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The Marshall County Health Department announced on Thursday the county has 396 active cases of COVID-19, a 105 increase since their Aug. 12 update.

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The Marshall County Health Department’s public health director has issued a plea to the community to understand the severity of the current COVID-19 outbreak that has increased the county’s incident rate threefold since the end of July.

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Following an executive order by Gov. Andy Beshear requiring masks in schools effective Aug. 11, parents and students have been on a roller coaster ride regarding whether the Marshall County School District would follow the mandate.

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The Kentucky Department of Public Health reported Friday afternoon that Marshall County had an incident rate for COVID-19 of 90.5 per 100,000 population.

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Marshall County Health Department Director Billy Pitts provided an update to the Marshall County Fiscal Court last week on rising COVID-19 cases in Marshall County.

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Marshall County remains in the critical red shade on the Kentucky COVID-19 map following a sharp incline in COVID-19 cases.

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The nation's pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is sparking conversations on COVID-19 vaccinations in general. Some continue to urge getting a vaccine, while others remain hesitant. 

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Marshall County Schools announced Wednesday that Benton Elementary School’s “Mr. Terry,” Terry Tackett, has been selected as a national finalist for the 2021 Custodian of the Year award. The 10 finalists were selected by the Cintas Corporation from over 2,000 nominations.

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The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce has announced educational opportunities for chamber members and other business leaders in the community.

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Marshall County Health Department Public Health Director Billy Pitts provided another update on the COVID-19 vaccine situation. In a release, Pitts said the department has received 800 prime doses of Moderna and 400 doses of Johnson & Johnson.

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As soon as the 1C category opened for COVID-19 vaccinations (persons 65-74 years of age and persons 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions), Benton Mayor Rita Dotson made sure her family members who qualified were vaccinated.

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Marshall County has followed a downward trend in coronavirus cases that’s been experienced across the state since last month.

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The Marshall County Health Department has developed a plan for COVID-19 vaccinations based upon it possibly receiving 200-300 doses of the Moderna vaccine this month.

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Trent Lovett spent some time last week visiting Marshall County schools to touch base and see how things were going on the district’s first week back of in-person education since before Thanksgiving.

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As health departments work to procure and administer more coronavirus vaccines, the state has altered its phased distribution plans, a local health department official said.

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Community Action Agencies across Kentucky are now accepting applications for the Crisis Component of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Open enrollment will run through March 31, 2021 or until designated funds are depleted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Qualified re…

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Marshall County is now one of several counties that are considered a “red zone” due to having 25 average daily cases per 100,000 people. Nearby red zone counties include Calloway, McCracken, Graves and Lyon.

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The Jackson Purchase area has been experiencing a resurgence in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks with 81 new reports on Wednesday alone.

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The local health department announced that Marshall County has seen an increase in positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths over the last several weeks. Through contact tracing, the Marshall County Health Department identified a particular gathering of people that resulted in six new cases and …

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Nearly 75% of the Marshall County School District’s students will return to campus on Wednesday for in-person instruction after a back-to-school plan was approved by the school board Thursday night.

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On Aug. 17, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than $14 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for government entities in western Kentucky. Included in those governments is the City of Benton which will receive $226,890 to use for public radio ann…

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Marshall County has reached 126 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, according to the county health department’s public information officer, Jennifer Brown.

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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.

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CALVERT CITY — The Calvert Drive-In may not yet be open for business, but the big screen lit up Thursday night, with a few dozen vehicles in attendance for a debut far more personal than the latest blockbuster.

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Government defendants in a lawsuit alleging whistleblower retaliation and wrongful discharge of a former Marshall County dispatcher denied her claims in a response to the lawsuit.

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KUTTAWA — In 1911 the world was still three years shy of the Great War and seven years away from the 1918 flu pandemic. The Titanic launched that year, the Nestor Film Company opened the first movie studio in the Hollywood area, and Ruth Evelyn Harrington (then Porter) was born.

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After more than two years in the court system, the case against Marshall County High School shooter Gabe Parker reached its penultimate stage last Tuesday as Parker, for the first time appearing in court in an orange jumpsuit, repeated “Guilty, your honor” after “guilty, your honor” sixteen …

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An 86-year-old woman died from the coronavirus April 27, marking Marshall County’s first death from the global pandemic.

While working at a jail may be a demanding job, it’s these transformations that make it well worth it for the men and women who put on a jailer uniform every day, and go to work.

One of the biggest challenges in flattening the curve of the coronavirus and COVID-19 is information on where it is spreading and who has it or has had it. Social media, and more specifically Facebook and its 2 billion users, may be able to help.