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The Magic of Christmas
December 25, 2007
Girl Scout Troop 232
December 24, 2007
Tater Tot Time!
December 23, 2007
December 22, 2007
Role Model Lank Graves...
Role Model Lank Graves...
Joy Godsey sent us these and writes:
Attached are 2 pictures taken last year at Christmas of Lank Graves with his cousins, Robert and Kaitlin. Lank passed away on December 2. We miss him very much, he was such a wonderful young man and a great role model for my 9-year-old son.

Thank you,
Joy Godsey

How Many Results Do You Want To See?   

The Outer Loop
Picture Featured:    July 02, 2010 The Outer Loop
Sam Small sent us this photo and writes:
Progress continues on the by-pass project as road work and bridge construction reshape the landscape along the Louie B Nunn Parkway.

Sam Small

Robin's Nest
Picture Featured:    July 03, 2010 Robin
Pam sent us these and writes:
My daughter found this Robin's nest. The momma bird had just flown off, so I was able to get some good pictures... looks like a hungry bunch!

Water Fun
Picture Featured:    July 04, 2010 Water Fun
(upper photo) Janelle Houchens sent us this photo and writes:
We had Mommy-Kiddo Day at the pool!

Pictured: Jacob & Zoey Arterburn: kiddos of Donna Arterburn, Bailey & Austin Houchens: kiddos of Janelle Houchens

These kiddos are clearly enjoying their summer break from school!

(lower photo) Cheryl Spencer sent us this photo and writes:
This is my grandson, Sam and my two Shih Tzu's, Buffy and Winston enjoying a swim in the pool while visiting me in Louisiana.

Local Photos
Picture Featured:    July 05, 2010 Local Photos
(upper photo) Frances Bastien sent us this photo and writes:
CARROLL KNICELY CONFERENCE CENTER EXPANSION -- The expansion of the Carroll Knicely Conference Center, Western Kentucky University South Campus, in Bowling Green, was showcased at a luncheon held Tuesday, June 29. Pictured are, from left, Don Swoboda, Ph.D. – Dean of the Division of Extended Learning; Taylor Helton, Hospitality Management; Derek Olive, Assistant Manager; Sue Parrigin, Ph.D., Manager of the Conference Center and Steve Garden, Sales Manager. The Center, opened in 1994, was made possible through a generous donation by Glasgow resident, the late Carroll Knicely, newspaper owner and Kentucky State Cabinet Director for Economic Development during the administration of Governor Martha Layne Collins. The Center is located at 2355 Nashville Road in Bowling Green and includes a board room, classrooms, computer lab, large meeting/ballroom, conference rooms, auditorium, as well as audio or video equipment and comprehensive catering for any event. Knicely, known for his commitment to Community Service was remembered and thanked during the presentation.
(lower photo) The Steenbergen's sent us this photo and write:
114 students were enrolled at Glasgow Baptist Church's Saddle Ridge Ranch June 21st-25th, with 75 workers helping during the week's VBS. We had a great week!

Todd Steenbergen, VBS Director & Ministry Assistant for Children & Families, Glasgow Baptist Church

The Steenbergen's
Todd, Ann, Ashley & Spencer

The North Jackson Youth Sports League Durham Bulls
Picture Featured:    July 06, 2010 The North Jackson Youth Sports League Durham Bulls
Emily Carver sent us this photo and writes:
The North Jackson Youth Sports League Durham Bulls recently placed second in the Barren County Youth Sports League Coach Pitch tournament held at Hiseville Elementary.

Front row L to R - Grace Lowe, Austin Smith, Xavier Ferreira, Ashton Cerwinske and Candace Ferreira Middle Row L to R - Kaven Eder, Mason Hutchenson, Dalton Ford, Jacob Jones, Trey Carver, Kade McFarlin and Mason Bragg Back Row Coaches L to R - Scotty Hutchenson, Corey Jones, Tony Ferreira, Jeremy Ferreira and Mike Bragg.

**North Jackson Youth Sports League Legends placed first in the tournament.**

Way to go, North Jackson teams!

A Special Moment
Picture Featured:    July 07, 2010 A Special Moment
"cwyatt" sent us these and writes:
Just wanted to share a special moment for my family.... My husband Toby graduated with his GED certificate in November 2009. On June 25 not only did he get to walk the line & graduate, he was chosen as Barren County ALPHA's student of the year. We are so proud of him!

Monroe County’s Lady Falcons
Picture Featured:    July 08, 2010 Monroe County’s Lady Falcons
Michele & Randy Wheat sent us this photo and write:
In the picture:
FR-LF - Lydia Proffitt, Abby Turner & Ashley Gearlds
BR-LF – Mahala Rich, TTU Coach Sylvia Messer, Ashley Pruitt, Bailey Bartley & Payton Trobaugh

Seven members of one of Monroe County’s Lady Falcons travel basketball teams recently attended the Sylvia Messer Basketball Camp at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tn. This camp helps the girls to become stronger basketball players. The girls were able to stay in the dorms on campus & worked very hard but also had lots of fun. Several of our girls were also recognized for various accomplishments at the conclusion of the camp & came home with awards.

The parents of all the girls are very proud & can’t wait to see our girls back on the court!

Thanks for letting us share,
Michele & Randy Wheat
Parents of Payton Trobaugh

Remember this from "Saving Private Ryan"?
Picture Featured:    July 09, 2010 Remember this from "Saving Private Ryan"?
Suzanne and Terrell Alexander sent us this photo and write:
Good Morning Bill,
Attached is a picture from our recent trip to Normandy. The picture was taken in the American Cemetery In Colleville sur Mer, France. The cemetery was established by the US First Army on June 8, 1944 and was the first American cemetery on European soil in WWII. The cemetery site covers 172.5 acres and contains the graves of 9,387 of our military dead, most of whom lost their lives in the D-Day landings and ensuing operations. It took this trip to France for us to have a renewed sense of awe and appreciation of what America accomplished in WWII. You may remember scenes of this cemetery in the opening and closing of the movie, "Saving Private Ryan."

Thanks so much,
Suzanne and Terrell Alexander

Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library's Horticulture Class
Picture Featured:    July 10, 2010 Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library
Becca Kinslow sent us these and writes:
The Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library's Horticulture Class recently toured member's gardens. The tour began at the library with the small water gardens that had been demonstrated in a class by Doreen Gravelle and the container vegetable garden put together in a class with Barren County Horticulture Agent Kristin Goodin. Don Houchens, in his suit and tie, shared his and neighbor, Larry Jolly’s, garden. Shown under Larry's cucumber canopy are Serena and Cole, two participants on the tour. Additional gardens toured belonged to Shawna and Donald Depp, Joy and David Stryzek and Scarlett and Donnie Edmunds.

Picture Featured:    July 11, 2010 Squash
Kevin Sturgeon sent us this photo and writes:
Hi, my name is Kevin Sturgeon. This is a picture of a Squash bloom I took out in my garden.

Feeding the Cows
Picture Featured:    July 12, 2010 Feeding the Cows
Johnny & Kathy Mutter sent us this photo and write:
Hi, Mr. Anderson,
Thought this picture might be nice on your webpage... Our great nephew Kennick Oldenkamp enjoyed feeding our cows peanuts before the fireworks Sunday July 4th, he is the son of Drs. Derek & Karalee Oldenkamp of Glasgow, he might live in the city but I think he has country boy blood....

Johnny & Kathy Mutter

10U Barren Glasgow All Tournament Team
Picture Featured:    July 13, 2010 10U Barren Glasgow All Tournament Team
Mojo Poore sent us this photo July 7th and writes:
These are the 10U Barren Glasgow All Tournament team. They played last weekend in a tournament at Red Cross & got 1st place. They will be playing in the State Tournament next weekend. Wish them luck.

The North Jackson Legends
Picture Featured:    July 14, 2010 The North Jackson Legends
Beth Wasson sent us this photo and writes:
Here is a picture of the North Jackson Legends who recently won the Barren County Little League Coach Pitch tournament.

Beth Wasson

Barren County 10 & Under Softball All Stars
Picture Featured:    July 15, 2010 Barren County 10 & Under Softball All Stars
Misti England sent us this photo July 7th and writes:
Mr. Anderson,
Just wanted to share this picture of the 2010 Barren County 10 & Under Softball All Star team. They placed 1st in the 2010 BCMS Firecracker Classic 4th of July weekend. All of us parents are really proud of these girls. We also want to wish them Good Luck this weekend as they travel to the State tournament in Louisville.

Back Row: Head Coach Mojo Poore,Maggie Phelps,Abbie Carver,Zoe Ross,Tia Lowe,McKenzie England,Kaylin McFarland,Katlin Walker, Asst. Coach Marty Ross Front Row: Connor Groce, Autumn Harlow,Hadley Hammer,MaKayla Stinson, Katie Hinkley,Nadia Poore, Kalin Hale and Bailey Gray.

Charlie (Charlene?)...
Picture Featured:    July 16, 2010 Charlie (Charlene?)...
Wendell Kennison sent us this photo and writes:
Hi Bill. Here's Charlie the raccoon munching on cat food... We thought at first that Charlie was male but found out later that she is a momma... With the hot weather and the reputation of raccoons to carry rabies we stay clear of her...


Metcalfe County Fair Western Horse Show
Picture Featured:    July 17, 2010 Metcalfe County Fair Western Horse Show
Wendy Houchens sent us this photo and writes:
The attached pictures are from the Metcalfe County Fair Western Horse Show. It was a perfect night for the show and everyone there had a good time. Our granddaughters were the star attractions for us in the lead line class. Melody Francis is making her debut riding Boot Scoot'n Boogie accompanied by her mother and father Michelle and Matthew. Making a repeat appearance Audri Houchens is riding the marvelous Dutchess.

We will see you all there next year!

Lauren at the Hart Co. Fair
Picture Featured:    July 18, 2010 Lauren at the Hart Co. Fair
Jamie Soards sent us this photo and writes:
I would like to share this special moment with everyone. My daughter Lauren Stinson won the Karaoke Contest at the Hart Co. Fair last week in the 12 and under division. She enjoyed her first contest singing Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” and we are very proud of her! Thanks for letting us share!

Jamie Soards

Summer Romance?
Picture Featured:    July 19, 2010 Summer Romance?
Terry Caldwell sent us this photo and writes:
Here's a picture of our dog "Sophie" kissing a neighbor's cow in the Haywood section of town. Hope you can use it.

Terry Caldwell

Girl Scout Troop 232
Picture Featured:    July 20, 2010 Girl Scout Troop 232
Julie Crimmins sent us this photo and writes:
The Girl Scouts in Troop 232 had a spa day. They really had a good time. Pam, Julie and all the girls would like to thank the ladies at Serenity for being so wonderful! This was the first pedicure and manicure for most girls and they really enjoyed it. Thank you for letting me share.

Julie Crimmins, Asst. leader

This picture screams summer
Picture Featured:    July 21, 2010 This picture screams summer
Amber Tarry sent us this photo and writes:
I thought this would be a cute picture to share with everyone. This is a picture of my 2-year-old daughter, Rayleigh. Her absolute favorite food is a tomato and of course nothing beats a garden fresh one.

This picture just screams summer is here!

Thank you,
Amber Tarry

Summer Reading at the Library
Picture Featured:    July 22, 2010 Summer Reading at the Library
Rebecca Kinslow sent us this photo and writes:
Limbo was the game of choice for Story Hour at the Library during the Summer Reading Program!

Rebecca Kinslow

Picture Featured:    July 23, 2010 Congratulations!
Paula Brooks sent us this photo and writes:
Angela Aaron recently graduated from WKU with her degree in Elementary Education. Congratulating her is Paula Brooks, Self -Sufficiency Coordinator at the Housing Authority of Glasgow. We are very proud of her accomplishment.

40 Years Together
Picture Featured:    July 24, 2010 40 Years Together
Michele Wheat sent us this photo and writes:
On July 18th Harley & Judy Proffitt will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Family & Friends surprised the couple last Saturday, July 10th at the Gamaliel Lyons Club building with a small get together. They seemed to be very surprised and no doubt very appreciative of the work that went into pulling it all together. Smiles & tears filled the room as everyone enjoyed a meal & reminiscing.

Harley & Judy are the parents of Lori Proffitt Barlow of Glasgow & the late Sherri Diane Proffitt. They are also the proud grandparents of Dalton Goad & Aleiah Barlow also of Glasgow. Happy Anniversary Uncle Harley & Aunt Judy!

Thank you for letting us share.

Michele Wheat

Haywood Squirrels
Picture Featured:    July 25, 2010 Haywood Squirrels
Doris Clapp sent us these July 16th and writes:
I thought everyone would like to know how much the squirrels enjoyed the rain today.

On Mt. Bierstadt
Picture Featured:    July 26, 2010 On Mt. Bierstadt
Mike Chesnut sent us this photo and writes:
Bill, We are celebrating our son's birthday by climbing two 14,000 ft peaks in Colorado. From the left are Carig Raisor (our son-in-law), Dathan Chesnut, Mike and Jess Chesnut and friend Mark Nelson (from Glasgow) on Mt. Bierstadt. Dathan now adds Glasgow's highest birthday party to his list. Yes, it is very very cold for July 8 in Colorado, but beats the 95 temps back home!

Tybee Island, Georgia
Picture Featured:    July 27, 2010 Tybee Island, Georgia
Theresa Smith sent us this photo and writes:
This picture was taken while our family was on vacation at Tybee Island, GA. Our daughter, Chanea Smith on the left and best friend Martina Chapman on the right, were having a wonderful time jumping the waves on Tybee Island Beach! My favorite time of the year is when our family gets to take a summer vacation and spend time together.

