Mercy Health plans suicide survivor day event

Mercy Health Paducah will host an event on Nov. 23 from 3-5 p.m. in honor of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention annual Suicide Loss Day for anyone who has been affected by suicide loss. There will be hot appetizers, cookies and drinks, as well as gift bags for the first 50 attendees.

The event will take place at the Marshal Nemer Pavillion in the Community Borders Room, located at 1530 Lone Oak Road in Paducah. Registration for the event is available at If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24/7 by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text the Crisis Text Line by sending "HOME" to 741741.

Group offers free medical transport for vets

The Marshall County Veterans Support Group offers transportation to veterans for medical appointments. The van is wheelchair accessible and operated by volunteer drivers. For more information contact Garry Smethers by calling 270-210-0754 or email

Calvert City announces paving projects

During November, Calvert City will begin pavement repairs to sections of East 5th Avenue, East 7th Avenue, East 6th Avenue, Hickory Street, Edison Drive and Lucille Lane. Preparation for work was scheduled to begin yesterday, weather permitting. Drivers are asked to exercise caution in work zones and allow for extra travel time in anticipation of delays. More information may be obtained by calling Calvert City Hall at 270-395-7138.

Fiscal Court approves $2.5 million bid

for industrial park utilities expansion

The Marshall County Fiscal Court recently, at the recommendation of Rivercrest Engineering, Inc., awarded the bid for sewer and water line extensions to Murtco Utility Services, LLC, in the amount of $2,462,078.

The project includes expanding water and sewer lines to the Southwest One Industrial Park in Benton, which has one tenant currently constructing a facility and a second which has committed but not yet begun construction.

Chad McCann of Rivercrest said if the weather cooperates, crews are looking at a six-month construction timeline and should have work complete in early June 2020. He said the City of Benton's portion of the payment is $634,058 which will be repaid to the county to cover the cost of replacing an interceptor as part of the project, per a contractual agreement between the two entities.