Calvert Christmas parade rescheduled
The Calvert City Christmas parade that was scheduled for Saturday night, December 7, has been cancelled and is rescheduled for Friday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Parade line up will begin at 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Pathway Baptist Church. Judging of floats at 5 p.m. Awards for Best Use of Lights. Best Representation of the theme and outstanding entries will be given. The theme for this year is "STARS" of Christmas. Stars can denote sacred or secular! Frosty, Rudolph, Mary and Joseph, the Christ Child, Star of Bethlehem are just some examples. Local businesses, churches, clubs, organizations and individuals are invited to participate with lighted vehicles. Of course the Marshall County High School Band and Middle School Bands will be there as well as Santa himself!
Photos show wintry mix in area
Click here to see a few photos of the December 6, 2013 snow in Marshall County.
Friday night Hoopfest postponed
(Filed Friday, December 6, 2013, 1:30 p.m.)
Due to inclement weather, tonight's Hoopfest games at Marshall County High School has been postponed. A new schedule is being planned for tomorrow. New information and schedule should be available by 5:00 p.m today.
Traffic signals will soon be operational at the intersection at Ford Square and US Hwy. 62 near I-24. The busy intersection is also the entrance to many businesses on each side of Hwy. 62, including McDonalds and KFC.
Power on soon for new traffic signals at dangerous intersection
(Filed December 3, 2013) Calvert City- If electric power can be provided to the site new traffic control signals will be operation at an intersection in Calvert City. Click here to read more.
Pictured above, left to right, Bonnie Shows-Calvert City United Methodist Church & Lions Club Member, Jon King-Lions Club President, Crystal Byers-Calvert-Sharpe Family Resource Center, Murrel Ellington-Calvert City United Methodist Church, Amber Joiner-Lake Chem Federal Credit Union.
Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser helps families during Christmas
(Filed December 3, 2013) The annual Spaghetti Dinner to raise money for the Calvert-Sharpe Family Resource Center was held on November 7th at the Calvert City United Methodist Church. The Spaghetti Dinner is sponsored by Lake Chem Credit Union, the Calvert City Lions Club, and the Calvert City United Methodist Church. Click here to read more.
Two vehicle collision kills one, Murray man faces DUI charges
(Filed November 29, 2013)
A young woman lost her life on Thanksgiving Day in a two vehicle traffic collision at US Hwy. 68 and US Hwy. 80 in Aurora.
On November 28 at approximately 5:40 a.m. Marshall County Sheriffs’ Deputy Tim Reynolds was dispatched to the collision.
The report indicates that Jeffrey Nelson of Murray, KY was traveling in the wrong direction, eastbound on US HWY 80 in the westbound lane, as Hwy. 80 is a four lane highway. Megan McCoy was eastbound on Hwy. 80 in the proper lane. As McCoy was making a left turn onto Hwy. 68, Nelson struck McCoy on the driver side. McCoy was pronounced dead on the scene by Dep. Coroner Barry Taylor.
Accident Reconstructionist Dep. Nathan Maxlow was also called to the scene. Nelson was lodged in Marshall County Detention Center on charges of Manslaughter 2nd degree and Operating a motor vehicle under the influence.
Family unharmed after Thanksgiving eve house fire in Calvert City
(Filed November 27, 2013) A Calvert City family of five have another reason to be thankful after an early afternoon fire on Wednesday. Although the fire at their home on 2nd Avenue Southwest has caused substantial smoke and water damage, thankfully there were no injuries or lives lost to the fire. The fire is believed to have started in the laundry room.
Calvert City Fire Department and Gilbertsville Fire Departments arrived at the scene to find smoke billowing out from most areas of the structure and were able to get it under control before the home was a total loss.
Court hearing outlines deadly shooting in Calvert City
Benton- Rhonda Seaford was bound over to the Marshall County Grand Jury last Wednesday in Marshall District Court. Seaford has been charged with the November 3, 2013 murder of her husband Jay Seaford at their home of Horace Barnes Road just West of Calvert City. Click here to read more.
