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A Marshall County steel mill is expected to close later this year, leaving more than 100 workers out of a job.  

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The Kentucky State Police is seeking community assistance in solving a theft of more than $100,000 dollars of equipment stolen from a western Kentucky construction site. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awards two contracts for interchange upgrades on the I-69 corridor in Marshall and Graves Counties. Governor Matt Bevin announced both contracts totaling more than $60 million dollars will go to Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers.

Westlake Chemical Corp. is investing $130 million in its Calvert City facility, allowing for employee  job retention, as well as upgrades at the facility. The upgrades will improve plant efficiency, reducing bottlenecks in the manufacture of products that are used for construction materials, including piping, windows, fencing and decking.

Two new transportation projects are expected to boost Marshall County tourism and provide accessibility to Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.

Gov. Steve Beshear was in Calvert City yesterday to announce funding for a project which will enhance and beautify U-S 62 and its interchange at Interstate 24.

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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.

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The Calvert City Council is discussing how to develop the state owned Kentucky Dam Airport. Mayor Lynn Jones said the airport has potential to increase tourism and boost the local economy, but it needs some upgrades. He said it needs more hangars, a fuel station, and fence to keep animals off the runway among other things.

A national gas supplier plans to build a liquid hydrogen plant in Calvert City.

Baptist Health Paducah

Baptist Health Paducah launches Project Fit America at its 8th school today, at Calvert City Elementary. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dona Rains about the two-year fitness program aimed at reducing childhood obesity, including new playground equipment with fitness stations, curriculum, teacher training and a fit lifestyle in their daily lessons.

UPDATE: Tuesday, 11:54 a.m.:

The Calvert City Council unanimously passed the ordinance to annex Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park at a specially-called budget meeting Monday night. The ordinance will be published in the paper of record Wednesday, making the park officially within Calvert City limits.