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  • Sept. 18, 1986 (30 years ago)
    The Trimble County Board of Education last week employed Marsha Haney as girls’ basketball assistant coach for the ’86-’87 season. She will assist coach J.T. Peniston and will also be coaching the junior varsity girls’ team. Haney, a second grade teacher at Bedford Elementary, played on the Eastern Kentucky University Lady Colonels’ team. A TCHS graduate in 1981, she was named to the Kentucky All Stars after playing successfully on the Trimble County Lady Raiders team.

  • Where do I begin? The list is so very, very long and stretches for decades, with the potential for disaster at the worst or embarrassment for all concerned at the least. The cause of my anomalous life may be traced to my laundry list of out of the ordinary phobias. My irrational fears extend beyond concerns for myself but also all other living creatures within an infinite radius.

  • It was a Monday, about a dozen or so years ago, the sky a brilliant blue, dotted with puffs of white, fluffy clouds.
    At that same moment, 600 miles away, a violent, deadly storm raged and ravaged the nearby Gulf coast states, it’s destructive power beyond my comprehension

  • Sept. 11, 1986 (30 Years Ago)
    The United Outreach for Christ tent meeting will be held at Callis Grove Campground, four miles north of Bedford, Sept. 14-21. The evangelist will be Bro. Allen Moran, former pastor of Milton Methodist Church, now of Somerset, Ky. The song leader will be Jessie Harris of New Castle. There will be special music each service.

  • I hold the Olympic athletes in very high regard. I simply cannot imagine the level of dedication required to perform at that level of excellence. I also have much respect for the Para Olympics. The athletes in these games are admirable by having the heart and fortitude to not allow that which others may perceive as disabilities limit them in any fashion. Finally, we have the Senior Olympics. As someone once said snow on the roof does not necessarily equate to no flame in the furnace. Self confidence, no matter the odometer reading, gives me hope for my own future.

  • For some, thinking about your grandparents’ romance is a little on the weird side. You just see older, graying wrinkled people. You love them, cherish them but you just don’t go there. Our children do not want to see us holding hands or kissing either, you will get an immediate ewwwwww!!!!!
    I happen to know the love stories of both of my grands, (to quote National Inquirer-“Inquiring minds want to know”). This is the story of Albert and Rosella, my grandparents during the summer of 1916.

  • On most days as I’m on my way to work I see a car with a bunch of bumper
    stickers on the back.
    There’s a “26.2” and a “13.1” sticker that means the driver is probably a
    marathon/half-marathon runner. Other stickers say things like “Easy does
    it,” “One day at a time” and “Let go and let God.”
    I’ve seen those slogans before and they’re often associated with 12-step
    programs like AA, although they don’t belong to them exclusively.

  • September 4, 1986 (30 years ago)
    The Bedford Rotary Club with the cooperation of the Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank has established a permanent scholarship fund which will be called the Bedford Rotary Helen Haney Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship will give one graduating Trimble County High School student a minimum of $250.00 to be used for a higher education.

  • Walker’s Bend where I began my life was rural, really rural, not gentrified country or suburban—rural. The main difference between rural and city, you have more bathroom options. Self-sufficient, we raised our own food, butchered our own meat, we weren’t part of the farm to table movement, we were garden to mouth.

  • Years ago I visited with a woman who sold biblical toys, action figures of Bible characters like Moses, David and Goliath and Jesus.
    The Jesus doll, about twice the size of a G.I. Joe, had movable fingers and joints and if you pressed a button on Jesus’ back he talked.
    As the woman demonstrated, Jesus started reciting Bible verses -- and wouldn’t stop.
    I was there to interview the woman for a newspaper story and tried to have a conversation with her but couldn’t concentrate because Jesus wouldn’t stop talking.

  • August 21, 1986 (30 years ago)
    Trimble County Fiscal Court has prepared and submitted a draft solid waste management plan to the Division of Waste Management, Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet. The plan is a 20-year strategy outlining proposals to manage the solid waste generated within the county, including its storage, collection, transportation, disposal and opportunities for resources recovery.

  • Fortunately for me the wasps and I have declared a ceasefire. I no longer have to avoid the unexpected sting of a winged sniper. Earlier this summer I often found myself pinned down in crossfire on a daily basis. Now, I can walk around my house undisturbed; I sometimes do it just because I can.

  • On Walker’s Bend, in the 1960s, when a loved one died, we didn’t have a proper funeral home; we had Brother Rannie. He was a mortician and part time taxidermist. He didn’t advertise it, but if you used him for your funeralizing needs, he would mount your next deer head free.  

  • August 14, 1986 (30 years ago)
    John Bayer descried his exchange trip as “the time of my life” when he went to Mexico as part of the Rotary foreign exchange student program. John said he enjoyed the beach and tried water skiing for the first time. The crafts there, he said were beautifully made from natural materials such as herbs and spices.