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  • Beaver dam builds concern for nearby neighborhood (KY) May 1, 2024
    The first time around, local council representative Brenda Monarrez granted $2,500 in neighborhood development funds to remove the dam. The removal process cost $4,800 in total.  This second dam has sat for over a month, and neighbors shared some frustration as their homeowner’s association has not decided how to remove the dam.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Eli, Russell Springs Fire Departments battle at Cumberland Condos (KY) March 11, 2024
    The Eli Fire Department was called out early Friday morning to a fire at Cumberland Condos, formerly known as Alligator Inn off Highway 76.  Eli Fire Chief Marty Kazsuk told WJRS News crews were called out at about 3:30 Friday morning after reports came in of heavy smoke coming from the roof of two of the rooms.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Insurance skyrockets for condos and HOAs, previous disasters and climate change to blame (KY) February 28, 2024
    Retired teacher Karen Conn and her retired dentist husband Randy bought a condo in the 96-unit complex Morgan’s Trace about seven years ago.  She’s a member of the home owners association (HOA) board there and was stunned to find out the complex was losing its insurance late last year. The board scrambled to find another insurer, but could only get one that charged double what they were paying and it was for less coverage.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Who oversees HOAs in Kentucky? Who do they answer to? February 27, 2024
    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 February 27, 2024
    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 the article…………………………….
  • Village of Four Season Property Owners Association to end agreement with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office (KY) October 28, 2023
    Homeowners in one big area around Lake of the Ozarks say they don’t need sheriff’s deputies to patrol anymore. So, they are ending the agreement with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office.   Read the article……………………………..
  • Multiple condos damaged in Burlington fire (KY) May 3, 2023
    Six people are displaced after a fire damaged multiple condos in Burlington, The Burlington Fire Department said.   Read the article………………………..
  • Fire damages condo complex, injures 2 people in Middletown (KY) March 25, 2023
    Firefighters were called to the Towne Park Manor Condominiums near Old Shelbyville and Wooded Falls Road on the reported fire just before 10 p.m., according to a MetroSafe dispatcher.  Read the article………………………..
  • Florida, Statutory Immunity November 17, 2022
    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 provides statutory employer status to contractors with respect to employees of subcontractors hired to perform the contracted work—found that the association was a contractor to ...
  • Another Louisville subdivision could seek Jeffersontown annexation (KY) November 3, 2022
    Residents of a subdivision in southeast Jefferson County are considering a proposal to be annexed by Jeffersontown, which would make their area the third locale to leave Louisville for a smaller city in less than a year.   Read the article………………………..
  • ‘Stupid…useless’: Ukrainian woman asked to take down ‘Pray for Ukraine’ sign (KY) April 29, 2022
    A Ukrainian woman said she is “offended” by a letter from her homeowner’s association that advised her to remove from her front yard a sign reading “Pray for Ukraine.”   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Western Shores lawsuit against county on hold after judge’s order (KY) April 5, 2022
    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? March 24, 2022
    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 a larger scale, like an entire city.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • “You were my guy”: Emails show Metro Council member worked with developer to force project through (KY) December 17, 2021
    Louisville Metro Council Member Brent Ackerson worked behind the scenes with a developer to push through a controversial development over the objections of community members and the city’s Planning Commission.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Developer and activist deny they are trying to exploit homeless to force land deal (KY) October 29, 2021
    Developer Chris Thieneman Thursday denied he is using homeless people to force the Glenmary Homeowner’s Association to buy an abandoned golf course in the subdivision he has an option to buy.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Proposal to bring homeless encampment to Fern Creek subdivision leads to lawsuit (KY) October 29, 2021
    The president of the West Louisville Urban Coalition purchased a small piece of land on a golf course, but lawyers say he can’t use it in the way he had hoped.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Developer accused of ‘importing homeless people’ to force Louisville subdivision to deal (KY) October 27, 2021
    Developer Chris Thieneman used homeless people as pawns to try to force Glenmary residents to pay him $1.6 million for land he controls in the giant Fern Creek subdivision, according to a suit filed against him by its homeowner’s association.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Kentucky vacationers kicked out of Florida condo for not having service dog paperwork October 7, 2021
    A family vacation turned sour for seven visitors from Kentucky all because of a service dog.  The family says they were kicked out of their condo in Perdido Key because they didn’t have paperwork for the dog.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Whose job is it, anyway? Lyndon resident wants to know who should cut MSD drainage ditch (KY) August 7, 2021
    Pat Blair can’t quite remember when the drainage ditch was built in the rear of her and her neighbors’ Lyndon properties. She doesn’t know precisely why it was built.  But Blair is sure that the ditch is overgrown, creating an eyesore behind her chain-link fence and possibly contributing to the mosquitoes that buzz around her backyard.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Four fire departments respond to condo fire in southeast Louisville Monday afternoon (KY) April 5, 2021
    Multiple fire departments are on the scene of a large condo fire that happened Monday afternoon in the Buechel neighborhood, according to MetroSafe.  A structure fire was reported at the 3500 block of Lodge Lane at about 2:30 p.m. The blaze happened at The Lodge Condominiums.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • County to split storm water repair with Verna Hills HOA (KY) February 12, 2021
    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 water spewing and inches of water standing in a yard following heavy rain.     Read the article……………………………….
