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A federal judge sentenced a former Benton pharmacist on Thursday to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for stealing and mislabeling drugs and carrying a firearm while prohibited from doing so. 

City of Benton via Facebook

A digital home security and safety company said Benton is one of the top ten safest cities in Kentucky.


WKMS is mourning the death of volunteer music host Corbet Hall. 

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday 30-year-old Hall of Murray died from injuries Tuesday night after a vehicle collision on U.S. Route 641 and Main Street in Benton. 

Benton resident Amanda Edwards

  A fire this morning in a Benton apartment complex caused extensive damage to the building but left no injuries.

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The owners of Filbeck Cann & King Funeral Home in Benton are summoned to appear in Marshall County Circuit Court next week to answer charges of forgery and fraud.

Justin Lamb

A Benton City Councilman is seeking the office of Marshall County First District Commissioner in next year’s Democratic Primary. Justin Lamb is a lifelong Marshall County resident and announced his campaign on Monday.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Republican-crafted American Health Care Act and concern over pre-existing conditions dominated U.S. Congressman James Comer's town hall in Marshall County on Wednesday afternoon. 

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Kentucky’s state parks and recreational trails and facilities received more than two million dollars from Frankfort on Thursday, including 10 projects in far western Kentucky. 


A new interchange in Marshall County will open this week. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the Julian Carroll-Purchase Parkway/Kentucky 348 near Benton is scheduled to open Friday afternoon. 

Governor Matt Bevin, via Twitter @GovMattBevin

Governor Matt Bevin joined western Kentucky officials and business leaders in Marshall County Tuesday for the ground breaking and ribbon cutting of two businesses expanding, looking to create nearly 200 jobs in the region.