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The day before the House of Representatives passed a historic relief bill, later signed by President Donald Trump in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Rep. James Comer conducted a teleconference town hall meeting, answering questions from participants across the First District.

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Kelly Weaver, a Marshall County High School history teacher, was nominated for the Hannah E. (Liz) McGregor Teacher of the Year award.

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Marshall County joined the growing list of locales with a COVID-19 case over the weekend with the Marshall County Health Department reporting its first two positives Sunday.

As of March 26, Marshall County 4-H Camp is still scheduled for this summer. The Marshall County 4-H Council is excited to announce an even more discounted price for 4-H Camp 2020. The new discounted price for the first 75 campers registered by May 1st is now $175! This is an additional $25 …

With the COVID-19 pandemic upending most people’s sense of normal, Kentucky 4-H is encouraging families with young people to take to their backyards and get their hands dirty growing a garden.

We’re reminded during COVID-19 that the beauty of this un-common-wealth isn’t limited to its majestic mountains, picturesque horse farms and flowing rivers.

Although the coronavirus threat and massive public response have created significant disruptions to routine and established an unsettling new normal, for the most part, people are reacting responsibly and in good spirits.

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NASHVILLE — Singer-songwriter Jan Howard, who had a No. 1 country hit “For Loving You” with Bill Anderson and wrote hits for others like Kitty Wells' “It's All Over But the Crying,” has died at age 91, according to the Grand Ole Opry.

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FRANKFORT, Ky, (AP) — She’s a cop, chasing down the Pike County bingo hall and the Floyd County flea market. She’s on the bridge of the starship Enterprise, standing just behind the captain. She’s Robin to Batman.

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SANTA FE, N.M. — As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S. counties have yet to report a single positive test result for COVID-19 infections, an analysis by The Associated Press shows.

Exterior renovations can enhance the appearance of a property and make it more enjoyable for homeowners. Certain renovations have the potential to add value to a home, while others may do the opposite. Learning which one have the largest return on investment can help homeowners select featur…

Backyard sheds can be useful assets. Sheds can create storage space in the garage, basement or other areas of the house that have become gathering spots for gear typically used outdoors. Sheds are ideal for housing mowers, tools and even pool-care equipment. But they can be put to other uses…

When planning spring landscapes, homeowners should always group plants with similar water needs together.

Asphalt and concrete driveways are common throughout suburban neighborhoods. They are as much a part of a home as lawns, decks and other exterior elements. Regardless of how they’re utilized, driveways need to be cared for and maintained to retain their appearance and function.

What began as a utilitarian space for personal sanitation has, in modern times, transformed into one of the most coveted rooms in the house. Bathrooms have become a place to relax and unwind, and new bathrooms are on the tops of many homeowners’ wishlists.

Kristi Tucker began her career at Marshall County Public Library in 1991 as the bookmobile librarian.

Some politically leftist groups and their enablers in Congress and the Kentucky legislature are seizing upon former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s advice to “never let a serious crisis go to waste” offered during last decade’s Great Recession to push for costly policies that will …

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After Tater Day’s recent cancellation, there is hope to potentially host a 175th anniversary celebration for Benton later this year, if coronavirus concerns subside.

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The Marshall County Judge-Executive’s Office violated Kentucky’s Open Records Act in its handling of requests made by a Paxton Media reporter last December, according to Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office.

Marshall County Rotary Club, Kashway Lumber, Industrial Sheet Metal and the Benton Elementary School PTO helped create a new GaGa pit at the school. Teacher Kim Crowell will teach rules of the game along with appropriate technique, to go along with the benefits of lifelong fitness, exercise,…

In an effort to prepare teens for the responsibility of adulthood, the Marshall County Public Library will host Adulting 101, a series of programs focusing on topics essential for young adults entering maturity, once a month from 1 to 2 p.m. beginning in March until July.

The Marshall County Extension Office will be hosting a regional hemp production meeting for the western counties of Kentucky on March 31. These full day educational programs include information on various aspects of hemp production in Kentucky. All programs are open to growers of all experie…

James William Martin, 95, of Paducah, formerly of Kirbyton passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Thursday, March 5 at Baptist Health.

Marshall County Preschool Head Start Early Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Registrations will be taken by appointment only on March 24, 25, April 14, 15, 28 and 29 at the Woodmen Building located at 1005 Poplar St. in Benton.

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editor's pick

The day before the House of Representatives passed a historic relief bill, later signed by President Donald Trump in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Rep. James Comer conducted a teleconference town hall meeting, answering questions from participants across the First District.

editor's pick

Kelly Weaver, a Marshall County High School history teacher, was nominated for the Hannah E. (Liz) McGregor Teacher of the Year award.

breaking editor's pick

Marshall County joined the growing list of locales with a COVID-19 case over the weekend with the Marshall County Health Department reporting its first two positives Sunday.

