Trent Lovett

Education
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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Education
4:58 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Insurance Penalties Loom for Kentucky School Districts

Credit newgre.org

Area schools are being hit with hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties, in the wake of the dissolution of the Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, or KSBIT.

The penalty payments are intended to fix a $60 million deficit in KSBIT's worker’s compensation and property and liability pools. The penalty amount is 60 percent  based on premiums, and 40 percent based on that school district’s past claims.

The insurance program was attractive to districts due to its low premium costs in worker’s comp and liability coverages.

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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.