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MURRAY — Larry and Carol McClure have established an endowed fund at Murray State University to benefit undergraduate students from Graves and Muhlenberg counties.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and the Graves County Road Department have closed Martin Road at the Obion Creek Branch Bridge in southern Graves County.

Graves County Circuit Court hearings are being deliberated through Skype to limit person-to-person contact in the courtroom.

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Non-Traditional Instruction days for Mayfield and Graves County school students have been extended, but a traditional graduation is still on schedule at this time.

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FCTA TEMPORARILY changing operating hoursFulton County Transit Authority will be temporarily changing daily hours of operations. Beginning Monday, FCTA will be providing services from 7 a.m until 4 p.m. We will continue to provide life-sustaining services Monday through Friday as scheduled.

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Mayfield native Jeff Roberts has been appointed by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear to serve as a special justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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Count the Mayfield-Graves County NAACP branch among hundreds of organizations nationwide that still need to meet during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Information on ex-offender rights restoration

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West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative (WK&T) was the lone bid for a fiber optic and Wi-Fi project with the Graves County Fiscal Court at a special-called meeting Wednesday.

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Members of the Kentucky General Assembly returned to Frankfort on Thursday with the primary goal of advancing the state’s biennial budget plan. While negative economic impacts due to the coronavirus are inevitable, I am confident in the legislature’s ability to reconcile political difference…

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Community Action Kentucky is extending its enrollment period for the Crisis Component of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications will now be accepted through April 30, 2020, a 30-day extension, or until designated funds are depleted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced that the Graves County Fiscal Court will receive $89,500 in County Road Aid emergency funds to repair a bridge on Shelton Road (County Road 1475).

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At a time when people are looking for those extra blessings, a Graves County Boy Scout and his troop are trying to do just that.

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A 17-year-old is facing multiple charges after a pursuit with a Graves County Sheriff’s deputy and Kentucky State Police Thursday night.

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The rush for supplies, such as masks, face shields and hospital gowns, has caused a dire shortage across the country because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. But several locals with a talent with needle and thread have been coming through as heroes.

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With the current coronavirus pandemic, the need for blood remains for hospitals to treat trauma situations. And the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive Monday to help address those needs.

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A local church is promoting drive-thru testing for COVID-19 for seniors over the age of 60 who have a chronic medical condition and are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus.

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Graves County’s health department is staying the course with its needle exchange program while taking extra precautions to protect staff and clients from the coronavirus.

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Graves County’s judge-executive is pushing for a federal waiver that would make it easier for seniors to gain access to food amid coronavirus concerns.

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There are still no confirmed cases in Graves County, but local officials are continuing to be proactive and not reactive.

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The Graves County Fiscal Court practiced social distancing during its Monday meeting and also streamed the proceedings over Facebook Live to keep the meeting public during the current coronavirus pandemic.

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The Mayfield/Graves County Chamber of Commerce’s goal is to promote local businesses. During the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak that has impacted those same businesses, their promotion efforts have continued but in a different vein.

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Amidst the current concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Graves County Jail is strengthening its policies regarding visitors, inmates and staff.

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Even though Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear issued an order Sunday for non-essential retail businesses, such as clothing stores, bookstores and vehicle dealerships, to close at 8 p.m. today, some local businesses were already preparing for such a move.

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Graves County High School teacher Stephanie Duke teaches some of her school’s most talented students in the academically challenging subject of physics. In the midst of the current worldwide coronavirus epidemic, she was surprised by her own “teachable moments” and media interest in the process.

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Amidst the current concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Graves County Jail is strengthening its policies regarding visitors, inmates and staff.

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Graves fiscal court to meet MondayThe Graves County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session at the courthouse’s circuit court room at 4:30 p.m. Agenda items include discussion of fiber internet, treasurer claims and February jail housing report.

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At its Monday regular session, the Mayfield Independent Schools Board of Education worked through its agenda while also understanding what the district’s students, teachers and staff are addressing with the COVID-19 crisis.

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Graves County is slated to receive $925,000 under the state road budget passed by the House of Representatives Wednesday, according to Rep. Richard Heath.

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Not even funeral homes are exempt from the coronavirus’s long reaching affects and the government’s battle against it. Two Mayfield funeral homes, Byrn Funeral Home and Brown Funeral Home, are limiting the number of people who can attend a funeral service to be in accordance with Center for …

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Rock ‘n’ roll has been one man’s life since the late 1950s. Throughout his storied career, Doug English played drums for untold bands and met a few legends along the way.

The Graves County Board of Education voted Tuesday to stay its course and continue to only have one meeting a month. For years, the board would split their meetings between the planning meeting and the actual board meeting until January when it was suggested to eliminate it as a cost cutting…

The Mayfield-Graves County NAACP monthly meeting set for April 6 is still on, but via email in response to the coronavirus epidemic.

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Mayfield Independent Schools has announced that Non-Traditional Instruction days will be extended by five days.

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There are still no confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases here, but the Graves County Health Department has proactively established a call center for anything related to the disease.

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Mayfield and Graves County issued state of emergency declarations Wednesday morning related to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Representatives from Graves County Farm Bureau made the rounds Wednesday, delivering lunches to school administrators as a sign of appreciation while schools are closed and students and teachers are involved in non-traditional instruction.

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President Donald Trump signed legislation into law to prioritize helping Americans affected by the coronavirus. The package includes legislation sponsored by Kentucky First District Congressman James Comer to protect nationwide access to school meals during COVID-19-related school closures.

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Children who are too young for school need a place to go when their parents are working. But like many societal norms, the landscape has shifted thanks to the dizzying omnipresence of the coronavirus.

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The Mayfield Messenger, along with other Paxton Media newspapers in western Kentucky and WPSD Local 6, have closed their offices to the public due to health concerns over COVID-19.

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Mayfield and Graves County issued state of emergency declarations Wednesday morning related to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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With John Wiggins’ two sons interested in farming and seeing an opportunity to diversify from his tobacco and row crops, hemp looked like a sure bet to add onto their south Graves County operation.

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Mayfield Middle School SBDM sets March meeting

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