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rix t r v. ,r. vi- L. r. fM a i ZJ LI spj J ( Volume 66 Number 30 1 Section, 14 Pages W X J ) Jcffcrscntcwn's traspspcr since 1S07 ! January 31, 1974 mi: U li-J- Staff photo by Kathy French A HUG AND KISS from Santa Claus delight Mrs. Marie Ress (left) and Virginia Head, as the M & M Club of Jeffersontown celebrates its late Yule party on Jan. 17. Santa's helper is Father James Pottinger of St. Edward's Church. By Sandy Hinton Staff Writer As a possible prelude to the annexation of Hill Ridge subdivision southwest of Jeffersontown, city officials are expected to meet with homeowners next week to answer their questions. "We want to ask the new government heads questions we want answered - in other words, if we were to be annexed by Jeffersontown, what do we get for our money?" said Bernie Clevenger, J. secretary-treasur- er of the Hill Ridge Civic As- sociation. The committee plans to outline twelve questions, dealing with city tax rate, increased police protection, garbage collection, sewers, water service and related matters, he said. If the officials' answers satisfy the seven-ma- n a petition committee, favoring annexation will be circulated among the 222 occupied homes in the subdivision. The association has been successful in fighting a sewage rate increase and has blocked apartment construction Inside the subdivision, he said. "We're Just not Interested in sixth-cla- ss (city status). It's not really beneficial, and costs more than It's worth," said Clevenger, who lives at 4106 San Marcos Road. On Dec. 18, 1972, under the old Taxpayer's Party administration, a request for annexation by Hill Ridge residents was turned down by the council. Former Mayor Franklin J. Chambers said at that time, the group's petition fell short of the 75 percent quota he'd set for homeowner signatures. Chambers' political foes charged the move was politically motivated, as it was generally believed Hill Ridge voters would have favored Herbert S, Meyer Jr. Bui, Mayor Chambers responded, politics played no role In the decision. now-May- or He cited the fact that Hill Ridge property would not have been Included on city tax rolls until the following January (1973), and the city would receive no revenue until tax bills were due In the following October. He told Hill Ridge residents the coun- cil would reconsider annexation proposals if homeowners were willing to pay a special assessment. Now, under the new administration, Hill Ridge citizens are again considering action to become a part of Jeffersontown. "Jeffersontown has a lot going for they are waking up to the fact them that It is ready to bust wide open," Clevenger concluded. Clevenger's wife, Wllma, is acting city clerk of Jeffersontown. Her position Is "acting" because the family lives outside the city limits. So, if Hill Ridge is annexed, Mrs. Clevenger presumably would be formally named to the post. Christmas in By Kathy French Staff Writer was Christmas in January on ThursJan. 17, for the M & M Club of Jeffersontown. The local senior citizen group had planned their annual Christmas party for Cec. 20, but due to inclement weather, the affair was delayed until this month. In the large back room in the JefferIt day, sontown library, the men and women heard Christmas carols on a record player and played "pass the ornament," a Christmas version of musical chairs. To everyone's surprise, Santa Claus arrived to hand out the presents that each member had provided. January? Santa received some kidding because he was so slender. So, after he had distributed all the gifts, Ruth Frederick, moderator for the group gave Santa a Jar of candy. Santa asked the men and women if they had been good boys and girls, bussed several ladles on the cheek and received kisses from some In return. One lady was quite surprised to discover the Santa she had kissed was the Rev, James Pottinger, associate pastor of Saint Edward Church. Then, the members broke up into smaller groups to play cards and games. When lunch time arrived, the M ti M's had a festive holiday meal. Staff photo by Mary Bridgman MILITARY FORMALITY out of the way at the recent Jeffersontown High School Marine Corps JROTC military ball, Steve Davis thanks his date, Donna Bodkin, for the dance. Fishervilh a part men Around Jeffersontown 267-842- 1 proposed An open public forum on education is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 17, at at Jeffersontown High School. Ed Stephens, chairman of the PTSA committee, said County legislative School Supt. Richard VanHoose, Ernie Grayson of the schools' finance department, School Board member Roberta Tully and area legislators will be on the program. Brief opening statements by panelists will be followed by a from the public, session Stephens said. Subject matter may include any aspect of the field of education. Stephens predicted much discussion about the U. S. Cth Circuit Court's recent de- 3 pm, questlon-and-answ- er There Are 17 segregation decision, and related questions about the prospects of busing to achieve racial balance, and possible merger of city and county schools. A similar forum two years ago, during the 1971 session of the General Assembly, drew a crowd of about 700 persons, Stephens