marshall county

Afternoon Update
4:19 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Survey Reports High Levels of Indoor Air Pollution in Marshall County

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 Marshall County’s Smoke-Free Clean Air Coalition is using results from a new survey on indoor air pollution from second hand smoke to boost the coalition’s cause.  The Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy delivered the results of a survey today that found  Marshall County’s indoor air pollution in local hospitality venues to be four times higher than those of Georgetown or Lexington. The two towns have enacted smoke-free laws. Local health educator Terri DeLancey says the coalition was not pushing for similar laws or regulations.

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Front Page Episodes
1:29 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Marshall County School Bus Gets New Life as Emergency Vehicle

Earlier this year, Marshall County Emergency Medical Services converted a retired vehicle from the school bus fleet into a piece of emergency response equipment called an “AmbuBus”. Made with conversion kits from First Line Technology, LLC, these automotive Frankensteins have been popping up around the country. After seeing the vehicle, Casey Northcutt has more on the new life of an old bus.

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Society
3:04 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Barlow Accepts Plea Deal, Awaits Sentencing

A former South Marshall Middle School Principal could serve up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to three charges stemming from an attack on a former girlfriend. Kent Barlow pled guilty to wanton endangerment, assault and unlawful imprisonment yesterday  in a Marshall County Court.  Barlow will be eligible for parole after two years. Circuit Judge Dennis Foust has set the sentencing hearing for August 31st. 

Alcohol Vote
12:07 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Local Option Election Noon Update; Participate in Our Informal Exit Poll

Calloway County Clerk Ray Coursey says,

“It’s a pretty busy day, now..."

Coursey says it's not exactly 'heavy' yet;  voters don't usually show up in force until after lunch. Coursey says other than voters looking for their polling station and a brief delay to repair a voting machine, no problems have been reported at the polls.

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Government
9:45 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Wet Dry Vote Today

Voters in Marshall County and the City of Murray head to the polls today to vote on the question of legalizing package liquor sales in their respective jurisdictions. Polls will be open in both locations until 6 p.m. We will post the returns tonight.

Alcohol Vote
9:00 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Tourism and Crime Statistics Have Not Cleared the Air in Marshall County as Alcohol Vote Nears

On July 17th, Marshall County will settle an issue that has divided the area for months, whether or not to allow the purchase of alcohol within county lines.

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Alcohol Vote
2:30 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Marshall County Chamber Releases Alcohol Election Business Survey

The Marshall County Chamber of Commerce has released the results of its survey of local opinions on the upcoming county local alcohol election. 

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Afternoon Update
4:03 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/9/12

The minimum wage is currently $7.25. But in 1968, you'd make the equivalent of $10 an hour in today's money.
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Today on NPR: Raising Minimum Wage: A Help Or Harm?

Jackson Purchase:

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Crime
3:46 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Jury Selection Begins in Walker Retrial

Attorneys are selecting a jury in the trial of a western Kentucky man accused of starting a fatal fire at Murray State in the late 90’s.

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Politics
11:57 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Marshall County Alcohol Vote Groups Put Thousands Into Campaigns

Alcohol signs in Murray.

Big bucks have been spent on both sides of a wet/dry election in Marshall County. Residents vote next Tuesday on whether to allow packaged alcohol sales.

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