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Thomas Barr
Brian James sworn in as Shepherdsville's new mayor at the Feb. 9 council meeting, a few hours after the official resignation of Scott Ellis
Shepherdsville has new mayor after Ellis resigns

  SHEPHERDSVILLE (Feb. 9, 10:45 p.m.) - Just hours after Shepherdsville mayor Scott Ellis resigned, a new leader has been selected.

Brian James, a local businessman, was selected to replace Ellis, who resigned just prior to Tuesday's night council meeting.

Ellis had been embattled for the past year with allegations of sexual abuse, uttering the "n" word and allowing a hostile work environment.

With five councilmembers present, three voted to fill the mayor's seat with James, whose wife is a councilmember.