Graves County

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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.

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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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.

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.

Graves Murder Trial Set for Next March

Aug 28, 2012
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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. 

Manning Speaking at Graves County Fundraiser

Aug 27, 2012
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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.

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. 

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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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