100-year celebration event
office is gathering
materials to display in May
Helen E. McKinney
BEDFORD, Ky. (December 2012) The last decade
has seen many changes in Trimble County. Because of this, the Trimble
County Cooperative Extension Office wants to document the past 100 years
in a special way.
interested in how the county has changed in the last 100 years."
Trimble County Cooperative Extension Agent Mike Pyles
Were in the very early planning stages,
said Mike Pyles, county agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The Extension Council has given its approval for some type of project
to be attempted to mark this milestone.
A committee was formed earlier in the spring, said Pyles.
Were interested in how the county has changed in the last
100 years. A large portion of the project will focus on agriculture.
As an example of these changes he cited the fact that primarily,
agriculture was animal-driven 100 years ago, with the use of horses
on the farm. This has completely changed. It is mostly mechanized now.
Because the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is celebrating 100
years in Kentucky, he said, We thought it was a good idea and
we would try to expand on it by focusing on the last 100 years in Trimble
The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service combines the talents of two
of the states top colleges. The University of Kentucky partners
with Kentucky State University in many ways in an effort to make a difference
in the lives of citizens of the Commonwealth through research-based
education. Through a variety of outreach programs, the university is
brought to citizens in their local communities.
The committee is currently searching for old photos that depict the
last decade of life within the county. They encourage individuals with
black and white or color photos to bring them by the office located
at 43 High Country Lane in Bedford. The photos will be scanned while
they wait and individuals are required to fill out a form to identify
the photo. The photos will then be entered into a database and can be
returned immediately to the owner.
A video presentation of the photos will be made in May 2013, said Pyles.
The video will be shown at the Extension Office and other tentative
ideas for the day include displays, food from the Trimble County Cattlemen
and a display by a local antique tractor club. Visitors will be able
to come in and visit at their leisure.
The committee has chosen to focus on seven areas of the county: Cooperative
Extension, Education, Agricultural Changes, Government-Civic Groups,
Churches, Transportation and Historical Landmarks. Mark Witt is also
trying to record an oral history of elderly residents at local nursing
homes, said Pyles.
Trimble County lies along the Ohio River, 40 miles upstream from Louisville
and 75 miles downstream from Cincinnati. Its northern bank lies opposite
It heritage goes back even farther than 100 years. The county dates
to 1836, when it was established from parts of Henry, Oldham and Gallatin
counties. Trimble County was named for Kentucky lawyer and U.S. Supreme
Court Justice Robert Trimble, a descendant of an old Irish family.
If enough pictures and information is obtained, a disc or some type
of small book might be for sale in the future, with proceeds benefiting
Were just in the initial planning stages, Pyles said.
We dont know what kind of response well get.
For more information, contact the Trimble County
Cooperative Extension Office at (502) 255-7188.
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