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Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Officials in Graves County are assessing the damage from a tornado that touched down north of Mayfield Tuesday. In a media conference Wednesday, National Weather Service Meteorologist Rick Shanklin says initial reports indicate the tornado peaked at the low end of EF3 on the sale, with 140 miles per hour winds. 

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.

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State officials in Kentucky collected more than $1 billion dollars in taxes in April, setting a record high. 

Murray State University

A Murray State alumnus has gifted a dozen of his paintings to the university for display on campus.

J. Tyler Franklin/WFPL News

Police have charged two juveniles in a shooting that wounded two teens near the route of the Kentucky Derby Festival's Pegasus Parade. 

By my count I have helped some 58 friends (including many colleagues in public radio) buy a car. That's sort of funny, considering I didn't buy a car until I was 37 years old and began reporting on the auto industry for NPR.

On Saturdays over the last few years, I have gotten phone calls from friends at car dealerships asking for advice. It's no small financial matter, when the average cost of a new car is roughly $33,000.

So if you are reading this while in a car dealership, do what I tell all my friends: Stand up! Leave the dealership! Do not buy a car today!

paducahrotaryplayground.com

The Rotary Club of Paducah is seeking volunteers to construct a 4,000 square foot community playground next month. The $200,000 dollar project is being constructed as part of the Paducah Health Park project.

Refuge for Women, Facebook

A Kentucky-based program working to help sexually exploited women is expanding. An awareness and fundraising event for the program occurred last weekend in Lexington.

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Montgomery County has revoked the driver's licenses of thousands of people in the Clarksville area who are accused of not paying court fines and fees dating back to 2012. 

Free2Hope, Facebook

This Saturday’s Kentucky Derby will pump millions of dollars into the Louisville-area economy. But it will also bring an increase in the number of sexually exploited women and children.

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