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Hostess bankruptcy will close Mayfield depot

Nov 16, 2012
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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.

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.

The Kentucky League of Cities has elected Mayfield Mayor Teresa Cantrell to the group’s Executive Board. The new position comes after her election to the KLC’s Board of Directors last year. Cantrell will continue to serve in her previous position as well as the new one. She says the top two items on the upcoming KLC agenda are Retirement Reform and City Revenue Issues.

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An EF-1 tornado hit Mayfield early Sunday morning injuring one and causing moderate damage to several buildings. The tornado touched down southeast of the Highway 80 and Purchase Parkway intersection around 6:35 a.m. with peak winds at 105 miles per hour. Several cars were shifted in a parking lot and one business lost part of its roof. No fatalities were reported.

Chris Wooldridge made a presentation about Mayfield's Wooldridge Monuments for the July 24, 2012 meeting of the Jackson Purchase Historical Society at Mayfield's City Hall.

Restoration to Wooldridge Monuments (pdf)

Chris Wooldridge Presentation PowerPoint (ppt)

Mayfield Man Receives 60 Year Army Service Pin

Jun 5, 2012

A Mayfield man living in a Graves County retirement center has been honored as the oldest Kentucky member of the Disabled American Veterans. John Baldree (102 in March) has received a 60-year service pin this weekend. 

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.

The four candidates for Kentucky’s 2nd District House seat presented their platforms in a public forum in Mayfield last night.  Democrat Kelly Whitaker spoke about how she would like to see Kentucky reform its tax code. Whitaker says the Commonwealth’s current system focuses on income and property taxes.

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