As of March 26, Marshall County 4-H Camp is still scheduled for this summer. The Marshall County 4-H Council is excited to announce an even more discounted price for 4-H Camp 2020. The new discounted price for the first 75 campers registered by May 1st is now $175! This is an additional $25 …

With the COVID-19 pandemic upending most people’s sense of normal, Kentucky 4-H is encouraging families with young people to take to their backyards and get their hands dirty growing a garden.

We’re reminded during COVID-19 that the beauty of this un-common-wealth isn’t limited to its majestic mountains, picturesque horse farms and flowing rivers.

Although the coronavirus threat and massive public response have created significant disruptions to routine and established an unsettling new normal, for the most part, people are reacting responsibly and in good spirits.

AP

NASHVILLE — Singer-songwriter Jan Howard, who had a No. 1 country hit “For Loving You” with Bill Anderson and wrote hits for others like Kitty Wells' “It's All Over But the Crying,” has died at age 91, according to the Grand Ole Opry.

AP

FRANKFORT, Ky, (AP) — She’s a cop, chasing down the Pike County bingo hall and the Floyd County flea market. She’s on the bridge of the starship Enterprise, standing just behind the captain. She’s Robin to Batman.

AP

SANTA FE, N.M. — As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S. counties have yet to report a single positive test result for COVID-19 infections, an analysis by The Associated Press shows.

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Marshall County resident Tonya Lindsey picks up a bag full of books with reading material for her son. With school closures necessitating at-home instruction and her son needing accelerated reading materials, Lindsey took advantage of the curbside service at the Benton branch of the library …

Exterior renovations can enhance the appearance of a property and make it more enjoyable for homeowners. Certain renovations have the potential to add value to a home, while others may do the opposite. Learning which one have the largest return on investment can help homeowners select featur…

Backyard sheds can be useful assets. Sheds can create storage space in the garage, basement or other areas of the house that have become gathering spots for gear typically used outdoors. Sheds are ideal for housing mowers, tools and even pool-care equipment. But they can be put to other uses…

When planning spring landscapes, homeowners should always group plants with similar water needs together.

Asphalt and concrete driveways are common throughout suburban neighborhoods. They are as much a part of a home as lawns, decks and other exterior elements. Regardless of how they’re utilized, driveways need to be cared for and maintained to retain their appearance and function.

What began as a utilitarian space for personal sanitation has, in modern times, transformed into one of the most coveted rooms in the house. Bathrooms have become a place to relax and unwind, and new bathrooms are on the tops of many homeowners’ wishlists.

Kristi Tucker began her career at Marshall County Public Library in 1991 as the bookmobile librarian.

Some politically leftist groups and their enablers in Congress and the Kentucky legislature are seizing upon former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s advice to “never let a serious crisis go to waste” offered during last decade’s Great Recession to push for costly policies that will …

editor's pick

After Tater Day’s recent cancellation, there is hope to potentially host a 175th anniversary celebration for Benton later this year, if coronavirus concerns subside.

editor's pick

The Marshall County Judge-Executive’s Office violated Kentucky’s Open Records Act in its handling of requests made by a Paxton Media reporter last December, according to Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office.

Marshall County Rotary Club, Kashway Lumber, Industrial Sheet Metal and the Benton Elementary School PTO helped create a new GaGa pit at the school. Teacher Kim Crowell will teach rules of the game along with appropriate technique, to go along with the benefits of lifelong fitness, exercise,…

In an effort to prepare teens for the responsibility of adulthood, the Marshall County Public Library will host Adulting 101, a series of programs focusing on topics essential for young adults entering maturity, once a month from 1 to 2 p.m. beginning in March until July.

The Marshall County Extension Office will be hosting a regional hemp production meeting for the western counties of Kentucky on March 31. These full day educational programs include information on various aspects of hemp production in Kentucky. All programs are open to growers of all experie…

James William Martin, 95, of Paducah, formerly of Kirbyton passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Thursday, March 5 at Baptist Health.

Marshall County Preschool Head Start Early Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Registrations will be taken by appointment only on March 24, 25, April 14, 15, 28 and 29 at the Woodmen Building located at 1005 Poplar St. in Benton.

Late last August, following the drowning of a Marshall County boy at Kentucky Dam Marina, local officials announced the arrests of two alleged drug dealers, and linked the case to pills believed to contain fentanyl or fentanyl derivatives.

Marshall County Judge-Executive Kevin Neal publicly explained his decision last week to terminate Curt Curtner, the county’s former emergency management director.