Marshall county fiscal court

Dalton York / WKMS

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). 

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. 

Screenshot / Commissioner Justin Lamb

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.

Marilyn Linsey Shrewsbury, attorney representing Hanson / Nelson, McDonald & Shrewsbury

A former E-911 dispatcher has filed a lawsuit against Marshall County Fiscal Court and Marshall County Judge-Executive Kevin Neal alleging county officials knew as early March 19 that its dispatchers were potentially exposed to COVID-19 but took no action until March 24.

Screenshot Marshall County Fiscal Court Facebook Page

The Marshall County Fiscal Court Facebook page recently published a statement on behalf of Marshall County E-911 Director Chris Freeman. The statement was issued in response to the allegations made by a former employee, Maranda Hanson, reported in a WKMS article published on April 1.

Liam Niemeyer / WKMS

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.

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 west Kentucky county where a deadly high school shooting last year claimed the lives of two students is considering making the county a “sanctuary” for gun rights.