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By Hilda Parrish

30 Years Ago (Jan. 7, 1982)

Judge Robert Hawkins had a busy week giving the oath of office to the Trimble County fiscal court; Virgil Welty, Orville Smith, Richard Webster and Morris Garrett took the oath for Magistrates and Clyde (Jack) Greenwood as judge/executive. Frank Kidwell is new jailer and Mary Ann Welty is the Deputy Judge/Executive. Robert Moore is County Clerk and Deputy clerks are Helen Moore and Wanda Banta. Judge Hawkins gave oaths to County Attorney Bobby True and Sherrif Howard Long; Coroner William Ransdell with Deputy coroners Rod MacGregor and Betty Ransdell; and Constables David B. Craig and Gene Cutshaw rounded out the county’s new lineup.
Bedford City Commissioners were Woodie Bruther, Karen Fox, Wynn Bachmann, and Eck McCane assuming their official roles on Monday. Their first act of city business was to admonish the town people to pay their taxes. Eck McCane will have the responsibility to see all street lights are lit; Woodie Bruther has assumed the responsibility of garbage pickup complaints. Karen Fox is alternate clerk and will act in that capacity if Pam Brady, City Clerk, isn’t available.  

Obits: Cordie Jackson, 89, Bedford; T.J. Maxwell, 64, Milton; Gilbert Wright, 83, Milton; Orville Jones, 74, Anchorage; Carrie Louise Bell, 92, Bedford.

70 Years Ago (Jan. 1, 1942)

Pvt. John Allan Ball and Pvt. James Boatwright, who have been stationed at Camp Wallace, Texas, have been transferred to Ft. McDowell, Angel Island, which is a small island in San Francisco Bay.

Due to the shortage of rubber, tire rationing has begun. Members of the board in Trimble County are R.E. Clem, Orvel Adcock and Breathitt A. Hutcherson.

Genon Ginn and Bernard Broad were married Dec. 22, 1941. Sylvis Colbert and Mount Tingle married Dec. 24. Margaret Pyles and Vernon Ogden were married Sunday Dec. 28. Mary Jo Pyles and Johnny Perkinson were quietly married Dec. 24, 1940, and it was so quietly that it never was known until now.

Junior class of TCHS presented a three-act comedy “Silas Smidge from Turnip Ridge” Saturday, Dec. 20.

Deaths: Frank Foree Gatewood, 86, Bedford; Mrs. W. S. Welty, the former Roxie Hunter, 56, Bedford; Harvey Casper Shelley, 49, Canip; Leonard Newton Strange, 64, Carroll County.

80 Years Ago (Jan. 7, 1932)

 Getting the New Year off to a good start: Sheriff J.A. Suddith and Deputies Warner Ford and Alva Duncan came upon a 15 gallon still at the mouth of Broadway Hollow along with 125 gallons of mash. Two men were arrested and were later released on their own recognizance but the still is still in jail.

Edna Pyles and Wallace Wright married at the home of Rev. Steiger in Latonia; Attorney Eugene Mosley and Bettye Smith were married in the Rectory of the Cathedral of the Assumption, Louisville. Hubert Burrows and Reva Spillman were married Sunday, Jan. 3. Harry A. Miles and Bertha B. Brown were married in Madison on Thursday. Frances Ward and Sam Nutgrass wed Dec. 31 in Taylorsville

Deaths: Mrs. Lula Clifford, exactly 28, died at the home of her father, Mr. Sam Craig, in Oldham County; Squire John T. Cull, 75, near Union Grove, being the only Republican magistrate Trimble County ever had, having served in that capacity by appointment at one time many years ago; George D. Ewing, 70, Pattonsburg, Mo.; Mrs. Lou Browning Staples, 73, Wises Landing; Katie Archer Miles, 71, Palmyra.  

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