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  • Man acquitted by jury on sex charge

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt Circuit Court jury panel recently acquitted Earnest Sparks.

        Sparks had been indicted in December 2009 on the charge of sexual abuse, a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

        During the recent trial, the alleged victim told the jurors that Sparks asked her to touch his private parts.

        The next day, she said she told her mother what had happened on Aug. 1, 2009.

  • Police investigating lady's death after jail stay

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - An investigation has been requested after a woman who served seven days in the Bullitt County Jail passed away Tuesday morning.

        And her family is looking for answers.

        Melissa Jean Czaja, 34, was picked up on July 26 on a warrant from Jefferson County. By her release on Aug. 3, she was taken to Jewish Hospital Medical Center South and later transported to a Louisville hospital.

  • Rear end collision causes Bardstown Road to temporarily close

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Bardstown Road near Fairlane Drive was temporarily blocked off earlier this afternoon following a rear end collision in the north bound lane.

        Mount Washington police closed the north and south bound lanes for only a few minutes.

        The south bound lane was opened around 2:10 p.m. allowing traffic to flow and a wrecker service to respond to the scene.

        MWPD was on hand to direct traffic. 

  • Man questioned on disappearance

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Roy Vernon Elwell Jr. is in custody and the investigation continues on whether he will face any charges in the disappearance for nearly two weeks of a Bullitt County teenager.

        According to Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell, the U.S. Marshal’s office had gotten some good tips that Elwell may be in the Mount Elmira Road area on Wednesday evening.

  • S. Skyline residents concerned about opening of pathway

        HILLVIEW - The relocation of the city hall and police department to the old St. Mary’s Catholic Church facility has raised concerns from residents along South Skyline Drive.

        But mayor Jim Eadens said they shouldn’t be worried.

        Even before the July meeting of the Hillview City Council began, Eadens was speaking with concerned residents who feared the opening of a current path from the church to South Skyline would open up more traffic.

  • Mount Washington finances solid; carryover big

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - While many communities across the county have experienced difficulty keeping local budgets in the black, city records show Mount Washington with an estimated $1.7 million budget surplus for the last fiscal year, which ended on June 30.

        During the last regular meeting of the City Council, city treasurer Peggy Brinkman read the final treasurer’s report of the 2009-2010 fiscal year, making it the twelfth consecutive monthly report showing city coffers with a positive flow.

  • BULLITT COUNTY ROADWORK: Week of Aug. 9

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of August 9:

    Bullitt County:

    Interstate 65: Lane closures and delays are possible in both directions between the KY 61 underpass and the Bullitt/Jefferson County line (mile points 118.5 and 123.1) for concrete pavement repairs. The roadway may be reduced to one lane weeknights from 9 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.

  • Parks board to recommend Y, earmark money

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt Fiscal Court members will receive a pair of recommendations from the newly-revamped parks board.

        While separate, the recommendations are closely tied to one another.

        And they could be closely tied to the future of the Bullitt County Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Woman indicted for capital murder in stabbing death

        PIONEER VILLAGE - A woman has been indicted for the stabbing death of her husband in June.

        Shelley Denise Abell, 48, of Pioneer Village, was indicted with the capital offense of murder.

        She was also indicted for possession of a controlled substance.

        According to Pioneer Village Sgt. John Cottrell, Abell allegedly stabbed her husband, Willis Rodney Abell, 55, on June 24, 2010.

  • Crossroads will be ready for class when school opens next Wednesday

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Just looking at the construction equipment, porta-potties and unsodded ground surrounding the recently constructed Crossroads Elementary, the average passerby may wonder if the school will be ready in time for the first day of school.

    However, principal Kim Sego said the school is nearly complete with only a few minor details left to attend to before the new school year begins next week.

    As a matter of fact, the project manager told Sego everything was right on schedule.

    “We will be ready for the first day of school,” she said.