Photo by: Theresa Smith, Knob Lick, Kentucky

The Mammoth Cave National Park Association
Picture Featured:    July 28, 2010 The Mammoth Cave National Park Association
Vickie Carson sent us this photo and writes:
The Mammoth Cave National Park Association held its annual meeting in the park on Saturday, July 17. Lee Davis is the president of the association. They were joined by Congressman Brett Guthrie.
Mammoth Cave National Park

Some Gave All - Kentucky
Picture Featured:    July 29, 2010 Some Gave All - Kentucky
Marilyn Barrick sent us this photo and writes:
This is a picture of some of the bikes in the parking lot behind Big Moose's the day the "Some Gave All Kentucky" bike tour traveled through Glasgow and had lunch there. Again, like last year we traveled to different cities in Kentucky paying tribute to the families of fallen soldiers who lost their lives in the war against terrorism. It was nice to be a part of this patriotic 4-day event.

John "Dickie" & Marilyn Barrick

The Some Gave All Website

Storm Damage
Picture Featured:    July 30, 2010 Storm Damage
David Strange sent us this photo July 19th and writes:
Here is what is left of a roll of hay after it was hit by lightning Sunday night.

David Strange

Big shoes to fill...
Picture Featured:    July 31, 2010 Big shoes to fill...
Ashley Burke sent us these and writes:
This is my son Kelton Burke. As you can see he has big shoes to fill! He loves anything to do with the military as he has had some really good role models who are in the military to look up to!

Ashley Burke

15th District Winners
Picture Featured:    August 01, 2010 15th District Winners
Gina McFarland sent us this photo and writes:
Here is a photo of the South Central (Barren) 15 & Under Babe Ruth Team after winning the 15th District Championship this weekend. They will move on to the State Tournament this week, which is located right here in Glasgow! Congratulations on a job well done. Pictured Front Row From Left – Luc Cook, Britton Crabtree, Barrett Billingsley, Alex Puleo, Andy Highbaugh, James Page, Austin Day, Josh Owen, Alex Morgerson, Zac Ross – Back Row – Coaches Erik Price, Jay McFarland, Bryan Crabtree

Gina McFarland

2010 GED Graduation
Picture Featured:    August 02, 2010 2010 GED Graduation
Teresa Hubbard sent us this photo and writes:
The Barren County ALPHA program recently held its 2010 GED Graduation. The program had over 80 students to receive GED Certificates for the 2009-10 academic school year. Students pictured above attended the graduation ceremonies.

Pictured above are: Pamela Davis, Mary Ruth Eaton, Matthew Forbis, Timothy Fuller, Shayna Gordon, Kami Hayes, Holly Paige Houchens, Ariel McGlynn, Martin McPherson, Bridget Mosier, Angela Polston, Drema Porter, Jessica Poynter, Richard Whalen, Jennifer White, Victoria Wilder, Stephine Wood, Kimberly Wren, Toby Wyatt and Renee Zeppinick. Anyone wanting information about obtaining the GED Certificate can call our office at 678-9385.

Teresa Hubbard
Barren County ALPHA

Tree Frog
Picture Featured:    August 03, 2010 Tree Frog
Wendell Kennison sent us this photo and writes:
Hi Bill,
This little tree frog was sunning himself in 93 degree temps... It was too hot for me to stay out long...


Her first hayride...
Picture Featured:    August 04, 2010 Her first hayride...
Tonya Redford sent us these and writes:
Wanted to share a photo of Marley in the tractor tire, after her very first hayride…. We all had a great time at Jennifer and Ray Hammer’s home, celebrating Bodie’s Birthday!

The second photo is JR Bradshaw and grandson Blaise Hammer…TOO CUTE! Thanks for letting us share our photos!

Tonya Redford

Tunnel of Beans
Picture Featured:    August 05, 2010 Tunnel of Beans
Tracey sent us this photo and writes:
Tunnel of Beans…
Elizabeth and Rachel Bertram in the tunnel of beans in their garden in Temple Hill.

Cave City Rainbow
Picture Featured:    August 06, 2010 Cave City Rainbow
Debbie Sanders sent us this photo and writes:
Here are a couple of pictures taken of a rainbow that appeared on Monday, July 26 after the storm that passed through Cave City. The rainbow was so beautiful and seemed to stretch from one side of the sky to the other.

From Debbie Sanders
Cave City, Ky.

The Morning Sky
Picture Featured:    August 07, 2010 The Morning Sky
Freeman sent us this photo and writes:
A beautiful picture of the morning sky.

Carson Collins
Picture Featured:    August 08, 2010 Carson Collins
Lynn Vick sent us these and writes:
Our grandson, Carson Collins, as you know, made his "debut" on the EPB Website when he was born and I have sent pictures on each birthday. So, here is one from his birthday party last weekend. As you can see from these pictures, he is loving his birthday present from his Mommy & Daddy (Katharine and Dennis Collins). Thanks for letting us share our Lil' Man's special day.

Lynn Vick

Freedom Isn’t Free!
Picture Featured:    August 09, 2010 Freedom Isn’t Free!
Rebecca Kinslow sent us this photo and writes:
Highland Ridge Assisted Living’s WWII Veterans recently presented a program entitled “Freedom Isn’t Free: Live from the Front” at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library. Retired Marine Major, Bobby Travis, acted as moderator of the program. Refreshments were in keeping with those available during WWII… Tootsie Rolls were part of a soldier’s field rations!

From left to right: James Trigg Pace, a navigator in WWII, Bobby Travis, retired Marine Major and John Wood, who was at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Basket Cases?
Picture Featured:    August 10, 2010 Basket Cases?
Rebecca Kinslow sent us this photo and writes:
Several ladies joined Beth Hester of GH Productions in making baskets at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library. Everyone took the same pattern and made it unique with color and personal touches. After working hard all day everyone said they might be considered “Basket Cases!”

Attending the class were left to right: Doreen Gravelle, Rita Muhlencamp, Carol Barrett, Edwina Spillman, Susie Erskine, Bonnie Shaw, Beth Hester, and Jean Hedgepeth. Back row: Susan Peek and Sharon DeGiovanni. Absent from photo: Diane Winlock.

Temple Hill to South Carolina
Picture Featured:    August 11, 2010 Temple Hill to South Carolina
(left): Tracey Bertram sent us this photo and writes:
This is our beautiful daughter Rachel Bertram. She was a contestant in the Temple Hill Fair Pageant. She is 5-years-old.
(right): Joshua Devore sent us this photo and writes:
I just wanted to share this picture of my good buddy Jeffrey Ryan Reed, of Glasgow, who was privileged enough to visit the T.I.G.E.R.S Preserve in Myrtle Beach, SC. Just look at how he fits right in with these orangutans. Jeffrey has such a big heart and his love of animals is a feature of his that should be admired. I’m glad to call him friend.

Joshua Devore

Nell and her Moon Plant
Picture Featured:    August 13, 2010 Nell and her Moon Plant
Nell Eaton sent us this photo and writes:
Dear Bill,
This is photo of me and my Moon Plant which only blooms at sundown. Each evening since the middle of July it has been loaded with beautiful aromatic blooms.

Nell Eaton

Beaver Creek
Picture Featured:    August 14, 2010 Beaver Creek
Leonetta Cook sent us this photo (back on August 1st) and wrote:
Yesterday while walking down at the lake I saw this elaborate abandoned Sand Castle! What a great way to spend some of your last days before going back to school! Enjoy the remainder of the break students!


Picture Featured:    August 15, 2010 Zoe
Cindy Harvey sent us this photo and writes:
They could have just changed my diaper!

Zoe Grace, sweet daughter of Jason & Sara Matthews

St. Simons Island
Picture Featured:    August 16, 2010 St. Simons Island
Patrick Forges sent us this photo and writes:
Joan and I just got back from vacation at St. Simons Island in Georgia. There we took at boat ride and seen this dolphins playing about 10 to 20 feet from the boat.

Patrick Forges

Allison in Thailand
Picture Featured:    August 17, 2010 Allison in Thailand
Angelia Pickett Chirichigno sent us these and writes:
The following pictures are of Glasgow native Allison Stokes. Allison currently lives in Tampa, Florida, where she has been training in the art of Muay Thai for the past 3 years. Muay Thai is an ancient form of martial arts that uses elbows, punches, knees, and kicks to attack an opponent. For the second year in a row, Allison has traveled to Thailand to train and fight. These pictures were taken at her August 2nd fight at the Tepprasit Boxing Stadium in Pattaya, Thailand. Her friends and family are proud of her hard work and dedication to this grueling sport. We wish her the best of luck in her upcoming fights and look forward to her return to the states in a few weeks.

Angelia Pickett Chirichigno

Four-Legged Lawnmowers?
Picture Featured:    August 18, 2010 Four-Legged Lawnmowers?
Al Dilley sent us this photo and writes:
Bill, my granddaughter, Maycie, checking on our goats working on a steep embankment. We are in process of starting a green, environmentally-friendly land enhancement business using goats.

First Day of School
Picture Featured:    August 19, 2010 First Day of School
April Bowles sent us this photo and writes:
Cousins Jentry Bowles and Tori Buckley were all smile on the first day back. Jentry is a second grader at Park City Elementary and Tori is a freshman at Barren County High School.

Now THAT'S a Catfish!
Picture Featured:    August 20, 2010 Now THAT
Belinda Harlow sent us this photo and writes:
The last couple years my husband Mike and I have hosted at Beaver Creek Campground. During this time we have seen many large strings of fish taken from the lake. However....on July 5th of this year I got the opportunity to photograph this monster catfish caught at Beaver Creek.

About 10:30pm on July 5th Emmert Barnett (left) was fishing with his nephew James Barnett (right) when James felt his fishing pole being tugged on. Little did he know he had a 30 minute fight on his hands just to land this monster flathead catfish. The catfish weighed 55 pounds and was 55 inches long. I believe this has been the biggest catfish caught on a rod and reel from Barren River Lake this summer.

Thanks for letting me share. I hope your viewers will enjoy the pictures.

Bunny Harlow <><

Up Bright and Early
Picture Featured:    August 21, 2010 Up Bright and Early
Wendell Kennison sent us these and writes:
Hi Bill,
These wild turkeys were up bright and early... I guess they were trying to beat the scorching heat and humidity...

Wendell Kennison

From Barren River
Picture Featured:    August 22, 2010 From Barren River
Belinda Harlow sent us these and writes:
here is a couple pictures I took of the full moon and the sunset at Barren River Lake this summer. Thanks for letting me share.

Bunny <><

Cruisin' for a Dream Car Show
Picture Featured:    August 23, 2010 Cruisin
Royce Moore sent us this photo and writes:
Hi Bill, I'm sending a photo of "Cruisin' for a Dream" car show that was held on Saturday, August 14. The Mustang Mafia, Glasgow Chapter, hosted the car show at Gillie Hyde Signature Lot here in Glasgow. This was the first for our club, The Mustang Mafia, and was a huge success with 165 entries. We chose to benefit the Dream Factory which provides dreams for chronically and critically ill children. We were blessed to be able to donate over $3000 for this wonderful charity. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.

Royce Moore
The Mustang Mafia
Glasgow, Ky. Chapter

GHS Graduates
Picture Featured:    August 24, 2010 GHS Graduates
Gayle Steenbergen sent us this photo and writes:
A group of the 1965 graduating class of Glasgow High School met recently at Barren River Lake for their annual visit.
Pictured are (front row): Saundra Cady Spera and Judy Carder Davis.
Middle row: Sybl Joyce Bryant Fleming, Madeline St. Charles Hale, Linda Harlow Holbrook, and Marilyn Johnson Gettys.
Back row: Ann Whiteside Dickson, Jo Doris Groce Fentress, Sheila Rose Simpson and Jennifer Shipp Lakin.

Even though I was not in their class, these lovely ladies always allow me to come and take their picture and share in their visit.

Gayle Steenbergen

Move-In Day at Lindsey Wilson
Picture Featured:    August 25, 2010 Move-In Day at Lindsey Wilson
Michele Wheat sent us this photo and writes:
This past Saturday was move in day for students attending Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, the photo is of some incoming Freshman all from the 2010 graduating class of Monroe County High School. We are all so proud of this group of kids & look forward to seeing what they all become.

Seated Front Row L-R:
Jordan Turner, Andrew Johnson, Chelsea Hunter & Veronica Roberts

Standing Back Row L-R:
Brandi Jo Crowe, Tyler “T-Mac” McMillan, Brittany Jackson, Mara Murphy, Chelsea Eggleston, Daniel Johnson & Kelci Turner

Last Row (by the tree)– Troy Wyatt

Thank you for letting us share,
Proud Aunt of Chelsea Hunter
Michele Wheat

Spencer meets John Cena
Picture Featured:    August 26, 2010 Spencer meets John Cena
Mark, Amy and Spencer Dickson sent us this photo and write:
Make-A-Wish Made My Wish Come True!

On Monday, June 7th, Spencer Dickson's wish came true. After a year long wait, Spencer finally got to meet his favorite WWE superstar, John Cena. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Spencer, along with his mom and dad, flew to Miami for three fun-filled days. It was a trip he will never forget and we are very thankful to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for making Spencer's wish come true.

Mark, Amy and Spencer Dickson

Off to School!
Picture Featured:    August 27, 2010 Off to School!
(left) Brandon & Heather Tooley sent us this photo and write:
This is a pic of our daughter on her first day of 1st grade at North Jackson Elementary.

