Mayfield second city in state to get 9-1-1 number

Pictured are the 1974-75 Lowes Blue Devil boys basketball team. They are (from left) Ed Wyatt, Tommy Knight, Mark Goin, Walter Lynn, David Ray, Gary Miller, Bruce Wyatt, David Jones, Randy Mabry, Tim Rives, and Greg Simmons with Coach Jim Long.

75 Years Ago March 22, 1945

Mayfield grocery needs very little checking by OPA: The grocery of J. D. Roberts, North Thirteenth Street, Mayfield, probably needs very little checking of prices by the Office of Price Administration personnel.

A large sign on the front door of the store reads; “Reward of $10 will be paid to any customer who finds a single item in this store selling at above the legal ceiling prices.”

Roberts has not had to pay any $10 reward but he says, “OPA shouldn’t have to worry about my ceiling prices as my customers check every day trying to earn the reward.

50 Years Ago March 21, 1970

Mayfield second city in Ky. to get emergency number: Mayor E. W. Anderson has announced that on April 15th, “Mayfield will become the second city in Kentucky served by South Central Bell to receive “911” — the new universal number for requesting fire, police or ambulance service in times of emergencies.” Frankfort received this service on March 13th.

By dialing “911”, Mayfield subscribers (phone with ‘247’ numbers) will reach “Emergency Service” which will be manned “around the clock” at the police department.

The Bell System first offered the number “911” as a universal emergency number for use by public safety agencies in 1968.

25 Years Ago March 22, 1995

Mayfield graduate joins peacekeepers in mission for U.N.: … Army Sgt. Michael D. Hendrickson, son of Kenneth and Betty Hendrickson, 516 Brand St. Mayfield, is one of more than 500 American soldiers assigned to the United Nations peace keeping force in the former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia. Working with soldiers from Sweden, Finland, and Denmark,, the United Nations is ensuring the warring factions battling in Serbia don’t violate the delicate peace of the former Yugoslavian republics.

10 Years Ago March 26, 2010

‘A Push for Haiti’: Since a devastating earthquake killed more than 230,000 people and left over 1.3 million homeless in January. Haiti’s survivors have seen humanitarian aid coming from around the globe in hundreds of different forms…

… And now, they’re going to get help from Mayfield High School students.

The high school will host ‘A Push for Haiti’, a benefit concert featuring MHS talent, at 6:30 pm this Thursday in the high school commons.

5 Years Ago March 17, 2015

Streamlining paperwork: Greg Thomas, business relations manager for the Kentucky Office of Technology, worked with Nick Roberts early this morning as they installed the new Print-On-Demand-Decal (PODD) system for the Graves County Clerk’s office that will be used starting today. The PODD system is a new method for printing and cataloging Kentucky’s car registrations. Graves County is one of three counties in this part of the state engaged in a pilot program testing the new process. When implemented, the new system is expected to greatly reduce paperwork management and storage requirements.

1 Year Ago March 20, 2019

Heath touts new legislation as being good for Kentucky: The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2019 Session has closed, and Second District Rep. Richard Heath says lawmakers have seen success on several bills that will fight abortion, provide financial help to farmers, promote Second Amendment gun rights while preventing students from possessing firearms at schools and other important issues.

Heath told the Messenger yesterday that he voted in favor of the controversial “Constitutional Carry” bill that would allow Kentucky citizens to carry a concealed firearm without a permit or training.

“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.