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March 1971

March 1, 1971 – Barren County Grand Jury recommends that the top floor of the Barren County Courthouse be used for a jail.

Miss Nancy Young received the Livestock Award for Swine Production during the Park City FFA Banquet. She is believed to be the first girl in the county to receive an FFA award.

March 3, 1971 – 11 year old Steve Pruitt, a 5th grader at Happy Valley Elementary School is one of the participants in the Pass, Dribble and Shoot Contest sponsored by the Glasgow Optimist Club and Jerry’s Restaurant.

March 8, 1971 – All 15th District Tournament Team is select4ed with Champion Temple Hill landing four starters, Ronnie Perkins, Donnie Owens, Ricky Martin and Ronnie Harlow. Allen County had Ken Stinson, Joe Wade and Danny Spurlock, Glasgow had Jerry Eubank and Bob Stockton, Joe Moran and Jerry Love from Hiseville and Bryan Bewley of Scottsville.

March 11, 1971 – Charter members of the Edmund Rodgers Chapter of the DAR were honored at the March meeting – Miss Bess Howard, Mrs. T. C. Delveaux, Mrs. V. R. Jones, and Mrs. L. C. Ellis. The chapter was chartered in February of 1923.

The Gillie Hyde Ford Mercury, Lincoln bowling team won the Association Tournament team events held at Scottie Lanes. The team which scored 3171 with handicap was composed of Winston Nunn, Howard “Doc” Huff, Bruce Gibson, Curtis Harris, and Dick Rignall.

March 16, 1971 – Seven members from Glasgow who are members of the 1st Battalion of the 623rd Artillery Division of Kentucky National Guard completed a training school. Sp4 Thomas K Cox was the top graduate of the 35 member group. Others were Sp4 Danny Duvall, Sgt. Tommy Jackson, Sp4 Donnie Bowles, Sp4 Gary McGlasson, Sgt. Billy Houchens, and Sp5 Larry Berry.

March 17, 1971 – Metcalfe County High School cheerleaders were the winners of the 16th District Championship Cheerleader Award – Cathy Bowles, Tamara Branstetter, Anne Hodges, Abbie Miller, Rita London, Pam Mosier and Teresa Stevens.

March 18, 1971 – The new  manager at Begley Drugs is Howard Alls, from Paducah.

March 22, 1971 – Area Servicemen include Gary Toohey, Charles Eddings, George R. Thompson, Rondal C. Wilson, James Patrick O’Brien, Eugene S. Boston, Leon Sewell and David M. Dilley.

March 23, 1971 – A new vocational school for Barren County may be possible if the 15 cent additional county school tax passes in the special vote next Tuesday.

March 25, 1971 – Four business offices were destroyed in Burkesville Wednesday by a fire that broke out around 1:40 am. The businesses were Southern State, Public Welfare office, Laundromat and Food Stamp office.

March 26, 1971 – Glasgow’s John Peden is on the All State Trap Squad.

March 29, 1971 – Selections for the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the 1971 graduating class of Tompkinsville High have been made. They are Marietta Froedge and Mary Foley.
March 31, 1971 – Barren County School Bond issue is defeated by 302 votes.

Famed Adairland Farm, the home of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Weldon will be sold at auction on May 8th by the firm of Bailey and Grissom.

Miss Alice Gorby received a 25 year service award pin from JJ Newberry’s manager Bob O’Brien.




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