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LOUISVILLE, KIMTJCKY 40218,
THUTwDAY, AUGUST 24, 1972
After Fern Creek Charge
powers above the voice of the people,"
BY CHUCK SPRINGER
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
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.
"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
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 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
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
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of adjustment to
canvass of area
"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
Hikeo Point Group May Fight
Lows Road Apartment Project
Association (KEA) concerning a possible
investigation of the problems at the
on the issue until after
Means Of Perfection
executive director of JCTA, the group's
.board of directors voted recently to
.. pursue an. investigation after 15 teachers
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.
"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
The county judge hinted that one of
the major problems for Fern Creek may
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.
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
Caslin added that the committee is in
approval of "high quality commercial
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
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
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
requested change was from R4
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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
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
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Hikes Lane Extension
Causes Some Concern
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
Planning and zoning heard the case,
which asked for zoning that would permit
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
Lowe Road, a two-lan- e
running between Taylorsville Road and
Browns Lane, which opens onto Hikes
BY CHUCK SPRINGER
Ed Seiller, attorney for the City of
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
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
would be widened to four lanes by the
Hikes Lane extension.
West Buechel, has announced
"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
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
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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
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
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
"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
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
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
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.
"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
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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.