JEFFERSON REPORTER, Wednesday, February 23,
Ball League Seeks Suppor
BY CHARLES SPRINGER
Officials of the Buechel Babe Ruth
Baseball League began the process of
mailing over 300 appeals for financial
support to merchants in Buechel and
Hikes Point last week.
"We're going to need about $5,000
to operate this year," said Al Eggers,
who is president of the league.
"Spiraling costs have almost
doubled the cost of uniforms, bats and
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streams and to study the effects of
GOOD BATH was in store for many an automobile as warm temperatures made the task less of a burden. Morris
Worth, 2929 Pomeroy Dr., took advantage of last Sunday's sun to erase the signs of winter's wear from his car.
Vulcan Gets New Restrictions
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South Park Road and Blue Lick Road
to keep surrounding rock at the top of
the hole from scattering
must be at
least five feet deep from the top.
All explosives should be weighed
in bags before being poured into the
hole and not estimated by their depth
in the hole.
A drilled hole containing a
crevice or fault should not be loaded.
There must be at least eight feet
between a blasting hole and quarry
corner, so there can no longer be
blasting on the very edge of the
Electric delay caps should be
used to lessen the impact of explosings
coming from several holes.
All holes should be four inches in
No penalties, have yet been
established to be imposed upon
violation of the contract. However,
Miller indicated that no serious
accidents would be tolerated in the
future. "If they can't operate to
prevent that then we're going to have
to take the steps necessary to put
them out of business," he said.
Jobs Don 't Come Easy
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He wound up as a landscaper when
he was sent to the Bluegrass
Correctional Complex, a facility for
"honor" prisoners at Lexington, where
he spent the last five months of his
"I didn't really get any job training
while I was in prison," he said. "I
doubt if very many prisoners get
training that will really help them get a
"They have a mechanical drawing
room at LaGrange and they have some
guys who have turned out some
beautiful work," he continued. "But
when these guys get out, they can't
Since his release, Davis has joined
Creek Jaycees, a
the Buechel-Fer- n
group which is actively involved in
promoting House Bill 174 in the
Kentucky General Assembly.
The bill, according to Jim Cherry, a
Jaycee who is also a lobbyist, would
eliminate arbitrary job restrictions
"Licensure boards will have to
establish rehabilitative goals that the
individual can comply with," Cherry
explained. "It would also eliminate the
use of the words 'bad moral character'
in listing the reasons an individual was
denied a job.
"If a person is denied a job because
of his criminal past, then he can go to
Circuit Court," he continued. "It
would, in essence, restore due process
to an individual who has had his rights
taken from him."
The bill is presently in Senate
Judiciary Committee and is expected
to come up for a vote this Thursday.
Davis said the Buechel-Fer- n
Jaycees have done a lot to help
to the community.
"They have gotten me to the point
where I can live through problems," he
said. "The future doesn't look as dark
fot me because of the Jaycees.
"If this bill passes, a lot of doors
said the January accident
violated a state law which restricts the
distance of flying rocks after a blast.
The law carries criminal and civil
penalties. He declined to discuss what
action would be taken on that aspect
of the case before his talk with
"Under the state Bureau of Mines
section, the Attorney General is the
person responsible, through the
County Attorney, for the prosecuting
of a situation like this," said Miller.
Vulcan officials have said the
incident was a "freak" mishap,
occurring as a result of an unknown
mud pocket in the lining of the
limestone. Miller said he accepted this
explanation but felt additional
restrictions were necessary to avoid
Will Reduce Output
Register said the new restrictions
will definitely reduce the amount of
rock that can be quarried, although he
said he couldn't make an estimate of
the magnitude of the reduction.
Charles Wood, attorney for Vulcan,
said the restrictions were instituted at
the quarry Thursday without waiting
for formal legal action.
Register said the rock reserves in
the current quarrying boundaries of
about 50 acres are nearly depleted. A
rezoning case, concerning about 23
acres of land adjacent to the quarry,
has been pending for several years. The
land, owned by Joseph Boerste, is
being leased to Vulcan but remains
"If we had had that property
rczoned, this accident wouldn't have
occurred," said Register.
