Dear Heloise: My husband and I decided to economize this year, and one way we will be saving money is to "brown-bag it" to work instead of eating out. When I prepare dinner, I make a little extra so we can put the leftovers in plastic containers and microwave them for lunch the next day. It'…

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband, 79 years old, is getting up five or six times at night to urinate. The urgent care doctor said he doesn't have an infection but doesn't know what's going on. He is taking Flomax, but that doesn't seem to be helping. Who should he see? -- E.L.O.

Eighth graders from Mayfield Middle School attended an annual "College Fair" at the high school where several universities, local businesses, and military were represented. Mayfield alumni Jorge Bartolo with Independence Bank and Jazlin Guerrero with Mayfield Electric and Water talked to the…

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LONDON -- Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have released new photos of their youngest child Prince Louis to celebrate his first birthday.

DEAR DR. ROACH: I heard recently someone say that they had an anaphylactic reaction to a vaccine many hours after administration, say, 14 hours later. Can anaphylaxis actually happen that long after exposure to an allergen? This is a general question, not vaccine-specific. I've always been u…

Randy and I have two daughters, and we are so proud of the fine women they have become. Kelly is a teacher in Marshall County and Jessica works for Peel & Holland in Murray.

Central Elementary School March students of the month for Individuality are pictured front and center: Cash Allen; (first row) Sarah Spain, Wyatt Watson, Maddox Tidwell, Jonah Brown, Roman Wilson, Annlee Pate, Alana Hearson, amd Rosalee Mason; (second row) Cason Mohney, Kerrigan Wiggins-Higd…

Dear Annie: My three siblings and I are in a terrible situation right now over our 88-year-old mother. When she first moved into her seniors residence almost a year ago, one of the papers that we were asked to fill out was a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) form. We didn't think it was a good time t…

"…Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all." Robert Louis Stevenson

Dear Heloise: Ever have a piece of chicken, a pork chop or a piece of steak left from dinner that's not enough for another meal? I freeze the leftovers and use them later in a stir-fry. I let them thaw, cut them into bite-size pieces and mix with vegetables for a delicious meal. "Waste not .…

Four new directors have been chosen to grow the Mayfield/Graves County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and replace those whose terms have expired.

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband was recently diagnosed with mild to moderate pulmonary fibrosis. His mother died from pulmonary fibrosis. From what we have read there is no cure, only palliative care. The thought of doing nothing to try to stop the progression is totally unacceptable when there h…

Faculty, staff and students from West Kentucky Community and Technical College will make a return visit to Graves County April 25 as part of the college's 2019 Education Express: Connecting Communities Tour.

The board of directors for Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance, the Kentucky Department of Insurance, and Franklin Circuit Court approved a plan to return some $4.77 million to the Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust Workers' Compensation Fund. The refund is a result of effective managem…

Graves County High School sophomore Natalie Heath easily fits the criteria of a teacher's "dream" student because of her high levels of maturity, intelligence, hard work, and accolades reflecting academic success. Now, that dream student will attend a dream school, likely paving the way for……

Dear Heloise: Here's another phone scam: Beware of callers telling you that you've won a GIFT CARD or that you haven't yet claimed it. The vast majority of those calls are scammers trying to get financial information from you. Never, ever give out credit card information, and don't tell them…

The Graves County High School forensics team experienced success at the recent 2019 Kentucky High School Speech League state competition. Four of Graves County's ten competing students advance to quarterfinals. Each team may send three entries in each event. All three Graves County entries i…

Symsonia Elementary School's March Students of the Month for the character trait commitment are, front row from left: front row from left: Emerson Binkley, Caitlyn Penrod, Brycen Grantham, Corissa Murphy, Aubree Armstrong, Dayton Hawkins, James Young, and Craig Turner; (back row) Ana Castro,…

Submitted report On March 6 and 11 respectively, the Honorable Keith Myers swore in four CASA Volunteers and the Honorable Hunter Whitesell swore in 2 CASA Volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for abused, neglected and dependent children. The newly appointed CASA volunteers will be…

Senior Center Director "Minds are like flowers; They open only when the time is right." Stephen Richards Hello, Friends, Thursday, March 28th the Kentucky Legal Aid will be at the Senior Center starting at 9:30 a.m. Appointments are first come first served. Please call the Senior Center (270…

MHS council to meet Mayfield High School's SBDM council is scheduled to meet at 4:40 p.m. on Thursday for the purpose of consultation in the school's library. Graves High SBDM to meet Graves County High School's SBDM council is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 8 in the school's l…

Photo provided Newly appointed Graves County Sheriff Jon Hayden was a guest speaker at the recent Graves County Directors meeting. He spoke to attendees and the director about his background and plans for the Graves County Sheriff's Department.

