south marshall middle school

12:42 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Marshall County Schools Moving Forward with Middle School Consolidation


The Marshall County Board of Education is moving forward with the consolidation of more than 500 students from Benton and South Marshall middle schools.

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Afternoon Update
3:52 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/31/12

If confirmed, it would be the largest cheating scandal at the university in recent memory.
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3:32 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Former Middle School Principal Sentenced

A judge today sentenced former South Marshall Middle School principal Kent Barlow to serve 10 years in prison. Barlow pled guilty earlier this month to three charges stemming from an attack on his former girlfriend. Marshall County Circuit Judge Dennis Foust gave Barlow five years for both first degree wanton endangerment and unlawful imprisonment.

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Afternoon Update
4:05 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/8/12

Go up to your chest, squat down and come up. And then you have to stand, get nice and tight, and jerk it above your head.
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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. 

Crime and Law
10:29 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Principal Resigns Amidst Rape Charges

FormerSouth Marshall Middle Schoolprincipal Kent Barlow has resigned in the midst of an investigation into charges of rape and unlawful imprisonment.  Barlow appeared in Marshall District Court Wednesday and waived his right to a preliminary hearing. The Paducah Sun reports Superintendent Trent Lovett confirms Barlow’s resignation.  The district begins a search for his replacement today and will fill the position before July 1.  Kentucky State Police arrested Barlow following allegations of rape by a female acquaintance.  The case now goes before the grand jury.

Middle School Principal Arrested
4:03 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

South Marshall Middle School Principal Charged with Rape

South Marshall Middle School Principal Ken Barlow was arrested yesterday at his lawyer's office in Paducah. Barlow was previously tried in 2007 on charges of molesting a 6-year-old boy, but was acquitted.

From the Kentucky State Police:

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