Co. seeks donors
for memorial bricks
to be dedicated at courthouse square
BEDFORD, Ky. (July 2003) Just prior to Memorial
Day this year, a single black steel flag pole was replaced by three
aluminum poles in front of the Trimble County courthouse in Bedford,
the beginning of an effort by the Bedford Rotary Club to develop a flag
memorial on the prominent spot.
American and Kentucky State flags, both purchased by the
county, and a county flag made by Rotary Club member Denise Hall, now
wave proudly from atop the poles. But the memorial is not yet complete.
An arched walkway will be constructed behind the flags, connecting the
sidewalks on either side. The walkway will be inlaid with dedication
bricks sold to fund the memorial, and placed along the outer perimeter
will be six granite benches.
About 125 bricks have already been sold to local businesses and individuals,
according to Rotary Club member George Yenowine. The club hopes to sell
at least twice that many to fill the space, which has room for about
500 bricks, Yenowine said.
Blank bricks placed in between the dedicated bricks will be available
for purchase and engraved at a later date. The bricks sell for $50 each
and can be engraved with up to 39 letters and spaces in three rows of
13 with the message of the purchasers choice.
The six granite benches to be placed along the walkway have already
been purchased and dedicated by Milton Fire and Rescue and EMS, Bedford
EMS, Little Town and Country Restaurant (Bill and Ruth Hughes), Ransdell
Funeral Home, Farmers Bank of Milton, and Bedford Loan & Deposit.
As part of the project, the Rotary Club is holding a contest for a county
flag design. The winner will receive $100 and their design will be made
into a flag to replace the one made by Hall. Halls flag, which
is blue and gold with a T in the center, will probably be
donated to the high school since it sports their colors, Yenowine said.
The Rotary Club hopes to have the project completed before the Trimble
County Apple Festival in September, Yenowine said. Applications for
bricks are available at the library or from Rotary Club members.
For more information call Yenowine at (502) 255-7492.
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