Mayor-elect's stolen car recovered; Snow leads to Sunday fun

This neat advertisement for the Hall Hotel circa 1935 was contributed by Tim and Lisa Larkins.

100 Years ago Jan. 7, 1921

Mayor-elect’s car stolen Saturday, recovered Sunday — A 1935 Ford sedan belonging to mayor-elect Scott T. Lemon, stolen Saturday night, was recovered at a roadside table between Wingo and Water Valley Sunday morning, Highway Patrol headquarters announced today.

As patrolmen approached, two men jumped from the care and fled across a field. No arrests have been made.

50 Years ago Jan. 5, 1971

Director of Building and Housing gives report for 1970 — Only twenty new homes were constructed in the city last year, according to Jess Crawford, Director of Building and Housing.

A total of 37 homes were remodeled. Mid-Continent Baptist College added a printing shop to its facilities, two new service stations were constructed in the city, and a medical clinic was constructed on Walnut Street.

Other additions include an addition to the Kennedy Loose Leaf Tobacco Company, a grain storage bin for the Mayfield Sweet Feed Mill, and an off-the-street drive-in facility for the One Hour Cleaners on East Broadway.

25 Years ago Jan. 8, 1996

Slip-slidin’ away… — The hill next to War Memorial Stadium in Mayfield was the “fun” place to be on Sunday as kids and adults took to the slopes for an afternoon of sledding and tubing.

Almost six inches of snow fell in Graves County over the weekend, causing streets and roads to become snow-packed and hazardous. Schools in Mayfield and Graves County were cancelled today due to the hazardous road conditions.

10 Years ago Jan. 6, 2011

Hundreds more birds found dead in western Ky — The Associated Press, reporting today from Murray, said Kentucky wildlife officials say several hundred dead birds were found in the western part of the state.

The grackles, red wing blackbirds, robins and starlings were found dead last week.

New Years Eve fireworks have been blamed for the deaths of thousands of blackbirds in Arkansas. Another 450 birds died this week in Louisiana, likely after hitting power lines or cars.

Editors Note: See last week’s edition of You Read it Here

5 Years ago Jan. 5, 2016

Colleagues praise McClain’s work — Phillip McClain’s retirement as Graves County coroner officially began last week, and he said he is enjoying being at home and spending more time with his family.

McClain has served as coroner since 1993 and said he has more than 32 years of public service. His career also included more than 10 years working for the City of Mayfield as the cemetery sexton. His last day in office was Dec. 31.

1 Year ago Jan. 5-8, 2020

Danowski hopes business ‘grows’ — With his new business venture, 22-year-old Kyler Danowski hopes to see The Bloom Company grow (no pun intended) after opening Friday following a 10-month process of coming up with the idea of a brick and mortar business.

Bin company set to move to Grace Park — Better accessibility, convenience and visibility are three of the reasons Jason Workman listed moving his companies — Workman Bins, Inc., and Perry Farm Supply- to Graves County and Grace Commercial Park.