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All statements including the confession the alleged Marshall County High School shooter Gabe Parker made to police will remain part of the case record per an order filed this afternoon by Marshall Circuit Judge Jamie Jameson.

A Calvert City woman is dead and a Grand Rivers man jailed after an apparent domestic dispute early Sunday in the parking lot of the Paducah/McCracken County Convention and Expo Center.

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The Marshall County Fiscal Court last week heard the first reading of an amendment to the ordinance which allows the county to borrow up to $7.3 million to cover a number of projects instead of the $3.5 million initially planned to cover projects linked to the under-construction Southwest On…

Every year in the United States, approximately 3,500 babies die suddenly and unexpectedly. Of these sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID), approximately one half or 1,500 babies die from SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Despite infant safe sleep educational efforts dating back to 1992 w…

With a stage in the middle of a barren field and a sign bearing the words, "If you build it, they will come," the 'Field of Dreams' movie theme was clearly channeled as the inspiration for the name of the future home field of the Miracle League of Western Kentucky: CFSB Field of Dreams.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale McKendree of Benton and Mr. and Mrs. Byford Temple of Benton announce the upcoming marriage of their children Kaylee Shea McKendree and Tyler Austin Temple.

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The federal judge presiding over the lawsuit filed by two local electric companies against the Marshall County Fiscal Court has ordered no enforcement of the county's ordinance imposing the electric meter fee, pending further action by the court.

Alex Hamlet, owner of the Copper Kettle of Marshall County, and his fiancé, Caitlyn Ivey (middle), present Ken Lewis and the Marshall County Senior Citizens group with a $2,000 donation, which he earned selling his pork rinds during the recent BBQ on the River event in Paducah.

Preston Donohoo, 2, and Owen Farley, 1, ponder the selection of pumpkins at the Calvert City Fall Festival Saturday. Bennett's Pumpkin

Andy Anderson (right), of Benton, chats with Marshall County Sheriff's Office Deputies Chris Greenfield (seated next to him) and Steven Oakley (front left) during National Coffee with a Cop Day on Oct. 2 at Parcell's Perk Coffee Shop in Draffenville. More than 10 officers with the MCSO made …

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This year's Kentucky School Report Cards, for the 2018-2019 school year, were recently released and although it doesn't look great for Marshall County schools, district representatives said they're owning the scores as they work to continue to improve the education of students.

The Marshall County Veterans Support Group (MCVSG) has announced the 2nd annual Veterans Day Parade will be held on Nov. 11. Line-up will be on Vine Street in Draffenville beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade will conclude at the Veterans Plaza in Mike Miller Park. A ceremony at the Veterans Pl…

Benton Mayor Rita Dotson (right) swears into office Benton Police Chief Stephen Sanderson just following the retirement reception on Sept. 30 for former Police Chief Jeromy Hicks. Sanderson has been in law enforcement for 14 years, more than 12 of which he's served at the Benton Police Dept.

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The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office announced this afternoon a successful drug bust which yielded more than 25 pounds of marijuana, more than one pound of methamphetamine and more than 50 individual marijuana wax containers, and the arrest of two people from Campbellsville.

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Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) Vice President/Director of Marketing Jeremy Rose (middle) and Marshall County Parks Director Britney Heath (right), joined by the Miracle League of Western Kentucky's Mascot, Homer (back left), unveil the official name of the planned park and playgrou…

Benton Police Chief Stephen Sanderson (left) and Marshall County Sheriff Eddie McGuire were among the law enforcement officers and first responders who attended the fifth annual Prayer at the Pole event hosted by Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) in Benton. Each of the CFSB locations …

For a little more than eight years, Marcella Perkins and her team of volunteers have opened their doors and offered a hot meal to Marshall County five days a week, with the goal of ensuring hungry bellies and aching hearts are nurtured. In May, they expanded to a larger, modern facility and …

The student-run bank at Marshall County High School is officially open for business following last week's ribbon-cutting event celebrating nearly 30 years of partnership with Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB).

Auditors reported five issues after reviewing Marshall County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 including lack of fixed reasonable compensation for all employees, failure to report on the animal shelter's bank account, receipts not properly turned over to the treasurer, w…

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Via of Benton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Sept. 27.

Antique car owners file out of Kenlake State Resort Park following the car show hosted by the Metal Mafia on Saturday, which benefitted the Wounded Warrior Project. The event was well-attended with nearly 100 entries, 19 of whom left with trophies. The show included a variety of vehicles inc…

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A Benton woman charged with stealing $20,000 from a local bank will face a jury in March 2020 after her attorney reported being unable to reach a plea agreement.

