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Christian County Health Department

Owensboro native Laura Hawes-Hammons is the Marshall County Health Department's next leader.

  Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Thursday  a contract for improvements to bring a portion of the Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway up to interstate highway standards and an eventual designation as Interstate 69.

The project involves reconstruction of 30 miles of the parkway from Exit 22 (mile point 22) in Graves County to U.S. 62 at Calvert City (mile point 52) in Marshall County. Hall Contracting of Kentucky Inc. was awarded the contract on a low bid of $8.08 million. The project has a completion date of Sept. 15, 2015.

Baptist Health is expanding services in Calvert City with a 3,000 square foot facility. The group hopes to open the U.S. HWY 62 location by November. 

Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the resignation of Trooper Donald Crawford, who resigned from Post 1 in Mayfield last week after nine years on the force.

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Despite concerns over impacting the habitats of endangered bats and mussels, work will go ahead on renovating a Marshall County river port.

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

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.

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.