Many families have planted gardens this year as an activity to pass the time during the COVID-19 pandemic. With many crops soon reaching maturity, here are some tips on harvesting and using your homegrown produce.

Calvert City Food Truck Friday started July 3 with a bang. Food Trucks lined the multi-use trail in Memorial Park while residents chose their favorite food truck for lunch.

American Legion Post 73 will resume van service for veterans in Calloway, Marshall and Graves counties to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Marion, Illinois, beginning July 21.

Mainstream media publications are hammering fiscally conservative groups opposed to wasteful spending of tax dollars for accepting temporary financial help in the form of a publicly funded Paycheck Protection Program loan to counter COVID-19 shutdowns.

Marshall County has been awarded more than $133,000 in 911-related grants, part of $2.9 million in emergency call center grants statewide announced last week by Gov. Andy Beshear.

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Mark Crowner concedes he was reluctant when he was approached three years ago about producing a documentary on the construction of two basket-handle arch bridges over Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.

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Al Cunningham inched past Linda Stacy Edwards by 31 votes to win the Democratic Party nomination for the District 6 seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

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The former McCracken County High School fishing coach killed in a police incident last week had planned to leave the state and told people he would rather kill himself than go to jail, according to court documents.

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A speedy meeting of the Marshall County Fiscal Court ushered in the next fiscal year with the approval of second reading of the county’s budget ordinance June 30.

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A Benton man was arrested in May on federal charges that he attempted to entice a minor for sex, in similar circumstances to those that resulted in charges for Paducah restaurant owner Ken White.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Challenger Learning Center at Paducah continues its Blast Pack project in July to create fun and educational experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for area youth.

After the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that Montana cannot keep parents from using tax-credit scholarships to enroll children in religious schools, anti-school-choice opponents responded in apocalyptic fashion.

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Parks are open, and summertime has truly arrived. Guidelines and restrictions are loosened enough to allow the beginning of July to almost feel back to normal.

Majestic Steakhouse, 244 E. U.S. 68 in Draffenville, will host its annual fireworks show Thursday night. The business encourages area residents to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy the display.

The Calvert City Lions Club is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive Monday at Calvert City Elementary School gymnasium, 563 Fifth Ave. SE on. The drive will begin at noon and continue until 6 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to donate blood.

After decades of debate, Jefferson Davis’ statue has left the Capitol Rotunda, headed for the national historic site commemorating the slavery-supporting Confederate president’s birthplace.

White privilege — the notion that being white in America bestows an inherent advantage in life that is not available to people of color — has become a controversial and emotional issue, evoking a vehement reaction in some people.

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“I love the idea of giving back to Marshall County Softball,” said Abby Fiessinger this past week as she introduced her plan to return to Marshall County to open a baseball and softball training facility.

The Marshall County Fiscal Court began discussions Friday on a draft policy on the approved use of county facilities and grounds, addressing issues ranging from public demonstrations to monuments and structures currently displayed.

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Editor’s note: Below is a previously published column from retired Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham, a western Kentucky native and author. He resubmitted the piece this week for publication.

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Robin McCoy, a former director of community health and development for the Nelson County School District, was announced Thursday as the next principal at Marshall County High School.

The Woodrow and Lois Holland Memorial Scholarship was established by a bequest from the estate of Woodrow and Lois Holland, life-long residents of Marshall County. Woodrow Holland became a partner of local insurance agency Peel & Holland in the late 1940s. The Hollands established this s…

Two local member-owned cooperatives have come together to offer financial support to agencies providing food and essential services to families in need.

The Marshall County A&I Fair exhibits for agriculture, 4-H/general youth, and family and consumer science has been canceled for 2020. The exhibits were originally scheduled for July 13-15 at the Marshall County Extension Office.

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The city of Calvert City is encouraging residents to play an integral role in developing a new community-wide strategic plan by completing a community survey before the July 10 deadline.

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James Comer and Joe Cunningham have several things in common — initials, Kentucky roots, and current job as members of Congress — to name a few.

After decades of debate, Jefferson Davis’ statue has left the Capitol Rotunda, headed for the national historic site commemorating the slavery-supporting Confederate president’s birthplace.

Editor’s note: Below is a previously published column from retired Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham, a western Kentucky native and author. He resubmitted the piece this week for publication.

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The Marshall County Fiscal Court conducted the first reading of the fiscal year 2020-21 budget Monday, which included funding for three school resource officers overseen by the sheriff’s department.

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DRAFFENVILLE — Robin McCoy, a former director of community health and development for the Nelson County School District, was announced Thursday as the next principal at Marshall County High School.

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BENTON — Hours after a large crowd turned out for a rally at the Marshall County Courthouse on Tuesday in defense of the school resource officer program, the county fiscal court recommended not only funding its share of the current eight resource officers, but adding three more positions.

