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Image 1 of Jefferson reporter (Buechel, Ky.), August 24, 1972

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m cla:::c:3 pars fttacd as aecdvcd HORTON T. V. JEFFFRSONTOTTN, KENTUCKY ADV. AX' cist qeeiy . , ' AA PRESS ASSOCIATION 1835, 1837. 1639. 1870 KENTUCKY 19THYR.N0. 13 SINGLE COPY Sorvlnn Southeastern Suburban Louhvlllo and Jofforson County ( LOUISVILLE, KIMTJCKY 40218, THUTwDAY, AUGUST 24, 1972 1 SECTION After Fern Creek Charge minus powers above the voice of the people," Marshall added. BY CHUCK SPRINGER County Judge Todd Hollenbach reacted sharply this week to a charge that his administration has no regard for the Fern Creek area when it came to zoning decisions. . V , Gone Out Of Way' Hollenbach said his administration has gone out of its way to be cognizant of the problems of area citizens. He said no other Fiscal Court had conducted public hearings on zoning matters. The charge was made by Joe Marshall, member of the Fern Creek Citizen's Action Committee, who said that Hollenbach has shown "an incoherence to majority of the people in the area and the problems which will ultimately result from mass high density zoning" for Fern Creek. a board "We do this for three reasons," Hollenbach said. "First, we want to create as much citizen interest as possible. Secondly, we want the people to be heard and for them to be able to hear all the facts. Finally, we go into the area to make it convenient for the people to attend the sessions." "It is apparent from past performances that county government and Fiscal Court have elevated their zoning regulatory Hollenbach said that too often leaders JCTA Asks For Reviezv Of Seneca 1 of small communities can see only the problems of their area. 'The county judge has to take in the concerns of 700,000 people," he said. the Kentucky to Dan ri 1. McCubbln, Unreasonable Policies The problems at Seneca came to light in March when several teachers expressed the feeling that Luther McDowell, Seneca principal, had instituted unreasonable policies for them to follow. In discussing the situation at that time with the Reporter, some of the teachers who didn't want to be identified, said they felt the principal had an "excessive interest in athletics." Other complaints concerned making the teachers eat lunch with their students and permitting the teachers to smoke only in the school's boiler room. This latter rule was changed during the year. Rules For Teachers Another source of irritation to the teachers occurred during the first week of school last year when McDowell, who was (Continued on Page 12, Col. 1) of adjustment to a canvass of area residents. new development. Give It Time "I feel that incorporation is a means of protecting ourselves from the present governing body," Marshall said. "We're looking more like Dixie Highway every day. They can't contend with it, yet they want to keep putting up these high density apartments out here." "Traditionally, Fern Creek has been a rural island of nondevelopment and people have gotton used to it being that way," Hollenbach said. "I think people will find out in time that everything is going to work out fine for Fern Creek. We have arrested the blatant commercial strip zoning that took place during the past 10 years." Marshall, though, strongly disagrees. In fact, he went on record as being for incorporation although members of the CAC recently pledged to remain neutral "Hollenbach and Fiscal Court have got to be put on the defensive," he added. "We had 670 people from Fern Creek who opposed rezoning for apartments on Fairgrounds Road and they still approved it." Hikeo Point Group May Fight Lows Road Apartment Project Association (KEA) concerning a possible investigation of the problems at the Reporterland school. According that on the issue until after Means Of Perfection Education executive director of JCTA, the group's .board of directors voted recently to .. pursue an. investigation after 15 teachers requested transfers. McCubbin explained that the JCTA will present its case to the KEA's Professional Practices Commission and the commission will then decide if an investigation is needed. It would be conducted by a team of professionals appointed by the commission. be Exaggerations? "What a lot of people would like to see is no commercial development whatsoever," he continued. "You can't have progress without any problems." Several Fern Creek leaders have suggested that incorporation could solve the problem of , crowded classroom conditions in the area but Hollenbach said the problem may be exaggerated. "Anybody familiar with the schools know that the population has already hit its peak," he said. "In another two years, the problem will be minimal." BY ELLEN BENNETT Teachers at Seneca High School and officials of the Jefferson County Teachers Association (JCTA) are waiting for word from The county judge hinted that one of the major problems for Fern Creek may v i construction through 4,000 copies of the committee's newsletter and these will be used in making a formal presentation if a complaint is filed. Development Moratorium The committee has continued to say that it is seeking a moratorium on development in the area until the roads have been improved to handle the increased traffic. (The Hikes Point intersection has beenlabled the worst in the state by County Traffic Engineer Donald O'Bannon.) Caslin added that the committee is in approval of "high quality commercial . mi I T BY ELLEN DENNETT Legal action is expected to be taken with in a month by the Committee for Hikes Point against the development of a proposed apartment complex on Lowe Road. The committee's attorney James Steinfeld confirmed that he met with the officers early last week and requested a transcript of the Fiscal Court hearing to determine that action is open to the . group. I 'a S2!.;'jn-4s.tHie suit in Circuit Court to block the project Fiscal Court acted agianst a recommendation for denial handed down by the Planning Commission and approved the project on the southwest corner side, of Lowe Road, 695 feet northwest of TaylorsviQe Road. The requested change was from R4 , 1 residential to R-- 6 I' The I Photo by Pit Welsh World Of Wheels FLYING COMES IN DIFFERENT shapes and sixes at this year's Kentucky State Fair. For some visitors to the midway flying is done in the gigantic double ferris wheel. Others find more excitement in a ride that provides a practical demonstration in