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30 Years Ago —
Feb. 26, 1981
Charlie Frazee, Director, Disaster Emergency Service, met with the Trimble County Fiscal Court this month to talk about setting up a disaster plan for Trimble County. After the meeting, he and Bill Saunders, who retired from civil defense a few years ago, went on to talk about planning with County Civil Defense Director Vincent Oakley. Larry Chandler and George Yenowine attended in-state radiological training classes in the recent months and Frazee expressed the hope that they would take additional radiological training later this year at the Nevada test site, with expenses paid by Disaster Emergency Service. We need to work together to meet the needs of a county in any disaster, Frazee told the court.
The TCMS 8th grade team was forced to settle with 4th place in their own tournament last Saturday, as Anderson County and South Oldham dealt the Raiders consecutive losses. East Shelby defeated Anderson County in the championship game to take home first place.
Deaths: Beverly C. Garriott, 82, Pendleton, Sam Jackson, 82, New Castle, David T. Maddox, 89, Pasadena, Texas, Harry M. Mahoney, 91, Jeffersonville.
50 years ago —
March 2, 1961
Area paralyzed as Blizzard strikes Saturday night and well into Sunday in the Trimble and surrounding area. Visibility was about seven or eight inches in the rampaging white deluge of nature. Many travelers passing through Trimble County came face to face with that immobile realm beyond usual experience. They abandoned their stalled vehicles and searched for that glimmering lighted window down the road. And many homes afforded to large numbers with the kind of hospitality that all others in the county can praise and applaud. Snow measuring upwards to 12 inches was swept by whirling wind into drifts six and eight feet deep. It was the quickest, most paralyzing blow struck in the area in several years. Stalled vehicles and drifts stopped the county and state crews from clearing the roadways. Many stranded motorist found comfort in homes while others found shelter and hospitality in the Bedford Methodist church and in the Bedford Christian church. Motels and hotels in the area gave free lodging. Some 25 persons stayed at the E.S. Craig home and 16 were at the David Craig residence, as a section of highway 42 south of Bedford became drifted enough to trap motorist in vicinity of the Craig homes. Down at Lucy’s Truck Stop-old Colonial Inn-at the foot of Bedford hill, there were 172 crammed into that place and most stayed 24 hours. Mrs. Robert Bray had a couple of tractor rides and stops along the way to Carrollton to outrun the stork. Many of the stranded were soldiers on their way to base or to family, some traveled by bus, but one soldier staying at Christine Mullikin’s home was in his car and was laden with supplies. He pooled such supplies as eggs and other edibles. Miss Mullikin vouched that he was also very adept at cooking and everyone fared bountifully.
Deaths: Willie McKinney, 54, daughter of Mrs. Rose McKinney and the late William McKinney; Kimberly Sue Newman, four weeks old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Ray Newman; Albert Bowman, 51, died following a heart attack suffered while assisting a stranded motorist in the treacherous snow storm.
70 Years ago —
March 6, 1941
In Friday night’s basketball brawl, at Milton, and the last scheduled game of the season before tournament-time the Big Blues of the TCHS tripped-up the Black and Gold Panthers of the MHS and threw them for a loss of 42-35 for the second win over this team during the season. Scoring for Bedford were H. Tingle 17, Callis 8, J. Tingle 8, Craig 6, Hayden 2 and substitute Spillman 1. For the panthers Stockdale 14, Liter 5, Neal 8, Ward, 6 and subs H. Liter 2; played without scoring for Milton were Ewing and Luckett.
Deaths: Terrie Morgan Banks, 7-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Banks, Milton.
80 Years Ago —
March 5, 1931
George Newby, who has closed his garage at Campbellsburg, is now associated with Joe Frost and Johnny Harmon at Terrell Bros., local Ford dealers.TCHS Blue Demons, basketball champions of the sixteenth district, have gone through extensive training this week preparing to defend their title at the annual tournament which opens at New Castle today, Thursday with seventeen boys teams and ten girls teams competing for honors.
Deaths: Frank Morgan, 30, Patton’s creek, son of John Morgan.