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Haunted Town festival kicks off with surprise

A ghoulish preacher mans the pulpit at Cartwright Grove's church as a huge plastic skull sits in a rear pew in advance of the Cartwright Grove Haunted Town Festival. The festival is tonight and Saturday night at the replica 1880s Old West town at the Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds on Ky. 121.

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BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
The annual Cartwright Grove Haunted Town Festival, which begins tonight, kicked off a day early with a surprise sign unveiling and building dedication.
Mayfield Mayor Teresa . . . more »


AAA Stow-A-Way building on former Curlee Clothing site

John Poole, Mayfield director of planning and community development, looks over a conditional use permit for AAA Stow-A-Way to build storage units on property at West South, South 10th and West Water streets, part of the former Curlee Clothing Factory property.

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BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
City officials hope a business coming to the site of a former clothing factory will help spruce up the area.
AAA Stow-A-Way LLC is building eight storage buildings on a portion of . . . more »


Intersection warning system to be installed

A traffic sensor placed under the asphalt, such as this one installed on Ky. 849 west at U.S. 45 early this week, is part of a warning system now under construction at the site to reduce or eliminate an elevated number of vehicle crashes. Sensors placed on both sides of 849 will activate "Traffic Approaching When Flashing" lights on U.S. 45 to alert drivers of other vehicles entering the roadway.

TOM BERRY/The Mayfield Messenger

BY TOM BERRY The Mayfield Messenger
In an effort to reduce a surprisingly high number of crashes at the intersection, a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractor has begun installation of an Intersection Conflict Warning System . . . more »


Fighting to put people over profits

BY ANDY BESHEAR Kentucky Attorney General
Over the last three years, my office has protected Kentucky families by opposing dozens of utility bill hikes, and we have helped save Kentucky businesses and families nearly $1.2 . . . more »


Poor, middle class pay more taxes

BY JACOB DICK The Messenger-Inquirer
A new study from a national economic policy research group suggests Kentucky's tax structure has become less equitable since the last General Assembly's tax reform legislation, putting more . . . more »



Senior commodities distribution
The monthly senior citizens commodities distribution will be held from 8-10 a.m. today at Mayfield/Graves County Need Line and Food Pantry on South Ninth Street. People picking up commodities are . . . more »


Code Enforcement

Staff report
The City of Mayfield's Code Enforcement Department reported seven citations issued for violation of city property ordinances for the period of Oct. 1-5.
• Michael Mills, 127 Broadway Place: General cleanup . . . more »


Former police officer enters sheriff's race

BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
Jason Clark, a former police officer and combat veteran now working in Iraq, has become Graves County's sixth write-in candidate for sheriff.
Clark, 42, is from Symsonia and was born . . . more »


Drug sweep nets four in Mayfield

Staff report
Four persons were arrested in Graves County on drug charges following a multi-agency local, state and federal investigation into illegal drugs in western Kentucky and southern Illinois.
The joint investigation took . . . more »


Five arrested on drug charges

Staff report
Five Mayfield residents were arrested on drug or criminal trespassing charges when the Mayfield Police Department was called to a vacant North Fourth Street house over the weekend.
Mayfield Police Chief Nathan Kent . . . more »


Sedalia man facing drug charges

Staff report
A Sedalia man faces multiple drug charges following his arrest by the Graves County Sheriff's Office after deputies were called to a Sedalia Street home regarding an intoxicated man causing a disturbance.
Graves . . . more »