Bedford starts preparing for annual ‘Bash’

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By Hilda Parrish

The Trimble Banner

Plans for the upcoming Bedford Bash topped the agenda Monday, July 19, during the Bedford City Commission meeting at city hall.

Commissioners agreed to close Church Street from Victory Avenue to the West side of West Street around the courthouse for the event, set for 6-11 p.m. Friday night, Aug. 20, as has been done since the event was first held 21 years ago.

West Street will be closed from the Bedford Bed and Breakfast to the north side of Church Street so that the Trimble County High School boys basketball team can host its car show, which helps to raise money for team trips and equipment.

Church Street, between the bank and the PVA building, will be the site for vendors and entertainment. 

New cemetery

equipment OK’d

Commissioners voted to allow Bedford Cemetery sexton Gerald Kincaid to trade-in the cemetery’s dirt hauler and spend $1,500 to $2,000 for a newer model that would more easily move the dirt away from gravesites for burials.

The commission also voted to renew its contracts with city attorney Genon Hensley and Constable Craig Lacefield. Both will continue at the same rate of pay as in their 2009-10 contracts.

The commissioners reviewed two bids for repairs to Pendleton Avenue, Locust Lane, Wentworth Drive and a portion of Main Street (U.S. 42) across from attorney Bobby True’s office.

Ohio Valley Asphalt submitted the lowest bid at $4,500. The other bid was submitted by Wingham Paving of Madison, Ind., which estimated the job at $16,800. OVA was awarded the project.

Part-time clerk Rita Davis and Mayor Russel Clifton informed the commissioners that the grant proposal for funding for the city park project is now in the hands of Gov. Steve Beshear and is awaiting his approval.

The next regular commission meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at Morgan Community Center.