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Al Chandler, the chair of the Mayfield- Graves County Long Term Recovery Group and the pastor of Northside Baptist Church, started the LTRG community update meeting at the Graves County extension office by recognizing the reality of the work needed to be completed by the group. He said, “We’…

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Darren Warren, country music artist and CEO of StorMor, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when he was a child. He spent three years in Memphis, Tennessee at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital before he was cured from his cancer. Warren, from the time he was 16 years old to 19, was…

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McCracken County High School broke its own record for most points in a Governor’s Cup Region 1 district competition en route to taking the District 2 championship Saturday.

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Mayfield Police Officer Crystal Nadeau gives blood at the 2023 Battle of the Badges blood drive on Tuesday at the Graves County Health Department. Mayfield Police Department, Mayfield Fire Department and the Graves County Sheriff’s Office were in competition to see which department would hav…

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Graves County School District has been selected as one of four districts nationally to be highlighted by the Knowledge Matters campaign, Superintendent Matthew Madding told the board on Thursday. Graves County was selected based on its implementation and use of a high-quality science curricu…

Murray State University will welcome W. Earl Brown for the 2023 Presidential Lecture, to take place on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. inside the historic and newly-renovated Lovett Auditorium. The event is a rescheduling of the 2022 Presidential Lecture, which was postponed due to inclement weather.

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The inaugural class of Leadership West Kentucky, a new regional leadership development program sponsored by the West Kentucky Regional Chamber Alliance (WKRCA), was recently launched with 30 participants from throughout west Kentucky.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate around raising the debt ceiling sounds eerily similar: Newly elected House Republicans, eager to confront the Democratic president in the White House, refused to raise the debt limit without cuts to federal spending.

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As National Blood Donor Month continues this January, the American Red Cross celebrates those who give blood and platelets to help save lives − especially now, as we work to ensure a stable blood supply amid the threat of icy winter weather and severe seasonal illness. Donors of all blood ty…

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Pilgrim’s Pride, in partnership with Graves County Economic Development, is investing more than $53.5 million in a new state-of-the-art hatchery. Pilgrim’s Pride has committed to Mayfield and Graves County for 30 years and supported more than 1,300 employees.

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The Graves County Board of Education began its working session with the action items, beginning with the approval of minutes of December 15, 2022, and January 3, 2023.

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Kyan Duffy is in her second year of study in the electricity program at Mayfield-Graves County Area Technology Center. With her successful grades in school and the experience she is gaining through the electricity program, Duffy plans on becoming an electrical engineer.

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Kentucky Science Center brought its traveling miniature version of Science Play2Go to the Graves County Public Library through Science in Play2Go.

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The Jackson Purchase Historical Society will begin its 65th year of service to the people of the Jackson Purchase region on Jan. 28 with a program on the Centennial history of Murray State University presented by Dr. Robert L. (Bob) Jackson, president of Murray State. The meeting will be hel…

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The Sedalia Cafe closed for two years because of COVID-19, and for a moment the surrounding community thought that their favorite gathering place would be closed for good. Carla Gilpin sold the restaurant to Robby and Sonja Sifrit. Sifrit bought the restaurant in July 2022, and began remodel…

Kentucky State Police (KSP), Post 1 received a call from the owner of an equipment rental business in Mayfield on December 19, 2022 reporting the theft of a skid steer. The business owner advised that he rented a skid steer to an individual on December 12 with an expected return date of Dece…

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The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program crisis component is now available to assist west Kentucky households in home heating crisis situations.

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Gary LeVox, a Grammy-nominated country music star, made an appearance at the Mayfield Save A Lot on Tuesday bagging groceries and helping customers.

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On Wednesday, Jan. 11, as the two and a half day jury trial was nearing its end, Stanford Shelton entered a guilty plea to multiple felony counts, including manslaughter. He will be sentenced to 75 years in prison.

In a ceremony Tuesday at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Gov. Andy Beshear announced the nine recipients of the commonwealth’s most prestigious arts awards, the Governor’s Awards in the Arts, in recognition of their dedication to sharing Kentucky’s rich arts history with all Kentuckians.

Congressman James Comer (R-Ky.) announced the local students from Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District he nominated for appointments to United States service academies.

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FNB Bank recently made a $500 donation to the Disabled American Veterans Graves County Chapter #106. This donation will be used to help revitalize and make necessary improvements to their building, located at 902 N. 15th Street in Mayfield.

