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August, 1981

August 2, 1981 - The Glasgow Barren County Volunteer Action Center opens on the fourth floor of the Barren County Courthouse. Evelyn Pace and Connie Hart are co-founders. The center matches volunteers with groups needing them.

Richard F. Clark, an employee of RR Donnelley, recently received an initial suggestion award of $5,000. His suggestion results in substantial time and material savings for the Glasgow plant.

August 3, 1981 – Bob and Mary Leader announce the opening of Leader’s Gun Shop on Broadway.

August 4, 1981 – Winner of the Bass master Tournament was John Fraim of Scottsville with a five pound, six ounce bass.

August 5, 1981 – Elias D Acero and wife, Carmen of Mexico, are the new owners of Park Mammoth Resort. Larry Jewell will continue as manager of the resort.

August 6, 1981 – Carole Wilkerson is the new Postmaster at Lucas.

August 9, 1981 – Scotties and Trojans host out of town foes Friday night as the season begins. Glasgow goes against Warren Central. Barren goes against Taylor County. Quarterback for Barren County is Brian Crabtree and Glasgow’s quarterback is Scotty Jones.

August 10, 1981 – Glasgow swimmers take part in the State Championship. They include Melanie Whitlow, Greg Breshear, Whitney Rayles, Casey Meek, Travis Frazier, and Stephen Baker.

August 12, 1981 – Bob Clock is named the new manager of Watsons.

August 13, 1981 – Barren County Speedway will reopen as the Glasgow Barren County Jaycees lease the speedway to Raymond Gray, of Owensboro.

August 16, 1981 – The new Kentucky Building Code goes in effect with Bobby Wade as the new County Building Inspector. City inspector is Gerald Guinn.

Park City High Class of 1966 holds their 15th class reunion at the Oasis Inn in Cave City.

Scotties zap Warren Central 20-0 and Barren County tops Taylor County 9-0.

Junior Food Store opens a new store on 31E South, two blocks south of the Cumberland Parkway exchange.

August 19, 1981 – Margaret Vibbert retires from Kentucky Pants Co. with 29 years of service.

Four new teachers are welcomed to Barren County School System. Susan Browning, at Austin Tracy, Fran Johnston at Eastern Elementary, Shelia Shelton at Austin Tracy and Sharyon Shartzer at Temple Hill.

August 23, 1981 -  Weddings, engagements and anniversary – Debra Picket becomes Mrs. Brad Alexander on July 25. Monica LeVasseur and Mike Gill to marry September 19, Sheila Simmons and Gary Foster to marry September 5, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Biggers celebrates their 60th wedding anniversary on August 23. and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carl Walbert celebrates their 50th on August 14.

August 24, 1981 – Palmore Studios reopens on the W. Public Square. The studio will be managed by Shirley Montgomery and supervised by Joe Montgomery and assisted by their daughter, Sandra G. Wooten.

August 25, 1981 – For the third year in a row, a Miss Farmers RECC wins the state title. Tammy McCubbins is this year’s winner. Winners of the last two  were Connie and Deborah Lane.

The Rubik’s Cube hits Glasgow selling for around $6.00. Locals enchanted with the new toy include Sandy Duvall and Kenneth Tolopka.

August 27, 1981 – The Barren Metcalfe County Ambulance Service has selected the property on Lakeview Drive off E. Main Street as the site of their new location. The lot was donated by the Glasgow Electric Plant Board.

The Barren County Clerk’s office is now computerized with three video display terminals and one line printer.

August 31, 1981 – Mrs. Novella Wininger is honored at a tea at the Glasgow Methodist Church. She is retiring after a 25 year career as Homemaker Extension Agent for Barren County.


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