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Marshall County Judge-Executive Kevin Neal (middle right) presents Marshall County Sheriff Eddie McGuire (middle left) with a signed copy of the proclamation designating Nov. as First Responders Appreciation Month which was signed during last week's fiscal court meeting. The proclamation ack…

In an effort to ensure more kids receive clothing, food and toys for Christmas, a Marshall County business owner has pledged a portion of sales through Nov. to put toward the cause and is offering incentives for his customers to do the same.

Johnny Bowlin (right) on behalf of the Marshall County Elks Lodge presents Marshall County Caring Needline Director Becky Cornwell with a $1,000 donation earmarked for providing Thanksgiving baskets stuffed with traditional holiday food for Needline's clientele.

Kentucky officials reported a higher-than-expected voter turnout in last week's statewide elections that ended dramatically with Democratic candidate Andy Beshear declaring victory over incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, who has not conceded.

When Dalton Keeling chose a workforce skill to study at the Marshall County Area Technology Center, he was drawn toward welding, rather than electrical work, carpentry or anything else that was offered. He doesn't know why he chose welding, but it seemed to be interesting.

The Benton Police Department recently welcomed a new officer to the team, filling the vacancy following a recent retirement.

While millions of Americans are paying on student loan debts and the nation debates how to manage the student loan crisis, a local business is working to ensure its employees don't become part of that statistic by prioritizing tuition assistance and student-friendly scheduling.

A boutique in Benton is kick-starting the annual collection of food items by Kentucky State Police for local families in need. Now through Dec. 7, Scents n More Boutique will accept non-perishable food items which will be turned over to KSP as part of its annual "Cram the Cruiser." The store…

GRAND RIVERS -- An experimental project designed to keep invasive Asian carp from moving farther up the Cumberland River was unveiled Friday at Lake Barkley. A bio-acoustic fish fence (BAFF) was deployed on the downstream side of Barkley Lock. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and U.S. Congressma…

Sharpe Elementary School's fifth grade class took part in yesterday's second annual Marshall County Veterans Day Parade through Draffenville. Each student held either a sign thanking veterans for their service or a small American flag. The parade trailed along Hwy. 68 from Vine Street toward…

Several South Marshall Middle School students were invited to participate in the Duke University Talent Identification Program for academically talented students. Only current seventh grade students scoring at or above the 95th percentile on a recent grade-level test are invited to participa…

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Kentucky State Police is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying multiple individuals related to ATM thefts at Community Financial Services Banking (CFSB) centers in both Marshall and McCracken Counties.

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. –Dollar General’s newest store at 3738 US Highway 68 E. in Benton is now open. In its new location, Dollar General will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.

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The National Corvette Museum and NCM Motorsports Park are hosting a special recognition day on Nov. 7 for veterans and wounded warriors as part of the 11th Annual Vets ‘n Vettes event presented by Mobil 1. Veterans are invited to come to the NCM Motorsports Park at 505 Kimberlee A. Fast Driv…

Deer hunting is not just a popular sport in western Kentucky; for many, it's a way of life and a means of putting food on the table. But with the kill comes the responsibility of properly disposing of the animal carcass.

City of Benton's leadership continued the discussion of animal control within city limits during last week's city council meeting, expressing hesitance of agreeing to pay an unknown amount to the county for the services.

While the Judicial Nominating Commission awaits its final appointments to begin the selection process for Circuit Judge of the Family Court Division of the 42nd Judicial Circuit serving Marshall and Calloway Counties, the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) confirmed two retired judges…

Two local organizations have made plans to ensure Marshall County's veterans are properly honored Monday for Veterans Day. The day begins with a parade, followed by the traditional ceremony at Mike Miller Park and a free, nice meal for veterans and their families.

