March 1, 1978 – 33 car L & N railroad derailment yesterday 6 miles northeast of Bowling Green. The cars were carrying hazardous chemicals, causing several anxious moments but they rolled again today.
March 2, 1978 – Former Glasgow Fire Chief “Crook” Francis, 70, dies Thursday, March 2, 1978.
March 3, 1978 – AD – Tri City Cooling and Heating team with Fedders featuring Guaranteed Service by Pete and Tom Peterson – Other staff includes Keith Harlow, Mike Wheeler and Greg Scott.
March 5, 1978 – Monday night on TV – NBC – Little House on the Prairie, Movie “Sybil, Part I’; CBS – The Body Human, The Red River and NCAA Basketball – Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt. ABC – Six Million Dollar Man, and Movie “The Seven Ups”.
March 5, 1978 – Scotties win 3rd State 15th District Title. Lady Patriots take the title in the girls’ matchup over Barren County 43-35.
March 6, 1978 – Gene Keady is introduced as WKU’s new Basketball Coach.
March 7, 1978 – Workers gather to start working on the Red Cross Fund Drive – Mrs. Sandy Novosel, Mrs. Frances Bastin, Mrs. Marty Froedge, Mrs. Denise Wilkinson, Mrs. Stephanie Brown, Glenn Joiner, Ed Pugh, Al Dieball, John Hora and Sam Sears.
March 8, 1978 – Barren County Schools will start making up snow days with classes this Saturday, the first of five.
March 9, 1978 – Tryouts set Monday for the mystery comedy play “Two’s A Crowd”. Teresa Schlemer will be directing.
March 10, 1978 – Junior Achievement week is observed March 12-18 with open house at the C W Frederick’s JA Center at Washington and Broadway.
March 12, 1978 – Trojanettes won the 4th Region and are heading to the State Tournament. They defeated AC/S 38-36.
March 13, 1978 – 4th Region All Tournament team includes Prynthia Clements and Donna Smith of AC/S, Dana Taylor, Belinda Bradley and Terri Wilkinson of Barren County, Jill Clements of Tompkinsville.
March 14, 1978 – Renee Perkins, T J in service director, Irene Nelson, Hospital Auxiliary and Ann Rodgers, Nursing Director, share the picture of a silver coffee service which will be raffled off to raise funds for the in-service Education Department of T J Hospital.
March 15, 1978 – Temple Hill captured the 3rd straight Barren County Girls’ Junior High Championship by defeating Austin Tracy 32-37.
March 16, 1978 – Barren County Trojans win their first game in the State tournament 55-50 over a Louisville team.
March 17, 1978 – AD – Cassie’s Ham and Biscuit Place – 31 W between Cave City and Horse Cave – Country ham dinner, a special with green beans, stewed potatoes, baked apples, fresh sliced tomatoes and Homemade biscuits.
March 20, 1978 – Barren County Extension Council met with Wendell Underwood, Carter Coomer, Mrs. Billy Brown, Rodney, Carroll Benedict, Novella Wininger, Susan Williamson, Leslie Settle, Faye Atherton, Bob Herbst and Earl Kilbourne at Foster’s Home Cooking. (Now home of Glasgow Board of Education).
March 21, 1978 – Demolition crew is in process of tearing down one of Glasgow’s most famous landmarks, The Dutch Mill. (South Green Street)
March 22, 1978 – Barren County Cheerleaders named winners of the Pat Dooley Pep Award at Girls’ State Basketball Tournament. All are sophomores including Lisa Peterson, Dana Bradshaw, Wende Bruton, Jackie Williams, Dianne Williams and Sheri Payne.
March 23, 1978 – Margaret Bunch is named Nurse of the Year by LPNs.
March 24, 1978 – Curtis Foster, owner and operator of Fosters Home Cooked Meals and Mark Waldrop, owner of Waldrop Funeral Home announced today that the Foster House will close March 31, 1978 and reopen in the near future as Waldrop Funeral Chapel.
March 26, 1978 – Two new employees at First Federal are Minnie Williams, appraiser and Donnie Marion , teller.
March 28, 1978 – Amanda Young, Barren County Senior has been awarded a College Heights Foundation Scholarship by WKU.
March 29, 1978 – Porter Has of Edmonton caught a state record muskie at Dale Hollow March 13th – 43 pounds.
March 30, 1978 – Glasgow’s oldest movie mogul, Walter D “Jigger” Aspley, has a new theater up his sleeve. Despite weather delays, it seems as if his twin cinemas on Hwy. 90 will pass through its skeleton stage and take form soon.
March 31, 1978 – Glasgow’s only laundry, Crown Laundry, was closed Friday for an indefinite period following a Friday morning fire.