Judge Executive Kevin Neal

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A months-long debate concerning the funding of Marshall County’s school resource officers came to a close Tuesday after the county fiscal court approved a budget that keeps the SRO program under the authority of the sheriff’s department. 

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The Marshall County Fiscal Court unanimously approved an amended Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget Friday, with further financial discussion set for June 30 as the court debates how to bridge financial constraints imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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A western Kentucky county where a deadly 2018 high school shooting claimed the lives of two students is continuing to debate the funding of school resource officers (SROs). 

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This post has been updated to clarify the open records request was fulfilled by Marshall County Schools.  

A school district that experienced a deadly high school shooting in 2018 is prevented from seeking a federal grant to hire school resource officers (SROs) after the county’s chief executive declined to sign the grant application. 

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  A confederate flag raised over the Marshall County courthouse, sparking controversy and nationwide attention, is coming down.

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A Confederate flag installed on the grounds of the Marshall County courthouse is drawing nationwide attention after the flag was raised without a vote from the county’s Fiscal Court.

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The Marshall County Fiscal Court unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday evening which states the county will not follow any state or federal laws regulating guns that local officials perceive to be unconstitutional. The resolution follows other similar resolutions passed by counties to reassert gun rights across the Commonwealth.

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  A scheduled vote for an ordinance that would make Marshall County a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” has been postponed.

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Some parents of victims from the Marshall County High School shooting are asking for an apology from Democrat Attorney General Andy Beshear about comments Beshear made at a gubernatorial debate in Lexington. 

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  The Marshall County Judge-Executive sent an open letter Thursday to Attorney General Andy Beshear, asking the Democratic gubernatorial candidate to clarify comments made at Tuesday’s debate in Lexington. 

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