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Friday, February 22, 2019  


Today In History

Today is Thursday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2019. There are 313 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 21, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon began his historic visit to China as he and his wife, Pat, arrived in Beijing.

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Ray gets 65-year sentence

SHELLEY BYRNE/The Mayfield Messenger
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.

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

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Cardinals win 3OT thriller

JOSEPH "PEE WEE" PETTY/The Mayfield Messenger
Mayfield's Elly Rhodes (15) eyes her shot with Graves County's Callie Jackson offering some interference Thursday in the Third District title game at Graves County.

By ERIC WALKER ewalker@mayfield-messenger.com
Death, taxes and down-to-the-wire Mayfield and Graves County Third District championship games.
All of these are certainties in this world. Thursday was testament to that.
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New troopers

Photo courtesy of Kentucky State Police
Kentucky State Police Post 1 in Graves County is welcoming three new troopers. Trooper Justin Fox (left) is from Scottsville, Trooper James Stewart (center) is from Steele, Missouri and Trooper Austin Ramage (right) is from Mayfield. The three men were among 35 cadets to graduate the 25-week training academy in Frankfort on Friday, Feb. 1. Post 1 now reports 20 road troopers and seven general investigators.The new troopers will spend 8-12 weeks with a supervised field training officer before working their assigned county.

Off-the-charts pain has arthritis sufferer looking for a better scale

DEAR DR. ROACH: Why is pain measured by numbers? I have severe pain, and doctors do not know what to do when I say it is an 11 on a scale of 1-10. My pain can't be measured by numbers. It depends on the time of day, what I have done during the day and the weat . . . more »

February 2019