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At the Ballgame!
June 25, 2009
Mushrooms from Mammoth Cave
June 24, 2009
Local Kids
June 23, 2009
Hummer/Mrs. Harvey
June 22, 2009
Recent Storm Damage!
Recent Storm Damage!
(upper left) Alice Thrasher sent us this photo and writes:
Storm damage.
(upper right) Tim and Brenda sent us this photo and write:
Here are a few shots from some of the damage at the Glasgow CC golf course.
(lower left) Jena Pace sent us this photo and writes:
Strom damage yesterday afternoon. Thnakful no one was hurt. But Chad Livingston's blazaer didn't make it thur. We had many trees down on jackson hwy. One landed on our front proch.
(lower right) Michelle Estes sent us this photo and writes:
I obtained the following pics on Hwy 68/80 today while trying to get home before the storm hit. Sadly, I missed home by 2 minutes and had to wait out the storm at a safe location until it was safe to drive again. These were taken just before you get to the A.L. Shirley Road and on down to where the Windy Hill Store was. I hope you can use them.

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Knifemaking Presentation
Picture Featured:    January 01, 2011 Knifemaking Presentation
Rebecca Kinslow sent us these and writes:
Forging Knives and Scrimshaw

Mitch Edwards recently presented a two-part program on Scrimshaw and Forging Knives at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library. Mitch shared how to get started in the art of scrimshaw, along with tips on vendors who can provide the best materials, what not to do and whether certain materials required paperwork, such as ivory. The forging knives portion was equally interesting, with tips and advice on what not to do. The audience left with an appreciation and some awe at his skill in knife-making and scrimshaw.

Rebecca Kinslow

Her First Christmas
Picture Featured:    January 02, 2011 Her First Christmas
Daryel Hunt sent us this photo and writes:
Our youngest granddaughter just noticing the Christmas tree.

Kel spreading Christmas Cheer!
Picture Featured:    January 03, 2011 Kel spreading Christmas Cheer!
This is our daughter, Kelly, just before Christmas (photo by Alana Alexander). She was just one of a bunch of kids in the Columbia Ave. Church of Christ youth group that delivered gifts to people at local nursing homes and other shut-ins. We're very proud of the way our kids are turning out.

Bill & Rita Anderson

Sledding at 78 Years Young!
Picture Featured:    January 04, 2011 Sledding at 78 Years Young!
Kay Bush sent us these and writes:
Christmas and birthday celebration at the Reid Bush house on Green Hills Drive. Reid Bush celebrated his 78th birthday by riding a sled down his hill and barely missing three trees!!

You're never too old...
Picture Featured:    January 05, 2011 You
Amy Loyall sent us these and writes:
Here's proof you're never too old to sit on Santa's lap! These Barren Co. Health Care Center residents enjoyed telling Santa that they had been good this past year.

Having a great time...
Picture Featured:    January 06, 2011 Having a great time...
Peggy Tuck sent us these and writes:
Mr. Anderson,
I would like to share a couple of photos of my granddaughter, McKenzie Clay, and my great-nephew, Tuck Norman having breakfast with Santa at Chaney's Dairy Barn in Bowling Green. They talked with Santa, and listened to Christmas stories. We all had a great time.

Peggy Tuck

A 22-Year Tradition
Picture Featured:    January 07, 2011 A 22-Year Tradition
Kim Proffitt Burks sent us this photo and writes:
Just thought I'd share a picture of my family, we have been going to Park Mammoth Resort for breakfast the Sunday before Christmas for the last 22 years. In those years we have added many and sadly lost a few but we all feel blessed to have gotten to share yet another year together.

Kim Proffitt Burks

At the library...
Picture Featured:    January 08, 2011 At the library...
Rebecca Kinslow sent us these and writes:
(upper photos) - The Youth Department at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library welcomed Santa to their Christmas party. The children exchanged ornaments and enjoyed music and refreshments. Here is Santa and Nicholas and Santa and the Michael Davis family...

(lower photo) - Josie and Xavier Beauchamp finish the Tween Book Explorers puzzle at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library. The Tween Book Explorers meet the second Tuesday of each month and consists of boys and girls 8 to 12 years of age.

Snow Scenes
Picture Featured:    January 09, 2011 Snow Scenes
smcclellan sent us these from the recent snow...

Good Memories
Picture Featured:    January 10, 2011 Good Memories
Gary Bewley sent us this photo and writes:
Even though the snow is gone; it left some good memories. This is one of my grandson, Bryson Jones, enjoying his Christmas snowman.

thank you,
Gary Bewley

Before the first frost...
Picture Featured:    January 11, 2011 Before the first frost...
Wendell Kennison sent us this photo and writes:
Hi, Bill,
I took this picture just before the first frost... The Sulphur butterfly is getting its last sip of nectar...

Wendell Kennison

A Sundog
Picture Featured:    January 12, 2011 A Sundog
Kevin Coomer sent us this photo and writes:
Good Afternoon,
Here is a picture of the sunrise and a sundog I seen this morning on the way to work. Thought it was a good picture to share. Thanks!

Kevin Coomer

The Chris Martin Alumni Games
Picture Featured:    January 13, 2011 The Chris Martin Alumni Games
Jackie Nuckols sent us these photos and writes:
Barren County High School senior basketball players from 1974-2010 were given the opportunity to come together and play in the Chris Martin Alumni Games that were held recently. Proceeds from the games went to the scholarship fund that benefits male and female basketball players who desire to further their education. Several alumni joined in the fun in playing the game that Chris loved. He was a 1997 graduate and the son of Gary and Bonita Martin. He passed away in a boating accident in the summer of 2000.

BCHS Alumni Gray Team
Front row, left to right: Kellen Smith ('03), Matthew Riley ('08), Josh Crews ('09), Spencer Kerley ('10), and Lee Hubbard ('08).
Back, left to right: Lewis Morgan ('05), Cody Wooten ('08), and Daniel Spillman ('03).

BCHS Alumni White Team
Front row, left to right: Mason Myatt ('08), Austin Birge ('10), and Ben Wyatt ('05)
Back, left to right: Trent Jones ('03), Joey Wilson ('03), Eric Landrum ('05), Tyler Stewart ('08), and Ben Hubbard ('10).

BCHS Alumni Burgundy Team
Left to right: Chad Withrow ('90), Erik Varney ('99), Jordan Spillman ('00), Duane Withrow ('85), Mike Miller ('99), adn Bill Milam ('91).

BCHS Alumni Gold Team
Front: Andy Rutledge ('88).
Back, left to right: Reggie Hayden ('94), Brian Clemmons ('99), Frank Beauchamp ('92), Chad Lockhart ('92), and Scott Young ('90).

BCHS Alumni Trojanettes
For the first time former Trojanette basketball players got the opportunity to play a game, Burgundy vs. Gold.
Shown here are kneeling, left to right: Marci Miller Hubbard ('77), Amanda Galloway Lockhart ('97), and Misti Phipps England ('90).
Standing, left to right: Joanna James Harvey ('75), Sheila Botts ('85), Tina Morgan Burton ('85), Gala Bunch Clay ('85), Audra Hagan Read ('85), and Terri Wilkinson Spillman ('78).

