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October, 1981

October 2, 1981 – A. W. “Dutch” Ross retires after 31 years as member and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the SCRTC.

October 4, 1981 – Glasgow and Barren County High School both won weekend games. BCHS topped Ohio County 21-6 and Glasgow routed Tompkinsville Bears 50-7.

October 5, 1981 – AD – Nell’s Gallery, 221 S. Green, Glasgow, has Ken Holland, Kentucky Christian Artist visits Saturday, October 10 and coming soon, C. W. Vittitow.

October 6, 1981 – National 4-H Week, observed in Barren County. Senior Record Book winners were Craig Flanders, Jennifer Spears, Michael Doyle, Sandy Barrick, David Siddens, Sherry Hodge and Robert Emberton.

October 6, 1981 – The 1971 Class of Park City High School held their 10 year reunion at Red Carpet Inn in Bowling Green. The member who had changed the most was Jimmie Gossett and the member who had changed the least was Rita Gillon.

October 8, 1981 – Officers are elected in Mrs. Steenbergen’s Homeroom at the Bunche 6th Grade Center. President Beth Elmore, VP Dewayne Depp, Secretary Sarah Frazier, Treasurer Jill Gilliland, Sgt. At Arms, Daniel Garrett and Jim Drake.

October 9, 1981 – Bowles Print and Gift Gallery will open October 17 on E. Main Street. It is owned by Dexter and Donella Bowles.

October 10, 1981 – BCHS Class Presidents are Senior, Tim Eaton, Junior, Chris Morrison, Sophomore, Kelly Williams and Freshman Mel Skinner.

October 11, 1981 – Auction Sale, Saturday, October 17, 1981, Waldrop Funeral Home, Hwy. 31 W in Park City.

October 12, 1981 – Far Off Broadway Players present “My Sister Eileen” with director Eve Harris, and actors Reba Barrett, Philip Grinstead, and Lesia Lindsey. It will be presented November 20 &21 at the Liberty Street Theatre.

October 13, 1981 – Barren County girls who participated in the District #4 Dairy Princess contest included Sheri Pendleton and Sherry Strader. Susan Barnett of Logan County was the winner.

October 15, 1981 – A reception and potluck gathering in honor of former Hiseville coach George Sadler will follow the Barren County-Glasgow football game Friday night around 10 p.m. at the Hiseville School cafeteria. He was coach in 1958 when Hiseville’s 6-man football team won the state title. Members of the team were Lloyd Byrd, Ralph Jackson, Harry Jackson, Bobby White, Dave Thompson, Billy Edwards, Billy Kinslow, Larry Gilley, Charles Embry, Bobby Christie, Phillip Cox, Oren Long, Harley Thompson, Minnie Williams, Bobby Blankley, Johnny Matthews, and Tommy Spillman.

October 18, 1981 – The J & H Store on S. Race Street will be closing. J C and Jean Bowles have run the store for the last 25 years. The Bowles’ will be working for St. Charles Market when the store closes.

October 19, 1981 – Bassie Scott celebrated her 88th birthday on Sept. 23 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alma Williams of Glasgow.


October 20, 1981 – GHS Scottie Homecoming will be Friday night. Candidates for queen are Mary Wells, Kim Bennett, Heidi Kjellmark, Dawna Wilson, Lessa Shirley, Stacie Hayes, Rita Kinslow, Jane Rutledge, Whitney Vann, Kim Hall, Lori Harrison and Susan Jackson. (Rita Kinslow (Bishop) was crowned queen)

October 21, 1981 – Summer Shade Fall Festival Royalty – Chris Hurt and Chantal Bartley, 5th grade candidates were crowned King and Queen. Others included Gary Miller and Faith Childers, 2nd grade; Scotty Martin and Amber Branstetter, Kindergarten; Angela Strode and Ricky Jones, 1st grade; David Nunn and Jennifer Carter, 4th grade; Chris Stilts and Robin Hodges, 6th; Randy Perkins and Tonya Wells, 7th grade; Willie Savage and Geneva Pace, 8th grade.

October 21, 1981 – Rev. Arthur James of the CME Church has retired and was recently honored with a going away dinner at the church.

October 21, 1981 – Munfordville native, Stan Cottrell completed his run of the 31 W Dixie Highway from the Tennessee border up to Louisville. He was sponsored by American Lung Association of Kentucky. He attempted the feat in 1966 and again in 1979.

October 22, 1981 – Mrs. Ethel Fant is named “Woman of the Year” by Glasgow B & PW Club.

October 22, 1981 – The Purple Heart plaque at the Barren County Courthouse was dedicated Wednesday morning, October 21. It bears the name of 399 county natives and residents injured in combat since WW II.

October 25, 1981 – The Hiseville High School Class of 1971 held their 10 year reunion at Jefferson Clubhouse. Of the 68 graduates, 25 attended.

October 25, 1981 – Benjamin Davis Rogers, a May, 1981 graduate of Salmon P Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, has opened an office for the practice of law at 213 S. Green St.

October 25, 1981 – After 36 years on N. Race Street in Glasgow, Goodman Olds-Cadillac-Datsun, Inc. is moving into a new facility at 1003 Happy Valley Road.

October 26, 1981 – The sport of soccer was introduced to some 70 Glasgow area youngsters Saturday when the Glasgow Recreation Dept’s soccer clinic was conducted at Bunche School. Instructors from WKU taught the group.

October 27, 1981 – The last day of Homecoming Week at GHS was celebrated with a tricycle race. Participants included Todd Childress, Mark Todd Troutman, Todd “Pickles” Hamilton, Greg Harris and Principal Jerry Harris.

October 28, 1981 – AD – Ben Franklin, East Public Square, 14 inch straw fans, two for $1.00, and Quilted placemats, $1.44 each.

October 28, 1981 – Norma Jean Williams, the Dietary supervisor at Barren County Health Care Center has been elected employee of the month.

October 28, 1981 – K Mart opens in Glasgow. Ginger Jar Lamps, $8, Canned Bacon $1.27, Boys 20” Color Console TV $499, Stereo with 8 track and turntable $88.00.

October 29, 1981 – Farm Bureau District 4 Winners are David Gray, King, Robin Bailey, runner up Division 1 Talent and Peggy Jo Pedigo (Bates), runner up in Division II talent.

October 30, 1981 – On Election day, a new face will be in the Barren County Circuit Clerk’s office. It will be either Georgia Glover or Bobby Wilson. Since 1955, either Mr. or Mrs. George McQuown was in that office.




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