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February 2, 1970 – The huge new RR Donnelley plant is nearing completion and is taking applications for employees.

February 3, 1970 – Most of the foundation work has been completed on the 50 room lodge on Barren River Reservoir.

Word has been received that William Roy “Billy” Jackson was wounded in action February 1 while serving with the Sea Bees in Vietnam.

February 4, 1970 – AD – Kiddie Town – 2 cent dress and skirt sale. Buy any fall or winter dress or skirt at regular price and pay only 2 cents for 2nd dress or skirt.

4-H members in Monroe County were honored Monday evening. Winners were Elizabeth Pruitt, Ricky Baskett, Gary Pruitt, Jessie Simmons, Karen Harlan, Eugene Myatt, Diane Basket, Gayle Harlan, Sharon McLarty, Vana Jane Shockley and Sharon Pruitt.

February 5, 1970 – The new hot foods department in the newly remodeled Houchens Market #20 located on S. Green Street is now open. Manning the new department are Corrine Button, Melba Grider and Leola Hughes.

February 9, 1970 – A group of 8th graders from Mrs. Harwood’s first period history class has written and presented a play with skits of Revolution War Days in Boston. Characters were Boyd Stephens as Ben Franklin, Mark Sanders as Thomas Jefferson, Temple Dickinson as Richard Henry Lee, Richard Cecil as John Adams, and David Clements as John Hancock.

February 11, 1970 – Two men were injured Wednesday morning when scaffolding broke at the construction site of Citizens Bank on Happy Valley Road. Jimmy Ferrell and Nathan Hopkins were admitted to the Community Hospital for injuries.

February 12, 1970 – A Glasgow Newcomer Club was organized at a coffee hour Friday morning at the Glasgow Recreation Building. All ladies new to the Glasgow area as of 1-1-69 are invited to attend the next meeting.

February 17. 1970 – Miss Linda Bartley, a sophomore physical education major from Glasgow was crowned 1970 Homecoming Queen at Kentucky Wesleyan College. (She is now Mrs. Linda Branstetter)

Local servicemen in the news include Larry j. Anderson of Dubree, John Preston Likens, of Glasgow, Wayne D. Sturgeon of Munfordville, Gary D. Rutherford of Horse Cave, Elbert R. Hunley, Jr. of Edmonton and Michael Douglas Adwell.

February 18, 1970 – Dry Ford 4-H Club elects officers including Jennie Payne, President, Bonnie Thomerson, Treasurer, Doris Williams, Rec. Leader, Rita Norris, Secretary, Debbie Jackson, Reporter, Kay Hogue, Rec. Leader, Becky Thomerson, Song leader, Janet Page, Sgt. At Arms, and Debbie Thomas, Song Leader.

February 19, 1970 – Tragedy strikes Park City as a 90 car freight train hit the automobile being driven by Park City Police Judge Eldon D. Welch. Welch and his wife were killed in the accident.

February 20, 1970 – The Fifth Dimension, a popular vocal group performed in concert last night at Diddle Arena to a crowd of about 10,000.

February 23, 1970 – A youth circus banquet was held at Glasgow Baptist Church and presented the 1970 Youth Council. Miss Glasgow Baptist – Sara Jane Porter and Mr. Glasgow Baptist – Larry Jenkins. Others in the council were  Charles Robert Porter, Martha Hyde, Jennie Jean Downing, Gary Broady, Nancy Riherd, Don Thompson, Frank T. Riherd, Mariam Underwood, Sharon Murray, Steve Ward and Susan Riherd.

February 24, 1970 – Glasgow bowlers cleaned up in the association tournament held in Glasgow and Bowling Green. The “Wrist Stabilizer No. 1” consisting of Raymond Short, Joe Billy Jones, Wayne Fields, Jim Gilbert and Lawrence Jessie won the team event. Joe Billy Jones and Sam Richardson won the doubles.

February 25, 1970 – The new Fountain Square apartment located on the corner of Back and Broadway will be open to the public for the first time Sunday from 1  - 5 p.m.

February 26, 1970 – The Monroe Rest Home, Inc. in Tompkinsville is now under construction. When completed., it will be a 60 bed facility. Administrator is John Lasley from Cooksville, TN.

February 27, 1970 – Donnie Colliver, Lewis Bauer, Teddy Chaney and Gary Botts received top honors at Hiseville High School’s FFA Banquet.

Servicemen in the news included Carlos Odell Wilson, Chas. J. Moran, III, William R. Tarry, Tommy J. Johnson, Dale S. Brown, Donnie L. Sweeney, Thomas O. Dunbar, Ronnie L. Thompson, and McGary L. May.



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