Thank you,
Brandon & Heather Tooley

(right) Rosemary Gassaway sent us this photo and writes:
Here is a picture of my grandson, Beau Hurt, who is playing football on the Barren County Little League Football Team, the Titans. This is his first year playing and he is loving it! I would like to say a special thank you to all the coaches who have donated their time, expertise and the love of the game to all these kids. I know Beau looks up to all of you and thinks you are the greatest (and so do the rest of the kids and their parents, too)!

Rosemary Gassaway

Caterpillars and Butterflies
Picture Featured:    August 28, 2010 Caterpillars and Butterflies
(left) Wendell Kennison sent us these and writes:
Hi Bill,
I noticed this caterpillar on my front porch the other day and within one hour it had turned into this beautiful chrysalis... The Monarch butterfly should appear in about 4 more days.... I'll try to photograph it emerging.


(right) Pam sent us this photo and writes:
There has been so many beautiful butterflies this year...

The view out my back door
Picture Featured:    August 29, 2010 The view out my back door
Bonita Richey-Shirley sent us this photo and writes:
The barn my dad, Robert Lee Richey, built 55 years ago. This is the view I see everyday out my back door. I am such a lucky person to have had such wonderful parents.

Thanks for letting me share,
Bonita Richey-Shirley

Hanging out with Randy Houser
Picture Featured:    August 30, 2010 Hanging out with Randy Houser
Wade England sent us this photo and writes:
Hey Bill, here’s a picture of a couple of my buddies (Mike Morton and Shane White) and myself with country artist Randy Houser. We went to see him in concert at 4th Street Live in Louisville and we just happened to be hanging out where he was eating lunch. He was a super nice guy and was kind enough to pose for a picture with us (after he finished eating, of course). He put on a great show too!


Rigsby Cookout
Picture Featured:    August 31, 2010 Rigsby Cookout
Bonita Richey-Shirley sent us this photo and writes:
Bonita and Joey Shirley hosted a Rigsby cookout at their home on August 7. Those attending from left to right, first row: Jak Rigsby, Bonita Richey-Shirley, Freida Garrett-Holder, Janice Matthews, Becky Matthews, Doug Matthews, Marty Matthews, 2nd row, Jane Garrett, Royce Garrett and great grand daughter, Jo Rigsby, Judy Polson-Butler, Gayle Rigsby-Steenbergen, Jo Ann Polson-Hawn, back row: David Matthews, Reba Rigsby, Barbara Matthews, Kristle Matthews-Payne. First and second cousins attended, wifes of first cousins that are deceased. First cousins not attending were Audrey Garrett-Wilson, Rachel Rigsby, Harold Wayne Rigsby and Bobby Richey. We had such a good time we plan to make this an annual event. Thanks for letting me share my fabulous cousins!

Bonita Richey-Shirley

GHS Class of '65
Picture Featured:    September 01, 2010 GHS Class of
Loretta Norris sent us this photo and writes:
This the 1965 class of Glasgow High School. We were the last class to graduate from the old high school on Liberty Street and the first class to join with students from Ralph Bunche High School. We met July 31 at George J's on the Square and had a great time talking about old times. Thanks for sharing.

Friends of the Library
Picture Featured:    September 02, 2010 Friends of the Library
Linda Hitchcock sent us this photo and writes:
Dear Bill,
Friends of the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library surprised Executive Director Lynn Andrew with an oversized check in the amount of $5,300 representing the funding for wish list items and projects requested at the June meeting. This included school supplies for the recent Library sponsored Back to School Bashes; funding for the new Kindermusik Lap sit Program; renewal of the popular on-line book club, and the purchase of two transport dollies. Support for author visits is being provided; the October 16 “Ghost Stories” program by noted Louisville author and storyteller, Thomas Freese, has been underwritten by Friends; additional classic films have been purchased for the Glasgow Film Society and $2,000 was given for projects of the Library’s choosing.

Friends appreciates community support of our book sales and membership which allows us to support our gem of a public library.

Linda Hitchcock, President, Friends of the Library and Trustee, Barren County Public Library

The Glasgow Lady Golfers win!
Picture Featured:    September 03, 2010 The Glasgow Lady Golfers win!
Linda Foushee sent us this photo and writes:
Glasgow Lady Golfers win the Russell County Invitational Golf Tournament on Saturday!

Linda Foushee

Third Annual AP Parent Night
Picture Featured:    September 04, 2010 Third Annual AP Parent Night
Angie Rush sent us this photo and writes:
BCHS Hosts 3rd Annual AP Parent Night

Parents of Advanced Placement students at Barren County High School were invited by special invitation to the 3rd Annual AP Parent Night on Thursday, August 19, 2010. The purpose of the evening was to familiarize parents with the courses offered and to allow the teachers to communicate ideas and expectations concerning their classes.

Parents were welcomed by Principal Keith Hale in the auditorium where the vision for the AP program was shared. Information concerning AP growth, the middle college, scheduling and weighed KEES money was shared with parents. “The growth of our AP program is a true testament to the importance of rigor and relevance to our students. We have 335 students enrolled in at least one AP course. 473 AP sections are currently being taught by 12 Barren County High School teachers. These numbers prove that our students recognize the relevance and importance of AP coursework as it helps to prepare them for their future,” expressed Mr. Hale.

After a meeting in the auditorium, parents were dismissed to attend informational meetings conducted by the AP teachers. Parents were treated to refreshments served by volunteers and the Youth Service Center.

Parents were excited about the results of the event. “We really enjoyed attending AP Parent Night. Both of our daughters are learning a lot in their classes and are being challenged to prepare them for college. Anna has taken three AP tests so far and has received credit for all three tests. We have been very happy with her results,” shared Cindy Young, mother of Anna and Kaylie Young.

The night was a success and a great demonstration of the support students and the AP program receive from parents.

In the photo above, BCHS Advanced Placement Calculus instructor Michelle Crabtree discusses expectations with parents at the 3rd Annual AP Parent Night. Pictured are Michelle Crabtree, Sheryl Anderson (mother of Kelsey Anderson), Michelle Miller (mother of Ryan Jones) and Barbara Brodt (mother of Molly and David Shircliff).

Angie Rush

Interns are for the bats!
Picture Featured:    September 05, 2010 Interns are for the bats!
Vickie Carson sent us this photo and writes:
Interns are for the bats

(MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK – August 26, 2010) Did your summer involve night-vision goggles, infra-red LEDs, and acoustic transects? Marissa Maldonado, Midlothian, Va., and Samantha Sterman, of New York, N.Y., can say "yes" to that question – they interned at Mammoth Cave National Park from June through August and used night-vision goggles along with infra-red LEDs at roost entrances and drove acoustic transects along roads to monitor bats.

“We have some unusual work for students who are conservation-minded and want to spend their summer outdoors,” said Eddie Wells, the park’s volunteer coordinator. “We hosted 16 interns this summer, and sent them out to test water quality in the backcountry, inventory protected plants, combat exotic plants, as well as monitor the park’s bat populations.”

Assigned to the night shift, Maldonado and Sterman traveled all over the 53,000-acre park in search of bats. They positioned themselves at known bat roosts (cave entrances, buildings, and trees) at dusk and waited for bats to exit. Using infrared lights and night-vision goggles, they counted each bat and recorded its species, if known.

Some nights Maldonado and Sterman gathered data using a recording-bat-detector on loan to the park from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). With a microphone attached to the roof of a truck, they drove an established route at 20 mph. The detector recorded ultrasonic calls (echolocation) that bats make when traveling or feeding in low light conditions.

“The information we gain from this study will be shared with USFWS and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources,” said Park Superintendent Patrick Reed. “With white-nose syndrome on our doorstep, these are critical data that we haven’t previously collected--at least not on this scale.”

White-nose syndrome is a fungal disease that has killed approximately 1 million bats in the eastern United States since 2006. In caves where WNS is present, up to 95 percent of the bats have died during hibernation. The disease has not been discovered in Kentucky to date.

Maldonado graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in biology (2010). Sterman will begin her second year at Oberlin College this fall.

The summer interns at Mammoth Cave were hired through the Student Conservation Association (SCA); the park received special funding through the National Park Service Youth Intern Program.

“SCA provides us with skilled, enthusiastic workers,” said Dr. Rick Toomey, director of the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning, who coordinates park research projects. “The students get experience working in land management by helping the park with significant environmental issues. In the case of the bat monitoring program, the emergence counts and acoustic transects will provide base-line data critical to park management. The information will also be fed into a national study of summer bat activity.”

In the photo, Mammoth Cave NP Bat interns Marissa Maldonado (far left) and Samantha Sterman (far right) position themselves at the entrance to Dixon Cave to count bats. Photo credit: Ann Griggs.

Ethan at Lake Cumberland
Picture Featured:    September 06, 2010 Ethan at Lake Cumberland
Marilyn Barrick sent us this photo and writes:
My grandson, Ethan Young is absorbing the beauty of Lake Cumberland on a late afternoon.

Marilyn Barrick

To the Brim Food Drive
Picture Featured:    September 07, 2010 To the Brim Food Drive
Rebecca Kinslow sent us this photo and writes:
The Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library offered "Food for Fines" as part of the community-wide “To The Brim” second annual food drive led by Dr. Mody. Shown are Friends of the Library President Linda Hitchcock, Dr. Mody, Board member Betsy Harned, Library Director Lynn Andrew, Board chairman John Rogers and Board member Aileen Rose.

Rebecca Kinslow

Well, Hello!
Picture Featured:    September 08, 2010 Well, Hello!
Pat Birge sent us this photo and writes:
Hi Bill,
Title of photo: WELL HELLO!

This Praying Mantis stayed on the hummingbird feeding pole for days, needless to say they were not afraid of it.

Pat Birge

GlobalFest 2010
Picture Featured:    September 09, 2010 GlobalFest 2010
Paulette Wasylycia sent us these and writes:
Country band Arthur Hatfield & Buck well as Blackwidow (a little Motown music) had folks dancing in the street at Global Fest! The Mariachi Band brought a little "south of the border" to the square. Omega Force was awesome as well! Zingara Bellydance Troupe also performed. It was a beautiful day in Glasgow to celebrate our diverse cultural background!

Paulette Wasylycia

U11 SKY Soccer Team
Picture Featured:    September 10, 2010 U11 SKY Soccer Team
Mike & Lee Garrett sent us this photo Sept. 1st and write:
Chris Goulbourne and Adam Garrett are members of the U11 SKY soccer team who won their tournament this past weekend. They are coached by Shaun Goulbourne.

Tick Ridge Road
Picture Featured:    September 11, 2010 Tick Ridge Road
Tommy Hatcher sent us this photo and writes:
This picture was taken 8/31/10 on Tick Ridge Road.

Tommy Hatcher

Early Morning at Hollow Road
Picture Featured:    September 12, 2010 Early Morning at Hollow Road
Margie Lowhorn sent us this photo and writes:
Attached is a picture titled: "Early morning at Hollow Road" by Margie Lowhorn

US Moto Grand Prix at Indy
Picture Featured:    September 13, 2010 US Moto Grand Prix at Indy
Bill Bucher sent us this photo and writes:
Jerry Ream and Bill Bucher recently attended the United States Moto Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is a photo of them congatulating each other for their great victory in the Red Bull Challenge held in the garage area between races.

submitted by Bill Bucher

Glasgow Schools' All Sports Pass
Picture Featured:    September 14, 2010 Glasgow Schools
Stacy Jessie sent us this photo and writes:
Pictured is Mr. Sean Howard, Superintendent of Glasgow Independent Schools, presenting a Senior Citizen Scotties All Sports Pass to Mr. John Scalise. Mr. Scalise was the first Scottie supporter to pick up an All Sports Pass.

Glasgow Independent Schools offering FREE All Sports Pass to Senior Citizens age 65 and over.

Glasgow Independent School district is offering all Senior Citizen Scotties age 65 and over a FREE All Sports Pass that will grant senior citizens FREE admission to all regular season home games as well as other selected school sponsored events.

In order to acquire your permanent free pass, please come to Glasgow Independent Schools Central Office located at 1108 Cleveland Avenue between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.

Teaching teachers at Mammoth Cave National Park
Picture Featured:    September 15, 2010 Teaching teachers at Mammoth Cave National Park
Vickie Carson sent us these and writes:
(left) Environmental Education Coordinator Cheryl Messenger directs WKU student Sarah Faust's attention to differences in gypsum crystals -- why do some crystals sugar-coat the cave wall, but others jut out in curls? WKU student Danielle Healey (far left) looks on.

(right) WKU student Kelli Eskew uses a hand lens to examine gypsum crystals that form on the walls of Mammoth Cave. Why is gypsum found only in certain sections of the cave?

Asking questions leads to better learning - Teaching teachers at Mammoth Cave National Park

(MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK – September 3, 2010) Consider passive versus active learning. Would you rather learn math sitting at a desk, or put it to use as you calculate the height of a tree? Study the water cycle from a book, or follow a stream’s course above and below ground?

Through overnight workshops at the park, Mammoth Cave National Park and Western Kentucky University are partnering to teach new teachers how asking questions leads to better learning. Funded by the National Park Foundation’s Parks as Resources for Knowledge (PARK) program, the workshops are designed to use our national parks to enhance college and university learning.

“Encouraging questions and engaging students in their surroundings stimulates learning,” said Cheryl Messenger, Mammoth Cave’s environmental education coordinator. “It’s called inquiry-based learning and it emphasizes thinking and doing, not just memorization. The goal is to introduce new teachers to the concept before they enter the classroom.”

