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Monday was the first day of vaccinations for Kentucky's 1C category, which includes people 60 and older, all essential workers, and anyone 16 and older with underlying conditions.

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The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce has seen several changes over the past six months. A new director. A new location. And a new direction.

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A Marshall County man charged in connection to Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was still in jail Friday night, despite a judge’s denial of a motion to keep him in custody, multiple media outlets reported.

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A tragedy occurred at a non-profit kitchen on Feb. 20 when a man crashed a vehicle through the front door and damaged the facility’s kitchen. Though saddened by the act, founder Marcella Perkins said the kitchen was up and running like normal last Thursday.

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A road map has been laid for the City of Benton’s strategic plan. Now the council must prioritize which items to focus on first during the next four to five years.

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Marshall County Fiscal Court is holding a special-called meeting on Thursday at 9 a.m. after hazardous weather swept through the area last week.

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Marshall County has followed a downward trend in coronavirus cases that’s been experienced across the state since last month.

The U.S. Forest Service is holding a virtual bison auction to reduce the size of bison herds in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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If folks haven’t had enough of snow, ice and cold, there’s another opportunity to get a frigid fix with the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.

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A Benton man was arrested Sunday in connection with an incident at Marcella’s Kitchen Saturday when the facility’s sign and front entrance were destroyed and its kitchen area ransacked.

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A former employee of Calvert City was appointed to the Calvert City council at Wednesday’s special called meeting.

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With snow accumulations forecast to be in the vicinity of a foot or more, we want to deliver news you can use to keep you safe and catch up on the happenings in the region.

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District 1 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet personnel are expecting yet another round of winter precipitation on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Law enforcement agencies throughout the Jackson Purchase area continue to respond to and handle emergencies related to winter weather. Marshall County Sheriff Eddie McGuire said Monday that units were still working on the interstates to respond to crashes and other emergencies.

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Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 1 are investigating a two-vehicle collision in Marshall County Monday that killed a Colorado man.

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The Possom Trot-Sharpe Fire Department’s newest fire apparatus will hold a special place in the hearts of Marshall Countians. The new fire truck is dedicated to the memories Bailey Holt and Preston Cope and displays photographs of each of them and their handwritten signatures.

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The Possom Trot-Sharpe Fire Department’s newest fire apparatus will hold a special place in the hearts of Marshall Countians. The new fire truck is dedicated to the memories Bailey Holt and Preston Cope and displays photographs of each of them and their handwritten signatures.

Sue Draffen, of Calvert City, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Feb. 27. Born in 1921, Draffen moved to Marshall County in 1939 for her father to work on the Kentucky Dam Tennessee Valley Authority’s flood control and hydroelectric dam that was rising in the river bottoms near Gilbertsville.

Sue Draffen, of Calvert City, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Feb. 27. Born in 1921, Draffen moved to Marshall County in 1939 for her father to work on the Kentucky Dam Tennessee Valley Authority’s flood control and hydroelectric dam that was rising in the river bottoms near Gilbertsville.

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Residents at nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout Marshall County had their spirits lifted thanks to generous sponsors of an Adopt-A-Grandparent campaign. The campaign is a collaborative effort of balloon artists nationwide including Mel Rhea Balloons owner Melissa Vinson …

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Marshall County is emphasizing love in February by honoring National Donor Day and American Heart Month. In partnership with the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust For Life, Marshall County Circuit Court Clerk Tiffany Fralicx Griffith dedicated Feb. 14 as National Donor Day.

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If you’re a pilot, you will likely be fueling your aircraft at Kentucky Dam Airport on Thursday or soon thereafter. That was the word from aviation consultant Tim Haskell at Calvert City’s virtual meeting Feb. 8. The meeting was the first over which newly elected Mayor Gene Colburn presided …

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During Thursday’s Marshall County Board of Education meeting, members heard about the successes of the district’s Gifted and Talented programs. They also heard that even with the successes, more help is needed.

Couples are returning to the altar in increasing numbers, as second and third weddings are becoming ever more popular. Pew Research Center indicates that, as of 2014, 64% of divorced or widowed men have remarried, compared with 52% of previously married women.

Many couples preparing for their trip down the aisle follow the familiar sentiments expressed by Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.” Such couples feel “there’s no place like home” when hosting a wedding ceremony or reception.

Should a person hear that a couple “tied the knot,” it’s immediately known that they got married. But just when and where does the term “tying the knot” come from? The phrase “tying the knot” is steeped in tradition, though the origins of the phrase remain open for debate.

It’s likely that few people heard of “social distancing” prior to 2020. That changed as the novel coronavirus COVID-19 spread rapidly across the globe and the world found itself in the midst of a deadly pandemic.

Weddings are very special occasions for two people who are in love. That’s why many couples want close family and friends nearby when they tie the knot. But even the happiest couples may express some nervousness about one particular part of traditional wedding ceremonies.

Weddings join the lives of two loving individuals so they can share their future with one another. Various elements help make weddings both momentous and magical.

Building a wedding registry is a task unlike any other couples may encounter during their lifetimes. Wedding registries are invaluable resources that provide engaged couples’ loved ones with gift suggestions. In spite of that value, couples may find it daunting and even a little uncomfortabl…

Amid the worldwide pandemic, hunters in Kentucky turned to the woods and fields during the annual deer season to lift their spirits and produced another top-five total deer harvest.

Elegant, lavish weddings provide moments couples will remember for years to come. But while such storybook ceremonies and receptions remain popular, casual affairs are gaining popularity.

Brides and grooms may pour over every detail of their weddings, but few components of the festivities may be as fun, especially for foodies, as deciding what the wedding cake will look like. Couples who want to deliver show-stopping visuals often express some measure of their creativity and …

Once couples have tied the knot, hit the reception dance floor and thanked their friends and family for joining them, their thoughts might start looking ahead to their honeymoons.

Few things set the mood of a wedding more effectively than music. Beautiful songs often are incorporated into wedding ceremonies, and romantic or upbeat songs intermingle to create a festive mix at receptions.

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A road map has been laid for the City of Benton’s strategic plan. Now the council must prioritize which items to focus on first during the next four to five years.