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On the eve of the second year passing since the Marshall County High School shooting, the Facilitators of Community Unity and Support (FOCUS) group is hosting a Night of Hope and Healing ceremony and the community is invited to attend.

The strong storm line that tore through Marshall County Jan. 11 resulting in 12 tornadoes across the region, eight in western Kentucky, should serve as a reminder to get signed up for the CodeRED emergency alert system -- especially as officials report the outdoor warning sirens are being ph…

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The man accused of shooting and killing an alleged thief on his Scale Road property will face a Marshall County jury in August, more than two years after the incident. The decision was made after a December grand jury reviewed new evidence and again indicted 30-year-old Kelly Allen for reckl…

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announced Marshall County High School student Colby Lee Edwards and Trinity High School Nicholas James Huls will join Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul in representing Kentucky in the nation's capital during the 58th annual USSYP…

FRANKFORT -- Sharpe Elementary School Principal Jackie Reid was among the 33 exceptional women leaders selected by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA) for its 2020 cohort of the Kentucky Women in Education Leadership (KWEL). Each was chosen through a competitive applicat…

FRANKFORT -- In an effort to support education and enhance attainment opportunities throughout the Commonwealth, Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced last week Kentucky Skills U, an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC), will waive testin…

The nine participating nonprofit organizations recently received their earnings from the annual Christmas in the Park light show at Mike Miller Park in Draffenville which garnered a little more than $26,000 and approximately 10,000 non-perishable food items.

Calvert City Council members found themselves in a quandary over a leaky dam at its Jan. 13 meeting. During the council's meeting Nov. 12, 2019, engineer Matt Brawley recommended the council abandon the portion of Lucille Lane that runs over the dam, which backs up a lake in Huntington Creek…

It's no accident that Attorney General Daniel Cameron, the first African American elected to the office, is neck-and-neck with Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles in The State Journal's informal poll asking which of the GOP constitutional officers has the brightest political future in Kentucky.

First Financial Bank is pleased to name Nicole Dick as Mortgage Loan Officer, serving Calloway, Marshall and Fulton counties. Her office is at the Murray South Banking Center, 210 North 12th St.

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Almost immediately after receiving the go-ahead during a special-called meeting earlier this month, attorneys representing the Marshall County Board of Education filed a lawsuit against the Marshall County Sanitation District and the Marshall County Fiscal Court. The lawsuit acknowledges a c…

The values Lanny Fisk instilled in hundreds -- possibly thousands -- of students who passed through his agriculture classes highlighted his 30-year teaching career. His teachings and the example he set for his students also earned him a place in the Kentucky Agriculture Teachers Hall of Fame.

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The Benton Police Department issued a warning this morning of a scammer pretending to be a law enforcement officer.

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After hearing statements and evidence regarding several months of issues for which Michael Scott Conkright is also facing a criminal charge, the Marshall County Fiscal Court officially banned him from all county parks until Jan. 7, 2023. The details of Conkright's alleged actions, including …

Catherine S. Fuller of Marshall County announced last week she has entered the race for Family Court Judge of the 42nd Judicial Circuit serving Calloway and Marshall counties, which has been vacant since November when Judge Rob Mattingly retired.

Madison Guess of Eddyville and Grant McCuiston of Dawson Springs announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Janice Phelps, of Benton, selects her door prize during the grand reopening of the Caring Community Center in Benton, where the Marshall County Senior Citizens meet. The reopening celebration on Jan. 8 included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and several hours of fellowship while at least 100 peop…

A Calloway County man alleged to have assaulted a Marshall County woman before kidnapping her baby, stealing her vehicle and her cell phone, was captured by the Calloway County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) the same day as the manhunt began.

The Marshall County Fiscal Court last week announced it had denied the appeal of the former Marshall County E911 dispatcher who was terminated in December after being arrested and charged with a felony.

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A Calloway County man alleged to have assaulted a Marshall County woman before kidnapping her baby, stealing her vehicle and her cell phone, was captured by the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) the same day as the manhunt began.

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance from the public in locating 29-year-old Ryan K. Schoppe, who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for burglary 1st degree, assault 4th degree, kidnapping and theft by unlawful taking.

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After devastating funding cuts in June 2019, the Marshall County Senior Citizens board prepared for closure--but after seven months of working closely with a group of community members, the organization is rising from the ashes. The community at large is invited to come see what the revitali…

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Based on a memo issued by Judge-Executive Kevin Neal on social media at 11:14 p.m. on Jan. 3, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and his team of attorneys agreed with the half-dozen attorneys and retired judges that the proposed ordinance set to establish Marshall County as a Second Am…

Marshall County Schools Superintendent Trent Lovett confirmed 42-year-old Dan Langhi has been suspended from coaching the Lady Marshals basketball team following his early morning arrest on New Year's Day.

