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After an hour of negotiations between the Marshall County Fiscal Court, Marshall County Refuse/109 Board and WastePath Sanitary Landfill, all three parties finally reached an agreement today on the two final sticking points Judge-Executive Kevin Neal talked about extensively during last week…

The first groundbreaking event at the new Southwest One Industrial Park in Benton is taking place tomorrow at 1 p.m. with United Systems, which was the first tenant to commit to expanding its business into the industrial park from a smaller location in Benton.

A political forum for the 1st District Kentucky Supreme Court race will be the program for the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership breakfast on September 5 at 7:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. Whitlow Roberts Houston and Straub is the…

It's time to manage that pile of clutter in the garage before the holiday parties begin. Gather it all up and get it curbside by Monday at 7 a.m. for the annual City of Benton Fall Cleanup event.

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(From left) Marshall County Mercy Health Office Manager Debbie Benton, Mercy Health Manager of Market Planning & Analyst Jesse Morrison, Mercy Health Director of Operations/Primary Care Services Ronda Jones, Benton Mercy Health Office Manager Becky Murray, Mercy Health Chief Operating Of…

The Sharpe Class of 1952 held a reunion at Majestic Steak House Aug. 21st. The class of 1952 began with 24 graduates and 11 remain. In attendance, top row:

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Following last week's special-called Marshall County Fiscal Court meeting during which the measure to impose a $7 monthly fee on electric meters and increase Marshall County E-911's budget to more than $1.9 million passed, many in the community were left with more questions than answers. The…

Sharpe reunionThe Sharpe Class of 1952 held a reunion at Majestic Steak House Aug. 21st. The class of 1952 began with 24 graduates and 11 remain. In attendance, top row: Jackie Barrett, Shirley Ray Downs, Margie Solomon Lampley King, Patsy Wyatt Darnell. Bottom Row: Myrtle Wyatt Story, Tommy…

I did not think I would be looking forward to a rain last week, but it has been great to see some irrigation on my plants. I had planted green beans, squash and cucumbers and they were starting to get dry and taking a little longer to sprout.

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If you've ever found yourself wishing more restaurants had a drive-through option, get excited about a new business that launched in Marshall County yesterday which offers something even better: delivery. With a few clicks online or a simple phone call, Marshall County's residents are now ab…

Photo submittedAn artist's rendering of the two-story, 23,781 square foot United Systems building currently under construction at the Southwest One Industrial Park in Benton.


Photo by Bobbie FoustLeaders of the Lower Tennessee Valley Association still living in 1973 attended a gathering in Calvert City. Left to right are: Hecht Lackey, Millie Hortin, wife of L.J. Hortin, L.J. Hortin, Dora Draffen, wife of Luther Draffen, and Luther Draffen. The men and their wive…


Electricity was first produced at Kentucky Dam on Sept. 4, 1944 -- 75 years ago tomorrow. Generators went online two weeks later. And 13 months after that -- Oct. 10, 1945 -- President Harry S. Truman dedicated the dam before a crowd estimated at 15,000 to 20,000. It was the only time a sitt…

After being closed since Aug. 19 for a 5-year detailed Coast Guard safety inspection, the Dorena-Hickman Ferry plans to resume service this morning on the normal summer schedule.

The local Friends of Corvettes group decorated their cars before heading out from their meeting point at Cracker Barrel in Calvert City to join the National Corvette Caravan headed toward the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green for the museum’s 25th anniversary celebration.

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office released a statement this morning warning the community of an ongoing investigation based on credible information about a dangerous drug in the community that looks like a prescription drug obtained by a pharmacy--but is not.

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Photo submittedKevin Copeland, Friends of Corvettes ambassador for the National Corvette Museum, will drive his candy apple red, 2005 C6 Corvette among the estimated 800-1,000 Corvettes scheduled to pass through Marshall County tomorrow as part of the 6th National Corvette Caravan headed to …

The Friends of Land Between the Lakes invite you to the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm Trades Fair on Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4512 The Trace, Dover, TN 37058, inside Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Traditional trades and crafts peo…

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved the sale of eight small sewer systems to a Missouri-based company that has promised to correct long-standing problems with most of the systems--one of which is located in Marshall County.