WKU assistant professor Dr. Jeanine Huss coordinates the campus-side of the program. She emphasized the benefits of the workshops to the schools where the pre-service teachers will eventually work. “Getting teachers and students out of the classroom and into the outdoors has psychological, learning, and physical benefits,” said Huss. “We provide teachers with the hands-on tools and activities they need to connect their lessons with the world around them.”

“Kids, and adults, learn more easily when they are outside, moving and experiencing a lesson,” said Neil Mullholland, president of the National Park Foundation. “National parks are America’s best classrooms, and we’re proud to be connecting more teachers and students to the parks in their communities.”

During one of the workshops last year, teacher-students mapped sections of Gothic Avenue inside Mammoth Cave, noting features such as cave springs, stalactites and stalagmites. Then they walked above the cave to find sinkholes and other surface elements that correlated to what they found in the cave.

The park has coordinated similar day trips with WKU since 1980. Thanks to the National Park Foundation grant, the workshops have expanded to an overnight program in 2009. “The overnight more than doubles their time in the park,” said Messenger. “It gives participants the chance to make observations and ask their own questions, like why does this rock sparkle, or where did the cave dirt come from?”

Messenger said the best part of the program is seeing the impact it has on future educators. “One pre-service teacher said she dreaded the idea of spending the night in the park, but after she participated in the workshop she said she couldn’t wait to do something similar with her future students.”

This year she expects to host 240 education majors in six overnight trips and 4 single-day programs.

BCHS placed 1st in the TJ Samson Academic Bowl
Picture Featured:    September 16, 2010 BCHS placed 1st in the TJ Samson Academic Bowl
Angela Rush sent us this photo and writes:
BCHS Academic Team Wins TJ Samson Academic Team Bowl for 6th Year

In the photo: The BCHS Academic Team placed 1st in the TJ Samson Academic Bowl.
Front row: Mattie Bruton, Kay Jones, Evan Payne, and Matt Zuccari
Back row: Landon Alexander, Seth Church, and Wes Crews
Absent: Peyton Johnson, Alana Alexander, and Haley Hagan

For the sixth year in a row, the Barren County High School Academic Team won the TJ Samson Academic Team Bowl. Members Landon Alexander, Seth Church, Mattie Bruton, Matthew Zuccari, Peyton Johnson, Haley Hagan, Alana Alexander, Evan Payne, Wes Crews, and Kay Jones displayed the confidence achieved from their many years of experience competing in the TJ Samson Bowl during the meet. “It always feels great to win something for six years in row. To keep going back and winning is a major achievement. We expect a seventh year win next year,” shared academic team member Seth Church.

“For the members of our academic team to have won the TJ Samson Bowl for six consecutive years is an impressive accomplishment. This demonstrates the caliber of excellence and dedication these students exude,“ remarked Principal Keith Hale.

Academic Team Coaches Lesley Shive, Anthony Mires, and Jonathan Vaughn were proud to see the hard work of their team members pay off. "This is a great group of individuals that give it their all!!" commented Coach Lesley Shive.

Members of the BCHS Academic Team practice two hours a day, three days a week with league meets held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. “We are expecting a great year this year. We’ve changed our practice strategy and we feel this will help us be even more competitive,” forecasted academic team member Landon Alexander.

Author Nancy Richey
Picture Featured:    September 17, 2010 Author Nancy Richey
Sheila Pedigo sent us these and writes:
Attached are cellphone pictures taken of Nancy Richey at Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Bowling Green, Kentucky on September 11, 2010. She is signing copies of her book, The Images of America - Barren County, which is generating a great deal of interest from the public. The book is published by Arcadia Publishing and is now sold for $21.99 at various stores. Richey will also be signing copies of her book on Oct. 28th at the Glasgow Regional Center Library in Glasgow.

S Pedigo

2nd Birthday Party
Picture Featured:    September 18, 2010 2nd Birthday Party
Jeremaih and Amanda Mutter sent us these and write:
Here is a couple of pictures from our daughter, Kenle Reece Mutter, 2nd birthday party. The first picture is her patiently awaiting for her guests to arrive and the second is a few her friends, Jay and Hailey Houchens, children of Chuck and Tara Houchens. Thanks for letting us share.

Jeremaih and Amanda Mutter

Making Cookies
Picture Featured:    September 19, 2010 Making Cookies
Pam Hunt sent us this photo and writes:
Just wanted to share what my precious granddaughter . Halle Jane Trowbridge and I did this past Saturday.... While big brother was watching TV , she and I made some chocolate chip cookies. I couldn't resist this expression . It is like she is saying "Are they all mine Nana?" And what do you think I said? LOL

Thanks for letting me share.

NanaPam Hunt

At the Edmonton-Metcalfe Co. Sesquicentennial Celebration
Picture Featured:    September 20, 2010 At the Edmonton-Metcalfe Co. Sesquicentennial Celebration
Stacy sent us this photo and writes:
Here is a picture of Oscar Sullivan (Lonzo & Oscar) after his appearance on Saturday during the Edmonton-Metcalfe County Sesquicentennial Celebration. Doing great at 91 years old.


First camping trip...
Picture Featured:    September 21, 2010 First camping trip...
Ms. McCandless sent us this photo and writes:
The attached photo is of my little boys, Hayden and Nathen McCandless. It was their first camping trip in a tent. They had a blast.

Grandparents' Day
Picture Featured:    September 22, 2010 Grandparents
Michele Wheat sent us this photo and writes:
Grandparents Day was celebrated at Gamaliel Elementary School Friday, Sept. 10th but ours sort of had a little bit of a twist. The day also happened to be crazy hair day for BETA Club initiation. My mother-in-law had to be the proudest grandma there.

“Granny” Darlene Wheat & her granddaughter Payton Trobaugh, a fifth grader at GES.

Thank you for letting me share,
Michele Wheat

2010 Community Medical Care Quilt
Picture Featured:    September 23, 2010 2010 Community Medical Care Quilt
Tina Combs sent us this photo and writes:
Here is a picture of Helen Simpson with the quilt she made and donated to CMC. Helen presented the 2010 Community Medical Care Quilt to the winner, Dr. Forrest S. Kuhn & Debbie McIntyre. The winning ticket was purchased at Dr. Melissa Dennison's office. Community Medical Care thanks Helen Simpson & all who sponsored the quilt. Thanks.

A DC Reunion
Picture Featured:    September 24, 2010 A DC Reunion
Mary Ballard sent us this photo and writes:
Hey, Bill. While I am in the DC area on a work detail for the Postal Service, my brother, Chris Manning, was in town for an ASLA meeting (American Society of Landscape Architects). My husband, Amos, and daughter, Mary Frances, were visiting as well. This picture is taken in Old Town Alexandria after a great dinner on the waterfront. Thought the folks back home might like to see Chris, a 1980 Glasgow High graduate. He is still located in the Cincinnati area with his wife Paula (Hammer), formerly of Glasgow, and two children, Chelsea, a senior at Northern Kentucky University, and Jacob, a senior at Fort Thomas Highlands High School.

(L-R: Meg, Chris, Mary Frances and Amos)

Woofstock 2010
Picture Featured:    September 25, 2010 Woofstock 2010
Joan Forges sent us this photo and writes:
Joan, Patrick and Bailey Forges at Woofstock in Beaver Creek Park

A Big Job
Picture Featured:    September 26, 2010 A Big Job
Linda Burchett sent us these and writes:
Here are a couple pictures of a spider web I saw out my bedroom window this morning. Can you imagine how much work this was!

Linda Burchett

Girl Scout Troop 503
Picture Featured:    September 27, 2010 Girl Scout Troop 503
Terry Glaab sent us this photo and writes:

Too close for comfort?
Picture Featured:    September 28, 2010 Too close for comfort?
Todd and Robin sent us this photo and write:
This picture was taken August, 2010 in Hart Co. I had to get a little too close for comfort to get it, but it was well worth it! I have many other nature photos on the following web page if you would like to check them out. -


They love Harley's
Picture Featured:    September 29, 2010 They love Harley
Gary Kerney sent us this photo and writes:
These are our grandkids, Kody (3) and Kylan (5). They already love Harley's!

We made the 100 Best again!
Picture Featured:    September 30, 2010 We made the 100 Best again!
Marilyn Sink sent us this photo and writes:
The efforts of the Barren Co. Promise Team were honored yesterday in Washington D.C. by America's Promise Alliance, the nation's largest partnership organization dedicated to youth and children. The 100 Best honor recognized communities that make youth a priority by implementing programs that help keep children in school and prepare them for higher education and/or the workforce. We were 1 of 30 first-time recipients and are very proud to best recognized for our work here in Barren County. A BIG thank you to Marcus for spearheading the application process. Also, a HUGE thanks to everyone else who took part in providing information, writing and reviewing the application. Please mark your calendar to join us next Tuesday morning Sept. 28th at 8:00am to plan youth government day and the local announcement of the 100 Best Award (October 12). Attached are a few pictures from yesterday's announcement in Washington.

Marilyn Sink
Project Director
B-H-M KY-ASAP Local Board

Honoring Our Constitution!
Picture Featured:    October 01, 2010 Honoring Our Constitution!
(upper photo) Michele Wheat sent us this photo and writes:
The 5th grade students at Gamaliel Elementary put together a program every year to discuss the Constitution. The photo is the participants for this year’s program.

Front Row L-R : Isaiah Hudson, Zander Birdwell, Cassie Dodson, Brock Cleary, Ashley Geralds & Utah Emberton
2nd Row L-R : Sara Russell, “Constitution” Cole Petty, Maddie Denton, Lauren McHenry, Tori Chandler, & Gavin Gearlds
Back Row L-R : “A” Kaia Dyer, “M” Eli Birge, “E” Payton Trobaugh, “R” J.W. Short, “I” Miss. Statue of Liberty Taylor Adams, “C” Andrew Brown, “A” Clayton Holder & Miss Leslie Wilson.

Proud mom of the letter “E”
Michele Wheat

(lower photo) Linda Hitchcock sent us this photo and writes:
The Edmund Rogers Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution commemorated the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution as part of their first program of the 2010-2011 season. County Judge Executive Davie Greer and Mayor Darrell Pickett signed a joint Proclamation in honor of Constitution Week, Sept. 12-18, 2010. The group then moved on to the Barren County Courthouse to meet and hear a program on the Origins of Trial By Jury and Constitutional Guarantees by Honorable Judge Phillip R. Patton followed by lunch at George J's.

Members in attendance for the photo were:
Dorothy Nagle, Dorothy Wade, Anne Miller, Alice Lee, June Jackson, Frances Bastien, Lucille Calhoun, Deana Snow, Alice Lee, Nell Eaton, Mary Elizabeth Berry, Betty Carol Clark, Linda Hitchcock Foreground: Judge Executive Davie D. Greer and Mayor Darrell Pickett
The photo was taken by Tommie Birge.

Vacationing in New Orleans
Picture Featured:    October 02, 2010 Vacationing in New Orleans
Lisa Edmunds sent us this photo and writes:
This picture was made while on vacation back in July. We flew to New Orleans got on a Carnival cruise ship and went down into Mexico making port stops in Progresso and Cozamel then returning to New Orleans to stay 2 more nights, a vacation I'm sure we will never forget! There were lots of memories made some we discuss and some we don't. We had lots of fun and I think we all hated to see it end. This was made on our last night of vacation in a place we ate located on Bourbon St. in New Orleans, top to bottom: Mark and Kathy Vance, Bobby and Vickie McPherson, Mike and Cindy Lawson & Sammy and Lisa Edmunds. Thanks for letting me share.

The Beautiful Smoky Mountains
Picture Featured:    October 03, 2010 The Beautiful Smoky Mountains
Matt Wheeler sent us this photo and writes:
This a picture of The Smoky Mountains that I took last Friday morning. Thanks for sharing,

Matt Wheeler

Girl Scout Troop 399
Picture Featured:    October 04, 2010 Girl Scout Troop 399
"pbwitty" sent us these and writes:
This is Girl Scout Troop #399 volunteering at Potter Children's Home "Fall Festival" last Saturday. They worked hard, had a great time and enjoyed being part of this special event.

Girl Scout Troop #399 enjoying time at Jackson's Orchard after working hard at the Potter Children's "Fall Festival" Saturday, September 18th.

Girl Scout Troop 232 Project Results
Picture Featured:    October 05, 2010 Girl Scout Troop 232 Project Results
Julie Crimmins sent us this photo and writes:
Girl Scout Troop 232 in Glasgow, collected items for Crossroads Pregnancy Center. This was a community service project, they are also planning to make some baby blankets for them, too. I am very proud of our girls and the community really stepped up! Thanks for making this a great outcome and God Bless.

Stephan Smith, leader
Julie Crimmins, co-leader

Ky. Assn. for Environmental Education's Bd. of Directors
Picture Featured:    October 06, 2010 Ky. Assn. for Environmental Education
Peggy Nims sent us this photo and writes:
Local Educators Serve on Kentucky Association for Environmental Education's (KAEE's) Board of Directors: KAEE recenlty held its annual fall conference at the Cave City Convention Center. Over one hundred formal and nonformal educators spent two days studying and exploring Kentucky's diverse ecosystem. Dedicated to building a sustainable environment through education, KAEE provides valuable interdisciplinary resources for classroom teachers and other stakeholders. Local educators, Debra Spillman and Peggy Nims serve on the KAEE Board of Directors. Pictured left to right (1st row) are board members Roberta Burnes, Sarah Talley, Jennifer Adler, Peggy Nims, Ashley Osborne, and Debra Spillman. (2nd row) Jean Clement, Chris Hunter, John LaFevre, Danielle Hutchins, Jimena Bertschi, and Eric Comley. To learn more about KAEE and its programs, visit Photo by Harry Spillman.

