to be halted for about 24 hours on the Cumberland River.

Once the main truss is dropped into the river, a crane mounted on barges will remove remnants of the steel truss from the river to allow the steel to be recycled.

The demolition team will then start on efforts to remove the concrete piers.

The New U.S. 60 Cumberland River bridge at Smithland, also known as the Jim R. Smith Memorial Bridge and the Smithland Bridge, opened to traffic on May 15. 

About 5,100 vehicles cross the Smithland Bridge in an average day.  The bridge is at Cumberland River navigation mile point 2.7. 

Tournament benefits CCHS golf team

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A two-person scramble to benefit the Crittenden County High School golf team will be held at the Heritage at Marion Country Club on Saturday.

First United Bank, sponsor of the event, will offer 
lunch, beverages, cash prizes and goody bags. 

To register, call Charlie Day at (270) 965-1222 by 
close of business Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Monday, September 18, 2023

Rusty Gates Garden Center open for fall

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Fall has arrived at Rusty Gate Farms Garden Center.

Located at the former Sherer's Nursery on Fords Ferry Rd., in Marion, Rusty Gate Farms sells seasonal fall decor including mums, pumpkins, corn shocks, straw, gourds and vinyl lettering for pumpkins and flower pots.

Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Road will be closed for repair

Kirk Bluff South Road in southwest Crittenden County will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 19 for repairs.

The road will be closed to through traffic from 7:30 a.m., until 3 p.m.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Budget class is good for Community Christmas

A class on managing household budgets will be presented this month by the Crittenden County Extension Service.

Led by Extension Agent Rebecca Woodall, the class dubbed Budgets & Money Habits will be held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 19 and 5:30 p.m., on Sept. 28 at the UK Extension office on US 60 East. 

Instruction will include tips on how to identify money habits and how to budget household income. This class qualifies for Community Christmas credit. For information, call the Extension office at 270-965-5236.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Demo Derby Saturday in Marion

Crittenden County Lions Club is hosting a Demolition Derby starting at 7 p.m., Saturday night at the fairgrounds. This will be a makeup for the county fair’s rained-out derby. Gate fee is $10 a car load or $5 for a single driver.

ASVAB available here on Nov. 8

Local high school students who are at least 16 years old can register and take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Test on Nov. 8 at Crittenden County High School.

The ASVAB Test can lead to a U.S. military career. It is a timed, multi-aptitude test, which is given at more than 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Defense Department. The ASVAB helps the military determine whether you are a good fit to join the service, and also which service branch you might be best for and even what military jobs you can hold after you finish basic training or boot camp. The better your ASVAB score, the broader your options.

If interested, talk to your school leadership team or counselor.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Stable Self Storage has units, discounts

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Stable Self Storage in Marion offers several sizes of storage units. Units that are 8-foot by 18-foot are $72 per month.

Individuals who pre-pay a three-month rental now
can earn a five percent discount through an introductory offer.

Stable Self Storage is located at the corner of Chapel Hill and Brookcliff streets in Marion.

What's News in Marion This Week?

The Press provides weekly
news of both past and present

Are you aware the courthouses closing in a few days?

Do you read the full version of The Crittenden Press?

If not, we'd invite you to start. Your weekly newspaper is full of information you can find nowhere else. You might get the headlines on social media, but our reporting takes you much deeper into every story that affects this community. 

While we write the community's history week by week, we also take time to remember its past by digging into our archives for ThrowBack Thursdays where we feature news from the past. 

This week's newspaper is loaded with information you may need to know including the school's hunt for a new resource officer since the current one is leaving. We also examine the return of a young woman who's breaking barriers by becoming one of Marion's finest. Also, you can find out details about that six-year-old boy hit by a vehicle in Marion last week, get the scoop on the town's latest restaurant move and find the latest on this weekend's demolition derby makeup. 


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 12, 2023

Farmers branch celebrating 20 years Thursday

Farmers Bank and Trust Co.'s Salem location is celebrating its anniversary with music and a meal Thursday, Sept. 14.

Between 4:30-6:30 p.m., the Salem branch will host Classy and Grassy Bluegrass band and offer a free meal in celebration of its 20-year anniversary.

The customer appreciation event will be held at the bank's location at 216 W. Main St., Salem.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Friday, September 8, 2023

Motorists will encounter paving projects in Livingston

Motorist should be alert for two extended base repair and paving projects totaling 17.65 miles along US 60 in Livingston County. 

Work will include US 60 base repairs followed by paving from Anita Lane at 3.82mm in Ledbetter extending eastward to near the Cutoff Road.  

Also there will be milling and paving on US 60 from River Road eastward through Burna and Salem to the Livingston-Crittenden County Line. 

Target completion date is October 6, 2023.

Chamber seeks award nominations

Tickets are available for the 2023 Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala. The event is Saturday, Oct. 28, with tickets ranging from $35 for individuals to $250 for an 8-person table. 

This will be the first time the Chamber has hosted its annual awards banquet in two years. Presented during the gala will be the following awards: Volunteer of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Young Tradesperson of the Year, Top Woman in Business, Crittenden County Schools’ Person of the Year, Up and Coming Business of the Year, Business of the year, Community Spirit Award, Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility, Legacy Award.

