• 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 50 years ago (Jan. 3, 1963)

    The January term of Trimble County Circuit Court convenes Monday morning (Jan. 7). Several matters are set for trial on the first day of court, all in variety: shooting with intent to kill, forgery, cemetery mutilation, robbery, etc., and Commonwealth’s Attorney James F. Thomas intimates that several other matters may be delved into during the scheduled time, such as settlements for damages caused in wrecks.

  • 30 Years Ago (Dec. 23, 1982)
    The Trimble county varsity Raiders finally got a taste of victory after a two year-35 game losing streak. They beat out Owen County 53-50.

    Bedford annexes six acres on Cutshaw Lane where HUD project is being completed. An ordinance to annex Webb Subdivision on Locust Lane was passed Monday evening, also. The annexation will be final in 60 days if there is no significant complaint.

  • 30 Years Ago (Dec. 16, 1982)
    The Bedford Town Board signed the final bond issue for the sewer works and the loan was closed as FMHA officials and others involved in the project met last Friday morning at the Bedford City Hall. The sewer project was funded by FmHA loan of $525,000, a FmHA grant of $52,000 and an Environmental Protection Agency grant of $1,091,800, a total of $1,668,900. The loan portion is to be paid back within 40 years from the rates and charges for the use of the sewer facility.

  • 30 Years Ago (Dec. 9, 1982)
     Federal law requires counties surrounding a nuclear power plant to have a plan in the event of a radiological emergency. The first meeting for preparing such a plan was held last Tuesday evening at the courthouse in Bedford. Representatives of Marble Hill, their plan consultants, Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation of New York, Kentucky state consultants and Trimble County representatives were present.