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Ray gets 65-year sentence

Defense attorney Dennis Null (right) makes an argument on behalf of client Brady Ray (left) before Ray's sentencing Tuesday in Graves Circuit Court. Circuit Judge Tim Stark sentenced Ray to 65 years, as recommended by the jury that convicted him in November. He also denied Null's request to grant Ray a new trial.

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BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
A man who attacked his estranged wife with a hammer will not get a new trial, and his 65-year sentence stands despite arguments from his attorney.
Graves Circuit Judge Tim Stark . . . more »

   

Facebook, others urged to change their policies on marketing of hemp products

By DAVID ZOELLER The Paducah Sun
A resolution working its way through the Kentucky General Assembly urges Facebook, YouTube, eBay and Amazon to re-examine their policies regarding the marketing of hemp-based products and . . . more »

   

Louisville legislator to speak at celebration of Black History Month

State Rep. Attica Scott of Louisville is the featured speaker for Sunday's Black History Month celebration. It will be Scott's first return to Mayfield since speaking at last year's Eighth of August Emancipation Celebration. Photo courtesy of Berry Craig


BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
State Rep. Attica Scott of Louisville will be the guest speaker at the City of Mayfield's Black History Month celebration Sunday.
The celebration is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. at . . . more »

   

General Tire employees sought to file claims

Staff report
Plant workers employed before 1981 at General Tire and Rubber in Mayfield who have been diagnosed with various cancers are entitled to special benefits.
Norris Injury Lawyers of Birmingham, Alabama, announced a . . . more »

   

Announcements

Jackson Purchase Historical Society
David Heathcott, a docent leader at the Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee, will be the featured speaker at the historical society's March 2 meeting at the Graves County Public . . . more »

   

Felon charged with handgun possession

Staff report
A Mayfield man was arrested Wednesday on theft and weapons charges by the Mayfield Police Department when officers were called to a residence regarding a man with gun.
Police Chief Nathan Kent said officers responded . . . more »

   

1 killed, 2 injured in collision

One person was killed and another seriously injured during a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning at the intersection of U.S. 45 North and Powell Road. A Mayfield woman was taken to Jackson Purchase Medical Center with injuries and a survivor in the other vehicle was rushed by helicopter ambulance to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, with head injuries.

ERIC WALKER/The Mayfield Messenger

Staff report
A Hickory woman was killed, another rushed to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville and a third taken to Jackson Purchase Medical Center following a two-vehicle collision Thursday morning at the intersection of U.S. 45 . . . more »

   

Overpass wreck

A truck hauling a large piece of farm equipment struck the Interstate 69 overpass at U.S. 45, just north of Mayfield, on Monday morning. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the piece of farm equipment was heavily damaged and became entangled in the overpass. Transportation officials spent several hours determining how best to remove it from the crash site. Bridge inspectors also checked the condition of the overpass to ensure that it remained safe for motorists. I-69 traffic, including traffic exiting at the Exit 25 interchange, was not affected. Southbound traffic on U.S. 45 was also unaffected, but traffic slowed and was reduced to one lane for northbound U.S. 45 traffic for several hours.

Photo by Reggie Roach

Photo by Reggie Roach
Overpass wreck
A truck hauling a large piece of farm equipment struck the Interstate 69 overpass at U.S. 45, just north of Mayfield, on Monday morning. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the . . . more »

   

Announcements

Student art on exhibit
The Icehouse Gallery now features a display of artwork by students in Graves County elementary schools that will include about 50 nature paintings, drawings, yarn weavings and mixed media. A closing . . . more »

   

Two charged with separate robberies, MPD reports arrests, warrants served

Staff report
A 30-year-old Mayfield man was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree robbery and multiple traffic offenses after leading Mayfield police officers and Graves sheriff's deputies on a vehicle pursuit.
MPD . . . more »

   

Perry calls for unity following sheriff's death

A grim-faced Graves County Judge-Executive Jesse Perry speaks at Tuesday morning's Mayfield-Graves County Chamber of Commerce breakfast, calling for unity in the community following the death of Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon. The breakfast also included a moment of silence for the late sheriff.

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BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
Calling for unity and asking for prayers, Graves County Judge-Executive Jesse Perry said he wanted to talk at Tuesday's government breakfast about divisions within the sheriff's . . . more »

   

November election to fill sheriff's term

BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com
County political parties will submit nominees to fill the remainder of the late Sheriff Dewayne Redmon's four-year term, and voters will make their choice in November.
Meanwhile, the . . . more »

   

Two arrested on drug charges in separate incidents

Staff report
A Wingo man was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine following execution of a warrant Saturday at his home by the Graves County Sheriff's Office.
Graves Chief Sheriff's Deputy Davant Ramage said Chad Bradley, . . . more »

   

Man dies, wife critical after fire

A Brand Street man died Sunday night and his wife suffered serious burns during a house fire, according to the Mayfield Fire Department. A firefighter was also injured while fighting the blaze. The cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation.

TOM BERRY/The Mayfield Messenger

BY TOM BERRY news@mayfield-messenger.com
A Brand Street man died and his wife was critically injured Sunday night when their home was destroyed by fire.
Mayfield Fire Chief Jeremy Creason said firefighters were called to 510 . . . more »