Family practitioner Dr. Dale Jones announced recently that he will be closing his medical practice at the end of business on June 26, 2020.

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Daniel made up his mind to pray regularly. It resulted in him being thrown into the lions’ den (Daniel 6). Consider though how God answered his prayers.

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The Graves County Sheriff's Office has received reports of an unknown entity calling local citizens and stating they are with Social Security Administration. They are asking for personal information and which state you are in, accordin gto reports to the sheriff's office.

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FRANKFORT – As Kentuckians transition from Healthy at Home to Healthy at Work, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is asking motorists to help prevent an increase in crashes, injuries and deaths as traffic volumes increase.

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Deputies were called to the scene of a vehicle vs. cow accident on Ky. 303 Thursday night.

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Back in the Louisville days, goodness me something like 30 years ago, I began teaching religious education classes for adults seeking to learn more about Catholicism. From time to time I would make the point, referring to various moments in mankind’s development, that world history and relig…

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We drive by them daily, maybe thousands of times, but don’t even know what they say or why they are there.

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Anthea Hankins, an incoming sophomore at Graves County High School and member of the Jr. ROTC, plants a flag by the grave marker of Ewing Lane, a World War I veteran, in Maplewood Cemetery on Thursday. The cadets were covering the cemetery to recognize veterans in honor of Memorial Day on Mo…

Our Senior Center is doing everything we can to follow all the new rules that have been laid out for us, while still keeping everyone safe and fed. We are still doing our home delivered meals.

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Graves County Sheriff’s deputies and Wingo Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire Wednesday that totally destroyed a pickup truck.

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Kentucky does not have the best track record when it comes to health. We come close to leading the nation in all the wrong things — particularly chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, obesity. Lifestyle choices contribute to the prevalence of diseases, but access to quality medical …

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Graves County Court Security Officer Wade Heatherly checks with the line of people who gathered outside the courthouse Monday for the first day offices reopened. Small numbers were allowed inside at a time for the judge-executive, county clerk, PVA, sheriff and county attorney’s offices.

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A man who was convicted earlier this year of murdering a mother in her home was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole Monday.

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Homes around Kess Creek or ponds, streams or lakes can be visited by your typical wildlife guests like frogs, raccoons and snakes — YIKES! — but John and Marilyn Marshall of Mayfield got a front porch visit Saturday morning that wasn’t delivering mail or selling cookies.

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Mayfield Independent School District is taking a proactive approach for non-traditional instruction (NTI) days for the 2020-21 school year based upon its experience related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Graves County voters who wish to vote in-person for the primary election on June 23 will have the opportunity at Graves County High School, according to County Clerk Kim Gills.

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Tree on Wright Street catches fire

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PADUCAH — West Kentucky Community and Technical College announced more than 1,100 students who were conditionally eligible to receive one or more associate degrees, diplomas or certificates during Spring 2020.

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PADUCAH — A Paducah man was charged with driving under influence for the second time this week after his car allegedly ran a red light and hit a Paducah Area Transit System bus broadside Thursday morning, Paducah police reported.

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I felt like I had located a treasure when I found a 1950’s Graves County Homemakers cookbook. It belonged to my Grandmother Jones, who was a homemaker during this time period. I actually recognize some of the names, but not many.

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to establish a work zone along a section of Ky. 1485/Bellville Road in southern Graves County starting Monday.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kevin Hart found an upside to putting his name to a charitable cause during the coronavirus pandemic: the comedian offered a walk-on role in a future film to a health-care worker in the COVID-19 fight.

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“It’s a little bit different this year, but it’s still exciting because a student just won a car,” said Larry Seay of Seay Motors. “We’re super excited for Dylan Lindsey of Graves County High School and all the people that were entered in the drawing. They had perfect attendance (for at leas…

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Ellen Forester (driving) and Marilyn Miller get popcorn from Connor Adams, an employee of Princess Theaters on Friday. The theater was offering concession stand items and cars were lined up by the Mayfield Shopping Plaza to help support the local business. Hours this weekend are from 2-5 p.m…

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Tracy Elder with Broadway Flowers & Gifts ties a green ribbon around a tree on the Graves County Courthouse lawn Friday. The ribbons are in support of those dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus. Elder is also selling green bows with proceeds going to the Mayfield/Graves County Chamber o…

Mayfield Police Chief Nathan Kent reported the following arrests, warrants served and traffic incidents:

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On May 15, at approximately 2:15 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the Dollar General at 3465 State Route 303. Upon arrival Sergeant Dale Mason made contact with a female from the Dallas, Texas area that had reported her new iPhone 11 Max Pro stolen from inside the store. Video from the stor…

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Stage Stores Inc. announced last Sunday that it has filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.

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MURRAY — Murray State University has announced its Dean’s List recipients for the spring 2020 semester. The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the University’s undergraduate students.

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Mayfield School Board meets Monday

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Monday night’s Mayfield City Council meeting saw the first reading of the budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 pass with an increase of $758,000. Mayfield City Clerk Tamie Johnson said this is close to average since the budget fluctuates every year.

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The monthly senior citizens commodities distribution will be held today (Friday) from 8-10 a.m. at the Mayfield-Graves County Needline and Food Pantry, located at 429 S. Ninth St.

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A fairly recent device in the scheme of history that has really made a difference is the GPS. It has greatly changed the way many people do things in all areas of life; whether in work, travel or in play.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Calls for an outside investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Kentucky emergency medical technician are growing, two months after the 26-year-old black woman was killed in her home.

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Our Senior Center is doing everything we can to follow all the new rules that have been laid out for us, while still keeping everyone safe and fed. We are still doing our home delivered meals.

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Mayfield City Council members passed the first reading of the budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21. The next reading will be in June when, if passed, it will be officially adopted.

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Motorists are urged to be on alert as Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews and contract crews start their first round of mowing along U.S. highways and state highways across the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 region.

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Restaurants will not be able to use buffets to feed their customers, according to Graves County Health Department Director Noel Coplen.

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Graves County commissioners held a lengthy teleconference fiscal court meeting Monday to discuss a myriad of topics from budgets to bids.

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It’s time for the majority of hemp producers to start planting their 2020 crop, but many of them are doing so with much uncertainty for what the coming growing season holds in terms of prices, contracts and crop quality.

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The monthly senior citizens commodities distribution will be held Friday, May 15, from 8-10 a.m. at the Mayfield-Graves County Needline and Food Pantry, located at 429 S. Ninth St.

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The Graves County Clerk’s office will staff its office Thursday for mail, phone and online needs after it had closed last week due to positive coronavirus cases of three employees.

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CHANDLER, Ariz. — Tim Wirtz Jr. slowly spun the reel, tracking the retrieval of a plastic worm, when two shapes moved into his peripheral vision. The teen's eyes gleamed as he peered through the crystal clear water at a pair of beefy rainbow trout cruising parallel to the shore.

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FRANKFORT — Kentucky plans to do coronavirus testing at all nursing homes statewide in a targeted strategy aimed at a hard-hit segment during the pandemic, state officials said Friday.