Draffenville is an unincorporated community in Marshall County, Kentucky, United States.It is next to Benton, and lies at the intersection of the Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway, U.S. Route 68, and U.S. Route 641. Several businesses, Marshall County High School, and Mike Miller County Park are located in the community.
Draffenville resulted from the construction of the Kentucky Dam in the late 1930s. Businesses sprang up to service the workers on the dam. The town is named for Charley Draffen, a prominent landowner at the time of the dam's construction.
The Kentucky Opry operates a music hall in Draffenville. On Sundays, the theater is the home of Kentucky Lake Cowboy Church, organized by theater owner Clay Campbell and Chris Clarke, a Southern Baptist missionary from Burna, who ministers to the equestrian community.
On January 23, 2018, a shooting occurred at Marshall County High School, killing two people and wounding 18 others. A 15-year-old male student was arrested.
It is within Marshall County Schools, and houses Marshall County High School.
Marshall County is a county located in far western portion of the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 31,659. Its county seat is Benton.
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Marshall County High School is a secondary school in the Draffenville area of unincorporated Marshall County, Kentucky, United States, near Benton.