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Indicted Shepherdsville Mayor says he will resign when he finds a new job

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Mayor Scott Ellis (WDRB File Photo) Mayor Scott Ellis (WDRB File Photo)

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Shepherdsville City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday night to officially ask for Mayor Scott Ellis's resignation and, according to a letter addressed to the council, the mayor says he will resign when he finds a new job. 

The city council wants Mayor Ellis to step down due to the prostitution charges he faces. Investigators say Ellis made promises to three women in exchange for sexual favors. 

A letter Ellis sent to the council, dated Aug. 10, said he would resign once he found other employment:

Per your request I am providing this letter my answer and solution to this situation.

As you know this situation is in litigation and cannot be discussed openly in public.

Be advised that I am actively in search of another job and upon employment will be turning in my resignation as Mayor of the City of Shepherdsville.

I would respectfully ask that you delay reading the proposed Resolution until which time I can find employment which I am actively seeking at this time.

WDRB News obtained another letter, dated Aug. 6, sent to Ellis in which five of the six city council members say the notorious news and publicity is extremely damaging to the city. 

"Understandably, the return of the Grand Jury's indictment last week has been a traumatic experience for you and your family," the letter to Mayor Ellis states. "We sincerely regret this has happened, however, it is a direct consequence of your conduct and behavior. The notorious news and publicity has been and is extremely damaging to our City and the people of Shepherdsville and Bullitt County. Many are outraged and demanding action. This simply should not continue as it is certainly not in the best interest of any of us to drag out indefinitely."

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