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March 1981

March 1, 1981 – Roger Sabens was the winner of a 10” Color TV from Burger Queen during their Sweepstakes drawing.

March 5, 1981 – Glasgow businessman Donald Rutledge has been named to the board of Directors of the T J Samson Community Hospital.

The 1981 Christmas Parade committee has been named – Freddie Proffitt and Ruby Estes, Co-Chairmen and members Kenneth Calvert, Bob Lee, Tim Smith, Bob Stone and Bobbie Wilkerson.

50th Anniversary celebrations include those of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Shive, and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bartley.

March 10, 1981 – AD – Cavanah IGA Anniversary Celebration – Folgers Coffee 1.99 for one pound bag, Russett potatoes 20 pound bag for $2.29, Sugar, 2.90 for five pound bag, Coca Cola 8 bottle carton $1.49.

March 11, 1981 – Brad Bruton and Doug Berry won first place with a banjo guitar medley in the talent contest held at Western Kentucky University. David Reneau won third in the poster contest.

Restoration continues at 701 S. Green Street at the home of Sandra and Jim Heltsley. The project has been ongoing since August of 1979.

March 13, 1981 – WTVF, Television Five, has announced the resignation of Bill Goodman from his post as news director at the CBS affiliate. He will assume similar duties in Houston, Texas at KPRC-TV.

March 15, 1981 – AD – Grand opening of Strings Attached at 105 Columbia Ave. Gail Lester and Mahlian Grinstead are the owners. Where they have the whole ball of yarn and where needle arts are concerned.

March 16, 1981 – Approximately 300 persons in Park City are back in their homes after an emergency work crew repaired a railroad car valve that had been leaking ammonia.

March 18, 1981 – Jeff Carver and Robert Ward are named Barren County FFA Star Farmers during the annual banquet at Barren County High School.

March 19, 1981 – Well Known Glasgow businessman, J. Mitchell Ellis dies at age 77,

March 20, 1981 – New postal rates go into effect next week with a first class letter rising to 18 cents from the current 15 cents.

March 23, 1981 – Charles E. Elmore, Carpenter at Barren River State Lake was officially commended by Park Manager Neil Connell, in recognition of Sustained Superior Performance of duties.

The Barren County JV girls basketball team finished their season with a perfect 11-0 record. Members include Shelly Scott, Michelle Martin, Lisa Chapman, Glenda Wright, Margaret Flowers, Tracy Jones, Bobbi Peden, Susan Booth,Teresa Durbin and Terry Key. Coach Jimmy Shartzer and Manager Angie Mattingley.

March 25, 1981 – Glasgow Junior High student Kevin Wilson was recently named “best actor” in statewide competition. He has the role of “Puck” in the upcoming performance of “Midsummer Nights Dream” by the Junior High Players.
March 26, 1981 – Barren County High School baseball coach Billy Lindsey lists Larry Glass and Todd Medford as probable starting pitchers when the season opens against Edmonson County.

March 29, 1981 – AD – Jack & Jill’s Children’s Shop, 112 Columbia Ave, has recently opened under the management of Ann Samson. It features children’s clothing, infant to size 14.

March 30, 1981 – Winn Davis, Michael and Samantha Glass and Case Davis offered a grape juice stand to passer byers on W. Washington Street.

Hank Royse has been named Brown and Bigelow’s Sales Representative of the year for 1980.



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