marshall county

Rob Canning, WKMS

Some counties in our region are declaring states of emergency to deal with damage from Wednesday's storms. 

Champion Homes, via Facebook

A modular and mobile home manufacturing company bringing 150 jobs to Marshall County is holding a job fair next week, as it looks to hire its first 50 employees.

Champion Homes, via Facebook

A global name in modular and mobile home construction is investing $6.3 million towards creating a production facility in Marshall County. 

Champion Home Builders Inc. plans to lease a 100,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility on Venture Lane in Benton while creating up to 150 new jobs.  

The announcement was expected by economic development officials earlier this week.  

Foust's office

Former Circuit Court Judge Dennis Foust is the new superintendent of Marshall County’s Parks Department.

Kentucky Lake Economic Development in Marshall County / Facebook

Economic development officials say a business is looking to make a $6.3 million investment in Marshall County. 

Author: Ken Thomas, via Wikimedia Commons

A company that produces bourbon barrels is expanding their operations in Kentucky, investing $12 million in a new mill in Marshall County.

Mike Miller County Park, via Facebook

The Marshall County Parks Department is looking for a new director.

The post is now vacant after director Larry Whitt submitted his resignation last week.

Kevin Neal for Marshall County Judge-Executive via Facebook

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.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

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.

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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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