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The congregation and choir at Mayfield First Presbyterian Church join together in singing the hymn "Sunday's Palms are Wednesday's Ashes" during the church's Ash Wednesday worship service this week. The service included a message from the Rev. Lynn Shurley, communion and imposition of ashes.

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Three counties along the Mississippi River, another at the convergence of the "Mighty Mississip'" and Ohio River, and neighboring Graves County are looking to ride a wave of commerce, agriculture, aquaculture and tourism opportunities into the future.

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Tucked away deep in the folds of Graves County's hills, down a tarred road with no outlet, an important piece of the nation's history was almost forgotten.

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People, organizations, businesses and churches can now order their displays for this year's Festival of Lights, Graves County Judge-Executive Jesse Perry announced.

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Mayfield High School's Riley Sheridan has been named a finalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

We all need dishes we can make and take to a family dinner, to take to someone who is ill, or just to have something delicious for home. These two recipes fit the bill for all of those situations. "This rice and sausage casserole has been a favorite at our family get-togethers for several ye…

There is always some kind of deadline we are facing: Bills must be paid, licenses renewed, tax returns filed, projects at work, etc. The list goes on and on.

NEW YORK -- Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman's Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are going up for sale in April.

Most people have heard of the gospel of Luke, it is one of the four gospels which tells the story of Jesus in the New Testament. Its author, Luke, also wrote the New Testament book of Acts of the Apostles which tells the early history of the church.

With opening night on Friday, April 3, Trace Creek Baptist Church will begin the 21st season and showcase its 124th presentation of "The Promise - A Pageant on the Life of Jesus Christ."

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will soon begin work to improve the safety of four intersections in McCracken County and one intersection in Graves County, starting next week.

DEAR DR. ROACH: What do you know about copper killing the cold virus? I'm of the opinion that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Yet, there is a copper product on the market that says it kills the cold virus on contact. Many people have claimed it is effective. Are all these r…

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With the Lenten season underway, Catholic parishes will have their fryers going Fridays to offer up traditional fare and hot fish. At St. Joseph Catholic Church here, their food not only fills the belly, but warms the heart as well.

Baptist Health Paducah's cancer support group for men and women with all kinds of cancer will begin a new series of classes on March 3

This weekend we welcome the month of March, heralding the arrival of drier weather (hopefully). And throughout these 30 days or so, sports fans will be consumed with the annual ritual known as March Madness.

Dear Annie: People often write to you about their abusive parents. I have a different problem: I was mean to, belligerent toward and critical of my mother.

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Seventy-two-year resident of Wingo and co-author of "Dark Days at Crenshaw House," Wanda Holland will be guest speaker for the Graves County Genealogy Society at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at the Mayfield-Graves County Public Library.

Dear Annie: Recently, I went to a debate tournament where I gave speeches with other kids on laws that we wrote. When we got back our score sheets with feedback, I found a comment from a judge telling me to smile. I was very upset and angry. I'm a high school girl, and this judge was a dad f…

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No injuries were reported Tuesday morning after an unidentified customer attempting to park at the Pockets store on U.S. 45 North accidentally drove a small sport-utility vehicle into the storefront. Manager Shannon Cook was in her office when she thought "a bomb went off" as glass, brick an…

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is seeking eligible artists for an artist residency program that will culminate with a Nov. 14 art exhibit and fundraising event at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville.

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently had a colonoscopy and was told I was in atrial fibrillation. I'm 71 years old and have never had this before. I was told to see a cardiologist ASAP. I called my doctor, who put me on Eliquis without seeing me because it was going to be a month before the heart doct…

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It's been nearly two months since Democratic State Rep. Charles Booker announced he would tackle the most powerful lawmaker in Congress, and said he is gaining more and more momentum for this year's election.

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Graves County School Board approved several action items related to the Farmington Elementary School heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) renovation project on Feb. 18. Graves County Schools' Director of Finance Jennifer Dillon said the estimated total cost is $2,506,833, includi…

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Graves County Fiscal Court commissioners approved contracting with a building inspector to speed up local construction projects in the county.

Drug trafficking, DUIs, and robbery are among indictments against Mayfield-Graves County residents by a Graves County Grand Jury in February. Indictment by a grand jury is an accusation only, not an indication of guilt. Those indicted are to be considered innocent unless found guilty in a co…

School committee to review facilities plan

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"Hooked on Science" guy Jason Lindsey will be getting kids "hooked on the census" next month while giving their folks the chance to fill out information for the national survey.

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Throughout my time in the Kentucky House, I have made this district my top legislative priority. When I go to work, I go to work for our families and our future. Throughout my time in Frankfort, I have supported policies aimed at growing our economy, protecting life, defending our most vulne…

NEW YORK -- A book by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump's second national security adviser, will have a book out April 28. First announced in the summer of 2018, "Battlegrounds" will focus on national security and foreign policy, including his contentious time with Trump.

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Faye Jones has a unique moniker to place on her native south Graves County community of Lynnville. She affectionately calls it "The Little Town That Won't Die."

Mayfield Black History Celebration is today

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

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 72-year-old woman, and I have had a dryness problem for two years. My face, nose, arms and legs are extremely dry. My doctor doesn't know what is causing it or what to do about it. I have never seen an article of yours on "dryness." I have bladder prolapse also. Could …