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The American Red Cross is once again sponsoring the “Battle of the Badges” at Mayfield City Hall next week. Residents will be asked to donate blood for those in need from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wednesday in the council chambers.

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Garden season is in full swing! As I’m typing this, I could be picking purple hull peas! We’ve put up our first round of corn already and I’ve frozen peaches and made strawberry jelly.

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Mayfield Church of the Nazarene will celebrate its 75th anniversary on October 3 with a community service, but this week began the countdown to that date. On Wednesday, Pastor Steve Melvin noted it was 75 days until October 3 and took part in the unveiling of a large banner on the side of th…

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After a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Mayfield/Graves County Chamber of Commerce resumed its Farm to Table Dinner before a sold out crowd Thursday.

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MMS council to meet July 26

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The Graves County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a person wanted on several outstanding warrants.

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John Dunn moves his paint roller to add a bright, fresh coach of white paint to the bricks and concrete of CFSB War Memorial Stadium. A graduate of Mayfield High School, Dunn, 67, called being able to touch up the 72-year-old structure a “labor of love.” Expressing that love in paint is appa…

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Tractors and farming equipment is not unusual to see out and about during the spring time through fall. That is just the scene of work being done to sow and harvest.

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The start to the 2021-22 year for Mayfield Independent Schools has been pushed back a week, following approval by the board of education at their monthly meeting Monday.

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In Jesus’ day, women sifted wheat by grasping a sieve in both hands and shaking it forcefully from side to side. Then they would move the sieve in a seesaw motion while blowing over the wheat to remove the chaff. It was a process that took much work.

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You may have heard about what happened at a local eatery recently. Bahnschrift, Calibri and Times New Roman enter a restaurant and the manager shouts: “Get out now! We don’t serve your type here!”

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It is a bit after 8 o’clock on Monday morning as I sit at my desk at St. Joseph. This is the morning I devote to getting a column ready for Wednesday’s Religion page in the Messenger.

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Kentucky State Police at Post 1 is currently searching for two male individuals who are wanted on different charges, and troopers are requesting the public’s assistance in locating them.

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MAYFIELD — Jonathan Riley has gone from simply taking part in demolishing some buildings downtown to playing the roles of part Indiana Jones and part Sherlock Holmes with some of the discoveries he’s made.

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The Laurel Oak Garden Club selected the home of Jason and Gaby Acree on 1308 Dogwood Dr. as yard of the month for July.

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A Graves County Schools program was awarded a substantial grant, a school official said at Thursday’s board of education meeting.

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Graves County Circuit Judge Kevin Bishop has denied a motion seeking a temporary restraining order and a temporary injunction against the Graves County Schools Board of Education regarding Lowes Elementary School.

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For some people, public service is in their blood. One of these servants has toiled away for nearly three decades, striving to make Graves County better and healthier, but has decided it’s time to pass the torch.

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A wooden cabinet of Dewey Decimal-assigned cards stands by the entrance of the Graves County Public Library, perhaps as a testament to libraries of the past. Banks of computer consoles showcase a newer era where information can be called up in a flash, alongside rooms dedicated to reading an…

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In May 2021, the Graves County Conservation District awarded its fifth annual scholarships to Graves County High School students who plan to continue their education in agriculture, trades, or related to natural resources.

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A long term care facility in Mayfield was treated to quite the visit when an ombudsman volunteer from the Purchase Area Development District called in some small equine friends.

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This is probably just a joke but the story goes something like this: A company put out an advertisement seeking to persuade people to buy their pen. Their marketers declared that their pen was a revolutionary pen. The caption read, “This pen can write underwater.”

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The monthly senior citizens commodities distribution will be held this Friday, July 16, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Mayfield-Graves County Needline and Food Pantry, located at 429 S. 9th Street.

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If there’s anything we tend to look down on, it is weakness. Strength, on the other hand, is regarded as commendable.

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We have an L-shaped house, with a door at the very back of the structure leading into the backyard. Normally first to arise, I crept down the hall toward that door Saturday morning, somewhere near sunrise.

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Another new alternative program related to incarcerating jail inmates was presented to — and approved by — the Graves County Fiscal Court Monday.

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U.S. Congressman James Comer is no stranger to the heat at Fancy Farm’s annual picnic, whether it is from the time of year, the barbecue pits or the roasting done on the political speakers stage. Either way, he’s happy to have things back to normal come this August.

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Community members, represented by Jessica Moreland, have filed for an injunction through Graves County Circuit Court to prevent the Graves County Schools Board of Education from closing Lowes Elementary School before the upcoming school year.

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The guest speakers at a recent Monday Rotary Club meeting were members of the Kess Creek Disc Golf Club at Kess Creek Park. They provided information about how disc golf was played and how people can join in the fun of disc golf. Pictured are (from left) Richard Burchett and daughter Lucy Bu…

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Recently, Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman awarded $15 million in grants to 150 local Family Resource and Youth Services Centers (FRYSCs) from the second round of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund 2 (GEER II).

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Fiscal court to meet in person

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The Graves County Cooperative Extension Office has planned a homestyle crafting contest in the Home Division at the Purchase District Fair later this month, where contestants have a chance to win prize money and ribbons.

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Without going into great detail, there are a couple of health-related situations going on within the St. Joseph community prompting reflection today. Both are serious concerns, and both involve young people and their families. And both those groups are good, solid, God-fearing Christian families.

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In the early 1830s, a Frenchman named Alexis de Tocqueville traveled the United States, trying to discover what made this new country work. One of his observations was that he often found a copy of the Bible and a volume of Shakespeare in nearly every frontier cabin he visited.

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You may have heard about the little boy who was riding in the family car one afternoon when he rolled down the window and threw out his trash. His mother was no doubt shocked at this selfish gesture. She scolded him and asked why he did it. His response was this: “Mom, the sign said ‘Fine fo…

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

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A firework explosion illuminates the night sky behind the City of Mayfield water tower along I-69 Sunday during Mayfield’s Fourth of July fireworks display from the Mayfield-Graves County Ballparks area. The show drew numerous onlookers to the fairgrounds, around War Memorial Stadium, Graves…

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A Mayfield native, businessman and former city councilman has been appointed to the Murray State University Board of Regents.

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Mayfield Independent School officials have announced that Allee Adams has been named as the new assistant principal at Mayfield Middle School.

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Mid-America Conversion Services, a division of the Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, recently donated $500 to CASA of Graves County & Southwest KY to support the program’s mission to provide trained community volunteers for court appointment to advocate on behalf of dependent, abused and …