Louisville Magazine

OCT 2014

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 10.14 21 FLASH BACK On the Cover: Mayor Dave Armstrong and Jefferson County Judge-Executive Rebecca Jackson each gave a thumbs-up to a proposed city-county merger. Inside: We talked to 77-year-old Rudy Schooling, who convinced Jefferson County offcials to purchase and preserve his family's 370 acres of Floyds Fork property rather than letting it fall into the hands of developers. Schooling's ancestors bought the frst piece of the land, in far eastern Jefferson County, in 1875. "It really is better for it to be this way — preserved for the future generations is the way I look at it," Schooling said. If you haven't done so, you need to get to the Parklands of Floyds Fork already. We also concluded this about the "local yoga boom": "No longer a fringe activity for incense- burning hippies and solipsistic purists, yoga has become as much a part of the local ftness scene as aerobics and weight-lifting." Publisher Dan Crutcher reported on past attempts to unite city and county governments in the frst of a two-part series. The frst inklings of a marriage came in 1955, when County Judge Bertram Van Arsdale appointed a committee to study the "joint problems of the city and county." The committee, chaired by a cement-company executive named John Mallon, "called for adding 46 square miles and 68,000 people to the city of Louisville, including annexing any small cities that were in the specifed area." City voters approved the plan in 1956, but county voters rejected it. The merger failed for the fourth time in November 2000. Louisville and Jefferson County didn't unite until Jan. 6, 2003. Outside: Closing ceremony for the Summer Olympics in Sydney on Oct. 1. The Yankees beat the Mets in the World Series, the team's third straight championship. The Dixie Chicks won Entertainer of the Year at the CMAs. Scientists discovered the remains of an unknown species in the Tugen Hills of Kenya. Orrorin tugenensis lived about six million years ago, said to possibly be related to Homo sapiens. Louisville Magazine Vol. 51/No. 10 October 2000 nuyale.com

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