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Yesterday | The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Schools getting off to early start next week

Many schools in western Kentucky are starting classes during the first week of August.

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Related Topix: Paducah, KY, McCracken County, KY, Marshall County, KY, Livingston County, KY, Education Etc.

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

3 facing meth-related charges in Mayfield

Penny Hamrick was charged two counts of trafficking in controlled substance first degree greater than two grams of methamphetamine, two counts of trafficking controlled substance within 1000 feet of school, tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Gourd Festival seeks sponsors

The Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild, Mayfield Tourism and the city of Mayfield are gearing up for the month-long All About Gourds exhibition and the one-day Gourd Patch Arts Festival.

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Related Topix: Mayfield, KY

WTVC

Kentucky town stuck with school after court order

A southwestern Kentucky community is stuck with an unused school at the moment after a judge issued an order stopping its sale for the moment.

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The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Judge permits removal of some materials from Cuba Elementary

While the Graves County Board of Education still may not sell Cuba Elementary School, the district is now allowed to move some of the school's materials.

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Related Topix: Wingo, KY, Computers, Farmington, KY, Sedalia, KY

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Graves woman bonds with welding training

Hillary Piper's late father always told her she could do whatever she wanted to do just as long as she put her all in to it.

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Related Topix: Mayfield, KY, Melber, KY

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

Fancy Farm could attract a record crowd

A record crowd is expected at this year's Fancy Farm Picnic, the annual political gathering in Graves County, Kentucky.

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Related Topix: Fancy Farm, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Industrial park board faces 'mega' challenge

Well over 10 years after it was formed, and five years since it was designated a "megasite," the Purchase Regional Industrial Park in Graves County sits empty.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, KY

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Fancy Farm expecting record crowd

The presence of a contender in one of the most closely watched races of the fall 2014 elections nationally may drive crowd numbers to record levels for this year's Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County.

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Related Topix: Fancy Farm, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Al Gore, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WHAS11

Fake candidate enters Ky. US Senate race

Hoping to share in some of the national spotlight cast on Kentucky's 2014 U.S. Senate race, a national advocacy group is launching a satirical senatorial campaign with a fake candidate who is brutally honest about the influence of money in politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Fancy Farm, KY

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Graves traffic stop ends with two arrests

Graves County Deputy Richard Edwards saw a car with no brake lights. The car was determined to be driven by Jessica Hamilton, 33. Edwards and Detective Steve Hendley conducted a traffic stop and a field sobriety test, according to a report from the sheriff's department.

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Fancy Farm political picnic organizers ask campaigns to keep things civil

In anticipation of one of its largest crowds ever in its 134-year history, organizers of this year's Fancy Farm political picnic are planning to roll out structural improvements and calling on candidates' campaigns to preach civility to their supporters.

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Related Topix: Fancy Farm, KY, US Politics, Ed Whitfield, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Engineer honored at highway naming

A section of the highway is dedicated to Buddy Smith. A little more than a year after former McCracken County Engineer Buddy Smith died, the community that reaped the benefits of his expertise unveiled a fitting memorial to him.

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Related Topix: McCracken County, KY, Paducah, KY

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Graves arts show seeks participants

The annual Arts in the Community Show at the Ice House Gallery is in its 23rd year hosted by the Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

WHAS11

Ky. man tases probation officer and flees, KSP still searching for him

Just before 10:00 am on July 12th, State Police were notified by Probation and Parole that Joshua T. Fox had just assaulted a Probation and Parole officer and a Mayfield Police officer who had attempted to take him into custody for a probation violation.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY

WFIE-TV Evansville

KSP searching for escaped inmate in Mayfield, assaulted 2 officers

State Police was notified by probation and parole just before 10 a.m. on Saturday, that Joshua T. Fox had assaulted a probation and parole officer and a Mayfield police officer who had tried to take him into custody.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

WFIE-TV Evansville

Graves Co. pre-schoolers' parents must attend upcoming meeting for student to ride school bus

Parents of Graves County, Kentucky pre-school students who will ride the bus to and from school are required to attend one of four upcoming meetings.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Committee hopes students will return to Cuba School

Cuba Elementary School sits empty after being closed by the Graves County Board of Education.

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Related Topix: Sedalia, KY, Wingo, KY

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Front porch place of fond memories

My people were porch dwellers. We existed within the confines of the four walls of our humble wood frame houses during the cold, dreary months of winter, but the balance of the year we lived and thrived on our porches.

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Related Topix: Feliciana, KY, Water Valley, KY, Opinion

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Dog deaths still remain unexplained

The McCracken County Animal Shelter's internal investigation did not determine why five dogs died of heatstroke when three others in the same conditions survived.

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Related Topix: McCracken County, KY, Hopkinsville, KY, Cunningham, KY

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