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LOOKING BACK

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By Hilda Parrish

30 Years Ago (Oct. 14, 1982)
Trimble County Sheriff Howard Long is still investigating the plane crash of a Cessna 182 into the Ohio River last July 4.

The Milton Town Board received a complete set of plans and Joe Ballard, from the construction-engineering firm, said that a copy of the plans had been sent to the state for approval and any revisions that would be deemed necessary. If revisions were not needed, the target date for letting out the contract for construction of the system would be six months.

The City of Bedford commissioners were told that all sewer lines would be in by Tuesday, Oct. 12. Bedford Mayor James Black said people in Ransdell subdivision could hook on any time they want to. Most people seem to be pleased even though there have been complaints about broken water lines, dust mud and torn up streets and yards.

People from Detroit, Chicago and West Virginia have been arrested for harvesting marijuana in what is called “Corn Creek Heaven.” Maps of the area were printed and sold in a Head Shop, which is an outlet for pot smoking devices. Trimble County Sheriff Howard Long and deputies, Denny Long and Glen Wheeler spent most of Monday cutting and burning marijuana on Cooper’s Bottom that Long said would have been worth $2,000,000 on the street.

The Trimble Co. Raider football team spent the whole night in the end zone racking up points on the scoreboard in a 59-14 romp over Wheelwright.

Deaths: Mrs. David Weedman, 29, LaGrange.   

70 Years Ago (Oct. 13, 1942)
During the past week the T.B. Putman Company of Ft. Wayne, Ind. has been moving equipment across the Milton-Madison Ohio River Bridge into Trimble county preparatory to paving state road 37 from Bedford to Milton with concrete 18 feet wide.

A detachment of the First Mechanized Cavalry, United States Army, stationed at Fort Knox, enroute from Holabird Quartermaster Depot, Baltimore, Maryland, camped at the Bedford Springs here Wednesday afternoon and night.

Trimble County students enrolled at the University of Kentucky at Lexington for the first term is Aurelia Terrell, Graham Spillman, Payne Rodgers, Allan Rodgers, Norman O’Neal, Maurice Clem, Terrell Bray and Joseph McCord.

Sixty guests from the Liberty neighborhood gathered to celebrate October birthdays for Frances Stockdale, Maurice Bowman, Nannie B. Hamilton, Helen Lee Maddox, Mrs. Harry Mosser and Russell Owen.

Deaths: Mrs. Adelia Lane, 80, Madison.

 80 Years Ago (Oct. 15, 1932)
Trimble county schools collected approximately 110,000 pounds of scrap since Monday.

Prof. Dan Terrell was recently appointed Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

Vernon Craig has pledged to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Georgetown College.

Boys who wrote letters home: Pvt. Robert C. Hancock, Las Vegas, Nev., Lee Roy Meredith, Tucson, Ariz., Johnny Harmon, San Francisco, Calif., James Wilbur Branch Sr., Still in the USA, Pvt. Carroll D. Welch, Paterson, N.J. J.C. Wright in training at Great Lakes, Ill., Pfc. Louis D. Alexander is home on furlough. Corp. Guy W. Williams, is here on 14 days furlough from Sheppard Field, Tex.

Alice Louise Ginn and Virgil Robert Welty were married Oct. 7.

New parents: Mr. and Mrs. James Tandy, girl; Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Sachleben, boy: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Gosman; girl.

The Baptist homes are all asked to donate a chicken on foot Sunday at the church for the Orphans Home children, due to meat shortage.

Deaths: Frank W. Wolfe, Campbellsburg; Vivian Thomas McManis, 55, Bedford; George Heveline, 79, Madison.

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