Bill Marcum

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Rumors have been circulating in Calloway County for months regarding secret audio recordings in the courthouse. WKMS News investigated the rumors, the cameras and how county officials are addressing the concern.


  Calloway County Deputy Judge Executive and former sheriff Bill Marcum has filed to run as an Independent for the office of judge-executive.

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Calloway County Deputy Judge Executive Bill Marcum is joining the race for local Judge Executive next year.


Marcum - a Republican - said he’s familiar with the inner-workings of local government and his position would make for a smooth transition.


He said he is interested in county issues, but wants to focus on improving infrastructure and maintaining a balanced budget.

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Calloway County Judge Executive Larry Elkins said he hasn't made up his mind whether to run for a sixth term in 2018.


The City of Murray has appointed Bill Marcum to serve as its Interim Parks Director.

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As fatal crashes rise on South 641 in Calloway County, officials are looking to reinstate a resolution prioritizing state action on the road.


Murray city officials are awaiting a structural engineer's report on a partially-collapsed downtown building.


Calloway County Sheriff Bill Marcum announced Thursday that he plans to run for a third term.  He said the idea of not running again has never crossed his mind. 

Marcum has served as sheriff since 2007 but has been in Murray since 1973 when he helped set up the Murray-Calloway County Ambulance Service and was a deputy under Max Morris. 

Marcum said he’s proud of improving the office’s functionality, facilities and relations with other law enforcement departments.


Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Byars says last weekend’s 400 Mile Yard Sale caused an uptick in traffic accidents in his jurisdiction.