Marshall County

Grants Support Marshall County Recovery Efforts

Sep 3, 2018
Marshall County High School

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet have approved additional grants to support victims and families affected by the Marshall County High School shooting.

The two grants come through the federal Victims of Crime Act. The Marshall County Board of Education will receive more than $260,000 dollars for its Marshall Strong Recovery Project.

This will pay for a coordinator to develop and oversee a comprehensive recovery plan. More than $220,000  will go to support victim services during the trial of the accused shooter.

Marshall County Students Honored

Aug 17, 2018

Historical markers could be recorded digitally in a program proposed by Marshall County students.Credit KeenelandEdit | Remove

A Marshall County High School teacher is speaking out against a Republican political rally in the region this summer featuring NRA President Oliver North. The Marshall County and Calloway County Republican Parties are jointly hosting the event on Aug. 3 at Murray State University. 

Federal School Safety Commission To Meet In Lexington

Jun 25, 2018
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Federal education officials will be in Lexington on Tuesday to hear recommendations about how to make schools safer.

The panel is led by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. 

The Federal Commission on School Safety also includes Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. 

The panel was created by President Donald Trump after the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 14 people dead. 

Threat Of School Shooting Yields Prison Sentence

Apr 24, 2018
The Gleander

  A 19-year-old Henderson County man has learned the hard way you can’t joke about gun violence. He has been sentenced to  prison sentence for a comment he made that was reported by his high school classmates.

When student Cameron Davis made a comment at Henderson County High School last October that he was going to “shoot up the school tomorrow” it was reported to school staff and then police.

The Gleaner reports Davis told police he had been joking and said he knew “it was stupid to joke like that.”

Students at Marshall County High School in far west Kentucky participated in a statewide moment of silence this morning, to remember the lives of Bailey Holt and Preston Cope--two 15-year-old students who lost their lives to a shooter at the school January 23rd. More than a dozen other students were wounded during the shooting.

 Marshall County High School junior Keaton Conner stood silently alongside other students and teachers as they circled the school to honor classmates who lost their lives only three months ago.

In Wake Of School Shooting, A Look At How Kids Get Guns

Jan 25, 2018
Nicole Erwin/ Ohio Valley ReSource

Heather Adams sat in a line of cars along Kentucky Route 95, cars filled with parents who had just received the call no parent wants to get: A shooting at her child’s school, Marshall County High in Benton, Kentucky. Two 15-year-old students were killed and another 18 injured.  

Adams was waiting anxiously to pick up her children, a 15-year-old and a ten-year-old. Both were safe and so she could relax enough to talk a bit. Earlier, she was at the high school with other frantic parents looking for answers about their children. 


Bourbon Barrel Expansion in West Ky.

Apr 4, 2016

A company that produces bourbon barrels is expanding their operations in Kentucky, investing $12 million dollars in a new mill in Marshall County.

The American Stave Company is bringing around 48 full-time jobs to the area. The mill will produce wooden staves that will then be shipped to the company's cooperages to make bourbon and whiskey barrels.