New war memorial

War memorial restoration creates
new plaque to honor other war veterans

Staff Report

Trimble County War Memorial

Photo by Don Ward

A new war memorial
was recently erected in
the Trimble County courthouse lawn to
honor veterans of
all major wars.

BEDFORD, Ky. (October 2006) – A new war memorial has replaced the old one at the Trimble County Courthouse.
The new one features four sides, instead of the three the original memorial had, and uses the plaques from the original, which were cleaned and refurbished by members of the county’s Rotary Club.
George Yenowine, project manager for the Rotary Club, said the group wanted to fix and replace the plaques but discovered that the entire monument needed to be replaced due to bad mortar and broken and missing anchors.
Trimble County Fiscal Court Judge Randy Stevens stepped in and applied for an area development grant and was given $6000 to fund the project.
Stone masons working on the project decided to make the structure four-sided in order to have more space to add additional plaques to honor other war veterans.
Rotary club volunteers then repainted the canon and installed three flag poles around the courthouse grounds. Some badly needed sidewalk work was also done during the restoration project.
Yenowine said that at this time there are no plans in the works for a dedication ceremony for the new monument, but by the next Memorial Day something may be considered.

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