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Rhonda was born on March 20, 1963 in Scottsdale Arizona. She departed this world on October 20, 2020 to be reunited with her parents, Stan and Freda Matheny, one sister , Jackie McGaughey, and brother Steven Reed.
She lived most of her life in Louisville, Kentucky, however she had many adventures traveling as a commercial truck driver in her 20s and 30s. and also lived in Bardstown, Ky and Iowa for a few years.
West Buechel was her home where she lived most of her life and served on the City Council for two separate terms. One of Rhonda's passions was helping the youth of West Buechel. She worked in the community center at various times and also volunteered with Shop with a cop. Her other joys were all of her nephews, extended family and friends in her neighborhood. Many knew her simply as "Aunt Rhonda" including the Trinity Wrestling Team as she cheered on her nephews and all of the wrestlers. Her spirit animal was a wolf and she had special friendships in the Native American community. Rhonda loved everyone and had a joyous spirit.

TO HONOR RHONDA's memory, you may make a donation to the Shop with a Cop fund" at West Buechel in her name-so that her spirit can continue to be with the children in her community this Christmas. Please mail to the City of West Buechel, 3705 Bashford Ave, West Buechel, KY 40218 Make a notation to "Shop with a Cop" in Rhonda's name.

Rhonda is survived by her brother Richard (Kathy), sister Sherry Hayes of Louisville, sister
Ellen Friesel of San Antonio Texas, sisters Marie Matheny, Mona, Geraldine, and Louise of Canton Ohio and many cousins, nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces.

Rhonda chose cremation and no formal memorial service is planned at this time due to COVID.

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West Buechel is a city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,301 at the 2000 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Mayor's Message To West Buechel Residents and Business: 

City Hall is Open to the Public Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 PM. 


  • All visitors must stay 6' apart from each other while in line to enter City Hall.

  • Each person MUST stop at the Sani-Station located at the main entrance.

  • Each person MUST be wearing a face mask before approaching the Sani-Station (If you are not wearing a face mask, you will be denied entry).

  • Once at the Sani-Station, you will be required to complete a Public Entry Log Form.

  • You will also be required to allow the attendant at the door to take your temperature.   If you have a temperature, you will be denied entry.

  • You will be required to sanitize your hands before being allowed to enter.

  • Once you have accomplished all of the above, you will be allowed entry. ONLY ONE PERSON AT A TIME MAY ENTER.

  • Once inside, you may conduct business at the glass window and exit through the opposite door from which you entered.

  • There will be NO public restrooms while the Healthy at Work Phases are in force!

This is for our Community's safety! We don't want to spread the virus and risk losing any of our

citizens, you all are important to us!

Mayor Brenda Moore

Mission Statement

The City of West Buechel, in partnership and communication with residents and businesses, is dedicated to:

  • Providing a safe, healthy, welcoming atmosphere where people choose to live

  • Promoting economic vitality and strategically positioning West Buechel for the future

  • Supporting planned growth and influencing decisions that impact the city

  • Building an inclusive informed city with opportunities for all

  • Meeting service demands through high quality customer service, innovation, a positive work environment, and a commitment to excellence

Historical Info

Download a PDF file with historical information about the City of West Buechel, Kentucky.