Mayfield

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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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Ersa Hines Poston grew up in western Kentucky during the great depression, went on to work for New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller during the Civil Rights movement and was appointed by President Carter to the Civil Service Commission, the first African American woman appointed to this position. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Sarah Hopley, Special Collections & Exhibits Librarian, about the life of this remarkable woman from our region.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awards two contracts for interchange upgrades on the I-69 corridor in Marshall and Graves Counties. Governor Matt Bevin announced both contracts totaling more than $60 million dollars will go to Jim Smith Contracting of Grand Rivers. 

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Mayfield alcohol sales supporters are continuing their petition for a city vote on packaged liquor sales following yesterday’s vote rejecting county-wide sales. 

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There’s tension surrounding an ordinance to annex some Graves County Schools into the city of Mayfield.  The City Council approved the ordinance’s first reading Monday. 

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The Mayfield High School football team will try for yet another state championship Sunday in Bowling Green.

The 13-1 Cardinals face Newport Central Catholic in the Class 2A final. This is Mayfield’s first season in 2A, having won the last three state championships at the 1A level.

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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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Have you ever seen a family gourd giraffes? How about a gourd Humpty Dumpty? Or a bejeweled gourd cat face? These are some of the highlights in this year's annual All About Gourds exhibition in Mayfield. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with Ric Watson, Executive Director of the Ice House Gallery about the exhibition and the activities at this weekend's Gourd Patch Arts Festival.

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  It’s been a year since the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development mandated a flat rate increase for public housing. Some local housing officials thought it would price people out of the homes as HUD set rates based off of fair market value prices. 

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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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