Mayfield

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Two Mayfield police officers who were recently suspended without pay have resigned.

Mayor Teresa Rochetti-Cantrell said in a news release that Maj. Shannon Keller resigned on Monday after having been accused of violating department regulations. 

Graves Co. Sheriff's Office

Update Friday afternoon: The Graves County Sheriff's Office says the real identity of the methamphetamine supplier is Jose A. Garcia-Orinia. He had previously given the officers an alias.

He has now also been charged with Giving an Officer a False Name, 2 counts of Theft of Identity and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 1st Degree. He's being held at the Graves County Detention Center with a $250,000 cash bond.

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National Weather Service Paducah is holding a public town hall meeting tonight to discuss the tornado that struck Mayfield earlier this month. 

The meeting includes a presentation on tornado safety followed by a panel discussion with meteorologists and emergency management staff. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Officials in Graves County are assessing the damage from a tornado that touched down north of Mayfield Tuesday. In a media conference Wednesday, National Weather Service Meteorologist Rick Shanklin says initial reports indicate the tornado peaked at the low end of EF3 on the sale, with 140 miles per hour winds. 

Stephen Lance Dennee

Update: Graves County Officials Assess Tornado Damage in Mayfield 

Mayfield and Graves County sustained significant damage Tuesday afternoon from at least one damaging tornado. The supercell hit closest to Mayfield on HWY North 45 and the Purchase Parkway where Mayor Teresa Cantrell says the damage continued to proceed northeasterly.

Mayfield City Schools

Mayfield Independent Schools has named Billy Edwards the new principal of Mayfield High School. Edwards succeeds Don Howard who has served  as principal for seven years and is retiring June 30. 

Remington Arms Company, via Facebook

  A Mayfield firearms plant will soon close its doors after 20 years of operations. Remington Outdoor Company announced Thursday it would be consolidating works performed in Mayfield into the company’s Huntsville, Alabama location.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Mayfield has a new city attorney for the first time in 28 years. The city council confirmed Dennis Null at a meeting Monday.

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Mayfield will vote June 28th whether to allow the sale of packaged alcohol. 

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The Graves County Clerk’s Office is in the process of validating around 1,300 petition signatures turned in to bring a referendum on alcohol sales within Mayfield city limits.

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