2022 Holiday Lights Contest






Every December since 2004, your GRI Board has held a holiday light contest for residents. The competition has three winner categories:
The judging this year- by an anonymous group who call themselves the Elf Squad – will take place Wednesday evening, December 21st after 11pm. The winners will be announced on our voice mail, on our website, gb-ra.com and our Greenbrier Facebook page. All residents are eligible to win: only GRI members will receive a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant in Hamburg – not to mention an awesome sign designating the home of the prizewinner-placed in the front yard. The elves are very excited about this year’s contest and wish to urge everyone to get busy and light up! Happy Holidays!

Widening of US 60 & Bahama Traffic Signal

Click to Download: Project Handout

On October 20, the Kentucky Department of Highways held a public meeting at Macedonia Christian Church to announce plans to widen US-60 / Winchester Road from Polo Club Boulevard to Haley Road.  At the neighborhood GRI Business Meeting on the same evening, Joe Brumley, VP Acquisitions for Cowgill, Inc. presented what’s in store for Hamburg East.  Joe explained that Hamburg construction will include two hospitals, one and probably two new schools, as well as mixed-use housing for 3000 new residents.  He also informed us of the State’s plan to use Winchester Road to bring Interstate 64 west traffic to Hamburg East by directing vehicles to exit I-64 at Haley Road then travel the new 4-lane road to Polo Club Boulevard.

The Kentucky Department of Highways created a website where residents can see project documents and view an informative video:

Link:  www.FayetteUS60.com

There is also a form for you to comment on the widening project.  Your GRI Board requests you immediately review the website material then complete and send your comments using their Questionnaire form as resident input will end Friday, November 4.

Your GRI board has compiled the following recommendations:

1.       Please visit:  www.FayetteUS60.com  View the video then on the left side of the screen, click on “Intersection Simulations.”  Once finished, click “Take Online Questionnaire” on the screen above the video.  At the bottom of the Questionnaire form click “Done” to send.

2.       For Questions 5 and 6, check “Safety.”

3.       At Bahama Road intersection check “Continuous Green-T Intersection.”

4.       The State will not install a traffic light at Bahama Road since our ADT (Average Daily Traffic) does not meet their published requirements.  In conversations with the Kentucky Department of Highways, GRI learned that exceptions may be made if residents insist on a traffic light for safety and other appropriate reasons.  So, if you want a traffic light at Bahama Road write a compelling argument in the comments section.  You may want to mention the fatal crash at Bahama Road on 8-18-22 and the fatal crashes near Bahama Road on 10-28-22 and 8-24-12.

Finally, if we cannot justify, by this Friday, the need for a traffic light at Bahama Road then we should not expect one in the future.

Mariana Marye

President Greenbrier Residents Inc.



Please join us at 6:00pm in the Greenbrier Country Club Family Dining room on Thursday, Oct. 20th for our Fall Business Meeting and Presentation. Our guest speaker will be Joe Brumley, VP for Acquisitions for Cowgill, Inc. Joe will tell us via Powerpoint presentation what’s in store for Hamburg East and the many changes coming our way. Plus, get to know your GRI Board and vote on our upcoming budget!

Neighborhood Garage Sale – October 1st

Next weekend will be a busy time for all our neighbors participating in the Fall Garage Sale on Saturday, October 1st from 8am to 2pm. Some garages will be open Friday, same hours, sun or shine. If you live on a street other than Bahama Road, please call Cyndy Powell at 859-299-5566, so she knows where to place signs to get customers to your treasures.

Watch out for heavier traffic and keep an eye on kids and pets to make sure they stay safe. Have a profitable weekend and enjoy the rest of summer!

Thank you!

Parade Winners…

This year’s parade was our biggest and best ever with lots of carts, kids and cool decorations.  The event went off without missing a beat in spite of the fire engine being late – they had to fight a fire first – and the Club parking lot off-limits due to construction.
Category winners are:
Most Patriotic group – Tyler and Kelly Street from Antigua
Most Patriotic kid – Nate Coen from Cayman Hts
Best Decorated Pet (Dog) – “Tulip” Brooks from Bahama (awwww! so adorb!)
Best Decorated Golf Cart – The Mittenzwei family from Walnut Grove
Most Spirited – Lilly Polly from Cayman Hts.
Most Extravagant – Ben and Jennifer Allen from Jamaica Ct.
Best Family Decor – Brandt and Charis Brooks & their two little girls from Bahama
Most Original – Ron and Sandy Mollenkopf from Marquesas
Oldest Car – Jeremy and Carly Moore’s GTO
Most Unusual – Elizabeth Tatem
Judge’s Choice – Beau Griffith from Montego Ct; and
                            Knox Hollifield from Eleuthera Ct.
Congrats to all out winners and everyone who turned out for this fun event on a beautiful 4th of July!

2022 July 4th Parade

Celebrate our nation’s birthday with our annual holiday parade!  Meet on Antigua Ct. at 3:30 pm on Monday, July 4th with decorated bikes, carts and scooters – old cars and anything else!  The parade winds through the Greenbrier neighborhood led by our local fire fighters in their very large firetruck and by parademaster  Captain America.  Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories; snow cones and pool activities will be available at the Club. Join your neighbors for this fun event!

Spring Meeting Recap

A small crowd gathered on the Allens’ back porch in the chilly evening Monday to hear the featured speaker at the GRI April 25th Business Meeting. Officer Kaitlin Weckerling and K9 Jax presented a talk and demonstration on the many uses our police train their canine counterparts for.  Jax, a three year old Malinois/German shepherd mix, came from a special kennel in Czechoslovakia. He is trained to “alert” his handler on 5 different illegal drugs – marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin and crack, as well as to track and catch fleeing criminals. Though fairly new on the job, Jax has already been responsible for sniffing out a large amount of coke and over $200,000.00 in cash.  He is trained and rewarded with toys – not food.

The appreciative audience asked many questions and were treated with a
demonstration of Jax finding a knife hidden in the backyard by accompanying Officer Morgan Kelsey.  After the presentation, Treasurer Reports prepared by John Schmidt and Minutes of the October Business Meeting recorded by Sarah Lee, were handed out. Finally, the following announcements were made:

  • The spring planting at the front entry was well received and plans are being made for the summer planting sometime after the May 17th last frost.
  • The GRI board is working with the city on road striping to help with speeders.
  • The GRI is now posting info on the Greenbrier Neighborhood FB page ( not to be confused with Nextdoor Greenbrier).
  • Ky American Water Co. will be flushing water lines this week in Greenbrier.
  • Residents using the M&M garbage company should be aware M&M will not recycle paper.

Thanks to Jennifer Allen for providing chocolate chip cookies and other snacks & for the use of their beautiful back porch!

Our next Bylaw-mandated Business meeting will be held in October.