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January, 1970

January 2, 1970 – The first baby born in Barren County in 1970 and the decade is Lorri Ann Ferguson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ferguson of Albany, Kentucky.

January 5, 1970 – City and County officials take office. Cann Poynter, Sheriff, Wilson Dyer, Jailor, Judges Dale Burchett, Cass Walden and Shelley Riherd, Mayor Luska J. Twyman, C. M. Redford, Jr., County Attorney, City Councilmen, Rev. J. M. Bransford, Fred Smith, Bill Payne, Carlos Wilson, Sheldon Ward, Phil Carner, Milburn Bacon, James Duvall, Clarence Walker, L. J. Neuimeister, and Jack Barrett.

January 6, 1970 – AD – Gillie Hyde Ford Mercury – Maverick, the Sassy One, still $1995.00

A fire started Tuesday on the roof of the penthouse area of Kroger Market now under construction at the new Central Center Shopping Center.

Bob Benningfield is hired as Glasgow City Police Chief after Chief Carlton Smith steps down.

January 8, 1970 – The Barren County School Board has named Darrell Florence as principal of Park City High School.

January 12, 1970 – Dr. C. G. Follis dies suddenly in Florida of an apparent heart attack.

January 13, 1970 – A delegation of Jefferson Street residents appeared at Glasgow Common Council to protest the location of low-rent housing project for the elderly on their street.

January 14, 1970 – AD – Star Discount – Hair Spray 77 cents can, STP Oil Treatment 66 cents, Hollywood Candy Bars three for 27 cents, and two piece broom set, $1.88 set.

January 15, 1970 – Sign up and roof on the Colonel Sanders Chicken Outlet being built on Knob Road by John Botts Construction Company.

January 16, 1970 – GTE installs the 250,000th telephone in Kentucky here in Glasgow at Glasgow Foods, Inc. Bobby Barrett was the local installer.

January 19, 1970 – A profession firm from Boston has pinpointed a major gas leak which has caused much tension in the town of Scottsville. The town of 4,000 has become an isolated city for the past three days.

January 21, 1970 – The clubhouse at the Glasgow Golf and Country Club was destroyed by fire this morning.

Efforts are underway to organize a Community Band. Director of Glasgow High School Scottie Band will be the instructor.

January 23, 1970 – Dero Downing was the guest speaker at the 49th annual Chamber of Commerce banquet. New Chamber president is Kenneth Motley, and outgoing president is Kenneth Quigley.

January 26, 1970 – Rita Taylor is the 1970 Basketball Homecoming Queen at Temple Hill High School.

January 28, 1970 – Oil was struck last week in Monroe County. The 148 foot well is expected to product 20-25 barrels a day. Buyer for the crude oil is L. L. Morris Supply.

Sam Royse has just completed three seasonal sports with out a loss. His baseball team compiled a 14-0 record, his football team an 8-0-1 record and his basketball team a 10-0 record.

January 29, 1970 – Almost ready to open is the new modern Homewood, Inc. located on N. Jackson Highway.

January 30, 1970 – The Oak Ridge boys performed in concert last night at the National Guard Armory to a crowd of about 1500.


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