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Soybean growers to fight new tariffs that could hurt the $27 billion industry

A Graves County soybean field prospers well under a hot June sun early this week at a farm on Central Road. However sales and profit on soybeans may struggle soon under an even hotter political sun because of a trade war between China and the U.S. that American Soybean Association vice president Davie Stephens of Wingo says will hurt growers.

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BY TOM BERRY news@mayfield-messenger.com
Kentucky’s soybean growers are very busy this time of year, but not so busy that they aren’t nervous about new tariffs imposed by the Chinese on their crops Saturday in . . . more »

   

Local grocery sells winning lottery ticket

Staff report
Mayfield's Food Giant recently sold a lottery ticket worth $50,000.
The ticket, for Saturday night's Powerball drawing, matched four numbers and the Powerball to win the game's third prize, according to Kentucky . . . more »

   

Humid, hot weather may stick around

Children play in the Kess Creek Park splash park to cool off on Monday. Although the temperature is likely to decrease slightly beginning today, the humidity means the heat index will stay high, according to the National Weather Service.

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BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
Any relief from the hot weather may be brief, forecasters say.
"It may not be as hot outside beginning (today) or Thursday, but it's just a minor change," National Weather Service . . . more »

   

Hammer attack trial postponed

Defense attorney Dennis Null (left) speaks to Graves Circuit Judge Tim Stark on behalf of his client, Brady Ray, Monday during court. Stark removed Ray's trial from the court's July calendar and will set a new trial date during a hearing next week.

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BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
A judge has granted a second trial delay for a man accused of attacking his estranged wife with a hammer.
Brady Ray of Arlington was originally to have gone on trial March 27. Two . . . more »

   

Announcements

Comer rep to visit Mayfield Thursday
Martie Wiles, a field representative for 1st District Rep. James Comer, will host office hours at Mayfield City Hall on Thursday to help residents with federal casework issues. Wiles will be . . . more »

   

Man charged with DUI, endangering an officer

Staff report
An 18-year-old Union City, Tennessee, man was arrested on a DUI charge Saturday for allegedly driving the wrong way on West Walnut Street and almost hitting a Mayfield Police Department cruiser head-on.
Mayfield . . . more »

   

Audit report finds no major issues with sheriff's tax account

Staff report
A required annual audit of the Graves County sheriff's tax settlement included no concerns referred for state follow-up and mainly repeats previous years' concerns.
The report, released Tuesday, concerns the 2016 tax . . . more »