A private air ambulance service, is establishing a base in Mayfield, Kentucky. Air Evac Lifeteam plans to open the base adjacent to the Jackson Purchase Medical Center in mid April. Officials say the post will employ between 12 and 15 people, and serve communities within a 70-mile radius of Mayfield. The subscription service operates with membership fees, providing free transport for members.
A Mayfield house fire early yesterday morning has left two people dead and one hospitalized. Police say there wasn't a working fire alarm in the home when the blaze began. 19-year-old Allison Burnett and 22 year-old Deven Trull died in the fire. Another man at the home was pulled out by neighbors and taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. His name has not yet been released and his condition is not known.
The first musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein tells the stories of love in the turn of the century, the adventures of cowboys, and the land of Oklahoma. Almost 70 years after “Oklahoma!” opened on Broadway, the Mayfield Purchase Players are opening their own production of it. Rose Krzton-Presson sat down with Director Samantha Doran and Music Director Justus Wright earlier this week to talk about their experiences putting this show together.
“Oklahoma!” plays in Mayfield this and next weekend. Friday & Saturday - 7:00 PM Sunday - 2:00 PM
In a high tech world of iPads and smart phones, an old-fashioned Amish man showed that pen and paper remain effective communication devices. Jacob Gingerich wrote 138 simple, heart-felt letters to lawmakers in Frankfort. The letters are being credited for the Senate's quick passage of a bill that would allow Kentucky's Amish residents to use reflective tape on their horse-drawn buggies instead of bright orange triangular signs that some object to on religious grounds. The Mayfield resident used no computer, no letterhead, no printer and no copier.