August 1980 PDF Print
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August 1, 1980 – Radio tower workers from Indiana are in Glasgow raising sections of tower for WOVO-WCDS. The new tower will raise the WCDS signal to 5,000 watts.

August 3, 1980 – Open House is held for Glasgow’s first solar home. The house is part of the TVA’s “Solar Homes for the Valley” project and was sponsored by the Barren River Development District. (No address given. Wonder where it was?)

August 4, 1980 – Farewell dinner is held for the Rev. Carl W. Peterson and his wife, Marilyn at St. Andrews Episcopal Church. The Petersons along with their son, Tom, are moving to Wooster, Ohio.

August 5, 1980 – City of Glasgow receives $910, 740.00 in federal funding for downtown parking structure.

August 6, 1980 – Morrison Park Camp Meeting is underway this week. President Morrison Jones introduced the speaker for the week, Dr. Noel Little, of Northern Ireland.

August 7, 1980 – Effective August 1, Robert Poynter and Jim Ruth have left the firm of Poynter & Associates. Skip Campbell, Bill Myers, and Charles E. Rutledge, all former partners have formed Campbell, Myers and Rutledge CPA’s and will continue at their located at 208 S. Broadway.

August 8, 1980 – Federal Land Bank plans open house this weekend. Staff members are Wanda Kinslow, Judy Robertson, Lewis Bauer, Mary Ann Simmons, Luther Avery and Bobbie Wilson.

August 12, 1980 – Winners of the four year old beauty contest at Monroe County Fair were Emiley Wyatt, Jennifer Rowland and Amanda Dyer.

August 14, 1980 – Glasgow and Barren County are both in action Friday when they play in the Glasgow Jamboree at Scottie Field. Players include Joe Dice, Don Johnson, Dick Doty, Andy Smith, Johnny Martin and Stanley Wilson.

August 15, 1980 – New teachers in the Barren County School system include Shelia Davidson, Debbie Wilson, Neal Toms, Teresa Jewell Bewley, Jerome Ramsey, Marla Stewart and Carole Givens.

August 17, 1980 – Former Barren County High School football star Mickey Lewis is beginning his collegiate career at WKU this fall.

August 18, 1980 – New officers of the Glasgow Quarterbackette Club are Paulette Nuckols, President, Shelia Estes, VP, Marita Lyle, Secretary and Martha Harris, Treasurer.

August 20, 1980 – For the second time in a month, 18 year old Debbie Lane inherited a crown from her older sister Connie, as she is named her sister’s successor in the 1980 Miss Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative pageant.

August 21, 1980 – The 9th bi-annual gathering of the Chism family association was held July 31 and August 1 at Barren River Lake Resort Park.

New Teachers in the Glasgow school system are Richard Howell, Peggy Goodman, Kreis McGuire, and Terry Flatt.

August 24, 1980 – The traffic light has been removed from the intersection of S. Green Street and Washington Street and two stop signs and a yield sign have been installed to replace the light.

Don Houchen graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville August 1. He will be associated with Hatcher and Saddler Funeral Home.

August 25, 1980 – Open House is held at T. J. Samson Community Hospital where the new L. Rogers Wells Special Services annex has just been completed.

August 27, 1980 – Captains have been selected for the Junior Achievement Fund Drive in Glasgow and Barren County. Team captains are L. Felix Murray, Alan Denton, Frances Bastien, Ledean Hamilton and Bill Smith.

August 28, 1980 – Barren River Rod and Gun Club held its annual fish fry Sunday and winners in the horse shoe competition are Men Bruce Gibson and Preston Gooden, first and Earl Melton and Cliff Russell, second. Women winners were Bobbie Dixon and Bessie Lane and runner up were Wilma Gooden and Nellie Gooden.

August 29, 1980 – A newly constructed decorative island is built in front of the Cave City Baptist Church where a gazebo will be built in time for Cave City Good Ole Days.



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