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  • Feb. 6, 1986 (30 years ago)
    The Kentucky State Police at the LaGrange Post report that fatal accidents and fatalities have been reduced for the post area in reporting their summary for 1985. In 1984, 18 people were killed in 16 accidents, compared to 13 people killed in 12 accidents in 1985 There were 452 driving under the influence arrests; 10,929 citations issued; 3,637 courtesy notices; 2,079 motorist assists; 3,401 complaint calls; 930 accidents investigated; 1,029 felony and misdemeanor cases opened; 646 felony and misdemeanor arrests.

  • I suffer from a rare malady. It’s called Unintentional Clamor Syndrome. Basically, the more I try to be quiet, the louder I become. When my condition is active I will manage to tip over objects which have been in the same location for years. The ensuing crash is usually spectacular and deafening. Once I’ve created an unexpected noise it is guaranteed to cause the dogs to bark, the cats to flee, my mother-in law to drop a stitch in her knitting, and the neighbors to shake their heads in dismay.

  • Jan. 30, 1986 (30 years ago)

  • My family and I were watching a Doomsday movie about a pair of rogue comets hitting the Earth causing an extinction level event. I really don’t know why I watch these kinds of movies because I am always disturbed afterwards and have trouble sleeping. I have insomnia so these worries about extinction level events do nothing to help me sleep; so I experience 4:30 a.m. This part of the morning is the time when my worries about all things dark and gloomy hold sway over my thoughts.

  • Dec. 5, 1985 (30 years ago)
    An encouraging start toward saving the growers’ burley tobacco program was registered with the opening of the 1985 markets, and tobacco leaders are seeing hopeful signs that the trend will continue, according to the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association. On opening day  the eight-state belt sold 39.3 million pounds, of which only 11.1 percent, or 4.2 million pounds were taken under loan by the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association.

  • By CRYSTAL CAUDILLO

  • I have come to the realization that the amount of time, energy and stress invested in hair is simply not worth the effort. When I was younger I would agonize for hours over my hair. Using mousse, curling irons, blow dryers and more mousse I would fuss and fret, rewash, use more mousse and finally leave the bathroom with my hair looking pretty much the same. I’m not certain what look I was trying to achieve but I never seemed to meet that objective.

  • Nov. 21, 1985 (30 years ago)
    A Bedford City employee, Jim Jennings was injured last week after a chemical gas explosion when a sewer line broke at the system’s treatment plant. Jennings was taken to Carroll County Memorial Hospital and immediately transferred to King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Ind. He was put into intensive care and kept for three days under observation. Jennings is recovering but is still weak.

  • What has happened to Halloween?  Every year I launch into the planning and development phase of my All Hallows Eve décor. I develop a theme, search for props, and throw myself headlong into the project. Last year I saw a decoration with an intriguing name at a particular store. As I considered this item I was disappointed in the lack of imagination that went into the design. Stealing the name, I immediately began to plan my vision.

  • Nov. 14, 1985 (30 years ago)
    The Bedford city commissioners are concerned about the city’s liability insurance. Mayor Jim Black said at the last city meeting that while the insurance company had not yet received any letters regarding the situation yet, there could be little or no notice of the city’s insurance being cancelled. Black said that the city’s insurance comes due January 8 but if the policy is renewed, the commission could expect a 30, 40 or 50 percent increase in rates.  

  • This article will deviate slightly from my usual nonsense. True to form the subject matter will describe experiences to which we can all relate. However, the subject is bittersweet; although not completely lacking in nonsense…..

  • Nov. 7, 1985 (30 years ago)
    Jack Couch wins big in Tuesday’s general election in Trimble County as the voter’s choice for Trimble County Judge Executive. Couch is a self-proclaimed conservative. A family man who is active in the Methodist church, he acknowledges that the position of Judge Executive in Trimble County will be a real challenge. Couch, a Democrat, defeated Republican Dudley Andrew 961 votes to 205.

  • Oct. 31, 1985 (30 Years Ago)
    Kentucky’s sick road fund can’t provide essential highway services. And people in Trimble County are among those in the “growth” areas of the state who are paying a high price for inadequate roads. That was the message Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency’s board got today from Jack Fish, President of Kentuckians for Better Transportation, at a Bedford meeting.