Benton

Governor Matt Bevin, via Twitter @GovMattBevin

Governor Matt Bevin joined western Kentucky officials and business leaders in Marshall County Tuesday for the ground breaking and ribbon cutting of two businesses expanding, looking to create nearly 200 jobs in the region.

400mile.com

  A statewide yard sale stretching across Kentucky’s Historic Highway 68 begins Thursday, June 2.  The annual 400 mile event starts in Paducah and ends in Maysville.

Champion Homes, via Facebook

A global name in modular and mobile home construction is investing $6.3 million towards creating a production facility in Marshall County. 

Champion Home Builders Inc. plans to lease a 100,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility on Venture Lane in Benton while creating up to 150 new jobs.  

The announcement was expected by economic development officials earlier this week.  

Kentucky Lake Economic Development in Marshall County / Facebook

Economic development officials say a business is looking to make a $6.3 million investment in Marshall County. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

A section of U.S. 641/Main Street will be closed in Benton Sunday. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says in a release the southbound one-way section near 6th Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. to allow utility work.

KSP/Wikipedia

The Kentucky State Police and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office are investigating events that led to a hostage situation in Benton. 

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After a 3-2 vote Monday night, Benton, Kentucky’s city council has approved by-the-drink liquor sales on Sundays as city and county governments in Marshall County begin to finalize their alcohol ordinances. Voters there approved going wet in July by a narrow 200-vote margin.

KSP Investigating Death of Benton Man

Nov 17, 2014
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Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Benton man found Sunday.

Micah Puckett, 31, left his home Nov. 6.

His body was discovered less than a mile away.

An autopsy’s scheduled in Louisville later today.

UPDATE: The cause of Puckett's death has yet to be determined following an autopsy Monday afternoon. KSP are awaiting results of a toxicology report, which takes roughly 1-2 weeks. KSP officer Jay Thomas says the case is only being investigated as a death, rather than a homicide.

Rosebower Baptist Church / Facebook

Funeral arrangements are tomorrow for a Benton family of four killed over the weekend in a car accident.

Michael, Monica, Joshua and Caleb Cruse were on their way to a family vacation in Gatlinburg when they were struck in a six-car collision on I-40 in Tennessee. 

marshallcountyarts.com

Celebrating the completion of the new Marshall County Children's Arts Center, the Marshall Co. Arts Commission and the City of Benton are throwing a ticketed party. Anne Riley of the Arts Commission speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the event on October 16 and updates on the current status of the new building, as well as some of the events that have already gotten underway there.

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