marshall county

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.

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Crime
3:29 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

[UPDATE: Court Date Set] Former Western KY Football Coach Accused of Sex Crimes with Minor

UPDATE: Barnard will appear in court Monday, June 9. His arraignment is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Marshall County. Barnard is currently being held at the county jail.

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Government
5:35 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Airgas, Inc. Announces $30M Investment and ASU Plant in Marshall County

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One of the nation’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases is bringing new jobs to Marshall County.

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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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Tourism
10:52 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Marshall County Looking to Rebrand Tourist Image

The Marshall County Fiscal Court has thrown its support behind an effort to rebrand the county, in order to aid  marketing and tourism.

Marshall County Tourist Commission Executive Director Randy Newcomb said two companies are being considered to conduct an exhaustive 10-month study.

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Crime
3:42 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Marshall County Police Investigate Threat Against Dogs

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The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office has failed to find any direct evidence of a threat of violence against stray animals following a viral social media post Wednesday night.

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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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Health
12:31 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

New Marshall County Health Department Building Set To Open In April

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After nearly doubling it's original budget to meet state building codes the new Marshall County Health Department should open next April. 

The project met a setback in the fall of 2011 when officials learned that the virtually completed building didn’t meet state building codes and wasn’t in compliance with Americans With Disabilities Act regulations. The board of health was forced to allocate an additional 2 million dollars from county reserves to bring the building up to code. 

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Society
11:40 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Revolutionary War Soldier To Receive Grave Markings in Marshall County Cemetary

An American Revolutionary war soldier and two of his daughters will get formal grave markings in Marshall County. 

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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

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