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Dec 21st
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Local Government

Fleetwood resolution approved, court hopeful for future sale of property

fiscalcourtroomBENTON - Fiscal Court met Tuesday in their next to last meeting of 2014 hearing from several guests and addressing many items of new business on the agenda.
Parks Director, Larry Whitt, annouced that Friday at dusk the Christmas Light Show at Miller Park will begin with proceeds supporting the Marshall County Needline.


Fiscal Court approves space for West Kentucky Allied Services, agreement with City of Benton on new court square sound system

fiscalcourtroomBENTON - Jana York with the West Kentucky Allied Services, came before the court to address their move into space that is available at the courthouse and what they can afford to rent the space. Their rent at their current location has been raised to $450 which is more than they can afford.

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.


Branding Initiative, City of Benton Committee, Friends Group - all working toward a better Marshall County

lavettamarshBENTON - Marshall County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Tuesday, September 16th with a long agenda of items to attend to.
Several guests came before the court but before getting down to business, Judge Mike Miller presented Lavetta Marsh with a Kentucky Colonel framed certificate from Governor Steve Beshear in recognition of her work in researching and identifying the locations of all the one-room schools in Marshall County. Lavetta works in the archives of the courthouse and went above and beyond in her work on the one-room schools.

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.
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