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March, 1980

March 2, 1980 – Fire which started after a trash fire started at Eastern Elementary School spread quickly due to gusty winds and burned about 100 acres of land. The four houses and five barns were saved by Glasgow Fire Department aided by Volunteer firemen from Hiseville and Cave City.

March 4, 1980 – Cave City Fire Chief Bob Hunt showed plans for the new fire station to be built on First Street in Cave City. The station will cost an estimated 20-25,000 dollars.

March 5, 1980 – Barren County Board of Education granted approval to Barren County High School band to take a trip to Florida later this month under the supervision of band director David Harbison.

March milestones – Startlett Wendy Kidd is born February 25, 1980. Mrs. Mary Ann Shader will observe her 77th birthday on March 11.

March 6, 1980 – District Tournament Basketball News – Cumberland County defeated Gamaliel 60-57. Gamaliel players included Connie Gerald and Glenda Myatt. Cumberland County players were Juanita Carter and Kathy Burbridge. The Trojans defeated the Scotties 54-31. Barren players were Karen Skipworth and Vickie Johnson. Glasgow players were Lisa Witty and Melinda Reid. Allen County defeated Edmonson County 68-45. Allen County players were Pryntha Clements and Carolyn Rippy. Edmonson County players were Sandy Carroll and Robin White.

March 9, 1980 – GHS wins boys District tournament. Allen County wins the girls district tournament.

March 10, 1980 – AD – Long John Silvers Lunch special – 2 piece fish and fryes. $189 thru April 14.

March 12, 1980 – Buford Wood celebrated his 88th birthday Sunday with a dinner at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Paul Luster on N. Race Street. 25 friends and relatives attended.

The Kay Bledsoe B & PW Club was entertained by a local barbershop quartet. The Four Most Likely included Bob Hughes, Ron Wagner, Bill Heady and John Rigney.

March 16, 1980 – Warren Central with freshman start Clemette Haskins, wins the 4th region Girls tournament. Franklin Simpson won the boys 4th Tournament.

March 17, 1980 – Girl Scout Troop 762 from Eastern Elementary School gave several books to the Mary Wood Weldon Library. They included Melissa Thomas, Lee Ann Staples, Sheryl McReynolds, Penny Syree, Kim Glass, Denise Barrick, Angie Mayes, Joe Key and Cindy Perry.

March 18, 1980 – More than 250 people ate chili at a fund raiser and variety show at Red Cross Elementary School. Entertainers included Max Kinslow, Kenneth Garrett, Jimmy Lemons, David Jones, Scott Gillon, Quinton Littrell, Jerry Taylor, Nicki Robertson, Shannon Pollack, Sherry Edmunds, and Erica Browning.

Moonlight Madness in Downtown Glasgow at Stephen’s Men and Boys, D & B Shoe Tree, Gladys K, Lermans, Ben Franklin, National Store, J C Penneys, Proffitts and Gene’s.

March 19, 1980 – Property owners in the Stewart Drive area signed a petition agreeing to pay for a sewer system in their neighborhood at a  meeting with City Council and Glasgow Water Company.

Members of Glasgow Junior High 8th grade drama club wins awards in state competition. They include Angela Mills Motley, Dean Collins, Jane McCarley, Mary Wells, Debra Ritchie, Jerry Doyel, Chris Deglow and Jeff Edwards.

Six of 16 members of BCHS’s Speech Club qualified for State Competition – Tommy Clark, Jeff Carver and Steve Newberry – Broadcasting, Melinda Debert and Tracy Broad – Prose and Marilyn Edwards – Storytelling.

March 20, 1980 – Liberty Street Leftovers take on the Happy Valley Hasbeens during a charity basketball game of PTA parents. Men included S. Y. McCoy, Junior Lane, Jimmy Ferrell, Keith Lile, Johnny Vance, James Bailey, Randall Cook, Bill Ramsey, Tommy Ramsey, Steve Cain, Jay Ramel and Larry Griffey. Women include Anna Norris, Bonnie Brumfield, Sandra Heltsley, Kathy Deglow, Pat McCoy, Bobbie Smith, Paulette Rigsby, Maureen MacCarthy, Sandy Angstrom, and Carol Ramsey. Coaches are Phil Whiteside and Assistant Kay Bush.

March 23, 1980 – AD – Historic Wondering Woods yearly passes can now be bought for all entertainment shows, music, crafts and more.

Local fisherman in the area include Cubby Cash, Dickie Hall, Carlie Taylor, Frankie and Arnold Brown and David McCarty.

March 25, 1980 - E. Ray Brown received the honor as a Paul Harris Fellow. He has been a Rotarian since 1934 and has over 30 years perfect attendance.

Barren County has seen a 7.9% increase in population since 1972. Figures show 30,900 at the end of the year 1978.

March 26, 1980 – Five new members joined the Altrusa Club at the March Luncheon meeting. Emma James was program chairman and Ann Morgan serves as president of the club.

March 27, 1980 – 13 local men will bring will bring new color and life to Leonard de Vinci’s “The Last Supper” when they present a living portrait of the painting at the First Christian Church. Christ is played by Paul York. The wooden table was constructed by Leroy Underwood. Items scattered on the table have been researched and collected by Lois Gray. The Tablecloth was made by Olean Garrett and costumes were made by Mary Constant.

Sidney Bailey signs a letter of intent to attend Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas on a football scholarship.

March 30, 1980 – UK basketball star, Kyle Macy visits Tompkinsville prior to speaking at Ft. Run’s School Athletic Banquet.

Bids are taken for new headquarters facility for SCRTC on Highway 90 West.

March 31, 1980 – Benny Dickinson and his family were the first group to travel the Lena Madesin Phillips Nature Trail at Barren River State Park following dedication ceremonies.



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