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  • By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    It happened 100 years ago this week during the first winter of the Great War, which we now know as World War I.

  • Dec. 27, 1984 (30 Years Ago)
    Judith Ward, who joined the U.S. Postal Service as a part time clerk in 1970, was sworn in as postmaster of the Milton Post Office on Dec. 20, 1984. Ward succeeds Madalyn Wood, who retired in August. Ward brings extensive experience and personal knowledge of the community to her new position. She has over 14 years experience as a window clerk in Milton and Bedford post offices.

  • 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.

  • Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatricse.  
    ALL DRESSED UP: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame. Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.

  • EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the fifth and final installment in a series of childhood memories penned by the late Giles Hancock Wood in January 1941. Mrs. Wood’s writings offer glimpses of life in Trimble County in the late 19th century. The memories, edited by a granddaughter, June Lehue Haney, were made available to The Trimble Banner by a grandson, former Milton Mayor Gary Rowlett.

    By GILES HANCOCK WOOD

  • Feb. 3, 1983 (30 Years Ago)

    Longtime Trimble educator and current Milton Elementary School Principal J.W. Sachleben was named acting Superintendent of Trimble County Schools last week. Sachleben fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Dr. Billy Stout. Sachleben will continue as Milton principal for the time being. Carole Martin was reappointed Board Chairman.

  • Jan. 27, 1983 (30 Years Ago)

    Trimble County School Superintendent Dr. Billy Stout submitted his resignation from the position effective Feb. 15. The resignation followed on the heels of the termination and subsequent reinstatement of boys’ basketball coach Harold Taylor who tendered his resignation following his reinstatement.

    Candidates for basketball Homecoming King and Queen are seniors: Chris Carder and Shelly Staples, juniors Chris Liter and Lee Pierce, sophomores Steve Stark and Karen Horn, and freshmen Billy Adams and Angie Couch.

  • Jan. 20, 1983 (30 Years Ago)

    Twenty-one-year-old Melinda Bray is Trimble County’s first lady firefighter. She has been a member of the Bedford Volunteer Fire Dept. for nearly four months now, having completed her probation period. At the last fire department meeting Melinda was elected Secretary. She is a qualified emergency medical technician and works as a medical assistant for Dr. Rod MacGregor in Bedford.