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  • Snoddy takes plea deal on DUI, manslaughter charges

    A Louisville man charged with murder and driving under the influence as the result of a 2012 accident has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge just days before he was set to go to trial.

    Nicholas W. “Nick” Snoddy pleaded guilty to manslaughter, 2nd degree, in lieu of a murder charge late Friday afternoon. He was set to go to trial on Monday, but he accepted a plea agreement from Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter instead.

  • Community briefs Feb. 13

    Appraisal Fair

    Let local expert appraiser Mike Brown help you uncover what your treasures are worth. Brown will be holding an Appraisal Fair for the Oldham County History Center on Sat., Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Rob Morris Educational Building on the History Center campus in La Grange.There is a $5 charge for each appraised item, limit of two items per person.

    History Tots

  • Judge-executive candidates spar over issues at FOP forum

    The 2014 election season has just begun, yet the race for County Judge Executive has already gotten off to an interesting start.

    Current County Judge-Executive David Voegele and challenger David Howley faced off in their first forum at the John W. Black Center Monday night. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 62 hosted the event.

    Candidates for sheriff, coroner, county attorney and La Grange mayor also spoke at the FOP forum, which the public was invited to attend but not allowed to submit questions.

  • FOP endorses most sitting incumbents after forum

    Oldham County’s Fraternal Order of Police have endorsed many current incumbents for the 2014 elections.

    FOP Lodge 62 held a forum Monday night to help inform their membership and the public, before lodge members voted on potential endorsements.

    Candidates for sheriff, coroner, county attorney and La Grange mayor all spoke at the forum, as well as candidates for judge-executive.

    County Clerk Julie Barr and County Jailer Mike Simpson also addressed the group and received the FOP’s endorsement, despite being unopposed in 2014.

  • 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).