Crittenden County

Education
4:21 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Crittenden County's Superintendent to Become Head of Webster County Schools

Crittenden County Superintendent of Schools Rachel Yarbrough is leaving her 6-year post to serve in the same position for Webster County Schools. Webster County Board of Education member Jeff Pettit said the decision was unanimous among those involved in the search process.

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Business
7:19 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Siemens Expanding In Crittenden County

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear joined company officials and local leaders in Crittenden County yesterday to announce the more than $2 million expansion at Siemens’ rail automation facility.

The German-owned company will create 50 new jobs as a result of its expanded facility.

The Marion facility employs 200 workers and engineers control systems for railways and transit authorities.

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Environment
2:22 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Nature Conservancy Group To Make $13.4 Million Land Purchase In Crittenden County

Credit LBL Forest Service

The Nature Conservancy of Kentucky is planning to close on a deal today to acquire 4,241 acres of forest in Crittenden County. The $13.4 million deal is the largest in the Conservancy’s 38-year history in the state.

The parcel is being bought from The Forestland Group, a timber investment company. Referred to as Phase 2 of the Big Rivers Corridor Project, the parcel of land was ranked as the number one priority in the United States Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program. The transaction is funded through the Conservancy’s land protection fund and in part by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. 

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