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The Marshall County Arts Commission is raising funds to finish the Marshall County Children’s Art Center on East Elm Street in Benton. Today on Sounds Good, Commission Director George Milam describes the effort to Kate Lochte. See more events at the Marshall County Arts Commission website

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The Marshall County Board of Health voted unanimously Friday to allocate $2.2 million from the county’s reserve to bring the new Health Department building up to code.

The $4.1 million building does not meet Kentucky safety requirements. The Board had considered borrowing the money, but decided to use some of the county’s reserve instead. Marshall County Judge Executive Mike Miller said this will bring the reserve down below the level he’d like to see it, but it will be replenished in a year’s time.

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Marshall County officials are looking for a missing 15-year-old Calvert City girl.

Sgt. Eddie McGuire with the Sheriff’s Office says Brandy Clark’s father reported her missing Monday at 2 p.m. Clark was last seen at her home around 8 in the morning. She was supposedly on her way to school, but did not show up.

We continue our occasional series about young artists whose foundations are in western Kentucky but whose work is bringing them success in larger market areas. We've visited with Vic Mazzone in Los Angeles and Candra Kennedy in Philadelphia. This time we go to Nashville for a profile on an indie artist who was born in Murray, raised in Marshall County. Jordan Hamlin is multi-instrumentalist in Nashville's indie music scene.  She tours with Katie Herzig, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and others.

Pittman Sentenced to 15 Years in Jail

Dec 12, 2012
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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
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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.  

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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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