Crittenden County

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Crittenden County is moving closer towards achieving Work Ready certification.  

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is providing Crittenden County with Emergency Road Aid Funds to replace a damaged culvert. The $35,000 dollar assistance goes to the county Fiscal Court replacing the ailing stream tunnel on Hurricane Church Road. 

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  The first phase in developing a new wastewater plant is underway in Crittenden County. The Kentucky Infrastructure Authority meets Thursday to approve a $587 thousand dollar loan to begin phase one for the new sewer system. Marion mayor Mickey Alexander says the Division of Water insisted the city start now.

Marion By-the-Drink Alcohol Vote Fails

Mar 23, 2016
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UPDATE: Marion residents have voted to keep their city dry after a special election Tuesday night.

Only 298 votes were cast against legalizing by-the-drink alcohol sales, but that was enough to best the 245 in favor.

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A threat written on a Crittenden County High School restroom has prompted a heightened law enforcement presence there Thursday.  

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Rapper/actor T.O.N.E-z. received an Emmy nomination in 2012 for his song "Long Hard Times To Come," which is the theme song to the television series Justified. His free performance at halftime of a high school football game in October was canceled at the last minute by school administrators. On Sounds Good, T.O.N.E-z. and Crittenden County Football Boosters President Serena Dickerson talked with Tracy Ross about the circumstances surrounding the cancelation and the rapper's decision to return to Marion last Saturday to perform at Fohs Hall with Big Atomic.

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A new effort to put alcohol sales on the local ballot has begun in Crittenden County, over a year and half after a previous pro-alcohol campaign failed.

The GrowMarion campaign launched its website this week to begin raising support for the initiative. 

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A Canadian coal mining company has reached a settlement with the federal government over Clean Water Act violations at several former mining sites in Western Kentucky.

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The Kentucky Arts Council is awarding more than $1.4 million  to arts organizations across the Commonwealth, including support to Calloway, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Graves, McCracken, and Trigg counties. Here's a breakdown of where the award is being allocated in our region: 

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Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen has put the Crittenden County Fiscal Court on notice after finding several problems with the county’s financial statements, particularly those from the county jail.

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