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Blaze destroys Benton apartments; no injuries

BENTON -- A 16-apartment building at 1721 Golf Course Road was destroyed by fire Wednesday morning. At 6:48 a.m. Wednesday, the Benton Fire Department was called to the scene of a blaze at Allendale II Apartments in Benton. Roughly 20 tenants, most of them elderly, were evacuated. No serious injurie

KENTUCKY NEW ERA - 2017-09-21 17:52:00

Benton Funeral Home Owners to Face Six Indictments in Court

The owners of Filbeck Cann & King Funeral Home in Benton are summoned to appear in Marshall County Circuit Court next week to answer charges of forgery and fraud. Tim King and Becky King were charged with six indictments by a Marshall County grand jury last week. The couple allegedly sold unauthori

WKMS.ORG - 2017-09-20 19:58:39

'Star Light' casting begins next week, filming slated for October

MAYFIELD --- An independent film crew will visit Mayfield next week to search for local sites as backdrops for action scenes as well as local acting talent for production of the movie "Star Light." Cheryl Dillard Staurulakis, the film's co-producer, said the crew would tour Mayfield-Graves County fo

PADUCAH SUN - 2017-09-23 05:00:00

Fundraiser planned for victims of fire

BENTON -- The Benton Drive-In, 1480 Main St., is hosting a fundraiser for the tenants displaced by the Allendale II Apartments fire on Wednesday. Beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday and Tuesday, the drive-in will serve a breakfast platter for $5, with proceeds going to the residents. Platters include biscuit

PADUCAH SUN - 2017-09-23 05:15:00

McLean sheriff: Threat at high school 'unsubstantiated'

CALHOUN -- McLean County Sheriff Ken Frizzell said threats of violence Thursday at McLean County High School are unsubstantiated. According to Frizzell, a threat made Tuesday afternoon was addressed by both school and law enforcement, but a subsequent report of a threat made Thursday was unfounded a

MESSENGER - 2017-09-23 05:00:00

Fatal Wreck Shuts Down Harding Place

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WTVF - 2017-09-23 05:04:50

At least one killed in crash on Harding Place

At least one person has been killed in a crash on Harding Place, according to Police. Metro Police confirmed that multiple vehicles were involved in a crash at the 600 block of Harding Place just before 10 p.m. One person has been confirmed killed at the scene. Several other people were transported

WSMV - 2017-09-23 07:38:00

MSU student fights Hodgkin's lymphoma

PARKER FRANKLIN / Ledger & Times | Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:00 am Pictured, from left, are Diana and Alex Arnett. Alex was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin's lymphoma last year as a freshman at Murray State University and after a series of chemotherapy treaments, she's now in remissio

MURRAY LEDGER & TIMES - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

MSU's teacher education program receives continued accreditation

MURRAY - On Aug. 21, Kentucky's Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) met in Frankfort to consider state reaccreditation of the unit-wide educator preparation program at Murray State University's College of Education and Human Services. Unanimously, the board voted to reaccredit the college'

MURRAY LEDGER & TIMES - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Beshear criticizes decision to reverse Title IX guidelines

MURRAY - Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is saying Kentucky's universities - including Murray State University - could see weaker overall Title IX programs based on a U.S. Department of Education decision made Friday. Beshear wrote that the decision would lead to "rolling back federal Title

MURRAY LEDGER & TIMES - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Nearly $85,000 raised at WKCTC auction for student scholarships

Nearly $85,000 was raised for student scholarships at West Kentucky Community and Technical College's (WKCTC) 2017 "West is Best" Barbecue and Auction at the Julian Carroll Convention Center Thursday night. Paducah Junior College (PJC), the foundation supporting WKCTC, hosts the scholarship auction

PADUCAH SUN - 2017-09-22 16:33:06

'Extreme Tour' brings music to Murray this weekend

MURRAY - If you're looking for something more extreme to do this weekend, an event group making a stop in Murray has got you covered. The Extreme Tour will hit town today and Sunday, bringing with it family-friendly live music of all genres. "It's a nonprofit cultural outreach project," said event o

MURRAY LEDGER & TIMES - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Local woman helps save neighbors from apartment fire

BENTON, KY - Crews still don't know what caused a local apartment building to go up in flames. It happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning at the Allendale Apartments on Golf Course Road in Benton, Kentucky. Karla Jones, who lives in the apartment, says the building was supposed to be pressure washe

WPSDLOCAL6.COM - 2017-09-20 23:00:06

Free Workshop for Beginner and Advanced Beekeeping Enthusiasts

Beekeeping has become a popular past time for many in the area. Enthusiasts are a diverse crowd and can range from young to old, and rural to urban dwellers. To assist local beekeepers, Marshall; Livingston; Crittenden; Lyon and McCracken Cooperative Extension Offices are working together to host a

THELAKENEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 15:32:35

Chamber announces "After Hours Business Networking Event"

The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County would like to invite all business owners and employees to an "After Hours Business Networking Event" to be held Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in the cafeteria of the new South Marshall Middle School at 2211 Hway 641 South. Plan to stop by anytim

THELAKENEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 13:17:04

Representative Comer Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony for Estron's New Research and Development Center

Job growth is on the horizon as Estron Chemical in Calvert City, KY breaks ground on its new Research and Development Center on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. With support from the state of Kentucky, Estron's $5M capital investment in the plant is part of their $10M infrastructure expansion over a 4

THELAKENEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 19:40:19

Serious on a Fun Day

Kobe Card, a Murray State student from Belize, tries to walk in a straight line Thursday while wearing goggles that simulate the effects of being impaired by alcohol while MSU Police Department Patrol Officer Chris Fike watches. The university police department held its second annual Fun Day on Thur

PADUCAH SUN - 2017-09-22 05:00:00

Solar panels to save thousands for Fresh Start Village

PADUCAH, KY - When it comes to conserving energy, Shelia Forrest knows a thing or two. "I am the electricity police. I go around turning out lights." Forrest said. Forrest has been active in helping people in need for more than 20 years. She's currently the shelter director for the Fresh Start Villa

WPSDLOCAL6.COM - 2017-09-22 01:32:41

Paducah Chamber sets new record with 1,095 members

The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce ended its annual Membership and Total Resource campaign Thursday with record numbers for the second year in a row. The chamber had a goal of reaching 1,000 members. With 110 new recruits, it exceeded the goal with 1,095 members. The number is up from last year's

PADUCAH SUN - 2017-09-22 05:00:00

Rural fire districts receive far less revenue than city

Although chiefs from the Paducah Fire Department and the county's six fire protection districts agree it's not an "apples-to-apples" comparison, rural fire districts see 3.7 cents in funding for every dollar allocated to the Paducah Fire Department. McCracken County's fire districts get nearly 95 pe

PADUCAH SUN - 2017-09-22 05:00:00