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April 1, 1983 – Paul Russell Walker, 59, a Glasgow native who had served as the director of Bowling Green Parks & Recreation for the past 25 years died Thursday p.m of a heart attack while playing golf at Indian Hills Country Club.

Eastern Elementary Cheerleaders placed 1st in the Barren County Little League Tournament. They are Amy Wray, Ann Simpson, Debra Mitchell, Stacy Billingsley, Rochelle Taylor, Susan Martin, Leslie Brown, Stacy Jones and Cherie Wells.

April 3, 19 83 – One of the fastest growing sports in this country today is soccer. Joe Downing gives instructions to the Kiwanis Club and Recreation Dept. youth team.

T J Jewell, manager of the Glasgow airport is retiring and was honored at a dinner at Barren River Lodge.

April 6, 1983 – New Farmers Bank honored the following employees with five year service pins – Charlotte Fields, Edward B Hatchett, Jr., Melinda Reynolds, Mary Joyce Witcher, Jeannie Phillips, Renee McCandless, Debbie Polson and Kathy Pedigo.

April 8, 1983 – New officers of the Barren County Extension Council are Rodney Jones, Treasurer, Ed Pugh, Chairman, Patty Lowe, 2nd VP, Dianne Jones, Secretary and Fred Reeves, Past President. Absent was Patty Brown, the 1st VP.

April 10, 1983 – Rex Patterson and Stanley Proffitt, members of GHS ’57 football squad, reminisces about their record of 14-2 and winning school’s first district tournament. Other players were Laydell Gunnells, Billy Whitehead, Charles Richard Kinslow, Jesse Ferguson, Jackie Staples, Junior Vance, Gerald Guinn, Larry Dearing and John Anderson.

Designers Two, an interior design business, opens at 100 Columbia Ave. It is owned and operated by Erika Downey and Bobbie Frazier.

April 13, 1983 – Glasgow Barren County Jaycees are making plans for the Jaycee Barren County Fair. Dennis Bull, Bernard Williams, Gary Pierce, Tim Shipley, Gary Deweese, Jimmy Morgan, Phil Rutledge and Larry Martin are part of the planning team.

April 14, 1983 – Jeff Siebold was the pitcher for Barren County Trojans when Edmonson County came to visit. Siebold gave up 10 hits and Barren lost 6-2.

Ronnie Jones and Southern Comfort Band present a dance at the Glasgow Flea Market Saturday night April 16 and April 23. Admission is $4.00.

April 17, 1983 – Despite angry protests from Florence supporters, the Barren County Board of Education replaced Darrell Florence with Dr. Billy H Stout as Supt.

Sheila Botts of Barren County was third, Kathy Renfro of Edmonson County was 1st and Karen Manion of Allen County was 2nd in the 330 yard hurdles event at the Barren County Track Meet.

April 19, 1983 – Gov. John Y Brown has named Jimmy Jones of Danville as executive director of the Ky. Development Finance Authority. He is a graduate of GHS and WKU.

April 20, 1983 – Lawrence Culver and Clifton Thompson were recognized for their devoted years of service to the Kentucky Pants Co. They were presented gifts by their plant managers Roy White, and Jack Minor.

April 21, 1983 – GDT and Glasgow Republican advertising staff has been recognized with team awards in annual competition with other Ky. newspapers. The team includes Harold Spear, Beverly Pedigo, Tony Bishop, Alice Piper, Belinda England, Tresia Sexton, and Glasgow Manager Bill Tinsley.

Ed and Clara Begley have taken over management of the Glasgow Airport following the retirement of T J Jewell.

The GHS Swing Choir directed by Judy High will present a program during the Glasgow Christian Women’s Club Fine Arts Festival. Members are Sherry Harrison, Dawn Denton, Deanna Riddle, Tommy Stephenson, Carol Nell Eaton, Kelly Word, Stephen Pierce, Donnie Cash, Todd Hume and Julie Wooten.

April Golden Wedding announcements include Mr. and Mrs. Rex Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Wheat, Mr. and Mrs. Gobel Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Keith, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bowles, and Mr. and Mrs. Basil Harrison.

April 27, 1983 – S. James Aldridge President and CEO of New Farmers Bank presented a contribution to the Barren County Band Director David Harbison.

Thursday night on TV – NBC – Fame, Gimme a Break, Cheers, Hill Street Blues. ABC – Ripley’s Believe it or not, Too Close for Comfort, Amanda’s, 20/20; CBS – Magnum PI, Simon & Simon and Tucker’s Witch.

April 28, 1983 – New officers for the Newcomer Club – President Sherry Myers, VP Mary Lou Donleve, Secretary Sally Hodson, and Treasurer Sharyl Humerickhouse.




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