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LOOKING BACK

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By Hilda Parrish

30 Years Ago (July 2, 1981)

In accordance with a plan well constructed by Charlie Just, the defensive intimidation plastered by Marcia Haney on Cheryl Cook, Indiana Miss Basketball, was the key to Kentucky All-Stars victory over Indiana All-Stars Saturday night in Louisville. The Kentucky plan in pre-game practice all week had been to intimidate Cook, and work the ball to Kentucky’s Miss Basketball, Lillie Mason. It all came out about right, as Haney tightened the scoring reins on Cook to the extent that she made only ten points to Mason’s 20 points. In the third quarter Kentucky was down by 12 points. At the end of the period they were down by 10. Diane Stephens, 5-9 guard from Louisville’s Southern High School, scored the first six points in the final quarter cutting the margin to 46-42. Haney netted two free throws and Mason scored off a lob pass from Haney making a 46 even game with 5:33 left, Indiana gained two with 4:06 left; then Haney knotted for Kentucky with two free throws and Mason made it 50-48 off a lob pass from Haney. Cook connected at 2:36 with a 12-footer to knot it at 50. With 39 seconds to go, Stephens threw the ball out of bounds, and after a timeout, the Hoosiers made a basket for 52-50 advantage. Haney sank an 18-footer with just 16 seconds to play to tie the game at 52 all. In the overtime Indiana took a quick 54-52 lead. Mason tied at 2:01, than gave Kentucky its game-winning points on a lay-up off a Haney pass with 55 seconds left.

The Trimble Banner Democrat moved July 1 from its location on Main St. to a building on Spring St. in Bedford, know as the old Pecar general merchandising center.

Deaths: Sadie Rowlett, 88, Milton; Lucy Egerton, 75, Louisville, former resident of Trimble County.

 70 Years ago (June 26, 1941)

“Get customers’ signatures on contracts is your next step toward the beginning of the water works project!” declared H.B. deForbes, engineer in charge of construction before a special called session of the Town Board of Bedford, last Thursday night. Before the project could begin, it would be necessary for the Town to make some assurance that their portion of the funds could be secured. To do this the Town will be forced to sell bonds. But before any bonding company will accept municipal bonds they must have assurance that the payments for the retirement of the bonds will be made as they fall due. They need 125 customers to insure the eventual payout at a rate of $3,000 per year for twenty years. The Board and Mr. Forbes are of the opinion that customers’ signatures will be obtained and the water works will be begun before the end of the summer.

Deaths: O.C. Swisher, 39, Louisville, a former Trimble resident; Mrs. Effie Virginia Oak, 32, wife of Frank Oak.  

 80 Years ago (July 2, 1931)

Bedford ball team does their best in hot weather. In the past two weeks they have won three games in a row. Victorious over LaGrange with an 8-3 score, Ghent with a 5-3, Ghent making all three scores in the first inning and Bedford made all five runs in the eighth, and on June 28th, the Bedford team “put the fixin’s” on Madison with a 6-3 win at Bedford Springs Ball Park.

Madison-Bedford-Louisville bus service was resumed Wednesday, July 1, after having been discontinued while the Louisville and Bedford road was in process of construction.

At a meeting of the members and those interested in the Hunter’s Bottom Lutheran cemetery held last Sunday afternoon it was voted to make the Hunter’s Bottom cemetery one with perpetual care. It was decided to hold on the first Thursday of August each year an annual homecoming, when all the friends will gather for a big celebration.

John Pardo brought to our office an exhibit of 10 heads of timothy hay that measured more than a foot in length.

Deaths: Mrs. E.J. Fenstermacher, Carrollton, sister of Mr. C.S. Tandy.