centrifugal force. More stories on fair activities can be found on page 9. staff commission had recommended denial because the entire plan hadn't been presented to them, the development exceeded the per acre requirement and Lowe Road wasn't wide enough for the extra traffic load. Dick Caslin, vice president of the Hikes Point committee and a Lowe Road homeowner, said that the first step in their fight will be to collect area residents' thoughts on the new (Continued on Page 13, Col. I) Hikes Lane Extension Causes Some Concern nt Af Turned to Committee of the residents have turned to the committee for help although one family on their own hired an attorney when the case was first before the planning commission. Since then they have also joined the Caslin said that most For West Buechel apartment. Units Planning and zoning heard the case, which asked for zoning that would permit construction of units at the curve of the road, in September and voted to recommend denial because the attorney for the applicant would not agree to several conditions requested by the planning staff. At that time the applicant was identified only as Sam Zell, a Chicago attorney; development" but they believe it should be proceeded by road improvements. There are about 40 families living on road Lowe Road, a two-lan- e running between Taylorsville Road and Browns Lane, which opens onto Hikes Point intersection. BY CHUCK SPRINGER Ed Seiller, attorney for the City of plans to meet with representatives of the State Highway Dept. on how the extension of Hikes Lane will affect residents living on Manor Parkway. ' Seiller also announced that the city will seek to have land purchased adjacent to the Bashford Manor Shopping Center for a 200-foextension of Fountain Drive to connect with the New Mall Road. Seiller said the meeting with the Highway Dept. was prompted by the response of residents on Manor Parkway after hearing that the two-lan- e road would be widened to four lanes by the Hikes Lane extension. West Buechel, has announced ot "We had a meeting after plans were announced," Seiller said. "They weren't protesting. It wouldn't do any good. They just wanted enough advance notice so they could move out if their property was going to be taken. "1 didn't have the answer," Seiller continued. "I don't know if anybody knows yet. Hopefully, well be able to find out something in the highway district office in Louisville." The extension of Hikes Lane will connect with the intersection of Produce Road and Jennings Lane, west of Newburg Road. Seiller said he had no plans to object to the extension of Hikes Lane. "We only want to know what the plans are so well (Continued on Page 12, Col. 3) ;AtA' Dumping Ground? A Public Leaves Trash But Okolona Landowners Must Pay BY MIKE SMITH George Stober and other land owners along cluttered Egypt Lane in Okolona have just about had it. Egypt Lane is a small dead end road off Rossmore Drive near Old Shepherdsville Road. Originally, it was a private road but then Jefferson County claimed it was public. Now it is private again and the problem is this: Who is supposed to keep the area clear of rubbish? Stober owns a lot at the end of the street that has been a constant dumping ground for a person or persons unknown. Ancient refrigerators, old bicycle parts, old lawn mowers and just plain trash is constantly seen on his and other property in the area. Stober Out $120 In his case, Stober says he has put out $120 to haul away six truck loads of litter. But recently he was summoned by the Louisville and Jefferson County Health Department to explain charges that his land is a "public nuisance caused by the improper disposal of trash, rubbish, inoperable appliances and building materials." Other residents have similar problems. "No doubt about it," Stober says. "We've been victimized by the County, the health department and most of all by the people who keep doing this." Another land owner in the area, Jeffersontown Principal Dies Jeffersontown High School principal Association of School Administrators. He was also a member of the local, state and national educational associations. 45 years old. He is survived by his wife, the former He had worked at the high school since Rosemary Corder, a daughter, Miss Susan it opened in 1 966 and before that served as Jean Reynolds, a son, William T. Reynolds assistant principal at both Fern Creek and Jr., two sisters, Mrs. Douglas Curry of Durrett high schools. He had also taught at Sommerset and Mrs. Walter Leicy of Fern Creek. Crestline, Ohio, and a brother, Vernon of A native of Monticello, he served with Jenkintown, Pa. the Marines during World War II. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 1 Reynolds was an elder of the Beulah a.m. Thursday at the Beulah Presbyterian Presbyterian Church and a member of the Church. Graveside services will be Association of Secondary conducted at 3 p.m. at the Somerset Kentucky School Principals and the Kentucky Cemetery, Somerset. William T. Reynolds, died Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Kentucky Baptist Hospital. He was V.TLLIAf.l T. RZYNCLE3 Harold Rosen, claims he has spent over $1,000 cleaning up "other people's mess" on his land. The last time anyone was seen dumping trash on Rosen's property was last June 13. That same day he was in court, explaining why his property had not been sufficiently cleaned. L AX',. SellOut? "I'm afraid we might just get disgusted and sell out," Stober noted. "If that happens, it would be a shame for the neighborhood because the trees would go, the green would go and the County would probably put up a factory." Stober said he attended a hearing on June 6, explaining to Health Board officials that he had spent $100 cleaning out five loads of litter. He also noted that the County "had fouled up the drainage on the property and that polluted water was flooding a ditch. "I told them that when the water subsided, I would be able to clean put another load and a week later, when the water did go down, I did." Then, Stober said, he was hit with a summons to appear in court. "I tried to reason with the inspector but got (Continued on Pas II, Col. 4) - " - v . ) r w V f 'J , , 4 y Photo by Chuck Springer GECHCS STCIin never knows what he wi3 find next on wooded property on rypt Lane in CkoSana. lie has had lawnmowers, refrigerators and deep freezes tir.nf3r.cj there and has to psy fer their removal or 9 to court.

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