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The Graves County Circuit Clerk’s Office and driver’s license hours have changed again. Graves County Circuit Court Clerk Emily Ward Buzanis said new orders from the Kentucky Supreme Court are responsible for the change.

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Wingo City Council passed its first reading of a Water and Sewer System ordinance on Thursday. The ordinance is in regards to the issuance and sale of $330,000 in revenue bonds, which will be used to make much-needed repairs.

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Molly Towery was the winner of The Mayfield Messenger’s Summer Sizzling Staycation contest. Lowes presented the grill, Mayfield True Value provided the water cooler, H & R Agri-Power gave the Case blanket, Spare Time Lanes sponsored the family night of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and dri…

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Physicians, leaders and clinicians at Jackson Purchase Medical Center recently celebrated the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Clinical Excellence Award, which was presented to the JPMC Advanced Wound Healing Center.

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While no public viewing will be allowed, the Purchase District Fair will hold the Graves County 4-H Fair Exhibits and Shows this week, beginning Thursday afternoon.

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NEW YORK (AP) — More than three years after the highly publicized Fyre Festival famously fizzled out in the Bahamas, merchandise and other “minor assets” are up for sale — courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles is urging Kentuckians to mark their calendars to celebrate Kentucky Farmers’ Markets Week by getting out and supporting Kentucky farm families who bring fresh farm products to the public each week.

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Prosecutor Aimee Clymer-Hancock was promoted to First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in the Graves County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office last month.

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While there may not have been the politicians pontificating or the large crowd congregating together on the picnic grounds of St. Jerome Catholic Church, its 140th Fancy Farm Picnic still featured a slice of familiarity with the Pioneer Award presentation.

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We teach children to let their “little Christian light” shine all around the neighborhood. Jesus said Christians are the “light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). I think we need to add an additional verse to the children’s hymn which currently speaks of hiding our light under a bushel or letting…

American Legion next meeting is SeptemberRepresentatives from the American Legion Post 26 stated that they will not have their scheduled meeting, due to the COVID-19 stipulations, and will resume in September.

FRANKFORT — Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles announced Friday that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has created a webpage dedicated to sharing updated information about steps Kentuckians should take if they have received unsolicited seeds from foreign countries.

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The pandemic took the wind out of everyone’s sails this year. This was especially true for the famous St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic, which only saw a fraction of its usual crowd. However, event organizers, workers, and attendees were not discouraged, and felt it went as expected.

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

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Rain came down on the St. Jerome Picnic grounds Thursday where volunteers had set up wood and prepared the barbecue pits for pork and mutton for this weekend’s 140th Annual St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic. Mass is scheduled for this (Friday) morning at 7 under the bingo stand, followed by the b…

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Over the past eight years, Mayfield native Ricky Murphy has given back to his community through his KY Raised Back 2 School Drive, which provides young students with school supplies and backpacks.

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Kentucky State Police Lt. Brian Duvall (left) and Trooper Adam Jones stand along side a KSP Cruiser covered with Special Olympics Kentucky stickers in front of Mayfield’s Casey’s General Store location Thursday. Patrons could donate to the Special Olympics and place a sticker on the cruiser.…

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Graves County Elementary School hosted the third Local Planning Committee (LPC) meeting Tuesday, where community members, teachers, principals and parents were tasked with ranking the district’s most important needs.

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.

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Every session, the General Assembly passes laws pertaining to various aspects of state and local government. Our constitutional officers, police departments, and local circuit clerks perform the necessary functions of government that help each of us live our lives. The laws we pass each year…

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Friday’s regular business had me pointed north and leaving Mayfield around midday. Suddenly, as my view of the horizon opened up, I was doing well not to run off the road as I witnessed a full gallery of transcendent beauty.

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It seems that no matter where Jesus went during His ministry, He caused a stir. More importantly, He led people to action. Those who observed His behavior and teaching were moved to do something. A great example of this is found in Mark 1. Notice how the people responded:

The power went out on South Paris Road Monday afternoon after a semi apparently struck, or pulled down, a power pole on Barton Drive. Several stop lights were out of commission while crews worked to fix it.

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Mayfield Fire Department personnel responded Monday morning to a report of smoke in an attic of a residence on Backusburg Road and Usher Street. Firefighters encountered smoke in the house and evacuated it with fans.

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

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Industrial Authority to meet today

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The Graves County Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to delay the start date back to August 26. The decision reversed their previous vote from July 16, which was 3-2 against the recommendation to delay from their original August 6 start date.

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The Mayfield Graves Fire-Rescue Squad responded to a fire at the Dinner Bell restaurant early Monday morning. Emergency Management Director Tracy Warner said the call came in at approximately 5:42 a.m. The fire was contained close to 6:30 a.m.

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Graves County Fiscal Court members zipped through their agenda Monday via their virtual meeting, appointing three to a couple of committees and boards and approving several financial measures.

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Former Eagle Vogt elects to return to Cincinnati

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Graves County Fiscal Court meeting is Monday

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CLINTON — Churches of the West Kentucky Baptist Association once again will participate in the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s Christmas Backpacks for Children program but has a more immediate backpack program underway.

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“President Theodore Roosevelt was a man of action, but he was also a good listener, and he appreciated that quality in others. Once in a gala ball, he grew tired of meeting people who returned his remarks with stiff, mindless pleasantries. So he began to greet people with a smile, saying, “I…

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In early February, a decorated soldier returned to his Wingo home and surprised his three sons at an elementary school pep rally after a long deployment in Afghanistan. A beloved father, husband and son, Sgt. First Class Phillip Wilson’s family was ecstatic to have him back again.

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LEXINGTON — Gov. Andy Beshear is asking the 1,100 congregations represented by the Kentucky Council of Churches and others throughout the state to not do in-person services for two weekends because of increasing COVID-19.

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Last week, the Graves County School Board voted to raise Early Eagle pricing and bid fond farewells to retiring staff.

LEXINGTON — The University of Kentucky has unveiled plans for testing up to 30,000 students for COVID-19 as part of its plan to restart in-class instruction next month.

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On Dec. 4, 1976, Mayfield basketball standout Eddie Williams collapsed during a basketball game in Olney, Illinois, and died from apparent heart disease.

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Northside Baptist Christian School has joined the many other educational districts in the region in delaying their start dates to late August. The decision to move their first day to August 26 was made at a special-called meeting on Sunday where parents and teachers alike voiced their concerns.

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Eddie Williams was pictured in his high school playing days on the sports page of the Dec. 6, 1976 Mayfield Messenger with news of the 'Pearl of the Purchase's death in a college basketball game in Illinois.

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The Bible says that Jesus “presented Himself alive after His suffering by many convincing (infallible) proofs” (Acts 1:3).

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Unless you live in a cave (or even if you do), it’s not hard to look around and realize that this world desperately needs peacemakers.

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The kickoff to the 140th St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic is a week away. Despite its scaled-down schedule, faith, family and food are still front and center.

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LEXINGTON — The Asian longhorned tick, which preys on a variety of hosts including humans and wild and domestic animals, has been found in Kentucky. This new tick is known to attack animals in large numbers and will be a concern to livestock producers, wildlife enthusiasts and pet owners.

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Mardy Widman has watched protests against racial injustice unfold in her hometown of Portland, Oregon, for more than seven weeks but stayed away because, at age 79, she feared contracting the coronavirus.

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COVINGTON — A Kentucky judge accused of favoritism, making sexual advances toward an employee and other misconduct has been charged with three additional ethics violations, according to court documents released Monday.