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August 1, 1983 – Glasgow native, Jim Spencer, died in Shorewood, Wisconsin. He was a poet and musician who was best known for a regional hit in 1978 – “Wrap Myself up in your Love”. He was survived locally by his father, Kenneth, of Glasgow.

August 2, 1983 – The Glasgow Board of Education has employed John Westerfield as the new principal at Bunche 6th Grade Center.

August 5, 1983 – AD –Announcing the opening of Haines Animal Hospital August 8th. Walter G Haines, DVM on Reynolds Road next to Goodman Olds, Cadillac, Datsun.

August 7 – Austin Tracy High Class of 1968 held their reunion with the following present – Kenneth Ward, Kenneth Davis, Marcus Kingrey, Danny Shipley, Pat Mosby, Mike Wilkerson, Becky Peden, David Estes, Claudette Jones and Henry Akers.

August 8, 1983 – Local firm Span Tech has developed a new device, a hydraulic powered drill which was completely designed, engineered, and manufactured here at the local plant. Tom Clopton and Dean Taylor were two of the employees who were part of this invention.

August 9, 1983 – A special reception is held to honor the 1983 Glasgow Barren County Junior Miss Contestants. The pageant will be held Sept. 24th. The girls are Emilee Elmore, Angela Mills Motley, Susan Bunch, Valerie Pendleton, Stacey Houchens, Sherry Cox, Schellye Norris, Kim Trowbridge, Kim Hall, Lori Kesslar, Ann Barton and Michele Lyons. Miss 1982 Glasgow Barren County Junior Miss Lisa Gumm was also honored.

August 11, 1983 – Action taken by the Board of Directors of the Mammoth Cave Production Credit Association Wednesday has resulted in the dismissal of three of the association’s top executives and the liquidation of the Company’s assets.

August 15, 1983 – TPA members visit Trooper Island in the middle of Dale Hollow Lake. Paul Holman and Jim Rogers were part of the local group.

Thomas Hurt was the winner of the Dairy Queen Sweepstakes prize. Dairy Queen Manager Freddie Rigdon presented Hurt with his prize, a television.

The Hopewell Baptist Church of Glasgow will observe its 100th anniversary this week..

August 16, 1983 – Johnny Bell has signed a partial athletic scholarship to play basketball for St. Catherine College.

August 17, 1983 – Summer Shade Class of 1941 held their 42nd reunion. Members were Melba Palmore Campbell, Pauline Franklin Rigsby, Nell Whitlow Perkins, Marjorie Glass Pennington, Betty Howard Bowman, Mabel White DeSt. Jean, Tristram E Perkins, Murl Clark, Rondell Whitlow, Janice McWherter Bowman, Russell Martin, Mary Barton Ferguson and James Wade.

August 19, 1983 – Barren County High School Senior Football players are Eddie Gillon, Bill Matthews, Wayne Houchens, Timmy Deckard, Jason Owen, Tommy Denham, Greg Hammer, Tim Demunbrun, Scott Siebold, and Trainer David Phillips.

Glasgow High School Seniors are Patrick Stidham, Jeff Buford, Timmy Hayes, Stacey Hayes, Larry Sales and Matt Walker.

August 24, 1983 – AD – New Shop – Just you & Me Babe, Inc. 701 E Main Street, specializing in Maternity and infant wear and gifts.

New teachers in Barren County Schools are Darlene Price, Leann Greer, Amy Jeansen, Cindy Wilson, Vicki Smith, Doug Boyles, Barry Duvall, Joe Downs, Gerald Nublitt, Mary Jo Payne and Donna Hastings.

New teachers at Glasgow High School are Jim Stuppy, John Westerfield, Denise Bowles, Denise Minor, Lida Jo Norris, and Kathy May.

August 26, 1983 – James T Pace is retiring after 19 years associated with the Citizens Bank and Trust Co. Gardner E Daniel is the new operating office.

August 28, 1983 – Merchanette 2nd baseman Martha Nunn certainly showed an ability to “Walk and Chew gum at the Same time” in a play in the Women’s class B State softball tournament. Martha and her team lost 6-5 to Owensboro Betatrons.

History of Temple Hill school is told in an article promoting Temple Hill Homecoming September 3. Oren Beatty was the first principal and a one man staff when Temple Hill first opened in 1925.

August 31, 1983 – 1948 Graduating class of Summer Shade High School held their 35th reunion. Glenn Wax, principal, Jimmy Isenberg, Jimmy Bushong, Bob Branstetter, Joyce Romines Melson, teacher, Joyce Smith Firkins St. Charles, Margaret Nunnally Cox, Dana Nunnally Sympson, Lena Margaret Rush Dickerson, June Nunnally Wallace, Mary Hunley Wilkinson.






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