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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make available $20 million in cost-share assistance to help agricultural producers in Kentucky, Minnesota, South Dakota and surrounding areas to rebuild storage facilities damaged by devastating natura…

For the nearly 25 years since her sister was killed at Heath High School, Christina Ellegood has ridden a roller coaster — not only the tidal patterns of grief abating and returning, but the recurring anxiety that her sister’s killer could eventually be released.

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On Sept. 24 at approximately noon, deputies from the Graves County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a five-vehicle, injury collision on KY 131 near Twin Hill Road.

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A record crowd of college students were challenged about their personal revival and campus revival at last weekend’s Converge Conference at Cedarmore.

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The Graves County Long Term Recovery Group board of directors has extended the contract of Executive Director Ryan Drane through November. The extension comes after reviewing Drane’s work securing over $7 million for Graves County tornado survivors.

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New Pathways for Children has been approved for $200,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from the Graves County Fiscal Court to help build a new facility. The funds will help with the $1.1 million project to house children in need.

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Broncs, bulls and cowboys will make their way to Mayfield this weekend as part of the Northeast Regional Tour Rodeo Finals. The event will take place at the Mayfield Graves County Fairgrounds, 121 N. 17th St. in Mayfield.

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Fancy Farm Elementary School in Graves County was one of seven schools in Kentucky and one of 297 schools nationwide to earn Blue Ribbon Schools recognition from the U.S. Department of Education.

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans milling and paving at various locations along highways in Graves County continuing through next week.

Earlier this month the Graves County Sheriff’s Office issued an arrest for Steve A. Davis, 33, of Fulton, for a burglary that occurred in 2021.

Yet another exciting adventure is planned for Mayfield students and chaperones during the 2023 Mayfield Independent Schools Enrichment Trip. Organized by Mary Seay and Sarah Dunn, the 2023 trip will take participants to the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

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Melinda and I thought of “Uncle” Cedric and “Auntie” Beryl Ramshall often as we watched on TV as the world bade farewell to Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history.

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Hutson Inc. and Graves County Economic Development joined special guests for a groundbreaking ceremony on September 22. This ceremony celebrated the start of construction for the state of the art 50,000 square-foot Hutson John Deere Dealership in Mayfield.

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The Mayfield Independent School District Board approved its working budget for the 2022-23 school year at its meeting on Monday.

When I saw demolition crews pulling down the tornado-ravaged remains of the Graves County courthouse, I thought of Pvt. Hawley V. Needham of the 134th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

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The Graves County School Board has approved its yearly tax rates for the 2022-23 fiscal year. The votes were far from unanimous though.

The public is invited to virtual town hall meetings this month to discuss improving outcomes for Kentucky children and families involved in the state foster care system. Anyone with concerns about the system and/or ideas on how communities can better support families is encouraged to attend …

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, awarded U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell with the Guardian of Small Business Award, NFIB’s most prestigious legislative recognition.

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The 28th annual Barbecue on the River festival returns to Paducah’s riverfront this year after being held “off the river” for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival kicks off on Thursday and runs through Saturday.

Left: Demolition of the Graves County begins. Center: Halfway through the demolition. Right: The facade lies in a pile Wednesday afternoon.

Disasters like the devastating tornado that struck Mayfield in December are said to be a once in a lifetime event. But, there are many other types of natural disasters and sever weather that could also happen in Mayfield and Graves County and Tracy Warner, emergency management director says …

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It’s no secret Tracy Warner’s leadership skills have been put to the test over the past year. Warner, who has served as Graves County Emergency Management Director for three years, has always been dedicated to keeping the citizens of Graves County safe.

The 2020-21 fiscal year audit of financial statements of the Graves County Fiscal Court and Graves County Jail released on Aug. 24 show multiple issues of non-compliance, several of them being repeat findings.

A check presentation was held on Sept. 13, to present DREAM Together funds to Richie Kemp, owner of Kemp Ventures, LLC in the amount of $9,988. Kemp Ventures, LLC is the latest local business to take advantage of the DREAM Together partnership program offered by FNB Bank and First Kentucky Bank.

The facade lies in a pile Wednesday afternoon.

An operator works to move large pieces of concrete that once was the Graves County Jail.

Eggs, biscuits and gravy, and all the fixins is what’s on the menu next weekend at the annual breakfast fundraiser benefiting the Walking Humbly Outdoor Adventures Hero’s Hunt. Catered by Southern Red’s BBQ, this is the only fundraiser each year directly benefiting the youth hunt.

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Jackson Purchase Medical Center (JPMC) has announced that Dr. Sheena Dover, board-certified family physician and surgical obstetrician, has joined its staff and will be offering primary care and surgical obstetric services to patients in Mayfield and the surrounding region. Dover joins JPMC …

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Tax rates for all Graves County taxing districts will remain the same for the next fiscal year after being approved at the Monday meeting of the Graves County Fiscal Court. The county property tax rate will remain 9.9% and the tangible personal property, motor vehicle, documented watercraft,…

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The City of Mayfield has began steps to create a Payroll Tax Rebate Program for qualified commercial facility developers and property owners and tenants leasing property within the city limits to generate new economic opportunities. The program, via ordinance, will still require a second rea…

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The Kentucky State Police (KSP) held its annual sworn awards ceremony in Lexington to honor 75 troopers and officers who put on a uniform each day to patrol Kentucky’s neighborhoods with a mission of serving and protecting their fellow citizens. The achievement awards presented were for acts…

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The number of hands that went into building the small cluster of homes on Adams Circle in Mayfield is extensive. Even if you don’t count the donations that came from hundreds of people from across the United States, volunteers and professional construction workers worked for free or at cost …

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A sense of normalcy in Mayfield. That’s what Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild Director Nanc Gunn wants the community to experience at the …… annual Gourd Patch Arts Festival.

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Mark Arnold, second from left, an urban planner with Bell Engineering who was hired by the City of Mayfield, was back in town Thursday for an open house of the Mayfield Rebuilds committee. Several residents were present to ask questions and provide suggestions about how they envision downtow…

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Celebrated from September 15 until October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month will honor the cultures, history and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans.

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Dec. 10, 2021, is a date we all know well. From 8:54 to 11:48 p.m., an EF-4 tornado roared its way from Woodland Hills, Tennessee, to just west of McDaniels, Kentucky, causing destruction in Cayce, Mayfield, Benton and Princeton and many places in between, a path measuring 165 miles.

CEB Investments has announced they are constructing an event center which will include two linked event halls seating 600-plus people, five office spaces, and a restaurant. The grand opening is scheduled for spring 2023.

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Beginning in 2019, Honor and Remember Inc. established the Kentucky Run For The Fallen to call attention to and honor the men and women who have recently died in military service to America. A team of more than 20 active duty military members from bases in Kentucky and other locations across…

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans an extended closure of KY 303 at the 1.5 mile marker in southern Graves County starting Wednesday, Sept. 7.

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The Jackson Purchase Historical Society (JPHS) will meet on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center, 614 N. Poplar Street, Paris, Tennessee. The speaker will be Erik Nordberg who will share his research into the history of ball clay mining in west Tennesse…

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The fine arts department of Graves County High School and the Independence Bank Performing Arts Center has announced its schedule for the 2022-23 season.

A birthday celebration will be held on September 6 for Imogene Monroe, who is turning 105 years old. Rather than gifts, Monroe is requesting school supply donations as she was a life-long educator in Graves County.

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FNB Bank employees recently held a Fundraising Jean Day on Friday, August 12 to raise money for eastern Kentucky flood victims. The total amount raised by employees was $710.