Ranger David Alexander Flies with the KSP
Picture Featured:    October 07, 2010 Ranger David Alexander Flies with the KSP
Vickie Carson sent us this photo and writes:
In August, Mammoth Cave Ranger David Alexander flew with Kentucky State Police in search of marijuana.

(MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK – September 27, 2010) On August 26, Ranger David Alexander made the maiden voyage of a Mammoth Cave officer flying in the Kentucky State Police helicopter as they searched for marijuana fields in and around Mammoth Cave National Park.

“We now have an agreement in place with Kentucky State Police that will allow park law enforcement officers to be on board reconnaissance flights,” said Superintendent Patrick Reed. “Our rangers know the park and the suspicious areas within the park. This partnership will increase our ability to find and destroy marijuana.”

“KSP approached park managers in February with the idea of flying over the park as a joint operation,” said Alexander. “It makes their patrols and ours more efficient. This first joint flight focused on marijuana eradication. In the future we plan to use the overflights to look for resource damage and boundary encroachments.”

No marijuana was found in the park on this flight. Rangers first found cultivated marijuana on the park back in the 1980s, and have since looked for it every year.

“In flying over the private property around the park, we found a total of 60 marijuana plants in the Lincoln area and in southern Edmonson County,” said Trooper Charles Swiney, public information officer for the Bowling Green KSP Post.

Park rangers will reward up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that will lead to a successful prosecution for drugs or other crimes on park lands: contact Ranger Alexander at 270-758-2122 or 270-646-7241, or leave a recorded message on the Park Watch line at 888-219-1599. Information provided will be kept in strictest confidence and those calling may choose to remain anonymous.

Officers assisting with the August 26 overflight included: Trooper Joel Huff, KSP-Hart County; Trooper Terry Alexander, KSP-Bowling Green; Lt. John Clark, KSP-Coordinator; Mammoth Cave Rangers Josh Clemmons and Jonathan Bledsoe served as ground crew.

They're pretty...
Picture Featured:    October 08, 2010 They
(left) Wendell Kennison sent us this photo and writes:
Hi Bill,
I thought I knew the identities of most butterflies and moths but this one has me mystified.. Maybe someone can help me with this one...

Wendell Kennison

(right) Cheri Jones sent us this photo and writes:
This is a picture of my precious niece, Ella Jane. She is such a smart and wonderful little girl she also brings much joy to my life. Today (9-24) is her third birthday. Happy Birthday Ella Jane!

Aunt Cheri and Uncle Jonathan

Beta Club's recycling!
Picture Featured:    October 09, 2010 Beta Club
Debbie Bunnell sent us this photo and writes:
BCMS Beta Club Partners with State Environmental Education Program: Junior Beta Club members along with parents volunteered at a recent recycling program on the grounds of the Cave City Convention Center. This project was a community service component of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education's (KAEE's) annual state conference which was held in Cave City. Collaborating partners with KAEE were G & R Reclamation, Barren County Solid Waste and the City of Cave City. During this two-day event, 8,548 pounds of cardboard, newsprint/paper, glass, metal, aluminum cans, and computer components were recycled. Adult coordinators were Glen and Robin Burba, Shannon White, and KAEE board members. On-site volunteers included: Barren County Middle School Beta Club members Hannah Thomas, Destini Brewer, Maddie Costlow, Natalie Staples, Gunnar Eaton, Mikayla Carter, Cassie Cook, Kaylee Payne, Mackenzie Taylor, Hannah Thomas, and Shelby Browning; Barren County Magistrate Charles Allen; and KAEE member, Peggy Nims. For more information about local recycling, see Photo by Debra Spillman

Behind the scenes at the Rose Bowl
Picture Featured:    October 10, 2010 Behind the scenes at the Rose Bowl
Rebecca Kinslow sent us this photo and writes:
Rose Bowl Floats: Behind the Scenes

The Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library welcomed Kristin Goodin, Barren County Extension Service Horticulture Agent, for a presentation on her experiences helping to prepare a Rose Bowl Parade float. Ms. Goodin traveled to California with her horticulture class from WKU to work hands on using the many organic materials incorporated into the floats.

Rebecca Kinslow
Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library

Community Helpers
Picture Featured:    October 11, 2010 Community Helpers
Julie Crimmins sent us this photo and writes:
The afternoon preschool class at South Green Elem. went on a field trip to the fire dept. This was part of their study on community helpers. They all were very impressed with the fire trucks. All the firemen were very nice and answered all their questions.

Mrs. Witt - teacher
Mrs. Stone - asst. teacher
thanks for letting me share the class picture

Very proud mom of Mary and Erin Crimmins - Julie

Triggs at SCKCC
Picture Featured:    October 12, 2010 Triggs at SCKCC
Gayle Berry sent us this photo and writes:
Bill, just wanted to share this picture of the Trigg Family who had their reunion in Glasgow this past weekend. Triggs from several states were here learning about the Trigg Family History, visiting homes, cemeteries, and of course, the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center. We love sharing the history which is harbored here at the Cultural Center with families such as the Triggs.

Gayle Berry, Director, SCKCC

Canoeing the Green River
Picture Featured:    October 13, 2010 Canoeing the Green River
The ol' WebMeister (Bill Anderson) has some photos to share...
Several of the members of Scout Pack 586 went canoeing/kayaking on the Green River October 3. In the photo on the left are Kelly and Sam Anderson (siblings were invited, too). This was Sam's first canoe trip. We tried going several times in the fall, but kept getting rained out. There were several kayaks and several canoes. You might think the low water level of the Green River would make the trip easier, but that's not the case. A couple of the canoes took spills in the river when they hit submerged trees and limbs. Our canoe was the only one that didn't take a spill, but I got wet anyway, as you can see on the right. This was from helping some of the others who had problems. The water was cold, but we had a wonderful time.

Sam said, "Dad, I sure love canoeing!" Since the weather was cool, Kelly got to wear her favorite cap - she had a great time too (and took the picture of me and many other pictures as well).

Leaders of the Future
Picture Featured:    October 14, 2010 Leaders of the Future
Amy Hall sent us this photo and writes:
On September 23, the Leaders of the Future Steering Committee of the Glasgow Barren County Chamber of Commerce hosted a press conference to announce the Leaders of the Future Class of 2010-2011.

Pictured are the class members:
Jacob Jones, Emily England, Luke Edmunds, Ryan Gaines, Clifton Hurley, Clay Groce, Jonathan Bunnell, Kaylie Dismon, Mackenzie Taylor, Tyler Hensley, Emmory Shipley, Will Bradshaw, Victoria Bartley, Emily Scoggins, Brooke Simmons, Kylie Withrow, Paige Lowry, Trevor Stephens, Victoria Watson, Andrew Thomerson, Patrick Adkins, Hannah Miller, Jonas Bastien, Richard Burd. Congratulations Class of 2010-2011!

FIN Club Teaches Hiking 101
Picture Featured:    October 15, 2010 FIN Club Teaches Hiking 101
Rebecca Kinslow sent us this photo and writes:
FIN Club Teaches Hiking 101 at Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library

Brice Leech, Natural Resource Specialist at Mammoth Cave National Park, presented tips and must-have items for hiking. He shared a map of Mammoth Cave and emphasized how important a map is while hiking. Mary Todd Simpson and Frannie Rigsby-Tinch are shown studying the map of Mammoth Cave. Families in Nature (FIN) is a collaborative monthly program between Barren River State Park and the library

Rebecca Kinslow
Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library

local photos
Picture Featured:    October 16, 2010 local photos
"smcclellan" sent us these and writes:
Thought I would send some pictures of some pretty flowers that are still in bloom This little Birdhouse is ready for Winter Birds This is our son & grandson at the Pumpkin Festival they had a blast (LEFT) Nicholas McClellan (RIGHT) Cole Price

Victoria and Preston
Picture Featured:    October 17, 2010 Victoria and Preston
Melanie Watson sent us this photo and writes:
Dear WebMeister:
Victoria Watson and Preston competed at the State Fair Dog Show this past August. They had a very successful show including Reserve Grand Champion in Overall Showmanship. They were the grand champion in Non-Experienced Showmanship and the class champions in Non-Experienced Showmanship 13-14.(Non-Experienced means no AKC showmanship points.) They won blue and champion in Novice A Obedience, and received a blue (excellent) ribbon in Rally II (off-lead). Victoria's 4-H Dog Project Leader is Denise Sexton. She and Preston continue to work on obedience at Cumberland's K-9 Academy with Alan Cumberland.

Melanie Watson

... just to make you smile!
Picture Featured:    October 18, 2010 ... just to make you smile!
Holly Snyder sent us this photo and writes:
What a picture, just has to make you smile! This is Bryce Shipp the son of Daniel and Tasha Shipp at the Garden Patch in Smith's Grove, Ky. Submitted by sitter, Holly Snyder

This isn't yours, is it?
Picture Featured:    October 19, 2010 This isn
We really hope this isn't your garbage can...

The City of Glasgow provides us the ease and convenience of curbside recycling. While everything can't be easily (or economically) recycled, many things can. Among the things that are easily recycled are cardboard and aluminum. Come on - please take the time and the little extra effort necessary to be a good steward of our planet. A wonderful side effect is that it helps our landfill to last that much longer! (no, we're not going to reveal where we took the photo, but it certainly wasn't at the EPB) - The WebMeister

Check out the City of Glasgow's Public Works Recycling site here.

Basket Class at the Library
Picture Featured:    October 20, 2010 Basket Class at the Library
Rebecca Kinslow sent us these and writes:
“Egg-cellent” Basket Class at the Library! Beth Hester of GH Productions led an enthusiastic group in making a melon shaped egg basket. Attending the class were Tiffany Gillespie, Levi Gillespie, Dana O’Nealy, Susan Peek, Sharon DiGiovanni, Lori Weaver, Diane Winlock, Carol Barrett and Martha Nell Thomas.

Rebecca Kinslow

Gatlinburg Beauty
Picture Featured:    October 21, 2010 Gatlinburg Beauty
Eric Simmons sent us this photo and writes:
Attached is a picture of Lara Simmons enjoying some sightseeing while on fall break in Gatlinburg. As you can see it was a great setting.

Eric Simmons

Happy 50th!
Picture Featured:    October 22, 2010 Happy 50th!
Judy Willis sent us this photo and writes:
Happy 50th Birthday to Debbie Morris! Here is a picture of her office on the Big Day!


The apple of our eyes
Picture Featured:    October 23, 2010 The apple of our eyes
Erica Nesbitt sent us these and writes:
Halle-Anne Nesbitt, two-year-old daughter of Barry and Erica Nesbitt of Glasgow, enjoyed her day at Jackson's Orchard! Halle-Anne is the granddaughter of Debby Browning and the late Jackie Browning of Glasgow and Bill and Linda Nesbitt of Bowling Green. She is the apple of our eyes! Thanks for sharing.

Erica Nesbitt

Motion-Activated... Surprise!
Picture Featured:    October 24, 2010 Motion-Activated... Surprise!
Wendell Kennison sent us this photo and writes:
Hi Bill,
This little doe took her own picture at the end of my drive... I set up a motion-activated camera strapped to a tree and get all kinds of good pictures....This one is the best. The photo looks like it came off a calendar.


Pumpkin Cuties
Picture Featured:    October 25, 2010 Pumpkin Cuties
(upper left) Misty Moore sent us this photo and writes:
This is my daughter, Kyndel Moore, at Jackson’s Orchard picking out her pumpkin. She found one that was almost as big as she was. She worked very hard picking it up, and was very proud when she finally got it. I thought it was cute, and just wanted to share it.

Misty Moore

(upper right) April Bowles sent us this photo and writes:
Ellah is enjoying decorating her Great Aunt Joan's porch. She is ready for Halloween!!

Photo by: Tammie Isenberg

(lower photo) Donna Williams sent us this photo and writes:
This is our granddaughter Gracelyn at the Jackson's Orchard. She sure is a cutie.

Larry and Donna

Going on at Barren County Schools
Picture Featured:    October 26, 2010 Going on at Barren County Schools
Debbie Bnnell sent us these and writes:
(upper photo) Barren County Middle School began a recycling program in March 2010. The program began after Mr. David Alls and a student approached the principal, Cortni Crews, and assistant principal, Lori Downs, requesting that each classroom receive a bucket for aluminum can disposal. Approximately 8,000 cans were recycled from March through the end of the school year in June. Most of the cans were collected from school while others were donated from our community. Approximately $200 was raised from recycling the aluminum cans. Once the 2010-2011 school year began and not wanting to drop the program, Mr. David Alls agreed to continue recycling with the help of his classroom students. Our Youth Service Center Directors, Mrs. Jean Ann Emerson and Mrs. Brenda Chaney were able to locate large cardboard containers through Lakeside Recycling to be used in lieu of the buckets to collect aluminum cans and plastic bottles. The advanced art students then stepped into the program and were asked to paint and decorate all of the recycle bins for the school. Approximately half of the bins were given a specific theme by teachers- for example American History or Ecosystems and the remainder of the bins were given a recycling/nature theme. Some of the students paired up in art class while others worked alone on painting and decorating the bins. The students used acrylic paint and over the course of three weeks transformed over 30 bins into colorful works of art! The program has now expanded into a recycling club offered through “Trojan Extreme” on Thursday afternoons. The money earned from recycling the cans will be used to purchase containers to recycle paper in the future. BCMS is also collecting aluminum can tabs. The goal is one million tabs. Through this effort we hope to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House so they can provide a “home-away-from-home” for families to stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. Our “Green Team” wants to encourage the Glasgow/Barren County community to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

(lower photo) The Barren County Middle School 7th grade football team has qualified to play in the 2010 Kentucky Middle School State Football Championship based on their current wins (8-0) and the teams they have competed against. The state is divided into 4 regions with 16 teams from across the state competing in the playoffs. BCMS has been selected to participate in the Region 1 playoffs along with Bowling Green Junior High, Moss Middle School, and Lone Oak. Bowling Green and Lone Oak are scheduled to play on Saturday, October 16th with Moss and BCMS playing on Monday, 10/18, 5:30 PM at BCHS field. The two winners from Region 1 will then advance to play on Saturday, October 23rd. The ultimate winner of Region 1 will then advance to play a team from Region 2, 3, or 4 on October 30th with the championship game being played on October 31st. MVP honors will be awarded to an Offensive and Defensive player at each playoff game. The MVP awards ceremony will be conducted on October 30th. BCMS encourages everyone to come out and support the mighty Trojans as they take on Moss Middle School on Monday, October 23 at Trojan Field. Kickoff is set for 5:30pm.

