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30 Years Ago
June 3, 1982
A torrential rainfall of more than four inches in a gushing downpour in some area of the county played havoc with bridges and roads, with creek bottom crops and other property Saturday night. Severe thunderstorms moved around the area during the weekend and through Monday night, triggering tornado warnings.
Vernon Craig and Lee Peyton, Jr., both of whom are retiring from the Trimble County School System in July, were honored Friday at a retirement party attended by 100 people, including many friends and fellow school employees.
Trimble Banner is used as wallpaper in the Chester McDowell bathroom. The dates of the papers are July 19, 1941 and November 19, 1936. Interesting reading? Brenda plans to decorate her sewing room with rough barn wood for bottom half and Trimble Banners for the top.
Deaths: Willena Adams, 44, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Jefferson County, Ind.
70 Years Ago
June 4, 1942
The War Bond quota for the month of June for Kentucky is $7,473,700. Everybody every pay day is expected to invest at least ten per cent of his income in War Bonds to aid in financing America’s offensive against the Axis powers.
Trimble County is collecting tons of scrap to aid in the war production program. The salvage committee has appointed a contact person in each community to procure salvage for this program. If anyone knows of any scrap metal or scrap rubber which has not be reported, please contact the county agent’s office so that the scrap can be collected.
Deaths: Sarah Morgan Clifford, 82, Morton Ridge neighbor; George Leach, 82, Wises Landing neighbor; Prentiss Handlon, 72, Bedford; Kenneth Harsin, 20, Hunters Bottom.
80 Years Ago
June 2, 1932
Sunday was observed as Memorial Day in the county. Members of the local post of the American Legion assembled in Bedford at eight o’clock and went in cars to different cemeteries, where flags were placed and “taps,” sounded over the graves of soldiers that have answered the last roll call.
Elder W. B. Snyder of Milton delivered the Baccalaureate sermon for 21 graduates of the 1932 graduating class at Trimble County.
The Alumni Association has the interest of the school at heart and has as its chief aim and purpose the up building of the county school system. The entire strength of the membership stands squarely behind every worthy endeavor of the school officials. This years banquet was held Saturday with over 100 people in attendance. Joe Baxter, class of 1924, was elected president, Prof. James W. McMahan, vice president and Martha Pierce as secretary for the coming year.
Chester Perkinson is in the Madison hospital in a serious condition with a bullet wound in his abdomen as the result of a shooting affray which took place about a mile north of Bedford on State road 37 near the county farm Saturday night. The trouble started earlier when Grover Callis and Mack Law engaged in a fistic encounter near the Hackney restaurant. After the fight, Mr. Oliver Law, his son, Mack and his son-in-law, Vernon Mahoney, started toward their homes in a buggy. Callis, Perkinson and several other young men drove out in the same direction and the argument renewed, it is said, near the county farm. Shots were fired and one of the bullets wounded Perkinson. Warrants were issued charging Mahoney and Law with shooting and wounding, and they were released on bond. Judge W. C. Morgan set Wednesday of this week for their examining trial.
Deaths: Harry D. Hutchcraft, Louisville, formerly of the Liberty neighbor; Mr. William C. Pryor, 90, formerly of Milton.