Abby Enjoying the Snow
Picture Featured:    January 14, 2011 Abby Enjoying the Snow
Cindy Rutledge sent us these and writes:
Bill - Here are photos of my daughter, Abby Rutledge. Even at 16 years old, she still likes to play in the snow and build snowmen. We really enjoyed the snow - it was beautiful.

Cindy Rutledge

A Teacup Yorkie
Picture Featured:    January 15, 2011 A Teacup Yorkie
Melanie Smith sent us this photo and writes:
This is my teacup Yorkie, Caramia Pupcake (Mia). She was certainly ready for Santa to come this year! Merry Christmas!

October Sunrise
Picture Featured:    January 16, 2011 October Sunrise
Theresa Smith sent us this photo and writes:
Since we haven't seen the sun much lately, I thought that I'd share this photo that I took back in October.

Theresa Smith
Knob Lick, Ky.

Fabulous and 50!
Picture Featured:    January 17, 2011 Fabulous and 50!
Cindy Rutledge sent us this photo and writes:
Bill - On January 11th I turned 50 years young and my friends and family helped me celebrate by throwing me a surprise party the night before my birthday and my co-workers decorated the office on my birthday. I arrived to black bows on the doors, a huge black "50" on my office door, balloons, roses from my hubby, cupcakes, and this "Fabulous & 50" YOUNG lady on the front of my van. Thanks to everyone who had a hand in all of these goodies. It's gonna be a great year!

Cindy Rutledge

Pat is 50!
Picture Featured:    January 18, 2011 Pat is 50!
Freida Webb sent us this photo and writes:
Pat Weaver at Alliance Corporation celebrated a milestone on Jan 11. Her co-workers had a lot of fun with her.

Freida Webb

Extra Effort to Get the Shot
Picture Featured:    January 19, 2011 Extra Effort to Get the Shot
Helen Russell sent me this awesome photo and writes:
Bill, one night last fall, a group of teachers and I went out to Temple Hill to visit Dorothy McCubbin. We usually leave our cars in the Save-a-Lot parking lot and take one or two other cars. When we came back (around 10:00p.m., it was really foggy and all you could see was the church steeple and the Save-a-Lot sign. It was so eerie. I would have given anything if I had had my camera with me that night. Not sure I could have got the shot, but it would have been great.

It was a little bit foggy last week when I took this one. I had to do a tripod, and do everything manual. Could not set the camera on automatic because it showed too much of the Save-a-Lot sign, and you lose the effect with the church in the background. Anyway, I thought you would like this one! (Helen, I think it's as cool as can be! - Bill)

Cooper's Hawk
Picture Featured:    January 20, 2011 Cooper
Carla Glass sent us this photo and writes:
Good morning, I wanted to send this picture of this coopers hawk that visits my backyard almost daily looking for a meal...thanks

Carla Glass

KHSAA State Team Champions
Picture Featured:    January 21, 2011 KHSAA State Team Champions
Jackie Nuckols sent us this photo and writes:
On December 7th, 2010 during the Allen County-Scottsville/Barren County basketball games, the Barren County Alumni Association recognized Barren County's first KHSAA State Team Championship. The 1990 Boys Cross Country Team had heart and determination and brought us home the gold.

Attending the event:
Front row L to R - Keith Hale, 2010 BCHS Principal, Jamie Pendygraft, 1993 graduate, Steve Brown, 1992 graduate, Robbie Johnson, 1991 graduate, Coach Terry Reed
Back Row L to R - Dr. Jerry Ralston, Superintendent of Barren County Schools, Bobby Steenbergen, 1990 A.D., Bob Blair, 2010 A.D., Billy Baise, 1992 Graduate, Jesse Warren, 1992 Graduate, Chris Reed, 1991 Graduate, Gabriel Esters, 1992 Graduate, Glenn Flanders, 1990 BCHS Principal, Coach Steve Metzger. Another member of the team, Kerry Wood, was not able to attend. Also recognized was Coach Metzger for receiving Cross Country First Team All State Champion in 1982 and Kim Wilkerson for receiving Cross Country First Team All State Runner-Up in 1991.

Avery and Her Sisters
Picture Featured:    January 22, 2011 Avery and Her Sisters
Kim Burks sent us this photo and writes:
I once again want to share a picture of my daughter, Avery and her wonderful China sisters.This year was the 6th anniversary celebrate of our "Gotcha Day". It's wonderful to see what sweet young ladies they are all turning into. Thanks for letting me share.

Kim Proffitt-Burks

(pictured L-R): Christine,Chloe,Sophie,Avery,Cierra & Jenna

Tick Ridge Sunrise
Picture Featured:    January 23, 2011 Tick Ridge Sunrise
Tommy Hatcher sent us this photo and writes:
This is the sunrise over Tick Ridge Area Friday 1/14/11 around 6:45am.

Tommy Hatcher

Remembering Jan...
Picture Featured:    January 24, 2011 Remembering Jan...
G. Steenbergen sent us this photo and writes:
This group of people lost a wonderful friend in February of 2004. Her name was JAN BUNCH and we all adored her. So this year we decided we would celebrate Jan’s memory on her birthday. We enjoyed being together so much, sharing Jan stories, that we decided to make it a yearly event.

front row: Terry Dillard (Jan’s sister), Margie Dillard (Jan’s mom), Katie Bunch (Jan’s daughter)
middle row: Gayle Steenbergen, Jackie Smith, Stephanie Spence, Nancy Christy, Beverly Pedigo, Wanda Cross, Brenda Harbison, Ann Nance, Teresa Wyatt, Jo Perkins
back row: Clay Johnson, Dwayne Connor, Jane Rock, Kellie Long, Brenda Campbell, Karen Cantine, Fran Pickerel

Mr. Luke
Picture Featured:    January 25, 2011 Mr. Luke
Anna Edwards sent us this photo and writes:
Mr. Luke says, "You eat snow cream your way, & I'll eat snow cream my way!"

Anna Edwards

Cute Driver
Picture Featured:    January 26, 2011 Cute Driver
Wayne sent us this photo and writes:
This is our niece Kadyn Sharp, in her first jeep, at 6 mo old. Wind blown hair and all

A Snow Angel
Picture Featured:    January 27, 2011 A Snow Angel
Rita Neighbors sent us this photo and writes:
The snow on 1-21-11 was the perfect one for making snow angels. This is my granddaughter, Meryn Matthews, who enjoyed it so much she made 15 of them!

Rita Neighbors

The New Edition
Picture Featured:    January 28, 2011 The New Edition
Steven Gibson sent us this photo and writes:
This is a picture taken of the Gibson family to include their new edition.

>From left to right: Brooke, Kassie, Braden, Steven and Briley.

Braden is the newest edition to this family. His two sisters have been eagerly waiting his arrival. They are going to be some great big sisters.

Steven Gibson

Creed Crowder and Bill Anderson
Picture Featured:    January 29, 2011 Creed Crowder and Bill Anderson
Bill Anderson thought you might get a kick out of the following:
Bob Gary, Jr. of TVPPA (the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association) took this photo in mid-November. On the left is Creed Crowder, the retiring Director of TVPPA's conferences. On the right, myself, who had the honor of presiding over this past year's Customer Service and Communications Annual Conference (I've been serving on the planning committee). I made and presented Creed with the pictured plaque, congratulationg him on his retirement and his many years of service in planning and overseeing the conferences. The plaque says that Creed has been inducted into "The Order of the Golden Microphone." During the conference, he would often carry around a wireless mic during question and answer sessions. Creed's a nice guy who lives in Chattanooga and has done a marvelous job for public utilities over the years.

