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Some Marshall County restaurants are considering remaining open for in-person dining, in defiance of Governor Andy Beshear’s order restricting operations of bars and restaurants to combat the commonwealth’s explosion of COVID-19 cases.

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Representatives of Marshall County’s first responder community say they want the public at large to know about the petition of ‘no confidence’ in Marshall County E-911 Director Chris Freeman for two main reasons. On one hand, they’re concerned first responder agencies from neighboring counties may agree to join in a regional dispatching facility unaware of the existing safety issues. On the other hand, they say the existing issues put both first responders and the community at large at risk. 

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Marshall County Health Department Director Billy Pitts said the county is experiencing a surge in cases “pretty much like everybody else around.” He said the cases are rising as a result of two things: the reopening economy and increased testing availability. 

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. 

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  By now it’s become a familiar scene: Marchers fill the streets with placards proclaiming “Black Lives Matter,” and chants fill the air as the demonstrators recite the names of those lost. 

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  More than a hundred protesters marched around the Marshall County courthouse Friday evening in response to recent killings of unarmed black people across the country including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.  

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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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Pathway Baptist Church in west Kentucky is trying something a bit different from their usual service. 

Marshall County Fiscal Court

Marshall County has confirmed its second case of the novel coronavirus.

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  Nearly four months after the former family court judge for Marshall and Calloway Counties retired mid-term, Governor Andy Beshear’s Office appointed Murray attorney Stephanie Perlow to the seat Tuesday.