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By Hilda Parrish

30 Years Ago (March 11, 1982)
Mrs. Debra Ball’s fourth grade class made a miniature city of Washington, D.C. with buildings carved out of Ivory soaps.

Gallatin brings Trimble Co. JV girls season to an end. The Wildcats defeated the Raiders in the 31st district tournament by 40-35.

Deaths: Virginia Katherine Jackson Beckley, 56, Louisville; Louis E. Bierck, 95, Milton.

70 Years Ago (March 5, 1942)
Demons nose out Milton to close the season. Of 22 games played in their regular schedule their only lose was to Valley, NCKC champions. Members of the squad who have been the most active this year are Hayward Tingle, Vernon Craig, Jack Tingle, Gene Hayden, Leonard Spillman, Jimmie Black, John Russell Bowman and Glenn Lee Hutcherson.

 80 Years Ago (March 10, 1932)
The Trimble County High School Blue Demons captured the 25th high school district basketball championship for boys at the tournament held at McCain auditorium here Friday and Saturday nights of last week. This is the second time the Blue Demons have won the district championship, having captured the title for the first time in the tourney at New Castle two years ago. The championship for girls was won by the LaGrange quintette.

Among the many spectators at the basketball tournament at McCain auditorium Saturday night were three young men from Owenton who notified Prof. Hollowell, High school principal, that they had “come to take the place,” according to reports. The doughty professor and Kentucky Legionaire interposed an objection by returning the young men their money and ordering them from the building. They returned later and getting behind a door created enough suspicion that Sheriff J.A. Suddith was called On approach of the Sheriff one of the number threw a bottle containing whisky to the floor and broke it. The Sheriff landed a straight right on the neck of the young man, Phillip Ogden by name, which put him on his knees, and the Sheriff, grabbing him by the collar, proceeded with him to the jail. Ogden was released on bond in the sum of $50 and pleading guilty to a charge of drunkenness and disorderly conduct was fined Tuesday in Judge Morgan’s court $25 and cost, which was paid and Ogden returned home $34.50 short and with the knowledge that it does not pay to try to break up a public meeting for the fun of it in Trimble County.

The budding of the trees and the blooming of flowers during the two months of January and February was brought to a sudden termination Saturday, March 5, when a cold wave accompanied by snow, swept over the sacred precincts of Old Kentucky. The mercury extended far below the freezing point and Monday morning registered eight degrees above freezing.

Early Tuesday morning Edward Courtney was coming toward Bedford in an a coupe and lost control of the machine which turned over in a ditch. He was not hurt.

Tuesday afternoon Chester Callis made his trip with the school bus as usual. At the county farm a mile north of Bedford, he unloaded his last pupil. Just as the bus was starting toward Bedford a Chevrolet coupe in which were riding Walter Webster and Goebel Wise of Milton, came up from the rear, according to reports, striking the left front end of he bus, then cutting across the road, ascended the bank, then scooted back into a 4-fout ditch. Insurance is carried on both of the machines.

Deaths: Mrs. N. B. Harding, after only a few days of illness, She was a daughter of the late Robert Chandler of the Corn Creek neighborhood.
 
Hilda Parrish is office manager of The Trimble Banner. She is an avid historian and genealogist and a long-time Bedford resident.