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  • Ashbaugh has unfinished business to do

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - While pleased with some of the accomplishments the past three-plus years, Ruthie Ashbaugh believes more can be done.

    With that in mind, Ashbaugh has filed for a second term as First District magistrate on Bullitt Fiscal Court.

    She will face a primary opponent in former magistrate Dennis Mitchell.

    “I love helping people,” said Ashbaugh, 67. “I just feel there is a lot more that I want to see done.”

  • Wimsatt wants to be voice for people in House

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Alex Wimsatt loves the world of politics.

    And, he enjoys studying the government system.

    The former journalist and current assistant director of tourism for the county will make his first political run.

    Wimsatt will challenge Republican Russell Webber in the race for the redesigned 26th House of Representatives district.

    “I feel like I can be a voice in Frankfort,” said Wimsatt, who graduated from Western Kentucky University with degrees in journalism and political science.

  • Riggle to use fire department experience as new constable

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - For eight years of service on the Zoneton Fire Department, Joshua Riggle has seen how emergency services work.

    He’s been able to interact with law enforcement and medical personnel, as well as firefighters.

    Wanting to do even more to help people, Riggle has entered the race to become constable of the First District.

    Riggle will be one of the Democratic contenders in the May primary with the winner advancing to the general election in the fall.

    “I like to help people,” said Riggle, 31.

  • Suspect Arrested in Threats at Bullitt Alternative Center

     Shepherdsville Police are pleased to announce the arrest of Randall E. Carman on multiple warrants in connection with the recent telephone threats that were directed towards staff members at the Bullitt Alternative Center as a result of a domestic dispute.

    Other than the calls, nothing had transpired at the school.

    Shepherdsville Police Detectives were able to make contact with Mr. Carman and convince him to surrender.

    He was taken into custody without incident by Kentucky State Police and the Christian County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Mount Washington branch library will have new home on Bardstown Road

     MOUNT WASHINGTON - Soon the books on the Mount Washington Library shelves will be on their way to their new home -- across the street. Though the process has now hit a little snag.

    In September, the Library Board of Trustees purchased the old Methodist Church Building on Main Street for $400,000. 

    After some environmental studies, they found out the building contained some portions with high levels of asbestos.

    “We are taking all precautions to make sure it is removed,” said new library director Joe Schweiss.

  • Sweets for the Sweeties

     Each year, the Mount Washington Lioness Club hosts a special fund-raiser in honor of Valentine's Day. The annual Sweets for the Sweeties features home-baked goodies by local members of the community.

    The items are sold at the Peoples Bank Mount Washington offices.

    Last year's fund-raiser generated more than $1,200 to be used to help local organizations in the community throughout the year.

  • Shep. to add pair of officers for schools

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - It was a simple debate of increased student safety versus substantial and available funding.

    But a pink elephant at the Shepherdsville CIty Council meeting became a lengthy discussion resulting in the approval of two new student resource officers for the Shepherdsville Police Department.

    The approval came from a 3-3 tie vote by the council broken by mayor Scott Ellis.

    "I'm standing up for our employees and our children and I'm voting yes," he announced.

  • Kelly believes experience would help on fiscal court

    SHEPHERDSVILLE -- During his 32 years in Bullitt County, Tom Kelly has been involved in a number of local organizations.

  • Ellis looks to keep city's momentum going

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- A few days into his first term as mayor of Shepherdsville, Scott Ellis may have been asking himself why he ever ran for the position.

  • Hillview, county looks to solve radio issue

     HILLVIEW -- There are few things that concern a law enforcement official more than knowing that you have no communication with the outside world.