TVPPA is the trade group that represents TVA utilities (the Glasgow EPB is one of those utilities). At these conferences, utility professionals get together for training and to share ideas to make Tennessee Valley utilities better and more efficient.

Storytelling at the Library
Picture Featured:    January 30, 2011 Storytelling at the Library
Rebecca Kinslow sent us these and writes:
The Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library welcomed entertainer Thomas Freese on Saturday, October 16, for a “spooktacular” interactive storytelling performance. He used music and origami as he told stories about encounters with Shakers at Pleasant Hill. One story tells of some boys pushing over an enormous headstone only to turn around and find the stone standing upright again! The Friends of the Library sponsored this family event and provided refreshments. Seth Moore is shown holding a creative snack of a “witch’s finger” cookie courtesy of Linda Tucker.

Rebecca Kinslow

We think we've got it bad...
Picture Featured:    January 31, 2011 We think we
Cavey McCoy sent us this photo...
Cavey (here in Glasgow) writes, "We think we've got it bad." His boss sent this photo to him, taken by cellphone in Manhattan on Thursday last week. This is a photo of his car, although you can't really see the car (the company is headquartered in New York City). Chris, one of the owners, says, "My car is the gray sticking out of the snow."

Scotties Win the TJ Samson Holiday Classic
Picture Featured:    February 01, 2011 Scotties Win the TJ Samson Holiday Classic
John Vaughn sent us this photo a while back and writes:
Glasgow Scotties take first place in the TJ Samson Holiday Classic.

John Vaughn

Sign Up Today!
Picture Featured:    February 02, 2011 Sign Up Today!
Rebecca Kinslow sent us these and writes:
September was Library Card Sign-up Month... a time to remind everyone that a library card is the smartest card of all! The Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library gave everyone who signed up for a library card an opportunity to win a gift basket and invited them to choose a school to support. The winner in the individual category was Wendy Shrum. The school winner was Barren County High School. Jessica Jaggers, a teacher from BCHS, is shown accepting the gift basket.

Rebecca Kinslow

Mary Wood Weldon Public Library

20-Year Desert Storm Reunion
Picture Featured:    February 03, 2011 20-Year Desert Storm Reunion
Joey Simpson sent us this photo and writes:
The 1st Battalion, 623d Field Artillery will host a 20-year Desert Storm reunion on 30 April at the Glasgow armory. We are attempting to locate the 435 service members who deployed from Glasgow, Tompkinsville, Campbellsville, Monticello, and Springfield. If you deployed or have contact information for someone who did deploy, please contact Joey Simpson at 502.607.2136 or for further information.


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Frozen Fountain
Picture Featured:    February 04, 2011 Frozen Fountain
Theresa Smith sent us this photo and writes:
Frozen Fountain

Theresa Smith

Garden Club Donation
Picture Featured:    February 05, 2011 Garden Club Donation
Linda Craiger sent us this photo and writes:
Dr. Leticia Bravo made a very generous donation to the Glasgow Garden Club as part of her "giving back" to the community in which she lives. The money will target projects that will help beautify the city over the next few years. The Garden Cub is very proud of all the work Dr. Bravo has done in the club and is grateful for her support since there are obviously many worthy causes and groups in Glasgow to which she could have donated. The Garden Club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 10 am, at the Lera B Mitchell Clubhouse. All who have a love of gardening are welcome to join.

Pictured are Dr. Leticia Bravo, Linda Craiger, outgoing President, Sharon DeGiovanni, incoming President, Ledean Hamilton, Vice-President, Glasgow Garden Club.

Butterflies for Maddie Donation
Picture Featured:    February 07, 2011 Butterflies for Maddie Donation
Kristie Smith sent us this photo and writes:
Mr. Anderson,
We would like for you to include the Butterflies for Maddie 5k race/walk in your community events. Butterflies for Maddie 5k race/walk Saturday, April 16, beginning at 8:00am, kids race begins at 9:30am at the Barren County YMCA. Registration forms can be downloaded at For any questions please call race coordinator Sherri Vibbert at 590-4495

Also, the Butterflies for Maddie Foundation is proud to donate $30,000 to Kosair Childrens Hospital. The Butterflies for Maddie Foundation recently presented a check to Lynnie Meyer, System VP and Chief Development Officer, Norton Hospital, for the amount of $30,000. We would like to say a huge thank you to the community for the support of our foundation. Pictured are Lynnie Meyer, Donna and Tony Morgan.

Thanks so much,
Kristie Smith, Butterflies for Maddie Foundation

Two Special Ladies
Picture Featured:    February 08, 2011 Two Special Ladies
Paulette Wasylycia sent us this photo and writes:
Wanted to share a picture of two special ladies, who just happen to be the two oldest members of Bethel United Methodist Church, ages 92 and 91 respectively: Mary Dee Carter and Ruth Rigsby. They have been friends for over 70 years which is remarkable!

Paulette Wasylycia
Communications Coordinator,
Bethel United Methodist Church

P.S. Mary Dee is my Mom.

Picture Featured:    February 09, 2011 In DC
George and Gail Katchak sent us this photo and write:
We traveled to Washington D.C. last weekend, saw some interesting snowy sights, this being one of them. This was taken at the Whitehouse through the fence. It was a warmer day and the snow was melting. I wish we could say the same here. The forecast for this weekend sure sounds better.

George and Gail Katchak

Wendell's Watch Rabbit
Picture Featured:    February 10, 2011 Wendell
Wendell Kennison sent us this photo and writes:
Hi Bill,
My "Watch Rabbit" say's he's getting weary of all the snow and cold weather.... I agree... If we can make it another few weeks, Spring should be here.

Wendell Kennison

Tyler Richardson
Picture Featured:    February 11, 2011 Tyler Richardson
Carol Thomas sent us this photo and writes:
Hi! My son (Tyler Richardson) went to New Orleans with his college baseball team and won 2 games out of 4.He just got back from Georgia this past weekend. They play in Athens, Tennessee this coming weekend.

Skylar in the Snow
Picture Featured:    February 12, 2011 Skylar in the Snow
Angie Johnson sent us this photo and writes:
This is my 6-yr.-old Skylar Johnson enjoying the snow and lots of sledding. Thanks.

Grateful Cardinals?
Picture Featured:    February 13, 2011 Grateful Cardinals?
Paulette Wasylycia sent us these and writes:
These 3 cardinals seemed to be very pleased that we had remembered to pick up extra food before yesterday's snowstorm.

Paulette Wasylycia

Happy Valentine's Day!
Picture Featured:    February 14, 2011 Happy Valentine
Chris Snyder sent us this photo and writes:
This is our little girls dog Hendrix wishing everyone a very happy Valentines Day! He is simply the best little guy, we just enjoy him so much and wanted to share. His owner is Landyn Snyder.

Snow Fun
Picture Featured:    February 15, 2011 Snow Fun
Kathy Mutter sent us this photo and writes:
Kenle Mutter with her daddy's hard hat on, Mr. EPB snowman and EPB employee Jeremiah Mutter with wife Amanda and daughter Kenle. Enjoy...

