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Benton Police Department• On Tuesday, Sept. 1, a Benton police officer arrested Joseph B. Russo on several outstanding warrants. Russo was wanted out of Wisconsin for violation parole conditions. He was also served warrants from Graves and Christian counties. He was additionally charged for …

With the goal of making book selection as simple as possible for busy families and teachers, the Marshall County Public Library is now offering custom book bundles for children and teens.

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There are just under 10,000 children in foster care here in Kentucky, a truly staggering number that continues to rise year after year. As I consistently say, our number one mission is to make Kentucky the best place to live and work — and that has to include how we approach the children in …

The annual Real Men Wear Pink of Paducah campaign begins on Oct. 1. The month is dedicated to bring continued awareness and raise funds in support of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) mission to save more lives than ever before from breast cancer, and a distinguished group of community lea…

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Marshall County to Marshall Street is a hurricane relief effort that began with a conversation between local resident Keith Travis and Marshall County Sheriff Eddie McGuire.

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Marshall County Sheriff Eddie McGuire hosted a public forum at Benton City Park Thursday to discuss the ongoing radio issues experienced by first responders and apparent lack of urgency shown by the county’s fiscal court to address them.

The Marshall Mission Youth Service Center (YSC) at Marshall County High School has started off the year by servicing students and families for back to school needs and support. “The Mission” is in its second year of work with the students at MCHS and is honored to be part of the hub of the s…

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources now offers new resources to assist teachers and continue the education of students in the fields of hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation, all in a virtual format.

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced last week the Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.

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Marshall County’s fiscal court unanimously voted in favor of an ankle monitor program after hearing an over-the-phone presentation from Circuit Court Judge Jamie Jameson.

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced CFSB as a recipient of its 2020 National Community Bank Service Award for efforts to help small businesses, consumers and their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Marshall County commissioner was met with resistance when he requested that issues surrounding first responder radio communications be top priority for the fiscal court.

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The trial of a man accused of shooting and killing an alleged thief two years ago has been pushed to next year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Calvert City will host its annual fireworks display on Saturday, two months later than usual because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tennessee Valley Authority retirees and Bicentennial Volunteers Inc. (BVI) volunteers Bruce and Renee Turnbow recently presented a second $1,000 check from the Western Area Chapter of the TVA Retirees Association to Doug Moore, chairman, and Becky Cornwell, director of the Marshall County Ca…

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The Calvert City Good Neighbor Night Committee met to discuss plans for the annual Good Neighbor Night event, which is typically held in October. Due to the recent pandemic, the committee decided to cancel the 33-year event but through discussion, knew they wanted to find a way to utilize th…

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Calvert City resident Kim Robinson was crowned Mrs. Kentucky on Aug. 22 following a three-day event in Brandenburg.

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What began as a group of hundreds of boaters in June showing support for President Donald Trump has now grown to a larger expression for the Labor Day weekend that plans to incorporate not just the water but the land and the sky, as well.

Furniture, bookcases, cabinets, and doors present opportunities to add or change color throughout a home. Woodcraft offers an extensive line of furniture paint, tools and supplies necessary for successful painting projects. In addition, Woodcraft retail store associates are always ready to h…

In light of concerns about COVID-19, various health organizations have issued specific instructions on how to maintain personal safety and cleanliness. These recommendations involve using common household products to sanitize homes, offices and public spaces. As people take such precautions,…

All family members should be considered when home improvements are being planned, especially the youngest household residents who may not be responsible enough to avoid accidents and injuries.

Instead of giving away unwanted items that have gathered dust around the house, many people turn to garage and yard sales to transform their clutter into some extra money. Yard sales may not be a “get rich quick” scheme, but they present an environmentally friendly way to clean up a home. Wh…

Tending to backyard vegetable gardens can fill many hours of enjoyable downtime in the great outdoors. What’s more, the bounty produced by such gardens provides healthy, fresh foods to gardeners and their loved ones.

Modern families seem to be juggling more than ever before. When time seems to be a luxury, an ability to stay organized can help families manage the hustle and bustle of daily life more effectively.

Homeowners who don’t look forward to dusting off their rakes each fall might be happy to learn that mulching fallen leaves with a mower may be a healthier and less labor intensive way to confront a yard covered in leaves.

Perhaps due in part to the popularity of home improvement television shows, many homeowners now tackle an assortment of home projects without professional assistance. These weekend warriors embrace the do-it-yourself philosophy to home improvement, saving lots of money along the way.

