May 1981 PDF Print
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May, 1981

May 3, 1981 – A chapter of women interested in learning to sing barbershop harmony is being formed with a chapter called Sweet Adelines.

May 4, 1981 – A miscellaneous shower will be held at the National Guard Armory May 8 for the family of Herbert Brooks, who lost their home during a fire on April 29.

May 5, 1981 – Mrs. Frances E. Goodman has received the Helen B. Fraser Award at the convention of the Kentucky Public Health Association.

May 6, 1981 – A well known Glasgow businessman and his wife were fatally shot apparently the victims of robbery-murder. 76 year old Herman Matthews and his 64 year old wife, Mae, were both shot and killed at their home on Rt. 1 Glasgow, (Highway 68 & 80)

May 7, 1981 – The Barren County Young Democrats have elected new officers – President, Danny Basil, VP Suzanne Nichols, and Secretary Kim Sanders.

Laura Leanne Hughes was crowned Tiny Miss Easter at the “Star of Tomorrow” pageant held in Lexington. She is the 8 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hughes of Flippin.

May 8, 1981 – On TV Sunday night – NBC – ChiPs, All Star Salute to Mother’s Day, ABC – Perry Como, Movie “Main Event”.
CBS – Archie’s Place, One Day at a Time, Alice,  The Jefferson’s and Trapper John, MD.

May 10, 1981 – Among the “Teen Model of the Year Month” Semifinalists featured in the June issue of “Teen” is Rita C. Emmitt of Glasgow. (Now Rita Pierce)

A feature story in the Times was called “Prom Night”. The page featured GHS junior Rita Kinslow who attended GHS’s Junior Senior Banquet at the Cave City Convention Center with BCHS Senior Bruce Simmons. The theme was “The Best of Times”.

May 13, 1981 – The Play “Winnie the Pooh” was presented by the Bunche 6th graders. Participants  were Robin Thomas, Maire MacCarthy, John Griffey and Jenna Matthews.

May 14, 1981 – New officers of Glasgow Scottie Band Parents are Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Doyel, President, Mr. and Mrs., John Pope, 1st Vp, Mr. and Mrs. Doug Frasier, 2nd VP, Mrs. Lois McFarland, Treasurer and Mrs. Lynn Bracey, Secretary.

May 15, 1981 – Two men have been arrested and are being held in Indiana in connection with the murder robbery last week of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Matthews. David Leroy (Butch) Skaggs, 30, and John A Davis, 29,  were arrested in Columbus, Indiana, according to Trooper Melvin Perkins, Public Information Officer of the Kentucky State Police.

Jack Minor, manager of the Kentucky Pants Company presented Mrs. Bess Williams with a certificate and gold pen with diamonds for 31 years of daily effort and loyal service at the Pants Factory.

Barren County Health Care celebrated National Nursing Home Week with the Crowning of Les Redford as King and Mrs. Lou Wilkinson as Queen. Clyde Jones and Maude Thomas were runners up.

May 17, 1981 – Stars competing in the Sectional track meet were Barren County’s Kenneth Corbin, Steve Metzger, Verna Bradley, Kim Wilkerson, Caverna’s Ed Woodward, Glasgow’s Lisa Witty, Rock Collier, Donnie Whitlow, Tompkinsville’s Sandy Tooley and Allen County’s Steve Crowder.

May 18, 1981 – Arts and Crafts Unlimited opens in Happy Valley Shopping Center with Patty Hughes and Retta Springer operating the store.

May 19, 1981 – Charges are dropped against John A Davis in the murder-robbery of the local Barren County couple.

May 20, 1981 – A wave of nausea struck some 30 children of the 4-5th grade rooms of Brownsville Elementary School during lunch break Thursday. Cause has not been fully determined but could possibly result from bacteria or chemical contaminate in a frozen fruit treat. All but three affected were back in school the next day.

May 20, 1981 – Bill Brogan is honored by Glasgow Scottie Band at a farewell reception. He recently resigned as Band Director.

May 21, 1981 – The First Baptist Church of Glasgow will celebrate its 114th anniversary on May 24th. The church was organized in April of 1867 with 69 members.

May 22, 1981 – Scott Underwood wins regional singles tennis title when he clipped Matt Fones of Franklin Simpson.

May 24, 1981 – GHS Lisa Witty wins at the State Meet in the 1600 meter Sunday. Kenneth Corbin, Barren County won the boys double  A Pole vault and Ed Woodward from Caverna won the boys single A shot put.

May 26, 1981 – Primary election results in Barren County show Bill Klapheke reelected Barren County Attorney, Gale Wood, Barren County Sheriff,  Bobby Wilson unseating Mrs. George McQuown, and J B Key winning the Jailer’s race.

May 27, 1981 – Bro. Ken Perkins is the new pastor at Calvary Baptist Church.

May 28, 1981 – Jim Simmons, who is retiring from teaching at GHS received two standing ovations at the high school during awards day activities.

May 29, 1981 – Cecilia Hawkins was honored as the Ladies Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year at a reception at T. J. Samson Community Hospital.




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