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Image 1 of Jefferson reporter (Buechel, Ky.), April 30, 1970

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iMva as iiccavccl KENTUCKY'S DEST WEEKLY CEYSPAFER Louisvllh end JzUcnon CcurJy Kentucky Pratt Aiaoelatipii 1065, 1967, 19E9 17THYR.NO. 49 Pans LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY 40218. THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1970 3 SECTICM Candl Yldiot VJii'i Julian engage in political activities before his resignation from Months of speculation on former Governor Bert, Combi' plant will have come to an end Wednesday afternoon when Speaker Julian Carroll of the Kentucky House of Representatives was expected to announce his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor on a ticket headed by the bench becomes effective. Where Carroll's announcement leaves Lieutenant Lieutenant Governor Wendell Ford will run for Governor regardless of what Bert Combs does according to Frankfort columnist Tom Duncan. See page 4. Combs. Combs, presently a federal judge on the U, S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, has resigned that post effective in June. The Reporter learned just before press time Tuesday that Carroll was making the announcement on his behalf and Combs' because the former governor is reluctant to MB? 'IT IaQDDO Governor Wendell Ford, no one, probably including Ford himself, is sure, Ford has been holding meetings with Democratic leaders across the state for some time in an effort to drum up support for his own gubernatorial aspirations. In light of the Combs-Carro- ll announcement, Ford has one of two choices: he can announce his support of them or he can oppose Combsin the 1971 primary. A One Democratic leader has described Carroll is the "perfect" running mate for Combs. The former governor is a native of Prestonsburg in the eastern part of the state. Carroll is from Paducah in west Kentucky. In addition Carroll, himself 39, is known to have secured the loyalty BERT COMBS JULIAN CARROLL Teammates For Gubernatorial Race (Continued on btck page) Off Yo(trf(iMu(i The Jefferson County Board of Education, following in the footsteps of the Louisville Board, this week took the first step in involving students in policy making decisions that will effect them and the some 90,000 other county pupils. "This is the first time to my knowledge that students have been so involved in getting to the heart of a matter that will effect them and their peers," explained Dr. Oz Johnson, assistant superintendent for research at the board. The matter in which students are becoming involved is the extended school year, tentatively in this county's plans for the summers of 1972 and 1973. The county has not definitely adapted or rejected the idea yet. Much depends V f on the reactions of some 19 students, eight of them Reporterlanders. These students, along with six adults, spent Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28 and 29, in Atlanta, Georgia. The trip was sponsored by the board and its purpose was to allow the students to see Atlanta's extended school year plan in operation. The particular plan in Atlanta is the continuing plan. The students during the two session viewed how the plan operates, how it is accepted in Fulton County, Georgia, and hopefully will tell other students their four-quarte- r (Continued on back page) Dlcdi Student Gfo u4i IT WAS A RAINY SEN DOFF at parents of 1 9 county students waved goodbye to them before their plane took off for Atlanta, Georgia. The trip, sponsored by the Jefferson County Board of Education, was for the purpose of letting the students see d school plan in action. The plan is being Atlanta's considered for Jefferson County's schools. year-roun- UIllmctQ Gtrunnlo p. La Msg P.E.W., appropriately enough, is the name of a newly organization in Louisville. Pollution formed Endangers World is the formal name. Two weeks ago P.E.W. was officially formed by a group of Louisvillians who are concerned about pollution but not experts on the subject. On April 16 the members elected officers. President is Dr. John D. Bell of 6200 Cutter Drive, a Reporterland resident. is Dr. Robert A. Escher, Jr. Secretary is Mrs. Norretta W. Walker and treasurer is Mrs. Elsie Sego, is the first and so far the only such organization in the Louisville area. President Bell explained that P.E.W, has several immediate priorities: to get Utter bags in all cars; to clean the Ohio River of litter and human waste dumped from boats; to establish a better system of leaf colleciton;and to campaign against the chemicals which do not disolve in anti-polluti- water. The actual founder of P.E.W, is R. K. Walker, an insurance executive from the south end of Louisville, who has been working to form the organization for five or six months. Walker explained that the board of directors will meet Vice-preside- nt P.E.W. is like many other new organizations throughout the country directed toward educating the public to the problems and responsibilities concerning pollution. P.E.W, Tuo SflHtY (Continued on back page) (Continued on back page) (Continued on back page) CTaore too Pate Charlie Vettiner, in his first report as land consultant to the Metropolitan Parks and Recreation Board last Thursday, recommended to the board that it work to attain not one, but two state parks for the Louisville-Jeffers- on County area. While director of the parks department last year, Vettiner had originally stressed the need for a state park within easy driving range of people living in the metropolitan area, the greatest tax paying area in the state. The idea was rejected and criticized by then state parks commissioner Robert Gable. Vettiner's proposal of last Thursday calls for the parks department frying to interest the state in buying the county's 453 acre Long Run Park and developing it into a state facility with a swimming pod, beaches, tennis