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  • Mason gets 25 years

    A Crestwood man will spend 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to the sexual abuse of a teenager.

    Toby Mason, 54, was sentenced last week almost three years after fleeing to Florida with a 16-year-old girl.

  • Snoddy trial for murder, DUI charges begins next week

     

    A flurry of last minute motions has set the stage for the trial of Nicholas W. “Nick” Snoddy, who is charged with murder in the death of a Westport man.

    Snoddy, 23, has pleaded not guilty to murder, two counts of fleeing or evading police, four counts wanton endangerment of civilians and police officers, DUI (third offense), driving on a DUI-suspended license and speeding 26 mph over limit (or greater).

  • Date for Mosley trial confirmed

    The case of a former Oldham County Police Officer accused of official misconduct and tampering with evidence will go to trial on June 30.

    Former officer Harry “Shane” Mosley was charged with official misconduct for sending sexually explicit text messages to a teenager. His charges also include tampering with physical evidence, tampering with public records and official misconduct for his involvement in the arrest of a U.S. Marshal on DUI charges.

  • Massie celebrates hemp amendment in Farm Bill

    As Congress slowly starts back up in 2014, Congressman Thomas Massie has a few key issues on his plate.

    The two most important for Massie, who represents Oldham County and all of Northern Kentucky, is the inclusion of an industrial hemp amendment in the Farm Bill and reforming the practices of the National Security Agency and its wiretapping.

    In a conference call with reporters last week, the first term congressman celebrated the industrial hemp inclusion, which will make it legal for hemp to be grown for university research and for state pilot projects.

  • Prospect welcomes fuel station

    PHOTO by alix mattingly/the oldham era

  • Primary and kindergarten registration opens soon

    Registration for first-year primary and kindergarten students for 2014/2015 will take place Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at the school in which they are districted to attend.

    These initial registration sessions are 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28.

    Parents can find their child’s assigned school on the district’s website, www.oldham.kyschools.us, or by calling 241-3500.

    Parents are required to bring a full size certified birth certificate (not a hospital certificate).

  • La Grange Police warn about ‘Jamaican’ scam

    The LaGrange Police Department, along with the United States Postal Inspectors office, is alerting LaGrange residents to variations of the Jamaican Phone Scam.

  • La Grange man arrested for indecent exposure

     

    A La Grange man has been arrested and charged with indecent exposure after police found him masturbating in a school parking lot.

    Jon Eric Selby, 44, was arrested on Jan. 31 on charges of indecent exposure, alcohol intoxication and criminal trespassing after being found watching pornography and masturbating in the parking lot of Crestwood Elementary, according to a police report.

  • Bevin pushes back on latest McConnell attack

    In his latest stop in Oldham County, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin pushed back against attacks by the man he hopes to replace: U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.

    Bevin, who has made several trips to Oldham and surrounding counties since announcing his campaign against McConnell, spoke Tuesday to the Oldham County Republican Women’s Club.

    In an hour-long speech and question-and-answer session with the club, Bevin pushed back on a few key attack lines McConnell’s campaign has latched onto, including its claim he falsified his resume.

  • Gas leak shuts down portion of Ky. 22 for two days

    A leak in a natural gas line caused Kentucky 22 to be shut down from Highway 146 to Highway 329 for two days.

    The road, shut down Sunday night, re-opened at 2 p.m. Tuesday according to Kevin Nuss, director of Oldham County Emergency Management.

    A resident in the area notified LG&E of a natural gas odor on Sunday night, LGE spokeswoman Liz Pratt said. When crews responded they found that a damaged valve at the intersection of Highway 22 and La Grange Road was the source of the leak, she said.