Kathy Mutter

Enjoying the Snow
Picture Featured:    February 16, 2011 Enjoying the Snow
Pam Robertson sent us these and writes:
Enjoying the snow...and icicles! Two of my daughters having fun in the snow! Thanks for letting me share!

The Leaders of the Future
Picture Featured:    February 17, 2011 The Leaders of the Future
Jackie Perkins sent us this photo and writes:
The Glasgow Barren County Chamber of Commerce Leaders of the Future spent Monday visiting local businesses learning about Economic Development. Our first stop was the EPB. We broke the 24 students up into 6 groups and Amy Hall provided an EPB quiz and prize bag for each member of the winning team. Here is a picture of that team along with some of their prizes.

Besides the EPB, we want to also thank the Glasgow Water Company, South Central Bank, Glasgow Airport, and RR Donnelley for allowing us to visit.

Thanks for letting us share.

Jackie Perkins

Fight on, Matt!
Picture Featured:    February 18, 2011 Fight on, Matt!
Cherie Howard sent us this photo and writes:
Fight On, Matt!

Today we celebrated "Matt Goldsmith" day in honor of our student that has been diagnosed with cancer. Students and Staff wore shirts that had been designed in Matt's honor to show our support. Several business' joined us in showing support for Matt by displaying "Fight On, Matt!" as a welcome home from his latest hospital stay. Fight, Believe, Win Matt!

Submitted by:
Red Cross Staff

Valentine Treat?
Picture Featured:    February 19, 2011 Valentine Treat?
Loretta Cummings sent us this photo and writes:
Oh my my look what someone has dropped off at Glenview Health Care. American Heart Association RED toilet has appeared on front porch.

A valentine surprise but not smelling so sweet who's coming up next to get this treat?

Picture Featured:    February 20, 2011 Scooter
Bunny Harlow sent us this photo and writes:
just wanted to share a picture of our bird Scooter. His cage is in the front window, and he has enjoyed the warm sunshine and watching the other birds on our lawn. Hopefully spring will be here soon.

Thanks for letting me share,
Bunny Harlow <><

Fort Williams
Picture Featured:    February 21, 2011 Fort Williams
Theresa Smith sent us this photo and writes:
This photograph was taken at Fort Williams. I am including some interesting facts about the fort that I found on the internet.

Fort Williams was constructed in Glasgow in the spring of 1863. It was during the spring and summer of 1863 that the Union army began to build defensive works at strategic points in Kentucky to defend transportation networks and supply depots in the Commonwealth from Confederate raids.

Fort Williams was constructed under the supervision of Lieut. Miles D. McAlister. who was Chief Engineer for the Department of the Ohio. He constructed a “figure 8 ” shaped redoubt, an enclosed fort, built to withstand attacks from all sides. The fort was armed with 24-pounder and 6-pounder cannon. The fort had several names but was finally officially named Fort Williams in November of 1863 in honor of Gen.Thomas Williams who was killed in battle. Glasgow was garrisoned by Union troops throughout the war. Glasgow ’s strategic importance was due to its location. It was the crossroads of several north-south and east-west roads and by June 1863 a branch of the L&N Railroad.

Theresa Smith
Knob Lick, Kentucky

In the Science Center
Picture Featured:    February 22, 2011 In the Science Center
Patty Gentry sent us this photo and writes:
Students in Ms. McMurtrey's kindergarten class at North Jackson Elementary are using scientic tools to explore items in the science center.

Shown in the picture: Patrick Goatly, Coonor Cunningham, & Evan Carter

End of an Era Food Drive
Picture Featured:    February 23, 2011 End of an Era Food Drive
Glasgow High School Athletic Director Dennis Smith sent us this photo and writes:
End of an Era Food Drive

An End of the Era Food Drive was sponsored by the Glasgow High School Athletic Department on Thursday night, the last home basketball in the present GHS gym. As part of the admission, those attending were asked to bring canned food to be donated to a local organization. The food collected was delivered to the Columbia Avenue Church of Christ this week to be used in their benevolence program. Earlier in the school year, a food drive sponsored by the Glasgow High School Cheerleaders also benefitted the benevolence program at Columbia Avenue Church of Christ. Larry Glass, Benevolence Director at Columbia Avenue, extended on behalf of the congregation and those who receive assistance through its programs, a big “thank you” to the Glasgow High School Athletic programs and the community for their support in efforts to help the needy in this area.

Approximately 125 bags of food are given away each month by Columbia Avenue Church of Christ and the community support is very much appreciated. Pictured from left to right are Larry Glass, Dennis Smith, GHS Athletic Director, Kerrington Bradley, Michael Bradley, and Mike Harris, GHS Assistant Principal. Kerrington Bradley and Michael Bradley, who helped deliver the food to Columbia Avenue’s pantry, are senior members of the 2010-11 GHS Scottie Basketball team.

Columbia Ave. Church of Christ

Snow and Birds
Picture Featured:    February 24, 2011 Snow and Birds
Pam Robertson sent us this photo entitled "Snow and Birds" and writes simply:

Picture Featured:    February 25, 2011 Hank
Gina McFarland sent us this photo and writes:
Here is a picture of our pretty baby boy. Thought it was cute and wanted to share. It’s Hank and he’s almost a year old.

Picture Featured:    February 26, 2011 Parker
Matt & Becky Wheeler sent us these and write:
This is Parker Clark, our 2-year-old grandson enjoying his John Deere tractor in his backyard.

Thanks for sharing,
Matt & Becky Wheeler

North Jackson Elementary
Picture Featured:    February 27, 2011 North Jackson Elementary
Patty Gentry sent us these and writes:
(upper photo): North Jackson Elementary winners in the Jim Claypool 2010 Conservation Writing Contest include, l-r, Taryn Kerley, first place; Anne Calloway Kinsman, second place; and Abbie Carver, third place. The students were honored recently at a reception at the Barren County Cooperative Extension Service.

(lower photo): North Jackson Elementary winners in the Jim Claypool 2010 Conservation Art Contest include, l-r, Brooke Nunn, first place; Katie Pack, third place; and Blake Hensley, second place. The students were honored recently at a reception at the Barren County Cooperative Extension Service.

Valentine King and Queen
Picture Featured:    February 28, 2011 Valentine King and Queen
Amy Loyall sent us these and writes:
(upper photo): Barren Co. Health Care Valentine King and Queen - Wendell McKenzie and Libby Jones

(lower photo): Barren County Health Care Center crowned their 2011 Valentine King and Queen. Pictured left to right; king runners up, Leroy Jones, Howard Sparks, Valentine King, Wendell McKenzie, Valentine Queen, Libby Jones, queen runners up, Lovie Broady and Patsy Byrd.

Cpl. Robarts in Afghanistan
Picture Featured:    March 01, 2011 Cpl. Robarts in Afghanistan
Cpl. Grant Robarts sent us this photo and writes:
Hey Bill,
This is me (Grant Robarts) standing in Delaram, Afghanistan. I am not sure what the mountain is called, but I thought it was amusing that it's 80 degrees outside with snow on top of a mountain.

