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February, 1971

February 1, 1971 – An organizational meeting for the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet singing in America is planned for tonight at the Glasgow Recreation Center.

February 2, 1971 – A single engine Cessna 172 aircraft laded upside down in a small creek near Edmonton. The pilot, a lady from California, Ruth Hinkle, was attempting a forced landing in a field, but the plane set down too near the creek bank and flipped into the stream. Mrs. Hinkle, mother of five a grandmother, walked away from the wreck uninjured.

February 4, 1971 – Directors elected at the H. Y. Davis State Bank for 1971 include Hascal Quigley, J. B. Gardner, Earl Jolly, Harold Davis, Beverly Davis, Harlin Comer, C. T. Huffines, Earl Dossey, L. T. Mouser and J. B. Whitaker.

Construction is nearing completion on the new bridge on Lexington Drive. The new concrete slab bridge replaces the old iron span bridge.

February 5, 1971 – Robert M. Conkin, Tompkinsville, has been appointed as Community Service Officer for the Department of Corrections.

February 7, 1971 – 6 inches of snow blankets the Glasgow area, closing city and county schools in Barren, Warren and Allen Counties.

February 9, 1971 – Area servicemen include Prentis Willis, Cort Taylor, Boyce Gibson, Phillip Jackson, Larry Tinsley, Leonard Webb, Paul Poynter, Gerald Moss, David Snider, Laurel Reynolds, Dwight Alexander, William R. Parsley, and Bobby G Bunch.
February 11, 1971 -  Miss Beth Bradshaw has been selected to participate in the Annual Miss Western Contest at WKU. She is representing Kappa Delta Sorority. (She was 1st runner up)

February 16, 1971 – Joe Bowles and Roy Hume were winners of the Pitch tournament held at Nobob Sportsman Club. Linda Sneed and Jerry Short were the runners up.

February 17, 1971 – Mrs. Robert O. Clark is sworn in as the newest member of the UK Board of Trustees.

February 18, 1971 – Gigantic Gospel Sing is scheduled to benefit Little Tammy Wilson, 4th grader at Eastern Elementary School, who had both kidneys removed and currently on kidney machine. She is now waiting for transplant. (Tammy lived until 1993)

February 19, 1971 – AD – Jerry’s, Happy Valley Road has salad, entrée and two vegetables. Choose from Charbroiled Chopped sirloin for $1.95, Veal Cutlet, $1.85, Fried Chicken $1.45, Beef & Macaroni $1.45, Rib Eye Steak $2.45 and Swiss steak $1.65.

February 22, 1971 – Billy D. Huffman, power sales representative at the Glasgow Electric Plant Board for the past nine years, will leave that post to become manager of Radio Station WCDS.

The Glasgow Food Stores formerly known as Betty’s Minit Trip and Betty’s Minit Mart will now be known as Junior Food Stores $4 & 5.

February 23, 1971 – Glasgow Common Council made the choice to use green street signs in Glasgow rather than blue ones.

February 26, 1971 – Gary Botts, Hiseville FFA President received a total of five awards at the annual Father Son Banquet. Becky Church was named Chapter Sweetheart.



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