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Bedford Bash

Annual community event to spotlight
‘Young County’ band

Food, door prizes and a car show
are part of this annual event

By Kristi Whitehill
Staff Writer

BEDFORD, Ky. (August 2008) – The Bedford Bash has been providing family entertainment for the last 19 years. This year the Bedford Bash, set for Friday, Aug. 15, is still going strong and those coming out can look forward to yet another year of festivities the whole family can enjoy.

Young Country

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The country music band
"Young Country" has been a
mainstay at the Bedford Bash
for several years.

Sponsorships help make the event a success, organizers say. The Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank annually serves as the event’s key sponsor. Bank employee Scottie Stark said he “hopes everyone enjoys the entertainment.”
Young Country, a popular area band, will perform as the primary entertainment. The band has been playing at the Bedford Bash since the early 1990s when the band was first formed by Ronnie Dunlap after getting out of the U.S. Navy.
Dunlap, the lead vocalist, said he enjoyed participating in the event, even though the band has not performed that much this year.
The band has been on hiatus. For this reason they have only booked three performances this year, the Bedford Bash being the third event on their calendar. Band members have made some changes during their time off. For instance, they have changed the type of music they will be playing – less top forties and more older music such as songs by Merle Haggard.
If the music sets just right and the listeners want more, Bobby Robbins and Tom Steveley also play a two-man acoustic show every week at Maverick’s restaurant in Madison. According to Robbins, this is a more laid back show.
On the same note, the band will be coming out with a new record next year. With so much on the horizon for the band, Scott Caudill, the bass and spokesperson for Young Country, said this year’s show at the Bedford Bash that “this will be the best show yet.”
The Bedford Bash will take place on Church Street in Bedford. The Young Country Band will perform at 7 p.m. In addition to Young Country’s performance, the Bedford Rotary Club will serve hamburgers and the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department will serve fish beginning at 5 p.m.
The second annual car show also will be held around the Trimble County Courthouse with proceeds benefitting the Trimble County boys basketball team.
Door prizes will be given away and T-shirts will be sold for $12.

• For more information, call the Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank at (502) 255-3287.

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