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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY 40218.
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1970
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
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
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
Ford has one of two choices: he can announce his support
of them or he can oppose Combsin the 1971 primary.
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
Teammates For Gubernatorial Race
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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
"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
on the reactions of some 19 students, eight of them
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
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
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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
school plan in action. The plan is being
considered for Jefferson County's schools.
P.E.W., appropriately enough, is the name of a newly
organization in Louisville. Pollution
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
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
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
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
Walker explained that the board of directors will meet
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,
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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
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
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
"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
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
Rick Sweeney, a junior at Thomas Jefferson and the
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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