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H.H. Lovett Park in Benton is now home to the Benton Bark Park — an area designated to some four legged, furry friends.

Owners of four businesses along U.S. Highway 641 N are organizing a full day of events and activities from Draffenville to Kentucky Dam this Saturday, Sept. 24.

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Marshall County native Laurinda Reed, who works at Durham Chiropractic and Wellness Clinic in Jackson, Tennessee, was recently named the Tennessee Chiropractic Association (TCA) and the Chiropractic Assistants of Tennessee (CAT) 2021 Chiropractic Assistant of the Year.

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Federal Aviation Administration money for ongoing upgrades at Kentucky Dam Airport has been released. Aviation consultant Tim Haskell made the announcement at the Sept. 13 Calvert City Council meeting.

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The director of operations at a home décor steel business in Alabama and Marshall County High School graduate is sharing his experiences of leadership — both good and bad — in an effort to inspire others.

The Department for Public Health invites all Kentuckians representing kindergarten through eighth grade to participate in the annual Environmental Health Poster Contest. The contest is open to public school, parochial, and home-schooled students and members of sponsoring organizations, such …

Though many in Marshall County know the Marshall County Resiliency Center is associated with the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center in Paducah, many do know know it began in Marshall County to serve as a place of healing following the events that occurred at Marshall County High School in…

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Dustin Duckett is ready for a career in welding. Having taken four years of welding courses and working two jobs, all he has to do is graduate.

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Community members, farmers and agribusinesses turned out for a feast worthy of Thanksgiving at the Kentucky Dam Village Convention Center Saturday evening.

The Benton Partnership’s Farm to Fork dinner will be this Saturday, Sept. 18 at the old beach area next to the Kentucky Dam Convention Center. It was originally to be held in the convention center, but due to the increase in COVID cases organizers have opted to move the dinner outdoors.

Just a day after I finished writing my last update, the governor issued a call for the legislature to convene a special session to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. We convened on Tuesday, September 7 and spent a whirlwind three days considering legislation, eventually overriding several veto…

In the September 7 edition of the Tribune-Courier a photo on the front page of of U.S. Marine Corps veteran Chase Kelly was erroneously moved within the frame of the photo. We apologize for the error and thank Kelly for his service to the United States.

A community-wide event will be held at the Calvert City Cemetery, at 560 S. Main St. in Calvert on Saturday, Sept. 25 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed to take photos of gravestones at the cemetery using the Billion Graves app which can be downloaded from the Apple or Google Play Store.

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The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) is happy to announce that Benton Mayor Rita Dotson is a recipient of the 2021 Leadership Enrichment and Development (LEAD) Award. The annual recognition highlights Kentucky mayors who are passionate about local public service and committed to lifelong learning.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance in honor this foundational document of national governance.

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CC Metals and Alloys, LLC (CCMA), a mining and metals company partially owned by American businessmen Mordechai Korf and Uriel Laber, announced it has reached a Labor Agreement with International Union, United Automobile Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) and its a…

The American Legion sponsors a High School Oratory Scholarship Program — “A Constitutional Speech Contest” — designed to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States. The contest is open to all high school students, freshmen through senior, less than 2…

The Woodlands Nature Station within Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is sad to announce that Artemis, the resident bald eagle at the facility, passed away due to natural causes on Tuesday, Sept.7 after 45 years of life and 34 years educating the general public.

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The organizers of Marshall County Family Week hope people will put down their cell phones and get off the couch this week. A week-long slate of activities is planned, with the culmination of events this Saturday at the Benton branch of the Marshall County Public Library and Mike Miller Park.

The Marshall County FFA brought home multiple honors from the Kentucky State Fair held Aug. 19-29 in Louisville. Sophomore Ty Wood brought home the state championship in Auctioneering.

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Just two short weeks after the Hot August Blues festival, Kenlake State Resort Park will again be the site of a two-day music festival. County Roots Revival: Pickin’ on a Soldier’s Heart, an annual fundraiser for a local veteran’s organization makes its way back to Aurora for the 2021 performance.

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GRAND RIVERS — This week’s media tour of Kentucky Lock hosted by the Waterways Council Inc. — to highlight the importance of locks and dams to the inland waterways system — was particularly well timed.

The public is invited to virtual town hall meetings in September to discuss improving outcomes for Kentucky children and families involved in the state foster care system. Anyone with an interest in making the foster care system better is encouraged to attend one of the regional meetings tha…

Calvert City Police Department

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Everyone says they remember where they were that day, that moment when the United States of America was irrevocably changed. Even 20 years later, it’s seared into citizens’ minds as one of the greatest tragedies to happen on American soil.

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In 1981, Jerry Carrigan made the 4,218-mile bike ride called the TransAmerica Trail from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia. Thirty-seven years later, his daughter Aspen made the same ride.

CASA by the Lakes is now enrolling new volunteers for the upcoming volunteer training session set to begin in September. Both virtual and in-person options are available.

Devan & Grant Willoughby was The Benton Partnership’s August Renovation of the Month recipient sponsored by Kayla Barrett with Hendrickson Wealth & Retirement. The Willoughbys will receive a $100 gift card to a place of their choosing in Benton, courtesy of the sponsor.

Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources responded shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday to Lake Barkley Marina in Trigg County for a report of a man who fell into the water and had not resurfaced.

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The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) has announced the recipients of its annual Community Economic Development Awards (CEDA). The County of Marshall, Kentucky entry was the winner in the category of communities 15,001 to 40,000 in population. Winners were recognized at an awards …

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On September 11, the community and country will pause and remember that fateful day in New York City in 2001. Just as many Americans remember where they were when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, most Americans remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when terrori…

This week Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) are excited to announce a new cookie, Adventurefuls™. The delicious brownie-inspired cookie with caramel-flavored crème and a hint of sea salt, joins the nationwide lineup for the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season. The Adven…

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Federal Aviation Administration money for ongoing upgrades at Kentucky Dam Airport has been released. Aviation consultant Tim Haskell made the announcement at the Sept. 13 Calvert City Council meeting.

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The director of operations at a home décor steel business in Alabama and Marshall County High School graduate is sharing his experiences of leadership — both good and bad — in an effort to inspire others.

The Department for Public Health invites all Kentuckians representing kindergarten through eighth grade to participate in the annual Environmental Health Poster Contest. The contest is open to public school, parochial, and home-schooled students and members of sponsoring organizations, such …