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  •  30 Years Ago (June 18, 1981)
    The Trimble Banner Democrat is moving to the building remembered by some as the old Pecar building. A move from the present main street location will take place around July 1.

    Mary Ann Bowman, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Ronald Bowman, graduated from Sullivan Junior College of Business on Friday, June 12.

    Steve Joslin, son of Mr. And Mrs. David Joslin was honored on the Dean’s List for the Spring Semester, 981 at Western Kentucky University.
    Annual Corn Creek Reunion was held last Sunday.

  •      30 Years Ago
    (June 4, 1981)
    Debbie Moore, Ninetta Thompson, Howard Bentley and Larry Chandler, of the Trimble Co. EMS have successfully competed their certification classes with the American Heart Association to teach cardio pulmonary resuscitation classes.
    Trimble 4-Hers planted flowers around the courthouse as part of 4-H Community Pride project.
    Ann Yager-Powell graduated from U of L with a Master of Education degree.
    Corn Creek Church will hold its annual reunion Sunday, June 14.

  •  30 Years Ago (May 21, 1981)
    Debbie Shelton, first year band director at Trimble County High School, took the band to Cincinnati to enter for ratings only class against schools for West Va., Ind., Ill. and other schools in Ky. Then she decided to go for competition in the concert class, thinking a third place would be nice, but it wasn’t third. It was first and the “enthusiasm reveled that of any triumphant event” commented one band booster.

  • I’m writing this on May 21 and if you’re reading it the end of the world didn’t happen as California preacher Harold Camping predicted.

    Actually, that’s not quite accurate. He predicted that Jesus would return on that day (today as I write this) and take all those who believe in him to heaven, leaving those who don’t behind.

  •  30 Years Ago (May 21, 1981)
    There are now approximately 150 workers employed in construction at the LG&E Company in Wises Landing. As the work progresses, at least 500 construction employees will be employed there, and the total payroll will be about $14 million per year.

    A new doctor is coming to Trimble County. Dr. Roderick H. McGregor from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia is waiting for immigration papers and hopes to relocate by mid-summer.

    Lt. Gov. Martha Layne Collins addressed the graduating class of 1981.

  • I ran into Randy Riggs last week.

    It’s been a few years since I’ve seen him, and every time I do he oozes God.

    The rest of this column is a rerun of what I wrote about my first encounter with him in October 2000:

    I don’t know Randy Riggs well, but I love him with all my heart. That’s because God used him to whack me over the head when I needed whacking.
    Sometimes God does that.

  •  30 Years Ago (May 7, 1981)
     PVA Don Tandy has issued a recapitulation of the property tax roll, and the total assessment, minus motor vehicles and bank shares, amounts to $83,721,833.
    Vanessa Barron was chosen to represent Trimble County in the Youth to Washington contest sponsored by Shelby Rural Electric. She will join fifty young leaders from all over Kentucky who will participate in the National Rural Electric Youth Tour June 12-19.
    More than one hundred alumni attended the TCHS banquet coming as far away as Texas.

  •  30 Years Ago (April 30, 1981)
    Trimble County Schools held their classified personnel dinner Friday night with awards going to bus drivers, custodians, cooks and other personnel who keeps the schools safe and clean for students.

    Guy McClure provided in his will that a chapel be prepared at the Trimble County Nursing Home. A dedication service will be held May 10 and opened to everyone.

    Jamie Hargrove will address graduates of Trimble County High and Milton High schools May 9.

  • 30 Years Ago

    April 23,1981

    The iron gates at the entranceway of Moffett Cemetery were stolen Thursday or Friday of last week. Placed there more than 90 years ago, the gates definitely are antique vintage and, doubtless, very valuable. Vincent Oakley discovered the gates missing Saturday morning. He said the gates would be easily identified by the lions’ heads so decoratively atop the iron uprights of the gates.

  • Recently, someone asked on a Christian Website: How should you celebrate the day after Easter?

    We’ve all heard the debates over how to celebrate the actual holiday, with Christians arguing with each other over whether or not the pagan symbols of eggs, furry bunnies and marshmallow Peeps are spiritually detrimental.

    But the day after Easter? Don’t we all just go back to work with leftover ham sandwiches in our lunch boxes?

  •  30 Years Ago (April 16, 1981)
    Work is pacing along ahead of schedule on the extensions to Trimble Water District No. 1, and work is 55 percent complete overall, Merle Jackson, commissioner, said this week. Jackson said after the 26 miles is completed, 122 new users will be served.

  • Editor’s note: The following is the conclusion of the story of Seaman first class George Stanley Abbott, the last Trimble County casualty of World War II.

    George Stanley Abbott, Seaman first class, United States Naval Reserve, was aboard the U.S.S. Indianapolis when—shortly after 12 a.m. on July 30, 1945—the large cruiser-class warship was rocked by explosions. Two Japanese torpedoes detonated near her bow. Abbott, a Trimble County farm boy, had joined the Navy two years earlier.

  • Bedford Elementary School 3rd grade student, Drew Burkhardt, attended his first Bedford Rotary Club meeting last week.  Aaron Stover was the guest speaker of the March 29th meeting.  Stover from Michael Baker, Jr., Inc. is the spokesperson for the new Milton Madison Bridge Project.  He presented the Rotary club with current information pertaining to the Ohio River Bridge.

  • Editor’s note: The following is the first of a series of monthly columns about historical incidents from Trimble County’s past. The column title is taken from the ripples that still roll across the remains of the old Milton dike long submerged in the Ohio River. Many of the long-forgotten events of our past still cast shadows over our way of life today and create ripples that continue to lap at the shores of the river of life upon which we are all mariners.

  • 30 Years Ago (April 2, 1981)

  • 30 Years Ago
    March 26, 1981

    A skeleton was found Sunday afternoon fastened in tree roots on the river bank in Spring Creek bottom.

    Forrest Burkhardt was walking along the Ohio River about a quarter ‘till 5, when he noticed the human skeleton ensnarled in tree roots left exposed by the undercutting of the water. Obviously it is surmised that the skeleton was washed in and lodged amid the roots.

  • 50 Years Ago (March 23, 1961)
    Prospects are building up for a most exciting county election year, and the races may take on a torrid complexion before May 23. Filing is still open and will be until April 8. Dallas Ogden is in the County Clerk’s race against Wallace Wright, and Ernest Rowlett is running against Tommie Powell for Magistrate in the Bedford-Barebone district. Other filings are Howard Long filed for Sheriff; Orville Smith and Norman D. Young have filed in their respective districts; Merchant Colbert filed for Trimble County sheriff.

  • Area residents will have an opportunity this spring to purchase plants raised from seed by Trimble County High School agriculture students.

    “The students are starting plants from seed to grow in the greenhouse,” TCHS agriculture teacher Jo Ann Gripshover said. “They are watching them germinate, transplanting them to bigger pots or cell packs, and making hanging baskets. We are growing petunias, morning glories, marigolds, zinnias, etc., and some vegetables.”

  • 30 Years Ago --
    March 12, 1981

  • Students at Milton Elementary School recently jumped all over heart disease and stroke by participating in Jump Rope For Heart. The school had set a goal to raise $1,500 but far exceeded that goal, collecting a total of $7508.93 for the American Heart Association.