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Today's Features

  • Dec. 20, 1984 (30 Years Ago)
    At the Dec. 17 meeting of the Trimble County Fiscal Court, Judge Jack Greenwood announced that it appears the county will be able to get all of the funds needed to purchase 10 acres that adjoin the Trimble County Recreational Park three miles north of Bedford. Once purchased, the new park area will be fenced and Greenwood will apply for more funds in the future to develop the park.  

  • Nov. 8, 1984 (30 Years Ago)
    President Ronald Reagan out-polled his Democrat challenger Walter Mondale by 301 votes in Tuesday’s General Election. Nationally, Regan was re-elected to a second term.
    Trimble voters overwhelmingly favored incumbent Walter Dee Huddleston over Republican challenger Mitch McConnell by 604 votes in the race for U.S. Senate. However, McConnell won statewide by a scant 5,269 votes.

  • June 28, 1984 (30 Years Ago)
    A severe thunderstorm struck Bedford Saturday night. Some say, and it was reported on a Louisville television station that a small twister touched down here. Trees were uprooted and limbs taken off and scattered all around Bedford and surrounding districts. Little damage was done to buildings. However, there was extensive damage to the roof of Dow Dunlap’s home on Town Branch allowing interior damage from the subsequent rain.

  • May 24, 1984 (30 Years Ago)

  • April 12, 1984 (30 Years Ago)
    Trimble County High School juniors Amy Andrew, Mark Perkinson and Jamie Proctor have been selected to attend the 1984 Governor’s Scholars Program by Governor Martha Layne Collins. The five-week special enrichment program will be held this summer at the University of Kentucky and Centre College. The program, held last year for the first time, offers a broad range of courses, speakers and activities.

  • March 15, 1984 (30 Years Ago)
    Formal sentencing of Parramore Sanborn is scheduled tomorrow following a guilty verdict in the murder of Barbara Heilman of Campbellsburg. The Henry County jury recommended the death penalty in handing down the sentence against Sanborn who was convicted of the Oct. 12, 1983 kidnapping,  rape, sodomy and stabbing death of Heilman. The case consumed about 214 hours during 37 in-court days.

  • February 23, 1984 (30 Years Ago)
    The Trimble County Fiscal Court approved a pre-application for a grant to purchase a tract of land to be added to the county recreation park during their recent meeting. The court proposed to make the preapplication to the Department of Local Government for assistance under the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965. Estimated cost of the park addition is $67,000. The land is located next to the present park facilities on Highway 421 and belongs to Jim Wood.

  • Nov. 3, 1983 (30 Years Ago)
    District Court Judge Julia Fields ruled Tuesday that the Bedford firehouse is a public place. She said that she believed that the public use and public function with volunteer firemen overrides the private ownership interest in the firehouse. The point of whether or not the firehouse was a public place or a private one had been brought up in the defense of a young fireman who was cited for drinking beer in a public place after  Kentucky State Police Trooper Phillip Marshall passed by the firehouse on May 22 and saw the beer.

  • The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, many times our attention turns to technology, but it doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to keep young people active and engaged without technology.

  • Gift cards are one of the most popular holiday gifts.  Many of us will add a new gift card to our wallet over the holiday season.
    Sometimes, the “rules” associated with gift cards can be a mystery, leading to many gift cards being unused.  When does the card expire? Is there a processing fee?  If there an inactivity fee? Can I use the card online?