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LOOKING BACK

30 years ago – Feb. 5, 1981

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In accordance with the language of HB 27 passed by the last Kentucky Legislative session, it is not possible by reason of time to change precinct boundaries within a redistricted county. It may create some misunderstanding of procedure in the newly redistricted Trimble County, especially in the city limits of Milton, County Clerk Robert Moore said. The voter list in East Milton precinct will be marked and those people in the city limits of Milton will be allowed to vote for magistrate candidates in District 1, and the portion of East Milton outside of the city limits will vote for magistrate candidates in District 3. The problem of the precinct boundaries will be eliminated later, but not in time for the May 25 primary election.
It could cost taxpayers of Trimble County a quarter of a million dollars if the Bedford sewer system isn’t completed in time for the new high school to tie into the project, James Black, Bedford mayor said this week. The only alternative for the school would be to purchase land, excavate a lagoon and build a pumping station, he said. He said that 10 or less easements are yet to be obtained, some of them being people living away from the area, and a few necessitating court action to obtain. “As soon as we get the few easements straightened out,” Black said, “we will be ready to advertise for bids. And work will progress quickly. Getting right down to brass tacks,”
The home of Raymond Webster down New Hope way was des-troyed by fire Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Deaths: Mabel Wheeler, Sierra Madre, Calif.; Mildred Powell, 70, Bedford; John Pritchett, 83, Henderson, Ky.; Irvin D. Adams, 77, Orlando Fla., formerly of Campbellsburg; Kenneth Richmond, 65, Scottsburg, Ind.; Mary Bailey, 88, Bedford.

50 years ago – Feb. 9, 1961

Winter time is more than just a season of the year in this area, as the order of each new day is either snow or sleet, or both, and usually it boils in with all of the wrath of twisting, turbulent blizzard conditions. Snow has been the continuous white mantle in this area through the past 59 days.
Bobby True makes his announcement to seek the office of County Attorney. Shirley Leach is making a bid to get elected for Trimble County jailer.
Robert Webb and Richard Webb, both driving 1959 model cars, collided head-on on Webb Lane road early Sunday evening. Both men and their wives, along with Tommy Webb, 5-month-old son of the Richard Webbs, were injured. The men were treated and released. Both Mrs. Webbs were hospitalized at Carrollton, but are improving according to reports. Mrs. Robert Webb gave birth to a 6 lb., 7 oz., boy on Tuesday morning. The young man has been named Robert Leslie.
Deaths: Raymond Ward, 57, Indianapolis; Carrie Jackson, 71, Kirkwood, Mo.

70 years ago – Feb. 13, 1941

In a move, designed to give the county AAA and the County Agent sufficient room, the offices were changed from the Mosley building on West Street to the new Wood building on Church Street. This move gave the agricultural group three general office rooms and a committee room for private conferences.
Deaths: Sam Williamson, 68, victim of a traffic accident, died Wednesday, Feb. 12 at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, of a fractured skull, followed by complications of pneumonia.

80 years ago – Feb. 12, 1931

Arrangements have been completed for the administration of government loan funds to help farmers to buy seed, fertilizer, work stock feed, tractor fuel and spray materials. Farmers whose 1930 crops were damaged 50 percent or more by drought may obtain not to exceed $600 at 5 percent interest. A first lien on crops to be sold will be required. Those with lesser damage will receive loans per regulations.
A double wedding in California included three former residents of Bedford. Thursday afternoon, Feb. 5, 1931, Miss Ethel Bare became the bride of Mr. Lyle R. Wood, and Miss Anna Law was married to Mr. Frank Hardy.
Deaths: Walter Kunkle, 47, Cincinnati.

Hilda Parrish is office manager of The Trimble Banner. She is an avid historian and genealogist and a long-time Bedford resident.