Mayfield is the county seat of Graves County located on the southwest border of Kentucky.
The theme for this year's local elections rallied on the contenders' ability to reroute spending or even save a buck or two. In Graves County, Kentucky, one election held this past fall is a direct result of this new focus of being cautious in spending taxpayer dollars.
The Mayfield City Council elected two representatives who will take the place of former city council members, Phil Myers and Nate Cox. Newly-elected members are Lauren Carr and Johnny Jackson.
This will be Carr's first time to serve in an elected position. Currently, she writes grants as a project coordinator for the Graves County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy and Prevention or ASAP. She believes her skill as a grant writer will help the city receive more funding and in turn, save the city money.
Jackson has previously served the city as councilman. He was prompted by friends and neighbors to jump back into politics to encourage being a good steward of money.
Being a good steward is more than just spending money. It's about applying it to things you care about and your neighbor cares about. Entrusting tax payer dollars to those that will spend it wisely and save where they can. Jackson previously served on the city council for 16 years. The new city council members will be sworn in Monday, January 11, 2021.
Graves County School Board has a new elected board member. Joni Goodman. She beat out long time chair and board member Jim Wurth in November's election. She will be sworn in on Thursday, January 7. Goodman said she's humbled and ran the race to answer God's call. She will join reelected board members Kenneth House and Ronnie Holmes.