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30 Years Ago (July 30, 1981)
Franklin County Judge Henry Meigs has granted a declaration of dismissal from the Juvenile Jail Suit 79. County Jailer Larry Chandler and County Judge/executive Clyde Greenwood were two of the defendants. The suit sought $1,100 per day for each plaintiff, certain punitive damages, and a declaration of rights forcing the counties to build juveniles jails for housing quarters to comply with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention act. In closing, Judge Meigs told Oliver H. Barber Jr., who brought the suit in Franklin Circuit Court for some ten names juveniles: “You may amend away or go away.” He did, however, allow the plaintiffs ten days to amend their motion and show specific damages in the cases of Bell, Crittenden, Hardin, Hopkins, Ohio and Oldham counties.
The county highway maintenance barn is 1350 ft from the main gas line. Fiscal court called in W.B. Thurman, LG&E vice president, who advised them to take a hard look before paying $10,000 to extend the line, then under present conditions the gas bill per year would be around $1680 and rates would go up the first of Aug. to $3.50 and double next year. The court decided to pursue some other means of heating.
Deaths: George Henry Winkle, 68, Indianapolis; Dorothy Harmon, 45, Bedford.
70 Years ago (July 24, 1941)
The town council was urged by its chairman, F.M. Herr, to redouble its efforts to secure signed contracts from water consumers, in the shortest possible time. The report to the committee showed that only 65 signatures had been attached to contracts, although there were 36 persons more who had promised to sign.
It was more than 15 years since Charles Dunaway of this county had seen his brother, Edward Dunaway, until last Sunday week when the latter drove up to his door and cried “Hello, anybody at home?” Edward had been in New York until the defense boom started and, as electricians were needed in the Louisville area he had come back to Kentucky. Edward learned of Charlie’s whereabouts through a mutual friend in Louisville.
80 Years ago (July 30, 1931)
Mack Luckett, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Luckett, of Jobson”s Landing, who was lost, when he started on foot to visit his grandmother last week, was located Friday, according to reports received at this office.
The new Baptist Church was dedicated Sunday, July 26, 1931 with appropriate ceremonies before n attendance of and estimated 1,000 people. The first Baptist church was organized about 1830 and stood to the west of the Louisville and Bedford road about three-quarters of a mile south of Bedford.
The Bedford baseball club will meet the team of the Louisville police force for three games in August at the Bedford Springs Ball Park.
Cole Barrickman, who lives on Barrickman Ridge in east Trimble, has in his possession a copy of a paper printed on the blank side of wall paper about the time of the Civil War. Due to a shortage of paper at that time, a number of newspapers were forced to use wall paper on which to print the news, but copies of these now are very rare. It bears the date July 2, 1863 and is the Daily Citizen of Vicksburg, Miss.
Notice: Anyone who left plates at the courthouse following the dinner Sunday will find them at the office of the County Clerk.
Deaths: Tandy Pryor Lee, 49, Indianapolis, formerly of this county, died from concussion of the brain as a result from a fall; Mrs. Ballard Callis, Indianapolis, formerly of this county; J.H. Brewer died Thursday; J.P. Strother, 72, Milton; John Campbell, Troy, Ohio, formerly of Milton; V.G. Stanley, 81, Sulphur.