More land sought for airport; GOP seeks to move Davis statue in 2015 - photo

Can you find Pennywise the Clown? Actually, it’s Noel E. Smith’s hearse from around 1931.

75 Years Ago

June 22, 1945

Hutchinson seeks to acquire more land for airport: Doyle Hitchinson, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Airport Board left this morning for St. Louis and while there intends to close a deal for a strip of land adjacent to and a part of the Mayfield airport site, already chosen and approved.

When sufficient land is acquired vigorous attempts will be made by the Chamber of Commerce to develop the airport site into a regular airport. “Some flying activity may soon start on the land already purchased,” said Mr. Hutchinson, before he left.

50 years Ago

June 26, 1970

Harris Rest Home is closing after 32 years in Mayfield: Harris Rest Home, 620 South 8th Street is closing after 32 years in business in Mayfield. The home was established in 1938 as a home for the aged. Mrs. Mack Harris, who died in 1957, was the owner and Mr. W. L. Harris was the manager. Mr. and Mrs. Harris continued the home at the same location following his mother’s death.

25 Years Ago

June 24, 1995

Police cleared of all charges: Four Mayfield Police Department officers were cleared of any wrongdoing Friday in the arrest last weekend of a juvenile which has prompted a week long picketing of Mayfield City Hall by the juvenile’s family members and friends.

Officers Robert Caskey, Greg Hill, Amy Harper, and David Bruce were accused of using excessive force in making an arrest of a 16 year old.

An internal investigation by MPD detective Ronnie Lear found that none of the accusations were credible and Chief John Davis announced the case closed.

10 Years Ago

June 25, 2010

Police seeking lone gunman in Brookside Drive shooting: Mayfield police say they are seeking a single gunman after Thursday night’s shooting, which hospitalized two people.

Officers found Antonio Jackson and a juvenile with gunshot wounds to the leg and hand at 508 Brookside Drive Thursday night.

5 Years Ago

June 24, 2015

Kentucky GOP says Davis statue should go: Republican Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers said Tuesday he now favors removing the statue. So does Matt Bevin, the GOP nominee for governor, and Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader of the U.S. Senate.

“It is important never to forget our history, but parts of our history are more appropriately displayed in museums, not on government property.” Bevin said.

Editors Note: The statue was finally removed June 13, 2020.

1 Year Ago

June 28, 2019

Friends, colleagues remember Judge Johnson: Rick Johnson, 65, of Symsonia, died Tuesday at Baptist Health of Paducah.

A lawyer for more than 30 tears, Johnson had served on the Kentucky Court of Appeals from 1992 to 2006.

“You Read It Here First” was compiled by Mayfield Messenger circulation manager Mike Clark. All these stories can be found on microfilm in the genealogy room at the Graves County Public Library.

"You Read It Here First" was compiled by Mayfield Messenger circulation manager Mike Clark. All these stories can be found on microfilm in the genealogy room at the Graves County Public Library.