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Froman gets life without parole in plea agreement

Terry Thomas (second from left, in blue) addresses Terry Froman (second from right, in orange) before Froman's sentencing Monday in Graves Circuit Court. Froman pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in the death of Thomas' grandson and to aggravated kidnapping in the death of Thomas' daughter, Kim Thomas, whom he later fatally shot in Ohio. Thomas told Froman that if he asks for forgiveness, God will forgive him.

Photos by SHELLEY BYRNE/The Mayfield Messenger

BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
Terry Froman will spend the rest of his life, until his execution in Ohio, behind bars.
Froman, 45, of Brookport, Illinois, entered guilty pleas Monday for the aggravated murder of . . . more »


KSP names traffic safety checkpoints

Staff report
Kentucky State Police Post 1 in Hickory will conduct traffic safety checkpoints throughout the 11-county district, including Graves County, to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws, including . . . more »


State: Beware of Christmas scams

Staff report
Kentuckians shopping online this Christmas season should be on the lookout for scam emails, according to Attorney General Andy Beshear.
With Christmas shopping in full swing and the National Retail Federation . . . more »



Industrial Authority to meet
The Industrial Authority of Mayfield-Graves County will meet at 8 a.m. today in the conference room at the Graves County Economic Development Office located on College Street.
Wingo Commission meeting . . . more »


MPD reports arrests, warrants

Staff report
A North Carolina fugitive was arrested at the Budget Inn motel when he called the Mayfield Police Department for an unspecified reason.
MPD Chief Nathan Kent said Tilonnie Williams, 20, called police to the hotel . . . more »


Hickory man killed in two-vehicle crash

Staff report
A Hickory man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday at the intersection of Meridian Road and Ky. 408 when he reportedly ran a red light and struck a vehicle driven by a Fancy Farm man.
Kentucky State Police . . . more »


Council OKs more money for bikeway

Mayor Teresa Rochetti-Cantrell accepts an award from the Mayfield City Council, honoring her for her years of service. Rochetti-Cantrell is retiring at the end of the year. Mayor-elect Kathy O'Nan, currently a city councilwoman, takes office next month.

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BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
Engineering for a planned hiking and biking trail through Mayfield will cost an extra $36,000, which the Mayfield City Council approved Monday.
Although originally expected to cost . . . more »


Graves County fiscal court approves new body cameras for deputies

Graves County sheriff's deputies will soon be wearing new body cameras following a vote Monday night by Graves County Fiscal Court to help the department pay the bill.
Commissioners Todd Hayden, Richie Galloway . . . more »