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American Legion Post 73 will resume van service for veterans in Calloway, Marshall and Graves counties to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Marion, Illinois, beginning July 21.

Mainstream media publications are hammering fiscally conservative groups opposed to wasteful spending of tax dollars for accepting temporary financial help in the form of a publicly funded Paycheck Protection Program loan to counter COVID-19 shutdowns.

Marshall County has been awarded more than $133,000 in 911-related grants, part of $2.9 million in emergency call center grants statewide announced last week by Gov. Andy Beshear.

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Al Cunningham inched past Linda Stacy Edwards by 31 votes to win the Democratic Party nomination for the District 6 seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

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The former McCracken County High School fishing coach killed in a police incident last week had planned to leave the state and told people he would rather kill himself than go to jail, according to court documents.

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A speedy meeting of the Marshall County Fiscal Court ushered in the next fiscal year with the approval of second reading of the county’s budget ordinance June 30.

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A Benton man was arrested in May on federal charges that he attempted to entice a minor for sex, in similar circumstances to those that resulted in charges for Paducah restaurant owner Ken White.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Challenger Learning Center at Paducah continues its Blast Pack project in July to create fun and educational experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for area youth.

After the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that Montana cannot keep parents from using tax-credit scholarships to enroll children in religious schools, anti-school-choice opponents responded in apocalyptic fashion.

top story

Parks are open, and summertime has truly arrived. Guidelines and restrictions are loosened enough to allow the beginning of July to almost feel back to normal.

Majestic Steakhouse, 244 E. U.S. 68 in Draffenville, will host its annual fireworks show Thursday night. The business encourages area residents to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy the display.

The Calvert City Lions Club is sponsoring an American Red Cross blood drive Monday at Calvert City Elementary School gymnasium, 563 Fifth Ave. SE on. The drive will begin at noon and continue until 6 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to donate blood.

After decades of debate, Jefferson Davis’ statue has left the Capitol Rotunda, headed for the national historic site commemorating the slavery-supporting Confederate president’s birthplace.

White privilege — the notion that being white in America bestows an inherent advantage in life that is not available to people of color — has become a controversial and emotional issue, evoking a vehement reaction in some people.

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  • Updated

“I love the idea of giving back to Marshall County Softball,” said Abby Fiessinger this past week as she introduced her plan to return to Marshall County to open a baseball and softball training facility.

The Marshall County Fiscal Court began discussions Friday on a draft policy on the approved use of county facilities and grounds, addressing issues ranging from public demonstrations to monuments and structures currently displayed.

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Editor’s note: Below is a previously published column from retired Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham, a western Kentucky native and author. He resubmitted the piece this week for publication.

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U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath (second from left) paid an impromptu visit to Soup for the Soul packing center in Benton on June 20 as a follow-up to the $3,000 donation she made to the facility in April. Shown are (from left) Soup for the Soul founder Debbie Smith, McGrath, program manage…

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Robin McCoy, a former director of community health and development for the Nelson County School District, was announced Thursday as the next principal at Marshall County High School.

The Woodrow and Lois Holland Memorial Scholarship was established by a bequest from the estate of Woodrow and Lois Holland, life-long residents of Marshall County. Woodrow Holland became a partner of local insurance agency Peel & Holland in the late 1940s. The Hollands established this s…

Two local member-owned cooperatives have come together to offer financial support to agencies providing food and essential services to families in need.

The Marshall County A&I Fair exhibits for agriculture, 4-H/general youth, and family and consumer science has been canceled for 2020. The exhibits were originally scheduled for July 13-15 at the Marshall County Extension Office.

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The city of Calvert City is encouraging residents to play an integral role in developing a new community-wide strategic plan by completing a community survey before the July 10 deadline.

After decades of debate, Jefferson Davis’ statue has left the Capitol Rotunda, headed for the national historic site commemorating the slavery-supporting Confederate president’s birthplace.

Editor’s note: Below is a previously published column from retired Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham, a western Kentucky native and author. He resubmitted the piece this week for publication.

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The Marshall County Fiscal Court conducted the first reading of the fiscal year 2020-21 budget Monday, which included funding for three school resource officers overseen by the sheriff’s department.

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  • Updated

DRAFFENVILLE — Robin McCoy, a former director of community health and development for the Nelson County School District, was announced Thursday as the next principal at Marshall County High School.

top story
  • Updated

BENTON — Hours after a large crowd turned out for a rally at the Marshall County Courthouse on Tuesday in defense of the school resource officer program, the county fiscal court recommended not only funding its share of the current eight resource officers, but adding three more positions.

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Calvert City reopened city parks June 11 with some specific guidelines for users. Park facilities were closed in late March in an effort to minimize crowds and slow the spread of COVID-19.