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  • 30 Years Ago (Aug. 6, 1981)

    Seven Counties Services, Inc. authorities came to the July meeting of Trimble County Fiscal Court to propose that the court consider passing an ordinance that would allow the electorate to vote a tax rate sufficient to help provide a full range of mental health and other services to the people of Trimble County. Dave Marye, therapist on mental health in the Bedford office said he held a total of 2,279 sessions from Sept. 1978 to March 31, 1981 for 164 residents dealing with emotionally disturbed children to drug and alcohol abusers.

  • 30 Years Ago (Aug. 6, 1981)
    Trimble’s oldest and finest homes are on the Trimble County Historical Society’s tour this Sunday-Ransdell Home, located behind the Courthouse; the Old Mosser house, located in the Mt Carmell Community; The Long Farm overlooking the Ohio River; and the Old Cook Place, located off 421 towards Campbellsburg.

  • To paraphrase Beyonce, this one’s for all the single ladies out there, at least the Christian ones.

    The rest of you can read along, too.

    Occasionally I run into a man I’ll call Bob. I’m not sure how old he is or what he does for a living, only that he has a steady job — with insurance and benefits. He has all his own teeth, doesn’t live in his parents’ basement, has a reliable vehicle and a good sense of humor.

  • 30 Years Ago (July 30, 1981)

  • Years ago I had a sort of business acquaintance whom I idolized.

    I was just getting started in book writing and at the time she was one of the top names in Christian publishing.

    This woman wrote some of the funniest books I’d ever read, plus she was highly in demand as a speaker. She probably still is.

    Back then she could make audiences laugh until they wet their pants and snap her fingers and bring them to their knees in surrender to the Lord.

  • 30 Years Ago (July 23, 1981)
    Rafford “Ray” Mullins was hired as football coach of the Trimble County Raiders. In addition, he will teach practical arts at the middle school.
    LaMar “Marty” Callis is retiring after 30 years at the Kentucky Highway Maintenance Garage.

  • I had a client named Sam who had a variety of fluctuating symptoms ranging from aches and pain to depression, insomnia, anxiety and exhaustion. Although the diagnosis of Fibromyalgia usually involves women patients, he was given this diagnosis by his physician. When Sam came to me he was at his wit’s end. We started a Fibro-free Quality of Life Treatment Program which includes a once-a-month core program with take-home follow-up activities, add-on options and free support activities.  

  • 30 Years Ago (July 16, 1981)

    The new principal for TCHS is Larry Moore. He is a graduate of Hanover College and Ball State in Muncie, Ind. and recently taught at Southwestern in Madison. His wife, Carolyn Moore will continue her assignment in Southwestern.

    The 4-H youth Fair and Peach Festival will be Friday and Saturday at the Trimble County Middle School. Exhibits, booths, fun and games will be available for everyone. Dancing both nights at 9 p.m. On Sunday at 1:30 p.m. a horse show will be held on the grounds of the Saddle club.

  • 30 Years Ago (July 9, 1981)
    Eileen Lantz will become the home agent in Trimble County on Aug. 3, replacing Cecilia Oak, who has resigned. Cecilia and husband Jerry Oak just had their second child, Sarah, who joins her two-year old sister, Stacy.

  • I’ve recently discovered the secret to getting rid of internal turmoil and stress – I’ve stopped listening to news talk radio and political talking heads shows on TV.

    Instead, I listen to my iPod – music and podcasts of sermons and science, food and history. It’s amazing how my inner agitation and anxiety have gone way down, and I haven’t missed a thing. I still know what’s going on in the world – I do work for a newspaper – without having to endure all the yelling.

  • 30 Years Ago (July 2, 1981)

  • Occasionally I clean out my column ideas folder and come across random notes and musings, sometimes written in the middle of the night, sometimes in the margin of a church bulletin during a song or sermon during a worship service.

    None of the ideas are big enough for a full-blown column, but they may be helpful to someone reading this. So, here are some random thoughts and miscellaneous musings:

  • Madison Regatta race week is my favorite time of the year in the Ohio River Valley. As far as I’m concerned, those of us who live in Trimble County, Kentucky, and Jefferson County, Indiana, are the luckiest people on Earth.

    Those who live in other localities don’t know what they’re missing.

    I moved to Trimble County in 1999. But my obsession with the Madison Regatta began long before that.

  •  30 Years Ago (June 25, 1981)
    The 4-H of Trimble County will sponsor a fair on the high school grounds July 17 and 18.

    Trimble County Water District through their chairman Carroll Thomas Ralston has a pre-application pending for $472,500 Federal assistance relative to 5 miles of water main extensions serving 30 customers, a water storage tank, a maintenance and storage building and a water pumping station.

  •  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.