Following is the text from the Fall, 2003, City of Indian Hills Newsletter:

OCTOBERFEST
Sunday, October 12, 2003
1:00 - 3:00 Sagamore Park Rain or Shine

This fall newsletter is being sent later than is customary but two weeks ago we sent out a reservation flyer about our 19th annual Octoberfest so that all residents could make their reservations (which are imperative so that we can plan food for all participants).

We have already received a number of reservations along with some nice comments about our Octoberfest, including a note from one young resident who compared it to the fun she has at Christmas! Please call Clerk Betty Guelich for late reservations (426-8926).

As always, the food will be catered from Doll's Market and the burgers and hot dogs will be cooked by the Indian Hills Master Chefs. The balloons are donated by Simply Flowers.

VOTER APATHY

As you know, on November 4 we will be able to exercise our privilege to vote. A point of interest is that in the May, 2003 primary election, only 18% of registered voters went to the polls, and the League of Women Voters has requested mayors of small cities to encourage their residents to vote this fall. Voting is not only a privilege, it is a responsibility. Experience indicates that people are more inclined to vote if they are reminded to do so and are informed about candidates' positions on important issues. To accomplish this, we are enclosing with this newsletter an election fact sheet which we hope will be of help to you.

GARBAGE

Even though our garbage topic follows voting, we do not want you to think there is any connection!

Our new garbage contract has been in effect for three months, and we have experienced very few problems. Just a reminder that Tuesday is the day of the week that everything is collected: garbage, yard waste and recyclables. These three categories are collected by three separate Rumpke trucks, so everything may not be collected at the same time of day.

POLITICAL SIGNS

Just a word about political signs: They are a necessary nuisance hand-in-hand with the political advertising process. They are NOT permitted on city rights-of-way or on any city property (Any signs that are illegally placed will be removed.)

We have always asked that each residence display only one sign.

COPS CORNER (by Chief Kelly Spratt)

Telephone Numbers - The Indian Hills Police Department has added a telephone number (893-1375) to be used for administrative and business matters. House watch requests may also be directed to the new number. 893-COPS (2677) will continue to be used to reach our dispatchers at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Continue to use this number to report problems such as suspicious people or vehicles.

Officer Retirement - Officer Ruril "Judge" Lowhorn retired from the Department on August 15th, serving our city as a part-time officer since 1998. The Department wishes him the best of luck in his retirement and appreciates his dedication and service to the community.

KidPrint Program - The Department continues to offer the KidPrint Program for child identification cards. This program is offered free of charge, and each card can be updated annually. For information, or to arrange an appointment, call Chief Kelly Spratt or Officer Linda Coakley at 893-1375.

TAX BILL ADVISORY

It is October, and the City of Indian Hills will be mailing city tax bills toward the middle of this month. As we have mentioned in past newsletters, these bills are sent to the address of record with the PVA, and they are not forwarded to mortgage companies, insurance companies, etc. ... only to the addresses on record. Each resident is responsible for his/her own tax bill. These taxes are due without penalty by January 1, 2004. There is a discount if paid on or before that date.

ACCOLADES

The Indian Hills Council wishes to recognize one of its members, Lyle G. Spalding. Lyle is receiving the First Capital Bank's "Deep Roots Award." He is the recipient for his years of dedicated volunteer service to many local agencies, including the Home of the Innocents, the Red Cross, Exploited Children's Help Organization, the Cabbage Patch and others. In addition to these accomplishments, he serves as a Councilman and Chief Financial Officer for the City of Indian Hills. This month Lyle will be honored at a special tribute dinner sponsored by First Capital Bank of Kentucky and the Voice-Tribune.

CONDOLENCES

Condolences to Betty Guelich, long serving City Clerk, on the loss of her husband Bruce. Bruce served on the City Commission of the old City of Indian Hills Country Club, where he worked on the Building Committee. Please join with the City Council in our extending sympathy to Betty and her family.

NEWSLETTER POLICIES

Periodically we are asked to run items in this newsletter concerning non-city events: items for sale and babysitting services among others. Our position has always been to make this an informational piece and not an advertising piece, and it is our plan to continue in this action.

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The following attachment to the newsletter was distributed by the American Association of University Women – Kentucky and The League of Womaen Voters of Louisville & Jefferson County, Kentucky

Concerned about the Future of KY?

Get Involved! Get out and VOTE!!

Election, 2003
Tuesday, Nov. 4

6:00 am-6:00 pm.

Information About Candidates' Positions

KET (Channel 15) Programs

Beginning Sept. 8 through Oct. 27, every Monday from 8:000 pm to 9:00 pm EDT, KET will air interviews and profiles of candidates for statewide races.

On Oct. 15 and 20 from 8:00-9:00pm, EDT, candidates for Governor will participate in a two part forum. Each candidate will address the same issues.

All programs are taped and videos are available from KET after the program airs.

Newspaper

The Courier-Journal will publish candidate and election information on Sunday, Nov. 2.

Web Sites

Project Vote Smart www.vote-smart.org
League of Women Voters www.lwvky.org
AAUW-KY www.geocities.com/kyaauw/

Candidates

D=Democratic R=Republican I=Independent

Governor / Lt. Governor:
A. B. "Ben" Chandler/Charlie Owens (D)
Ernie Fletcher/Stephen B. Pence (R)
Stacy G. Abner/Harvey Carroll, Jr. (I)
Jeffrey L. Hillebrandt/Margarita Hillebrandt (I)

Secretary of State:
Russ Maple (D)
C. M. “Trey" Grayson (R)

Attorney General:
Gregory P. Stumbo (D)
Jack D. Wood (R)
Gatewood Galbraith (I)

State Treasurer:
Jonathan Miller (D)
Adam Koenig (R)

Commission of Agriculture:
Alice Woods Baesler (D)
Richie Farmer (R)

Auditor of Public Accounts:
Crit Luallen (D)
Linda Greenwell (R)

Circuit Judge--30th District, 8th Division:
(Nonpartisan - Vote for One)
Donald G Armstrong, Jr
Martin “Marty” McDonald

Questions?

Where to Vote? Other?

Board of Elections 502/574-6100

Need a Ride to the Polls?

Democratic Party HQ 502/1582-1999
Republican Party HQ 502/897-5750

PS: Take a Friend to Vote, too.