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By Hilda Parrish

30 Years Ago (Aug. 26, 1982)
 Trimble County has recently added a new department, a county-wide rescue squad. Several people in this area were interested in having a local squad of volunteer members and began working about a year ago to form it. The organization began to really make progress when Charlie Frazee, the area coordinator of the Department of Emergency Services came to their aid. He helped to obtain state funds of $1,776. Twelve people signed up for the squad at that time. Since that time nearly $9,000 worth of equipment has been purchased. The rest of the money was obtained by donations from various sources.

The Brays are trying something new this year--a tomato picker for processing tomatoes. This new contraption sort of puts you in mind of wheat combines and new corn pickers. The Sharp Canning Company out of Rockford, Ohio where these Trimble County tomatoes will be trucked has introduced it to this area. The Brays have raised 22 acres for the company this year and the picking machine is only used for ketchup tomatoes. Mrs. Pyles said that the Brays hope to get 18 tons of tomatoes per acre in this year’s crop.

Deaths: Steven D. Powell, 22, Bedford died from injuries due to an automobile accident, Sunday, Aug. 22; Rev. Charles F. Hightower, 72, former minister of the Bedford Christian Church.

70 Years Ago (Aug. 27, 1942)
 School opens in Trimble County Monday, Sept. 21, which is later than usual. Due to the labor shortage the boys and girls may remain on the farm to help with the harvesting of all of the crops. Also lost two teachers from the elementary schools and bus drivers have not been appointed as yet, but are expected to be selected in the near future.

Second case of polio has been reported. George William Andrew, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Andrew, was stricken with the disease Sunday. It wasn’t until Thursday that he was diagnosed and sent to Kosair crippled children’s hospital for the Kenny treatment.

News from soldiers: The first Trimble County father and son were enlisted and inducted into the U.S. Army one day recently. Jacob H. Furnish, father and Howard M. Furnish, son are doing service in the U.S. Army. Sgt. Herman C. Ball is somewhere in North Ireland; Quentin Harmon is in Camp Young, Calif.; Corp. Maurice Bowman returned to Sebring, Fla. Tuesday after a ten day furlough; Pvt. Frank C. Bell, camp Crowder, MO returned home last Thursday to recuperate from a recent operation. Pvt. Erwin Jenkins is in Camp Wolters, Tex.

 80 Years Ago (Aug, 25, 1932)
Three Trimble County farmers, Alf Wright, Carl Abbott and Joe S. Bray, accompanied by county Agent Orem LaMaster, went with the Jefferson County, Ind. fruit growers on their annual tour last Friday and brought back a number of helpful ideas.

A large delegation from Bedford is in attendance today at the dedication of the Savage Memorial Building of the Kentucky Methodist Home near Versailles. An attendance of 1,200 or more is expected from the Methodist churches throughout the state.

The Bedford baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader last Sunday to the fast Ballard & Ballard team from Louisville at the Bedford Springs ballpark.

The 30th annual Kentucky State Fair is Sept. 12-17. This year a Fox Hound show has been added, which is expected to pull in as many as 300 or more of the finest hounds in Kentucky and nearby states.  

Deaths: Dr. Joseph M. Hancock, 55, was killed Tuesday in Tonkaway, Okla., as he administered an electric treatment to a patient. He accidentally turned a switch with his foot and fell against a high voltage wire. He was a native of Sulphur and a brother of R.J. Hancock.

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