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Image 1 of Jefferson reporter (Buechel, Ky.), December 12, 1973

Part of Jefferson reporter (Buechel, Ky.)

as tiecavod ftl'MCd yy van Ch : w ii 23TIIYR.NO.29 Serving Southeastern Suburban Louisville and Jciferson CGunty SINGLE COPY WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1973 2 SECTIONS rri 1 To See Freeway Plans BY JANE WEIINER If a .Okolona hearing conference with leaden Monday is any indication, ttate highway officials will not face heavy opposition to their plan for the section of the Jefferson Freeway in the Okolona area. The meeting prefaced the design public hearing set for this Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 pjn. iri the Southern High School auditorium. ' The project runs a distance of 329 miles, from a point about 7,000 feet west of the Kentucky Turnpike to a point pre-publ- lc about 2,500 feet east r Attending the meeting were state Sen. of Preston h Dist.);Tom Riddle, Daisy Thaler of the OkcJona Community a member Highway. (D-34t- Robert Aldrich, District Five engineer with the state Bureau of Highways, told those assembled the purpose of the gathering was to "alert the people who are influential and concerned in the particular area" where the project is located. ' Council; the Rev. John Carter, Council and pastor of the Okolona president-elec- t Baptist Church; Mrs. Mattie Ellen Lawson of the Okolona Woman's Club; the Rev. William Morris, pastor of Cooper Memorial Methodist Church, and Robert Coffey, on the church's board of trustees. f . Also present were representatives of the Louisville Automobile Association Seeking Support "If possible, we're seeking your support for this particular project," he said. ' County and the Louisville-Jefferso- n Planning Commission. ' The current plan's major impact would come between the proposed Kentucky Turnpike interchange and the Preston Highway interchange. In all, 160 households would be displaced, many in the Silver Heights neighborhood south of the proposed right of way near the turnpike interchange. ' Major concerns of those at the Monday meeting revolved around two of the design features. interchange First, the Preston-Freewa- y would include controlled access from a relocated Glen Rose Drive intersection north of the interchange on Preston, south to Cooper Chapel Road. (Continued on pig" All, col. 4) J. ?L An Photo by Early Gift Lord Mi ml JOIINNY STRONG receives a gift from Santa at the annual Christmas party for children from St. Joseph Catholic Orphans Home and Spring Meadows Children's Home. The party was given by the 33S8 Reception Station of the Army Reserve's 100th Division at Bowman Field last Sunday. About 80 children attended the festivities which consisted of a meal, puppet shows, cartoons and, of course, a visit from old Saint Nick. Ideas Offered Few Attend Meeting On Buechel Park . . .t . ne J 1.1. . uic meciing. If. man i gci any rcsuiu. After a brief delay, Noel Thompson, 1 BY CHARLES SPRINGER Ten people showed up Monday night for a planning session on Buechel ParV. Four were residents, four were offlcUL from the Metropolitan Park and Recreation Board, and the other two were newspaper reporters. Mrs. Helen Breeden, one of the residents, was obviously embarrassed by the small turnout. "Since I don't have any kids, I am not sure that I am one of the people who should be here," she said. "I'm ashamed that we den't have more people here." Mike Spain, who is given credit for the idea of the park, got on the phone and tried to call a few residents to get them to recreation services manager for the Parks Dept., said he believed the meeting should begin. "What we're really here for tonight is to get an input from Buechel residents as to what kind of recreational services and facilities you would like to see in the park," Thompson said. What followed was largely a dialogue between Thompson and Spain about the triangular-shape- d park site, e located southeast of the intersection of Bardstown Road and the Southern Railroad tracks. 16-acr- "The first thing I think we would like to see is a covered pavillion where we can have community activities," Spain said. e pavillion, "It would be a like the old bandstands they used to have." Thompson said he understood there was a lot of interest in Buechel that the park contain facilities for the handicapped. "I think we would like to see this," Spain said. "And we also would like to have something such as a nature trail for the blind." Creek Jaycees, of The Buechel-Fewhich Thompson and Spain are members, have asked the Parks Dept. to consider multi-purpos- facilities for the handicapped in the new park. "Other ideas," Spain said, "would be a small picnic area and a ballfield big enough for Little League teams." Tennis Wanted Bob Douglass, regional manager for the Parks Dept., pointed out that such a field could be used for football and baseball. "Another big item would be two tennis courts," Spain said. "I don't like to play tennis myself but there arc a lot of people out here who do." Mrs. Leslie Bridges, a Buechel Terrace (Continued on pige All, col. 1 ) Brochure Complete Youth Center Board To Seek Blacks BY MIMI LORD Jefferson County residents seeking a "million dollar youth center" agreed at a meeting