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Marshall County Fiscal Court

Marshall County Fiscal Court is asking a lawsuit against them be dismissed over a county ordinance that requires utility companies charge a fee to utility members.

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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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  Marshall County government and business leaders touted the economic potential of a new 300-acre industrial park at a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday in Benton. A local software and I.T. company plans to complete construction on its 20,000-square-foot headquarters next year as the first tenant of the nascent industrial park.


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  Marshall County’s E-911 director says the county has secured a state grant of more than $180,000 dollars to improve and replace aging emergency dispatching equipment. E-911 Director Chris Freeman said the radio console inside the county’s 911 center has been on its last leg, and that it’s a vital piece of equipment to get police or firefighters to an emergency and save lives.


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  Marshall County is expected to have its first commercial winery by fall 2020. The winery is named Poca Terra, Italian for small land. John and Karen Hlinka of Marshall County received their winery licensing last month. 

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Murray State University has established a new scholarship honoring Marshall County High School shooting victim Preston Cope. The scholarship is made possible through fundraising efforts and gifts from his family and friends.

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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.

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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.