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Local Government

County commissioner contests article in local paper, asks for clarification on the record

fiscalcourt4-15-14BENTON – In the last meeting of the Marshall County Fiscal Court, County Commissioner Terry Anderson addressed an article published in the March 26th edition of The Lake News that he said he feels needs clarification.

Fiscal Court moving forward with nuisance properties, Health Department near completion

stuartfosterBENTON - Several guests appeared before the Fiscal Court Tuesday in their regularly scheduled meeting April 15th, starting with Stuart Foster from Western Kentucky University asking the court for their support of the Kentucky Mesonet weather station that is located on the field by the Marshall County High School cross country course.

New building inspection codes, Frankfort budget cuts, among topics at Fiscal Court

larrywhittBENTON - Marshall County Parks Director, Larry Whitt, gave the Fiscal Court an update on the progress of the projects that are being funded by TVA, at Tuesday's regular meeting of the Marshall County Fiscal Court. Whitt reported that the work at Buckhorn Bay is almost complete then improvements to Birmingham Point will be made.


Concerns over Refuse Department scavenging among topics at Fiscal Court

fiscalcourtroomBENTON - Marshall County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Tuesday, March 18, hearing from Marshall County Ambulance Director, Bryan Cutsinger, about concerns over their 26 year old roof that needs to be replaced. The department spends several thousand dollars each year making repairs to the roof and have had roofing contractors inspect the roof with the recommendation that the roof be replaced and are looking into two different options.


Fiscal Court approves entertainment permit and sets hours of operation for Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway

fiscalcourt3-6-14BENTON - Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City, under new owners James Hale and Ronald Jones of Cloverleaf Realty, LLC. were issued an entertainment permit and hours of operation set Thursday at the Fiscal Court meet but not without much debate and discussion between track General Manager Tommy House, who requested the hours be set for racing to cut off at 11:30 p.m. while Calvert City resident, Dr. Gary Smith, who has been the most vocal in opposition to the track, asked for a cut off time of 10:00 p.m.


Uncertainty remains over revisions to new building code ordinance

fiscalcourt2-19-14BENTON - Wednesday, the Fiscal Court met in their second meeting of the month of February approving a revision to Sheriff Kevin Byars' 2013 Settlement to include fees the court agreed to return to the department for the purchase of a new vehicle and quipment that is needed.
In correspondence, the Marshall County Arts Commission invited the Fiscal Court members to a "thank you" luncheon for their part in making the Children's Art Center a reality, The luncheon will be held on March 19th at the center from 11:00-1:00.


Possible tourism budget cuts, elected officials salary increases among topics at Fiscal Court

fiscalcourtroomBENTON - Marshall County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Tuesday, February 4, hearing citizen concerns, Sheriff Department numbers from 2013 and updates on the county website as well as projected cuts in tourism.


Record setting year for Miller Park light show, TVA grant money for day-use parks

fiscalcourt1-21-14BENTON - Marshall County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Tuesday, January 21, hearing from Marshall County Needline Director Becky Cornwell on the success of this year's Christmas light show at Mike Miller Park.
Cornwell reported that a total of 42,868 food items and $54,447 in monetary donations were taken in during the light show .

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