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The Mayfield Lions Club is granting “Christmas Wishes” as the theme for its 2021 Christmas parade in downtown Mayfield. The parade, which was put on hold last year due to the pandemic, will be held Saturday, Nov. 27, beginning at 5 p.m. Omar Esparza will be the grand marshal for the parade. …

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Since 2019, the parking spaces around the courthouse square have been empty of the classic cars and hot rods that make up a Top Gun Car Show. But that ends today (Saturday) with their Halobalooza Extravaganza Cruise In, which is another part of the month-long “Haunted Graves” events in Grave…

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Fall is my favorite season. I love the crisp, cool mornings, the smell of tobacco firing in the barns, the beautiful trees and their colored leaves, and the fact that the garden is gone and the lawn mower isn’t needed for anything except maybe mulching the leaves.

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Jackson Purchase Historical Society will meet Saturday, Oct. 30, at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Viewing is available at the Graves County Public Library. The group will be hosting Bernadette Rule who will talk about her book, “Dark Fire.”

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Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police announced last week that 16 telecommunicators representing 11 posts located throughout Kentucky have graduated KSP’s in-house telecommunications academy.

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For most of the 19th and 20th centuries, Kentucky was a major player tobacco market. It was a cash crop for many farmers and paid for many necessities and extras since colonial times. While not as common today, tobacco still plays a role in our agricultural legacy and in helping shape the fu…

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Early last Thursday, I had the chance to retreat to a quiet place in our backyard. The temperature was pleasant, a gentle breeze blew, and the mosquitoes, strangely, were leaving me alone.

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The fellow goes in to the boss’ office and says, “I need to take tomorrow off. My wife wants me to clean out the garage and straighten up the attic. She wants me to help her rearrange the furniture and redo the children’s bedrooms with new decorations.”

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When King Hezekiah saw that the king of Assyria intended to capture Jerusalem, he immediately went into action to defend the city. He blocked off all the springs of water outside the city, repaired broken sections of some walls and built towers on them. He also made a large number of weapons…

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Mayfield High School senior Kate Henderson stays pretty busy throughout the year — whether it’s cheering on classmates with the cheerleading squad, helping organize pep rallies, running for the track and field team, or doing school work.

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Industrial Authority special-called meeting Friday

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It was “Pumpkins in the Park” and a glowing parade downtown that were two unique attractions for Mayfield and Graves County’s Halloween-themed “Haunted Graves” this past Saturday. And organizers are already excited about the prospect of future similar spooky events next year.

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Mayfield Independent School Board members approved an update to the district’s 2021-22 COVID-19 plan at their regular monthly meeting Monday.

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West Kentucky RECC lineman Levi Weatherford shows the horrific consequence of getting a kite, flown with metal-filled twine, too close to a power line with the arcing current traveling down the metal-laced twine in a zig-zagging fireball to the doll. The display was part of a safety session …

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Families gathered with staff of Mills Nursing and Rehabilitation at God’s Little Angles memorial garden last Friday for a special service and balloon release to remember miscarried infants and their families. The Rev. Gregg Hussey of New Vision Ministries opened and closed the ceremony with …

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At approximately 7:50 p.m. Monday, Graves County deputies responded to a home on Jimtown Road at the request of the resident who was currently lodged in the Graves County Jail. The resident stated that he had received word that several people were staying at his home and may also possibly be…

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When the training academy in Richmond, Kentucky temporarily closed last year because of COVID-19, it created a backlog of prospective cadets waiting to get in, essentially putting a hiring freeze on all police agencies.

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Students from Mayfield Schools perform a colorful dance at last Saturday’s Hispanic Heritage Festival at Mayfield High School. Sponsored by the MHS Foreign Language Club, the day featured other musical treats, food and arts.

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With all the Halloween decorations for the season and Haunted Graves activities, the Graves County Courthouse has also displayed some patriotic hay bales with the words “God Bless The U.S.A.” written and American flags.

