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The extended campus of the Graves County Public Library is nearing its full completion with the addition of its new community room and outdoor space. And as more restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic are being lifted, the library is just waiting to fully open the areas to patrons.

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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s West Kentucky representative Morgan Alvey (third from left) recently presented a proclamation that was entered into the Congressional Record commemorating Lynnville’s 200th anniversary to Faye Jones (decked out in period piece) and other celebration organizers and…

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Many Mayfield residents likely do not know about Mayfield’s first-ever hospital, which closed its doors permanently in December 1972. Many of its doctors and nurses have long since passed away, or left to areas unknown, but some still remember walking its halls to this day, including a forme…

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An investigation conducted by the attorney general’s office has led to a Louisville man being convicted and sentenced on human trafficking charges.

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Kentucky State Police (KSP)Post 1 will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 1 district, which includes Graves County, to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws, including driving under the influence statutes.

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Mayfield City Council meeting Monday

Mayfield Police Major Wes Kimbler reported the following arrests, warrants served and traffic incidents:

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The Graves County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Hickman County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kentucky State Police, executed a search warrant Thursday afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m.

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The Kentucky State Fair Board updated its membership in a special called meeting on Thursday and State Rep. Richard Heath, R- Mayfield, has been appointed to the Kentucky State Fair Board as an ex-officio member, representing House Speaker David Osborne, R-Prospect.

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Lowes Elementary students Tony De la Rosa, 10, (left) and Macy Wilson, 10, take different routes down the inflatable slide by Mt. Olivet Baptist Church on Saturday during Lowes Day. People participated in an Easter egg hunt on the school playgrounds, enjoyed free food at the church, and view…

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High schoolers looking for a career path into the emergency medical field may soon have a new way forward as the Mayfield-Graves Area Technology Center and Mayfield-Graves Emergency Medical Service collaborate on a new course curriculum for this fall.

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If you and I had been among the early Christians forced to leave Jerusalem because of persecution (Acts 8:1), what would we have said to our new neighbors? Would I have talked about how much I missed the church where I used to go? Perhaps I would have said nothing at all because of fear.

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I was within two feet of them, but it may as well have been 100 miles. They were so locked in on each other, I was barely noticed. In the past, I had sometimes let it bother me, but now, by God’s grace, I realized that this was okay.

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I am loving these beautiful spring days! We have been blessed with some great weather recently. While I enjoyed the snow for a brief period, I much prefer the beauty of a warm spring day.

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Spring Break is all about the bugs, birds and beasts at the Woodlands Nature Station at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, with special kid-friendly activities planned through April 11.

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In honor of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Office of Highway Safety is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with a message for all motorists to “buckle up and put the phone down.”

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A Graves County native has been recognized by the Kentucky State Police for her outstanding work in the agency.

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Ethan Blackshear, a Graves County High School junior, is quietly making a name for himself in the welding program at the Mayfield/Graves ATC.

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Officials from both Mayfield and Graves County have organized a community clean-up day for sections of Interstate-69.

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The Mayfield-Graves County Tourism Commission recently announced four local barbecue restaurants have been added to Kentucky’s Western Waterlands BBQ Trail, found on the Kentucky Tourism Website at www.ken tuckytourism.com/culinary/culinary-trails/western-ken tucky-bbq.

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An Easter display of three wooden crosses, purple stole and signs declaring a risen Christ stand alongside Ky. 131 between Kaler and Symsonia, giving passers-by something to reflect upon as they continue on their journey.

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Wetlands Reserve Technicians Caleb LaMontagne (left) and Brandon Clark (right) handed out free yellow poplar seedlings on Wednesday at the Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds. Graves County Conservation District administrative secretary Erica Marshall said the event was part of the annual fre…

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Stephanie Floyd places pinwheels around the courthouse’s front lawn Thursday to commemorate National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Floyd is the director for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Graves County and Southwest Kentucky.

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Editor’s Note: As a part of the 80th anniversary celebration of the Annie Gardner Foundation in Mayfield and Graves County, the foundation is sharing installments each month that tell the story of the Gardner Legacy in the community. This is the second installment of that story.

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Murray State University brings in a lot of college age students from various countries. While that may do well for college age multiculturalism, there are very few opportunities, if any, for elementary level children to interact with their overseas counterparts.

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With what organizers describe as “cautious optimism,” plans are being made to have the 141st St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic in its traditional entirety on Aug. 7, 2021.

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Community Action Agencies across Kentucky, including Mayfield, have extended the enrollment period for the Crisis Component of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

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A Community Good Friday Church Service will be held at the Wingo Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Brother R.B. Mayes will be speaking.

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Samuel was a man of great character who appeared when Israel desperately needed such a man. Israel was ruled by God but Samuel was God’s prophet who judged the people. He performed his duties with skill and dedication to both God and the people.

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It seems there is some benefit to examining the question — what type of resurrected body did Jesus have?

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Samantha Sperry’s mother and stepfather, Tina and Tony Artis, speak with WPSD Local 6 about their daughter’s disappearance.

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The “Worm Moon” from Sunday night still made its presence known in the early morning hours Monday with it still reflecting brightly in the sky and positioned over downtown Mayfield and the courthouse spire.

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The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) has recognized State Representative Richard Heath (R-Mayfield) with an Award for Conservative Achievement with an overall conservative score of 81%.

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Samantha Sperry disappeared in the Kaler area more than three years ago. Her case has yet to be solved.

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The Graves County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office strives daily to hold criminal offenders accountable for their conduct and seek justice for those victimized. We do so in accordance with state and federal law, while respecting the constitutional rights and protections granted to every citi…

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In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic form last year, local restaurants may have been battered but still weathered the storm and now are looking to thrive once more.

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Right: Four-year-old Madison Brewster makes off with a full basket at Saturday’s Melber Baptist Church Easter egg hunt, while under the watchful eye of her grandmother, Teresa Dickson.

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She was beloved by her family and adored by her son and daughter. Then, in the early morning hours of March 27, 2018, Samantha Sperry vanished.

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For six years, a local grassroots movement has fed residents while also encouraging them to feed their neighbors. Last year would have been its seventh incarnation, but like many things in 2020, COVID-19 restrictions forced its cancelation.

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First Kentucky is again the bank sponsor for GC Trust, the student-run bank at Graves County High School. This year’s GC Trust Class consists of eight students that are advised by Corie Young, First Kentucky Bank branch administration officer, and Jenny Spann, GCHS Business teacher.

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Chris Travis is a member of both the Cuba and Sedalia volunteer fire departments. He knows if a major emergency happened and his department needed additional assistance from Mayfield Fire, Graves County Sheriff or Kentucky State Police, it could be a while before resources roll into the scene.