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Volume 66 Number 30
1 Section, 14 Pages
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January 31, 1974
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
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
of the Hill Ridge Civic
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
favoring annexation will be circulated
among the 222 occupied homes in the
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.
18, 1972, under the old
Taxpayer's Party administration, a
request for annexation by Hill Ridge
residents was turned down by the
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.
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
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 has a lot going for
they are waking up to the fact
that It is ready to bust wide open,"
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.
By Kathy French
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
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.
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.
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.
a part men
forum on education
is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 17, at
at Jeffersontown High School.
Ed Stephens, chairman of the PTSA
committee, said County
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,
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,
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.
Band Parents will sponsor a bake sale
at Liberty National
Bank on Town Square from 10:30 am
to 6 pm.
eastern Jefferson County Historical
ciety will have a pot luck dinner and
guest speaker at their meeting, Saturday, Feb. 2, at Jeffersontown
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
waiting for your ad
"We received 18 calls Thursday
and Friday from one Suck Ad
said a pleased
advertiser. "The ad was listed
under the employment howling,
and we foijd
right in our own
To place a Seek ad
call 895 5436 or 267-842a
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
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
Revised preliminary plans for the
subdivision show the apartment complex, with seven buildings surrounding
two existing ponds, at the rear of the
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
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
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
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
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
on business volume in
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
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
It it noteworthy that nation! lined
here offer little or no tervice facilities for
their customers. Some
had no gas to sell at the time, so are not
9905 Taylorsville Rd.
10004 Taylorsville Rd.
9569 Teyfonville Rd.
Ln. at Breckinridge Ln.
at Breckinridge Ln,
and do it for