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The Marshall County Fiscal Court on Monday approved a budget for the next fiscal year that restores some grant funding for nonprofits, but still has a significant reduction from years previous.

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The Marshall County Fiscal Court is divided over a funding cut for nonprofits in the next budget. Attempts to raise the cap were unsuccessful in a meeting Wednesday afternoon.

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

The mayor of Benton says the Marshall County Senior Citizens Center board has voted unanimously to close the facility. The announcement comes one day before the fiscal court was to approve a budget that significantly reduces grant funding for nonprofits, including the center.

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Marshall County’s E-911 director delivered in Frankfort this week a grant application for $200,000 to improve emergency dispatch equipment.

 

The existing emergency radio equipment loses signal in the southern part of the county, specifically in Hardin and Aurora. Director Chris Freeman says the obsolete systems are a danger to emergency responders.  

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.

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The parents of a slain student said Friday that Kentucky lawmakers took an important first step to enhance school safety with a bill intended to boost security and counseling.

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The father of an eighth-grade girl who was harassed at North Marshall Middle School is speaking out after a teacher pleaded guilty on Wednesday.

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Republican Marshall County Judge/Executive Kevin Neal is keeping his seat following Tuesday’s election.

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A new, 300-acre industrial park in Marshall County has secured its first tenant. Software and IT services provider United Systems in Benton is relocating and expanding operations in the Southwest One Industrial Park.

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Local candidates for State House and State Senate answered questions ranging from tax reform to non-partisan cooperation at a forum in Benton on Tuesday night. The forum was the second hosted this week by Marshall County High School’s AP Government class.

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