High school students have a lot on their plates. Today’s parents often lament that kids’ schedules are far more hectic than their own schedules were when they were teenagers. But for many high school students, a familiar foe their parents have no doubt encountered is proving a considerable s…

Feeling secure at home is a priority for many people. Many people consider installing security systems in their homes to improve their sense of well-being. Whether one owns or rents, individuals may be surprised to learn that do-it-yourself security systems can be savvy investments.

Gardens provide an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In fact, many gardening enthusiasts typically cannot wait for the spring thaw so they can spend the next several months tending to their plants under the warm sun. But a gardener’s work is never truly done, and th…

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Nearly 75% of the Marshall County School District’s students will return to campus on Wednesday for in-person instruction after a back-to-school plan was approved by the school board Thursday night.

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There is a popup exhibit from the National Archives titled, “Rightfully Hers,” at the Calvert City branch of the Marshall County Library celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

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On Aug. 17, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than $14 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for government entities in western Kentucky. Included in those governments is the City of Benton which will receive $226,890 to use for public radio ann…

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The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce announced over the weekend that it has hired Mitchell Ponder as the new Chamber Director. This comes after 17 year Chamber employee, Debbie Buchanan an- noun-ced her resignation in June.

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Marshall County Schools are preparing to be healthy at school when students and teachers and staff return to the classroom and schools. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all staff and students in first grade and above are required to wear a mask unless they have a medical condition that …

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Marshall County Schools’ superintendent plans to stick to the district’s plan of starting the 2020-21 year on Aug. 26, even after a conference with state education officials Friday.

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On behalf of the physicians, nurses and care teams at Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital, I ask that you wear a mask when in public places to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and perhaps even eliminate the disease from our community. This simple act can bring great benefit to many people.

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The annual Real Men Wear Pink of Paducah campaign begins on Oct. 1. The month is dedicated to bring continued awareness and raise funds in support of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) mission to save more lives than ever before from breast cancer, and a distinguished group of community lea…

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Marshall County to Marshall Street is a hurricane relief effort that began with a conversation between local resident Keith Travis and Marshall County Sheriff Eddie McGuire.

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Marshall County Sheriff Eddie McGuire hosted a public forum at Benton City Park Thursday to discuss the ongoing radio issues experienced by first responders and apparent lack of urgency shown by the county’s fiscal court to address them.

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Marshall County Sheriff Eddie McGuire hosted a public forum at Benton City Park Thursday to discuss the ongoing radio issues experienced by first responders and apparent lack of urgency shown by the county’s fiscal court to address them.

The Marshall Mission Youth Service Center (YSC) at Marshall County High School has started off the year by servicing students and families for back to school needs and support. “The Mission” is in its second year of work with the students at MCHS and is honored to be part of the hub of the s…

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources now offers new resources to assist teachers and continue the education of students in the fields of hunting, fishing and wildlife conservation, all in a virtual format.

“Reading” the “No Pets” sign at Mike Miller Park on Thursday was one of five turkeys who enjoyed some time at the playground, unencumbered by any pesky pets.

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced last week the Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories.

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Marshall County’s fiscal court unanimously voted in favor of an ankle monitor program after hearing an over-the-phone presentation from Circuit Court Judge Jamie Jameson.

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced CFSB as a recipient of its 2020 National Community Bank Service Award for efforts to help small businesses, consumers and their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A Marshall County commissioner was met with resistance when he requested that issues surrounding first responder radio communications be top priority for the fiscal court.

A check for $1,000 was donated by Little General to the Marshall County Backpack Program, which provides food to students who may need assistance. Pictured are Glenda Byers from the Family Resource and Youth Service Center (FRYSC) with Marshall County Schools (left); Mary Jo Milam from Littl…

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The trial of a man accused of shooting and killing an alleged thief two years ago has been pushed to next year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Calvert City will host its annual fireworks display on Saturday, two months later than usual because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tennessee Valley Authority retirees and Bicentennial Volunteers Inc. (BVI) volunteers Bruce and Renee Turnbow recently presented a second $1,000 check from the Western Area Chapter of the TVA Retirees Association to Doug Moore, chairman, and Becky Cornwell, director of the Marshall County Ca…

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The Calvert City Good Neighbor Night Committee met to discuss plans for the annual Good Neighbor Night event, which is typically held in October. Due to the recent pandemic, the committee decided to cancel the 33-year event but through discussion, knew they wanted to find a way to utilize th…

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Calvert City resident Kim Robinson was crowned Mrs. Kentucky on Aug. 22 following a three-day event in Brandenburg.

editor's pick top story

What began as a group of hundreds of boaters in June showing support for President Donald Trump has now grown to a larger expression for the Labor Day weekend that plans to incorporate not just the water but the land and the sky, as well.