Hemispheres of the Mind
Picture Featured:    October 27, 2010 Hemispheres of the Mind
Cindy Rutledge sent us these and writes:
Bill - here are a couple of photos of the French Horn/Mellophone players of the Barren County Marching Band. As you can see they have a great time In band!!! Left to Right: Skyla Robbins, Tiana Sheehan (Senior), Anthony Munroe, Abby Rutledge, Breanna Sexton

This years show is called - Hemispheres of the mind. The Mellophone players are part of the creative side of the brain (yellow uniforms) and the other band Members are dressed in their traditional uniform belong to the analytical side of the brain.

Cindy Rutledge

Long-Time Friends
Picture Featured:    October 28, 2010 Long-Time Friends
Julie Edwards sent us these and writes:
These kids have been friends a long time!!! 5th Grade at South Green and now as Seniors at GHS. Catherine Edwards, Johnny Lee England, Dylan Doty and Trey Alexander

Julie Edwards

Mammoth Cave
Picture Featured:    October 29, 2010 Mammoth Cave
Donita Runyon sent us this photo and writes:
Here is a picture we took of our family outing at Mammoth Cave on 10-08-10. We had a great day and the weather was very cooperative.

Donita Runyon

Good Luck, Scotties!
Picture Featured:    October 30, 2010 Good Luck, Scotties!
Kellye Bishop sent us this photo and writes:
After taking first place in the Class AA West Region competition with a distinguished score of 84.5, the Glasgow Scottie Band Parents would like to wish good luck to the Glasgow Scottie Band today as they compete in state competition in Louisville. GO SCOTTIE BAND! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!

A Bunch of Cute Little Spooks
Picture Featured:    October 31, 2010 A Bunch of Cute Little Spooks
Timmy Matthews sent us these and writes:
These are from the Halloween Party at DayCare. These are some precious little spooks who attend Kids DayCare. All the spooks had a great time.

Which witch is which?
Picture Featured:    November 01, 2010 Which witch is which?
Cindy Rutledge sent us this photo and writes:
Attached is photo of some of the girls at the Housing Authority - Can you figure out "Which Witch Is Which???"

Happy Halloween !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cindy Rutledge

Halloween Fun
Picture Featured:    November 02, 2010 Halloween Fun
(left) Michele Wheat sent us this photo and writes:
Halloween in the Park is an annual event held in Tompkinsville at Old Mulkey. This is actually only our second year going but this time we brought a couple of friends to enjoy in the activities. We love the crafts, games & the haunted walk through the cemetery & Meeting House.

Seated: Wednesday Addams aka Tori Chandler & Goth Ann aka Payton Trobaugh
Standing: The Mad Scientist aka Haley Boles
All three are fifth grade students at Gamaliel Elementary School. Thanks for letting us share.

Michele Wheat
Proud mom of Goth Ann

(center) Millie Conyers sent us this photo and writes:
This is a picture of my granddaughter, Quinnlan, celebrating her first Halloween. She is the daughter of Lauren and Kyle Alford of Bowling Green.


(right) Allison Dickinson sent us this photo of the "Blair Witch of the Barrens" and writes:
This is a picture of Ella Dickinson, daughter of Sam & Allison Dickinson!

The State Champion Scottie Band!
Picture Featured:    November 03, 2010 The State Champion Scottie Band!
Sandie Claywell sent us these and writes:
Thiis is the Glasgow Scottie Band and Director Corey Bonds, the 2010 KMEA State AA Marching Band Champions!!!! Here they are at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

Sandie Claywell

Rare Mew Gull at Barren River Lake
Picture Featured:    November 04, 2010 Rare Mew Gull at Barren River Lake
Linda Craiger sent us this photo and writes:
Hello, Bill, this is a Mew Gull on Barren River Lake, seen, identified, and photographed on Oct 18, 2010, by David Roemer from Bowling Green. This is a very rare bird for Kentucky. The first Kentucky state record of a Mew gull was 10/18/2009 on Barren River Lake, again identified and photographed by David. Thus far, it has been seen around Bailey's Point, the Narrows Marina, and State Park beach. The gulls usually seen on Barren River Lake are Ring-billed and Bonaparte gulls. Mew gulls are common on the west coast of the U.S. Birders from around Kentucky and Tenn are coming to the area to see this bird and add it to their "life list."

Linda Craiger / Glasgow

Chase and the Fighting Irish
Picture Featured:    November 05, 2010 Chase and the Fighting Irish
Kaye Towry sent us this photo and writes:
Attached is a photo of my son, Chase Meador, with the Notre Dame mascot during a recent football game in South Bend.

Kaye Towry

Halloween Fun
Picture Featured:    November 06, 2010 Halloween Fun
lcummings sent us these and writes:
Our residents, families, and employees enjoyed a fun-filled Halloween afternoon at Glenview Health Care.

AP Awards
Picture Featured:    November 07, 2010 AP Awards
Angie Rush sent us these and writes:
BCHS Students Receive AP Scholar Awards

Twelve students at Barren County High School have been recognized by College Board for earning AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. Only about 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.

Seth Church, BC Early College Magnet School senior, qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award. Students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams are recipients of the Distinction Award.

Landon Alexander, BC Early College Magnet School senior, qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award. Students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams are recipients of this title.

Ten BCHS students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. BCHS AP Scholars Award recipients include:
Lucas Bragg, senior BC Early College Magnet School
Dylan Britt, 2010 graduate
Keaton Brownstead, 2010 graduate
Daniel Dutton, 2010 graduate
Peyton Johnson, senior BC Early College Magnet School
Eric Marr, senior BC Early College Magnet School
Elliott Shipley, senior BC Early College Magnet School
Molly Shircliff, senior BC Early College Magnet School
James "Will" Vance, 2010 graduate
Anna Young, senior BC Early College Magnet School

“The dedication of these students to their education and the rigor and relevance of the AP coursework is a testament to their success. The awards and honors with which they have been recognized by the College Board’s AP Program are highly deserved. Research consistently shows that students who take an AP course and score a 2 or higher on AP Exams experience great academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP,” shared Principal Keith Hale.

Of this year’s award recipients at Barren County High School, eight were juniors when they took the exams. These students have the current school year in which to complete college-level work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award. Additionally, all eight of these students are enrolled in the Barren County Early College Magnet School.

Magnet Counselor Amy Allen says this set of AP Scholars is representative of the Magnet School population. “I am extremely proud of this group of students. They dedicate a tremendous amount of time and effort to their AP classes. Studies have shown that students who take AP courses are more likely to graduate college in four years, and I am positive that these students will be successful in their college endeavors. Our AP Scholars are goal-oriented, self-disciplined, and are exceptional role models for our students at BC Magnet. They are a very worthy and deserving group of young men and women.”

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP exams are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores.

In the top photo, BCHS students have been recognized for receiving AP Scholar with Honors and Distinction Awards. Landon Alexander (left) has been named an AP Scholar with Honor. Seth Church (right) has been awarded the AP Scholar with Distinction title.

In the lower photo, ten BCHS students were recognized as AP Scholars (left to right) Front row: Peyton Johnson, Elliott Shipley, Anna Young, Molly Shircliff. Back row: Eric Marr, Lucas Bragg. Not pictured are the 2010 graduates: Dylan Britt, Keaton Brownstead, Daniel Dutton and James "Will" Vance.

Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat
Picture Featured:    November 08, 2010 Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat
Christy Flatt sent us this photo and writes:
The G-Force Team, UMYF, and parents of First United Methodist Church, 500 South Green Street, did a "Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat" Food Drive last Sunday evening, October 24. We collected over 1,260 items for our Food Pantry. Every month on the third Thursday, our church serves between 80 - 100 plus families. We are one of four locations in Barren County that provides commodities. Thank you to everyone who participated in the food drive! It was a great success. Thanks for letting us share,

Christy Flatt

Mt. Rainier
Picture Featured:    November 09, 2010 Mt. Rainier
Terry and Kathy sent us these and write:
This was from our trip in September 2010 to Mt. Rainier National Park.

Messenger is KAEE Educator of the Year
Picture Featured:    November 10, 2010 Messenger is KAEE Educator of the Year
Vickie Carson sent us this photo and writes:
Messenger named KAEE educator of the year

(MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK – October 22, 2010) At the recent annual meeting of the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education (KAEE), Cheryl Messenger was named Environmental Education Individual of 2010, the highest individual honor bestowed by the statewide organization. Messenger is the director of environmental education at Mammoth Cave National Park.

“There is no more honest measure than being evaluated by your peers, and this award is a testimony to the quality of Mammoth Cave’s environmental education program,” said Patrick Reed, superintendent of Mammoth Cave National Park. “Cheryl Messenger’s fellow environmental educators from across Kentucky have recognized her as the best in 2010, and here at the park we whole-heartedly agree.”

Messenger and her staff work with more than 30,000 K-12 students each year, both in the classroom and all over the park, plus college students. “This is a large and diverse audience who represent a cross-section of the ever-changing local population,” said Reed.

Lessons are coordinated in advance with teachers and accomplish far beyond the realm of a traditional field trip.

“We want Mammoth Cave lessons to be meaningful to students and worthwhile to their teachers,” said Messenger. “Everything we do relates back to state standards, so our lessons and curricula are focused and easy to use.”

“Messenger takes a common sense approach to her work, almost business like in its practicality and efficient use of time and resources,” said Shannon Trimboli, education coordinator for the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning, who nominated Messenger. “Partnerships with school systems and universities have produced results that are beneficial to the park and the schools.”

“I have seen the park efforts grow and evolve, keeping pace with changes in the field of education,” said Dr. Jeanine Huss, Western Kentucky University assistant professor and KAEE awards chairman. “The park Environmental Education rangers strive to keep their lessons and methods in line with new findings in learning research and current with teacher needs.”

“One of the most important aspects of environmental education is the way it connects young people with the land,” added Reed. “Being outside in nature allows a student to experience a lesson with all their senses, and they discover that learning can be fun. Leave the TV and texting behind – get outside and find an adventure of your very own!”

In the photo, Dr. Jeanine Huss (left) presents the KAEE traditional award, a Kentucky-made spoonbread bowl, to Cheryl Messenger who was named Environmental Education Individual of 2010, the highest individual honor bestowed by the statewide organization.

Color and a Heavenly Sight
Picture Featured:    November 11, 2010 Color and a Heavenly Sight
(upper photo) Wendell Kennison sent us this photo and writes:
Hi Bill.
My yard and all the fields and trees around me are brown and dry...The exception is along Clay Lick Creek (which is almost dry) behind my house... The trees are really beautiful as you can see..

Wendell Kennison

(lower photo) Linda Hitchcock sent us this photo and writes:
Dear Bill,
John took this photo yesterday morning. Some might say it's merely a coincidence of two jet contrails intersecting but let the viewers decide for themselves.

Linda Hitchcock

The Titans!
Picture Featured:    November 12, 2010 The Titans!
Janelle Houchens sent us this photo and writes:
This is the Barren County Titans 6th grade players & cheerleader. We had 6th grade recognition on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. These kids are such a blessing! I am proud of each of them and the effort they have given this season. Way to go Titans!

Janelle Houchens

Halloween Fun
Picture Featured:    November 13, 2010 Halloween Fun
(top) Tracey Bertram sent us this photo and writes:
Ms. Amy Gill and Ms. Susan Pace's Temple Hill Elementary 3rd grade classes had a Halloween Hayride and Bonfire on a farm nearby their school. The students and their families went on a hayride and then got to roast hotdogs and marshmallows. They had lots of fun! Happy Halloween!
(center, left) Bryan and Kuristen Jones sent us this photo and write:
Andrew and Bryson Jones enjoy their Halloween treats! - Parents: Bryan and Kuristen Jones
(center, right) Donna Williams sent us this photo and writes:
Bill this is the new sheriff in town, Brady Williams son of Brad and Samantha Williams, grandson of Larry and Donna Williams great-grandson of Junior and Joyce Coulter.
(bottom, left) Dennis and Sylvia Hatfield sent us this photo and write:
This is our Daughters Olivia and Holly Hatfield dressed up as SpongeBob and a Witch for Halloween! They had so much Fun! Thanks for letting us share!

Dennis and Sylvia

(bottom, right) Cindy Rutledge sent us this photo and writes:
Bill - Glasgow Cumberland Presbyterian Church held a trunk or treat On October 31st. Here is a photo of my van all decked out as the Black Cat - My daughter, Abby, and I were also dressed as black Cats.