CPL Robarts, Grant H.
MASS-3 Radio Operator

Pack 586 visits BRAWA
Picture Featured:    March 02, 2011 Pack 586 visits BRAWA
Bill Anderson put together this collage of photos that his wife, Rita, took and writes:
Local scouts from Pack 586 had a field trip to BRAWA on Trojan Trail Saturday, January 15, 2011, organized by Den Leader Bryan Bannister. The guys got a tour of the facility, asked a lot of questions, played with the animals and donated cleaning supplies. Thanks to BRAWA for their time and the good work they do for our community. Recognize any of the people in the pictures?
BRAWA - Barren River Animal Welfare Association

Gary Bewley's "Cousin Emmy"
Picture Featured:    March 03, 2011 Gary Bewley
The KLM Staff sent us this photo and writes:
Mr. Anderson,
We wanted to let you know that a local Barren County artist, Gary Bewley, won third place for an entry in the US Bank Art Show “Celebration of the Arts” in Bowling Green for his portrayal of Barren County native, Cynthia Mae Carver, “Cousin Emmy.”

This competitive art exhibition is open to all professional and amateur artists living in Kentucky within a 65-mile radius of Bowling Green so with all the competition, this was a wonderful accomplishment. The show runs from February 27-April 2, 2011. There are over 400 pieces in a variety of mediums, each created by a Kentucky artist! Museum hours: 9am-4pm Monday through Saturday 1pm-4pm Sunday.

Thanks so much,
KLM Staff

Congratulations, Gary!

Surprise for Terry Reed
Picture Featured:    March 04, 2011 Surprise for Terry Reed
Jackie Nuckols sent us these and writes:
On February 13, 2011 at Faith United Methodist Church in Glasgow, Pastor Bob Cooper recognized Terry Reed for his leadership, contributions made and Christian character. To his surprise, part of his cross country team and staff from Barren County High School were on hand to speak of Mr. Reed. Steve Riley, Asst. Principal at BCHS and Brittany Evans, teacher and cross country coach at BCHS talked to the congregation about Mr. Reed's dedication to the students, athletes and staff. Also in attendance were his family and friends. What a wonderful ceremony to recognize such a kind and caring man!

Jackie Nuckols

Gone to Texas
Picture Featured:    March 05, 2011 Gone to Texas
Grover and Kim Dean sent us this photo and write:
We would like to submit this photo of our grandchild who just moved to Houston, Texas. We are going to miss this beautiful smile. Wish everyone could be this happy!

Grover and Kim Dean

Getting Ready for T-ball
Picture Featured:    March 06, 2011 Getting Ready for T-ball
Melinda Sanders sent us this photo and writes:
Carlie Sanders practicing her throwing. She is getting ready for T-ball season.

Melinda Sanders

Quite a Pair!
Picture Featured:    March 07, 2011 Quite a Pair!
Jeffrey Reed sent us this photo and writes:
Here is a picture of my three year old daughter Gracie Reed riding her new miniature donkey. They make quite a pair.

Jeffrey Reed

Local Chess Tournament
Picture Featured:    March 09, 2011 Local Chess Tournament
David Bastien sent us this photo and writes:

On Sunday Feb. 27th at George J’s on the Square a Local Chess Tournament was held. Mr. Larry Davidson (on right) won the Tournament & $100 , Mr. Todd Garrison 2nd Place (on left) Mr. Cesar Torres 3rd Place, Mr. Daniel Cambron 4th Place. Mr. Davidson was the only person that never lost a game. Each person played until 2 games were won against his opponent. Glasgow has a lot of Chess talent, and we hope to do this again.

Dave Bastien

Red Cross Elementary
Picture Featured:    March 10, 2011 Red Cross Elementary
Tammie Neal sent us these and writes:
(upper photo) This is the group picture of Songfest from Red Cross Elementary. They placed 3rd in Songfest. Bradon Burks was runner up in Speech. Jordan Berry 4th in Black/White Photo. Scrapbook 3rd Place. We compete in Nashville in June at the National Convention in Speech and Scrapbook.

(lower photos) Sarah Skaggs, a 5th grade student from Red Cross Elementary, won the district Conservation Art contest.

Becca Calvert won 1st, Gibson Lowe won 2nd, Raina Rodriguez 3rd in the Conservation Essay Contest. They are all 6th grade students from Red Cross Elementary.

Dress in Blue Day at TJ Samson
Picture Featured:    March 11, 2011 Dress in Blue Day at TJ Samson
Bart Logsdon sent us this photo and writes:
T.J. Samson Community Hospital employees participated in Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 4th to promote Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Members of the nursing staff went throughout the hospital promoting colorectal cancer awareness by giving away free colorectal screening kits. Save lives, promote colorectal cancer awareness this month.

Did you know?
• Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.
• You can reduce your risk. Get your colon checked.
• You have the power to do something about this cancer.

Bart Logsdon

Dr. Seuss' Birthday!
Picture Featured:    March 12, 2011 Dr. Seuss
Teresa Hubbard sent us this photo and writes:
Bailey Birdsell from South Green Elementary helps celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Michelle, Melody and Dutchess
Picture Featured:    March 13, 2011 Michelle, Melody and Dutchess
Wendy Houchens sent us this photo and writes:
This is a picture of my daughter Michelle Francis & my granddaughter Melody on our Tennessee Walking Horse Dutchess. Michelle trained Dutchess as a teenager and Dutchess has trained or at least started many many youngsters for a love of horseback riding.

I am so proud of my girls and the warmer weather I just had to share.

Wendy Houchens

YMCA Fundraiser
Picture Featured:    March 14, 2011 YMCA Fundraiser
The Chamber of Commerce sent us this photo and write:
On Monday, March 7th and Tuesday, March 8th, the Barren County Family YMCA partnered with Leadership Glasgow class members Buffy Carter, Will Compton, Meredith Klapheke and Regina Murphy for an outstanding cause! Together they hosted a fundraising telethon to provide member scholarships to the YMCA for families in need. Each year the Barren County Family YMCA gives $75,000 in scholarships to such families providing them with the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. We are so proud of the efforts of our local YMCA. You make a difference!

In this photo: Terry Bunnell, Mr. Robert A. Lessenberry and Dr. Barret Lessenberry speak to television viewers about the benefits of YMCA programs.

Monroe Co. Youth Cheerleaders
Picture Featured:    March 15, 2011 Monroe Co. Youth Cheerleaders
Michele Wheat sent us this photo and writes:
The Monroe County Youth Cheerleaders participated in their first cheer competition March 5th at Bethlehem High School in Bardstown. We are so very proud of these girls, they brought home a first place trophy in their division & scored 2nd overall. A big thank you goes to their coach Lindsey Stephens Coffelt for being so supportive & working so hard with these girls.

Front Row: Hannah Cloyd, Reagan Comer, Kaitlin Cornwell & Hannah King
Second Row: Kamery Williams, Briley Pickerall, Keely Williams, Holly Harlan & Alex Martin
Back Row: Payton Trobaugh, Taylor Adams, Tori Chandler, Gracie Martin, Amber Wood, Emma Proffitt & Coach Lindsey Coffelt

Michele Wheat
Proud Cheer Mom of Payton Trobaugh

Relay for Life Fundraising
Picture Featured:    March 16, 2011 Relay for Life Fundraising
Cindy Jackson sent us these and writes:
(upper photo) The Barren County High School Relay for Life Team is selling chances on a beautiful handmade quilt donated by The Quilting Friends and sponsored by the Barren County Extension Homemakers. Tickets are one for $1 or six tickets for $5. All FBLA and FCCLA students are selling tickets. If you would like to support the Relay for Life team and have a chance at winning this beautiful handmade quilt, call 651-6315 and ask for Cindy Jackson or Marilyn Edwards.

