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Physicians, leaders and clinicians at Jackson Purchase Medical Center recently celebrated the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Clinical Excellence Award, which was presented to the JPMC Advanced Wound Healing Center.

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While no public viewing will be allowed, the Purchase District Fair will hold the Graves County 4-H Fair Exhibits and Shows this week, beginning Thursday afternoon.

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles is urging Kentuckians to mark their calendars to celebrate Kentucky Farmers’ Markets Week by getting out and supporting Kentucky farm families who bring fresh farm products to the public each week.

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Prosecutor Aimee Clymer-Hancock was promoted to First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in the Graves County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office last month.

American Legion next meeting is SeptemberRepresentatives from the American Legion Post 26 stated that they will not have their scheduled meeting, due to the COVID-19 stipulations, and will resume in September.

FRANKFORT — Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles announced Friday that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has created a webpage dedicated to sharing updated information about steps Kentuckians should take if they have received unsolicited seeds from foreign countries.

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The pandemic took the wind out of everyone’s sails this year. This was especially true for the famous St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic, which only saw a fraction of its usual crowd. However, event organizers, workers, and attendees were not discouraged, and felt it went as expected.

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

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Rain came down on the St. Jerome Picnic grounds Thursday where volunteers had set up wood and prepared the barbecue pits for pork and mutton for this weekend’s 140th Annual St. Jerome Fancy Farm Picnic. Mass is scheduled for this (Friday) morning at 7 under the bingo stand, followed by the b…

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Kentucky State Police Lt. Brian Duvall (left) and Trooper Adam Jones stand along side a KSP Cruiser covered with Special Olympics Kentucky stickers in front of Mayfield’s Casey’s General Store location Thursday. Patrons could donate to the Special Olympics and place a sticker on the cruiser.…

Our Senior Center is doing everything we can to follow all the new rules that have been laid out for us, while still keeping everyone safe and fed.

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Every session, the General Assembly passes laws pertaining to various aspects of state and local government. Our constitutional officers, police departments, and local circuit clerks perform the necessary functions of government that help each of us live our lives. The laws we pass each year…

The power went out on South Paris Road Monday afternoon after a semi apparently struck, or pulled down, a power pole on Barton Drive. Several stop lights were out of commission while crews worked to fix it.

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Mayfield Fire Department personnel responded Monday morning to a report of smoke in an attic of a residence on Backusburg Road and Usher Street. Firefighters encountered smoke in the house and evacuated it with fans.

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

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Industrial Authority to meet today

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The Graves County Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to delay the start date back to August 26. The decision reversed their previous vote from July 16, which was 3-2 against the recommendation to delay from their original August 6 start date.

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The Mayfield Graves Fire-Rescue Squad responded to a fire at the Dinner Bell restaurant early Monday morning. Emergency Management Director Tracy Warner said the call came in at approximately 5:42 a.m. The fire was contained close to 6:30 a.m.

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Graves County Fiscal Court members zipped through their agenda Monday via their virtual meeting, appointing three to a couple of committees and boards and approving several financial measures.

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Graves County Fiscal Court meeting is Monday

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CLINTON — Churches of the West Kentucky Baptist Association once again will participate in the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s Christmas Backpacks for Children program but has a more immediate backpack program underway.

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Northside Baptist Christian School has joined the many other educational districts in the region in delaying their start dates to late August. The decision to move their first day to August 26 was made at a special-called meeting on Sunday where parents and teachers alike voiced their concerns.

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Fire department responds to courthouse

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Before I begin this column, I want to address Friday’s announcement that a Circuit Court Judge voided all the Governor’s COVID-19-related executive orders. While I was supportive of much of what the Governor did to slow the spread in the first few days of this pandemic, I have been pretty ou…

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When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient.

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A Summer Gospel Music Fest is being planned for this month through September, hosted by The Moreheads.

Approximately 300 people showed up to the unity rally “Bringing Us Together Part Two” on Saturday, said Dejaun Coneal, one of the event’s organizers. Coneal saw a lot of smiles on everyone’s faces as they enjoyed free hot dogs, lemonade, cookies, chips, lots of candy, and a sense of together…

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One of the runways at Mayfield Graves County Airport may finally be cleared for the landing of a specially-equipped helicopter.

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Mayfield School Board meets MondayThe Mayfield Independent School Board will meet in regular session on Monday at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Agenda items include the 2020-21 reopening plan, policy and procedures second reading, and non-resident contracts. The link to join will be provided on the distr…

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The annual meeting at the McGuire Cemetery, located on the Emerson/State Line Road between Weakley County, Tennessee, and Graves County, will be Saturday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. with a short service and business meeting.

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

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Royal Crown Bottling Corp., based in Evansville, Indiana, has announced changes, including a new name, business model, operations and workforce size. But those changes reportedly won’t impact a favorite beverage of Graves Countians.

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Graves County teacher Kristin Ballard has been selected by the Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) as a Kentucky Math Teacher Leader, according to a release from the organization.

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FAIRMONT, Minn. — Katie Elder, Fairmont High School’s new ag teacher, is not just new to the district but new to the state. She recently moved here from Kentucky.

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The Mayfield-Graves County Needline and Food Pantry reports that due to a delay in receiving food for the senior commodities, the monthly distribution will be moved to Friday, July 24 from 8-10 a.m.

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It was a busy week in Frankfort as several Interim Joint Committees met to discuss issues the state is facing. The common theme in all the committee meetings continues to be COVID-19. This virus appears to be with us for the near future, so it is important to find safe, effective, common sen…

The annual Bazzell Cemetery Homecoming Reunion scheduled for July 25 has been canceled. However, anyone is welcome to visit the cemetery and place flowers or leave donations.

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Community members will assemble once more to unite people for an evening of fun-filled, family-friendly activities.

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The Mayfield-Graves County Needline and Food Pantry reports that due to a delay in receiving food for the senior commodities, the monthly distribution will be moved to Friday, July 24 from 8-10 a.m.

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The fourth annual WAVE Ag Day is canceled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. A committee chose to pursue “The Full Plate Project” in its place.

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American Legion Post 73 will resume van service for veterans in Calloway, Marshall and Graves counties to the Veterans Administration Hospital in Marion, Illinois, beginning July 21.

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Have your cooking plans ever gone wrong? I have managed to boil pasta dry, forgotten garlic bread in the oven until it was black and tried some recipes from the Internet that turned out to be disasters.

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Two men were arrested by Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives on two vehicle thefts and a report of holding a Graves County man hostage.