In our nonfavorite
restaurant, the main course
is always served with
Busing, Taxes Dominate Forum
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"There are no laws the legislators
could pass" that would slow down or
speed up busing, said County School
asked what would happen if parents
kept their children out of school to
protest the desegregation order.
Supt. Richard VanHoose. "They are
unable to do anything about our
particular problem. We will try to be
and to deal with this
problem as calmly and efficiently as
along with other
panelists,' warned the audience of
about 400 persons that they should
not cast strong hopes about the force
of a pending
be sent to the U.S. Congress.
'Prayers And Thoughts'
"It won't do a thing to help the
situation. It would just lead to a false
feeling . . . that is not conducive to
training," he replied. "At this time we
need your prayers and best thinking.
"I hope we don't have to be put in
a position to have to be adamant with
your child over an emotional thing
like this," he said.
VanHoose said he is watching
closely a similar case in Detroit that
said he thinks that a Supreme Court
ruling in that case would probably be
He also said neither the city nor the
'Face The Facts'
State Senator Lacey T. Smith
district) told the group to
"face the facts. It would be easy for
me to come out here and say a lot of
fiery things about busing. . . and you
would give a lot of clapping, but the
facts are that the resolution has no
more power than a letter written to a
congressman by one of. his
formulated any plans to achieve
desegregation by busing. "We don't
know what the court is going to say
and we haven't made any plans."
Discussions on occupational taxes
Representative Tom Burch
district) said he considers
resolutions introduced to the U.S.
Congress that call for a constitutional
convention on the busing issue to be
without value. He said it would be
"impossible" to get 34 states to ratify
the resolution and stressed the need to
solve the problem "on a local level."
Applause and whistles were drawn
when State Representative Archie N.
"My boy is not going to be
bused. . . . I just can't see it."
Later, when he was asked how he
was going to keep his son from being
bused, Romines replied, "I encourage
no one to keep their children out of
school. I will take my son to the
school where he is supposed to go . . .
If they pick him up without my
permission I would say the state is
A question directed to VanHoose
County School Board Chairman
Roberta Tully said the county and city
school boards are now supporting Sen.
Smith's bill because they think that an
per cent occupational tax
would not be passed in the legislature.
opposes SB 206 because "it gives the
board of educationa blank check."
Smith countered that his bill would
not give the boards a blank check
because of the clause allowing for a
referendum He said the responsibility
of obtaining funds should be shifted to
the school boards.
masks and all
the other items necessary to sustain a
baseball league." he said in
The league is asking individual
merchants to sponsor one player
apiece at a cost of S25. For their
donation, the name of the business
will appear on the back of the uniform
and the merchant will be given a
Sponsors For Teams
Or, if the merchant chooses, he can
sponsor an entire team for $400 for
two years. For this, he will have his
name on all the uniforms and will
receive a plaque.
Eggers said the league was taking
the letter approach because "it is
sometimes hard to get boys this age
(16 to 18) involved in
activities. Some of them have jobs,
The teams play a
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Earlier in the meeting, Carter told
the council that he had a hard time
making up his mind about whether he
would remain with the group. He
offered his resignation last month
because, he said, the council had not
supported him during a public hearing
on the Jefferson Freeway.
Mrs. Joseph W. Bossie, a dealer in
real estate who resides near Vulcan
Materials Co., said she was going to see
Attorney General Ed W. Hancock
about a recent explosion at the quarry.
She said she was not satisfied with the
action taken last week by the County
Mrs. Mattie Lawson, a member of
the Okolopa Woman's Club, told the
group that there were 5 entries in the
Miss Okolona Pageant scheduled for
March 9 at Southern High School.
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Referring to Pond Creek as a
"sewage ditch," Wallace said it flows
so slowly that hardly any treatment
occurs. But he said if sewage were put
into deep pits in the ground which is
largely composed of limestone, no
treatment would occur at all.
Rudd, chairman of the
Board of Health, said the board will
the proposed moratorium "before
taking any definitive action."
study on water-qualit- y
management problems in Floyd, Clark
and Jefferson counties is currently
with three games per weekend. In
July, they begin regional playoff
competition which can lead to a berth
in the State Babe Ruth Tournament at
"It is a little more difficult to get
support for boys of this age than it
would be for Little League teams.
