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In February of 2018, Amanda and I hiked Abrams Falls trail in the Cade’s Cove region of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It is a beautiful five mile round trip hike which is highlighted by Abrams Falls; a 20 foot waterfall with high water volume. The hike involves going up and over th…

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The Graves County Extension Service will hold a Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat event Thursday, Oct. 22, from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Graves County Extension Office, located at 251 W. Housman St., in Mayfield.

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For many, October is a festive occasion marked by the changing of seasons, spooky fun and sweet treats. However, it also carries a sobering reminder that not everyone is so fortunate, and that there are some in desperate need of help.

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Nearly a dozen Gold Star and Purple Heart youth from around the country visited Graves County last weekend to build camaraderie and hone their hunting skills.

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to set up a work zone for initial construction of an R-Cut at the U.S. 45/ Ky. 408 intersection north of Mayfield in Graves County starting Monday.

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Graves County’s Needle Exchange Program has been around since April 2019 and has built a strong relationship with its clients. Now, in order to better serve the community, the Graves County Health Department has decided to expand it.

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As if this year hasn’t been fun enough, we are now less than three weeks from Election Day, with the presidency and other offices on the line.

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Animals are interesting and mostly predictable in their behaviors. You can count on them to behave a certain way based upon what kind of animal they are. You would be surprised to find a cat who didn’t at least swat at a mouse that ran by. You would be amazed if a dog never sniffed around as…

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In-person voting ahead of the Nov. 3 General Election is currently underway at the Graves County Clerk’s office in the county courthouse.

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While school administrators, teachers and students are navigating the educational waters during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentucky Department of Education has, as well, while collecting what data it could for the 2019-20 state accountability “report card.”

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St. James Church, located at 419 S. Eighth St. in Mayfield, will be selling catfish dinners on Saturday, Oct. 17, beginning at 11 a.m. Dinners are $8 without drink and dessert or $9 with drink and dessert.

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The Industrial Authority of Mayfield-Graves County has scheduled a special called meeting on Friday, Oct. 16, at 8 a.m. by Zoom. Those interested in joining should email patricia@gravescountyed.com for the link.

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Two city officials were recognized at Monday’s Mayfield City Council meeting for being team players for Mayfield and Graves County youth baseball.

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The monthly senior citizens commodities distribution will be held Friday, Oct. 16, from 8-10 a.m. at the Mayfield-Graves County Needline and Food Pantry, located at 429 S. Ninth St.

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Wingo Mayor Charles Shelby (left) and Brandon Glasser of Icon Water Care inspect one of three Solar Bee SB 5000 aerator units that were being installed in the Wingo waste water pond early Tuesday morning. The aerators keep bacteria in the pond eating waste. Shelby estimated the switch from t…

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Roads were a main topic for the Graves County Fiscal Court during their virtual meeting Monday. County Road Foreman Eric Thompson shared an idea on a road specification proposal while commissioners voted on two resolutions with the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

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Bike riders from Mayfield High School get a police escort Friday during the traditional pre-game ride to meet cyclists from Paducah Tilghman for the 107th football contest between the Cardinals and Blue Tornado. Read more about the game inside today’s Mayfield Messenger.

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If we live 65 years, we have about 600,000 hours at our disposal. Assuming we are 18 when we complete high school, we have 47 years, or nearly 412,000 hours to live after graduation.

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

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From starting as a small pumpkin patch with a front yard stand to supplying a Halloween display in Louisville, Darnell Pumpkins may truly be — with credit to “Peanuts” Linus Van Pelt — THE “Great Pumpkin.”

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About half of all deer-vehicle collisions occur from October through December, which prompts the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to issue its annual “Antler Alert” reminder for motorists to use extra caution as deer go on the move for fall mating season.

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Two men were arrested in connection to shooting on Friday morning that left one woman hospitalized.

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PADUCAH — West Kentucky Community and Technical College Board of Directors elected new officers for the 2020-2021 year at its Oct. 6 virtual board meeting.

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PADUCAH — A Mayfield man faces several charges after he reportedly forced himself into a Paducah motel room on Tuesday and threatened its occupant, police said.

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A former city employee, cited on alleged theft charges, was arraigned in Graves County District Court on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the employee has reportedly made restitution with the city.

WASHINGTON — House Committee on Oversight and Reform ranking member Congressman James Comer (R-Ky.) sent letters to the chairman and CEO of the Alibaba Group, Daniel Yong Zhang, and president and CEO of Ebay Inc., Jamie Iannone expressing concerns regarding their platforms allowing the sale …

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Wingo Old Cumberland Presbyterian Church will have its annual Homecoming services on Sunday, Oct. 18. Worship will be at 10 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch in the Family Life Center of the church.

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The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 1 district, to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence statutes. KSP utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists using the …

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A Mayfield woman and four passengers in her vehicle sustained injuries following a single-vehicle crash Wednesday, according to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Lynnville Celebration Committee will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at the Lynnville Museum to discuss a tentatively-planned Nov. 7 unveiling ceremony for the community’s historical marker.

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Mayfield High School Students of the Month for August and September recently received their T-shirts for their hard work and dedication. August Students of the Month were Joe Kason Cash, Jadrien Williams, Jelsy Fabian, Auraelia Haley, MattiClaire Wheeler, Raelyn Warren, Carter Parks and Dieg…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — A lawyer for a grand juror involved in weighing charges in the case of Breonna Taylor, the Black woman killed in a police raid gone wrong, urged a judge to let the anonymous juror to speak out publicly, accusing Kentucky's attorney general of throwing the panel “under t…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of final debates between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden was thrown into uncertainty Thursday as the campaigns offered dueling proposals for moving forward with faceoffs that have been upended by the president’s coronavirus infection.

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Garland Heating & Air of Wingo, along with assistance from Marshall Crane Company of Calvert City, worked early Wednesday morning replacing a cooling unit on the roof of the Graves County Courthouse. The old unit, which services the state side of the courthouse, was approximately 30 year…

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Donning her mask, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath made her way to one of the covered picnic pavilions at Kiwanis Park here Wednesday. She elbow- or fist-bumped some of the approximate 50-60 supporters as she prepared to hold court.

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Over the course of the year, Mary and I have seen new neighbors move in on both sides of us and behind us.

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“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson has enjoyed wealth, celebrity, a Golden Globe win and an Academy Award nomination. But behind the scenes, she's battled anxiety and depression.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath is scheduled to host a Meet and Greet today (Wednesday) at Kiwanis Park. The event is set for 12:30 p.m.

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The Mayfield/Graves County Chamber of Commerce was recently recognized by statewide leadership for its work to communicate important local issues to legislators in Frankfort and its 2019 dinner that recognized local farmers and agricultural businesses.

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The month of October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time set aside to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be a voice for the victims. Domestic violence is prevalent in any community, including many places in Kentucky, and affects people of different gender, age and race.

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As harvest is in full swing in Kentucky, the Kentucky Soybean Board reminds motorists to share the road with farm equipment.

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The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to drive home a safety message to motorists aimed at preventing crashes by buckling up and putting the phone down.