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Oct 31st
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Local Government

Fiscal Court considers Code Red and Project Lifesaver alert systems

hospitalauxiliaryBENTON - The Marshall County Hospital Auxiliary has set November 7th as Love Light Tree Day in a proclamation read by Judge Mike Miller. The Love Light Tree is in it's 28th year and the lighting of the tree will be held on December 1st at 5:30. A light can be purchased in memory or in honor of someone for a minimum of $5 and all proceeds benefit the Marshall County Hospital.


Fiscal Court met in special called meeting over state of Jonathan Creek Water District

bobbygiffordBENTON - In a special called meeting on Tuesday, September 9, at 3:30, the Marshall County Fiscal Court held a hearing in regards to recent concerns over issues at the Jonathan Creek Water District.

Family Week, Writer's Convention coming up, Refuse Department commended

wendybaxterBENTON - In their first meeting of September, Marshall County Fiscal Court heard from several guests including Travis Terrell, a resident of R. Duke Lane who came before the court requesting additional paving for his road, of approximately 100 yards that is gravel that is washed out each time it storms.
Commissioner Bob Gold and Marshall County Road Superintendent Russell York will take a look at the road while Terrell will officially petition the court for the paving.

Jonathan Creek Water District addresses concerns brought forward at Fiscal Court meeting

barryhillBENTON - Addressing issues that arose at the last meeting of the Fiscal Court on August 19, 2014, concerning the condition of Jonathan Creek Water District, Barry Hill appeared before the Fiscal Court Tuesday in their regular session to address the issues brought forward during the re-appointments of board members Leon Lovett and Mark Holt.

Fiscal Court near residential building inspection agreement with the state

kristituckerBENTON - Kristi Tucker with Marshall County Public Library, gave a year in review report to the Fiscal Court in their regular meeting Tuesday, stating that the tax rate has been set at 9.5 down from 9.6.
Marshall County's Libraries have consistently ranked in the top five Kentucky Public Libraries for book circulation with a total circulation the past fiscal year of 914,633.

Concerns over the condition of Jonathan Creek Water District brought to light amid board re-appointments

mikeedwardsBENTON - Concerns over a reported 60% water loss by the Jonathan Creek Water District were brought to light at Tuesday's Fiscal Court meeting when the re-appointments of board members Leon Lovett and Mark Holt came before the court.
The court recently addressed concerns brought to the court's attention about the condition of the district, in a meeting with the Jonathan board members and it was at that time that a request was made by the court to enlist Bobby Gifford, North Marshall Water Superintendent, to access the situation and reports his findings to the court.

Fiscal Court addresses requirements for roads to be taken into county road system, tax dispute resolved

fiscalcourt8-5-14BENTON -  Assistant County Attorney Lisa Carter reported to the court that a tax issue dispute and law suit filed over two un-paid property tax bills dating back to 2006 and 2007 has been resolved. Marshall County School District purchased the property at the time of the delinquency sale and felt the taxes owed would be exonerated because they do not have to pay taxes.

Fiscal Court moves forward on Industrial Park, modifies nuisance ordinance notification procedure

courtBENTON - During the second July monthly meeting of the Marshall County Fiscal Court, members moved forward on several issues including nuisance ordinance modifications, bank bids and industrial park data collection.
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