Individuals in picture (L to R): Betty Barrick, Travis London, Brenda Leftwich, Cameron Lile, Eric Skipworth, and Allison Key.

(lower photo) PINK OUT 2011 at Barren County High School was a HUGE success once again. With the support of Barren and Monroe County athletes, coaches, student body, staff, parents, and other family and friends, $2,650 was raised through the sale of Pink Out shirts. This amount was presented to the BCHS Relay for Life team during half time of the Barren/Monroe Boys' basketball game. The proceeds will be presented to the American Cancer Society in support of Breast Cancer Research and all other types of cancer that attack our friends and family. Organizations working together for this event were Barren County Athletic Booster Club, FBLA, FCCLA, Barren Beyond the Bell, STLP, SADD and AmeriCorp. Individuals from each organization make up the BCHS Relay for Life team.

Individuals in the picture are (L to R): Cheyanne Fant, Cindy Jackson, Morgan Martin, Maddy Wood, Terry Bunnell, Felicia Montgomery, Tamara Smith, Megan Garrison, Travis London, Tyler Hensley, Emily Davis.

Wear Orange Day
Picture Featured:    March 17, 2011 Wear Orange Day
Lisa Bale sent us this photo and writes:
In 2001, my sister, Laura Houchens, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic disease that affects the nervous system. Since her diagnosis, my family and I have been on a mission to raise awareness and find a cure for this often disabling disease. Please join us on Friday, March 18th… WEAR ORANGE FOR MS!

Last year, teachers at Highland Elementary and Park City Elementary Schools, along with Laura’s friends and family, participated in WEAR ORANGE DAY. Won’t you join us?

Thanks for your support. For more information about MS, or to donate to the MS Society, please go to

-- Lisa Bale

Butterflies for Maddie
Picture Featured:    March 18, 2011 Butterflies for Maddie
Deborah Morgan sent us this photo and writes:
Hey Bill, the Butterflies for Maddie Foundation was so excited to have Lynnie Meyer from Kosair Children’s Hospital Foundation visit us and speak at the Glasgow Rotary luncheon on Thursday, March 10th. She shared how the donations to BFM are being used for research. We are so blessed by this wonderful community and their support. The BFM 4th Annual 5k Race/Walk will be Saturday, April 16th. Visit our website for more race info.

(left to right) Sherri Vibbert, Karissa Peterson, Donna Morgan, Lynnie Meyer, Tony Morgan, Deborah Morgan

Deborah Morgan

North Jackson Ambassadors
Picture Featured:    March 19, 2011 North Jackson Ambassadors
Patty Gentry sent us this photo and writes:
Students were selected as Ambassadors at North Jackson Elementary for the month of November for exhibiting excellence in Habit 3, “Put First Things First.” They visited with Mayor Rhonda Trautman in the city council chambers and toured the Plaza Theatre. Pictured left to right; first row, Allie Walton, Gracey Medley, Courtney Perdue, Jaylen Wilkerson, Coby Lee, Malena Hughes, Zack Wasson, Riley Prichard, Nolan Stith; second row, Courtney Hayes, Mallory Pedigo, Jake Essex, Caroline Forrester, Mayor Trautman, Hayden Rickard, Easton Frazier, Caleb Costello, TayShaun Martin and Hunter Lambirth. Preschool students not pictured, include Mason McDonald, Karlie Smith and Alexandria Dixon.

Patty Gentry

Clay Creek
Picture Featured:    March 20, 2011 Clay Creek
Wendell Kennison sent us this photo and writes:
Hello Bill,
The recent rains have made Clay Lick creek look like Niagra Falls. The creek is usually very shallow..

Wendell Kennison

Southern Ky. Regional Science Fair
Picture Featured:    March 21, 2011 Southern Ky. Regional Science Fair
Patty Gentry sent us this photo and writes:
North Jackson Elementary School winners in the Southern Ky. Regional Science Fair include Casey Kidd, Katie Pack and Erika Tolliver, who won second place in the Life Science division. In the Physical Science division, Meagan Wilson and Caitlyn Trulock won Honorable Mention; Branson London and Hayden Rickard won third; Kaylyn Hale and Kaileigh McFarlin won second; and Lydia Brooks and Taryn Kerley won first place. Lydia Brooks and Taryn Kerley also won first overall in the elementary division out of 17 entries. Congratulations!

Patty Gentry

Train Robbery
Picture Featured:    March 22, 2011 Train Robbery
Rebecca Kinslow sent us this photo and writes:
Train Robbery: For Fun & Profit or a Hard Way to Make A Living?

Lt. Col. Gary Rich of the Bowling Green Police Department joined patrons of the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library to share a program on Train Robberies. Gary pointed out that as a law enforcement officer, he would not recommend that as a way to make a living. Gary is shown with Floyd Cockerham, who was the first presenter in our Life's Labors and Loves series, sharing about his work on the railroad. He was able to share with Gary an experience with "modern robbery."

Beautiful Sunset
Picture Featured:    March 23, 2011 Beautiful Sunset
Helen Russell sent us this photo and writes:
I just happened to be out on 1297 yesterday as this beautiful sun was setting. I pulled into a church parking lot and snapped this picture. Lots of birds were flying around, but only two stayed on the lines.

Helen Russell

Max and Major
Picture Featured:    March 24, 2011 Max and Major
Billy and Cindy Deckard sent us this and write:
Bill, wanted to share these pictures of our collie dogs, Max and Major. Max was adopted from the local animal shelter in 2004. Major joined our family last year from Donald and Sue Furlong. We could never ask for better pets. They are the best! Thanks for sharing!

Billy and Cindy Deckard

Florida Moonrise
Picture Featured:    March 25, 2011 Florida Moonrise
Peter Kafer sent us this photo and writes:
Here's the moonrise from Coconut Grove, Florida (the largest moon in 18 years).

Tanner and Captain Morgan
Picture Featured:    March 26, 2011 Tanner and Captain Morgan
Jena Pace sent us this photo and writes:
My grandson Tanner Livingston got the pleasure of meeting Captain Tony Morgan after a CPA graduation. Tanner had several questions, he enjoyed Talking with Captain Morgan.

Conservation Art Contest Winners
Picture Featured:    March 27, 2011 Conservation Art Contest Winners
Patty Gentry sent us this photo and writes:
North Jackson Elementary winners in the Jim Claypool 2010 Conservation Art Contest include, l-r, Brooke Nunn, first place; Katie Pack, third place; and Blake Hensley, second place. The students were honored recently at a reception at the Barren County Cooperative Extension Service.

Patty Gentry

Spelling Bee Winners
Picture Featured:    March 28, 2011 Spelling Bee Winners
Patty Gentry sent us these and writes:
(upper photo) The following students represented their homerooms for the Ky Derby Spelling Bee held in February at North Jackson Elementary School: L to R; First row: Nolan Toohey, Heath Courtney, Kristen Thomerson, Malia Owens, Mallory Pedigo,& Laynie Boggs. Second row: Tristan Houchens, Brooklyn Brown, Blake Hensley, Mason Tomko, Darian Bowles, & Trace Hanner. Third row: Taryn Kerley, Kaylyn Hale, Meagan Wilson, Caitlyn Trulock, Jake Fisher, & Dylan Martin.