Justin and Lexie Lamb of Benton are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Halle Lucille Lamb.


Rising above the mud, orange cones and fencing on 12th Street is a gorgeous brick building with clean lines, offering a modern and simultaneously traditional vibe as the new Marshall County Public Library in Benton takes shape. By this time next year, the facility will be celebrating nearly …

Deputy Executive Director Mike Sunseri with the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security, also Kentucky’s 911 Services Board Administrator, demonstrated one of the many changes with 911 communications through the years with a landline phone from the 1980s. Sunseri said the purpose of his present…

A representative from the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security told the Marshall County Fiscal Court last week the future of 911 dispatching centers across the state means counties need to prepare for financial burdens even beyond what they're already facing.


Construction crews worked diligently on the new Marshall County Public Library (MCPL) in Benton last week while the weather cooperated. MCPL Director Kristi Tucker said Pinnacle Construction should have the building ready to turn over early next year and she hopes to have it ready for the co…

Olivia Faye, a Murray native, played at the 30th Anniversary Hot August Blues Festival in Aurora Saturday morning as the crowds by land and boat were gathering for the day-long festivities.


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An estimated 10,000 Corvettes are making their way from across the nation toward Bowling Green for this week's four-day celebration of the 25th anniversary of the National Corvette Museum, and about 800 of those Corvettes will pass through Marshall County tomorrow.

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A three-hour special-called meeting Monday morning resulted in the Marshall County Fiscal Court approving a $1.9 million annual budget for Marshall County E-911 (MC911) and a $7 monthly fee imposed on electric meters to support it. The vote was split 3-1, with Commissioner Kevin Spraggs voti…


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South Marshall Class of 1969 holds50th reunionThe South Marshall High School Class of 1969 recently held a 50th reunion at Majestic Steak House. Pictured are: 4th row (back): Freddy Washam, Harry Reed, Gary Mardis, Roger Oliver, Mike Smith, Nicky Smith, Dennis Reed; 3rd row: Beverly (Green) …

Most people might think of libraries as quiet buildings filled with nothing but books but this summer, nothing could have been further from the truth for the Marshall County Public Library.

Marshall County Sheriff's Office's newest deputy said he can't remember a time when he didn't want to be a law enforcement officer--it's something he's always known was his calling.

RACHEL KELLER COLLINS/The Tribune-CourierBlues fans celebrate 30 years of festivalOlivia Faye, a Murray native, opened for the 30th Anniversary Hot August Blues Festival in Aurora Saturday morning as the crowds by land and boat were gathering for the day-long festivities.

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Intoxicated motorists are on the streets in every community and Marshall County is not an exception. But a Marshall County jury recently took a step that will set an example for those under the influence of drugs such as methamphetamine when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle.

In a recent column, I discussed the effects of powdery mildew on your garden plants. Today, I want to share with you about downy mildew. The two are often confused and while they have similar names, they are two very different diseases.

The body of 14-year old Brandon Martinez, of Marshall County, was recovered from Kentucky Lake Sunday morning at around 11 a.m.

Jason and Alecia Clark of Paducah are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Presley Rose, on Aug. 9, 2019 at 1:35 p.m. at Baptist Health.

Photo submittedMCSO Deputy Brandon Little (right) was recently sworn in by Marshall District Judge Jack Telle.

Forty-one students at Marshall County High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams for the 2018-2019 school year.

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RACHEL KELLER COLLINS/The Tribune-CourierMarshall County E-911 Director Chris Freeman (right) defends his position in recommending the Marshall County Fiscal Court impose a $7 per month fee on electric boxes which is intended to fund the $1.9 million annual budget that was ultimately approve…