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WEST KY — The National Weather Service in Paducah has released a preliminary track for the western Kentucky portion of a devastating tornado that struck Friday night. The NWS says it has determined that the tornado was an EF-4 from Fulton County to to Muhlenberg County. 

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With Christmas right around the corner there are two locations in Marshall County accepting toy donations for those affected by the Dec. tornado who are in need of toys.

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Mayfield, KY. (December 12, 2021) – As emergency crews continue to respond to a deadly tornado that made its way through Western Kentucky, many citizens are offering their assistance with these efforts. Kentucky State Police, Post 1 Dispatch is receiving an overwhelming number of calls from …

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The Marshall County Board of Education passed several measures aimed at addressing the current pandemic. The moves were related to using remote learning days, a test-to-stay program and protocols for being in session at various COVID-19 incident rate levels for the county.

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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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Just two hours after an executive order was issued Tuesday by Gov. Andy Beshear requiring masks in schools, parents of students in the Marshall County School District began receiving phone calls from the local board of education office alerting them that masks would be required in schools by…

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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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It closed with a rousing pyrotechnic display behind the Calvert City Civic Center on Sunday night — the Fourth of July. It began July 1 with an old-fashioned ball and awards dinner at Kentucky Dam Village State Park Convention Center that attracted nearly 250 people.

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Gridlock and partisanship were two areas U.S. Rep. James Comer said were keeping wheels from turning in Washington when it comes to passing needed legislation.

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Arkema has announced the finalization of an agreement with Chinese producer Aofan to manufacture 1233zd in China. At the same time, Arkema will accelerate its detailed planning of additional capacity at its Calvert City site in the United States.

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The Marshall County School District, in conjunction with the MCHS Class of 1985, has announced the inductees who will comprise the inaugural class of the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame: Dale L. Collie, H. H. Lovett, Sr., and Bill Cunningham.

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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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A former employee of Calvert City was appointed to the Calvert City council at Wednesday’s special called meeting.

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With snow accumulations forecast to be in the vicinity of a foot or more, we want to deliver news you can use to keep you safe and catch up on the happenings in the region.

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West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative business offices in Mayfield, Murray and Benton will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 11, due to inclement weather.

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The City of Benton is now accepting applications for its Small Business Relief Grant program. The program was discussed at last week’s city council meeting and details were decided during a council workshop Monday afternoon.

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A project initiated by Marshall County First District Commissioner Justin Lamb is currently underway to place roadway signage identifying the names of several rural communities in District One of Marshall County.

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Kentucky House Speaker Pro Tem David Meade and House Majority Whip Chad McCoy visited with local leaders at Mike Miller Park Monday to discuss issues and concerns, mainly related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on local economies.

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PADUCAH -- A Calvert City man was killed Sunday night after wrecking his motorcycle on the U.S. 60 Beltline overpass.

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The following people were arrested/charged by the Calvert City Police Department:

Digital technology is putting a new perspective on courses for Marshall County High School students. With the University of Kentucky's new dual credit program, taught by both high school teachers and UK professors, students can earn both high school and college credits.

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Photo 1: Marshia Morton, of SEMO Search Dogs, and her dog, Miss B, prepare to resume searching Saturday for a missing woman, believed to have drowned in the Tennessee River near Calvert City. Around 20 local, state and federal agencies, based on Shar-Cal Road, continued the search for Brandy…

Marshall County Schools educator Tatiana "Toddie" Adams was honored Monday with the Service and Advocacy Award at the KAGE (Kentucky Association for Gifted Education) Annual Conference in Lexington. The award recognizes her work with the gifted and talented students of Marshall County, as we…

The Marshall County Hospital Wound Care Center received the RestorixHealth's Center of Excellence award in response to its meeting or exceeding national wound care quality benchmarks over a six-month period.

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The Marshall County School Board took action Feb. 17 toward the purchase of security equipment at Marshall County High School, renovations at Sharpe Elementary and the potential purchase of land near the high school campus.

The Kentucky Office of Rural Health will host a statewide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Listening Tour this month and in March, making stops in eight communities across the commonwealth to better gauge the current state of rural EMS services.

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PADUCAH -- Two Marshall County High School academic teams took part in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Western Kentucky Regional Science Bowl competition earlier this month at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering.

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Anastasia Shaverina and her family made a big change about four years ago through the diversity immigrant visa program. They emigrated from Saint Petersburg, Russia -- the country's second largest city -- to Marshall County.

Dr. Tanner Evans, DC, and his wife, Lea Evans (center), cut the ribbon to open West KY Chiropractic & Performance, located at 110 B East 5th Street, Benton. Dr. Evans is a 2008 graduate of MCHS, 2015 graduate of MSU and 2019 graduate of Logan University in St. Louis, with a doctorate in …

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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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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With major road improvements nearing completion, a trail from downtown to Kentucky Dam Village underway and a yoga program for residents in the works, Calvert City took center stage at Marshall County's monthly "State of the Community" breakfast.

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Mayfield, KY. (December 12, 2021) – As emergency crews continue to respond to a deadly tornado that made its way through Western Kentucky, many citizens are offering their assistance with these efforts. Kentucky State Police, Post 1 Dispatch is receiving an overwhelming number of calls from …

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The Marshall County Board of Education passed several measures aimed at addressing the current pandemic. The moves were related to using remote learning days, a test-to-stay program and protocols for being in session at various COVID-19 incident rate levels for the county.

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Just two hours after an executive order was issued Tuesday by Gov. Andy Beshear requiring masks in schools, parents of students in the Marshall County School District began receiving phone calls from the local board of education office alerting them that masks would be required in schools by…