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

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Graves County commissioners approved the first reading of a tax-increment finance (TIF) district at the Grace Commercial Park during Monday's fiscal court meeting.

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With Halloween approaching, The Mayfield Messenger would like to learn about any spooky stories our readers might have. These may be stories residents have heard growing up, others may be local legends of the Golo Ghost or Creature of Red Duck Creek, or even spine-tingling tales readers have…

PADUCAH -- According to the American Heart Association about 2,150 Americans die from heart disease -- the number one killer in the United States each day. Stroke, which is the number five killer and a leading cause of severe disability, claims the lives of nearly 219,000 each year.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

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Bill Foy is hoping to connect the names of Civil War soldiers buried in Graves County with some of their war and post-war stories.

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Graves County and McCracken County sheriff’s deputies, Mayfield Police and the United States Marshals Service worked together to capture an escapee from the Graves County Jail, as well as two others Tuesday evening.

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October 2009 was all about Kevin Skinner in The Mayfield Messenger. The local singer won America's Got Talent that year and covered the front pages of the Messenger all month long. "Chicken-Catcher" fever swept the nations and the world as Skinner arrived in Los Vegas for a yearlong tenure there.

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The Mayfield City Council amended its 2019-20 budget for Mayfield Fire Department personnel in the amount of $250,000 to help fend off any losses in the department.

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Jasmine Rupcke was formally sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday in Graves Circuit Court following her August guilty plea involving a fatal hit-and-run last December.

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Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas recalled the time a mother came by his Tennessee county jail to pick up a $300 check for school supplies and backpacks for her two children. The money wasn’t a donation or gift, but rather came from earnings from the children’s father who was in jail.

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After an unseasonably warm and dry fall, we are facing the consequences of a lack of meaningful precipitation, including dormant pastures and limited forage availability.

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LEXINGTON -- Hospitals in Kentucky and across the nation are getting a reprieve, maybe a short one, from a new formula cutting the money the federal government gives them to care for poor people.

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It's not in the history books, maybe because it wasn't the state Senate's finest hour. (There's a Graves County connection, but more on that in a minute.)

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The City of Mayfield is planning a new monthly food truck gathering.

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Absentee voting has begun by mail and in person at the Graves County Clerk's Office for those unable to vote on Election Day Nov. 5.

Deadline to register for Chamber breakfast Thursday

The City of Wingo was awarded over $40,000 in discretionary funding to resurface South St. Paul Street. State officials are also going to look at what can also be done to address needs on highly trafficked Lebanon Street by Wingo Elementary School.

The Mayfield Police Department arrested David Anthony Burton, 27, of Mayfield, for operating a motor vehicle under the Influence of alcohol / drugs, etc., (.08, aggravated circumstances, first offense).

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The 95-degree temperature outside didn't temper anyone from trying the spicy chili inside at last week's Mayfield-Graves County Animal Shelter annual chili cook-off and benefit auction.

PADUCAH -- Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and his Democratic challenger, Attorney General Andy Beshear, met Thursday in Paducah for the first of five gubernatorial forums across Kentucky.

PRINCETON -- The Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corp. (KAFC) approved $1,636,850 in 13 agricultural loans for projects in the Commonwealth at its board meeting last month.

WICKLIFFE -- For the second year in a row, Ingevity presented checks totaling $27,000 to school-based Family Resource and Youth Service Centers (FRYSC) in western Kentucky. This donation helps academically at-risk students by providing vital programs and services unique to the needs of stude…

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The 1919 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds dominated the Daily Messenger 100 years ago with each issue displaying a two-inch banner in bold black letters atop the front page announcing yesterdays winner, followed with an Associated Press story reporting the game …

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Bennett Motors and owner Mike Bennett have rebounded from disaster before when the 2016 tornado struck his U.S. 45 North car dealership lot and damaged several vehicles.

Liens and other legal paperwork filed against property at 3155 U.S. 45 North, Mayfield, owned by the Industrial Authority of Mayfield-Graves County and leased by Gencanna Global, USA. Listed in order of date recorded at the Graves County Clerk's Office.

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GenCanna owes companies more than $13 million in unpaid work performed in constructing its plant, north of Mayfield. Administrators say the hemp processor remains financially strong and that payments will be made soon, however.

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Mayfield businesses interested in offering alcohol by the drink to customers will pay roughly $1,400 a year to do so.

Kentucky State Police are investigating a report of a two-year-old male sustaining a gunshot wound Tuesday.

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A Wingo woman's commitment to share her faith with others lives on, even following her death from breast cancer.

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The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 5 election is Monday, Oct. 7. Kentucky residents may register to vote online or may do so at the Graves County Clerk's Office within the Graves County Courthouse.

The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 1 district to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence statutes.

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It may be cooler and drier, but with the change from summer to autumn, severe weather chances once again increase.

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Three people indicted in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting have entered not guilty pleas and are due back in court next month.

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School principal Melissa Paul said it is Farmington Elementary's time to shine, which seemed fitting since the school was awarded with five stars in the Kentucky Department of Education's latest school accountability assessment.

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Farmington Elementary led the nine schools in the Graves County district by earning the five-star rating, the highest possible in the Kentucky Department of Education’s just-released accountability assessment. Five of the district’s schools earned four-star ratings.: Graves County High Schoo…

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The latest re-boot of the accountability system for Kentucky schools has been released by the Kentucky Department of Education with mixed reactions from Mayfield Independent Schools administrators. District Instructional Supervisor Kim Reed said of the scores, “We will use the rating as it i…

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Multiple law and drug enforcement agencies, including Graves County Sheriff’s Office, Mayfield Police Department and Kentucky State Police, were involved in a car chase Sunday night that circled from East Broadway around the Dick Castleman Bypass and Ky. 97, to Ky. 303 and then ended on West…