Benton

Government
2:47 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

KSP Investigating Death of Benton Man

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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.

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Society
2:47 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Funeral Arrangements Set for Benton Family Killed in Tennessee Car Accident

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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. 

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Arts
12:44 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

City-Wide Party in Benton for New Children's Arts Center

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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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Good Reads
12:30 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Vampire Novelist from Benton Debuts Final Book in Trilogy

"For Lily Drake, slaying vampires is easy. Dating them is the hard part."

Author T. Michelle Nelson's vampire fiction heroine finishes her run with the last in the Lily Drake series, "Death Warmed Over," released today. The novel published by Inkspell Publishing, concludes the trilogy by the Benton native and Murray State graduate.  From her website: "When a devastating loss crushes her will to live, can Lily go on and be the leader she has to be?  What is she willing to sacrifice to save others?" Hear the conversation:

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Education
12:32 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Marshall Co. 9th Graders Invent Firefighting Device, Compete in National Contest

A team of three 9th graders at Marshall County High School in Benton is developing a device to more effectively combat fires, and their work has won them a week's trip to DC to compete in a national competition, the U.S. Army-sponsored eCYBERMISSION. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte asks Marshall Co. High School science teacher Lisa Devillez to explain how the students got involved and she asks the students to describe the device and explain what it does.

Listen to the conversation:

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Society
12:30 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

'Race to the Finish' Derby Party for Children's Art Building in Benton

Music by Paducah Jazz Ensemble, food by Chef Kelly Staples, an auction and hat contest! The Marshall County Arts Commission continues to fund raise for its 6,800 square foot Children's Art Activity Center in Benton. Longtime board member and office Ann Riley visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about its 3rd Annual Race to the Finish Derby Party on April 25.

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Culture
2:06 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Benton Main Street Welcomes Christmas with Dickens' Celebration

Benton Main Street Board Member Elayna Blevins is our Dickens' Christmas Celebration correspondent during Sounds Good.  The Saturday, December 14th celebration features a sweet shoppe, bakery, ye olde pub, a pig roast, live nativity scene, children's games, and a lighted Christmas Parade. It all begins at dusk.  See more on Benton Main Street's Facebook Page.

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Fire
11:44 am
Wed October 16, 2013

KSP and State Fire Marshal Investigate Possibility Of Marshall County Double Arson

The Kentucky State Police and State Fire Marshall are investigating foul play surrounding two Marshall County house fires that occurred within hours of each other Tuesday night. 

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Education
5:59 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Kentucky Historical Society Honors Marshall Co. Education Pioneer

The Kentucky Historical Society dedicates an historical marker honoring Marshall County education pioneer Henry H. Lovett Sr. Monday, September 16. Kate Lochte speaks with Becky Riddle of KHS about Mr. Lovett. Lovett was elected head of the Benton schools in 1905, helped establish Benton High School as the first high school in Marshall County. He was later active in the Kentucky Bar Association and served as the first circuit judge of the 42nd district. See more about events at the Kentucky Historical Society at their website

Arts
3:01 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Marshall Co. Arts Commission Raising Funds for Children's Art Center

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The Marshall County Arts Commission is raising funds to finish the Marshall County Children’s Art Center on East Elm Street in Benton. Today on Sounds Good, Commission Director George Milam describes the effort to Kate Lochte. See more events at the Marshall County Arts Commission website

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