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FNB Bank’s inaugural Glowing Graves Halloween Parade will creep through Mayfield tonight, beginning at 6 o’clock on the court square.

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West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (WKRECC) will host a free “solar forum” to provide information about solar installations for homes and businesses.

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

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The frantic husband called the hospital and said, “My wife is pregnant and her water broke. We are on our way to the hospital right now. Please have medical personnel waiting on us!” The hospital operator replied, “Is this her first baby?” The beside-himself husband said, “No, this is her husband!”

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A common mistake we all need to avoid when using the Bible is to basically kidnap a passage, taking it out of its intended context and molding it to suit our personal needs. Such a passage is Mark 10:27: “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘For mortals, it is impossible, but not for God; for God…

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In Genesis 12, we sometimes limit our thinking of God’s words to Abraham. “Go…to a land I will show you,” “I will make you a great nation,” “I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse you.”

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As part of National Co-op Month, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation will host a Member Appreciation Day for its Graves County members on Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the WKRECC Community Room, located behind WKRECC’s Mayfield office at 1218 West Broadway.

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Members of the Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture, co-chaired by Rep. Richard Heath of Mayfield, met last week to discuss several pressing issues within the state regarding cattle production and processing. Legislators heard testimony detailing the current state of the cattle market and …

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Above: During Saturday’s Haunted Harvest, local

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A California man was arrested Monday along U.S. 45 South after drugs were found in his vehicle, the Graves County Sheriff’s Office reported.

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Farmers worked this corn field off Ky. 1241 to bring in their harvest.

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After weather postponed the original date for Mayfield’s Gourd Festival, things went off without a hitch this past Saturday in downtown Mayfield. Countless pumpkins and gourds were on display and for sale with numerous other crafts, arts and vendors. The day also featured the Kiwanis Club Bi…

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Mayfield City Council members were split on a resolution regarding Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.

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Graves County Fiscal Court accepted a county road maintenance list which will be updated annually on July 1 during virtual business proceedings at Monday’s first meeting of commissioners in October.

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Cartwright Grove is really getting into the Halloween spirit again this year with a ghost town motif filled with anything from spooky skeletons to ghoulish ghosts.

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Karin Elizabeth Thomas, age 83, of Paducah passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 at Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.

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Loretta Jean Wilson Fleming, 76, of Mayfield, died on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.

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

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A special remembrance ceremony for miscarriage infants and their families will be held Friday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. at God’s Little Angels memorial garden in Maplewood Cemetery.

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Fair officials want to hear local communities’ ideas and bring in some new blood for organizing and holding events in 2022.

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Several of Mayfield’s men and women in blue stepped into a local restaurant to have a cup of joe with community members this past week.

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With the cooler days, my mind goes towards soups and bread. I can remember going into mom and dad’s and smelling the delicious vegetable soup she would make and I knew fall was upon us! Sadly, I don’t have her recipe to pass on to you.

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has completed a final round of paving at several Restricted Crossing U-Turn (R-Cut) construction projects in area counties. All four of the installations are now fully functional with some minor landscaping and other finish work likely to …

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When we consider what God has done for us in the past, we can move into the future with confidence. We see this with the people of Israel as they traveled from Egypt to the Promised Land.

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Two golfers started a round when the first says, “That’s a weird looking ball you are playing with there.” His partner said, “It is a fantastic ball. It is absolutely unlosable. If you hit it into the tall grass lights will appear so it can be easily found. If you hit a tree and it bounces w…

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The majority of you reading this effort profess differing Protestant faith traditions, but I think you would agree with your humble Catholic deacon that, together, we are part of something extraordinary.

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Last Thursday, Kentucky State Police held the annual sworn awards ceremony in Lexington to honor 55 troopers and officers who protect and serve Kentuckians. The achievement awards presented were for acts of service that occurred during 2020.

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Industrial Authority calls special meeting

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Three men from Chicago have been arrested after fleeing a traffic stop Monday night, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 1 reported.