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  After years of delays, Michael Oliver with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet confirmed the 5th Street widening project in Benton is about to begin. Oliver’s update came during last week’s fiscal court meeting during which he also updated the I-69 interchange project in Calvert City and o…

  While many southern U.S. cities, including some in Kentucky, grapple with opposing views regarding the public display of statues, flags and memorials representing the Confederate Army, the Benton City Council has, for the second year in a row, proclaimed April as Confederate History and He…

The Calvert City McDonald's is on fire and was completely engulfed in flames by approximately noon today. According to an employee on the scene the fire broke out around 11:30 a.m.

  Kentucky Dam Village will welcome the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA) back to the Kentucky Lake area, with more than 65 media members and a total attendance estimated at more than 130 to include industry representatives, spouses and guest speakers. The guests begin to arrive…

  An active shooter training exercise will  take place at the Marshall County Health Department (MCHD) this Friday from noon until 4 p.m. MCHD will be closed to the public beginning at noon through the remainder of the day.

  Officials with the Marshall County Sanitation District #2 in Draffenville were at last week’s Fiscal Court meeting with a mason jar full of clear water that had been pulled from the effluent (outgoing) stream that morning in the plant and pictures of clear water flowing through troughs tha…

  SCALE – For some 12 years now, thousands of U.S. military veterans have traveled to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials to the wars in which they served.

  Site preparation began immediately upon receiving the building permit Wednesday for the new Little General Convenience Store in Benton across from H.H. Lovett Park. The store, to be located at 1507 Main Street next door to the Benton Drive-In, will consist of a nearly 4,000-square foot foo…