Furniture, bookcases, cabinets, and doors present opportunities to add or change color throughout a home. Woodcraft offers an extensive line of furniture paint, tools and supplies necessary for successful painting projects. In addition, Woodcraft retail store associates are always ready to h…

In light of concerns about COVID-19, various health organizations have issued specific instructions on how to maintain personal safety and cleanliness. These recommendations involve using common household products to sanitize homes, offices and public spaces. As people take such precautions,…

All family members should be considered when home improvements are being planned, especially the youngest household residents who may not be responsible enough to avoid accidents and injuries.

Instead of giving away unwanted items that have gathered dust around the house, many people turn to garage and yard sales to transform their clutter into some extra money. Yard sales may not be a “get rich quick” scheme, but they present an environmentally friendly way to clean up a home. Wh…

Tending to backyard vegetable gardens can fill many hours of enjoyable downtime in the great outdoors. What’s more, the bounty produced by such gardens provides healthy, fresh foods to gardeners and their loved ones.

Modern families seem to be juggling more than ever before. When time seems to be a luxury, an ability to stay organized can help families manage the hustle and bustle of daily life more effectively.

Homeowners who don’t look forward to dusting off their rakes each fall might be happy to learn that mulching fallen leaves with a mower may be a healthier and less labor intensive way to confront a yard covered in leaves.

Perhaps due in part to the popularity of home improvement television shows, many homeowners now tackle an assortment of home projects without professional assistance. These weekend warriors embrace the do-it-yourself philosophy to home improvement, saving lots of money along the way.

High school students have a lot on their plates. Today’s parents often lament that kids’ schedules are far more hectic than their own schedules were when they were teenagers. But for many high school students, a familiar foe their parents have no doubt encountered is proving a considerable s…

Feeling secure at home is a priority for many people. Many people consider installing security systems in their homes to improve their sense of well-being. Whether one owns or rents, individuals may be surprised to learn that do-it-yourself security systems can be savvy investments.

Gardens provide an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In fact, many gardening enthusiasts typically cannot wait for the spring thaw so they can spend the next several months tending to their plants under the warm sun. But a gardener’s work is never truly done, and th…

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There is a popup exhibit from the National Archives titled, “Rightfully Hers,” at the Calvert City branch of the Marshall County Library celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

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Marshall County Rotary Club past president Brooks Palmer, left, and current president Joel Pace, right, are pictured delivering mask lanyards to Benton Elementary assistant principal Paul Lamb and principal, Lorrie Shadowen, as well as to other county schools, to prepare for the 2020-21 scho…

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The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce announced over the weekend that it has hired Mitchell Ponder as the new Chamber Director. This comes after 17 year Chamber employee, Debbie Buchanan an- noun-ced her resignation in June.

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Marshall County Schools are preparing to be healthy at school when students and teachers and staff return to the classroom and schools. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, all staff and students in first grade and above are required to wear a mask unless they have a medical condition that …

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Marshall County Schools’ superintendent plans to stick to the district’s plan of starting the 2020-21 year on Aug. 26, even after a conference with state education officials Friday.

editor's pick

On behalf of the physicians, nurses and care teams at Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital, I ask that you wear a mask when in public places to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and perhaps even eliminate the disease from our community. This simple act can bring great benefit to many people.

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A project initiated by Marshall County First District Commissioner Justin Lamb is currently underway to place roadway signage identifying the names of several rural communities in District One of Marshall County.

The first day of school meets some with excitement and others with dread. As teachers, administrators, staff and students head back to school, this year is bound to be unlike any other in recent memory. Most years we wonder how many snow days will affect the school year. This year snow seems…

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The planning for a new Comprehensive Land Use Plan has begun for the City of Benton. The city council recently contracted with the Kentucky League of Cities for assistance updating the current plan.

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The Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center will celebrate the grand opening of the Marshall County Resiliency Center by inviting the community to a Spirit Week, Aug. 17-21, from 3-6 p.m. at 1012 Main St., Suite C, in Benton. The community is welcome to walk through the Resiliency Center and s…