Cindy Rutledge

More Halloween Fun
Picture Featured:    November 14, 2010 More Halloween Fun
Amy Loyall sent us these and writes:
These pictures are of some of the employees on all three shifts at Barren County Health Care Center. As you can tell, they had a great time dressing up!

Greg Davis named Kentucky Hotelier of the Year
Picture Featured:    November 15, 2010 Greg Davis named Kentucky Hotelier of the Year
Vickie Carson sent us this photo and writes:
Greg Davis, manager of the Mammoth Cave Hotel, has been named Kentucky's top hotelier of the year. He received the 2010 Garner B. Hanson Hotelier of the Year by the Kentucky Hotel & Lodging Association (KHLA), at the recent Kentucky tourism conference in Covington, Ky.

Greg Davis named Kentucky Hotelier of the Year

(MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK – October 27, 2010) Greg Davis, manager of the Mammoth Cave Hotel, was recognized as the 2010 Garner B. Hanson Hotelier of the Year by the Kentucky Hotel & Lodging Association (KHLA), at the recent Kentucky tourism conference in Covington, Ky.

“Greg is a great partner to the park,” said Patrick Reed, superintendent of Mammoth Cave National Park, where the Hotel is located. “He and his staff carry on the Hotel’s long tradition of outstanding customer service to the traveling public. It is a great pleasure to work with him.”

“This was quite a surprise to me,” said Davis, who also serves as president of the Kentucky Hotel & Lodging Association. “I am truly honored to receive this award, and the fact that it carries Mr. Hanson’s name makes it even more special to me.”

Nominees must be a leader in their community, active in local organizations, and they must have made a contribution as a leader in the hospitality industry.

“Greg easily exceeds all the criteria for this award,” said Ray Gillespie, executive director of KHLA. “He has worked in tourism at the state and local level for many years, and is still a hands-on manager. Greg is a model for anyone building a career in the hospitality industry. I know Mr. Hanson would be proud of him.”

The following is excerpted from Davis’ award:
“He has been a tourism and industry partner for 37 years. His lifelong dedication to our tourism industry mirrors that of Garner Hanson and reflects positively on his enduring work ethic…He actually began his career in the lodging industry under the guidance and stewardship of the late Garner Hanson. He began his work in lodging in l968. He worked his way through college and returned to Mammoth Cave Hotel in l993 as Assistant Manager and has served as General Manager since 2001 at the Mammoth Cave Hotel.

“He has held positions as General Manager of the Oasis Motor Inn and Restaurant, Executive Director of the Cave City Tourist and Convention Commission, General Manager of Renfro Valley, Executive Director of the Bardstown Nelson County Tourist and Convention Commission.

“He is Chairman of the Caveland Marketing Association, President of the Cave City Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of the Cave City Tourist and Convention Commission, Past Chairman of the Edmonson County Tourist and Convention Commission and still serves on the Board of Directors. He is Past Master of the Park City Masonic Lodge. He is also a member of the Cave City Baptist Church.

“He has served as Secretary of the Kentucky Tourism Federation, on the Board of the Kentucky Tourism Federation and was honored as the l986 Citizen of the Year by the Cave City Chamber of Commerce.

“He is also on the Board of Directors and President of the Kentucky Hotel & Lodging Association.

“He has done all these tasks while maintaining the helm of the Mammoth Cave Hotel…”

Medical Center 10K
Picture Featured:    November 16, 2010 Medical Center 10K
John and Melanie Austin sent us this photo and write:
Over 2,400 folks showed up for the 31st annual Medical Center 10K in Bowling Green, Ky. on October 23, 2010. Nathan and Celina Thomas traveled from Prestonsburg, Ky to run in the 5K event with friends John and Melanie Austin from Glasgow. Thanks for sharing!

Pictured: (l to r) John and Melanie Austin, Nathan and Celina Thomas

Fundraiser for Center for Courageous Kids
Picture Featured:    November 17, 2010 Fundraiser for Center for Courageous Kids
John Combs sent us this photo and writes:
Barren Bassmasters Trash Clean-Up for the Center for Courageous Kids

Barren Bassmasters held a fundraiser for camp courageous on Sat Oct.30. The bassmasters and approximately 20 Wal-Mart employees teamed up on a trash round up on the barren river lake. From 8 till 12 we picked up a ton of trash (1,987 lbs. to be exact), around 20 tires and a bowling ball! For our efforts Wal-Mart donated to the charity of our choice which was The Center for Courageous Kids. The Barren Bass Masters provided the boats and 14 volunteers from our bass club. Bowling green Wal-Mart (lead by Greg Stevens) provided approximately 20 employee volunteers, food for a cookout and a generous donation to the camp.

The Center for Courageous Kids, 1501 Burley Road, Scottsville, KY 42164 - phone 270-618-2900 - email

We welcome medically fragile children and their families from across the country (kids from 29 states and Canada have come thus far!). We invite you to explore our website, learn more about CCK, and feel free to contact us with additional questions, comments or support! "When you make a difference in a child's life, you make a difference in your own." -

“Remember take a kid fishing and make a difference” - Barren Bassmasters - John Dixon {president) 404-0504

Daddy and Son Day
Picture Featured:    November 18, 2010 Daddy and Son Day
Samantha Williams sent us this photo and writes:
A daddy and son day filled with fun and laughter is what is all about. In photo are Bradley Williams and Brady Williams

Sent by Samantha Williams

The Wall of Honor
Picture Featured:    November 19, 2010 The Wall of Honor
Leonetta Cook sent us this photo and writes:
As I was wandering around Saturday afternoon I found myself at the Wall of Honor. What an honor it was to stand in front of all of those names and think about the sacrifices they and their families gave in honor and service to our country and our citizens. Please pray for those that are serving now.


Fresh Water Clam
Picture Featured:    November 20, 2010 Fresh Water Clam
Sam Basile sent us this photo and writes:
My name is Sam Basile and I went fishing on 11/29/10 in BG at Three Springs Lake and caught this clam on my green and orange rooster tail, I thought it was pretty weird to catch a clam in fresh water.

Hammer Strength Training Center
Picture Featured:    November 21, 2010 Hammer Strength Training Center
Angie Rush sent us this photo and writes:
BCHS Named an Official Hammer Strength Training Center

Barren County High School’s Weight and Fitness Center has been named an Official Hammer Strength Training Center by Life Fitness. Superintendent Jerry Ralston, Assistant Superintendent Bill Walter, Principal Keith Hale and Sports Fitness instructor Clay Stephens were present for the official recognition of the facility. The Weight and Fitness Center was built in 2007 and was recently updated with 15 pieces of new weight training equipment by Hammer Strength. The facility is used for Sports Fitness and physical education classes during the day and for sports teams beyond the school day.

“Only select facilities have the prestige of being an Official Hammer Strength Training Center, Barren County High School has earned this status with its line-up of 15 pieces of Hammer Strength performance training equipment,” shared Life Fitness Sales Representative Dave Turner. “By displaying Hammer Strength's official plaque and posters, Barren County High School can show everyone know they've chosen to train on the best equipment on the market today.“

BCHS Sports Fitness Instructor Clay Stephens says the upgrade of the facility is a sign of things to come for the school. “I am very excited to see the tremendous support that our administration has towards the development of our student-athletes. We will be able to develop athletes more efficiently with the top-notch equipment that has been provided for us. This type of facility shows how much this school system wants to win, not only in the classroom, but also in extra-curricular activities.”

Hammer Strength is the brand serious coaches and athletes depend on to get the ultimate strength-training experience and results. Geared towards performance training, Hammer Strength products offer some of the industry’s most advanced strength-training technologies. Innovation, durability, and quality make Hammer Strength the #1 brand of strength equipment in the world. The Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans, Boston Celtics, Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, University of Kentucky and University of Louisville utilize Hammer Strength training equipment for their athletes. Hammer Strength customers include 24 NFL teams, 12 NBA teams, 21 MLB teams, 12 NHL teams and 60 collegiate programs.

In the photo, Barren County Schools Associate Superintendent Bill Walter, Superintendent Dr. Jerry Ralston, Sports Fitness Instructor Clay Stephens and Principal Keith Hale are pictured with the official Hammer Strength plaque designating the BCHS Weight and Fitness Center an Official Hammer Strength Training Center by Life Fitness.

Outstanding School Media Librarian
Picture Featured:    November 22, 2010 Outstanding School Media Librarian
Stacy Jessie sent us this photo and writes:
The Glasgow Board of Education recognized Mrs. Mary Elliott for being named the 2010 Outstanding School Media Librarian. Mrs. Elliott is the librarian at South Green Elementary and has served students in Glasgow Independent Schools for 33 years. Mrs. Elliott was recently honored at the fall conference of the Kentucky Library Association and the Kentucky School Media Association. Pictured from left to right: Mr. Chad Muhlenkamp, South Green Elementary Principal; Mrs. Mary Elliott, South Green Elementary Librarian and the 2010 Outstanding School Media Librarian; and, Mr. Chris Lawrence, Board Member.

The Glasgow Scottie Band
Picture Featured:    November 23, 2010 The Glasgow Scottie Band
Kimberly Rushing sent us this photo and writes:
Here is a great picture of the Glasgow Scottie Band. This is during their AA West Regionals competition on 10/23/2010. They were the only band to get a distinguished rating at this event, surpassing all others by at least 4.5 points for a score of 84.5.

The Glasgow Scottie Band has done EXTREMELY well this year.

First Haircut...
Picture Featured:    November 24, 2010 First Haircut...
Bonita Shirley sent us this photo and writes:
Aaden Hughes first haircut. Son of Kari and Jameson Hughes of Louisville, grandson of Bonita and Joey Shirley of Glasgow. Thought the car was a cute touch.

Thanks for letting me share, Bonita Shirley

A Beautiful Fall
Picture Featured:    November 25, 2010 A Beautiful Fall
Bunny Harlow sent us this photo and writes:
I was just out riding one day making pictures of the beautiful fall colors and came across this driveway. I think it is very pretty. October is when God gets out His crayons and colors us a beautiful fall.

Bunny Harlow <><

A couple of UK fans
Picture Featured:    November 26, 2010 A couple of UK fans
Lisa Kingrey sent us this photo and writes:
My two neices, Sydney and Maylyn Ballard, who happen to be UK fans, enjoying the fall weather.

Thanks! Lisa Kingrey

Outstanding GHS Students
Picture Featured:    November 27, 2010 Outstanding GHS Students
Stacy Greer Jessie sent us this photo and writes:
Three Glasgow High School students were recognized at the November Board of Education meeting for their outstanding academic achievements. Glasgow Independent Schools Superintendent, Mr. Sean Howard, recognized Glasgow High School students who qualified for recognition through the 2010-2011 National Merit Program. Pranav Santapuram was recognized as a Commended Scholar; Ashley Scoby and Paul Shadowen were recognized as semi finalists. Pictured from left to right: Superintendent Mr. Sean Howard, Paul Shadowen, and Ashley Scoby. Pranav Santapuram was absent from the photograph.

Stacy Greer Jessie

Secretariat's Granddaughter
Picture Featured:    November 28, 2010 Secretariat
Suzie Scott sent us this photo and writes:
With all the hype over the Secretariat movie, there have been newspaper articles and news reports over Secretariat's offspring that are still living. I have a beautiful granddaughter of Secretariat that came to Glasgow by way of Ohio this summer. Classy Award is settling into her new home in Kentucky and is winding down after her racing days.

Our Beautiful Square!
Picture Featured:    November 29, 2010 Our Beautiful Square!
Helen Russell sent us these and writes:
Just wanted to say thanks so much to EPB for all the great work these guys do to make our square and town look fantastic. I ran into Dr. John Rigney and wife, Sandi, at George J.'s this morning, and he remarked that his work took him to several small towns, yet none compared to the beautiful Christmas setting that Glasgow has during the holiday season. So--hats off to everyone who makes the square look so beautiful this time of year.

Helen Russell

Capt. Robert A. Lessenberry
Picture Featured:    November 30, 2010 Capt. Robert A. Lessenberry
Bob and Wilma Harrison sent us this photo and write:
I took this picture this morning, We would like to thank Capt. Robert A Lessenberry for the years he served our great country.

Bob and Wilma Harrison

BCHS Senior completes State Welding Certification
Picture Featured:    December 01, 2010 BCHS Senior completes State Welding Certification
Jackie Nuckols sent us this photo and writes:
BCHS Senior completes State Welding Certification. Brock Elmore, a senior at Barren County High School has been awarded the State MIG Welding Identification Card by the Commonwealth Of Kentucky, Division of Materials. Through training at the Technology Center Brock demonstrated the ability to perform flat, horizontal, and vertical MIG welds meeting all the state welding requirements and guidelines for structural steel. Pictured above is Hal Toms, Principal of the Barren County Area Technology Center presenting the certificate; Brock Elmore, student; Jeff Berryman, Welding Instructor; and Doug Alexander, Vocational Liaison Teacher.

Thanks to the Garden Club!
Picture Featured:    December 02, 2010 Thanks to the Garden Club!
lcummings sent us these and writes:
We would like to send out a special thank you to Glasgow Garden Club, for coming and making a difference. Our residents here at Glenview Health Care really enjoyed the afternoon with the ladies. Made a big impression on their day! Thank You from Glenview Health Care staff and residents.

3rd Annual Jail Break 5K
Picture Featured:    December 03, 2010 3rd Annual Jail Break 5K
Micah Reece sent us these and writes:
On Saturday November 13th the Glasgow Public Defender’s Office held their 3rd Annual Jail Break 5K. We donate all proceeds to a local charity and this year the organization was BRAWA. We had a great day and raised more than our goal for the animal shelter…. Thanks to all who took their time to help and all of those who attended. The pictures are of all our winners….

