memorial restoration creates
new plaque to honor other war veterans
by Don Ward
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 countys 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
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
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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