75 Years ago
Oct. 23, 1945
New 1946 Ford to be displayed here next Friday — Hugh M. Williams, Graves County Ford dealer, stated today that the 1946 Ford would be on display at the garage showroom, Eighth and North streets, next Friday.
The Public, Mr. Williams added, is cordially invited to see the new automobile.
Editors Note: Because of WWII, there were no cars or trucks made in America from Feb. 1942 until Oct. 1945.
50 Years ago
Oct. 20, 1970
Body found n Metropolis still isn’t identified — Authorities in Metropolis still continue efforts to identify the body of a man found Tuesday in a boxcar in Metropolis.
Found along with the badly decomposed body was a skillet, a bag of potatoes, a billfold containing a social security card and a newspaper clipping.
The Social Security card bore the name of Eugene William Miller. The newspaper clipping was an account of a fatal auto accident involving two Mayfield people on U. S. 45 North near Mayfield in January 1969 involving Ann McFarland, who died instantly and Rexie Cope who succumbed to injuries four days later.
Mrs. McFarland’s mother — Mrs. Jane Simpson of Mayfield- by a Messenger reporter revealed that the McFarlands lived near a Miller family in Paducah some 25 years ago.
25 Years ago
Oct. 20, 1995
General’s shutdown Saturday — Some 150 Continental General Tire employees at the Mayfield plant will clock out for the last time tonight and tomorrow. Layoffs take effect with the end of the Friday night shift at 7 a. m. Saturday, according to the plant’s Human Resources Director, Rob Peterson.
In an earlier press release, the company’s stated reason was the decision to stop producing large farm tires.
10 Years ago
Oct. 25, 2010
Graves does just enough to hold off Daviess — A funny thing happened on Graves County’s stroll towards an easy win over district opponent Daviess County — funny as in strange, not laughable. A fumble deep in their own territory handed Daviess an opportunity, and a 14-0 lead was sliced in half in the final seconds before halftime intermission.
Graves withstood a second half that was contested on near equal scoreless terms and escaped with a 14-7 victory.
5 Years ago
Heath, telecom executives express concerns over Kentuckywired — State Rep. Richard Heath, R-Mayfield, and several Kentucky telecommunications executives, including Mayfield’s Trevor Bonnstetter, are asking if a proposed state fiber optic network program is necessary in light of how much has already been done by local Internet providers.
Editor’s Note: As of this writing, the project has not been completed and many Kentucky counties still do not have access to Internet. According to a Bloomberg.com report, some delays have come from breakdowns in negotiations with companies who own the utility poles used to run the cable on in order to reach from one location to the other.
1 Year ago
Oct. 27 2019
American Legion Post 26 — Recently the American Legion Post 26 in Mayfield recognized Richard S. Knowlton for 75 years of American Legion membership and service during the post’s second annual Veterans Appreciation Day.
“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.