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January, 1982


January 3, 1982 – “A Lesson in Living” is a featured story in the Glasgow Daily Times about Reva Brown, who has not been able to use her arms since birth, but has adapted and uses her feet to draw, drive, vacuum and lots more.

Over 100 area teenagers attended the concert New Years Eve at the National Guard Armory and listed to Thorz Hammer, a local group which played contemporary rock music.

January 4, 1982 – Woodford L Gardner, Jr., is sworn in as Barren county Judge Executive by Judge Cass Walden.

January 5, 1982 – The Hope Houchens home at Bon Ayr is destroyed by fire.

January 6, 1982 – High School Sports – Barren County defeats Tompkinsville 73-62. BC players include Jeff Burris, Jeff Hogue. T-ville players include Norman Geralds, Randy Murphy, and Brett Miles. Glasgow wins over Russellville 65-47. GHS players include RT Trigg, Keith Trigg, Mike Elmore, and David Shannon. Russellville players were Billy Jeff Burton and Clay Wren.

Bill McGaghie is the first member of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce for the year 1982.

January 7, 1982 – FRECC honors employees Clay Dilley, 30 years, Henry Staples, 42 years and 7 months, Bobby White, 20 years, Jewett Steenbergen, 30 years, and Emma Bybee 20 years.

January 8, 1982 – L Felix Murray retires from New Farmers Bank. Others honored for years of service included Gladys Flowers, 20 years, Rodney Jones, 15 years. Sandra Ross, Margie Dawsey, Linda Beckwith, Ruth Martin, Rhonda Duvall, and Janet Sadler for 10 years. Jim Disman, Trudy McCuiston, Emily Foster, and Sally Shirley for 5 years.

January 11, 1982 – After serving 28 years as manager of the Glasgow Water and Sewer Co., Edwin Parrish has resigned. Wayne Nichols will replace Parrish.

January 12, 1982 - Three new City Councilmen are sworned in at the first Glasgow City Council Meeting of the year.  John Day Dickinson, Wilsonya Watts, and Carlos Wilson.

January 13, 1982 – Winter storm dumps about four inches of snow on Glasgow. Local schools were closed.

George H Akers, tobacco buyer for 42 years, has retired.

January 15, 1982 – Well-known Glasgow attorney, Charles E Boles, 94, dies January 14 at T J Samson Com. Hospital.

January 17, 1982 – Glasgow has its own hair design school. Joan Jones Academy of Hair Design is located on the square in Glasgow and Ricky Meredith is Manager.

January 19, 1982 – Barren County will receive 4,105 pounds of surplus cheese to be distributed to low income families by the USDA.

January 20, 1982 – Employees at Dairymen, inc. Mfg. recently presented safety awards. They include Robert Duvall, Jerry Bowles, Dennis Vibbert, Billy Joe Moore, A D Smith, Doug Gibbons, Ronnie Fields, Freddie Shaw, Gary Garmon, Donnie Hollie, Randall Bragg, and Stanley Etherton.

January 21, 1982 – Billy Joe Moore is named new manager of Dairymen Inc.

January 21, 1982 – New Elders Randall Cash and Dale Norman join Ray Green, Don Scott and Hubert Gregory on the Board at Glasgow Bible Church. New Deacons Bobby Sexton, Talmadge Greer and Jim Ford, join Carl Foster, Wayne Gassaway, Ken Winninger and Russell Franklin.

January 24, 1982 – Barren Metcalfe Ambulance Service asks board for 10% raise. The board will consider the pay scale at the next meeting.

The Glasgow Branch of the Church of Later Day Saints prepare to move in their newly acquired building on W. Cherry St. Leaders of the church include Pres. Stanley Slinker, Don Grant, Jerald Jackman, Daulton Stephens,  Wert Fowler, and Eugene Bass.

January 25, 1982 – 8th grader Laura Turner was the first place winner in the local KEA spelling bee. Other winners were Wes Stephens and Lori Campbell.

January 26, 1982 – Miss Toye Stewart was named Homecoming Queen at Park City School. Other candidates were Marshell Lewis, Rhonda Hagan, Sandra Houchens, Tina Parker, Penny Jones, Cindy Deckard, Wilma Pedigo, Melinda Renfro and Kim Sturdivant.

January 27, 1982 – Family Dollar Store opens in the Happy Valley Shopping Center. Randy Shadden is the manager.

January 28, 1982 – “Ali”, three year old boxer and beloved pet of the Tommy Wells family in Hidden Forrest, is featured in the local newspaper.

January 29, 1982 – Glasgow City Council Public Safety Committee discuss “Central Dispatch” in Glasgow but finances is the major drawback.

January 31, 1982 – Barren County Trojanettes down Allen County 49-41. BC  players include Verna Bradley, Susan Booth, Tracy Jones and Karen Spencer. AC players include Tonya Ballard, Shan Simpson, Ree Ripply and Penny Gibbs.





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