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30 Years Ago (July 29, 1982)
Trimble County Recreational Park on Highway 421N is a huge success judging by appearance. Day and night this summer you can find a crowd enjoying the activities whether it is tennis, softball or just a picnic. “This has been a good thing for the county,” Troy Dean, Park Superintendent stated. “It’s a good thing for the kids, just look around.”
Building code for Trimble County, as well as all counties of Kentucky, was grounds for a special meeting Thursday morning. Carl Smoak, Deputy Commissioner of the Dept. of Housing and Construction was here from Frankfort to explain the regulation. Some of the magistrates were not happy to adopt an ordinance on building codes, but County Attorney True advised like it or not, you obey the law until you can change it. Leon Barnes, Milton, was appointed building inspector by the court pending adoption of the ordinance.
The Bedford Fire Department plans to revitalize their department. A fire school will be held with State Fire officials and all firemen will be required to attend the weeklong training session. The department is also looking for more volunteers.
Deaths: Claude C. Ball, 89, Bedford; Chester (Jack) Handlon, 81, Milton; George H. Tingle, 60, Bedford.
70 Years Ago (July 30, 1942)
Persons driving motor vehicles have until midnight Friday, July 31, to procure their new licenses. The licenses have been on sale for several weeks, and there will be no extension given for securing them. The circuit clerk’s office will be open Friday evening until 9 a.m. for all persons wishing to purchase their drivers’ license. There is a very stiff penalty for those who do not abide by this law.
Service men in Ireland are Maurice R. Brown, W.L. Harmon, and Herman Ball. Austin R. Williamson is in Camp Lee, Va. in mechanical school. Former editor of The Trimble Banner, Frank C. Bell, left for Ft. Thomas to report for duty.
Sunday, Aug. 16, is Trimble County Day at Fontaine Ferry Park.
Annual report of the Trimble County Board of Education has monthly salary of Superintendent James McMahan as $153.34 for the month of Oct. 1941; Bus driver Byrd Varble $40 for the month of Nov. 1941.
80 Years Ago (July 28, 1932)
Business keeps moving in spite of depression. It is only fitting to mention first the ministers who are an ever-present influence. Then there are those who minister to our physical well being-Clover Farm Store, Shelby Pierce store, Community Store and M.T. Fisher’s near the city limits on road 37. Bedford Sweet Shoppe, Bare’s billiard hall; Curtis Hackney’s restaurant provides plate lunches and social hour, recreation and take home meals if preferred. Dr. McMahan and Dr. Beetem are ready for any emergency as well as Dr. Clinton B. Walker and nurse Mary C. Taylor of the Trimble County Health Department. Dr. W.P. Bell, one of the best dentists in the state, C.A. Bell & Co’s drug store. When the county courts meet, the attorneys, Eugene Mosley and Eugene Tandy, takes opposite side but when the decision is made they are friends again. Alvin Hunter and Omer Miller keeps you shaved and clean cut and Mrs. L.R. Wood curls the ladies hair while Mrs. R.E. Lee has the proper style and fashion in hats.
Even if you didn’t want to paint the town ‘red’ Shelby Callis and Tandy Hunter are the people with the paintbrushes and Chester Wood is glad to show his proficiency as general, all-around electrician. Clem Beach and Albert Thompson are the village smithy without the chestnut tree. Alva Duncan’s jewelry shop has all sorts of clocks and watch springs. Terrell Bros. sells Fords and has a mechanic on hand; Bedford Garage is at the junction of the highways to Carrollton and Milton; Don Tandy’s Service Station aids in supplying gas and oil to make possible business and pleasure trips. Outside of town is John Harmon’s garage. And to help pay for these services, you can go the Bedford Loan & Deposit Bank for assistance. Yes, Business is moving right along in spite of depression.
Deaths: Gayle Bayne, 21, drowned Near Osgood, Ind. Sunday while attempting to safe a girl from drowning; Robert Graves Wingham, seven-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Wingham; Emerson Burkhardt, 28, was electrocuted the last of the week when he touched a live wire while at work on a job at Fort Thomas; Margaret Cull, 90, Madison, former resident of Trimble County.
Hilda Parrish is office manager of The Trimble Banner. She is an avid historian and genealogist and a long-time Bedford resident.