Graves County

Roads & Highways
7:47 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Graves County Road Closure

Credit KYTC

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will close a portion of KY 1748 in Graves County starting Dec. 18. Workers will conduct substructure repairs to the Obion Creek Branch Bridge. The closure is between Bostick Lane and Calhoun Street about a mile southeast of US 45.

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Audit
3:34 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Graves County Fiscal Court Audit Finds Procedure Errors

The Kentucky State Auditor’s office found the Graves County Fiscal Court failed to properly pay a contractor and report funds. The auditor’s office 2010-2011 fiscal year report released today shows the county failed to promptly pay a contractor for nearly 1.6 million dollars in clean-up work related to the 2009 Ice Storm. The work was done in May 2009, but was not paid for until more than a year later, violating state statute which orders all contract work paid within 30 days.

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Government
8:48 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Graves Murder Trial Set for Next March

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Two Graves County men charged with murder in a triple shooting will face a March 2013 trial.  The Paducah Sun reports Kenon Andrews and Jacob Carder appeared in Graves Circuit Court yesterday.  Judge Timothy Starks set a joint trial for March 3. Police say Carder and Andrews shot 25-year-old Ashley Lambert, 22-year-old Jonathan Cagle and 18-year-old Whitley Moore last March.  Moore was the only survivor. 

Sports
8:19 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Manning Speaking at Graves County Fundraiser

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Peyton Manning followed Tim Tebow to Denver, and now he's following him to Graves County.  The Broncos' quarterback will be the featured speaker at Graves County High School's Eagle Foundation fundraiser next April. 

Last April, the foundation brought former Bronco and now New York Jets quarterback Tebow in for the program.  The nonprofit foundation is made up of parents and community, business and education leaders who raise money to help cover education and facility needs of students in the local schools.  The second annual Night with a Champion will be April 20th.

Government
11:22 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Lowes Couple Arrested for String of Burglaries

The Graves County Sheriff’s Department has charged two people in connection to multiple county burglaries dating back to February. Police arrested 41-year-old John Hale and 33-year-old Angela Hale of Lowes this week, and charged them with 16 burglaries and thefts. 

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Politics
12:04 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Heath Nominated in Special Election

Graves County business owner Richard Heath will be on the ballot for State Representative twice on November 6th.

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Election 2012
9:11 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Whitaker wins 2nd district Democratic nomination

Mayfield pharmacist Kelly Whitaker is the Democratic candidate for the 2nd District State House seat after beating former Mayfield Mayor Arthur Byrn last night. 

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Politics
1:22 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Kentucky 2nd District House Republican Candidates Speak on WKY Economic Growth

2nd District Representative candidate Richard Heath

Western Kentucky’s economic growth is a hot topic among the candidates for the 2nd district State Representative. At a public forum in Graves County last night, Republican candidate Patrick Fisher said stimulating business in the region is going to take both self-improvement and effective networking with outside businesses.

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Election 2012
10:43 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Kentucky 2nd District House Democrat Candidates Speak on Tax Reform

2nd District Representative candidate Kelly Whitaker

The four candidates for Kentucky’s 2nd District House seat presented their platforms in a public forum in Mayfield last night.  Democrat Kelly Whitaker spoke about how she would like to see Kentucky reform its tax code. Whitaker says the Commonwealth’s current system focuses on income and property taxes.

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Politics
3:36 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

2nd District Political Forum

Candidates for Kentucky's second district house seat meet tonight at for a political forum in Mayfield. Democrats Arthur Byrn and Kelly Whitaker and Republicans Richard Heath and Patrick Fisher are vying for retiring Representative Fred Nesler's seat. The Mayfield Graves County Chamber of Commerce hosts the free event which begins at 5:00 at the Graves Schools' Performing Arts Center at 1107 Housman Street.

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