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MAYFIELD — The future of a 2,000-plus-acre industrial site in Graves County presently hangs in the balance, being weighed by one side’s belief in its regional potential and the other in what its sale could mean for several individual counties.

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Employees recently presented a $3,000 donation on behalf of First Kentucky to benefit the Eddie Williams Park Renovation Project. Derrick Parrott (center) accepted the check on behalf of the Mayfield Minority Enrichment Center Board. Currently, their members are trying to secure a matching g…

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Demolition of two dilapidated structures on the remaining west side of the Graves County Courthouse square began this week.

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Tucked away in Water Valley, a cemetery sits atop a high hill with a good view of the landscape. Camp Beauregard Cemetery was thus named for the Confederate camp that was once located there, and it was there that a large monolith was placed to honor the soldiers who were stationed there.

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After two years at the helm of Mayfield Middle School, current principal Kelly Stinson has been named as the new director of pupil personnel for the Mayfield Independent School District.

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Mayfield Independent Schools has announced Antonio Sherrill as the next principal of Mayfield Middle School.

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Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday that $127 million is headed to local school districts to fund construction and renovation projects as part of his Better Kentucky Plan.

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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 will be sharing installments each month that tell the story of the Gardner Legacy in our community. This is the fourth installment of that story.

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MAYFIELD — Members of the Home Improvement Project (HIP), along with partners like the City of Mayfield, have been working toward a proposed farmers market for some time now. Though the project is still not guaranteed to happen, one of HIP’s members assured they are still working on it.

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The Graves County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the theft of a steel gate that was taken from the Bethel Church of Christ Cemetery off of Ky. 464 near the Golo area of eastern Graves County.

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

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Memorial service planned Sunday at Camp Beauregard

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Mayfield High School students who have been accepted to the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program for Centre College, Morehead State University or Bellarmine University are pictured. They include (from left) Ben Gloyd, Libby Reed, Kate Henderson, Kelton Brown, Megan Null, and Caroline Glass.

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The Kentucky Proud Series: Harness Racing at County Fairs continues with live racing at the Mayfield-Graves County Fairgrounds on Saturday. First post of the Purchase District Fair will be 12:30 p.m., featuring some of the state’s best 2 and 3 year old trotters and pacers. We would like for …

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Mayfield’s Ice House Gallery and Gift Shop has been busy hosting a Migrant Girls’ Art Camp. It is the first of three art camps that will be offered at the Ice House this summer.

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

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Mayfield Middle SBDM meeting announcedMayfield Middle School SBDM will have a special called meeting at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mayfield Board of Education office.

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Mayfield attorney Kevin D. Bishop has been appointed as the 52nd Judicial Circuit Court judge and will finish the term of his predecessor, Judge Tim Stark, who retired from the bench in December of 2020.

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American Legion Post 26 will host its annual Memorial Day commemoration on May 31, at 10 a.m. in Harmon Park. This year’s event will honor those veterans who passed away during the period between April 1 and October 15, 2020. Those veterans were not able to receive military burial honors bec…

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Graves County Schools’ Board of Education unanimously approved applications for 30 students to retake the 2020-21 school year as part of Senate Bill 128’s Supplemental School Year program.

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Families of Mayfield Independent School students who submitted applications for a supplemental school year will have a chance to sit down with school officials to discuss pros and cons of returning for a repeat academic year.

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A group of Graves County residents is suing the county school board and superintendent regarding the permanent closure of Lowes Elementary School.

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Bit by bit, government restrictions are being lifted as COVID-19 loosens its grip on society. On June 11, the state’s divisive mask mandate and business capacity limits will be lifted for most social settings, just in time for Mayfield’s planned July 4 fireworks show.

Columbus- Belmont State Park is home to a bevy of indigo buntings. Their blue hue makes them easy to spot but hard to photograph because they seem to be constantly on the move, flitting from tree to tree |and bush to bush, chattering, rapid-fire,”What! What! Where? Where? See it! See it!”

Anthea Hankins, a sophomore at Graves County High School, was recently selected to attend the Four Star Leadership Camp. The 2021 Four Star Leadership camp will be held July 10-16, 2021 in Hobart, Oklahoma. Hankins was nominated by her Senior Army Instructor LTC(R) Jason Caldwell.

Kentucky State Police (KSP) once again is showing their support of Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY) by hosting the ‘Cover the Cruiser’ fundraising event at locations across the commonwealth. Starting Monday, May 17, KSP will park cruisers at a variety of public locations and encourages Kentu…

Students at Northside Baptist Christian Church had the opportunity Thursday to tour Mayfield City Hall. Before the tour, the students presented Mayor Kathy O’Nan with flowers and cards.

American Legion Post 26 will host its annual Memorial Day commemoration on Monday, May 31 at 10 a.m. at Harmon Park. This year’s event will honor those veterans who passed away during the period between April 1 and October 15, 2020. Those veterans were not able to receive military burial hon…

Resilience and strength is often developed through experiencing the successes, failures, joys, and difficulties life has to offer. To recognize the individuals who built have built our communities, Graves County is recognizing May as Older Americans Month in partnership with the Kentucky Cir…

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at approximately 2:20 p.m., Deputy Chris Mensinger responded to a call of drugs or some type of substance being found on the premises of the Dollar General Store located at 3465 SR 303. When Mensinger arrived, a white male ran out of the front door of the store and…

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Kentucky State Police Post 1 honored one of their own Thursday at the Mayfield Memory Gardens. From left, Captain David Archer Trooper Jay Dunn, Trooper Mike Ray and Trooper Adam Jones salute James McNeely, who was lost during a flood rescue mission in Frankfort 1972. His body was never foun…

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You likely wouldn’t be surprised to learn that high school senior Conner West is on his phone all day. But what you may not realize is the most important calls he makes are precisely timed to remind a local senior citizen to take his medicine.

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Friday offered a picture perfect day for the Mayfield/Graves County Chamber of Commerce Spring Kickoff Cookout on the chamber grounds. Chamber members and other businesses and community folks were provided free hamburgers and hot dogs and had the chance to network and learn more about the lo…

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It’s nice to get a gift when it’s not your birthday or anniversary or even Christmas. That’s the take that the Rev. Bruce Dobyns had following a recent announcement by West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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

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Mayfield High School council meeting today

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Graves County Fiscal Court discussed having in-person meetings in a different location if the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) disallows them from utilizing the courthouse due to pandemic restrictions.

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Sarah Lyell, a senior at Graves County High School (center), was recently presented a $5,000 check from Independence Bank for an AG scholarship to go toward Lyell’s education. Shown making the presentation are (from left) mortgage lender Emily West, customer representative Jordan Roberts, an…