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June, 1981

June 1, 1981 - The 1981 Great Summer Run was held with a field of 148 runners. The winner of the 10,000 meter run was William Harpool from Louisville.

June 2, 1981 – A new clothing shop “His & Hers” opens on the North Public Square. The store will be operated by Stephen Jones.

June 3, 1981 – Coyote McLoud, DJ from KX104 in Gallatin was on hand for Austin Tracy’s 8th grade graduation dance.

June 4, 1981 – WTVF Channel 5 Weatherman Boyce Hawkins will be the emcee for the Barren County Fair Beauty Pageant.

BCHS Honor Students are Val. – Sharon Joyce Hagan, and Sal.  – Michael Dean Owsley.

June 5, 1981 – Dr. John Blair Bennett has joined the Animal Clinic as a partner, joining Drs. Crouch, Guifoil and Heltsley.

June 7, 1981 – Three businesses at 701 E. Main Street were damaged by fire Friday – B. H. Biggers’ Men’s Store, Betsy Ann Fashions and Glasgow Ice Plant received damage. Cause of fire was unknown.

25th Wedding Anniversary celebrations are announced for Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Boston and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Harlow.

June 8, 1981 – Sen. Walter Baker received official word Monday that his new position in the Reagan administration will be Associate General Counsel in the Defense Department.

June 10, 1981 – 24 contestants have entered the “Miss Barren County” Fair beauty pageant. Local entries include Donna Jean Poindexter, Margaret Kay Tuck, Kimberly Jo Palmore, Martha Lane Taylor, Meg Manning, Rose Abner, Latokia Bush, Brenda Wadell, Bonnie Tyree, Annette Jones, and Peggy Pedigo. (Bridgett Wyatt of Bowling Green was the winner.)

June 11, 1981 – Four inches of rain leaves Glasgow flooded. The rain fell in two hours or less causing numerous floodings.

Jimmy Botts and Kimberly Dawn Saltsman have been elected Mr. and Miss Eastern Elementary School.

June 12, 1981 -  The Kentucky Press Association opened its annual summer convention in Cave City with a dinner meeting at Wondering Woods.

Construction continues on the new church at the corner of Myrtle and Cherry Street in Glasgow.

June 14, 1981 – Burger Queen has changed its name to Druthers.

June 16, 1981 – Ground is broken for Glasgow’s new ambulance building.

June 18, 1981 – The Barn Lot Theatre of MARC Park will rock with the sound of the third place winner of the May 22nd Battle of the Bands, “Therz Hammer” (Mark Angstrom, Ted Coop, Brian Peden and Timmy Stephens)

June 19, 1981 – SCRTC moves from W. Main Street to their new building on Highway 90 West.

Bruce Maples is GHS’ new band director.

June 22, 1981 – A combination bait store-grocery and garage, located in Haywood, and operated by Charles Jackson was destroyed by fire early Monday morning.

June 23, 1981 – Dr. Jake Hollen, MD, PSC, opens his medical practice in Park City.

June 24, 1981 – Five New Farmers Bank employees are promoted – H Wayne Davis, Brenda Taylor, Donald J Tinsley, Gerald R Wood and Bonita H Smith.

June 25, 1981 – R R Donnelley promotes Mark Haines, Joe Dean, Jr, Henry “Hank” Sanders, and William B. “Billy” Matthews.

June 28, 1981 – “Butterflies Are Free” is the MARC Park’s Barnlot Theatre season opener. Lora Montgomery and Joey Acree are the two main characters.

June 29, 1981 – The Orioles are the Glasgow Little League Champs. Players are Billy Ramsey, John Smith, John Alexander, Richard Burton, Roy Chapman, Marty Martin, James Neal, Tag Taylor, and Michael Cook. Coach is Bill Smith and manager is Ron Ramsey.

June 30, 1981 – The new 9 hole 35 par golf course at Barren River State Park opens tomorrow.

William Gravely, the manager of Begley’s Drug Store, has been promoted to District Supervisor over drug stores in Glasgow, Bowling Green, Madisonville, Greenville, Murray, and Huntington, IN.





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