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April 5, 1973 – Services were held Wednesday, April 4, for Barren County Circuit Court Clerk George McQuown. He was serving his third term as clerk.

James Coomer is named the new principal of the new County High School. Bobby Steenbergen is the head football coach with Glenn Flanders as the assistant.

Hiseville News by Mrs. J B Alexander – Mrs. Sam Strader and son, Joe Bryan were in Lexington Sunday visiting Sam, Jr. and family. Mr and Mrs. Geo. Homer Akers, Glasgow visited Mrs. Edna Nunn and Mrs. James Cowan on last Saturday.

Spelling Bee Winners: Austin Tracy: Johnny Harrison, Loretta Pedigo and Vickie Ellis. Happy Valley: Karen Long, Doug Smythe, and Gary Denham, Liberty Street: Janet Carlson, Robert Dotson, and Tracy Billingsley.

Edmonton News – The Henry Millers of Park have come home after spending the winter in Florida. The Edward Poynters spent Saturday night with his mother, Mrs. Clementine Poynter, who has moved from Summer Shade to Glasgow.


April 12, 1973 – Glasgow Common Council passes leash law for dogs, cats and other domestic pets in Glasgow.

There were 18 guests present when Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Nance entertained their supper club recently at their home.

Liberty Street PTA officers – Mr. and Mrs. Don Doty, 2nd VP, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Benedict, President, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Richards, 1st VP, Mrs. Bill Ramsey and Mrs. Bob Alexander, historians, Mrs. Jerry Greer, Secretary and Mrs. Donald Bertram, treasurer.

Austin Tracy Eagle Echoes by Kathy Hall -  FHA Week is April 1-7. The Library Club met with President Walter Mansfield presiding. The Beta Club met with President Debbie Thomas presiding.

Three GHS students received superior ratings at the Kentucky High School Speech League’s Festival at WKU and will advance to state. They were Sherry Rush, Poetry, Henry Royse, Broadcast Announcing, and Janet Branham, Storytelling.

State winners in the Ky. High School League Festival were Henry Royse, Doug Combs, Roger Ray, Janet Branham and Sherry Rush.

Vana Shockley , 15, sophomore at Gamaliel High School, is in Washington, DC this week attending the Kentucky Older Youth Conference. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Shockley, Ft. Run.


April 19, 1973 – Barren County Fiscal Court hires Oleta Hatchett as the new County Treasurer replacing Mrs. Cordelia Gillenwater who died suddenly last week.

Cave City News by Mrs. Ruth Savage – The Community Sunrise Service will be at 7 am with the Horse Cave Churches in charge of the service. Billie Sturgeon was honored Saturday evening at Jerry’s Restaurant in Cave City celebrating her 12th birthday.

Students are enjoying the new library for Gamaliel Consolidated Schools. Trudie Geralds and Lisa Downing used the audio visual equipment in the new library.

Rotary Jailhouse Lockup Day had Dr. Lyle Snavely, Horace Hare and Anthony Lapinski behind bars.

Pam Saltsman has been elected Future Teacher of the Month of April by the Hiseville Chapter of FTA.


April 26, 1973 – The old National Guard Armory located on S. Race Street is being torn down to make way for a blacktopped parking area for the Mary Wood Weldon Library.

News from Casey’s Fork – Mrs. Alma Smith is learning to drive her car. Mrs. Less Shoopman hurt her ankle last week. Mr. Frank Huff is mowing the Casey Fork Cemetery this year so please deposit your dues in the Marrowbone Bank.

AD – Houchens – Duncan Hines Cake Mix 41 cents; Pork Roast 89 cents pound; Fresh ground beef, 89 cents pound, and Jif Peanut Butter, 64 cents for 18 oz. jar.

Hiseville Spelling Bee Winners are Nancy Mills, Sandy Fields, and Bruce Martin.

Teresa Jewell, BCHS student,  was recently elected Third District Parliamentarian for the Future Teachers of America at WKU.

Mrs. L W Shirley was named Hisville FHA Chapter Mother and Mrs. Robert Peterson received the Honorary Member Award.

Jerry Ream, Glasgow Insurance agent was elected President of the Glasgow Jaycees. Berky Sloan is External VP, Jerry Lyons, is Internal VP, Don Barrickman is Secretary, Louie Wimpee, Treasurer, Doug Atwell, tail twister, and Jim Nelson, Jim Risinger, Joe L Goodman III , Harold Armstrong  and Mike McCandless directors.

Former Temple Hill basketball player Donnie Owen has signed a grant in aid scholarship with E. Carolina University in Greenville, NC.




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