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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.

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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.

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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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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.

"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:

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:

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.

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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