Mayfield

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.

Used with permission from New York State Archives. New York (State). Governor. Public information photographs, 1910-1992. Series 13703-83, Box 15, No. 1314 (Job #2-364)

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. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

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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