Byars enters guilty plea
(Filed November 19, 2013) Benton- Robert Byars, a former youth leader in Walnut Street Baptist Church in Benton, pleaded guilty to a single charge of Unlawful Transaction with a Minor. He had been charged with five counts of third-degree rape and 15 counts of unlawful transaction with a minor. The charges came after it was discovered he had a relationship with a teenager who also attended the church.
Byars was arrested in July. The single charge he pled guilty to is a felony that comes with a five to ten year sentence.
KSP arrested a Clarksville, TN., man for drug trafficking in Lyon County after a traffic stop Thursday, November 14, 2013 which resulted in the seizure of 418 pills, with a street value of approximately $5,720.
Tennessee man arrested for local drug trafficking
(Kuttawa, KY.- Filed November 14, 2013)
On Thursday, November 14, 2013 the Kentucky State Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle which resulted in the seizure of 418 pills, with a street value of approximately $5,720. The traffic stop was conducted on Interstate 24, approximately 8 miles east of Kuttawa. Click here to read more.
Paducah pair arrested on meth charges at Calvert truck stop
(Filed November 6, 2013)
Jeremy L. Blair, age 37, and Crystal M. Cummins, age 30, both of 350 Herman Ave., Paducah, KY., were arrested on November 5, 2013 after a complaint of possible shoplifters in Loves Truck Stop in Calvert City.
At approximately 2:46 p.m. Calvert City Police Officer Jeff Peck and Marshall County Deputy Tim Reynolds were at Loves Truck Stop when the store manager approached the officers and stated that they believed they had shoplifters in the store.
The manager reported that a male and female had come into the store approximately an hour and a half earlier, walked around the store and repeatedly picked items up and carried them around. The female would then purchase an item then carry it to her vehicle, then return inside the store. Officers were able to observe the suspects from the manager’s office. Click here to read more.
Fire destroys mobile home
(Filed November 5, 2013) Benton- Fire destroyed a mobile home located at 23 Gaston Lane, Benton this morning shortly after 8:00 a.m. According to a release from Palma-Briensburg Fire Chief Jason Luebker the mobile home was totally destroyed by fire.
According to the news release from Luebker units from the Palma-Briensburg and Possum Trot-Sharpe Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene of the fire at 8:13 a.m. He said in the report that the home was found to be fully involved in the fire.
The home was the residence of Shienna Crenshaw. Luebker said there were two persons inside the dwelling when the fire broke out but they were not injured in the blaze.
Fire totally destroyed the mobile home and the fire is still under investigation but Luebker said in the report that foul play is not suspected.
East Marshall Fire Department was also on the scene of the fire to provide assistance.
The strip mall that houses Curves, Color Bar Salon and the former Kwik Cash in Calvert City sustained major roof damage during Thursday nights storm.
Calvert strip mall damaged in Halloween night storm
A strip mall in Calvert City sustained damage during a Halloween night storm that swept through the north end of Marshall County around 9:00 p.m. Click here to read more.
3 arrested for home invasion
Ledbetter-On Wednesday October 30, 2013 Kentucky State Police arrested three Paducah residents for an armed robbery that occurred in Livingston County. Click here to read more.
Marshall County men arrested for Carlisle County Shooting
Filed October 25, 2013
(Benton, Ky.) –On ThursdayOctober 24, 2013 the Kentucky State Police arrested Robert H. Morrison,(top photo) 41 of Benton, KY and Donald G. Thorn, (Bottom photo) 38 of Gilbertsville, KY. The arrests stem from an ongoing investigation by KSP of a home invasion, that occurred in Carlisle County on October 3, 2013, in which the homeowner was shot and stabbed. Morrison and Thorn were charged with Robbery 1st degree (class B felony) and Assault 1st degree (class B felony). They were lodged in the Marshall County Detention Facility with a $100,000 cash bond and later transported to Hickman County Detention. Click here to read more.