Here is an interesting article that appeared in The Crittenden Press in August 1925.
- The turnpike from Marion to Salem is in splendid condition.
- The new coal mine in the suburb of East Marion is yielding a fine article; it is good coking coal.
- In the old part of the city some side walks are badly needed. The records show that the trustees ordered these sidewalks built in the summer of 1894.
- The Street Railway Co. is now running cars to Crittenden Springs every half hour. The four big hotels at that popular summer suburban resort are crowded. The gas from the sulphur spring is now utilized in lighting up the place.
- The service now on the Princeton, Marion and Ohio River railroad is splendid. Four passenger trains each way daily. The company is also doing a heavy freight business. Ton after ton of our splendid spar is being shipped every week to the eastern cities.
- The old brick graded school house, which was sold to the colored school district yesterday, was built in 1894, and from an old copy of the Press found under a corner stone we learn that its building was a great event in the town then; and the fight to vote $8,000 to build it was long and lively. Really our forefathesr of 1894 must have been pretty close-fisted fellows.
- The coking ovens at the Barnaby coal mines (located at Bells Mines) will be ready for operation by the first of the month. For years the coal at these mines has been recognized as the best in Southern Kentucky. The mine gets its name from an old Englishman, who sometimes in the 1880's was attracted by the superior grade of coal, and began working it. It then had a wide local reputation, being sought after by the blacksmiths for miles. "Kit and Jack's coal" as it was called, was hauled on road wagons to Marion, when this place was a village some forty years ago.