Last week the Marshall County Board of Education, during a special-called meeting, passed two votes that will likely result in lawsuits against the Marshall County Fiscal Court and the Marshall County Sanitation District.

Local attorney Ryan Yates announced last week his candidacy for Family Court Judge of the 42nd Judicial Circuit of Calloway/Marshall counties, left vacant following the 2019 retirement of Judge Rob Mattingly.

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Calvert City Council is in waiting mode regarding its response should Marshall County Fiscal Court pass a proposed ordinance designating the county a Second Amendment sanctuary county. Mayor Lynn Jones made that announcement at the close of a somber 37-minute special meeting Jan. 2 called to…

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Voting members of the Marshall County Fiscal Court last week received impassioned letters from advocates for the victims of domestic violence, asking them to pause and take stock of the consequences which would accompany the proposed Second Amendment sanctuary county ordinance scheduled for …

Marshall County residents will see an increase in recording fees at the county clerk's office next month, as counties statewide implement changes in the new year.

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Adding to the ongoing conversation regarding a number of problems with a proposed ordinance intended to designate Marshall County as a Second Amendment sanctuary county, Commonwealth's Attorney Dennis Foust said he's concerned with the "unintended consequences."

The Kiwanis Club of Benton announced its members unanimously voted in favor of honoring Benton Fire Chief Harry Green as grand marshal for the 177th annual Tater Day Parade on April 6.

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When you ask a teenager to make his bed, it often becomes a struggle, but 50 high school students recently turned out at Starfish Orphan Ministry of Paducah to make beds for 50 families in need.

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Benton, KY (December 30, 2019) -- Kentucky State Police has charged a Louisville man with escape after fleeing from the Marshall County Detention Center last night.

Cory B. Daniels, 36, is wanted out of Carlisle County for charges stemming from a narcotics investigation on December 10th, 2019. A cooperative investigation between the Carlisle County Sheriff’s Office and the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office led investigators to a residence on County Road…

FRANKFORT -- Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Jim Gray invites Kentucky students to submit original artwork for the agency's annual Adopt-a-Highway art contest following the theme, Adopt-a-Highway: Keeping Kentucky Beautiful. The artwork promotes a litter-free message to resi…

Far left: Bonnie McMillin from the J. L. & Miyoko Wheeler Foundation Inc. (left) presents Marcella's Kitchen Founder Marcella Perkins a $110,000 donation. Perkins said a portion of the funds is earmarked to pay off the existing $80,000 debt from facility renovations and the remainder wil…

The Marshall County Arts Commission is hosting a festive soiree featuring live music, food and drinks to celebrate the incoming 2020 with its first ever New Year's Eve Extravaganza.

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While Marshall County Judge-Executive Kevin Neal was on WCBL Friday morning saying he would present the so-called "Second Amendment sanctuary county" ordinance as-is on Jan. 7, 2020 against the advice of County Attorney Jason Darnall, the Benton City Council was holding a special-called meet…

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The Marshall County Fiscal Court last week formally scheduled the second reading and vote on Jan. 7 for an ordinance designed to establish Marshall as a "Second Amendment Sanctuary County," despite County Attorney Jason Darnall's advice that such a measure exceeds the authority of the fiscal…

Benton--Marshall County High School's Star Bank, presented by CFSB, recently went shopping for local children for Christmas. The Christmas Project, sponsored by the Marshall County Family Resource Centers, provided the wish lists for eight participants. MCHS Teacher Rebecca Phelps and Star B…

State Rep. Chris Freeland announced last week he pre-filed a bill for review during the General Assembly 2020 session which would allow for the exemption of "gruesome" evidence to be exempt from records open to the public.

FRANKFORT -- House fires during the holiday season are more frequent, costly and deadly than at any other time of the year. But, there are safety measures that Kentuckians can take to avoid home fires this season.

Marshall County Sheriff's Office Deputy Nick Spears, School Resource Officer for Benton Elementary and South Elementary, helps find the right size for his shopping partner at Walmart in Benton during the 17th annual Shop With a Cop event in Marshall County.

The Marshall County Exceptional Center presented Joe Tom Haltom with the newly donned "Haltom Family Auditorium" and bronze plaque during a celebration held in his honor on Dec.17. The MCEC Board of Directors, staff, and individuals elected to name the auditorium after the Haltom family in t…

Entries for the 2020 Calvert City Calendar poured in during the month of Nov. and Blair Travis, Calvert City's Director of Marketing, Communications and Business Development was a difficult task to narrow down the beautiful photographs received--but the final porduct is ready for purchase at…

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Marshall County Judge-Executive Kevin Neal forged ahead this morning with the first reading of an ordinance Marshall County Attorney Jason Darnall said exceeds the authority of the fiscal court and, if passed as-is, will open up the sheriff’s deputies and the county to lawsuits.