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By Hilda Parrish

30 Years Ago (Dec. 31, 1981)

Keith Ball, ASCS manager, said this week that 80 percent of the Trimble county tobacco crop has been stripped. Sales commence again on Monday.
A 2-percent penalty will go on all unpaid taxes January 1, 1982, according to Sheriff David B. Craig.

Chantel Courtney, daughter of DeeDee and Shane Courtney is one year old and doing what any normal one year old would do. Chantel was born two months early and weighed only 3 pounds, one ounce.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Wright will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 10 at the Bedford Christian Church.

Trimble Nursing Center celebrated Christmas with Santa and gifts for all the residents. There was a special activity planned for every day Christmas week.

Deaths: Mrs. Louise Rowlett Richmond, 73, Milton; Mrs. Ethel Young, 85, Bedford.

70 Years ago (Dec. 18, 1941)

In accordance with a time-honored custom, employees of The Trimble Democrat will be given a vacation next week (Christmas Week) and this will be the last issue of the paper until January 1, 1942. With the sincere hope that you and yours may enjoy happiness, health and prosperity at Christmas time and during the New Year we bid you adieu until January 1, 1942.

Bedford, Ky., December 16, 1941 Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a doll and a nursery set for Christmas? Course I want some candy and orange, too. Thank you. Mary Kathleen Young.

Woody’s Finer Food, Bedford announces: Florida extra large oranges, doz. 15cents; Rome Beauty Apples 4 lbs. 9cents; Christmas Candy, mix lb. 12-1/2 cents, Peanut Brittle, lb 12-1/2 cents; Orange Slices 10 cents.

Used Cars 28 to choose from priced to sell from $50-$450 at Swing Inn 3-1/2 miles south of Bedford on U.S. Hwy. 42.

80 Years ago (Dec. 24, 1931)

The warm, spring-like weather is causing the snakes to come out from their places of concealment to celebrate Christmas. Sunday, Ralph Thompson, on Fisher Ridge, killed a black snake near his residence, his snakeship measuring between four and five feet stretched full length in the beautiful sunshine, perhaps looking for Santa Claus.

As it is the custom of The Trimble Democrat to issue no paper during the Christmas holidays, the office force will take a vacation next week. There are 53 Thursdays in 1931, which makes this the 52nd edition of the paper for the year. The Trimble Democrat wishes, in conclusion, to thank its subscribers, advertisers, correspondents, and all who in any way have contributed to our cause during the year now passing into history. With heart-felt concern for their health, prosperity and happiness, and wishing each and all a Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year, we bid you an affectionate farewell until Jan. 7, 1932.

Deaths: Mr. Charles Alva Powell, Indianapolis, formerly of Milton; Horace Anderson, Philadelphia, formerly of Bedford.

April 16, 1904

More snow and rain. Tobacco is ‘booming.’ The peach trees are almost in bloom. Born, April 11, to jailer Browning and wife, a 12-pound girl.

Pierce Brothers have bought the Coleman farm on Little Kentucky, all except the dower. Tom Bailey and sons have purchased the Sulphur-Bedford mail route from Louis Morris, of Sulphur. Mrs. Katherine Greenwood, who has been sick, is better.

Little Robert Clem has been suffering with a sprained arm for the past week, but is recovering nicely. Mr. and Mrs. Dow Cutshaw have returned from Indianapolis. Mrs. Cutshaw is very sick with typhoid fever at the home of her father, Mr. John Gatewood, near town. Mrs. S.Y. Cutshaw is in Louisville under treatment for her eyes. It was feared that the sight of one of them would be lost, but the last report says it can be saved.

Miss Callie Vanhook visited her father, Mr. Charlie Vanhook, near Pendleton. E.B. McCain, Miss Lillie May and Mr. Bruce Carr went Sunday and accompanied her home.

Frank Maddox arrived Monday from Pueblo, Col. Frank looks well and says that his health is in first-class condition. He has gained 40 pounds since his stay there. His wife’s health is also good, and both are well pleased with their new home.

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