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Trimble Co. seeks donors
for memorial bricks

Flagpoles, benches also
to be dedicated at courthouse square

By Ruth Wright
Staff Writer

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.

Trimble County Courthouse rendition

Trimble County
courthouse rendition

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 purchaser’s 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. Hall’s 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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