Who oversees HOAs in Kentucky? Who do they answer to?

For today’s Good Question, Greg asks, “Who oversees HOAs in Kentucky? Who do they answer to if by-laws aren’t being followed?”  Well, Greg, the simple answer is – the members.  If the board of a homeowners association isn’t following the rules, it’s generally up to the members to deal with it.    Read the article…………………………….

A battle in the Highlands may mean the end for Kentucky’s last manual elevator

Walking into the Commodore condominiums is like taking a step back in time.  The furniture in the dark Spanish-style lobby is the same furniture that was there the day it opened in 1929. While some of the original brass chandeliers have gone missing, the replacements look every bit as old and as the originals.   Read […]

Florida, Statutory Immunity

The Third District Court of Appeal of Florida, on October 19, 2022, in Bal Harbour Tower Condominium Association, Inc. v. Bellorin, determined that an employee of a valet service could not maintain a negligence lawsuit against a condominium association for injuries sustained while working on the condominium premises. The court, relying on Florida statute 440.10(1)(b)—which […]

Western Shores lawsuit against county on hold after judge’s order (KY)

The lawsuit against Calloway County and a subdivision developer filed by the Western Shores Property Owners Association is reportedly in a holding pattern as the plaintiffs attempt to contact other interested parties to join the suit.   Read the entire article……………………………….

License plate readers are emerging across Kentuckiana: Why?

You may not see it, but it will see you. Or at least, your license plate.  Automatic License Plate Readers take photos and then log data about every vehicle they see.  People living in the Polo Fields community said it makes them feel safer, but some people have privacy concerns when you apply it to […]

Liability lessons learned from the tragic collapse of Florida’s Champlain Towers

Over the years I have driven through many cities and towns in Florida, vacationing in condos just like the Champlain Towers in Surfside. Most of the multi-story structures in Florida are made of concrete; block buildings held together with fortress-like strength with mortar, rebar, poured concrete lintels, pillars, and fasteners of every type.     Read […]

County to split storm water repair with Verna Hills HOA (KY)

The Clark County Fiscal Court approved a joint project with a home owners association to split the costs of repairing a failed storm water system in the Verna Hills subdivision.  Verna Hills Homeowners Association president Shelby Gill told the court Wednesday morning repairs would cost nearly $6,000 to repair the drainage system, which has sent […]

Officials investigating condo fire in Bashford Manor (KY)

A fire at a condominium in Bashford Manor Wednesday morning is under investigation.  The fire started sometime before 6 a.m. at a two-story condo in the 1900 block of Goldsmith Lane. Officials said the fire started on the first floor, but the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Arson investigators will continue […]

Court of Appeals rejects county’s appeal on Western Shores case (KY)

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal from the Calloway County Fiscal Court regarding a lawsuit filed by the Western Shores Property Owners Association, stating that former Judge-Executive Larry Elkins and current and past magistrates named in the suit are not immune from being sued as individuals over unfinished roads in the subdivision.  […]

No injuries reported after fire at condominiums in Crescent Hill (KY)

No injuries were reported after a fire at the Clark Place Condominiums in Crescent Hill Thursday afternoon.  It happened just after noon at the three-story brick building in the 3000 block of Brownsboro Road, near Hillcrest Avenue. Louisville Fire & Rescue Chief Greg Frederick says firefighters arrived at 12:10 p.m., about three minutes after the […]

More than 50 people evacuated after condo fire in St. Matthews (KY)

Dozens of people had to be evacuated from their homes after a condo caught on fire in St. Matthews overnight.  According to a spokesperson for the St. Matthews Fire Department, the fire started sometime after midnight on Thursday inside one unit at a condo on Lyndon Way near Hubbards Lane and Westport Road.    Read the […]

HOA orders Trump supporters to pull the plug on shocking signs (KY)

Were they protecting freedom of speech or creating a neighborhood hazard? The answer depends on who you ask. A Louisville neighborhood is buzzing after two residents electrified their political signs, they say, to keep them from being stolen. Both residents are fans of President Donald Trump.  “It’s a fence charger that I had up in […]

Lexington pool closes after staff member tests positive for COVID-19 (KY)

A neighborhood pool in Lexington is now closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.  The employee worked at the Hartland swimming pool on Hartland Pkwy off of Kenesaw drive.  The Hartland Homeowners Association Board of Directors released a statement saying the staff member immediately notified pool management after testing positive for COVID-19.    Read the […]

Racial slurs found on Lake Forest driveway; neighbor faces charges (KY)

A woman has been served a criminal complaint summons in connection with racist vandalism at two homes in the Lake Forest subdivision in east Louisville, police said Wednesday.  The victims are fighting back with a lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday, after catching who they say is their neighbor vandalizing their driveway on camera. The lawsuit seeks […]

Two women unhappy with complaint about black lives matter sign on home (KY)

Two single moms from Lexington said they only had their sign up for a couple of days before they were asked to take it down.  Alyssa Derrick and Becca Wise say the director of the Homeowner’s Association of the neighborhood they rent in came directly to their house.     Read the article……………………………..

