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John

Lexington, KY

#68 Nov 14, 2013
I was at Ormsby Village in 1968-69 and was a troubled teen and really learned a lot about life while living there. My cottage Mother was Mrs Bussle to whom I owe a lot to for making me a better person. I think it was cottage seven and I often went back later in life just to remember and to see the place that helped me turn my life around.
I was only fifteen when I was sent there and have a lot of nice memories about being at the facility. I know mrs Bussle has been gone for a long time because she was up in age when I was at her cottage. She was a great lady that I will always remember...
joan haynes

Ormond Beach, FL

#69 Feb 17, 2014
Eric Ormsby Sakal wrote:
It's not long gone... it's a historical land mark. Although a lot of the land around it has been converted to buildings and streets the original house is still there with a little bit of land. It is right behind the jefferson county federal credit union bank. It is my great great grand father's house, hamilton ormsby.
Joan..I lived there for 12 years with my parents. my dad was an electrician and mom sewed for the kids that lived at the facility. It was a beautiful but lonely place to grow up
Timothy kays

United States

#70 Oct 28, 2014
dynamo hum wrote:
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i lived right across the street from it,it dosent exist anymore , its all highways and office buildings now , but when it was ormsby village it was a beautiful wooded area , now it dosent even resemble what it once was ..it was on lagrange and whipps mill road . its looooong gone tho
What a shame I loved that place!
Timothy Kays

United States

#71 Oct 29, 2014
Eric Ormsby Sakal wrote:
It's not long gone... it's a historical land mark. Although a lot of the land around it has been converted to buildings and streets the original house is still there with a little bit of land. It is right behind the jefferson county federal credit union bank. It is my great great grand father's house, hamilton ormsby.
I believe that my aunt Etta Kays lived in the original house which we reeferd to as the college it sat on a hill she had a dog his name was Regret. does anyone remember and Ms Etta Kays and her dog Regret in was this college the same as the original house.
Mona

Lexington, KY

#72 Mar 11, 2015
Eric Ormsby Sakal wrote:
It's not long gone... it's a historical land mark. Although a lot of the land around it has been converted to buildings and streets the original house is still there with a little bit of land. It is right behind the jefferson county federal credit union bank. It is my great great grand father's house, hamilton ormsby.
As a child my mother was in Ormsby Village. She used to tell us stories about how strict they were. She spoke often of a Priest there whom she thought the world of. I would like to try to find the records. Anyone who where the records would be?
Danny Underwood

Atlanta, GA

#73 Mar 28, 2015
I was a resident of the system as was my younger brother, we somewhat borrowed a car and went for a joyride, not to smart. We were there in 1964, me in cottage 10, he was in 12, i worked in landscaping and he worked on the chicken farm, he hated it. I'm 65 now, he passed away in 1991 at 40, we both learned our lessons, it wasn't a bad place...
Ray Parrott

Fort Collins, CO

#74 Mar 31, 2015
memories wrote:
Does anyone know about this place? It was in Anchorage or Lyndon Ky.
Yes I know of this place. At the time I was there it was a jail for juviniles . I spent more than a year there. Not a lot of good memories about this place nor the people that ran it.
Jerry Hissong

United States

#75 Jun 23, 2016
I was superintendent from 1967 to 1973. I moved on to be KY Commissioner of Social Services. It was my mission to convert the institution from a home for dependent children to a treatment facility
for 120 adjudicated delinquents.. We renamed it Ormsby Village Treatment Center. My late wife and our four children enjoyed wonderful memories of living in the old Ormsby mansion.
Jerry Hissong

United States

#76 Jun 23, 2016
Timothy Kays wrote:
<quoted text> I believe that my aunt Etta Kays lived in the original house which we reeferd to as the college it sat on a hill she had a dog his name was Regret. does anyone remember and Ms Etta Kays and her dog Regret in was this college the same as the original house.
Mrs. Kays lived in a wing of the old mansion when we moved in, and stayed until her retirement six months later. She was a sweet lady and wonderful employee.
Jerry Hissong

