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.
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.
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.
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.