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Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been a real deep thinker and stuff. Billy Ray Cyrus
On August 25, 1828, Robert Trimble’s term on the U.S. Supreme Court came to an abrupt end when he passed away at 55. In 1826, President John Quincy Adams elevated Trimble to the highest Court. He rests in the Paris Cemetery with a Kentucky county named after him.
August 25, 1920, Deputy Sheriff Carlo Britton Marion, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained five days earlier when shot at the Horse Creek Mining Camp while arresting a man and woman for bootlegging.
August 25, 1945, Natlee, in Owen County, native Vice Admiral Willis A. “Mose” Lee Jr. died. Mose was Kentucky’s most decorated Olympic medalist winning seven medals (five gold, one silver, and one bronze) for marksmanship at the 1920 Olympics.
August 25, 1950, five hundred visitors braved heavy rains to watch Governor E. Clements dedicate the state’s new $1,000,000 tuberculosis hospital in Glasgow. Clements stated that eliminating the state’s old $5,000 a year salary limit enabled the hospital to attract quality professionals.
August 25, 2002, Louisville won the Little League World Championship by beating Sendai, Japan 1-0 in South Williamsport, PA., for Kentucky’s 1st championship. Aaron Alvey, a 12-year-old, set two pitching records to secure the win.
August 25, 2013, the Arboretum, the state’s official botanical garden, kicked off a $1.2 million campaign to expand the visitor center and endow educational programs. Longtime donor Dorotha Smith Oatts pledged a $350,000 challenge grant.
August 25, 2019, the Lexington Herald-Leader ran the 2nd story of a four-day report focusing on Kentucky’s overcrowded jails. Experts warned Frankfort lawmakers to reduce jail overcrowding before a federal judge ordered mass releases. For example, the 73-bed Rockcastle County jail in Mt. Vernon housed 135 inmates, putting it at 184% capacity.
August 25, 2020, Governor A. Beshear announced 688 new coronavirus cases and ten new deaths. He also signed an executive order releasing 646 more inmates for health-related issues where sentences were less than six months of being finished. Over 1,200 inmates had received early freedom since the virus started.
On August 25, 2021, the Delta spike meant that Kentucky colleges started to require students to wear masks and get the vaccine. Governor A. Beshear, “This is the most dangerous time we’ve seen in this pandemic. We’ve got to get more people vaccinated, and we need people to wear masks when outside the home and indoors.” Many universities offered scholarships and free tickets to sporting events to get vaccinated. Berea, Centre, Bellarmine, and Transylvania required students to get vaccinated. Bellarmine and Transylvania also required faculty and staff to get the experimental vaccine.