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30 Years Ago (June 18, 1981)
The Trimble Banner Democrat is moving to the building remembered by some as the old Pecar building. A move from the present main street location will take place around July 1.
Mary Ann Bowman, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Ronald Bowman, graduated from Sullivan Junior College of Business on Friday, June 12.
Steve Joslin, son of Mr. And Mrs. David Joslin was honored on the Dean’s List for the Spring Semester, 981 at Western Kentucky University.
Annual Corn Creek Reunion was held last Sunday.
The Trimble County Fiscal Court discussed the water bill they received for the amount of $326.78 for the Trimble County Recreational Park and they decided it was not the county’s responsibility to pay the bill. Court members agreed that they would pay the amount they actually did owe for the month of March, if anything. In discussion it was stated that the water commission of Trimble Water district No. 1 was asked to cut off water service to the park and winterize the system. Obviously, it is said, this was done since the last bill in 1980 was present for payment in November and it was a bill of October service. No further bills for water at the park in the month of December, January, February, March and April.
70 Years ago (June 12, 1941)
After 61 continuous and faithful years of service, as a country newspaper correspondent, Mr. Perry Bates has relinquished his pen and retired from active duty. Mr. Bates began his newspaper career as a correspondent for the old Milton Free Press, writing under the pen name of Signor Castello. Later he made regular contributions to the Mossback. When in 1899 the Milton Free Press and the Banner Democrat, then the Trimble Banner, merged Mr. Bates continued his writings. Age crept upon him as a thief in the night and in the early part of this year he turned his pen over to his son, Frank Bates.
In compliance with an order from the National Selective Service Board, Robert Louis Law, Gerold Thomas Ward and James Herman Andrews are the first three from Trimble County to be drafted. All other calls have been answered with volunteers.
A few more names are needed to fill out the friendship quilt, which is being made by the Adult class of the Bedford Methodist Church for the repair of the church. It is only ten cents a name and anyone wishing their name thereon should contact Mrs. J.K. Garriott, Mrs. A.B. Lehue or Mrs. Willie Buchanan.
An ordinance enacted by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Bedford, Kentucky setting the cost of license for businesses charged $2.50 for auctioneer, $5 for florist, auto dealership $10, but retail beer is $50, Billard or pool parlor, first table $40, additional table $2.50 each, circus, menagerie or carnival up to a week $50, and Liquor stores $200. And insurance companies are $10 with an additional $2.50 per agent. Licenses due on July 1 of each year.
On Monday, June 9, 1941, a crew of 22 men, under the supervision of government agents, began the attempt to exterminate the weed locally known as wild or Indian Hemp from the farm of Mr. Iziah “Jerry” Williams. The weed, though useful for the manufacture of rope, contains in its leaves a narcotic that when used, causes a person to become temporally unable to tell right from wrong. Its effects vary with the user. Some sleep it off while others commit violent crimes, which they would not do unless affected by the drug. Over a period of time it causes insanity. There is now a season license for the growing of it as a fiber that cost one dollar a season.
80 Years ago (June 18, 1931)
A letter written to the public by the Fiscal Court magistrates explains why they have rescinded the gas filling station lease. F.W. Wolfe has consented to void the contract.
An ill-fated rum runner scatters “Canadian Liquor” by roadside at the top of Milton Hill Tuesday and his car with 700 pints of Whisky went up in smoke as a 100 or more bottles were scattered on Route 37. Those bottles not broken were quickly picked up by persons at the scene. It is not known if the car caught on fire or was set on fire as the driver and his female companion were gone along with the license plates. The car was a total wreck and Sheriff Suddith had it towed to Terrell’s garage in Bedford. Sheriff Suddith, assisted by Madison police, found the occupants of the liquor-laden car in a rooming house in Madison. They gave their names as Pearson Whipple and Ruth Black. Trial was held Wednesday and Whipple was found guilty of transporting liquor illegally and fined $100 and 30 days in jail. Charges against Miss Black were dismissed.
Deaths: Joseph A. Garriott, 87, Wirt, Ind., formerly of Milton, Imogene Pyles, 8 year old niece of Mr. And Mrs. Marvin Pyles, Carrollton.