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Looking Back, Do You Remember? | Aug. 2, 2018

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By Jacob Blair

Aug. 4, 1988 (30 years ago)

Plaintiffs in the case against the city of Milton’s demand that non-residents must hook up to a recently-constructed sewer line filed an appeal to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Perry Arnold, representing the plaintiffs, said they were not satisfied that the judgment by Trimble Circuit Judge Dennis Fritz was fair. He said cases take as long as a year or year and a half to go before the appeals court.

The Milton Fire Department’s fire truck was back on the road again. The truck had engine problems earlier in the summer, especially during hot weather. Assistant Fire Chief Ronnie McCane contacted the Ford Motor Company, manufacturers of the truck, who in turn instructed the department to take the vehicle to All State Ford in Louisville for repairs.

Deaths: Rufus D. Snook, 74.

Aug. 1, 1968 (50 years ago)

Construction of the new Trimble County High School is progressing, considerably ahead of schedule, according to Superintendent Joe Ross. Walls and the building roof were expected to be finished before cold weather sets in, with the prospect of moving into the new building by mid-term of the coming year considered pretty good. The work was expected to be complete well within the 600-working days allotted in the contract.

Brenda Adams, Glenda Alexander, Christie Duncan, Kim Fox, Paula Green, Mary Leach, Jeannie Mershall and Connie Taylor were set to vie for the Firemen’s Fair Queen contest later in the month. The girl selected as queen would be Miss Trimble County for 1968-1969.

Jim Walton would be in the local spotlight as master of ceremonies for the Miss Trimble contest. WHAS Radio listeners knew Walton as the voice reading poetry over quiet organ music from 11:30 to midnight during the program Dream Serenade.

Deaths: Wilbur C. Crafton, 69.

Aug. 5, 1943 (75 years ago)

Trimble County’s war bond quota for August was $10,000 for series E bonds and $2,500 of series F and G bonds.

Seaman Charles Stark returned to his base and was assigned sea duty after visiting home on furlough. Sgt. H. Wingham returned to Camp Huelen in Texas after a 10-day furlough with his parents. Ensign J.C. Cantrell Jr. was scheduled to arrive back in Trimble County on a 15-day furlough.

A fire destroyed the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Bailey. The Baileys were at the barn milking when the fire occurred. The cause of the fire was undetermined.

Deaths: Daniel Harrison King, 84.