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The office of Graves County Emergency Management has launched a new Hyper-Reach community alert system to prepare local residents for when disaster strikes. Hyper-Reach is a mass notification system for emergency, critical events and urgent situations.

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After the Mayfield City Council approved the creation of the Mayfield Industrial Authority in September 2021, Mayor Kathy O’Nan had the task of appointing six to eight members to serve on the authority board to work towards attracting businesses and industry within the city limits.

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Lotus Children’s Advocacy and Sexual Violence Resource Center has announced it will open a satellite office serving the Mayfield-Graves County community and the greater Purchase Area.

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DENVER (AP) — Costly weather disasters kept raining down on America last year, pounding the nation with 18 climate extremes that caused at least $1 billion in damage each, totaling more than $165 billion, federal climate scientists calculated Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Alzheimer’s drug is hitting the market — the first with clear-cut evidence that it can slow, by several months, the mind-robbing disease.

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DETROIT (AP) — Traffic crashes in the U.S. cost society $340 billion in one year, or just over $1,000 for each of the country's 328 million people, according to a study by safety regulators.

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City and county officials are working on new and ongoing projects both inside of Mayfield and out, rebuilding the courthouse, restarting recreational activities, and finding solutions for the jail.

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The local diner, Midtown Drive-In, has officially reopened in Mayfield after damaged in the 2021 tornado. J.R. Mason, the new owner, has always wanted to own a restaurant, and he finally received his chance to purchase the building.

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The Graves County School Board swore in newly elected board members Jennifer Thomas and Marianne Fowler last week during its yearly organizational meeting.

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On Jan. 3, at approximately 6:20 a.m., Graves County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to State Route 121 North just North of Dowdy Road for a box truck rollover.

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Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Friday announced another settlement with pharmaceutical companies for their role in the opioid epidemic, this time with CVS Pharmacy, Inc. and Walgreens.

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The Mayfield City Council welcomed the new city attorney, Jay Matheny, at its meeting Tuesday night. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be able to serve as your next city attorney. I realize that I have some incredibly big shoes to fill with my friend and college Bo Neely leaving,” Matheny said.

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The Mayfield Police Department is retiring the old faithful red lab named Sawyer, and Sergeant David Harrison is training a new dog named Storm as a replacement.

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First Baptist Church Mayfield Pastor Wes Fowler made the top 10 list of Most Fascinating Southern Baptists of 2022 for his leadership to the church and community in the aftermath of last December’s tornadoes in west Kentucky.

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The Kentucky CASA Network announced the winners of the Awards of Excellence on the final day of CASA Week2. This year CASA of Graves County & Southwest KY earned three of five awards given. The Honorable Deborah Hawkins-Crooks was selected as CASA Judge of the Year, Stephanie Floyd was n…

Mayfield Independent Schools Superintendent Joe Henderson selected employees from the schools’ staff who went above and beyond during the Covid pandemic to present them with Stilwell Awards for their hard work and dedication.

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Independence Bank presented a check from the Independence Bank Foundation from proceeds of 1/2 share of $34,250 and local donations for $38,000 in funds raised for the Mayfield-Graves County Art Guild.

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Kelsey Starks, the host of Kentucky Educational Television’s “News Quiz” series that challenges children’s knowledge of geography and current events, visited fourth-grade students at Mayfield Elementary School on Thursday. Starks, who’s hosted the News Quiz series since 2016, gave a one-hour…

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Graves County School Board members, Kelly Thurman and Julie Moffitt served at their last board of education meeting on Dec. 15. Thurman has served on the board since 2011, while also serving the past two years as chairman. Moffitt has served since 2015.

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On Nov. 1, the Honorable Deborah Hawkins Crooks swore in five new CASA Volunteers to serve in Graves County. Bill & Kiyo Kirk, Susan Jackson, Susan Runyon, and Kathy Fleming have joined the CASA team to advocate for local children.

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A check presentation was held Dec. 14 to present DREAM Together funds to Chris and Carrie Turnage in the amount of $6,250. The Turnages were the latest business owners to take advantage of the DREAM Together partnership program offered by FNB Bank and First Kentucky Bank.

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Mayor Charles Shelby has been a resident of Wingo since moving there when he was in third grade in 1945. Shelby was born In the southern part of Graves County, in a farmhouse owned by his grandparents and lived there until his grandfather passed away.

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The morning was misty and cold, but that did not deter survivors, police officers, firefighters and many other community members from attending and remembering those who were lost in the devastation last December.