  • Officials investigating condo fire in Bashford Manor (KY) February 3, 2021
    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 to look into what happened.    Read the article…………………………………………
  • Court of Appeals rejects county’s appeal on Western Shores case (KY) January 12, 2021
    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.   Read the article…………………………………
  • No injuries reported after fire at condominiums in Crescent Hill (KY) November 21, 2020
    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 fire was reported, and all residents were safely evacuated.    Read the article………………………………….
  • More than 50 people evacuated after condo fire in St. Matthews (KY) October 22, 2020
    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 article………………………………….
  • HOA orders Trump supporters to pull the plug on shocking signs (KY) October 10, 2020
    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 2016,” Walter Francis explained. “But that’s all they (thieves) would get would be a shock.”    Read the article…………………………..
  • Western Shores homeowners say they won’t drop suit asking county to ensure roads are completed (KY) September 30, 2020
    It’s been two years since homeowners in the Western Shores subdivision filed a lawsuit against a developer and Calloway County elected officials regarding unfinished roads in their neighborhood, and they say they will not give up no matter how long it takes to resolve.  Read the article……………………………..
  • Police arrest woman accused of writing racist messages on driveway of Lake Forest neighbor (KY) July 16, 2020
    The Louisville woman who is accused of vandalizing two neighbors’ homes with racist messages has been arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court.  Suzanne Craft was arrested Wednesday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office.  Last week, Craft was served a criminal complaint summons on three counts of criminal mischief and three counts of harassing communications. Police said Wednesday that she failed to appear in court on those charges.     Read the article…………………………..
  • Racial slurs found on Lake Forest driveway; neighbor faces charges (KY) July 9, 2020
    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 damages against the neighbor and compensation from the Lake Forest Community Association for “failing … to promote the social welfare and common good of its ...
  • Two women unhappy with complaint about black lives matter sign on home (KY) June 2, 2020
    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……………………………..
  • Video of woman destroying geese nests in Florence has residents outraged (KY) April 14, 2020
    Video of a woman in Florence destroying geese nests at her condo complex and mutilating eggs is causing, well, quite a flap. But, it appears the is within the law because she was acting on behalf of the condo’s homeowners association.    Read the article…………………………..
  • Crews battling fire at Brown Suburban Condominiums on Bardstown Road (KY) March 16, 2020
    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 article…………………………
  • Almost a year after fire, residents of 24 condos in NKY still displaced February 13, 2020
    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 to move back into their building. But, when they go back and look at the building still under construction, they’re not sure when they’ll get ...
  • Woodlawn Springs homeowners won’t appeal development (KY) December 17, 2019
    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) November 17, 2019
    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………………………
  • Family unharmed in condominium fire in Union, Kentucky November 3, 2019
    A family came home to their condominium on fire in Union, Kentucky Saturday evening.  Several fire agencies responded to the fire in the 9600 block of Soaring Breezes.   Read the article……………………..
  • Controversy brews over Trump flag in NKY community (KY) October 7, 2019
    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) January 18, 2019
    ….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 say.    Read the article………………….
  • Condo deck collapses, leaving owners in dilemma (KY) November 1, 2018
    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) October 3, 2018
    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 Hill condos in Wilder.    Read the article………………
  • Dispute near the lake; Lawsuit alleges mishandling of Western Shores subdivision by county, land developer (KY) September 21, 2018
    A $1.6 million lawsuit has been filed against Calloway County Judge-Executive Larry Elkins, current and former magistrates, a land developer and members of a property owners association claiming those entities were negligent in allegedly abandoning a subdivision project and improperly handling a bond.   Read the article………………
  • Homeowner prevails in Dyer (IN) vinyl siding spat May 13, 2016
    A Dyer homeowners association went too far when it ordered a resident who replaced her termite-affected cedar siding with vinyl siding to remove it, a divided Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday.     Read the article…………
  • Mezuzah restrictions, anti-Semitism, and the definition of a doorpost April 13, 2015
    Did you know that some condominium associations may have the right to keep a homeowner from posting a mezuzah at the doorway entrance?  It happened to Barbara Cadranel of Stratford, CT. In 2012, she received a stern letter from her condo association demanding that she remove the mezuzah from her doorpost or pay a fine of $50 per day. According to the rules of the association, residents at this particular condo complex could place anything they wanted on their doors, ...
  • Development progresses at Glenmary (KY) April 14, 2014
    Despite attempts to stop development on the Glenmary golf course, its property owners have sold the first of three residential lots, using the money to pay down the debt they say they’ve incurred from operating it. Subdivision residents and the owners, Par Golf LLC, have argued over development of the 144-acre golf course since last fall, after the Glenmary Homeowners Association canceled a contract to buy the property.     Read more……..
  • Canewood developer, HOA reach settlement November 7, 2013
    Members of the Canewood Homeowners Association have endorsed a settlement agreement that resolves a two-year dispute between the subdivision’s developers and dozens of residents over its golf-course dues and maintenance and swimming pool.       Read more…….
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