Work on Graves County, KY Courthouse Continues 31 Months after EF-4 Tornado

July 9, 2024|


MAYFIELD, Ky. – Work to build a replacement courthouse and administrative building for Graves County, Ky. continues.

The downtown Mayfield courthouse was substantially demolished by a deadly EF-4 tornado that killed 81 people in mid-December 2021, 24 of them residents of Graves County.

In September 2022, Youngblood Excavating & Contracting demolished what was left of the beloved red brick courthouse, which featured an iconic clock at the base of its steeple.

The new 40,000-square-foot Graves County Courthouse and Administration Building broke ground in December 2023. General contractor/construction manager Codell Construction Company (headquartered in Winchester, Ky.) is doing the work. Architect/engineer is Brandstetter Carroll Inc. out of Lexington, Ky.

Most of the $17 million project construction cost is being covered by Federal Emergency Management Agency dollars. The classic design will include a large, modern-face clock in the courthouse atrium as a nod to the past. Designers are retaining as many of the historical elements as possible from the original courthouse, built in 1888.

Project completion is estimated in mid to late 2025.


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