marshall county

Pittman Sentenced to 15 Years in Jail

Dec 12, 2012

A Marshall County jury has recommended the maximum sentence of 15 years of jail time for a Paducah woman convicted of second-degree manslaughter, first-degree wanton endangerment and DUI. Stephen “Jimmy” Harper was killed when Tiffany Pittman hit his truck with her car in Marshall County last year. 

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A Marshall County jury will be back in session Tuesday to recommend a sentence for a 20-year-old woman convicted last week of second-degree manslaughter, wanton endangerment and drunken driving in a 2011 traffic death. After three days of testimony and more than four hours of deliberation the jury returned the verdict against Tiffany Pittman.

Teenager Falls Out of Vehicle, Dies

Oct 17, 2012

A Benton teenager died last night after falling out of a moving vehicle. Nineteen-year-old Zackery Smalley was riding in the backseat of a car when he attempted to climb out of the sunroof on Wadesboro Road in Marshall County.

Marshall County elementary schools are changing how their students make the grade.  No more “F’s,” no more “A’s,” in fact, no more letter grades at all.  It’s part of a new system other Kentucky schools are using called “standards-based grading.”  We’ll hear more about it and why Marshall’s elemetaries are on board, on Front Page Sunday from WKMS News.

Murder Trial Begins In Marshall County

Aug 27, 2012

Despite prosecution efforts to reach a plea bargain, jury selection begins tomorrow in Marshall Circuit Court for a murder trial stemming from a 2011 fatal car-truck crash.  Nineteen-year-old Tiffany Pittman has been charged with murder, first degree assault, and first offense DUI in the incident which took the life of 45-year-old Stephen J. Harper.  Police say Pittman was driving drunk and arguing with an intoxicated passenger when her car rammed Harper’s pick-up truck on U-S Highway 68.  


 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.

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.

Barlow Accepts Plea Deal, Awaits Sentencing

Aug 8, 2012
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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. 


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.

Wet Dry Vote Today

Jul 17, 2012

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.