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LOOKING BACK

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By Hilda Parrish

30 Years Ago (July 23, 1981)
Rafford “Ray” Mullins was hired as football coach of the Trimble County Raiders. In addition, he will teach practical arts at the middle school.
LaMar “Marty” Callis is retiring after 30 years at the Kentucky Highway Maintenance Garage.

Winners at the county fair were Stacey Smith, winner of the Cake Walk; Chris Coghill was a winner at the 4-H horse show in the Western Pleasure class; Laura Martin scored 94 on her Bicycle Rodeo test making her the Winner; and Little Miss Trimble County was 3-year-old Melissa Anne Pyles. The 3-day event drew a large crowd enjoying the many events sponsored by local businesses and individuals of the area.

Birthdays: Brian Russell Ginn, Brent Wingham

Engagements: Jaqueline Perry and Arnold Goode; Catherine Stuart and Prentice Ray Clem.

Deaths: Rev. James Burdine Jr., 59, a national consultant with the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board and former pastor at Union Grove Church; Rev. Chester Aldridge, 78, Eminence, pastor of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church for 41 years; Nellie S. Dunaway, 81, Louisville, a native of Trimble County.

 70 Years ago (July 17, 1941)
 After five days of concentrated effort on the part of seven solicitors from the Town Board, 21 signatures on water connection contracts are still needed before the trustees can approach a bonding company to secure the town’s portion of finance for the construction and installation of a water system. The interest in the water works program is increasing each day and the Town Board is requesting that those persons who have signed the contracts for water contact their neighbor and friend and use their influence in every way possible to get the required number of signed contracts.

The response to the call for fruit jars to be used in the preserving of food stuffs from the school garden has been most gratifying. Even so, the need for more jars still exists. Prof. H.M. Wesley, supervisor of the NYA Garden Project reminds us that all food stuffs canned this summer will feed more students in the school cafeteria this term. Mrs. Milton R. Snyder Jr., Milton PTA President is making the same plea to the Milton citizens. To date, they have canned 254 qts of beans; 164 qts of greens; 48 qts of peas, and 20 gallons of kraut.
Perhaps both school districts will can peaches as it is announced this year’s crop is one of the biggest and best ever grown in Trimble County.

The members of the Bedford Methodist church wish to extend to all members of the former Bethel church a welcome on Sunday July 20.

 80 Years ago (July 23, 1931)
 W.T. Bare was highest bidder, offering $1,105 for the old Trimble County High and Bedford Graded School building. This price includes the main building, gymnasium and foundation, and the purchaser is to remove from the grounds within 90 days. The heating plant does not go.

Thursday of last week several Federal prohibition agents, accompanied by Sheriff J.A. Suddith, arrested Will Taylor, Andrew Ralston and Charlie Percell of Trimble County and Tom Black of Henry County on charges of violation of the prohibition laws. According to reports, five pints of whisky were discovered in Taylor’s car when it was searched near the Bedford city limits. Five gallons of whisky found at the home of Ralston, where it is said Percell was apprehended with Ralston. Some liquor and home brew was found at the home of Black, near Sulpher. Taylor gave bond and the other three were taken to Frankfort. Ralston has now been released on bond.

The pool and lunch room of W.T. Bare was entered some time between 12:30 and 6:30 last Sunday morning and goods valued at between $50 and $100 was taken. The thieves came through a trap door in the attic and left by the front door. Investigation led to Jack Devine and Walter Hood in Science Hollow, where they found part of the stolen goods.

Deaths: Mr. V.G. Stanley, 79, Sulphur; Martin Ashby, 67, Madison, formerly of Milton.