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Pictured is a crowd scene from the 1947 Mayfield and Paducah Tilghman Thanksgiving Day game. Obviously there is no social distancing and few, if any, are wearing masks.

75 Years ago Oct. 16, 1945

Motorist may make right turns on red traffic signal — In it’s weekly meeting last night, the City Council adopted a new traffic regulation, which, it is believed will relieve the congestion at the downtown electric traffic signals. Henceforth, motorists will be allowed to make right turns on the red “stop” signal, provided they first come to a complete stop to make certain the opposite traffic flow will allow such a turn.

50 Years ago Oct. 13, 1970

Ordination of women is pushed at convention — The Associated Press reported today that an unexpected and seemingly strong push is on at the Episcopal General Convention to allow the ordination of women to the priesthood.

It is the first time such a move has gained major consideration in the 3.4 million-member church.

To retain it “is a continuous signal from the church that all persons in the category of women are intrinsically inferior creatures,” declared the commission, headed by Bishop Dean T. Stevenson of Harrisburg, Pa.

Editors Note: Women finally gained the right to be ordained in July of 1974.

25 Years ago Oct. 13, 1995

County schools at odds on student placement — A disproportionate number of children who are wards of the state and cause behavioral problems are being unfairly placed in Graves County and it’s school district, according to county school superintendent Bobby Miller.

10 Years ago Oct. 18, 2010

This time, Eagles save best for 2nd half in win — Graves outscored Owensboro Apollo 34-7 in the second half to rally for a huge 37-21 win in their Class 6A District 1 showdown at GC’s Eagle Field Friday night.

The Homecoming victory pretty much locked up the No. 2 seed for the playoffs as Graves improved to a 3-5 over-all and 3-1 in the district. Apollo fell to 2-6 and 2-2.

5 Years ago Oct. 14, 2015

Playboy to stop running nude photos — Playboy announced this week, it will stop running nude photos, the Associated Press reports.

In a move Playboy said had the blessing of the 89-year-old Hugh Hefner, the magazine will continue to publish what its called “sexy, seductive pictorials of the world’s most beautiful women,” but they won’t be baring all.

1 Year agO Oct. 13, 2019

Trump retweets farmer’s trade comment — Friday afternoon, news broke of a cease-fire in the 15-month trade war between the United States and China. Thirty hours earlier, however, President Donald Trump weighed in on another trade matter with the voice from a Graves County farmer.

A Wednesday story on WPSD Local 6 featured Jed Clark discussing the Chinese trade dispute, but also his hopes of Congress passing a proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that would replace NAFTA.

A tweet with a link to the story and Clark’s comment was out through the Republican House of Representatives’ twitter account Thursday morning. That tweet was then retweeted by Trump.

“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.