Recently there were three accidents in three
days at the intersection of highway 41 and
highway 800. It is obviously a very busy place,
and will be even more busy as the weather gets
warmer and days are longer. More people will be
using this intersection since 800 is the road that
comes off the Parkway and 41 is the main old
interstate that people like to travel to see the "old"
road on vacations. It is great to see the business
at the gas stations and restaurants near there,
but these recent wrecks can serve to remind us
to look twice or even three times before pulling
out if you are on 800 and to slow down and watch
if you are on old 41.
The Crofton Chronicle is on the internet. If you
missed one of the past issues, you can find it
(back to January 2010) by searching for Crofton
Chronicle.com or KYLINKS.NET. The link to Crofton
Chronicle is right at the top of the page. Once
there you can click on an issue. The ads are
highlighted if that business is sponsoring the
current issue. When you click on the sponsor,
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to advertise in the Crofton Chronicle at the
minimum rate of $20 per month, you will have the
option of having a link to your website or a page
can be designed for you for only $10 a month.
Our ad rate has not gone up since the Chronicle
started almost 2 years ago. There are also links
to websites that have been mentioned in the
Friends and Neighbors
Stephen Dunning (son of Kathy and Mose) is
still undergoing treatments and his family asks
for your continued prayers. Lawson Hooke is
recovering from surgery at home, as is Billy
Harrison. Chris McCord is recovering from a
Thoughts and Prayers
. . . go to the family and friends of: Charles
Lester, Elizabeth Sears, and Lowell Keys. If
your loved one was not mentioned, please
accept our apologies and let us know if you want
their name listed. (email@example.com)
West Mt. Zoar Baptist Church, 7800 Mt. Zoar
Rdl, will be holding services April 17th - 20th(?),
with evangelist Daniel Couch. The pastor is Earl
Grace and for more information call 839-2800.
A special Believer's Meeting is planned for
the third Friday of every month at the Original
Church of God on Rabbit Ridge Rd. at 7 pm.
The pastor is Bro. Willie Trawick.
You Gotta Love...
You gotta love a town where there are lawn
mowers and tractors right beside the cars and
trucks in the parking lots.
Janie Holmes is looking for a position sitting
with the elderly. You may call her at 424-5655 or
987-1361 in the daytime.
Terry "Sue Cat" Cook and Matt Crick won the
2011 2-day USA Bassin' Tracker Cup Classic
Bass Tournament held on Kentucky Lake on
April 8-9. This tournament win earned them the
title of National Champions for the year 2011.
Terry says, "If you ever take a ride in a Ranger,
you'll never forget it."
We are proud of our 7 students who won a
county wide poster and poem contest. There will
be CATS testing from May 2nd - May 13th. After
that testing they will be taking the Iowa test.
Field days, award days, and graduation coming
This Saturday, April 16 th, is a very busy day in
our area. The Amish Community Consignment
Auction is planned to begin at 9 am at their center
on west 800.. Also there will be an egg hunt at
the park. And as most of you may know, it is also
the first day of turkey season.
The Seniors Club meets the 2 nd Monday of
every month at Gordon Park, at 6 pm. They have
a potluck meal, music and fellowship. For more
information call G. Ferguson at 424-8920.
Looking ahead, the Crofton yard sale days will
be the first of June, so start cleaning out those
The city has reapplied for the "Safe Route to
School" grant which would help us put in new
sidewalks. They have also applied for a grant
that would help provide new playground
For over a week now residents in the Crofton
Area have been experiencing trouble with their cell
phones. Some have no "bars" some have "bars"
but still no service. Some can get through but then
are cut off. One person said that when they called
AT-T, they were told there was a tower problem
and it would be fixed soon. Another person called
AT-T and they were told that there was no tower
problems in our area. There have been solar /
magnetic storms lately but they are not just in our
area of course. Just as the ice storm taught us to
not take electricity for granted, this trouble can teach
us to not take our easy communications for granted.
There's an app for that. Now the Kentucky Dept.
of Homeland Security has an application that lets
you easily report suspicious behavior directly to
them. Perhaps there is a sleeper terrorist cell in
Crofton, after all it is a sleepy little town; but the
definition of terrorist is different for the government
than it is for average citizens, so don't be surprised
if having an antique gun collection, being active in
veterans affairs, having a certain bumper sticker, or
attending a tea party meeting puts someone on the
watch list. As times get tough, communities need to
band together to care and help, not point fingers.
Area businesses can not stay in business if
we do not support them. Please, now that gas is
so expensive, shop in Crofton! Most items of
necessity are in our city limits. We want to grow
and not become a ghost town!
The great turnout of family and friends for Mr.
Mart's birthday celebration was appreciated.
We are grateful to Judy Keys for the photos on
our website and on her facebook.
Riddle Me This
Anthony Durham not only knew that Crofton
used to have a 4H Building, but knew that it was
across from where the Baptist Church is now.
He remembers going in it. Here's an easy one
that will be possible for the children to answer.
When was our current post office built. Either
tell the year or who was president at the time.
Parents, don't tell them, see if they can "find" the
answer for themselves! If you "find" the answer
Anthony Durham also was the first to answer
correctly that the photo in the last issue was of
the Johnson girls. But Dennis Cranor was also
a winner because he not only knew the girls, he
knew the year of the (51 ford) car and
remembered riding in it. Thanks to all who
guessed. Thanks to "Nookie" for the photo.
Make a happy home for the birds around
your garden. Some experiments have shown
that birdsong causes plants to grow and do well.
Speaking of birds, this is the month to put out
your hummingbird feeders. Even though the
migration is in May, the scouts are out looking
for the best eatin' spots right now. Also, coming
next month, a special surprise at Gordon Park.
Here's a hint: lepidopterae conlatio
This editor is so grateful to the editor (and
Crofton Community Club) in Crofton, Nebraska
for the papers that they are sending. Their
paper, the Crofton Journal, is a weekly paper
and has much more content than ours. It is an
encouragement and inspires new ideas to make
our town better. By the way, if you have any
ideas or want to be on the Betterment
Committee, please write it down and take it to
the city hall, or email firstname.lastname@example.org This
committee will be meeting next month and they
want input from as many people as possible.
Registration for the egg hunt begins at 10am.
There are 3 age categories. The rain date is
April 17 with registration at 1 pm. The Park
committee would like to thank the following for
donations: Crofton Christian Church, Dexter and
Assoc. Steve Tribble, Putty Chropractic, United
Southern Bank, Terry Bullock, Teresa's Flowers,
Crofton Home and Auto, Anthony Durham, City of
Crofton, Bowman's Greenhouse, Kenny Vaughn,
Crofton Diner, Brandy's Restaurant, Crofton
Pharmacy, Chef's Classic Pizza, Pennyrile Vault,
Dairy Queen, Hughart and Beard, Brenda West,
Saul's Market, Kelly Lacy and Wanda Hargis.
There will also be a Derby Breakfast at the
Park on May 7th, from 7 am - 10 am. There will
be eggs, bacon, sausage, country ham, biscuits,
gravy, hasbrowns and drinks.
Also on May 13 th, another fish fry is planned
to start at 5 pm, and end at 7:30 pm. Our thanks to
the park committee for all their work to keep our
park a great little park!