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The extended campus of the Graves County Public Library is nearing its full completion with the addition of its new community room and outdoor space. And as more restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic are being lifted, the library is just waiting to fully open the areas to patrons.

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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s West Kentucky representative Morgan Alvey (third from left) recently presented a proclamation that was entered into the Congressional Record commemorating Lynnville’s 200th anniversary to Faye Jones (decked out in period piece) and other celebration organizers and…

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Many Mayfield residents likely do not know about Mayfield’s first-ever hospital, which closed its doors permanently in December 1972. Many of its doctors and nurses have long since passed away, or left to areas unknown, but some still remember walking its halls to this day, including a forme…

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An investigation conducted by the attorney general’s office has led to a Louisville man being convicted and sentenced on human trafficking charges.

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Kentucky State Police (KSP)Post 1 will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 1 district, which includes Graves County, to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws, including driving under the influence statutes.

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Mayfield City Council meeting Monday

Mayfield Police Major Wes Kimbler reported the following arrests, warrants served and traffic incidents:

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The Graves County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Hickman County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kentucky State Police, executed a search warrant Thursday afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m.

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The Kentucky State Fair Board updated its membership in a special called meeting on Thursday and State Rep. Richard Heath, R- Mayfield, has been appointed to the Kentucky State Fair Board as an ex-officio member, representing House Speaker David Osborne, R-Prospect.

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Lowes Elementary students Tony De la Rosa, 10, (left) and Macy Wilson, 10, take different routes down the inflatable slide by Mt. Olivet Baptist Church on Saturday during Lowes Day. People participated in an Easter egg hunt on the school playgrounds, enjoyed free food at the church, and view…

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High schoolers looking for a career path into the emergency medical field may soon have a new way forward as the Mayfield-Graves Area Technology Center and Mayfield-Graves Emergency Medical Service collaborate on a new course curriculum for this fall.

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A Graves County native has been recognized by the Kentucky State Police for her outstanding work in the agency.

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Ethan Blackshear, a Graves County High School junior, is quietly making a name for himself in the welding program at the Mayfield/Graves ATC.

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The Mayfield-Graves County Tourism Commission recently announced four local barbecue restaurants have been added to Kentucky’s Western Waterlands BBQ Trail, found on the Kentucky Tourism Website at www.ken tuckytourism.com/culinary/culinary-trails/western-ken tucky-bbq.

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Wetlands Reserve Technicians Caleb LaMontagne (left) and Brandon Clark (right) handed out free yellow poplar seedlings on Wednesday at the Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds. Graves County Conservation District administrative secretary Erica Marshall said the event was part of the annual fre…

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Editor’s Note: As a part of the 80th anniversary celebration of the Annie Gardner Foundation in Mayfield and Graves County, the foundation is sharing installments each month that tell the story of the Gardner Legacy in the community. This is the second installment of that story.

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Murray State University brings in a lot of college age students from various countries. While that may do well for college age multiculturalism, there are very few opportunities, if any, for elementary level children to interact with their overseas counterparts.

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Community Action Agencies across Kentucky, including Mayfield, have extended the enrollment period for the Crisis Component of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

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A Community Good Friday Church Service will be held at the Wingo Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Brother R.B. Mayes will be speaking.

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Samantha Sperry’s mother and stepfather, Tina and Tony Artis, speak with WPSD Local 6 about their daughter’s disappearance.

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The “Worm Moon” from Sunday night still made its presence known in the early morning hours Monday with it still reflecting brightly in the sky and positioned over downtown Mayfield and the courthouse spire.

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The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) has recognized State Representative Richard Heath (R-Mayfield) with an Award for Conservative Achievement with an overall conservative score of 81%.

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Samantha Sperry disappeared in the Kaler area more than three years ago. Her case has yet to be solved.

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In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic form last year, local restaurants may have been battered but still weathered the storm and now are looking to thrive once more.

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Right: Four-year-old Madison Brewster makes off with a full basket at Saturday’s Melber Baptist Church Easter egg hunt, while under the watchful eye of her grandmother, Teresa Dickson.

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For six years, a local grassroots movement has fed residents while also encouraging them to feed their neighbors. Last year would have been its seventh incarnation, but like many things in 2020, COVID-19 restrictions forced its cancelation.

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First Kentucky is again the bank sponsor for GC Trust, the student-run bank at Graves County High School. This year’s GC Trust Class consists of eight students that are advised by Corie Young, First Kentucky Bank branch administration officer, and Jenny Spann, GCHS Business teacher.

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Chris Travis is a member of both the Cuba and Sedalia volunteer fire departments. He knows if a major emergency happened and his department needed additional assistance from Mayfield Fire, Graves County Sheriff or Kentucky State Police, it could be a while before resources roll into the scene.

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MURRAY — Travis Conner, a freshman political science major from Mayfield and member of Murray State University’s Mock Trial Team, received the Outstanding Attorney Award on the plaintiff side of the case that was part of a regional tournament, hosted virtually by the American Mock Trial Asso…

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recommended secondary road repairs in Graves County to the fiscal court Monday that equated to approximately $1.1 million.

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The Graves County Conservation District will be giving away free tree seedlings on March 31 and April 1 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. during a drive-thru event at the Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds.

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The Mayfield-Graves County Airport has experienced immense growth in recent years, and to showcase this growth several county and city officials were invited to a luncheon and tour of its facilities earlier this month.

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While much of last week’s Graves County Schools Board of Education meeting focused on the recommended closure of Lowes Elementary School, the board also unanimously passed several action items, including a security upgrade for the high school gym’s entrances.

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While Fulton County Transit Authority has made few changes — operational or otherwise — in its 37 years of “going and coming your way,” a significant change will happen at FCTA on April 1 when rates will be raised for the first time in more than 20 years.

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With the end of the 2021 Regular Session in sight, fellow lawmakers and I are wrapping up legislative efforts by passing a variety of bills and finalizing the state’s annual budget.

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Bruce Dobyns of the Mayfield Kiwanis Club recently presented the Graves County 4-H Horse Club with a $400 check to support the new program and further the opportunities for local youth. Mask were removed for the photo.

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The Mayfield-Graves County Tourism Commission has announced the addition of four local tourism sites to Kentucky’s Western Waterlands Interstate 69 Road Trips, found on the Kentucky Tourism website at www.kentuckytourism.com.

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Fiscal court to meet Monday

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Graves County Schools’ Board of Education voted 4-1 in favor of Superintendent Matthew Madding’s recommendation to permanently close Lowes Elementary School by June 30, 2021.

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Graves County Schools’ Board of Education voted 4-1 in favor of Superintendent Matthew Madding’s recommendation to close Lowes Elementary School permanently by June 30, 2021, the end of the fiscal year.