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Trimble County Courthouse memorial dedication

Bedford Rotary Club
unveils new flag plaza

By Ruth Wright
Editor

BEDFORD, KY. (October 2003) – The Bedford Rotary Club on Sept. 13 dedicated the newly completed plaza at the courthouse lawn.

Trimble County Flag raising.

Photo by Don Ward

Flag raising during the ceremony.

The memorial features engraved bricks, paid for by individual contributors, and new flagpoles, plus the unveiling of a newly created Trimble County flag, designed by Betty Johnson.
The morning ceremony took place as a kickoff event to the Trimble County Apple Festival, Sept. 13-14. More than 200 people attended the ceremony, which included speeches by local dignitaries, one of which was Roger Newell, former district governor of Rotary Club International based in Louisville.
Other speakers included war veteran Glenn Fisher, Rotary president Robert Tribble, past

Trimble Co. Sheriff Tim Coons with Trimble flag.

Photo by Don Ward

Trimble Co. Sheriff
Tim Coons with Trimble flag.

president Jim Hurst, assistant school superintendent Marcia Dunaway, Rotary member George Yenowine and Trimble County senior Shawn Penick.
At the time of the ceremony, 450 bricks had been sold, with many more spaces available. So far, the names of 35 county veterans are engraved. The project took three years to complete and many volunteers hours and labor by local businesses and individuals.

Anyone wanting to purchase bricks are asked to call the Trimble County Public Library at (502) 255-7362.

Crowd attending ceremony.

Photo by Don Ward

Crowd attending ceremony.

 

 

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