Local News

  • 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.

  • Shepherdsville agrees to help open up pool at Bullitt Central

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two pools are open and a third one may be less than two weeks away from being operational.

    Facing renovations required to the federal Virginia Graeme Baker act, the swimming pools at Maryville and Mount Washington opened several weeks late.

    Now, with the financial assistance of Shepherdsville, the Bullitt Central pool could be open in a couple of weeks.

    The Shepherdsville City Council voted Monday evening to spend $2,442.86 on materials needed. The city will also provide some equipment and manpower to install the new safer drain system.

  • Accident claims life of MW man

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- The Bullitt County Sheriff's Department is working to determine if speed and alcohol contributed to a tragic Wednesday evening accident that left one local man dead.

    Joshua Michael Bartley, 22, of Mount Washington, was killed after the vehicle he was riding in left the roadway and flipped several times, Bullitt County Sheriff's Dept. Chief Deputy Danny Thompson said.

    Thompson said Heather Michelle Woloch, 19, of Shepherdsville was traveling south on Bardstown Road near Oakbrooke Drive when she lost control of her 2001 Dodge Stratus and crashed.