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LOOKING BACK

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By Hilda Parrish

30 Years Ago (June 10, 1982)
 Break-in at Oscar Ogden home gets a big haul for thieves sometime during the night Thursday. Among the things taken were a roto-tiller, lawn mower, chest of drawers, antique rocker, chairs, pillowcases, blankets, quilts, and window fans. Sheriff Howard Long said he believed they moved on to the Tandy farm where their attention focused on tools, particularly drills, impact wrench, saws, mall wrenches and numerous other small equipment. He also believes the same thieves tried to take a battery off a tractor at the Eldred Fisher farm. Sheriff Long has a key clue that he believes will solve the case.

Nancy A. Wright and Cindy Hill made the Dean’s List at EKU for 1982 Spring semester. Each had a 4.0 standing.

UK Spring semester honorees are Dana Luana Ward, Twylia K. Scudder, and Diana E. Wheeler.
Numerous booths around Courthouse yard for Yardsale-Saturday.

Bobby Moore has been named as Director of the North Central District. He lives in New Castle and is General Manager for Used Energy, Inc. Coil Recycling. North Central is composed of Henry, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties.

Deaths: Bobby Jean Dietrich, infant daughter of Robert Michael Angell and Constance Jean Dietrich, Bedford.  

70 Years Ago (June 11, 1942)
A test acre of hemp for seed is being grown this year on the plot of ground behind the old Bell hotel building in Bedford. Stop by and have a look at the hemp and talk to the hemp growers on what they have learned from their experience about getting the best results.

A.B. Clem reports he will soon occupy his store as workmen put on the final touches such as the store fixtures and plate glass show windows and the finished wall painting.

Instructions have been received by Doctors George A. May, W.A. Shuck and Luther F. Beetam, Madison’s three youngest physicians, containing orders concerning the time and place they are to report to the armed forces. All three of the young physicians have enlisted and have been commissioned captains.

Deaths: Mrs. Elizabeth Craycraft Joyce, 74, Milton; John H. McKinney, 80, Newton, Miss., formerly of Trimble County; Mrs. Lillie Boatwright, 62, Bedford; Claude Marshall Ginn, 86, Locust community; Sgt. G.W. Butler, 38, formerly of Trimble County, died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage at a hospital at Camp Shelby, Miss.

80 Years Ago (June 9, 1932)
Two members of the TCHS class of 1932 were selected by the faculty as the best all around and most representative of the graduating class. The names of Mary Louise McCain and Mount Tingle will be engrave upon a loving cup presented by Harcourt & Company of Louisville. The cup will remain in possession of the school.

“The Time of His Life,” a comedy in three acts, was presented by the senior class Tuesday evening. On Wednesday evening they held their Class Night with Payne Rodgers as master of ceremonies.

A new roadhouse will open June 11 on U.S. 42 W. The Kentucky Tavern, will operate out of the old brick house on the G.L. Wheeler farm, the place has been entirely remodeled and redecorated. Mr. Harry Burnette says it will specialize in chicken, ham and frog-leg dinners. Special music and other features will mark the formal opening Saturday evening.

M.C. Butler Jr. was valedictorian and Leonard Pulliam was salutatorian as twelve seniors received their diplomas Friday night. The class preformed the play, “What about Betty,” on Thursday night.

Deaths: John Roberts, 63, Henry County was killed by lightning; Elizabeth Jane Burton Law, 82, Bedford; J. Bryan Hood, 35, Lundale, W. Va., formerly of Trimble County; Fred Baxter Overton, 35, Liberty neighborhood.

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