With the mercury levels on the rise, Kentucky State Police officials say they are making a renewed plea to parents to be extremely cautious about leaving children in hot cars.

Jackson Purchase Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award.

Mosquitos can ruin outdoor activities in the warmer months. It may seem like a never-ending battle when you're fighting to control the pesky insects. With mosquito-borne diseases becoming more prevalent, it's even more important to know how to take control of these pests around your home.

Police can be sued for damages when their car chases lead to the death or injury of third parties, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday, overturning its own landmark 1952 decision that had granted blanket immunity to police after a crash.

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Graves County High School's new principal is Alison Gregory. Gregory had served as Symsonia Elementary School's principal since 2013.

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Mayfield police are investigating after someone left five puppies in a church barbecue pit. At least one is now sick.

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Instead of memorable landmarks and scenic vistas, Mayfield city officials saw an abandoned refrigerator, porches piled with junk, plywood-covered windows and trees growing through abandoned homes on their recent group tour.

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Four Graves County residents escaped serious injury Wednesday night during a two-vehicle crash on Ky. 303 at Slaughter Road.

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Three years to the day after a fire delayed the opening of Mayfield’s Cracker Barrel restaurant, a second fire caused minor damage Tuesday.

A Graves County man was arrested on multiple charges when Graves County sheriff's deputies received a call Sunday from a woman who said she was afraid to go home because her son was using drugs.

FNB Bank in Mayfield has announced the addition of Chris Rawls as marketing strategist. Rawls has 13 years of experience on the job.

Kentucky State Police Post 1 in Graves County reported 207 criminal arrests, 66 criminal cases opened, 32 vehicle collisions investigated with three resulting in death, as well as 29 DUI arrests in the 11-county service area during May.

A Pryorsburg man was charged Friday with menacing, terroristic threatening and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment when Graves County sheriff's deputies responded to a call of shots fired at a home on Ky. 1748.

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(Editor's note: The following story is one in a continuing series on the history of Mayfield and Graves County by historian Berry Craig)

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The sun sets over a Graves County corn field earlier this week.

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With little fanfare, Gov. Matt Bevin flew into Graves County on Thursday to talk to the owners of businesses who recently announced local development or expansions.

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The make-up of the Mayfield Independent Board of Education is in question after the end of the year since no one filed to run for an open school board position.

Kentucky State Fair officials have announced that GenCanna, which has a $60 million facility under construction in Graves County, has been named presenting sponsor of this year's summer celebration as well as the lineup of the Texas Roadhouse Concert Series.

LEBANON, Tenn. -- Paxton Media Group has purchased the Lebanon Democrat, a daily newspaper in Lebanon, Tennessee, along with weekly newspapers in Mt. Juliet and Hartsville, Tennessee.

The Graves County Sheriff's Office and several local first responders rushed to the scene of a two-vehicle tractor-trailer crash Thursday afternoon that shut down I-69 southbound near Wingo.

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With little fanfare, Gov. Matt Bevin flew into Graves County on Thursday to talk to the owners of businesses who recently announced local development or expansions.

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A plumbing valve malfunction allowed water to pour into some Graves County Courthouse offices over the weekend, forcing one office to limit services Monday as equipment was replaced.

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Tuesday was the filing deadline for independent candidates or those filling offices with vacancies and unexpired terms. The candidates will appear on the general election ballot Nov. 5.

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Workers repair bricks atop D&D Shoe Co., the former Merit Clothing building, on Tuesday morning at 1 General St., in Mayfield. Some the bricks near the top of the building fell recently.

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Summit Christian University celebrated its first commencement event Friday night with three graduates awarded degrees in psychology or business administration.

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A familiar face will soon lead the news operations for The Mayfield Messenger and mayfield-messenger.com. Eric Walker has been named news editor and will oversee the newsroom functions beginning July 1.