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Food pantry receives donations

JAMES TURNER/The Mayfield Messenger  A local food pantry received a hefty donation from a pair of cooperatives Wednesday. Mayfield-Graves County Needline and Food Pantry received $11,322 from WK&T and West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative. Local Needline Director Jackie Herndon accepted the checks from WK&T CEO Trevor Bonnsetter and WKRECC President and CEO David Smart at … Read more

PRCO America’s first U.S. production site lands in Graves County

BY ERIC WALKER EWALKER@MAYFIELD-MESSENGER.COM Jun 16, 2020 A developing manufacturer of ceramic lining for melting furnaces has announced it will establish its first U.S. production facility in Mayfield by the end of 2020. According to a news release from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, PRCO America will manufacture specialized refractory bricks for the steel industry with a … Read more

Economic Development eyes continuance of ’19 positives in ’20

Graves County Economic Development President Ryan Drane pointed to several accomplishments and indicators of a positive 2019. The main goal as 2020 launches is to see that continue. Drane shared GCED’s review of the past year at an earlier January Graves County Fiscal Court meeting, beginning with the opening of Sullivan University’s Learning Center in … Read more

WK&T, Graves County increase access to fiber optic internet in the county

GRAVES COUNTY, KY — WK&T and Graves County have reached an agreement that will increase access to fiber optic internet for many residents in the county.  WK&T says the company will begin construction on a fiber network that will pass about 4,000 locations in Graves County. The agreement also sets up 10 public Wi-Fi hotspots … Read more

Esports, internships, classes, college credits focus for WK&T

By JAMES TURNER jturner@mayfield-messenger.comJan 12, 2020 JAMES TURNER/The Mayfield Messenger High school e-sports teams have been given access to a special room designated for practicing competitive gaming at a technology park. WK&T has set up a room in one of its north Graves County Technology Park facilities for students on high school esports teams that … Read more