Crews battling fire at Brown Suburban Condominiums on Bardstown Road (KY)

Fire crews are on scene of the Brown Suburban Condominiums on Bardstown Road Sunday afternoon after reports of a structure fire.  According to Metrosafe, calls came in around 12:38 p.m. to a structure fire on the 3300 block of Bardstown Road.  Extra fire crews were requested on scene to help extinguish the fire.    Read the […]

Almost a year after fire, residents of 24 condos in NKY still displaced

It’s been almost a year since 24 condos in Northern Kentucky were destroyed in a fire.  The people who live there figured the rebuild would take a while, but they weren’t counting on it taking this long.  Condo owners were told at the beginning of March they’d get their keys back and they’d be able […]

Woodlawn Springs homeowners won’t appeal development (KY)

The Woodlawn Springs Homeowners Association won’t try to reverse a judge’s denial of their appeal of a Fiscal Court decision that opens the way for the golf course’s owners to build more homes on the abandoned greens and fairways.     Read the article…………………….

Judge denies Woodlawn Springs homeowners’ appeal (KY)

A judge’s ruling filed Wednesday cleared the way for the redevelopment of the golf course into residential properties at Woodlawn Springs subdivision over the objections of current residents.    Read the article………………………

Controversy brews over Trump flag in NKY community (KY)

A Northern Kentucky homeowner, proudly displaying a Trump flag on his property, says his neighborhood is trying to silence him.  The flag hangs from his front porch and after receiving complaints his homeowner’s association is considering making him take it down.    Read the article………………………..

HOA ready to petition and take legal action to save neighborhood JCPS school (KY)

….Romines and Lynch said their HOA is ready to fight JCPS if that’s what it takes to save this school. They’ve already launched an online petition.  “Hopefully, some good will come out of that,” Lynch said. “If not, we’re going to look at some other avenues.”  Those “other avenues” might include taking legal action, they […]

Condo deck collapses, leaving owners in dilemma (KY)

Many people move to condominium so they won’t have the hassle and costs of owning a home.  But what if the condo complex develops a major, expensive problem? That’s the trouble facing some Northern Kentucky condo owners, after their deck collapsed this past weekend.    Read the article………………

Condo deck collapses, leaving owners in dilemma (KY)

Many people move to condominium so they won’t have the hassle and costs of owning a home.  But what if the condo complex develops a major, expensive problem? That’s the trouble facing some Northern Kentucky condo owners, after their deck collapsed this past weekend.  Nordelle Wainz couldn’t believe what she was seeing at the Signal […]

Going out of business, golf courses become prime redevelopment targets (KY)

As golf courses close and fairways dry up all across Louisville, developers eyeing them are still seeing green.  Closed courses offer a prime opportunity for real estate developers: Years of decline in the golf industry have made the land cheap, and often the properties are located in well-off areas with prime access to good schools […]

Boucher responds to Paul’s lawsuit (KY)

Dr. Rene Boucher has formally requested the dismissal of the lawsuit U.S. Sen. Rand Paul recently filed against him.  Boucher, who lives next to Paul in the Rivergreen subdivision, has pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress, a federal offense, and is soon to begin a 30-day sentence in connection with his tackle of […]

Neighbors cast ballots for future of Andover golf course property (KY)

Homeowners in a handful of Lexington neighborhoods are casting their ballots to determine the future of a defunct golf course near their homes.  Whitaker Bank bought the bankrupt Andover Golf and Country Club in April 2017, but the bank recently agreed to sell it to the Alliance of Andover Homeowners Associations, a group of associations […]

Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbor sentenced to 30 days for attacking Paul (KY)

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s neighbor has been sentenced to 30 days in prison for attacking him in a dispute over yard waste, and the Republican lawmaker says he’s fine with that.  Rene Boucher pleaded guilty to assaulting a member of Congress. Boucher complained that Paul stacked debris near their property line in Bowling Green, Kentucky. […]

Andover Golf Club closed. It will soon be owned by homeowners around it (KY)

Whitaker Bank has agreed to sell the now defunct Andover Golf and Country Club to a consortium of neighborhood associations that surround the troubled golf course whose fate has been in question for more than a year.  The bank took control of the golf course in February 2017 after it went bankrupt and closed its […]

Woodlawn Springs HOA sues over golf course (KY)

The Woodlawn Springs Homeowners Association has sued the Nelson County Fiscal Court and Woodlawn Springs Golf Club LLC over a zoning decision allowing the owners to redevelop its failing golf course as houses and townhouses similar to those surrounding it.     Read the article……………..

Golf carts drive wedge between neighbors in Victoria Estates (KY)

A neighborhood’s ongoing dispute over golf carts on its streets moved into the fiscal court’s chambers Friday, where HOA leaders asked for an ordinance allowing the vehicles.  But magistrates seemed disinclined to consider an ordinance, noting the subdivision — Victoria Estates, the gated community off U.S. 460/Frankfort Road — has not had its streets declared […]

McConnell’s Trace residents plan emergency meeting over large dog ban (KY)

Some residents in a Lexington neighborhood are planning an emergency meeting after the homeowner association announced it would ban larger dog breeds in the neighborhood.  People living in the McConnell’s Trace neighborhood are exploring the legality of the new pet policy.  “We did not have a breed restriction in our deed,” resident Joshua Jordan said.  […]

New dog restrictions create frustrations in Lexington neighborhood (KY)

Homeowners in the McConnell’s Trace Development say they are upset because of a new pet policy banning nearly 12 dog breeds.  The announcement was made in a letter sent to all residents. In the letter, the association outlines the group of dogs that will be prohibited. On the list are; German Shepherds, Huskies, Great Danes, […]