Graves County

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Graves County alcohol petitioners are hoping Judge/Executive Jesse Perry will set a special election on packaged liquor and by-the-drink sales for January. 

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  Graves County Fiscal Court members are moving toward all but banning commercial hog farm operations. The court's move Monday night reverses a 2014 decision to lift an existing ban.

Sixteen months was enough time for Colley farms to begin construction on their own large-scale pig farm. When neighbors Margaret Merida and Lillian Doughaday caught wind of the operation they notified their neighbors. They worked with Judge Executive Jesse Perry who initiated the first of three required readings for a new ordinance.

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Supporters of a wet/dry special election in Graves County and Mayfield appear to be changing their petitioning strategy ahead of projected light voter turnout in Tuesday’s General Election.

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Around 400 of the needed 650 signatures have been collected in Mayfield for a city-wide alcohol sales referendum. Meanwhile, more than 2,000 signatures have been collected toward a referendum for all of Graves County.

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  Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Thursday  a contract for improvements to bring a portion of the Julian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway up to interstate highway standards and an eventual designation as Interstate 69.

The project involves reconstruction of 30 miles of the parkway from Exit 22 (mile point 22) in Graves County to U.S. 62 at Calvert City (mile point 52) in Marshall County. Hall Contracting of Kentucky Inc. was awarded the contract on a low bid of $8.08 million. The project has a completion date of Sept. 15, 2015.

Have you ever seen a gourd hat? How about a gourd guitar? These versatile plants are the medium in "All About Gourds" - a  national juried competition at the Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild. The deadline for entries is this Saturday and Director Shane Gregory brings the details to Sounds Good.

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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: 

Severe Weather Sweeps Through Western KY and Southern IL

Jun 5, 2014
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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. 

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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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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