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Rob Mattingly, Circuit Judge of the Family Court Division of the 42nd Judicial Circuit serving Marshall and Calloway Counties, submitted a letter to Governor Matt Bevin and Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton, Jr. on Sept. 23 announcing his resignation effective midnight on Nov.…

The Marshall County grand jury recently returned a number of indictments including:

Controversy surrounding the appointment of Stephen Sanderson as Benton's new police chief during the recent city council meeting centered on the method of selection, not Sanderson. As with the last Benton Police Chief appointment, the council was at odds while two of its members bucked the m…

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The Marshall County Judge-Executive's Office issued an executive order this morning banning all open burning until further notice.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2019) – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming November 5 General Election is Monday, October 7.

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Twenty-five 2019 high school graduates from Marshall County have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), which is only awarded to those with a 4.0 grade point average for each year of high school and a minimum score of 28 on the ACT.

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A drug trafficking investigation resulted in a large bust by detectives with the Marshall County Sheriff's Office who recovered a variety of drugs worth more than $10,000 and more than $1,000 in cash.

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Calling all anything-with-wheels enthusiasts and families interested in spending the day outside—the opportunity to enjoy all of the above with good food and live music is happening Saturday at Kenlake State Resort Park in Aurora. The Metal Mafia is hosting a car/motorcycle/tractor/off-road …

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On Sept. 27 at the Capitol in Frankfort, former Justice Bill Cunningham will be honored with the unveiling of his portrait which will hang on the second floor. The artist is nationally known portrait painter Tom Edgerton of Greensboro, North Carolina. Funds for the commission were collected …

Eight years ago, a police department in California unwittingly launched what would become an international movement aimed at reigniting the ties between the community members and the officers dedicated to their safety. This year's Coffee with a Cop event will see a new department's participa…

As part of National Co-op Month, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation will host a Member Appreciation Day at its Benton Business Office on Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The office is located in the Benton Business Park at 1767 Mayfield Highway in Benton.

A number of locals with ties to the county's farming community were recognized during Saturday's Farm to Fork dinner hosted by The Benton Partnership and the Marshall County Extension Office.

Chris Cox, of Palma, assists seven-year-old Claire Cox with a possible catch during the Fishing Derby held at Mike Miller Park Saturday. Mom, Sabrina, and nine-year-old Riley joined them for the family outing. The Fishing Derby was held as part of the WHO Festival which drew hundreds of peop…

Two of the new Marshall County Sheriff's Office pursuit cruisers are on the road and two more should be road-ready this week, according to Marshall County Sheriff Eddie McGuire. He said because the county decided to take advantage of the Enterprise Fleet system, he was able to order seven to…

High school seniors planning to attend college or technical school next fall should fill out the Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible beginning Oct. 1, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

Chris Cox, of Palma, assists seven-year-old Claire Cox with a possible catch during the Fishing Derby held at Mike Miller Park Saturday. Mom, Sabrina, and nine-year-old Riley joined them for the family outing. The Fishing Derby was held as part of the WHO Festival which drew hundreds of peop…

A local woman's novel should hit the stands just in time for curling up in front of the fireplace with a blanket and hot chocolate, offering both suspense and romance in time for the holiday season.

Paducah-based Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation is seeking approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission to build a new headquarters.

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Paducah's historic downtown will be packed full this weekend with barbecue teams, various vendors and those eager to sample all the offerings. Among the organized chaos will be Marshall County's own Friends 'n Kin barbecue team, slinging competition-winning ribs, chicken and pulled pork to b…


Approximately 15 Marshall County High School students and a handful of parents attended last week's Marshall County Board of Education meeting to express their concern with the closure of the school's project-based learning (PBL) program, Quest Academy (QA), and how that closure was handled.

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A Marshall County man was recently recognized as one of the International Association of Chiefs of Police 40 Under 40, highlighting 40 law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 from around the world who demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to their profession.

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The Marshall County Sheriff's Office warns of a new scam received by telephone call currently targeting Marshall County residents.

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GRAND RIVERS, KY – In preparation of its reopening, Patti’s Settlement will be hosting two hiring events recruiting back-of-house employees. The organization has a wide variety of positions and is eager to recruit 200 talented individuals from across western Kentucky. Job seekers are encoura…