Photo provided At a recent Graves County Farm Bureau Directors meeting, a $200 check was presented to Operation: Not One Missed food ministry. The check was in honor of food checkout week and was donated by Graves County Farm Bureau. From left are Pam Shelby, Joey Gree, Freida Heath, Carol A…

Submitted report PADUCAH --West Kentucky Community and Technical College will host its annual Job, Career and Transfer Fair for WKCTC students and alumni as well as community members Thursday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Anderson Technical Building. Currently representatives from over 55 busin…

Wingo council meeting rescheduled A meeting of the Wingo City Commission is scheduled to meet in special session at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at Wingo City Hall. The meeting had been scheduled for March 18 but was canceled. The public is invited to attend. Graves High SBDM to meet Graves County Hi…

Submited report Graves County High School members of the Distributive Education Clubs of America placed well in competition in Louisville at the 2019 DECA Conference. Among more than 1,000 students participating, some 31 Graves High members won trophies, medals, or honorable mention. Eight s…

Ray and Vikki Henley of Metropolis, Illinois announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Kaye Henley, to Matthew Hall Colley, son of Al and Gina Colley of Farmington. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late James and Mildred Farley, and the late Meredith and Geraldine Henley…

Industrial Authority to meet The Industrial Authority of Mayfield-Graves County is scheduled to meet at 8 a.m. today in the Graves County Economic Development office's conference room. Mayfield NAACP to meet Dr. William Mulligan is scheduled to speak at 6 p.m. today during a meeting of the M…

Symsonia Elementary School February Students of the Month are pictured front row from left: Brody Thompson, Reese Smith, Albany Doggett, Jace York, Braxton Johnson, Chris Canter, Dezeray Leonard, and Jimma Wheeler; (back row) Taylor Coleman, Emmett Metzger, Mya Dowdy, Evan Foley, Brent Dixon…

Meetings at Mayfield City Hall The following meetings are scheduled to take place in council chambers or the conference room at Mayfield City Hall this week: • Today at 3:30 p.m., Parks and Recreation Committee, • Thursday at 1 p.m.: Codes Committee. Industrial Authority to meet The Indu…

Senior Center Director "It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold. When it is summer in the light and winter in the shade." -- Charles Dickens Hello Friends, Last Thursday was very eventful for Graves County with all the tornado sirens going off and havin…

sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com Graves County's new emergency management director is a first responder who already works with several county agencies. Tracy Warner is an emergency medical technician, a volunteer firefighter and handles much of the administrative paperwork for the county's resc…

Submitted report Mandatory screening and registration for all Graves County Preschools will be held this month at the Graves County Head Start office at Central Elementary (across from Gilliam Thompson Furniture Store on Ky. 121). To attend preschool, a child must be 3 or 4 on or before Aug.…

Mayfield Independent board to meet The Mayfield Independent board of education will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the board office on College Street. Meetings at Mayfield City Hall The following meetings are scheduled to take place in council chambers or the conference room at Mayfield City Hall …

sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com A new charity that helps people provide for the immediate needs of children placed in their care has begun deliveries in Graves County. The Graves County chapter of The Moses Basket has assisted three families since Feb. 24, said Jennifer Kemp, chapter represent…

sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com If you're having a heart attack, the American Heart Association says the Mayfield-Graves County Emergency Medical Service is one of the best in the country at treating you. EMS workers received word recently that they are among the 60 ambulance services across t…

Graves County Schools The second annual "Techmania" event recently took place on the Hickory campus of West Kentucky andamp; Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative. Organizers say the event's goal is to expose students to careers in technology. Some 180 students from middle and high school…

Staff report Cold War Patriots will host two free information events for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant and Allied Chemical Plant workers, Tuesday in Mayfield and on Wednesday in Paducah. The meetings are scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. The meeting in Mayfield will t…