On June 17, at approximately 1:54 p.m., deputies from the Graves County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a two vehicle, injury collision on KY-303 south of Mayfield. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered that Judy Howard, 79, of Mayfield was traveling on KY-303 when she didn’t see a ga…

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Shortly after the tornado hit Mayfield, a garden club member from Ohio contacted Laurel Oak Garden club. Bekki Hull, who is the corresponding secretary for the Four Seasons Garden Club in Fairfield, Ohio, asked to make a donation to the Laurel Oak Garden Club.

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Barkley Regional Airport is accepting applications to feature three local artists’ work permanently in the new terminal for spring 2023.

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Graves County Schools has announced the Board of Education has approved funding for a new Rank Change program designed to support teacher growth while increasing retention across the district. The program, Foundations in Teaching and Learning, will be offered by the West Kentucky Education C…

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“We hear stories all the time about pilot shortages and part of that may be because youth grow up thinking it would be cool to become a pilot, but is it really possible for me,” said Mike Fagan, president of Purchase Area Aviators EAA Chapter 807.

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The yearly bids for road materials for Graves Fiscal Court have been awarded for the fiscal year July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023. These materials include pipe from Barclay Metal, concrete from Smyrna Ready Mix, bituminous asphalt from Jim Smith Contracting, emulsified asphalt from Marathon Pe…

First Kentucky Bank is hosting a family outing for its employees. All First Kentucky offices will be closed on Saturday, June 25, as the bank employees and their families enjoy a fun day away at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana.

The 2022 Annual Meeting of Members of West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation will be held online on Saturday, July 9, at 2 p.m. Drive-through registration will be held Friday, July 8, at local high schools and on Saturday, July 9 at the WKRECC business office in Mayfield.

Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) is proud to announce the first 12 recipients of the CFSB Student Scholarship Program after receiving over 130 applicants from high school seniors across Calloway, Graves, Marshall, and McCracken counties.

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The Graves County School District honored 14 retirees at its monthly meeting on June 16. The following retirees were recognized:

An awning to cover the school bus loop is on the list of renovations for Mayfield Middle School.

Murray State University partnered with Graves County Economic Development for the future growth of companies and the rebuilding of the community. One way Murray State University is showing its support is by becoming a Skybox Partner. Contributions made in the Skybox Partner program support b…

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It’s a rite of spring I always observe: squirting herbicides on poison ivy.

West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) wants to help new students age 25 or older pursue their dream of earning a college credential with its Adult Promise Scholarship.

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That’s who I am. I’m a fighter, I’m a beautiful soul. I have a lot to share with the world. I am not kidney failure.’

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the appointment of five new members to the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Citizens Advisory Board (CAB). William R. “Billy Bob” Clark is an operator with Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership and has been chosen as the representative for the Unite…

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Both Mayfield Middle School and Mayfield High School may have new renovations for students and staff in the near future.

Two people were injured in a vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 45 N.

Jeremy Wallace wears a lot of different hats: Marshall County emergency management deputy director, Marshall County District Two constable, first-responder, and more recently, the founder of a national veterans support group. A Soldier’s Heart Bluegrass and Muddy Waters is a nonprofit organi…

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At approximately 11:50 a.m. on June 11, Graves County Sheriff deputies and first responders were dispatched to the intersection of KY 1241 and KY 408 for a two-vehicle collision.

KY 1241 at the KY 408 intersection was shut down for approximately two hours while the collision was investigated.

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Not much is known regarding the true history of Wingo Trade Day, however, as a child growing up in the ’70s, Rene Bard, Wingo Lions Club president, remembers it being something everyone looked forward to. A day full of fun-filled activities, cotton candy, horseback riding and even some water…

The Kentucky Office of Rural Health, in partnership with the Citizen CPR Foundation, will host two, day-long virtual sessions in June focused on improving efforts to save lives in Kentucky from sudden cardiac arrest. Attendance at both sessions is free.

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Above: Lions Club Parade. Left: Riding shotgun at Wingo Trade Day

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Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the freeing of the last slaves in 1865 in Texas. In 1866, freemen in the state-organized the first celebration of ‘Jubilee Day.’ Texas made Juneteenth a state holiday in 1979 and 46 other states and the District of Columbia now recognize it …

Since November 2020, Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital, Kentucky Cancer Program and Kentucky CancerLink have worked together to combat colon cancer, ensuring that cost is not a barrier to Kentucky residents receiving a potentially life-saving screening colonoscopy.

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Business from the community was first on the agenda at the regular scheduled meeting of the Mayfield City Council on Monday, with questions from the public to the city council members. Michael Dick, of Mayfield, asked two questions — when will the stop lights resume, and when will Broadway S…

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First Kentucky Bank has facilitated a donation of $184,426.18 to the disaster relief efforts that will assist families impacted by the record-breaking EF4 tornado that devastated Mayfield and Graves County on December 10, 2021. The funds were donated to the Mayfield Graves Tornado Relief Fun…

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There is no doubt that the Kentucky State Parks system has been a helping hand to Mayfield and Graves County, especially after the Dec. 10 tornado. Russ Meyer, commissioner of the Kentucky State Parks spoke before the Rotary Club on Monday, telling them more about the parks system and their …

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MAYFIELD — Just six months to the day of the Dec. 10 tornado in Mayfield, Homes and Hope for Kentucky handed out three sets of keys to tornado victims’ new homes. The families receiving keys were the Pattersons, Amy Russell and the Rios.

Kentucky agriculture appears to be on a record pace to surpass $7 billion in cash receipts in 2022, bolstered by robust commodity prices that could reward farmers hit hard by rapidly rising production costs, an agricultural economist told state lawmakers Thursday.

Senate Leadership recently announced the appointment of Sen. Jason Howell, R-Murray, as co-chair to the newly formed Benefits Cliff Task Force, which will conduct business through the 2022 Interim Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

The guest speaker for the June 6 Rotary Club meeting was Darvin Towery, president of Independence Bank in Mayfield and a Mayfield Rotarian. Towery spoke to the club about the Horses for Hope initiative the bank is supporting. This project, spearheaded by the Lexington Art Guild, to help heal…

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Following the tornado and bad weather the following weeks, Mayfield’s Sonic Drive-In experienced a caved in ceiling, weather damage and more leading to period of shutdown while the building was remodeled. On June 7, Mayfield’s Sonic reopened their order-in stalls with fresh paint, new constr…

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The Jackson Purchase Historical Society (JPHS) will meet on Saturday June 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the Three Oaks Community Center, 1788 Radio Rd. in Almo. The speaker will be Society Vice-President Richard D. Parker, who will discuss his new book, ‘Wicked Western Kentucky,’ with a special emphas…

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Compared to other buildings in town, Purchase Players looked as if it had completely weathered the Dec. 10 tornado. The three visible sides when looking from the street appeared to be okay. However, a tree had been lodged through the back of the building and all walls had busted on the inter…

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Driving past the front lawn of Independence Bank on Thursday at noon, you would have seen three beautifully painted horse statues — each one hand-painted by students across the Western Kentucky region, and one painted specifically by four students in the Mayfield-Graves Area.

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In the previous months, COVID-19 numbers had been at the lowest. However, with summer break and families departing Kentucky for their vacation plans, cases are beginning to ramp up once more.