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School board members work hard for students

To the editor, January is School Board Recognition Month in Kentucky and, on behalf of the Graves County Education Support Professionals Association, I would like to thank our local leaders for devoting their time to supporting

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Thank you, Mayfield

To the editor, We are writing to thank an unknown citizen of Mayfield who offered us some kind assistance on the evening of February 4, 2017. My wife and I had driven from Richmond to Mayfield to visit our

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Sports section sees major improvement

To the editor, I would just like to take a moment to express my extreme appreciation for the expanded coverage in the sports section. Seeing a lot of the unconventional sports included in the write-ups and pictures has not gone

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Doctor's Hippocratic oath today

To the editor, The Hippocratic Oath reads in part ... treat the sick to the best of one's ability, preserve patient privacy and uphold specific ethical standards, etc. During the past several years I have seen

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Let's just all be Americans

To the editor, "In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an

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Fiscal court on public comment

To the editor, As a citizen of Graves County, I would like to address the new policy our fiscal court has adopted. This is the second change of policy within the last year. The first change came when you can't speak until the end

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No liquor stories on Sunday, please

To the editor, I opened my Sunday Mayfield Messenger and saw the headlines, "Mayfield's first bar getting close to opening." In the Sunday edition? It's bad enough to see that "liquor warehouse" store now every time I go visit my

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Public employees have earned their pension

To the editor, There has been a great deal of conversation in the press lately about public pensions -- and there should be. It is a critical issue facing our Commonwealth, possibly the most critical issue for at least the next

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Republican health care bill only good for the rich

To the editor, Thank you for publishing the "Tax cuts for the rich are not the cure" from the Panama City News Herald in the Friday, July 7 edition of the Messenger. It is about time the truth about the Republican version of the

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A morning walk at Kess Creek Park

To the editor, May I tell you about a piece of nature within the city limits? I have taken a morning walk at Kess Park since the first foot of the trail was blazed. It is amazing the wildlife you see so close to town. One of my

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Retirement system needs better management

To the Editor, I read your story about the dire pension warning for local officials. It troubled me that In the last month you had a story that stated the County Employees Retirement System (CERS) was funded to over 50 percent of

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