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By Hilda Parrish

30 Years Ago (Sept. 17, 1981)
 Dr. Rod MacGregor is in his new doctor’s office and is taking patients. His staff consists of Melinda Bray and Kathy Drake.

Trimble County Saddle Club won first place of all horse clubs entered in the Carroll Co. Tobacco Festival parade. The club had 25 riders.
Milton elementary and Trimble County Middle School are holding organization meetings for cub and boy scouts clubs.

Grant County Invitational this past weekend saw Trimble County Lady Raiders place 12th out of 16 teams. They will travel to Covington Catholic this Saturday were 40 teams will be represented.

Deaths: Mary Jane Morgan, 54, Bedford; Pearl Driskell, 76, Carrollton.

50 Years ago (Sept. 14, 1961)
The first time since April 30th, the call went out for the Bedford Volunteer firemen, but they were right in position and ready to go. The summon was for a mere brush fire at the Elmer Harmon residence in Bedford and it was already under control when the firemen arrived Tuesday afternoon. The engine was back in the firehouse within ten minutes after departure. It had been a long time since the siren had wailed to call the firemen out, but not a pointer of fast procedure had been lost.

Glen A. Fisher has been promoted to the rank of captain in the Kentucky National Guard. He received the promotion on July 13 while at the two weeks summer training.

The annual Fish Fry for Milton Elementary is set for Saturday, October 28.

Births: Frank Gregory Heveline, Sept. 8; Ginger Elizabeth Powell, Aug. 30.

Deaths: Otto Schirmer, 90, Ghent; Bert Hood, 73, Milton; Henry Yancey, 89, Milton; Mrs. Martha C. Banks, 90, Milton; Charles C. Peck, 85, Austin, Texas; Byron Black died Wednesday at Hines Hospital in Chicago. No other details are known.

 70 Years ago (Sept. 11, 1941)
 Water project is still shy 17 contracts. The town needs these contracts signed soon or they will lose the appropriation money extended to them for the water program. Hopefully someone will persuade them to sign the contract-the board has made repeated efforts to secure these signatures without any luck-maybe you can get them.

School starts Monday and every parent and pupil should be present if possible. In November there will be an amendment voted on that, if passed, will give Trimble a share in more money for its schools, more opportunities for its youth. Let every voter in Trimble County help make the children of this county have equal opportunities with their cousins in the more favored communities by going to the polls and casting a vote for the amendment.

Bedford PTA and WPA have set a county record for canning 86 gallons of peaches to be used during the school year.

Weddings: Clara Frances Wilson and Marvin Earl Gosman Sept. 6; Reva Ford and Clyde Carroll, Sept. 3.

Deaths: Albert Trout, 71, Lyndon.

80 Years ago (Sept. 17, 1931)
Clean-up campaign to start in Bedford Monday morning with the health department sponsoring the removal of weeds and trash.

Herman Dougherty over on Little Kentuck, raises goats and in his herd he has a billy that was born during extremely cold weather and his back legs froze off. Having never known about the convenience of back legs, he soon was resourceful enough to keep up with the rest of the herd and can out run some of them. He is at a disadvantage going uphill but wins every time on the trip back down.

County Fair Catalogs will be off the press and ready for distribution last of this week. The fair, sponsored by the Joe McCain Post No. 75, American Legion, will be Oct. 9 and 10. Come early and stay late and enjoy every department of the two-day event.

A barn filled with feed and implements on Mr. James Burkhardt’s farm in Trout’s Bottom, was destroyed by fire one day last week. Two or three buildings nearby were also destroyed and the loss to Mr. Burhardt and family is heavy, there being no insurance on buildings or contents. The origin is unknown.

Deaths: Joseph Powell, 82, former sheriff, Bedford; Eliza Stockdale, 76, Canaan, Ind. at the home of her daughter.

Hilda Parrish is office manager of The Trimble Banner. She is an avid historian and genealogist and a long-time Bedford resident.