Fggers ad nut ted. "We're using the
appeal that there are so many ways
that these youngsters can get into
trouble. Baseball is a healthy way of
keeping them out of trouble."
Fggers said players in the league
come from Buechel, Hikes Point.
Okolona, Jeffersontown. Highview and
Registration for the league has been
scheduled for April 21 and 28 at
Seneca High School where the games
are played. Try .nits are scheduled May
5 and 12.
Eggers said that a fish fry is planned
on opening day at Seneca to help raise
Saint. Albans Em'sauwl Church E- J-
the Kentuckiana Regional Planning
and Development Agency. The study,
which is to be completed by July 1,
will also serve to update the current
master sewage plan which was
implemented in 1964.
Donald J. Ridings, executive
MARCH 3. 1974
director of the Planning Commission,
said the plan "is probably going to be
the most significant thing to affect
land use in the county for the rest of
this century." He said he was
concerned that the initial phase of the
study was released to the public last
before, various agencies,
including the Planning Commission,
were given an opportunity to review it.
Ridings added that he is also
concerned that the governor has not
yet designated an agency to implement
the master sewer plan, to which
$1,775 million has been budgeted by
4523 BARDSTOWN ROAD
BARDSTOWN RD. AT BRECKINRIDGE
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proposals: one that would renew for
two years the additional
of one per cent occupational tax that
is due to expire June 30, and a bill
already introduced by Sen. Lacey
Smith that would require the school
boards to request approval for an
occupational tax increase form Fiscal
Under Smith's Senate Bill 206,
Fiscal Court would be requried to
approve the request unless seven per
cent of the voters in the previous
presidential election petitioned to have
the question placed on the ballot.
The General Assembly in 1972
per cent tax for
two years to the statutorily set
one-haper cent rate for local schools
to help the Louisville school system
avoid a budget deficit that threatened
to shut it down. The local schools'
occupational tax, not at
of one per cent, will drop back to
per cent June 30 unless the
Although the proposed ban was
praised by various citizens groups,
objections were revealed by the
Planning Commission, the local Home
Builders Association, the MSD and
County Judge Todd Hollenbach at the
public hearing on Jan. 16.
On Jan. 30, the Board of Health
announced it would defer action on
any new plans for
plants in that area until May 1. The
board called upon city and county
and the Home Builders
to supply additional
information as to the effects of a year
At last week's meeting, Dr. Thomas
Wallace, director of the health
department, said, "The staff of the
department feels that the watershed
(Pond Creek) is the worst polluted in
the county." There arc currently
the area, nearly half the total number
of plants in the county.
Wallace said pollution has resulted
from a considerable growth in the area
in recent years. When questioned as to
why a moratorium, if passed, would
have to cover the entire area he said,
"I know of no way of isolating
portions of the watershed. Everything
that Ls put in at head waters winds up
accumulated at the bottom."
balls, gloves, catcher's
Contestants and sponsors for the
Okolona Pageant were honored at
tea given last Sunday by the Okolona
WHILE 1973 PRICES
Fred Pape, chairman of the
pageant, thanked the sponsors for
their assistance in helping to provide
funds for scholarships which will be
given to Miss Okolona and her court
when the pageant is held March 9 at 8
p.m. at Southern High School.
ARE STILL IN EFFECT
She said that a total of 15 girls will
be vying fo- - the title of Miss Okolona
and the right to represent Okolona in
the Miss Kentucky Pageant next June.
Members of the pageant committee
were also introduced. They are: Mrs.
ALL BIKES COMPLETELY ASSEMBLED
AND READY TO RIDE.
MONDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY
-- 10 to 8
- 10 to 6
chairman; Mrs. Glenn Wilson, Mary Pat
Pocker, asst. production chairmen;
chairman; Mrs. David Derringer,
sponsor chairman; Mrs. Richard
ticket and wardrobe
chairman; Mrs. Henry C'onely, awards
chairman; Mrs. Joe Gering, scenery
chairman; Mrs. Robert I hill, finance
chairman; Mrs, Kenneth Schwartz,
scholarship chairman; ami, Mrs. Louis
Mrs. Robert Schwartz,
3015 Ilunoinscr Ln.