Graves County

Manning Speaking at Graves County Fundraiser

Aug 27, 2012

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.

Lowes Couple Arrested for String of Burglaries

Jul 18, 2012

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. 

Heath Nominated in Special Election

Jul 11, 2012
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Graves County business owner Richard Heath will be on the ballot for State Representative twice on November 6th.

Whitaker wins 2nd district Democratic nomination

May 22, 2012

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

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.

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.

2nd District Political Forum

May 10, 2012

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.

Afternoon Round-Up 5/3/12

May 3, 2012
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Today on NPR: Daniel Chong, a California college senior, was forgotten in a federal holding cell without food or water for five days.


Around the Commonwealth:

A snake was the cause of a power outage affecting Murray and parts of Calloway County this morning.

Graves High School Class Visits Eggners Ferry Bridge

May 3, 2012

A group of about 20 Graves County High School math and engineering students visited the Eddyville Riverport site where Hall Contracting is constructing a new span for the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 Chief Engineer Jim LeFevre explained the process and answered questions concerning the construction process, load calculations, and computer designs. Hall Contracting has a $7 million contract to replace the missing span and get it open to traffic by Memorial Day weekend before a $50,000 per day penalty becomes enforced.

Graves County Schools

Graves County School’s summer feeding program is adding another location this year. Symsonia Elementary will join Central Elementary School in providing free meals to area children. The program has started to fill the gap in student’s diets when school is not in session. Food Services director Leah Holland-Mills says it’s been very successful in the past.

“In past summers the program has serviced anywhere between 2500 to 3500 students or children under the age of 18 per month.”