GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - An unlikely set of circumstances for a Graves County family over the course of the past four years has turned what appeared at the time to be a pair of tragedies into a celebration of victory, family, love, God, and a hit country music video.
“I moved to Graves County in 1978, when I was 20 years old," said Melinda “Lindy” Sledge. "A lot people know me as Lindy Murphey Harmon. I lived in Graves for 26 years and worked as a nurse at both Jackson Purchase Medical Center and the old Mayfield Community Hospital."
Sledge spoke via telephone recently from her home in Franklin, Ky., about halfway between Bowling Green to the northeast and Nashville, Tenn., to the southwest.
“My brother, Dale Murphey, moved to Graves County in 1990, when he was in his early 30s,” she explained.