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Today's News

  • 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.

  • There are different kinds of Republicans in Kentucky

    When last I wrote, I was discussing the shallowness of the candidate pool for county offices in Oldham County. Since that time, the filing deadline has come and gone, and I’m happy to report that several more folks have stepped up to contend for county office in Oldham County. There are even a couple of Democrats in the mix. You can find the complete list of all the candidates for office at the Oldham County Clerks web site: http://oldhamcountyclerkky.com/. As I said, choice is good.

    Now, let’s talk about the consequences of choice.

  • Setting high standards

    Several years ago I was giving a talk to a group of high school students about the real meaning of success and about the most important choices we make in life. I urged them to look for the good, especially within themselves, to make good choices, to set high standards and to always give their very best.

  • Groundhog Day food

    Yes, I love the Bill Murray Groundhog Day movie. I am always interested in Groundhog Day. First because it is my birthday and second I want the little weather guy to give us some good news, like early spring. He did see his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter. With the hard winter we are having who wants to hear about six more weeks of this kind of weather? How about a recipe for roasted groundhog?

  • Truitt: Fed up with the constant winter weather

    Two months ago, I was whooping and hollering with excitement. “Snow! I love snow! Bring on the snow!!”

    I’m not an outdoors person, but on the first two days of subzero temps, I spent more time outside than I have the last twelve summers combined. I was making snow angels and digging through drifts just for fun. I took a broom and eagerly brushed the light, fluffy snow from our vehicles, laughing gaily when a mound blew from atop hubby’s truck and landed squarely on my head. The air was still, the landscape pristine, and my heart was at peace.