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On a night where Republicans won big in Kentucky’s statewide elections, Marshall County has elected its first Republican judge-executive.

With 11,299 votes cast, Paducah Police Department officer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Kevin Neal won with 61.2 percent of the vote over longtime deputy judge-executive Melonie Chambers.

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Marcella Perkins opened the kitchen in May 2011 to feed the hungry of Marshall County. Since then, she and her volunteers have served over 62,000 meals, five days a week. Marcella and Dana Spiers stop by Sounds Good to speak with Tracy Ross about the Empty Bowls Project kicking off with a Paint-a-Thon and Chili Dinner on November 6.


Veterinarians are recommending that all horses in west Kentucky be tested for a viral disease after four horses in Marshall County tested positive for equine infectious anemia early last month. 

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Marshall County business owners wanting to obtain an application for a liquor license can now do so electronically.  

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  After voters decided to go wet this summer, the Marshall County Fiscal Court has approved its alcoholic beverage control ordinance.

The court voted 3-1 Friday morning on the ordinance, which allows Sunday by-the-drink liquor sales at restaurants from 1 p.m. until midnight. Commissioner Bob Gold cast the dissenting vote against the ordinance.

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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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 After Marshall County voters approved countywide liquor sales last month, city and county governments are trying to finalize their alcohol ordinances so that sales can begin.

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Paducah has Barbecue on the River, Murray has Freedom Fest, Trigg County has the Ham Festival, so Marshall County is holding its inaugural signature event: The South's Great Lake Fish Festival, on September 19. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Elena Blevins, Marketing Director of the Kentucky Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau about partnering with FLW for this day of food, fishing and family fun, and more about the community branding campaign.

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A timeline is beginning to emerge on when Marshall County might actually see liquor sales after voters approved going wet earlier this week.

Jason Darnall is the assistant county attorney and met Friday morning with judge-executive Chyrill Miller to discuss the process before them.

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As a heavy rain came down over Marshall County Tuesday evening, citizens were at the polls voting to make the county wet, allowing packaged and by-the-drink alcohol sales.

The county clerk confirmed shortly after 7 p.m. all 25 precincts had reported totals. The measure for the county to go wet narrowly passed 6,431 votes to 6,229 - a difference of 202 votes.