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Lawsuit splits Mayfield, Graves boards

These documents are part of the paperwork filed so far in a lawsuit between the City of Mayfield and the Graves County Board of Education over disputed payroll taxes from employees who work on school board property annexed by the city in 2016.

SHELLEY BYRNE/The Mayfield Messenger

BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
Both sides have made their initial filings in a lawsuit in which the City of Mayfield has sued the Graves County Board of Education.
The lawsuit alleges the school board failed to . . . more »


The Wall That Heals coming to Paducah

The Wall That Heals is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The scale-model attraction, along with a mobile education center, is coming to Carson Park in Paducah on Oct. 25-28.

Photo courtesy of Milner & Orr Funeral Home

Staff report
The Wall That Heals, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Paducah on Oct. 25-28 at Carson Park.
The display will remain open 24 hours a day during the . . . more »



Teddy bear fundraiser for abuse victims
WeatherTalk and the Shadow Angel Foundation are trying to raise $1,500 to provide teddy bears for child victims of physical and sexual abuse across the Purchase Area. Meteorologist Beau . . . more »


KSP announces safety checkpoints

Staff report
Kentucky State Police Post 1 in Hickory will conduct traffic safety checkpoints throughout the 11-county district including Graves County to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws, including . . . more »


Graves schools offers mental health counseling to students

The Graves County School District and Mountain Comprehensive Care Center are continuing a partnership that began 18 months ago. The arrangements provides school-based counseling and therapy for students expressing a need. Pictured (left to right) are Stephanie Rowland, Karisha Biggers, Denice Catlin, Ken Stein, Carrie Burnett and Michelle Williams, all counselors taking part in the program. Tara Foren and Alyssa Hebel are not pictured. Stein is the center's chief operating officer.

PAUL SCHAUMBURG/Graves County Schools

BY PAUL SCHAUMBURG Graves County Schools
Graves County School District Superintendent Kim Dublin says she believes it is pertinent in light of recent events that the district entered into an agreement 18 months ago with Mountain . . . more »


Senior named Tech Student of Year

At the AGC Technical Student of the Year banquet Thursday were (from left) AGC of Western Kentucky president Craig Schwettman, Technical Center Students of the Year Christian Wallace of Ballard County Career and Technical Center, Bryan Anderson of Caldwell County ATC, Joseph Green of Fulton County ATC, Garrett Davidson of Marshall County Technical Center, Clay Walker of Paducah-McCracken County ATC, Chase Morgan of Murray-Calloway County ATC, Ian Sevic of Mayfield-Graves County ATC and Pinnacle Inc. president Dennis Smith. Chris Nelson, executive vice president of AGC of Western Kentucky, is at the podium.

DAVID B. SNOW | Paducah Sun

By DAVID B. SNOW Paducah Sun
DRAFFENVILLE -- Graves County senior Clay Walker has been described as down-to-earth, motivated and no-nonsense when it comes to his work.
In a Paducah Sun article naming him the AGC Technical Center . . . more »


Nonprofit campaign comes through for girls 'in a clutch'

Kristen Farley packs zippered clutch bags with feminine hygiene products to be distributed to middle and high school girls' bathrooms.

Photo provided by Kristen Farley

BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
Discreet makeup bags called clutches are giving girls at Mayfield and Graves County middle and high schools one less thing to worry about every month.
The Clutch Campaign began . . . more »


Remington to release newest single in May

"Never Turned Around," the latest country music single by western Kentucky artist Dallas Remington, will be released to the public on May 4 on iTunes. The song, along with several others in an EP format under the title "Freedom, is set for release in June on Road Warrior Records.

Photo courtesy of Music City Media

BY TOM BERRY news@mayfield-messenger.com
Country music singer Dallas Remington is announcing the public release of her newest song, "Never Turned Around," in May, which will be followed by a multi-track EP under the title . . . more »


Family offers reward in disappearance case

Samantha Sperry

Staff report
West Kentucky Crime Stoppers and the family of Samantha Sperry are offering a $5,000 reward for anyone providing information about Sperry's location or results in the arrest of someone involved in her . . . more »


Mayfield man faces multiple charges in local hit-and-run

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A Mayfield man is facing multiple charges for allegedly fleeing from a hit-and-run near the intersection of North 15th and Lee streets.
Mayfield Police Chief Nathan Kent said officers were called to the scene shortly . . . more »


Cars cruise in for Top Gun events

Cars line the square outside the Graves County Courthouse in August 2017 for a Top Gun cruise-in. The Saturday cruise-ins now regularly attract 175 to 225 cars. The first one for 2018 is Saturday.

Photo courtesy of Christie Peal-Bowlin

BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
Mayfield will kick off its eighth year of free weekend cruise-ins Saturday as Bluegrass Productions' Top Gun Car Shows Series Events, LLC, brings car enthusiasts and their vehicles . . . more »



Senior commodities distribution scheduled
The monthly senior citizens commodities distribution will take place from 8-10 a.m. today at Mayfield/Graves County Need Line and Food Pantry. Persons picking up commodities are asked not . . . more »


Man charged after dog bite call

Staff report
A 24-year-old Mayfield man was arrested by the Mayfield Police Department on Wednesday and charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct resulting from a dog bite complaint.
MPD Chief Nathan Kent said . . . more »


School officials: Public education is under attack

BY BOBBIE HAYSE The Messenger-Inquirer
OWENSBORO -- A day after the state Board of Education ousted Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt, area superintendents say the move bolsters their claims that Kentuckians are in the midst . . . more »


Chamber of Commerce lunch highlights women in business

Featured speaker KariAnne Wood talks to the audience during the Women in Business Luncheon on Thursday. Wood has been featured in several home decorating magazines and operates the Thistlewood Farms blog. Her latest book, "The DIY Home Planner," is available at Kirkland's stores.

TOM BERRY/The Mayfield Messenger

BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
After being named the Mary Propes Businesswoman of the Year, Sharon Green said she could not have been more shocked.
"I'm just so honored because I look out at all these amazing . . . more »