Dear Editor,

During recent weeks, confusion has arisen regarding Facebook's Marshall First and its relationship to the local Marshall County Republican Party. The Marshall County Republican Party maintains an office at 1202 East 12th Street in Benton. The Party has duly elected officers and Executive Committee who work closely with the Republican Party of Kentucky to promote a conservative agenda in government.

As a duly constituted organization, the Marshall County GOP Party has no relationship with Marshall First or any other organization, either written or implied. The Marshall County GOP supports freedom of speech for every citizen; however, when the need for communication arises, we will do so through our own professional guidelines and branded accordingly.

Joan Travis, Chair

Sam Mabry, Vice Chair

Sara Wells, Treasurer

Dwayne Stice,