It's time to start planning for the holidays and the Benton Partnership hopes to facilitate local shopping as part of the third annual Holiday Open House. This Friday and Saturday, businesses in Benton and Draffenville will open their doors, many with special incentives just for this occasio…

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The six-member board of directors for a local non-profit will pour over the feedback from approximately 200 people who attended a public informational meeting last week and decide whether or not they've garnered enough support and manpower to pull off a two- or three-day fundraising festival…

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The cost of doing business at the county clerk’s offices is about to go through the roof, but it isn’t because the clerk is raising them.

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Interstate 24 was backed up for several hours last night after an 18-wheeler semi truck caught fire near mile marker 21 in Marshall County, which inadvertently caused another collision, but responding agencies reported no serious injuries.

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The court learned last week it was a BB gun tucked into the waist band of the alleged robber who demanded $4,000 cash from a teller at Lake Chem Community Federal Credit Union in Draffenville on Oct. 15. But because it was represented as a life-threatening instrument, Marshall District Judge…

For the second year in a row, a locally-owned assisted living facility is celebrating statewide recognition for its employees and, for the first time, statewide recognition of a resident as well.

The recently-refurbished lobby of Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Gilbertsville was teeming with state officials, elected officials and business leaders eager to hear the details of the "Restoring the Finest" initiative Wednesday, which has committed $5.4 million to this park, alone.

Construction crews make the most of cooperative weather as they continue laying the base asphalt where 5th Street, Main Street and Poplar Street intersect in Benton. Benton Mayor Rita Dotson said crews plan to put on the top coat of asphalt for the entire project in the first week of Novembe…

Marshall County voters will be asked to make eight selections in the upcoming General Election on Nov. 5 including mostly state-level offices and one local office, and there's still time to research the best candidate for each job before Election Day arrives.

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office recently announced the arrest of a Hardin man in connection with two investigations linked to more than $10,000 in stolen property and damage to a local business, who will appear in Marshall District Court this week for a preliminary hearing regarding all…

Several residents in the northern portion of Marshall County have reported seeing at least two small airplanes flying overhead and lower to the ground than normal. A representative with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) confirms it's part of a project aimed at gathering geographical data.

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This week, October 20-26, is National School Bus Safety Week. Did you know, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, students are 70 times more likely to get to school safely when they take a school bus instead of traveling by car?

‘The most important thing the Senate can do right now is speak clearly and reaffirm the core principles that unite most of us, Republicans and Democrats, about the proper role for American leadership in Syria, in the Middle East, and in the world.’

Participants of the annual Calvert City Pink Walk took to the streets on foot and in golf carts Saturday morning to bring awareness to breast cancer. Sponsored by West Kentucky Avon representatives and the city of Calvert City, the event draws survivors of breast cancer, as well as friends a…

A number of Halloween activities are taking place across Marshall County in the coming days, offering a variety of events with free, kid-friendly fun for families.

The local chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa has observed a national month in its honor throughout October. Marshall County's chapter has 64 members dedicated to altruistic projects including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Alzheimer's Association, Kentucky Sheriff Boys' and Girls' Ranc…

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A social media storm ignited Thursday when Marshall County Judge-Executive Kevin Neal posted a video on the official Marshall County Fiscal Court Facebook page reading a letter addressed to Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, then another when he returned to the social media site Saturda…

Representatives of Marshall County's electric companies say changes to a 911 fee ordinance last week by the Marshall County Fiscal Court do little to make the arrangement more enticing.

Public perception that breast cancer is only identified by lumps detected through self-examination or routine mammography may prevent thousands of women from receiving an early diagnosis and the care they need. Although lumps are the most common symptom associated with the disease, women sho…

The man charged with armed robbery at a local credit union last week is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Marshall District Court when the judge will decide if there's enough evidence to push the case forward.

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The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week during the grand opening of Gershman Mortgage at its new branch office located at 315 West 5th Street Suite #500 in Benton.

Calvert City Council will create a $1 million sinking fund allowing the water and sewer department to pay immediate expenses incurred in an overhaul of its waste-water treatment plant. The water/sewer board will replenish the fund from its operating revenue over five to 10 years. At its Oct.…