United States

#77 Jun 23, 2016
John wrote:
I was at Ormsby Village in 1968-69 and was a troubled teen and really learned a lot about life while living there. My cottage Mother was Mrs Bussle to whom I owe a lot to for making me a better person. I think it was cottage seven and I often went back later in life just to remember and to see the place that helped me turn my life around.
I was only fifteen when I was sent there and have a lot of nice memories about being at the facility. I know mrs Bussle has been gone for a long time because she was up in age when I was at her cottage. She was a great lady that I will always remember...
I remember those years, John. I visited Mrs. Bustle several years ago in Indiana where she was living with her son. Thanks for sharing your memories. Glad you profited from your stay. I was your superintendent.
Stephen Herr

Tampa, FL

#78 Jun 30, 2016
memories wrote:
Does anyone know about this place? It was in Anchorage or Lyndon Ky.
<yes it belonged to my dads family years ago.
Stephen Herr

Tampa, FL

#79 Jun 30, 2016
memories wrote:
Does anyone know about this place? It was in Anchorage or Lyndon Ky.
My fathers family owned it many years ago.
Deloris Prather

Louisville, KY

#80 Jul 4, 2016
memories wrote:
Does anyone know about this place? It was in Anchorage or Lyndon Ky.
It was for orphans or deliquents. My mother was born in 1925 and lived there most of her life. She told me many good things about the people who administered and worked there. It was very nice and well run, and the kids were treated well. It was not the kind of orphanage you see in old movies, like Little Orphan Annie. By the way, my Mom was Anna Margaret Adamson, and she was sometimes called Annie! I was never there, but I have a half-sister I have never met and she may have been there. Her name was Lauren Alberta Adamson. If anyone on this site knew her or my Mom, please contact me. Thanks.
Joy North

Louisville, KY

#81 Jul 24, 2016
Sherry Donaldson wrote:
I have to admit, it was a lot different for my brother and me. We were the kids who lived in the big house and our father was the administrator. We had the whole front lawn as our yard and the woods in the back behind the farm. The only problem we had was that many of our friends' parents wouldn't let them come to visit us at Ormsby because the population, by the time I was about 6, had begun to be dependent children and "juvenile deliquents" but we never had any problems. I'm glad you have good memories of Ormsby.
Did anyone know Charlie Kohler ? I think he was a Chef or Cook there..He was my brother-in-law..He retired from there..His wife was Lucille North Kohler. I think she was there as a young teenager. They both are passed on now. I wanted to go see Ormsby after being away from Louisville for 25 years...Was sad to see it gone...I wonder if the house is still there in 2016.?
Francis Anderson

Renton, WA

#82 Sep 2, 2016
memories wrote:
Does anyone know about this place? It was in Anchorage or Lyndon Ky.
Ormsby Villae was in Anchorage, Ky. Whether you liked the place or not depended upon your relation with it. I was there three years and left hating the place. I am 96 years old and was there during the depression. The ruling class and their children had it great. Plenty to ear, nice housing and get paid for living and eating on the tax payer. Their kids didn't have to line up once a week to get a whipping for all the mistakes they made during the week. I was in cottage six. and our matron was a short fat woman. I was shorter, 4 1/2 to 7 1/2 years old, and standing over me with a switch in her her, she looked like a giant. While they were buildibg the place, we stayed in the buildings of the University of Louisville.
Francis Anderson

Seattle, WA

#83 Sep 5, 2016
Whomever erased my comments will most probably erase this but you have only one side of the story
Atwood

Crestwood, KY

#84 Sep 5, 2016
Does anyone remember or remember their parents talking about a murder between 1962 and 1964 that involved two or three guys that got picked up by two men, taken to holsclawhill in fair dale and shot in the back of the head. I can't find nothing about it. My dad was with them at a party. They were walking to the store. My dad stayed at the party. He is dead now so I can't ask him about it. I'd say they were between 17 and 19 years old. Thanks
Atwood

Crestwood, KY

#85 Sep 5, 2016
Atwood wrote:
Does anyone remember or remember their parents talking about a murder between 1962 and 1964 that involved two or three guys that got picked up by two men, taken to holsclawhill in fair dale and shot in the back of the head. I can't find nothing about it. My dad was with them at a party. They were walking to the store. My dad stayed at the party. He is dead now so I can't ask him about it. I'd say they were between 17 and 19 years old. Thanks
I didn't mean to put this here. SORRY!!

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