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  • 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.

  • "Social' club gets approval for MW

        MOUNT WASHINGTON - When the mention of a social club is heard, some older individuals may venture back to the movie featuring the Cheyenne Social Club.

        But the setting proposed in eastern Bullitt County is not anything like the establishment featured in the 1970s film.

        Attorney Eric Farris said that the private social club proposed by his client is far from any of those memories from the past.

        In the case of Connie Koenig, location is everything.

  • Mother to serve five years for abuse of children

        SHEPHERDSVILLE - Without the emotional events surrounding a court appearance three weeks ago, Courtney Caro was sentenced to a pair of consecutive 2 1/2 year prison terms.

        Caro, 18, entered a guilty plea in July and was sentenced on Monday.

        She entered guilty pleas on two counts of criminal abuse.

        Caro’s four-month-old son, Aiden, died on Jan. 14, 2010, from injuries suffered.

        Her twin son, Braiden, also suffered severe injuries but recovered.

  • Teen killed while crossing Hwy. 44

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A road which has been historically one of the most dangerous in Bullitt County has claimed a life and injured another.

    Within a three-day period, two pedestrians were struck while crossing Highway 44 East in Shepherdsville.

    The second incident resulted in the death of 14-year-old Shelby Rhodes.

    Shepherdsville police are investigating both accidents.

    The fatal incident occurred on Wednesday when two juveniles were crossing the road between Huston Drive and Rivers Edge Drive, near the Dollar General Store.