Nominations can still be made for individuals or groups in any of these categories by contacting Chamber president Shanna West or members Shelly Davidson, Kelsey Berry, Wynne Wallace, Steve Watson, Charlie Day or Kayla Maxfield.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Local road closed for repairs

Monroe Butler Road will be closed today from 7:30am until 4pm while repairs are made by Crittenden County Road Maintenance Department crews.

The dead end road is off of Fords Ferry Road in the northern section of Crittenden County. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

First United hosts tournament Sept. 23

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A golf tournament Sept. 23 will benefit the Crittenden County High School golf team. 

The two-persons scramble will begin at 9 a.m., at the Heritage at Marion Golf & Pool.
Cash prizes will be paid for the flighted tournament, along with door prizes and goody bags.

Lunch and beverages will be provided. Entry fee is $50.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Suspects identified in park restroom damage

Four Marion juveniles, all females, have been identified as suspects in a police investigation into major damage to the restroom at Marion-Crittenden County Park.

The juveniles, aged 10 to 14, were observed just before dark Sunday on park closed circuit security cameras damaging the restroom with large limestone rocks they are seen taking from a nearby waterway. The rip-rap rock is used to prevent erosion in ditches. The stones are large and heavy and were used to smash three urinals in the men’s restroom and a toilet in the women’s restroom. 

Rocks were also thrown onto the roof of the restroom where glass skylights were damaged.

Police say the juveniles are also suspected in an alleged assault of a 12-year-old girl at the park during the same time frame that the vandalism took place.

Damage to the park restrooms is estimated at more than $3,000.

Park officials say the men’s restroom is so significantly damaged that it may have to be closed until repairs are made. Closing it will create a great inconvenience to park users because the fall is a very busy period at the facility.

Hodges offers wound care in Marion

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Nurse practitioner Sharon Hodges has begun seeing patients in Crittenden Hospital's wound care clinic.

She is certified to provide treatment of chronic wounds caused by 
pressure sores, diabetes and other conditions. 

Additionally, Hodges sees patients for pain management for issues 
caused by nerve damage, back pain, fibromyalgia and more.

Call the Family Practice Clinic at (270) 918-9990 for an appointment.

Road work today on Valley View

Valley View Road in the Amish Community of northern Crittenden County will be closed for a period today at the bridge due to road work. The road will be closed there from 9am to 2pm.

Street humps, repairs on tap in city

Although the only bid opened last week was considerably higher than Marion officials anticipated for pavement, city leaders are moving ahead with trying to hire a contractor to repair a number of city streets. Rogers Group submitted the only bid. City Administrator Diane Ford-Benningfield said plans are to negotiate for a more favorable price, even if that means looking at options that could include rebidding the project.

Marion City Council this month reviewed its project priority list from last year. On the list are 440 feet of Hart Street from Country Club Drive to the dead end, 500 feet of Rudd Street from Country Club Drive to the new Head Start building, 1,400 feet of Chapel Hill Road from Country Club Drive to Tyler Manufacturing, 760 feet of West Carlisle Street from South Weldon Street to South Yandell Street and 720 feet of North Weldon Street from West Poplar Street to Travis Street. 

Newly added to the priority list for this year are the following: Second Street 450 feet from Main to College streets; Old Shady Grove Road 460 feet from Bellville Street to Carr Street and the intersection with Club Drive; South Weldon Street 120 feet starting from West Carlisle; Chapel Hill Road 180 feet from Hickory Hills to Moore, 119 feet near Arleen Street, 343 feet in front of Chapel Hill Head Start and various potholes along Chapel Hill; intersection of First Street and North College Street; East Mound Park intersection with North College Street; six total prefabricated speed bumps, two each on Club, Country and Guess drives in Town and Country subdivision near Marion-Crittenden County Park. The humps were not part of the bid package and will be done independently this fall.

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Plunger pitching big hit at H and H sales event

Junior Duncan and his grandson, two-year-old Knox, were having a big time with the Plunger Toss competition as part of H&H Home and Hardware's big holiday sales event in celebration of National Bard Day.

The store was jammed with customers as soon as the doors opened Saturday morning with deals and fun for the whole family.

Friday, September 1, 2023

Flamingo Flair opens in Fredonia Friday

Now open in Fredonia: Flamingo Flair Boutique + Gifts, located in former Wild Horse Western building across from Feagan's. 

Friday. Saturday only: 15% of storewide. Online shopping code Fall15

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Inmates locked in on electronic tablets

In this week's Crittenden Press newspaper find out what motives are behind the distribution of iPad-like devices throughout Crittenden County Detention Center. 

Every inmate is assigned a tablet.

There have been some eyebrows raised about this new policy, but once inside the jail there are unique opportunities to explore.

Join us for a trip behind bars to check out the new active link between technology and doing time. 

Also in the latest issue of your local newspaper are articles that could affect you, from information about what your new tax bills will look like once they are in the mail this fall to moves that appear to be solidifying long-term plans for Marion's water woes and why county leaders are asking for a forensic audit at the sheriff's department. 


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FFA hosting Car Show Sept. 9

Crittenden County FFA will host a Car Show Saturday, Sept. 9 at the fairgrounds’ Lions Club Agriculture Building. 

There will be trophies for Best of Show, Kid’s Choice, Best Paint and Best Motorcycle. Categories are 1949 and earlier, 50s and 60s, 70s through 90s and 2000 to present. 

Registration is $10. Preregistered by contacting the high school’s FFA coordinator The event will be f rom 10 a.m., to 2 p.m.