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By Hilda Parrish

30 Years Ago (April 9, 1981)
New officers were named at the FFA banquet after Jack Crowner addressed the attendees. Michael Bailey was presented the Star Farmer award by Kentucky PCA member Randal Banks Friday night. The new Chapter officers are Chris Coghill, Lisa Pyles, Doug Kidwell, Bobby Vest, Doug Powell and Jon Dunlap.

Marcia Haney has been chosen one of the All-State first team and selected as a member of the All-Star Team. Chosen honorable mention on the All-State Team were Debbie Delph and Leatta Staples.

Mrs. Alice Pryor celebrated her 98th birthday on Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29 with family and friends.

Deaths: J.W. Davis, 69, Madison; Arthur Townsend, 65, Pendleton; Virginia S. Hankins, 70, Bedford; Raymond Dale Shepherd, 27, died from injuries sustained in a two car accident on US 42 in Oldham Co.  

50 Years Ago (April 6, 1961)
Sen. Alvin Kidwell, Sparta, formerly of Trimble County, has announced his intention to seek re-election to the post of State Senator.

Glen Perkinson has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant, and he will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill commencing the semester on June 12.

O.F. Callis was elected secretary of the Kentucky Valley Rural Carriers at a meeting of the group at Carrollton Monday night. Mr. Callis has been mail carrier extraordinary, with long and meritorious service on Bedford, route 1.
70 Years ago (April 10, 1941)
 William Obertate announces as candidate for the office of Sheriff as does C. “Tim” Pyles and V. Leonard Miles. Arthur Cutshaw and Clarence W. Graves announces for Trimble County Jailer. Wallace Wright announces for County Clerk and Chester A. Callis announces for Tax Commissioner.

Easter specials at Scott’s Store in Carrollton: “HE” man wash suits for little boys, 25-49 cents; little girl dresses 25 cents; stunning hats 98 cents, ladies’ dresses $1.98 and up; men’s smart suits $14.95-$18.50. And the dinner table: ham 27 cents/lb., potatoes 10 lbs/18 cents; cabbage, new green 2 lbs/9 cents; fresh radishes and green onions one bunch 4 cents available at Clover Farm Stores. At Bedford’s Community Store Jelly Bird Eggs are 3 lbs/25 cents; Seven Day coffee is 3 lbs./39 cents. And the Wagon Wheel Inn on hwy 42, says the wife and children will be thrilled and pleased when you take them to the Wagon Wheel Inn to dine this Easter.  

Deaths: Little Doris Burkhardt, 19 months, died with pneumonia Sunday morning; 11-day old baby of Mr. And Mrs. Claude Law; Henry Obertate, 61, Hunter’s Bottom.

80 Years ago (April 16, 1931)
 Judge R. Frank Peak of Louisville has been made a life member of Bedford Lodge NO. 158 F&AM by unanimous rising vote at a meeting and dinner held at Bedford in his honor.

At a meeting of the Bedford Baseball Club in the Trimble Democrat office last Friday night the principal topic of discussion was the possibility of outfitting the team with new suits this year. No definite decision was reached on the subject, but in all probability the team will play their first game of the season dressed in the new suits. Opening exhibition game of the season will be played here Sunday, April 26th, with the strong Simpsonville nine as the opposing team.

Deaths:  Dr. F. W. Hancock, 55, died as a result of a ruptured appendix; John Anson Morris, Cincinnati, chairman of the American Railway Association; Elmer Abbott, ex-steamboat clerk, 54, Louisville; Samuel Tiller, 50, Turners Station; Mrs. Florence Wooten Oliver, 60, former school teacher; Walter Austin, 79, formerly of Trimble County, Wirt, Ind; Mrs. Zadie K. Duncan, 81, Madison, formerly of Trimble County.