The Bunco Babes
Picture Featured:    December 04, 2010 The Bunco Babes
Gina McFarland sent us this photo and writes:
Here is picture of the Bunco Babes at November’s Black Out Bunco night.

Pictured from left to right: Heidi Bennett, Jami Sneed, Patty Mosby, Genelle Jones, Wendy Webb, Kathy Glass, Tracey Tomko, Amy Jones, Jeannine Cook , Andrea Berry, Shana Garrett and Gina McFarland

Happy 60th!
Picture Featured:    December 05, 2010 Happy 60th!
Kristen Roderick sent us this photo and writes:
Family and friends of Dennis Bull honored him in Glasgow Thursday, November 19, 2010 with a special 60th surprise birthday party. A special luncheon was provided for well-wishers, in addition to a special surprise guest appearance by University of Kentucky head football coach Joker Phillips. Mr. Bull wishes to thank all who came out for his celebration, and truly appreciates the years of friendship he has been blessed with.

Kristen Roderick

Congrats to security at TJ Samson!
Picture Featured:    December 06, 2010 Congrats to security at TJ Samson!
Kevin Rigsby sent us this photo and writes:
This is the T.J. Samson Hospital security department. We just received the Spain award for 2010. That is an award presented to only one hospital in the Commonwealth each year. It is presented for security excellence. It is from the local chapter of the International Association for hospital security and safety, (IAHSS). All of our security officers are certified in hospital security through this organization. We are honored and excited to be this years recipient. Pictured from left to right is our Security director, Rick Hire. Security officers- Mike Mosby, Terry Adwell, Adam Hale, Jeff Lyons, Kevin Rigsby, Tom Karnes, Eddie Wagoner, Kent Riley, Terry Houchen, Larry Bunch, and Eddie Rhoton.

TAG Hosts Halloween Party
Picture Featured:    December 07, 2010 TAG Hosts Halloween Party
Rebecca Kinslow sent us these and writes:
TAG Hosts Halloween Party

The Teen Advisory Group at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library hosted a Halloween Party for Tweens and Teens on Thursday, October 28, 2010. TAG was given a budget and was responsible for choosing the decorations and menu for the evening. Over 40 people enjoyed pizza, soda, candy, music and activities. This event was very successful and more programs of this type are in the planning stage.

Rebecca Kinslow

Operation Christmas Child
Picture Featured:    December 08, 2010 Operation Christmas Child
Christy Flatt sent us this photo and writes:
The G-Force Team of First United Methodist Church recently filled 50 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations worldwide through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God's love. The G-Force Team had fun filling the boxes with items like small cars, stuffed monkeys, socks, candy, soap, wash cloths, balls, jump ropes, flashlights, colored pencils, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other items.

First Church has served as a drop-off point for Operation Christmas Child for the past three years.

Contributing to Heifer International
Picture Featured:    December 09, 2010 Contributing to Heifer International
Kathy Gibson sent us this photo and writes:
Columbia Ave. Contributes to Heifer International

Columbia Avenue Church of Christ Youth Group recently completed a successful campaign to raise $5,000 for an "Ark" for Heifer International. In fact, the Youth Group surpassed their goal, raising over $5,500 by volunteering their talents and services to members by way of a silent auction, hosting a Parents’ Night Out, serving lunch one Sunday afternoon in exchange for donations, and hosting a craft fair with the proceeds going to Heifer International. Heifer International is a global non-profit with a proven solution to ending hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. Heifer helps empower millions of families to lift them out of poverty and hunger to self-reliance through gifts of livestock, seeds and trees and extensive training, which provide a multiplying source of food and income. For more info on this organization, you may go to Some of the members of the Youth Group are shown with Chris Lawrence, Church Director of Finance, signing the check to be forwarded to Heifer International.

GHS Class of '75
Picture Featured:    December 10, 2010 GHS Class of
Peggy Tuck sent us this photo and writes:
Mr. Anderson,
The GHS Class of ‘75’ girls met for dinner at Colton’s. There were several that were out of town, and could not make it. We had a great time sharing photos and reminiscing about old times. Pictured left front row, Sheila Key Harlow, Terri Pruitt Bacon, Polly Lewis Claywell, Melissa Ward Williams, Peggy Tuck, Carolyn Adwell Perkins, Second row, Sheila Flowers Spillman, Cherry Gravens, Linda Jeffries Colgrove, Rhonda Riherd Trautman, Janice West Briggs, Cindy Baxter Johnson, Sheila Humphrey Foster, Third row, Vickie Atkins Matheis, Denise Goode Curtis.

Thank you,
Peggy Tuck

Food Drive
Picture Featured:    December 11, 2010 Food Drive
Loretta Cummings sent us this photo and writes:
pictured left to right are:
Yvonne Cook, Administrator, Jan Dimmock, Medical Records and Loretta Cummings, Business Office Manager.

Glenview Health Care recently collected over 600 cans of food to assist Glasgow's Community Relief Fund. Glenview Health Care had 100% participation from their 76 employees. The facility hopes to surpass these numbers with their upcoming Christmas food drive.

Glasgow/Barren Co. Christmas Parade
Picture Featured:    December 12, 2010 Glasgow/Barren Co. Christmas Parade
Stephanie McClellan sent us this photo and writes:
Thought I would send a picture of one of the beautiful floats that was in the Christmas Parade!! Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie McClellan

"I'll have a Big Blue Christmas..."
Picture Featured:    December 13, 2010 "I
Michael Cloyd sent us this photo and writes:
Hey Bill just wanted to send you a pic of our UK Christmas tree. My wife Roxanne and I are big UK fans and Merry Christmas to you all....

Looking Great in Their Costumes
Picture Featured:    December 14, 2010 Looking Great in Their Costumes
(left) Freida Webb sent us this photo and writes:
Cole Ramsey got to play Santa in his first grade play at New Highland Elem in Hardin Co. He is the grandson of James & Freida Webb. We thought it was quite an accomplishment.
(right) Roy and Shirley Deckard sent us this photo and write:
Bill, this is our granddaughter Calie Jo Hurt and this was her first Halloween. She had a wonderful time and loved the wig so much we spent most the night just trying to coach her into taking it off.

To Our Heroes in Afghanistan
Picture Featured:    December 15, 2010 To Our Heroes in Afghanistan
Peggy Deichmiller sent us these and writes:
Just wanted to share a picture of one of the things I am sending to my Heroes in Afghanistan. A local grocery store has donated several items to send our guys & gals. Where these soldiers are at they eat mostly MRE's (that's "Meals, Ready to Eat" - The WebMeister). I just want to try & make being away from home at Christmas a little more bearable.

Peggy Deichmiller

4H Awards Banquet
Picture Featured:    December 16, 2010 4H Awards Banquet
Michele Wheat sent us this photo and writes:
The Mammoth Cave Area Region had their annual 4H banquet last night at the Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville. My daughter was so excited when she found out that Laura Rogers from WBKO would be presenting the awards. After the banquet was completed Laura was so gracious enough to let us get a picture with her. We would like to say thank you to Ms. Rogers for taking time to spend with all of the 4Hers in attendance.

In the photo with Laura Rogers is my daughter, Payton Trobaugh. Payton is a member of the Fountain Run 4H Club and a 5th grader at Gamaliel Elementary School.

Michele Wheat

Let It Snow!
Picture Featured:    December 17, 2010 Let It Snow!
Pam Robertson sent us this photo and writes:
Here are some pretty birds in our yard on Sunday morning as the snow started to fall... enjoy!

One of Cruella's Puppies
Picture Featured:    December 18, 2010 One of Cruella
Tonya & Bryan Redford sent us this photo and write:
Here are a few photos of Marley Reese Redford on her very first Halloween. She dressed up as a Dalmatian puppy & mommy dressed up as Cruela Deville… Thanks for letting us share!

Tonya & Bryan Redford

Fall at Mammoth Cave
Picture Featured:    December 19, 2010 Fall at Mammoth Cave
Matt Wheeler sent us this photo and writes:
This is my Grandson, Parker Clark. The picture was taken in early Fall at Mammoth Cave. Thanks for sharing.

Matt Wheeler

Let It Snow
Picture Featured:    December 20, 2010 Let It Snow
Donita Runyon sent us this photo and writes:
Here is a picture of us playing in the snow. I'm the one on the sled. Zack & Maci (2 of our grandchildren) are the ones with their back to the camera. And my sister Jacque (standing) was visiting from Jacksonville,Florida for my 60th birthday. The snow was a special treat for us all. As you can tell, we had a blast!!!

Donita Runyon

Marty in the Alps
Picture Featured:    December 21, 2010 Marty in the Alps
Marty Wooten sent us this photo and writes:
Me at the Julian Alps in Slovenia!!! A very beautiful country!!! Fall is a good time to go!!

Christmas Cheer!
Picture Featured:    December 22, 2010 Christmas Cheer!
(upper) Wanda Hurt sent us this photo and writes:
santa and the two elves handing out fruit at mayfield apartments.

(lower) Wanda sent us this photo and writes:

Special thank you to Dennis Devore, his granddaughters and chasey for coming out to Glenview Health Care and singing to our residents. They truly enjoyed it.

Victorian Tea at the Library
Picture Featured:    December 23, 2010 Victorian Tea at the Library
Rebecca Kinslow sent us these and writes:
Victorian Tea Served at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library

Timothy Mullin, who is in charge of Special Collections at the Ky. Library and Museum at Western Ky. University, presented a program on the Victorian era with emphasis on architecture and women's clothing. He is shown with one of our hosts, Susan Erskine. The Friends of the Library outdid themselves with fabulous refreshments; this committee is chaired by Linda Tucker. Joy Stryzek, incoming president of the Friends worked with Martha Nell Thomas, Head of Outreach Services, and did an incredible amount of work preparing for the event. Lesley Huff, a native of England, prepared our delicious tea. Holly Alexander’s music welcomed guests and gave pleasure to all those visiting the library while she played.

Rebecca Kinslow

Hall of Honor Inductees
Picture Featured:    December 24, 2010 Hall of Honor Inductees
Jackie Nuckols sent us this photo and writes:
The Barren County Alumni Association inducted their third class into the Hall of Honor on November 13 at the BCHS Auditorium. The welcome was given by Bud Tarry, president of the Barren County Alumni Association. Bill Walter served as master of ceremonies and introduced each distinguished alumni by reading a biographical sketch. These seven very deserving individuals were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in their respective fields. Each one was given the opportunity to share informative thoughts and insights On their education and career. Dr. Jerry Ralston ended the program with closing remarks congratulating each for their accomplishments and for being outstanding role models for Barren County.

Shown here are the 2010 members of the Hall of Distinguished Alumni: Linda Bewley Mayberry, Ken Mattingly (accepting on behalf of Commander Craig Mattingly), Dr. Sheila Botts, Stanley Wilson, Wes Strader, Steve Newberry, and Commander Loren Shipley.

Beautiful Snowy Scene
Picture Featured:    December 25, 2010 Beautiful Snowy Scene
Christina Basham sent us this photo and writes:
I have always loved this house on Longhunters Trail but it was really pretty after the snow and with all the lights. I couldn't resist taking a picture of it with my new camera.

Christina Basham

Saving Energy and Money
Picture Featured:    December 26, 2010 Saving Energy and Money
Rebecca Kinslow sent us this photo and writes:
Jerry Carter of Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative recently presented “Saving Energy & Money” at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library. He shared tips on winterizing a home, some upcoming changes mandated by law that will affect energy costs and answered questions from members of the audience. Carter is Vice-President for Member and Corporate Services at Farmers Rural Electric.

Rebecca Kinslow

Picture Featured:    December 27, 2010 Congratulations!
lcummings sent us this photo and writes:
Congratulations to Ashley Phelps of Glenview Health Care Facility for her recent graduation from Bowling Green Technical College. Ashley earned her diploma in Practical Nursing as well as an associate degree in Applied Science. She was chosen to receive the Clinical Nursing Award in her class. Our staff is extremely proud of Ashley and honored to have her as a Glenview team member.

New Board Member
Picture Featured:    December 28, 2010 New Board Member
Rebecca Kinslow sent us these and writes:
Rebecca Jones, newly appointed member to the Barren County Library Board, is shown being sworn in by Judge Phillip Patton. Ms. Jones is also shown with Judge Patton and board chair, John Rogers.

Rebecca Kinslow

Creator of the Green Glot!
Picture Featured:    December 29, 2010 Creator of the Green Glot!
Cory Underwood sent us this photo and writes:
Ben Quinn, founder of American Engineers, Inc, (AEI) headquartered in Glasgow, has recently published a children’s book. Forty years ago Ben wrote the fairy tale story of “The Green Glot” for his four-year-old son. Ben and his wife Diane were later blessed with a daughter Rhandi and later six grandchildren whom all have enjoyed “The Green Glot”. In early 2010, Ben sent the book to Tate Publishing, who accepted it for publication. Many that know Ben and his adventuresome lifestyle from climbing mountains to riding motorcycles will probably not be surprised that Ben has more talents to share.

In celebration of the official release of the book, the employees of AEI surprised Ben with a Green Glot Cake, Green Glot Hat and Green Glot Shirt. For more information or to buy your own copy, please visit

Local Photos
Picture Featured:    December 30, 2010 Local Photos
SMcClellan sent us these and writes:
SMcClellan sent us these local photos on Christmas Day.
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