Kevin Spraggs

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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). 

Marshall County Sheriffs Office

Many people in Marshall County are expressing frustration with the county judge-executive’s proposed plan to make significant school security changes. An online petition opposing the plan garnered more than 2,000 signatures in less than a week, and organizers have planned to stage a protest outside the county courthouse June 16. 

Marshall County Fiscal Court/Facebook Page / Marshall County Fiscal Court

Less than three months after taking the reins, Marshall County Emergency Management Director Bryan Crawley was relieved of his duties April 29. 

Screenshot / Marshall County Fiscal Court

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. 

Marshall County Senior Citizens center / Marshall County Senior Citizens Center, via Facebook (cropped)

The Marshall County Senior Citizens Center is warning they’ll have to close their doors if their funds are cut from a proposed county budget.