• March 14, 1985 (30 Years Ago)
    Rebecca Ginn Jackson has been appointed editor of The Trimble Banner by Dorothy Abernathy, the paper’s general manager. Jackson replaces June Haney, who resigned the position recently. Haney has been editor of The Banner since June 1982 when Clyde “Jack” Greenwood retired from the position. Jackson, 27, is a 1975 Trimble County High School graduate who has been employed by Landmark Community Newspapers since June 1976.

  • ATLANTA, Ga. – Enviro-Log®, Inc., a leader in eco-friendly products for home heating and outdoor activities, urges households to prepare for extreme winter weather by following important safety tips that can help protect family members.    

  • Feb. 14, 1985 (30 Years Ago)
    On one of the worse winter days of the year, about 300 people flocked to the court house at Bedford Monday to hear Governor Martha Layne Collins and state school superintendent Alice McDonald talk about Kentucky’s educational needs. Both women answered questions from the local audience and were received warmly.

  • Jan. 31, 1985 (30 Years Ago)
    Trimble County High School band director Mark Jonson has announced that the high school band has been invited to be Kentucky’s representative in the National Independence Day Festival Parade in Washington, D.C., on July 4, 1985! The four-day trip will also see the band members visiting Philadelphia. Following the July 4 parade, the students and their entourage will visit many of the historic sites in and around the Capitol City.

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    Indiana University’s Bloomington campus has a permanent tie to Trimble County, Ky. Named for a Trimble County native, IU’s Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center—a beautifully designed facility providing state-of-the-art technology, expansive and well-planned workshops, spacious directing and acting studios, and two vital performance spaces—opened in January 2002.

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    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.