Downtown photo

Picture of downtown Mayfield, circa 1935, shared by Tim and Lisa Larkins.

75 Years ago Nov. 17, 1945

Eight club Kitty circuit may be organized here — Eight teams — most likely to succeed in obtaining a franchise in the rebirth of the Kitty League — will be represented at a meeting of baseball men from Kentucky and Tennessee at Hall Hotel tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock.

The towns believed most likely to obtain franchises are Mayfield, Owensboro, Madisonville, Fulton, in Kentucky, and Union City and Clarksville, Tenn. Paducah, having park trouble is still regarded as an unlikely starter, but they will have representatives here and have a good chance of securing a franchise if they desire.

50 Years ago Nov. 17, 1970

No similarity between two team disasters — Despite the grim coincidence of two football teams ripped apart in the fiery wreckage of airliners, federal investigators told the Associated Press today they see little or no similarity between the Wichita State and Marshall University disasters.

Seventy-five persons died on board a jet chartered by Marshall while 32 persons died on the prop plane rented by the Wichita State football team.

25 Years ago Nov. 17, 1995

Global Outreach Board appoints Wingo man — Ed Johnson of Wingo was recently appointed to the Global Outreach Board of Directors.

Johnson has made several trips into Central America and plans to take another team of missionaries in February of 1996. He was already serving on the Honduras planning board.

10 Years ago Nov. 17, 2010

Not 1 Missed relocates to former Sparks school on trial basis — The former Sparks Elementary School building is slated to act as the Not 1 Missed Food Ministry’s new location after the Mayfield Board of Zoning Adjustments granted probationary approval at a meeting held Tuesday. Neighbors voiced traffic concerns at the meeting, prompting BZA members to grant a trial approval and review the area’s status after three months.

5 Years ago Nov. 19, 2015

Tamale takedown: Traveler carried 450 illegal pork tamales — the Associated Press reporting from Los Angeles — The contraband was carefully wrapped in corn husks and concealed in the luggage of a traveler when authorities moved in for a tamale takedown in Los Angeles International Airport.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday the customs form filed by the traveler from Mexico acknowledged the person was carrying food but had lied when asked if there was any meat.

1 Year ago Nov. 15, 2019

McAllisters hope future includes Jeanette’s — Laddie and Emma McAllister are retiring after 26 years of operating the florist business, located at 315 S. 9th St.

An auction is planned at the site Saturday, but it is the McAllisters’ hope that Jeanette’s will continue to be a vibrant local business and serve it’s customers in the same way they have since they took over in 1993.

Editor’s Note: Jeff and Jennifer Rukavina Bidwell purchased the shop, and proudly kept the Jeanette’s name and are open for business.

“You Read It Here First” was compiled by Mayfield Messenger circulation manager Mike Clark. All these stories can be found on microfilm in the genealogy room at the Graves County Public Library.