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LOOKING BACK

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By Dave Taylor

Feb. 3, 1983 (30 Years Ago)

Longtime Trimble educator and current Milton Elementary School Principal J.W. Sachleben was named acting Superintendent of Trimble County Schools last week. Sachleben fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Dr. Billy Stout. Sachleben will continue as Milton principal for the time being. Carole Martin was reappointed Board Chairman.

The Trimble County Lady Raiders defeated Carroll County in high school basketball by a 50-37 score marking the first varsity win by the Lady Raiders in their new gymnasium (now the Trimble County Middle School gym).

The Trimble County Raiders fell to Spencer County in the annual basketball Homecoming game by a 60-47 score. Chris Carder and Lee Pierce were crowned the Homecoming King and Queen during the event.

Deaths: Ethel Cain Dean, 94 of Sulphur, died Jan. 26, 1983 at Suburban Hospital in Louisville. Doris June Dethridge, 50, died Jan. 30, 1983 at her residence on route one Carrollton.

Jan. 31, 1963 (50 Years Ago)

Winter’s clutching grip has been firm since the 23rd of January. Record lows were reported in the county last week, all the way down to 24 below zero. Service men for furnaces were working around the clock, as fuel oil became too jellied to feed from the tank to the furnace. Screams for help were also being sounded for plumbers as water pipes and water pumps were freezing and bursting. Ice kept piling up in the Ohio River until the jam of “frozen over” finally came, thus marking the first time since 1948 that the river had frozen over. Besides the intense cold the area has had snow-drifting problems, as wind and swirling snow piled up drifts over the county area on Jan. 25. Schools were closed several days.

Oather Lynch, down Mt. Pleasant way, has tracks of The Bedford Thing in the snow, tracks he says are the size of a “dinner plate.” Lynch said one of Boyd Smith’s boys tracked The Thing to one of the several caves in the Mt. Pleasant area. The time will come when some Trimble countian will capture The Thing, and the folks sold on the idea that it’s all too silly will gawk in amazement.

Deaths: Howard Ray Cutshaw, 60, died Jan. 22, 1963 at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital. Alda Lucretia Kendall, 89, died Jan. 28, 1963 at her home on Bray Ridge.

Feb. 3, 1938 (75 Years Ago)

Tobacco growers in Trimble County will meet at the courthouse in Bedford this Saturday afternoon for the explicit purpose of electing a delegate to attend the state meeting in the interest of promoting a co-operative association for marketing of tobacco. The state meeting is to be held in Louisville on Feb. 12, 1938. The meeting in Kentucky’s metropolis will act upon the suggestions from the various counties and will endeavor to complete the organization. Any movement that can work in the farmer’s interest must have the whole-hearted support of every producer of the weed in the state.

Vote of the principals of the Twenty-ninth District designated the Trimble County High School as the place to hold the annual district basketball tournament. This district is composed of the counties of Oldham and Trimble, with high schools at LaGrange,  Crestwood, Liberty, Milton and Bedford. The votes of the principals of the Eighth Region selected Trimble County High School as host for the Eighth Region Basketball Tournament, which will be made up of the winners and runners-up in the four districts that make up the region. The selection of Bedford as the place to hold these tournaments is a tribute to the hospitality of the people of Bedford and Trimble County. For the last several years the tournaments have been held here. Another consideration why the coaches and principals of this region select Bedford for the site of the annual tournament is the fact that she has one of the best gymnasiums in the state, which can accommodate more spectators for the games than can be found elsewhere. A third reason is the fact that Bedford is centrally located on excellent highways and is easily accessible from every part of the region.