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December, 1971


December 1, 1971 – Rodney Pullen was sworn in as Deputy Sheriff of Barren County replacing Georgie Joe Jackson, who recently resigned.


December 2, 1971 – Dennis Pitcock and Loretta Martin are two of the 37 Kentucky 4-Hers attending National 4-H Congress in Chicago.


AD – Shrimp and Oyster Dinners $1.25 with regular or Kurly Q potatoes – Tastee Freeze – Columbia Ave.


December 3, 1971 – Cross Country Saddle Club elects Kenny Alexander as President, Bobby Forbis, VP, Mary Ann Nunn, Sec.,  Joe Hall, Treasurer, and Charles Gupton, Reporter.


AD – Grand opening of Davis and Sons Fruit Market, By Pass and Glenview. Oranges or tangerines 3 dozen for $1.00.


December 6, 1971 – A new mobile home sales firm “First Quality Mobile Home Sales” is now open at the corner of Happy Valley Rd., and the By pass. Nelson Waller and Byron Denham are the sales persons.


December 7, 1971 – FRECC energized the new Cave City Substation Friday, October 1. The station is the first completely new substation since 1959.


Tompkinsville’s B team Cheerleaders staged a Bake Sale to earn money for new uniforms. The girls were Andrea Moore, Regina Lyons, Susan Baker, Sandra Pitcock, Kim Howard and Gillia Ray.

December 50th wedding anniversaries – Mr. and Mrs. Willie Bruton, Mr. and Mrs. Bascal Hagan, Sr., Mr and Mrs. John Woodcock, Mr and Mrs. V W Rigdon, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cummins.


December 8, 1971 – Roger Botts is the newly elected president of the Eastern Fish & Game Club. Donald Matthews is VP, Charles Crabtree is Sec-Treas. Travis Furlong was named the Sportsman of the year.


December 9, 1971 – Remodeling is underway at the Mary Wood Weldon Library. The old library structures are being remodeled and joined by a new structure at a cost of over $100,000, made possible through a state grant.


The Metcalfe Co. HS Beta Club won the St. Beta Talent Show. Tez Butler was the narrator, accompanist was Sharon Bowles. Others in the skit were Teresa Bell, Jane Rhea Butler, Pam Janes, Teresa Branstetter and Gail Pendleton.


December 13, 1971 – The high velocity winds which struck the Glasgow area Friday damaged the Harlin Lumber Co, off the By Pass.


Mrs. Sandra Ward was hired by the Barren Fiscal Court for the position of County Recreation Director.


December 14, 1971 – Glasgow Common Council agrees to hire a city dog catcher for a 10 month period.


December 15, 1971 – Mrs. Belle Taylor, prominent clubwoman and civic leader, dies at age 65.


December 16, 1971 – Lewis Bauer, HHS Junior is the winner of the 1971 Conservation Essay Contest. Others winners were Lanetta Clark, Leslie Garmon, Nancy Holman and Connie Williams.


December 17, 1971 – Judge J C Carter of the 29th Judicial District of Kentucky is honored with a surprise 68th birthday party at the Grandview Steak House in Tompkinsville.


December 21, 1971 – R R Donnelley has worked 500,000 man hours on the job without an accident. Employees accepting the award were Billy Matthews, Lenneth Rich, Clavis Wilson, Steve Wright, Harry Francis, Danny Berry, Carolyn Chism, Brenda Wood, Jim Meek and Carlos Morrison.


Tues night Bridge Club celebrates 37 years of playing bridge. Members are Mrs. Waldo Redman, Mrs. Wilma Simmons, Charter Members along with Mrs. Chris Grinstead, Mrs. Horace Travis, Mrs. Chas. A Goodman, Jr., Mrs. Leon Harwood, Mrs. John Winlock, Mrs. Woods Richardson and Mrs. Robert Goodman.


December 22, 1971 – In basketball news, Park City upended Greensburg 69-66. Chas. Wright was a surprise star as he gunned 19 points. Called “Mr. Hustle” by his coach, Sonny Oliphant. Hiseville loses to Metcalfe Co. 77-62. Barry Gilley led the charge with 27 points and Mark Wade was close behind with 26.


A new 25 acre lake near Edmonton has recently been completed, filled and stocked for fishing and will be open next year along with the County Park. Located 6 miles from Edmonton on Hwy. 68.

December 23, 1971 – Summer Shade News – Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Gray had a potluck dinner Sunday in honor of Bro. Gerald Cherry and children of Ft. Run. Those attending were Mr and Mrs. Jack Shaw and Donna, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Shaw and Stevie, Mr and Mrs. Bobby Houck and girls, Mr and Mrs. Hildred Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Otha Parks and Children, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shive, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Shives, and children and Mrs. Dorothy Clark.


December 27, 1971 – Mrs. Evelyn Barton is honored for her 30 years of service with New Farmers Bank.


December 28, 1971 – AD – At Security Savings, the following rates will be in effect 1-1-71 – 5% per annum passbook, 5% per annum 3 month certificate, 51/4% for six month certificate, 53/4% for 12 month certificate and 6% for a two year certificate.


December 29, 1971 – Tamara Branstetter has been selected as a finalist in the 1972 Miss Kentucky USA pageant.


December 30, 1971 – Mrs. Nell C Ross has retired from the Division of Public Assistance after 20 years as a social worker.


December 31, 1971 – The Glasgow Water and Sewer Commission has hired Wayne Nichols to supervise the operation at the Glasgow Sewage Treatment plant.






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