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December, 1970

December 1, 1970 – AD – Preston Ropp Chevrolet offers the new 1970 Malibu and the new 1970 Camaro. Plus 1968 Ford for $1995.00, ’67 Chevelle four door sedan for $1495.00, ;66 Super Sport Package, turquoise with blue trim for $1295.00.

December 2, 1970 – Two outgoing members of the Barren County School Board were honored at their final meeting of the year – John Botts and Leroy Landrum.

December 3, 1970 – Tompkinsville’s all state football player Johnny Bushong signs with WKU at his home in Tompkinsville.

December 3, 1970 – Bob Taylor is the manager of the new Burger Queen. Mrs. Elizabeth Monroe is named office manager of the local Employment office. A dog pound is being constructed at the County Farm on the Roseville Road. It will include 5 compartments with adequate installation.

December 4, 1970 – Mrs. Brenda Chase Stringer, W. Washington Street, Glasgow, has been notified that her husband, Lt. John Curtis Stringer, is reported Missing in Action as of November 30 in the Republic of Vietnam.

December 8, 1970 – The Park City Playmasters will present “A Child is Born” at Red Cross Elementary. Carol Tyree is the director and Joe Downing is the sponsor. Gayle Savage and David Green play the lead roles.

December 9, 1970 – Employees of the Glasgow Post Office with their wives (No Women workers?) as guests, met Saturday night at Holiday Inn for their annual Christmas dinner. Acting postmaster is Jim Rogers and entertainment was by “Harmony Echoes”.

December 9, 1970 – Metcalfe County High Beta placed 2nd in the talent show at the State Beta Convention in Louisville. Martha Branstetter, Brenda Branstetter, Tamara Branstetter, Cathy Bowles, Tommy McMurtrey, Ann Nuckols, Jane Howard, Abbie Miller and Craig Ayers were participants.

December 10, 1970 – Glasgow Mayor Luska Twyman was the first customer to buy his Christmas tree from the Glasgow Jaycees.

December 11, 1970 – The Glasgow Rest Home will have an Open House Sunday, December 13 between 1 and 4 p.m.  Frank McKinney is the manager of the modern well equipped rest home.

December 16, 1970 – John Lashlee, Sports Director at WLAC, Channel 5, Nashville was the guest speakers at the Allen County Bass Club’s annual meeting and banquet.

December 17, 1970 – Glasgow Scottie Band prepares for the trip to the famed Sugar Bowl Parade and game in New Orleans.

December 17, 1970 – Glasgow High School Senior Class officers are Ann Hall, treasurer, Jimmy Gray, President, Ken Kascavage, VP and Jackie Nunn, Secretary.

December 18, 1970 – Local Soil Conservation Essay Winners are Loretta Martin, Park City, Cherry Smith, Temple Hill, Kathy Bridges, Glasgow, Lewis Bauer, Hiseville, and Anita Branham, Austin Tracy.

December 21, 1970 – Sgt. Tommy Jackson receives the NCO of the Year Award and Sp4. Gary McGlasson receives the “Soldier of the Year” award at the Annual Headquarters Battery Christmas dinner.

December 21, 1970 – Madeline Steenbergen is crowned Austin Tracy’s 1970 Basketball Homecoming Queen.

December 21, 1970 – AD – McCoy Motors celebrates its Silver Anniversary. Employees were Virgil McCoy, Owner along with Lewis Button, Mike McCoy, Dan Button, Maxie Smith, Claude Landrum, Jr., Morris Proffitt, Luther Firkins, Rondal Coffee, Jim Dyer, Murrell Dearing, Kermit Denney, Willard Nichols, Tommy Grimsley, Everett Stilts, Jimmy Moore, Roy Price and James Wagner.
December 23, 1970 – Johnny Flatt and his German Shephard, Sarg, and Roy Hall and police dog, Dusty have joined the Glasgow Police Department.

December 28, 1970 – Bill Luster, Staff Photographer with the Courier Journal and Louisville Times, has been named Women’s Page Newspaper Photographer of the Year.

December 28, 1970 – Reid Lyons, Manager of WCDS Radio, died Monday morning in Nashville.

December 29, 1970 – Dick Childress is presented the Sportsman of the Year Award by Dry Fork Sportsmen Club.

December 30, 1970 – Local servicemen include Larry Burns, Randall Bow, Bobby Milam, Larry Anderson, Rondal Wilson, Mike Ellis, Ronald Carter, Carrol Bennett, Leslie D. Pedigo, Daniel Garrison, Jackie Hatcher, Albert Bryant, Terry Spears and Roger Smith.


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