Monday night to seek black representation on their board of directors. The center foundation is in the process of broadening its base and hopes to find publicly-oriente- d persons who can contribute to the project. Although the black population is small in the area to be served by the center, foundation members expressed a desire to have more black participation. The proposed center would serve the residents of approximately 35 square miles bordered on the north by Breckinridge Lane and Taylorsville Road; on the west by Shepherdsville Road and on the south and east by the county lines, Havirlg limited funds, the foundation members agreed that they should seek the cheapest way possible to have the copy set and the brochure published without brochure, explaining The eight-pag- e the concept of the proposed center, will be sent to numerous foundations and businesses throughout the US. in an effort to raise funds for the project Besides providing the area with various recreational facilities, the center would house a social laboratory where youths' changing recreational preferences would be recorded and analyzed. A promotional brochure for the center should be ready for publication by the end of this week. Bleick von Bleicken, director of the foundation, said he had received word from artist Peter Gall that the finished illustrations would be submitted by tomorrow (Thursday). BY MARY MUSICK Mark O'Brien doesn't really expect the walls to start tumbling once he goes to Frankfort. In fact, somewhat of a the new 'representative from Jefferson County's 31st district claims not even to own a small horn. O'Brien's district includes Hikes Point, Jeffersontown, and about half of Fem hard work and an open mind. That's still his plan although he knows there's not a lot of freshman legislator is apt to accomplish. His first bill Is likely to deal with zoning as that is a major problem in the 31st district. However, O'Brien says he has yet to check whether a zoning bill has d already been and, if so, whether it might be one he could simply support or add an amendment to. pre-flle- Favors Capital Punishment He says he would support legislative changes to the death penalty and bring about certain changes in the welfare system. He is also In favor of a proposed bill that would allow either parent to sign a youth's driving permit. At present only the father can. The new legislator says he really doesn't believe he was elected to think for the people In his district. He is h ' Vv' - V.- - V. ' considering the possibility of holding Saturday breakfasts giving him the chance to both listen to and talk with the voters. To O'Brien, lobbyists are yet another source of information and opinion. They must be able to answer what their bill can actually accomplish, its advantages, disadvantages, and the cost (Continued on pige Al I, col. 1) . of implementation. O'Brien talks a lot about the intent of the legislature and believes that the new members will be especially concerned with "upgrading the assembly and doing a good job." He knows that he could grandstand while in Frankfort supporting only popular bills and introducing at Pleasure Ridge Park department Vocational School. Lockhart said the quality of the work done by the school excellent and that only a minimal fee (Continued on psge A 1 1, is is col. 3) BY CHARLES SPRINGER As managing director of the Kentucky Motor Transport Association, Paul Young f..., 'A, Mark O'Brien Explores His Role As Legislator For 31st District suggested the possibility of having the work done by the graphic arts Truckers Getting Raw Deal? Brochure Due INCLUDED to the Jefferson Freeway design to be reviewed at a public hearing four-laneand there Thursday is this section of Preston Highway. Preston will be Glen Rose Drive to Cooper Chapel Road, which will will be controlled access from cut off the entrance to Cooper Memorial Methodist Church. The plan Includes construction of a road for about 1,000 feet directly across from Cooper Chapel Road, and a frontage road serving the church and other properties. A further extension of Kurtz Lane is a possibility. Exit ramps 1 and 5 would permit left turns onto Preston. sacrificing quality. Don Lockhart, a counselor at Carrithcrs Middle School, i .. r. A i,; Lot Of Tree represents more than 560 trucking companies throughout the state. The primary business of the KMTA, according to Young, is to conduct public relations programs with industry, present educational and safety programs for drivers, investigate claims, and represent the truckers in Frankfort and Washington. "One of the biggest advantages of belonging to the KMTA is its lobbying power," Young said. "But after seeing what happened last week, it appears as though we are not- - as effective as one roadblock." He was referring to action taken by truckers in Pennsylvania and Ohio which s caused major by blocking east-weinterstate highways. This led to a meeting between Teamsters Union President Frank Fitzsimmons and tie-up- Photo by Gil Counon TINY Jamie Middleton, 2 years old, takes a look at a big Christmas tree (for him) at a lot manned by the Okolona Jaycees on Preston Highway. With him is his dad John MUJIcton. st (Continued on page All, col. 1)

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