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Image 1 of Jefferson reporter (Buechel, Ky.), February 20, 1974

Part of Jefferson reporter (Buechel, Ky.)

SINGLE COPY ) i w y k. J J ist Li v;ii::ly - Lj L a . Ww y V. ::::;sf:.:li '" 19 J '" "7 x ! Serving Southeastern Suburban Lousvllc and Jefferson County KENTUCKY PRESS ASSOCIATION 1535. 1367, 1359. 1870. 1972 WEDNESDAY, FECXUARY 20, 1974 23TJYa.NO.39 I I- 2 SECTIONS - : New jm(esuu(0im .WsiFiniiifflo TTT rt O "We're willing lo do whatever I he people in the county want us lo do," said Carl Register, vice president of (he Midsouth Division of Vulcan Materials Co. "We have always tried lo be good neighbors." BY Ml Ml LORD Co. quarry Materials officials have said a proposed set of operating regulations would be Vulcan t --- J j "workable" although quarrying operations may have to be cut back considerably. The regulations, drawn up by the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals, would most notably limit the depth of holes in which explosives are placed and the direction of blasts. The additional restrictions were deemed necessary after a blast on Jan. 8 sent rocks flying from the quarry at 4200 South Park Road into a nearby shopping area, damaging several cars and breaking two windows. At a meeting last Thursday involving representatives of Vulcan, the state Bureau of Mines and Minerals and Jefferson County Atty. J. Bruce Miller, a list of eight restrictions were agreed upon. Miller said he will meet this week with Kentucky Atty. Gen. Ed W. Hancock to discuss making the proposed restrictions into a tripartite-contrac- t between Vulcan, the state of Kentucky and Jefferson County. No Violation Of Contract ', of the area Residents years from overloaded trucks and severe vibrations from blasts. As a result of a blast in June 1970 that sent a rock through a nearby clothing store, sonic residents attempted to have the quarry closed. Shortly afterward, a contract was reached between Vulcan and Jefferson County Fiscal Court, signed in October 1970, which specified operating regulations to be followed by the quarry. Miller said the quarry's operation has been in compliance with the 1970 contract, to the best of his knowledge. He said last month's accident did not violate the contract, but merely indicated that regulations should be more stringent to insure no future accidents. 1 Stiff Photo RESEMBLING A TORTOISE taking a peck from his shell, Ruth Levitt, 8W, inches her way along a level sidewalk. Ruth is seemingly undaunted by the fact that if a skating race were held, she might be outmatched by a clever hare who prefers r is a an upright position on skate boards. The belly-skatat Hikes Elementary and resides at 2810 Pomeroy Dr. Stomach Over Feet er third-grade- Get A Job? Discovers It's Ex-Convi- ct, BY CHARLES SPRINGER black Lloyd Davis, a man who lives in Okolona, was assigned No. 68091 when he arrived at LaGrange Reformatory in 1971 to sentence for begin serving a involuntary manslaughter. He was released on probation a year later because he had shown good behavior. He considered his debt paid to society. But since then, Davis has discovered that he may as well be wearing his old number when he goes to apply for a job. Davis has been driving a garbage truck for the Metropolitan Park and Recreation Dept. since last October and said he enjoys being steadily employed although he admits there isn't much chance for advancement in his job. Prior to his employment with the ld FJo and work their way up. "They normally beef you up with the idea that they have had a couple of who have made it this way," he said. "But I think it is a form of discrimination for an to have to work his way up when he is qualified for the job that he has applied for." Gets Excuses 10-ye- "I went to one place wh new they had an opening for i operator," he said. "While I was sitting there filling out an application, some guy walked in and said he heard they had an opening for an operator. They the next told him he could go to w ik-li- ft Could Scare Some that he realized that his circumstances (the reason he was sentenced) could scare some potential employers. He related that in May of 1971 he had gone to a bar "to celebrate a divorce that had become final." He had just purchased a new gun and wanted to show it to his friends, he Davis said day."' Davis said he had told ie company beforehand that he was an "A lot of companies will just tell you that the job is no longer open when they find out you are an he said. "I was sent to one place by an employment office for a job we knew was there. But I was Would Lose Revenue "The residents of the area have a right to go about their daily affairs without being endangered by a rock flying out of a quarry," said Miller. On the other hand, he said, closing the quarry would mean "approximately 100 families would lose their jobs, the local and state governments would lose over $500,000 a year in tax revenue, and construction costs for rock for the Okolona and Southwestern Jefferson County area would increase 25 per cent . . . thereby inhibiting growth, development of more schools . . . "The quarry must stay - but it must be safe," he added. The new restrictions, which would be in addition to the 1970 contract, are as follows: The depth of holes in which explosives are placed shall be no more than 20 feet, instead of the previous limit of 80 feet. The "blasted face" must always be in a southeast direction so any flying rock from an explosion will fall in the quarry itself and away from the Easy Assignment r parks board, Davis said he had "many when he humiliating experiences" applied for jobs with several companies in Jeffers6n County. LLOYD DAVIS told it had been filled. When I got back to the employment office, they said the job was still open." Other companies, Davis said, expect an to start at the bottom - said. like it," he said. "He took it apart and put it back together again. It was passed around and, there was a live round shot and she died." The incident is an for Davis to recall and to talk about it. "It i was ruled unfortunately, in it. A girl was unpleasant one he doesn't like involuntary manslaughter, and I think I have paid my debt to society," he said. He was paroled to Jefferson Area Vocational School in Jeffersontown upon his