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  • Tentative trial date set for Mosley case

     

    The case of a former Oldham County Police officer accused of official misconduct and tampering with evidence has a tentative court date sent.

    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.

  • Paul talks economic zones, health care during La Grange visit

     

    Standing in one of the wealthiest counties in Kentucky, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul pitched his latest policy initiative last week that aims to help impoverished areas pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

    Paul, a Republican who has expressed an interest in running for president in 2016, is promoting the idea of economic freedom zones for struggling cities and counties across the U.S.

    It’s an idea first proposed by former Congressman Jack Kemp, who also ran for president and vice president as a Republican, but slightly modified by Paul.

  • Winter Woes

    Snow, sleet and ice blanketed the region from Friday morning to Tuesday, canceling school twice and causing multiple wrecks on Interstate 71 and elsewhere.

    Because of the weather, Oldham County Schools will be in session Feb. 17 and May 27 for snow make-up days.

  • Johnson asks for house arrest in abuse case

     

    Richard Wayne Johnson, a former Oldham County EMS employee, pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of crime pornography and other sex crimes at his first court appearance after being indicted on those charges.

    Johnson, 35, of La Grange was indicted on the following charges: one count of incest, one count of second degree sodomy, eight counts of first degree sexual abuse, one count of distribution of obscene matter to a minor, two counts of distribution of child pornography and twelve counts of possession of child pornography.

  • Kelley case awaiting lab results

    The case of a Pewee Valley woman accused of murdering her boyfriend with a hatchet is still awaiting lab results before it can proceed.

    Gail Kelley, 51, was arrested for murder on July 6 after police received a report of a possible murder. At the time, Kelley told police she struck Michael T. Evans, 44, in the head with a hatchet, which was found wrapped in a bloody towel in a trash can in the driveway.

    Kelley has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, as well as charges of tampering with evidence and being a persistent felony offender.

  • Boyers case moving slowly

    A Pewee Valley woman charged with sexual abuse and rape of a minor was once again in Oldham Circuit Court last week. Jessica Boyers, 24, was a teacher at Highland Middle School in Jefferson County who allegedly had a relationship with a minor.

    Boyers, was arrested by Louisville Metro Police on those charges in April and indicted on them April 23 in Jefferson County. She was also indicted on 38 sex crime charges in Oldham County in June.

  • Ullman denied bond reduction

    A man accused of raping a 14-year-old friend of his daughter has been denied a reduction in his bond. Ricky Ullman Jr., 32, faces charges of unlawful transactions with a minor, sex act, under 16, third-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse.

    Ullman was indicted on the charges Sept. 13 and was in court on Thursday for his latest pre-trial conference. Issues over sharing of evidence in the case have delayed progress so far, attorneys said.

  • Election 2014 filings

    Several candidates for local offices have filed their paperwork to run in the 2014 election. If you would like to see a photo printed in the Era of a candidate filing for office, please send a photo and a brief description to news@oldhamera.com.

  • Citizens Union Bancorp of Shelbyville, Inc. announces executive management appointment

    Citizens Union Bancorp of Shelbyville, Inc. the parent company for Citizen Union Bank and First Farmers Bank, announced the following executive management appointments effective Dec. 1, as approved by the parent company and respective affiliate bank boards of directors:

    David Bowling – Chief Executive Officer of Citizens Union Bank

    Darryl Traylor – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Farmers Bank and President of Citizens Union Bank

    David Lyons – President of First Farmers Bank

  • Community briefs Dec. 12

    A Cappella Concert

    The A Cappella Fellas will present “A Winter Extravanganza II” on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Crestwood United Methodist Church, located at 7214 Kavanaugh Road. Miller’s Boys and the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra will also be featured. Admission is $10. For more information call 416-7554.

    Brownsboro Christmas Party

    The members of the Brownsboro Community Center are invited to the annual Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish.