Saturday, May 19, 2018

Suspect caught at home today

William Thomas Mayer Jr., the man police had been looking for since yesterday after he allegedly eluded police, crashed a car on Ky. 506 and then fled on foot through a wooded area, has been caught.

Marion Police found Mayer at his home late this morning and took him into custody without incident. Several charges are pending. 

Area death

Alfred Deon Tabor, 75, of Marion died Wednesday. Myers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial Day services planned

Friday, May 18, 2018

Authorities still looking for subject who fled on foot

Marion Police Officer Heath Martin stands by as a vehicle involved in a high-
speed chase is pulled from a wooded area just outside of Marion on Ky. 506.
As of 5 p.m., local authorities were still on the lookout for a subject who fled on foot after a high speed chase ended with the suspect crashing into a wooded area just outside of town around 11 a.m. Marion Police Chief Ray O'Neal said William Thomas Mayer Jr., who lives on First Street in Marion, is facing as many as 10 different charges when he is apprehended.

O'Neal began the pursuit on West Depot Street after seeing a Mazda Tribute driven by Mayer shoot across South Main Street without stopping at the busy intersection. The pursuit continued on East Depot Street/Ky. 506 at speeds up to 75 mph, according to radio traffic. It continued outside the Marion city limit, and just beyond the Briarwood Subdivision, the suspect left the roadway, traveling through a field and into a wooded area down a steep bank. The car came to a rest after striking several trees.

A man in the passenger seat was held for questioning but released.

O'Neal said camera footage outside Marion City Hall showed Mayer's vehicle narrowly missed slamming into a truck traveling down Main Street

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mayer, or if they suspect they may have seen him, should contact Marion Police Department at (270) 965-3500 or call 911.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Leaf collection, airport, food targeted

Leaf Collection is getting axed in Marion.
Leaf collection, street sweeping, food bank, airport and other services and groups are targeted for cuts as the city mulls ways to save money in the coming year.

The City Council is also proposing a 4% tax increase to help balance its budget, which will be finalized at Monday's council meeting.

In this week's printed edition of The Press, you can read about the elimination of the leaf collection program in the fall, and cuts to Senior Citizen Meals on Wheels and Crittenden County Food Bank as part of the belt-tightening measures.

Dozen CCHS athletes qualify for today's state meet

CCHS track and field athletes headed to state meet
are (front from left) Kate Keller, Kenlee Perryman, Grace
Driskill, (back) Preston Morgeson, Branen Lamey,
Sawyer Towery, Tyson Steele, Aaron Lucas, Devon
Nesbitt, Gavin Davidson and Eli Moss.
In her final year as track and field coach at Crittenden County, Angela Starnes hopes to cap off a largely successful season with some top finishes at the Kentucky State Track and Field Championships today in Lexington.

A dozen Crittenden County athletes have qualified for the state meet by virtue of either finishing first or second in last weekend’s regional meet or by having one of the state’s best overall performances in their respective events. Two Rocket relay teams are among the berths for this week's state finals.

Leading the pack will be junior Kenlee Perryman and freshman Kate Keller. Both have set new school records this season and are expected to compete at a high level in Lexington. Perryman has qualfied for the state meet in triple jump and Keller in the 1600 meters. Those are events in which they set new school standards this track and field season. Keller has also qualified in the 3200 meters.

Eighth grader Grace Driskill qualified in the high jump and senior Aaron Lucas in the 1600 meters.

The CCHS 4x800 relay squad will run at the state meet. It is comprised of Gavin Davidson, Sawyer Towery, Preston Morgeson and Aaron Lucas. Tyson Steele is the qualifying alternate.
The second relay team to qualify for state was the 4x100. That group includes Eli Moss, Davidson, Branen Lamey, Devon Nesbitt and alternate Doug Conger.

After 27 years as coach of the track team, Coach Starnes will be retiring after today's state meet.

Primary Election is Tuesday

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Home and Garden Special Section

In case you missed it...

The Crittenden Press published its Home and Garden Special Section last week.

Here is a PDF copy, but if you want the traditional version, stop by our office at a 125 E Bellville Street.

Area Deaths

Jason Ira Norris, 44, of Marion died Monday. Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John William Woodall Sr., 73, of Smithland died Monday. Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carl “Denny” Harris, 66, of Salem died Tuesday. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

What's news this week in Crittenden County...

On Monday, a $1.38 million spending plan for the City of Marion was introduced at a special meeting, presenting a tax increase and cuts in services in order to meet the increased cost of municipal government. Despite the implications of the lean budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, discussion focused on fewer than $10,000 for three line item appropriations.

For more on the city's proposed budget and the following headlines, pick up a copy of this week's issue of The Crittenden Press:
  • Program to feed kids in June, July
  • Crittenden tourism up 22 percent over 2016
  • Local man serving time for home invasion pleads in separate case
  • Crittenden Relay slated for June 1
  • Woman’s conference brings 200 closer to God
  • ABOUT TOWN: Kids deserve voice on dress code
  • MY 2¢ WORTH: Budget season time to pick up phone
  • Family Foundation honors Rep. Bechler
  • Ky. eyes record wheat yield
  • Bass tourney to benefit patients
  • ELECTION: Bechler, Stubblefield debate in Hoptown
  • FORGOTTEN PASSAGES: Only memories remain of Forest Grove, Oak Grove
  • SPORTS: Dozen qualify for state in Starnes’ final meet
  • SPORTS: Spring sports roundup
  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: Pelphrey regrets missing mate’s funeral