recalled. THE JEFFERSONTOWN High School Band Parents will sponsor a bake sale Friday, Feb. 1, at Liberty National Bank on Town Square from 10:30 am to 6 pm. THE JEFFERSONTOWN and South- eastern Jefferson County Historical So- ciety will have a pot luck dinner and guest speaker at their meeting, Saturday, Feb. 2, at Jeffersontown Methodist Church. The dinner will begin at 6:30 pm, and Robert C. McDowell, author and historian, will speak at 7:30. Visitors and prospective members are invited to attend. Baby-sitter- s waiting for your ad "We received 18 calls Thursday and Friday from one Suck Ad said a pleased for a advertiser. "The ad was listed under the employment howling, baby-sitter,- " qualified sitter and we foijd neighborhood." right in our own To place a Seek ad call 895 5436 or 267-842a Council agenda Jeffersontown City Council is expected to approve several building permits at Monday's meeting, according to John H. Connors, special advisor. Council men also will be asked to approve separate telephone lines for police and city hall staff members. They will receive estimates for replacement of one or two of the wrecked police cars, Connors said. The council meets Monday, Feb, 4, at S pm, at City Hall. By Robin Garr III Staff Writer Developers of Trestle Creek, the tract subdivision planned in tl.e Fisner-vlll- e area, now want to add the rural sector's first apartment cbmplex. Application for a zone change permitting construction of Summit House at Trestle Creek, 228 apartment units on the west side of Pope Lick Road, 4000 feet north of Taylorsville Road, was filed with the Jefferson County Planning Commission Jan, 17. As proposed and approved by the planning commission last fall, Trestle Creek is a large residential subdivision on the norm side of Taylorsville Road, near the Southern Railway's Iron, trestle east of the Jefferson Freeway. In the Jan. 17 apartment application, W, Georpe Keat, engineer for Trestle Creek Inc., of Fern Creek, said "the terrain and steep slopes (on the north side of the proposed tract) render (this part of) the property unsuitable for single-famil- y development." Revised preliminary plans for the subdivision show the apartment complex, with seven buildings surrounding two existing ponds, at the rear of the single-famil- y tract. On the plan, the applicant agrees to deed restrict the apartment complex to a maximum of nine units' per acre (a possible total of 237 units on 20.31 acres) if the requested rezonlng from single-famil- y to apartmont is granted. After public hearing before the planning commission, probably sometime in March, Jefferson Fiscal Court will render a final decision on the rezonlng request. Gas: a shopper's guide Operators of major oil company filling stations in Hikes Point and Jeffersontown were adjusting to the fuel shortage in different ways this week. Business was brisk at Rees Dickson's Texaco service station at 10318 Taylorsville Road at Jeffersontown's Town Square, Dickson managed this month to find a gasoline supplier to supplement his monthly allocation from Texaco. He said Tuesday his January allocation had been exhausted but the supplement, from a dealer he would not name, keeps Dickson's station open 12 hours a day, Monday through Friday, from 10 am to C pm on Saturday "and one or two Sundays." Back in November, however, Dickson's story was different. Texaco cut his December gasoline allotment to 18,000 gallons, down from 31,000 In December 1972. Dickson cut his working hours to 12, down from 24, when fuel was plentiful. But now, despite prices of 48,9 cents per gallon for regular gas and S1.9 for premium, "we're giving people all the gas they want and Inside business is good too," Dickson said. Meanwhile, in Hikes Point, Palmer (Mac) McKay was selling gasoline from his February allotment on January 28, McKay, a Standard Oil dealer at 4047 Taylorsville Road, 6ald Standard will not deliver half a tanker load so he had to take an advance on his February allotment. Whether he'll have gaollne to last the month is a good question, he said. To make January's gas stretch, he cut his employees' working time by 30 percent and cut his open hours from 10 to 11 (7 am to 6 pm) Monday through Saturday. on business volume in Depending February, McKay might have to cut back to eight open hours. That'll hurt, but he is not going to limit the amount of gasoline a customer ran purchase, "I'm In the gas selling business, not the rationing business," he said. "If the government doesn't have the guts, the courage to put on rationing, I'm not going to have them put the monkey on my back Where it's cheapest Following It a lilt of filling station, showing fuel pricei in affect at 8 am, Wednesday, Jan. 30. Then ara believed to ba the lowest pricei available in the Hikei Point Jeffenontown area at that time. It it noteworthy that nation! lined here offer little or no tervice facilities for their customers. Some outlet! had no gas to sell at the time, so are not low-pric- e listed. STATION Summit 9905 Taylorsville Rd. REG. PREM. out 44.9 43.4 47.4 45.9 4a9 Tops 10004 Taylorsville Rd. 48.0 61.0 Topi 9569 Teyfonville Rd. 48.0 51i0 Ln. at Breckinridge Ln. at Breckinridge Ln, and do it for them." f

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