(lower left) Mason Tomko, 5th grade student at North Jackson Elementary was the school winner for the Ky Derby Spelling Bee held in February. Mason advanced to the district level representing his school. Shown with him is the school principal, Anthony Frazier. Congratulations Mason!

(lower right) Tristan Houchens, 5th grade student at North Jackson Elementary was the school runner-up winner in the Ky Derby Spelling Bee held in February. Shown with Tristan is the school principal, Anthony Frazier. Congratulations Tristan!

Patty Gentry

Owen Road
Picture Featured:    March 29, 2011 Owen Road
Tommy Hatcher sent us this photo and writes:
Sunset over Owen Road, Glasgow 3-17-11

Tommy Hatcher

A Visit from Abe and Mary
Picture Featured:    March 30, 2011 A Visit from Abe and Mary
Jill Kinslow sent us these and writes:
Abraham Lincoln (John Mansfield) recently made a trip to visit Red Cross Elementary to share his life story. He read books, talked about being born in Kentucky and shared a timeline of his life. He brought toys that the less fortunate played with and Mary Todd (Mrs. Mansfield) brought toys that the "well-to-do" played with during their childhood. As you can tell from the pictures, they played the part well. Thanks for letting us share.

Jill Kinslow
Red Cross Elementary
Kindergarten Teacher

89th Birthday
Picture Featured:    March 31, 2011 89th Birthday
Marie Jones celebrated her 89th birthday last fall at her home with 44 family members present.

Shown is Marie with her two daughters, Becky Austin and Debby Browning, 4 granddaughters, Jennifer London Jerrina Gusler, Michele Byrd and Erica Nesbitt, 6 great-granddaughters, Brooke, Brittany and Bethany Gusler, Faith and Audra Austin and Halle-Anne Nesbitt, along with her great-great-granddaughter Halle Brooke Gusler.

Professional Surveyors
Picture Featured:    April 01, 2011 Professional Surveyors
Don Pedigo sent us these and writes:
(upper photo): Mr. Anderson,
On March 19, 2011the Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors (KAPS) participated in the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Surveying USA Day event. This was a simultaneous event that took place across the nation. Pictured are Don Pedigo, on the left with DDS Engineering, PLLC, KAPS 2011 & 2012 President and Bob Neuhaus on the right with American Engineers, Inc. Bob utilized Advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment for the survey. The Trimble GPS equipment shown in the background collected data from satellites for over four (4) hours on a point in the Glasgow City park at the Wall of Honor. The data will be processed to derive accurate coordinates, latitude, longitude and elevation of the surveyed point.

The goal of NSPS Surveying USA was to give the public an opportunity to observe local surveyors in action and to learn more about one of the world’s oldest professions. Surveyors at each location were available to answer questions about the event and to discuss the role of surveyors in the community. The Event was also used to kick off the start of National Surveyor’s Week which started on Sunday, March 20, 2011and runs thru Saturday March 26, 2011. If you have any questions regarding this event m National Surveyors Week or the surveying profession, please contact Bob or myself.

Thank you
Don Pedigo, PLS
President, Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors (KAPS)

(lower photo): Good Afternoon Mr. Anderson,
Mayor Trautman of Glasgow and Judge Greer, County Judge Executive of Barren County, Kentucky signed a Proclamation designating March 20 thru 26, 2011 as National Surveyors Week. Mayor Trautman and Deputy Judge Executive Nancy P. Houchens were on hand for the signing Wednesday March 23, 2011 at City Hall. Pictured from left to Right are Charles Levi, of Pride Engineering & Land Surveying, Inc., Ashton McPherson, PLS of Leftwich Land Surveying, Inc., Richard Wood, PLS of Pride Engineering & Land Surveying, Inc., Joe David Houchens, PLS, of Pride Engineering & Land Surveying, Inc., Don Pedigo, PLS, Ky. Association of Professional Surveyors (KAPS) President, of DDS ENGINEERING, PLLC, Bob Neuhaus, PLS, of American Engineers, Inc., Jim McGowan, PLS, of American Engineers, Inc., (Seated from left to right) Deputy Judge Executive Nancy P. Houchens and Mayor Rhonda Riherd Trautman.

During the Colonial Era and the early days of the United States of America, many of the leaders of this country served not only their fellow citizens, but were actively engaged as land surveyors at some point in their career. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln set the standard for diligence, service and ethics which still guides the efforts of the modern surveyor.

The licensed Professional Surveyor is uniquely qualified to research the documents, maps, and other information necessary to establish the location of land boundaries. This ensures that the land owner’s property lines will be properly and correctly marked on the ground. The modern professional surveyor is often involved in providing other services such as Photogrammetry, GIS and Hydrography. The professional surveyor is able to accurately measure the land and develop maps, plats and reports for many useful purposes.

Double Rainbow Pictures
Picture Featured:    April 02, 2011 Double Rainbow Pictures
(upper photo) Wayne Hutchinson sent us this photo and writes:
I took this picture from my back deck after the storm blew through today.

Wayne Hutchinson

(lower photo) Kevin Groce sent us this photo and writes:

I took this panorama picture with my Iphone after the storm this week.... Kevin Groce

Special Visitors
Picture Featured:    April 03, 2011 Special Visitors
Susan Peters sent us this photo and writes:
Abraham Lincoln (John Mansfield) and Mary Todd Lincoln (Betty Mansfield) visited Red Cross students. Here is a picture of my class with President Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln. We always enjoy their visits with us.

Susan Peters

Magnet's New Cohort
Picture Featured:    April 04, 2011 Magnet
Angela Rush sent us this photo and writes:
BC Early College Magnet High School Announces New Cohort

Barren County High School is proud to announce the acceptance of 75 freshmen students into the Barren County Early College Magnet High School. Barren County Early College Magnet is a school within Barren County High School whose mission is to provide a unique opportunity for students to participate in an accelerated high school curriculum through a combination of Advanced Placement and dual credit courses. The foundation of BC Early College Magnet is a collaborative effort between Barren County High School and the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program.

Prior to acceptance, these students were required to complete an intensive application process requiring demonstration of leadership qualities, academic potential, and teacher recommendations. These students have agreed to take a minimum of four Advanced Placement classes prior to graduation and maintain a 3.0 GPA. BC Magnet students are also encouraged to participate in the school’s dual credit opportunities.

According to the US Department of Education (1999), the strongest predictor of college graduation is participation in rigorous college level courses such as Advanced Placement while in high school. In addition, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (2001) reports that the number one factor influencing admissions decisions is the rigor of a student’s high school schedule.

Barren County Early College Magnet provides students with the finest aspects of both a small school and a large school – a cohesive, intimate cohort of students and faculty striving for academic excellence with the benefits of facilities, extra-curricular activities, and opportunities of Barren County High School. If you have any questions concerning Barren County Early College Magnet High School, please contact Amy Allen at 651-6315 or visit us at

Happy April Fools Day, Jeff!
Picture Featured:    April 05, 2011 Happy April Fools Day, Jeff!
Becky Overfelt sent us this photo and writes:
Co-workers of Glasgow Water Company employee (and Louisville fan) Jeff Reed, decorated Jeff's office just in time for spring... when the Cardinals sit on the fence waiting for the Cats to Play!

