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LOOKING BACK

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By Hilda Parrish

30 Years Ago (April 8, 1982)
 Bobby Vest received the distinctive honor Friday night of being chosen Trimble County FFA Star Farmer. Allyson True was named Chapter Sweetheart of the Trimble FFA.

Trimble County High School band receives excellent ratings barely missing a superior by one point. Band director, Debbie Shelton, said the festival was held a month earlier as well as ensembles, putting increased pressure and strain on the students. However, even these draw backs did not take away from the fine performances of her students.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Slocum received an invitation from Purdue University to attend a distinguished Status Award in honor of their daughter, Valerie Slocum Schoolcraft, who achieved a 6.0 grade level out of a possible 6.0.
Lady Raiders and Raiders had award night with many accolades given for the past season.

Deaths: Hallie Crawford, 90, Bedford; George “Wendell” Crawford, 48, Louisville, formerly of Trimble County; Charles E. Ransdell, 75, Indianapolis, Ind.

50 Years Ago (April 5, 1962)
A pitch-in banquet to honor the Bedford Elementary Kiddie Kagers, coaches and cheerleaders is set for April 13 at 7 p.m.

Thirty-five TCHS seniors and three sponsors left Trimble County high school Wednesday, yesterday, on the annual senior trip.

Shirley Leach was appointed Trimble County Jailer Monday after a telephone call from Henry Tingle to Jack Greenwood, County Judge, indicated that Mr. Tingle had decided to relinquish the office and remain in Yuma, Ariz. The matter of an illness of a granddaughter had caused Mr. and Mrs. Tingle to go to Arizona.

Friday morning will be the starting day for the needy people of Trimble County to make applications for participating in the commodity program at the courtroom in the courthouse.  

Deaths: Samuel B. Carder, 79, Milton; Chancey Rand, 74, Milton; Emmett Hall, 78, Milton; Andrew Handlon, 62, Milton; Jennie B. Miles, 65, Union Grove.

 70 Years Ago (April 2, 1942)
Jack Tingle, rangy center for TCHS Blue Demons and B.G. Neal, shifty star of the Milton Panthers quintet, have been honored with silver basketballs and placed on the All-North Central Kentucky Conference team.

A mass meeting of Trimble County beer retailers will be held in the courthouse, Bedford, at 3 o’clock next Tuesday afternoon. Attorney General Frank E. Daugherty, state director of the Kentucky brewers and beer distributors committee, is scheduled to outline the committee’s self-regulation program, as principal speaker.

Claude Perkinson has left Camp Wolters, Texas and is somewhere overseas. Maurice Bowman is stationed at Hendricks Field, Sebring, Fla., Quentin Harmon is in Campe Cooke, Calif. and George M. Chapman is in Cabaniss Field, Corpus Christi, Texas.

80 Years Ago (April 7, 1932)
Bedford Garage Company moved into the new garage and filling station just completed here by the Standard Oil Company. The new filling station, conveniently located in the “Y” made at the intersection of U.S. 42 and 37, like the garage is stucco finish, has a large office, rest rooms, running water and is equipped with four new electric gasoline pumps besides an air pressure lift for use in car servicing, air tanks and other conveniences to speed up and perfect the care of modern cars.

Deaths: F.A. Joyce, 63, former Trimble County resident, Madison; Henry Hughes, 25, Providence community; E.E. Campbell, 72, Poplar Ridge; Jerry L. Morrow, 64, Madison; William A. Barker, 80, Fairfield, Conn., formerly of Milton.

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