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January 2, 1980 – Glen Ropp is the first person to join Glasgow/Barren County Chamber of Commerce for the year 1980. Jim Manning is President.

January 3, 1980 – Gospel singers at Lera B. Mitchell Clubhouse for the Barren County Gospel Singing Association will be the McCubbin Family, Joyway Singers and New Freedom Trio.

January 4, 1980 – Don Butler is the new manager at the Cave City Convention Center.

January 9, 1980 – Larry Zamtuck, declaring war on the Arabs, is now riding his bike five miles one way to work each day.

January 10, 1980 – BCHS Trojans are winners of 10 games in 12 starts. Players include Larry Glass, Tony Perkins, Mark Hopkins, Choppy Poynter, Bubba Clark, Bruce Simmons, Mickey Lewis and Johnny Jones. Upcoming game is against Glasgow. GHS players include Keith Mansfield, David Shannon, R. T. Trigg, Scott Travis, Mandel Stockton, Thomas Travis, Robert Matthews, Ron Ramsey and Dana Denton. (Barren County won this game 77-76).

January 13, 1980 – Citizens National Bank and Trust unveils sketch for new 21/2 million dollar facility on S. Green Street.

Barren River Realty opens at 106 W. Front Street. Everett Baker, Broker, Esther McDonald, Salesman, Thomas E. McDonald, Secretary and Conne’ Baker, Associate Broker.

January 15, 1980 – Leslie Settle is named Glasgow City Clerk to fill the position vacated by Gene Freeman.

January 16, 1980 – Glasgow Scottie Band Parents plan their annual spaghetti supper. Chairpersons are Lois Mullins, Margie Lyons, Lois McFarland, and Kay Lyons. Band Parent President is Lee Bidwell.

January 17, 1980 – The New Monroe County Courthouse will be ready for occupancy on January 18th. Judge Executive is Doug Carter.

January 17, 1980 – Four veteran employees recently retired from Glasgow Manufacturing Co. – Marie Greer, Eddie June Jackson, Clevie Riley and Susie Mae Smith.

January 20, 1980 – Past Master Ray Dillingham is honored at Allen Lodge # 24’s annual banquet. He received several awards from his fellow masons.

Ground is broke on Highway 90 near Cave City for Homes, Inc. and Passmore Mobile Home Sales and Service.

January 22, 1980 – Glasgow Musician Ric Ward will appear on “Hee Haw” January 26. He will be performing in the band accompanying Grand Ole Opry star Jimmy C. Newman.

January 24, 1980 – New four way stop signs are installed at the intersection of Cleveland Ave. and Leslie Ave.

January 25, 1980 – Don Barrickman, Bobby Richardson and Bill Klapheke were honored as “Outstanding Young Man” awarded by the Glasgow Barren County Jaycees.

January 27, 1980 – Whitehead and Carver Realty and Auction announces that Loretta Norris has passed her Real Estate exam and is now associated with the firm.

Pedigo Lessenberry Insurance Agency moves into their new offices on Pin Oak Lane.

January 29, 1980 – Tom Emberton announces his candidacy for Congress from the Fifth District of Kentucky.

January 30, 1980 – First snowfall of the year closes Barren County schools. Flu closes Caverna School.

January 31, 1980 – General Motors announces it will move production of the Chevrolet Corvette from St. Louis to a city-owned plant at Bowling Green, Ky.


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