LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A real estate developer has asked for a
northern Kentucky estate to be removed from the National Register
of Historic Places, claiming that officials sought the listing
decades ago to block the completion of Interstate 265.
Denis Frankenberger of Louisville says he filed a petition
concerning Jefferson County's Drumanard estate earlier this month
with Register officials.
Frankenberger alleges that Jefferson County officials and the
Kentucky Heritage Council worked to expand the property that was
already on the Register for the "primary purpose" of blocking the
continuation of I-265 to protect several properties.
Federal highway officials have approved a tunnel beneath the
estate as part of the Ohio River Bridges Project.
Kentucky preservation officials denied the allegation.