release where he is now taking advanced auto mechanics. Davis said he wanted to take courses in auto mechanics while at LaGrange but was told that there were other prisoners who needed the courses. He had courses at the J'town school before he was sentenced. "A guy there said he had one just have complained periodically for about dust, rocks spilling (Continued on page 9, col. I) (Continued on page 9, col. 1) 'Constitution Isn't Holy' Okolona Council Bencko Convention BY CHARLES SPRINGER "There's only one thing that I know that is holy and that is the Holy Bible. The Constitution is not holy; it has been amended 25 times." Prefacing his remarks with this statement, Tom Riddle introduced a resolution to the Okolona Community Council last night asking for the grpup "to petition our Representatives and Senators in the Kentucky General Assembly to endorse,, promote and pass a call for a constitutional convention" for the purpose of an amendment to prevent forced busing. Riddle said he was a member of Save Our Community Schools (SOCS) but did not represent SOCS. After considerable debate on the topic, the council passed the resolution by a voice vote. The decision was far from unanimous as it appeared to some observers that there were several people voting against the resolution. Carter Will Stay However, Reverend John Carter, who announced that he would stay on as president of the council during the meeting, ruled that the resolution had passed. In arguing for his resolution, Riddle said, "Our forefathers were wise enough to' realize that down the road our people in Washington were not going to be wise enough to hear the voice of the people. If Congress doesn't act, then the people can act to call for a convention." Representative Dottie Priddy district), who introduced a resolution calling for a constitutional convention in the House, told the group that "Supreme Court judges the have a way of (D-45- th h Senator .Tom Mobley district) said he supported her efforts. "We have a whole lot of integration in this state, enough for blacks and whites," he said. "I dont think the blacks want it either. Everybody's against it, but nobody does anything about it." One of the few people speaking against the resolution introduced by Riddle was Reverend Charles Stanford, pastor of Okolona Presbyterian Church. Constitution and not doing what we think they ought to do. "They have violated (D-19t- the Constitution by forcing busing upon us. If Congress doesn't want to open up a Pandora's box with a convention, then they are going to realize that they will have to pass a constitutional amendment when 20 states pass resolution calling for a convention." a 'Narrow Minded' She said that the resolution she introduced in the House "was defeated by some narrow-minde- d people who don't understand the issue and probably don't have any children." The resolution passed by the House expresses opposition to busing, but makes no mention of a constitutional convention. Mrs. Priddy is seeking support in the Senate to have the convention call restored. Ministers Opposed "I don't really approve of busing," he said. "But I believe in integration of. schools. I think that if our children can have experiences with substantial numbers of black children, they will have a tremendous advantage over some of us who didn't have the opportunity of knowing black children. I think that we have wasted IPond Creek Watershed Described As 'Worst Polluted' In County BY MIMI LORD Calling the Pond Creek drainage area in southern and southwestern Jefferson County a "dead watershed," officials of the Louisville and Jefferson County Department of Health last week defended their position that a moratorium on new sewage-treatmeplants is needed for that area. The joint meeting, held last Thursday, involved board members, directors and staff personnel of the Louisville-Jefferso- n County Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Adjustment, the Metropolitan Sewer District and Board of Health. The purpose of the meeting was to allow and planning in the county were discussed, problems related to sewage disposal were given the most attention. To Study Pollution In December the Board of Health proposed a one-ye- ban on new plants in the Pond Creek watershed, which extends fmm east of the Ohio River to east of Kirby Lane and Watterson Trail. The year would be used to study the magnitude of pollution in the area's sewage-treatme- years. 20 . (Continued on page 9, col.'4) discussion of the agencies' responsibilities and common problems. Although various aspects of growth of achieving racial balance in the public schools, and occupational taxes dominated an open forum on Sunday at the Jeffersontown High School gymnasium. The forum, sponsored by the Jeffersontown Association, was conducted - in an effort to inform parents and other interested persons about current legislative matters pertaining to education. The meeting was not held primarily to discuss busing although most of the questions raised during the nt that tZ' V"A 1 S I ex . '. f it 1" ii Sj.Sl4fi rr , I: II i! i i r . y H 7 (Continued on page 9, col. 3) uoing Spiceo Meziuin; On BY MIMI LORD students as a means believe desegregation could be accomplished with far less trauma if we would use some of our energy trying to ease the path of integration." Reverend Mike Ferrell, asst. pastor of Okolona Baptist Church,, said that Jefferson County residents weren't really concerned with busing until "it began to affect us. We had a chance to revise our state constitution and it was soundly defeated.' To call for a constitutional convention on one issue nt Busing I 1 I question and answer period were related to busing. The panel of nine school officials and county legislators stressed the fact that the matter of busing and desegregation lies in the hands of the courts and not the legators. ' . ' (Continued on page 9, col. 1) L.. Easy Docs It Stiff Photo FOR ALL CARRIE ANN KNOWS, the outcome of her voyage is as unknown as Columbus' first trip across the Atlantic. However, with mother and baby brother r'M at hand, the threats of fearful sea art softened.' Mrs. Linda Creenwell, 7404 Hhview Dr., recently took her two tota to Pee Wee Park on Klondike Lane for an afternoon of fun.

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