courts, lodge, restaurant service, 18 hole golf course and other features found at state parks. The money which Jefferson County would receive from the sale of Long Run Park could be used, Vettiner explained park In his report, for the purchase of other greatly-neede- d two other sites, one of which he land. He wrested proposed be used for a second state park. The FloydsFork site south ofern Creek was sugsested and also named was a site in the southwestern part of the county. If the county does choose to follow his recommendation, Vettiner stressed, action must be begun 'now before the state legislature meets again in two years. The attempted organization of Black Student Union at Thomas Jefferson High School, where the black student population is approximately 22 per cent of the enrolled 2,400 students, has been so far unsuccessful. Some 50 pupils have been supporting the formation of the organization at the 4401 Rangeland Road high school. The school's principal W, D. Bruce said this week that he feels such an organization would be selective and not in the interest of all the tudents. Bruce also maintains that both the black and white parents he has talked with generally are against the idea of the black student union at Thomas Jefferson, "We are trying not to look at it from a black and white attitude," said Gene McFadden who is on special assignment at Thomas Jefferson as Human Relations Coordinator, McFadden has organized a group of five black students and five white with three faculty sponsors called the Inner School Unity Council which is supposed to discuss the issue of the Black Student Union in the future, as well as many other topics of interest to students. The Inner School Unity Council was formed in early March and is the only student committee of its kind in the county, as far as McFadden knew, Last Monday the council met and continued to discuss the purposes of the council as well as extra auricular student activities and the dress code, In the future the council will meet twice each week to discuss student issues. "These kiddos have some real concerns," said McFadden. Rick Sweeney, a junior at Thomas Jefferson and the Tillao ''"'A'.Y"?'" Jtatoseca the sign or why. Nor has any county or state official been able to offer any answer or reason, although all even 'remotely connected with the incident have been questioned. JEFFERSON COUNTY ends rfcht here, accordirg to the s'jn alongside Waterford Road. Residents, however, are not so sure. Some say the s'jn used to be 1 CO yards farther up the road, but no one knows who or why came out and moved somebody it. The county lude has directed the county attorney to research the problem. The county surveyor, however, claims it is his job to settle the problem. - - in Near Future The county is looking into the situation and hoping to do something about it "in the near future," however. The Waterford Road problem is currently on two county government offices' "Things To Do" lists, at least. It was officially placed on one list by the county Judge. It is, however, near the bottom of that list, which belongs to the county attorney. On the second list, it rates high. Alone, in fact. That list belongs to the county surveyor. He placed it on the list himself. While the first office has all the authority it needs, in the accepted opinions of most county officials and residents anyway, it doesn't have time to find the lost families just yet. CHARLES VAN WINKLE, county surveyor, sayi it k his job to settle the Waterford Road lost boundary line problem, But he says first the county court must appoint the three processioners he says are legally demanded by Kentucky Revised Statutes to do this sort of work. Van Winkle is pictured above at Fiscal ' Court last Tuesday on a different matter he says should lawfully be the duty of his office to settle. . M laoy BY RAMONA MARSH Three families living out on Waterford Road south of Fern Creek are still "lost," The families complained to county officials several weeks ago that they have no idea where they are, whether in Jefferson County or Bullitt. Their uncertainty is caused by the moving of a county boundary sign a few years ago. The move was only a small one, just a hundred yards or so, but enough to completely confuse the residents who say they have no idea who moved r i Prt m Comafly Ucao - The second office has all the time in the world it has but it lacks the nothing else special to do right now authority and means to do anything. That is, the office but nobody else recognizes believes it has the authority it. The problem has been making the rounds of government offices since the residents' complaints came to public attention a few weeks ago. Residents claim the sign marking the boundary line between the two counties used to be at the top of the Waterford Road hill, where older residents remember an old tool house once stood. About four years ago, the three families say, somebody no one knew who or why came out and moved the sign about 100 yards down the hill in the direction of Waterford's intersection with Bardstown Road. The residents' homes are now in Bullitt County, if they go by the new location of the sign. But they still pay taxes to Jefferson County. They're not sure who they are supposed to pay them to. One resident doesn't register to vote. She doesn't know what county she's supposed to vote in and doesn't know how to find out for sure. area The three families within the boundary-uncertaiare Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Tucker of 1 1 609 Waterford, Mr. and Mrs. II. W. Rucker of 11703 Waterford and Mr. and Mrs. George S. Partridge of 1 1 801 Waterford. Tha worst of the chaos, however, is the accidents that happen frequently on the dangerously narrow and windlrg shoulderless Waterford Road, Residents giving first aid to - .. - - (Continued on back page)

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