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Friday, March 22, 2019  


Today In History

Today is Friday, March 22, the 81st day of 2019. There are 284 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:

On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act to raise money from the American colonies, which fiercely resisted the ... « more »

McClain named businesswoman of year at fourth annual luncheon

SHELLEY BYRNE/The Mayfield Messenger
Allie McClain holds the 2019 Mary Propes Businesswoman of the Year award she received Thursday at the Mayfield/Graves County Chamber of Commerce's annual Women in Business Luncheon.

BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
Holding the crystal bowl she received for being named businesswoman of the year, Allie McClain said she was still in shock.
"I don't feel worthy of it, that's for sure," she said

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Croft takes wheel of Mayfield hoops

JOSEPH "PEE WEE" PETTY/The Mayfield Messenger
Payton Croft (left) speaks to Mayfield's basketball team after Croft was announced as the program's new head coach Friday at Mayfield High School. Croft was previously the basketball coach at Trigg County. He takes over for Chris Guhy, who is retiring. The Cardinals won the First Region boys basketball tournament and reached the state Sweet 16.


The athletic tradition of Mayfield has Payton Croft very excited as he takes the wheel of a basketball program that raced to a First Region championship and Sweet 16 berth just this past season.

Croft was introduced. . . more »

Graves farmer honored for corn yield

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Graves County farmer Kevin Hayden was recently honored by the National Corn Growers Association as a state award winner for Kentucky during the 2018 National Corn Yield Contest March 1 in Orlando, Florida. Hayden, who farms in Graves, Carlisle, Hickman and Ballard counties, reported a yield of 283.3 bushels per acre.

A healthy diet includes omega-3 and omega-6

DEAR DR. ROACH: It seems that eating a healthy diet with an emphasis on nuts and seeds, fruits, vegetables and grains is the best choice for anyone. It's been well-documented that omega-6 is inflammatory, whereas foods containing omega-3 are not. It seems to m . . . more »

March 2019