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Mayfield's newest mural a tribute to garment industry
Mayfield's newest mural a tribute to garment industry

June 14, 2012 (Mayfield, KY) The second mural in the new series of murals planned by Mayor Teresa Cantrell will be completed this Saturday. The mural will be located on the west side of the D&D Shoes Building (formerly the Merit Clothing Company).

...Prints of the mural will be available for purchase at a special area set up on the courthouse lawn on Saturday evening during the Cruise-In and Summer Music Fest Concert. Prints are numbered, and Rudy Holmes will be on hand that evening to personally sign any prints that are purchased. The sale price for the prints is $25.00 and they are 11" x 17". Additionally, notecards with the mural design will be available for purchase as well

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Ice Gallery features artistry in gourds
Melanie Halliman\'s gourd art "Moby Richard"
Ice Gallery features artistry in gourds

2010 - The Ice House Gallery in Mayfield is featuring one of kind constructed art using gourds, paint and a whole bunch of imagination.

The Gourd Festival is an amazing show of artistry in vegetables. Hopefully, it will happen next year.

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Tearing, Burning, Falling Down- Losing History and Heritage in Small Towns
Murray - a downtown corner collapses
Tearing, Burning, Falling Down- Losing History and Heritage in Small Towns

...Extreme weather: heavy rains, ice, snow, and fierce winds attack the roofs of old buildings. Once the integrity of the roof is compromised, it is only a matter of time before the water and other extreme elements of Mother Nature take the building down.

Editor's Note: This analysis from 2018 feels prophetic. Many of the downtown buildings in Mayfield were heritage brick buildings.

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2011 - Mayfield company to expand
MVP of Mayfield adding jobs, increasing investment
2011 - Mayfield company to expand

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 24, 2011) - Governor Steve Beshear today announced MVP Group International, a manufacturer of candles and home fragrance products, will expand its Mayfield operations. The company will add 16 new jobs to its existing employment base of 110 in Mayfield.

Yes. This is THE candle factory that collapsed. Present Governor Beshear's father celebrated its opening.

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