Graves County

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A producer of wood roof and floor trusses is expanding its operation in Mayfield with a more than $1.6 million dollar investment.  

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A volunteer fire department in rural western Kentucky is getting $63,905 in federal grant money. 

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Graves County’s Sheriff’s Office is urging people not to fall for a phone scam in which a caller impersonating law enforcement is coercing people into sending him money. 

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UPDATE: 7:00 p.m.

Mayfield residents voted Tuesday to allow alcohol sales within city limits. The "yes" votes numbered 1,356, while 968 city voters cast "no" votes, according to Graves County Clerk Barry Kennemore. That's a 58-42 percent margin.

The referendum generated a 37.5 percent voter turnout among Mayfield's nearly 6,200 registered voters.

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A suspicious fire has damaged the new Cracker Barrel under construction in Mayfield. 

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Kentucky State Police at Post 1 in Hickory held a dedication ceremony Monday for a memorial honoring two fallen Graves County troopers. The monument remembers Trooper Eric Chrisman and Joseph Ponder. Both troopers died in service last year. 

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Kentucky State Police are investigating an apparent accidental shooting Wednesday afternoon in Hickory, Graves County, involving an off-duty police officer and a 17 year old girl. 

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Officials in Graves County are assessing the damage from a tornado that touched down north of Mayfield Tuesday. In a media conference Wednesday, National Weather Service Meteorologist Rick Shanklin says initial reports indicate the tornado peaked at the low end of EF3 on the sale, with 140 miles per hour winds. 

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Mayfield will vote June 28th whether to allow the sale of packaged alcohol. 

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The Graves County Clerk’s Office is in the process of validating around 1,300 petition signatures turned in to bring a referendum on alcohol sales within Mayfield city limits.

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