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Tension between Roby and Royalty went back decades

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Former police captain gives full day of testimony about history with former mayor, last days as policeman and how termination affected him

By Forrest Berkshire, Editor

Bad blood between Tom Roby and John Royalty stretched back to their high school days.

“In my humble opinion, John was always pompous and arrogant through high school and I don’t think he ever changed,” Roby said.

That was the testimony the former Bardstown Police captain who was demoted by the former mayor a year ago gave during his deposition in a lawsuit he has filed against Royalty and the city for wrongful termination and defamation.


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