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By Hilda Parrish

30 Years Ago (Sept. 16, 1982)
Trimble County Superintendent, Dr. Bill Stout hand carried a proposal to the State Board of Education in Frankfort, Tuesday. The proposal outlines the local board’s plans to eliminate the deficit in their 1981-1982 budget.

The Milton Town Board met and it was announced that the Milton Fire Department had passed its inspection by the Insurance Services Office of Kentucky. The new rating will enable Milton residents within a five-mile radius by road to have their homeowners insurance premiums reduced.
The 12 recently purchased voting machines arrived at the courthouse this week.

The weekend fish fry and fair sponsored by the Bedford Fire Department drew large crowds. The fire department volunteers wish to thank businesses and individuals who donated to this event. The horseshoe tournament was won by Lucian Cole and David Manley of LaGrange, KY.

The Bedford Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Hubert Stark has been selected as the Club’s “Rotarian of the Month.”

Deaths: James Webster, 81, Bedford; Ethel Mae Bell, 82, Pendleton; Sadah “Marge” Colbert, 87, Indianapolis, Ind., a native of Trimble County, believed to be the first female barber in Indianapolis.

70 Years Ago (Sept. 17, 1942)
We understand the selective service has been ordered to induct into the army every man in Trimble County, regardless of his family, who is a habitual drunkard, and is not supporting his family, as he should.

Children who are 6 years of age before Nov. 1, 1942, may enter school. It is unfair to let children any younger worry about schoolwork when they should be playing. There is a great deal of development in a child physically and mentally during his fifth year of life and starting school at that age could cause mental and physical damage such as eye strain, nervousness, a dislike for school and complexes that will follow him or her though life.

Deaths: John Arthur, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Richmond, born Aug. 28, died Sept. 8.

 80 Years Ago (Sept. 15, 1932)
A camp for jobless veterans of the World War is in the making on a big tract of the B.G. Holsclaw timbered land in the Carmel area.

The Trimble County Board of Education with all members present, met last Saturday in the office of County Superintendent James W. McMahan. They awarded a contract to Roy L. Stoess for the building of a cistern 40 feet long, 10 feet wide and 10 feet deep at the high school building.

Milton school opened Monday morning with a program of songs, scripture, and prayer by Rev. S.L. More, PTA announcements and short talks by faculty members.

The 107th annual session of the Sulphur Fork Association was held with Milton Church Sept. 7 and 8, 1932.

Deaths: Charles E. Bartholomew, Pueblo, Colo., son-in-law of Roxie Wyatt.

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