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By Dave Taylor

30 Years Ago (Jan. 13, 1983)
At an emergency meeting of the Trimble County School Board, Jan. 6, the boys’ basketball coach at Trimble County High School, Harold Taylor, was reinstated and then resigned. Taylor’s contract as teacher and coach had been suspended on Dec. 15, 1982.

Louise Ginn was honored by the Trimble County Library Board on the occasion of her retirement after 11 years as Trimble County Librarian.

Bobby Temple, who lives four miles west of Bedford on Bray’s Ridge, accidentally shot himself with a .357 Magnum last Thursday. Temple suffered a severed femoral artery and was transported to University Hospital in Louisville by Stat flight helicopter.

Literary awards in memory of longtime Trimble County educator Mary Emma Pilow will be given to three senior students of Trimble County High School at the end of this school year. Pilow, who died in 1978, began an unbroken string of 38 years of teaching in Trimble County in 1936.

Deaths: Warda Perkinson, 83, of Bedford, died Jan. 6, 1983 at Suburban Hospital in Louisville.

50 Years Ago (Jan. 10, 1963)
Human bones discovered beneath Barnes TV and Radio Service building in Milton were buried with appropriate rites at Moffett Cemetery. The bones were found under the floor on Dec. 22 by Donnie Barnes, a son of Harwood Barnes. The Barnes youth was in pursuit of old coins believed to have fallen through cracks in the floor, as the building was once used as a grocery store. It was concluded that the building had been used in the past by several doctors. County Coroner Vincent Oakley and State Trooper John Miller found further specimens of bones and medicine bottles. The bones found were parts of skeletons used by the doctors. A dabble of history has it that skeletons used by the old doctors came from China and India.

The dedication of the Bedford Volunteer firehouse will be held Feb. 23, according to a report from Carroll Morgan, fire chief. Bedford has one of the most modern type firehouses, and one of the most efficient fire departments in any state.

Charlie Bradshaw, football coach at the University of Kentucky, will be speaker at the initiation of the Trimble County Athletic Boosters Club on Feb. 21.

Deaths: Bobby Wayne Scott, 30, became Trimble County’s first highway fatality in 1963, as he was hit early Monday morning by an automobile and later died at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.

75 Years Ago (Jan. 13, 1938)
Chester O. Ashby, age 30, was fatally injured in an automobile accident which occurred about nine miles south of Bedford, on U.S. Highway 42, about dusk Wednesday. The driver of the car, Mr. Steve Renison, Hunting, W.Wa., and student at the Baptist Seminary, Louisville, stated that the accident was totally unavoidable in that the victim was walking on the left-hand side of the road away from the vehicle and on the nearer approach of the car threw his hand up seemingly for the car to stop then deliberately crossed the highway and threw himself in the direct path of the car. Mr. Renison stated that in an effort to miss the man he directed the car into the ditch but his efforts to avoid the accident were useless.

Dr. A.G. Pass, veterinarian in charge of Bangs disease elimination work in this district arrived in Bedford and will be here through Saturday to test cows. Bangs disease, or contagious abortion, causes farmers a very great loss annually through the loss of calves and milk. The government, in order to help farmers get rid of this trouble, is carrying out the cow testing work to locate the disease and is reimbursing farmers on the sale of their cows, guaranteeing them up to $25.60 on the appraised value of grade cows and up to $50 on the appraised value of registered cows.

The TCHS cafeteria, which is being run by Mrs. Cutshaw in connection with the school, has received ample patronage from pupils to justify its existence. It is a valuable asset to the school since it enables pupils for the small amount of five, 10 or 15 cents to have warm nourishing food for the noon lunch.

The Farmers Bank of Milton is in a splendid condition being one of the first to grow strong following the depression, and probably will be one of the first to declare a dividend. It is being operated in a conservative and complimentary manner.

Deaths: Justin Callis died Jan. 7 at the Jewish hospital in Louisville. Burial was in the Sligo cemetery.