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  • Pioneer Village will consider rezoning for property

    PIONEER VILLAGE - A zoning issue may lead to an amendment of the Pioneer Village city map.

    Dwayne Gibson recently requested a zoning change to an area of 1.02 acres located at 215 Windy Hill Road near Windstream.

    Mayor Gary Hatcher said the property was originally part of the Pope subdivision.

    City attorney Mark Edison said the property was zoned R-1 Residential with no restrictions. Gibson wants to rezone to B-2 Central Business.


    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 5 reports the following roadwork scheduled in Bullitt County for the week of July 27:


    Bullitt County:

    KY 1526 (John Harper Highway): Temporarily closed between Hebron Lane and KY 61 to allow for pipe installation. This closure is scheduled from 5 p.m. Sunday, August 2, until 5 a.m. Monday, August 3. Local access will be allowed, but through traffic should follow the signed detour via Hebron Lane.

  • City attorney will have plenty of topics to address

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - City attorney Bill Wilson wasn’t at the past council meeting in Shepherdsville.

    But when he gets back from vacation, councilmember Don Cundiff has a few things he would like researched.

    During the recent council meeting, Cundiff inquired about several issues and whether the city had ordinances controlling them.

    First, he wanted to know if there was an ordinance dealing with barking dogs.

    Second, Cundiff had questions about a burning ordinance in the city.

  • Former educator to serve 120 days

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former educator and athletic coach will spend at least 120 days in confinement before being considered for release.

    Bullitt Circuit Judge Rodney Burress listened to a shock probation request from Larry Brent Childress, who entered a guilty plea on two counts of rape and two counts of sodomy.

    Burress rejected a request for probation on the eight-year sentence in May.

  • Shepherdsville continues path to getting rid of homes that have become dangerous

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - For the past several years, Bill Holland and his neighbors have watched things going on at a vacant structure on Sixth Avenue.

    Some of the things Holland has seen haven’t been pleasant.

    But, thanks to a new initiative by the Shepherdsville City Council, the property at 240 Sixth Avenue is the fourth structure to be demolished.

    Under the new nuisance abatement ordinance approved by the city council, code enforcement officer Jim McAuliffe said it has been much easier to remove abandoned property.

  • Mt. Washington sends zoning back to commission

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — It’s taking more time than expected to get the rezoning of a land parcel approved so a local auto care center can move into town.

    Ken Towery of Ken Towery’s Autocare Supercenter intends to be a part of the booming growth taking place along Bardstown Road in Mount Washington and wants to locate his business on Oakbrooke Court. But his goal of having construction finished by November has been threatened.

  • Mount Washington seeks new police chief

    MOUNT WASHINGTON — Despite receiving high praise from colleagues and the community, Mount Washington Police Chief Thomas Rosselli Sr. resigned unexpectedly last week.

    Mayor Joetta Calhoun said she received Rosselli’s resignation letter late last week which was dated July 10 and effective immediately. Rosselli, a Shepherdsville resident, was hired in September 2008 after previous chief Rodney Hockenbury stepped down.

    The former chief cited personal reasons in his letter but did not provide additional details.

  • Fiscal court should rule on Hwy. 245 rezoning

    CLERMONT - Christopher Mattingly may soon find out whether he can store automobiles on property off Highway 245.

    Following a trio of public hearings, Bullitt Fiscal Court is expected to make a decision on Tuesday over the request to rezone 3.7 acres from Conservation and R-1 Residential to B-1 Highway Business.

    The property, owned by Leonard and Christopher Mattingly, has stored vehicles and the request would bring the tract into compliance.

  • Record number of indictments continue in '09

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- As the county court system works through cases to decrease the number of open charges, the Bullitt County Grand Jury is handing down what is on track to be another record year.

    Those indicted recently include:

    *Dallas Ashbaugh Jr. - indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine and being a persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, Ashbaugh was allegedly in possession of the chemicals and equipment needed to manufacture methamphetamine on March 16, 2009.

    The charge is a Class A felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

  • Men indicted for May theft at pharmacy

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two men have been charged with a May break-in at a local pharmacy.

    Barry Joe Kerr, 34, of New Albany, Ind., and Jacob Robinson have been charged with allegedly breaking into the Medica Pharmacy in Shepherdsville on May 2, 2009.

    They were each indicted for complicity to burglary and complicity to theft of a controlled substance over $300.

    The most serious charge is a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

    However, Kerr was also indicted for being a persistent felony offender.