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By Dave Taylor

April 12, 1984 (30 Years Ago)
Trimble County High School juniors Amy Andrew, Mark Perkinson and Jamie Proctor have been selected to attend the 1984 Governor’s Scholars Program by Governor Martha Layne Collins. The five-week special enrichment program will be held this summer at the University of Kentucky and Centre College. The program, held last year for the first time, offers a broad range of courses, speakers and activities.
There were 10 break-ins in the county last week. Nine of the forced entries were in Burkhardt Bottom in Milton. All of the damage was done to trailers. Damages were in the amount of approximately $2,000  and items worth over $1,000 were taken. The sheriff’s department is investigating.
The TCHS Symphonic Band gave their annual spring concert  last Monday at the Hanover College Recital Hall. The concert was a great success with nearly 200 people attending. The band also was in state competition Saturday at Oldham County. The band received Superior ratings from all three judges. The middle school band received an excellent rating overall.
Senator Walter Dee Huddleston has appointed Jerry Powell as Trimble County campaign chairman for Huddleston’s re-election. Powell is a vice president at the Bedford Loan & Deposit Bank. Lt. Governor Steve Beshear serves as one of six statewide co-chairs of the campaign. Huddleston is seeking a third term in Washington.

April 9, 1964 (50 Years Ago)
Soft shades of coloring has  added much beauty to the interior of the Trimble County courthouse as practically all of the rooms have been painted. It was the first interior painting of the courthouse since it was rebuilt and painted following a devastating 1952 fire.
Members of Milton Lion’s Club celebrated the club’s 15th anniversary with a program held at the Milton Elementary School. Fifteen-year Charter Chevrons were presented to Luther Anderson, Charles Kruse, Wilbur Wood, James Tandy, John Crim, Carl Allen, W.E. Spillman, Robert Coffin, William Raker and Vincent Oakley.
Trimble County jail has been greatly improved in the past two years with the addition of cells in the downstairs area, but there are other things vital to the overall jail program. Most of all in importance is the need of a shower. Any place is bound to get filthy where filth is allowed to breed, and because a person is in jail is no cause to allow things in modern times of possible cleanliness to be as nasty as it was at Andersonville prison during the Civil War. People in jail deserve to be treated in ways of preservation of health and modes of cleanliness just the same as anyone anywhere.
Television sets will get a new look this spring when FCC regulations making all-channel receivers mandatory. After April 28 all sets manufactured will have to be capable of receiving UHF channels (14-82) as well as the more common VHF stations (channels 2-13).

April 13, 1939 (75 Years Ago)
It remains in the hands of Trimble County people as to whether they get lights in farm homes. County Agent Wallace Campbell has been notified by Washington authorities that $100,000 has been set aside for a Rural Electrification Project in Trimble County and in order to get the project they must have enough people signed to run the line. The project requirements are an average of three members per mile who agree to pay a minimum of about $3.25 per month for 40 kilowatts for a period of one year. These 40 kilowatts are enough to run the average farm home. This will run the washing machine, iron, radio, lights, refrigerator, which when the cost for doing the same things with coal, wood or kerosene will run considerably more if you sit down and figure the cost.
The residence belonging to Mrs. Mattie Ashby in the Pleasant Retreat area and occupied by Mr. Pryor Luckett and family was completely destroyed by fire Saturday afternoon together with the contents, the family being absent. All of the churches in Milton are pitching in to help the family.