Graves County

Arts
6:26 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Kentucky Arts Council Awards $1.4M to Arts Organizations

The Kentucky Arts Council is awarding more than $1.4 million  to arts organizations across the Commonwealth, including support to Calloway, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Graves, McCracken, and Trigg counties. Here's a breakdown of where the award is being allocated in our region: 

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Weather
7:09 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL

Funnel Clouds were spotted in several communities in our region last night.
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Communities throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois are contending with high water, hail damage, and downed trees this morning following severe storms that passed through our region last night. 

Residents in Beulah in Hopkins County reported a large funnel cloud at about 7:30 p.m., and a large wedge-shaped tornado close to a mile wide was reported in Christian an hour later.  Winds of up to 70 miles an hour were recorded near Elkton in Todd County. 

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Culture
3:46 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Murray Attorney Pens True Tale of Murder and Redemption

In 1922, the Graves County Sheriff was murdered in the courthouse in front of several witnesses. A few days later, his wife is appointed sheriff and begins her quest for redemption. Murray attorney Sid Easley tells this true tale in his book, A Courthouse Tragedy. Easley joins Kate Lochte in the studio during Sounds Good to describe the fateful events and reads from his book.

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Education
12:17 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Failed Graves Referendum May Result in Cuts, Fuels School Funding Debate

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Graves County Schools Superintendent Kim Harrison says budget cuts are likely to allocate funding for much-needed facility repairs at school sites.

Harrison's statement comes a day after a proposed 18 percent property tax increase failed in a county-wide special election. Harrison says the money was needed to qualify for a state matching grant.

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Education
12:13 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Graves County Special Election Turnout Higher than Expected

Graves County residents are weighing in on the county-wide proposed property tax hike today in higher numbers than expected.

County Clerk Barry Kennemore says most polling stations are reporting steady results but few lines.

He says, if voters keep up the pace, overall turnout could reach 40 percent, which he says is higher than his initial projections. 

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Politics
1:29 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Candidates Emerge For Graves County Judge Executive

Credit Wikipedia

Several candidates have declared intentions to run for  Graves County Judge Executive. 

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Law Enforcement
7:08 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Investigation Leads To One Of Kentucky's Largest Meth Seizures

53 pounds in crystal methamphetamine is now in the hands of Kentucky law enforcement after a three month investigation.

On Friday multiple agencies including the Kentucky State police, DEA and the ATF executed a search warrant at the home of John Slingland and Abbie Jones in southern Graves County. Slingland and Jones were taken into custody and approximately two pounds of crystal methamphetamine, more than five pounds of marijuana, 25 firearms and over $50,000 in U.S. Currency was seized.

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Sports
4:23 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Annual Graves Co. Truck & Tractor Pull this Weekend, Benefiting Christmas Assistance Programs

Credit Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools

Larry Wooley of the Graves County Truck Pullers Association joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good, to talk about the Truck & Tractor Pull, this Saturday. Six years ago, Larry and members of the association decided to host a benefit show for the school system. Since then, they've raised more than $125,000. This year's event will be held 7 p.m. on Saturday (August 17) at the Mayfield Fairgrounds. Proceeds benefit Christmas assistance programs. Tickets are available at the gate, $10 for adults, $5 for children between 5 and 12, free for children 4 or under.

Education
12:57 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

Gateway Academy Marks 500 Graduates

Credit John Null/WKMS News

Gateway Academy in Graves County recently celebrated the milestone of its 500th student to graduate. Established in 2002, Gateway is one of the region’s alternative high schools, along with Star Academy in Marshall County and Beacon Central High in Daviess County.

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Politics
3:42 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Mayor Teresa Cantrell on New Mayfield City Website

The Mayfield City website is pretty unique among city sites in our area. Some of the new features include videos of Mayor Teresa Cantrell highlighting the city's strengths, a section for kids, and a calendar of summer festivals. Chad Lampe speaks with Mayor Cantrell about the development of the site and gets an update on Mayfield happenings. Click here to see the new website.

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