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LOOKING BACK

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By Hilda Parrish

30 Years Ago (Sept. 23, 1982)
 Fiscal Court met Thursday morning at a special meeting to approve the issue of bonds in the amount of $50,000,000 for the LG&E company’s Trimble County Generating Station at Wise’s Landing. The money is to be used in the completion of the pollution control facilities there.

The Bedford Town Board met Monday night and presented a proposal to annex the area near Bedford called Bedford Commons. The six-acre tract off Cutshaw Lane is the site of the HUD backed project.

Several local women have reported getting strange calls. The sheriff and a spokesman for the telephone company gives this advice: If you do not recognize the voice or if there is nothing but silence on the line-hang up; keep records of time called and report each one. The phone company has a way of tracking the call and will turn the information over to the sheriff and the harasser will be prosecuted if apprehended.

Bobby Brown grew a 264-pound pumpkin, which took 2-3 men to lift it onto a wagon.

Deaths: Fay Ginn Powell, 41, Pendleton; Elsie Lee Staples, 56, Bedford; Marvin D. Pyles, 91, Carrollton; Lois Jennings Knapp, 58, Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Bedford.

70 Years Ago (Sept. 24, 1942)
 Letters from Trimble Soldier Boys: Pfc. James C. Boatwright, Honolulu, H.; Howard B. Ogden, Navy Construction Training Center, Norfolk, Va.; Wilson Wise, United States Marine Corps.; Pvt. Glenford C. Williamson, Ft. Bliss, Tex.; Staff Sgt. Charles S. Branch, Pvt. Virgil Scott, Columbus, Ohio.

Trimble County Schools opened last Monday with about 550 high school and elementary students reporting for instruction.

Milton school began Monday with a full house and three new teachers, Miss Thelma Ewing, Mrs. William Willis and Miss Willena Tolbert.

Deaths: Ben S. Lowry, 65, Wises Landing; Lemual S. (Dick) Hackney, 82, Bedford; John J. Faulconer, 72, Odessa, Mo, a native of Trimble; C.E. Smyth, a native of Milton, living in Grand Junction, Colo.

80 Years Ago (Sept. 22, 1932)
Black top surface on Road 37 from Bedford to Campbellsburg started Monday morning. The black top surface will be 17 feet wide and is laid by applying oil and crushed stone, which will be a little less then three inches thick when finished. The approximately 11 miles of Rd. 37 is to be finished in about 40 days but has already been held up by rain.

Unemployed veterans of the World War, encamped on the B.G. Holsclaw farm in the Carmel neighborhood, are preparing to build homes there, accord to Mr. J.W. Holsclaw, commander of the camp. There are 8 men and their families at the site now and he has had applications from some two hundred other veterans who are seeking homes.

All vehicles, including buggies, wagons, bicycles, etc., are required by law to carry a light that can be seen one hundred feet after night. This law should be observed for the public safety.

County Fair to be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of next week, September 29 and 30 and October 1.
Birthday celebrations were held for Judge Strother, who turned 83, and is still going strong. Many well-wishers came laden with well filled baskets to his residence in Milton.

Misses Cora and Permelia Rowlett’s home on Corn Creek was full of guests bearing well filled baskets on Sunday to do honors to the birthday anniversary of Miss Cora, Rev. Herman Rowlett and Mrs. Chas. Rowlett. There were 68 guests who spent the day in pleasant association and didn’t depart until late in the afternoon.

Deaths: Captain Coburn Pratt, 53, a widely known steamboat man, Madison.

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