Mayfield

Education
2:52 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Donna Crouch on the Gateway Academy in Mayfield

Kate Lochte speaks with Donna Crouch, Principal of Gateaway Academy High School in Mayfield, on Sounds Good. They talk about the efforts of Gateway Academy to issue diplomas to some who might not otherwise receive diplomas, how Gateway stands out in the state of Kentucky and other similar schools, some changes coming to the school, and the recent graduation of their 500th student.

Arts
4:12 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Botanical Art and More at Mayfield's Ice House Gallery

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Shane Gregory speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the Ice House Gallery in Mayfield. Shane talks about the current exhibit, Botanical Art, running through July 20. The Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild hosts artwork depicting botanical subjects in painting, photography, drawing, and sculpture. In addition to the current gallery, the Ice House houses a meeting space for local quilters, a photographers group, painters group, and other workshops. See more at IceHouseArts.org

Society
7:43 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Unlikely Duo Seeks Justice For Mayfield Murder Victim: Feature Film Planned

Tom Mangold and Susan Galbreath
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Listen to this interview here.

Jessica Currin was found dead behind Mayfield Middle School in 2000. Five years later, the investigation into her murder was stalling. A suspect had been charged, tried and acquitted. Mayfield’s police chief and assistant chief resigned, claiming it had nothing to do with the case. The state police took over, but made little headway. So people began asking for federal involvement. But local involvement made the difference.

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Government
11:10 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Mayfield Seeks Funding To Build Farmers' Market Pavillion

Mayfield City Officials are seeking grant funding to buy land for a new farmers’ market.  Mayor Teresa Cantrell said currently the town's market has no permanent home and sets up on the downtown square on Saturday mornings and a borrowed church parking lot on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. 

“We thought that was something communities needed, especially small rural communities like Mayfield," said Cantrell. "We need our farmers’ market and they needed a home to conduct their activities. It needs to be a visible place where they can get drive-by traffic and have regular hours.”

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Government
4:09 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Mayfield City Council Passes Smoking Ban Ordinance First Reading

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The Mayfield City Council has passed the first reading of a city-wide smoking ban ordinance with a 6-4 vote. Mayor Teresa Cantrell says yesterday’s vote is the first step to ban smoking in public places like restaurants and other businesses.

“We’ve been working on this for a little over a year and we did a community poll and it was overwhelmingly in support,” she says.

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Politics
3:42 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Mayor Teresa Cantrell on New Mayfield City Website

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.

Politics
3:21 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Mayfield Considers Smoking Ban

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The City of Mayfield could possibly ban smoking in public. This comes after a statewide ban failed in the Kentucky House.

Mayor Teresa Cantrell says there’s wide community support for a smoking ban. She says a public survey showed only 2 out of the 70 respondents were against a ban. Cantrell says a smoking ban wouldn’t just benefit a business’s patrons.

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Underwriter Spotlight
1:30 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

January Underwriter Spotlight: Milestones Financial Planning

Johanna Fox Turner (left) and Michelle Neiswender (right)

It's a new year, and one of the underwriters helping WKMS ring in 2013 with their support is Milestones Financial Planning of Mayfield. If your resolution this year is to get fiscally fit, manage your investments or plan for retirement, Milestones would like to help along the way.

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Business
4:32 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Hostess bankruptcy will close Mayfield depot

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The closing of the major baked goods provider Hostess is leaving employees in our region out of work. The Irving, Texas based company and maker of twinkies and wonder bread is closing plants, laying off more than 18,000 workers and putting its brands up for sale.

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Government
7:47 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Mayfield Receives DHS Grant

Mayfield Courthouse

The City of Mayfield is getting a $15,000 Homeland Security Grant. The city requested the grant to provide face masks and a mask leak/fit tester for the members of the Mayfield Fire Department. The grant comes despite a 50 percent reduction in Department of Homeland Security grants for the state. This year the commonwealth was able to award only $2.2 million dollars from approximately $11.8 million in statewide application requests.

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