April Fool's Day, Jeff!

The Glasgow Water Company

Angels Over the Bay
Picture Featured:    April 06, 2011 Angels Over the Bay
Sam Small sent us this photo and writes:
It was my treat to watch the Navy Flight Demonstration Team....the Blue Angels performed their first public show of 2011 in conjunction Kessler AFB's celebration of 70 years in Biloxi, MS. This marked the first time the Blue Angels have flown at the base since 1978. Blue Angels shows this season also commemorate the 100th Year of Naval Aviation. Practices are available to the public free of admission each week from their base at NAS Pensacola. Check their web site for times. Flying in the background is a FG-1D Corsair from WWII. Evansville's Freedom Festival on June 12-13 will be the ONLY regional appearance of the team for 2011.

Sam Small

Preschool Studies
Picture Featured:    April 07, 2011 Preschool Studies
Tammie Neal sent us these and writes:
This month preschool learned about Dr. Suess, windy weather, signs of spring and life on a farm.

(top): Dr. Suess hats - We read Dr. Seuss books all week and did all types of activities such as counting apples, making word families and rhymes, and patterning fish.

(middle): Blowing pinwheels - We learned about what wind is and what it can do by experimenting withpinwheels, whirlybirds, and watching things blow!

(bottom): Making a tornado - We learned how tornadoes form, different types and what they can do.

Picture Featured:    April 08, 2011 Congratulations!
Stacy Jessie sent us this photo and writes:
Highland Elementary 2011 Regional Governor's Cup Champions and South Green Elementary 2011 Regional Governor's Cup Runners-Up

A reception was held to honor the academic teams from Highland Elementary and South Green Elementary for their outstanding performance at the District and Regional 2011 Governor's Cup academic competitions. Highland Elementary is the 2011 District 35 Champions and the 2011 Regional Champions. South Green Elementary is the 2011 District 36 Champions and the 2011 Regional Runners-Up. Congratulations to both of these schools for their academic achievements.

Stacy Jessie

Sunset from Fort Williams
Picture Featured:    April 09, 2011 Sunset from Fort Williams
Marty and Clara Stilts sent us this photo and write:
We took this wonderful sunset from the hill at Fort Williams late Sunday afternoon. To us this is a masterpiece from "THE MASTER" himself. Just thought that everyone would enjoy.

Marty and Clara Stilts

Mother-Son Dance
Picture Featured:    April 10, 2011 Mother-Son Dance
Peggy Deichmiller sent us these and writes:
I just wanted to share a couple pictures of my nephews wedding. The Mother Son dance was priceless, I don't think there was a dry eye in the house. Best wishes for a long & happy life to J.D. & Christi Tucker.

Peggy Deichmiller

Redbuds on the Park City Road
Picture Featured:    April 11, 2011 Redbuds on the Park City Road
Vickie Carson sent us these and writes:
The gray of winter is on its way out! Redbuds along the Park City Road in Mammoth Cave National Park on Friday afternoon.

Thanks for sharing...
Picture Featured:    April 12, 2011 Thanks for sharing...
smcclellan sent us these and writes:
this is a picture of my dahlia's last year


A Mourner?
Picture Featured:    April 13, 2011 A Mourner?
David Jessie sent us this photo and writes:


Swimming with the gentle giants
Picture Featured:    April 14, 2011 Swimming with the gentle giants
Nathan Sewell sent us this photo and writes:
Swimming with the Gentle Giants

The center swimmers in this picture are Nathan and Lea Sewell of Glasgow. Unbeliveable and unforgettable are the two words we'd use to describe this experience. The Georgia Aquarium now has the largest aquarium tank in the world and also the only aquarium where you can swim with four enormous whale sharks like the one shown in this photo, not to mention 4 huge manta rays, many sharks and hundreds of other aquatic life. We can't wait to go back and do it again! For more information check out this link:

Local Bass
Picture Featured:    April 15, 2011 Local Bass
Marty Lile sent us this photo and writes:
Friday April 8th Tailor Lile of Glasgow caught this stringer of six Large Mouth Bass from a local farm pond. The bass ranged from 1 ¾ lbs to 4 lbs. Five of the fish were over 2 lbs and three were over 3 lbs. Great way to wind up the last day of Spring Break.

Marty Lile

Enjoy the Bounty of the Barrens!
Picture Featured:    April 16, 2011 Enjoy the Bounty of the Barrens!
Billy Ray sent us this photo and writes:
I borrowed this picture from Kevin Morrow. It shows Bounty of the Barrens Farmers’ Market in its new location on the Courthouse lawn. The market features all local produce and crafts and is open on Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Bounty of the Barrens Market

Spring has Sprung
Picture Featured:    April 17, 2011 Spring has Sprung
Wendell Kennison sent us this photo and writes:
Hi Bill,
It looks like Spring has sprung as the old saying goes..The dogwoods and redbuds are in their full glory now. Hope everyone enjoys the picture..

Wendell Kennison

Here's to a great summer of baseball!
Picture Featured:    April 18, 2011 Here
Benisha Wilson sent us this photo and writes:
Bill, here is a Picture of the 2011 Summer League Phillies. These Kids Played great and the Coaches did a great job, in the Red Cross Tournment on 4-9-11. Looking foward to a great Summer of Baseball. GO PHILLIES!!!

Knockout Rose
Picture Featured:    April 19, 2011 Knockout Rose
"smcclellan" sent us this photo and writes:

Bradford Pear
Picture Featured:    April 20, 2011 Bradford Pear
James sent us this photo and writes:
Bradford Pear blossom close up. Too bad the season ended so soon.


Hail in Bowling Green
Picture Featured:    April 21, 2011 Hail in Bowling Green
Nick Woodcock sent us this photo and writes:
Here's a picture showing the size of the hail that fell in Bowling Green Thursday night, 4-19-11. Looks to be about marble size.

Respect for Our Ancestors
Picture Featured:    April 22, 2011 Respect for Our Ancestors
Dallas Arosteguy sent us this photo and writes:
Respect for Our Ancestors

A community service project was held this past Saturday, April 16th at the Ralston-Renfro Cemetery near Skaggs Creek Barren County. Many small cemeteries have no maintenance and are over grown and in deplorable conditions. We felt we owed it to our progenitors of Barren County laid to rest in small and forgotten cemeteries to keep their final resting place neat, clean, and not forgotten As an annual event “Day-Of- Service” to the community and in hopes of building bridges of friendship between the peoples of all faiths, faith-based organizations, civic leaders, and community organizations a cemetery was selected. Clean up of about 85% of the cemetery was completed in a four hour period with the help of approximately sixty volunteers of the community. Final completion will be scheduled during the month of May 2011.

The event was sponsored by the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints - Glasgow Branch

Acknowledgements to Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky – Rose Mary Byrd, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Kentucky – John Botts, Glasgow High School- Sara Howard and Kole Wilkinson

A Very Special Thanks to all those who helped! Our motto is Helping Hands & Linking Arms -

Dallas Arosteguy, Public Affairs Glasgow Branch

Picture Featured:    April 23, 2011 Pretty....
SMcClellan sent us these and writes:

This is my mother Juanita Runyon who is 78 years young .She was taking pictures in her Easter dress 2011.

Red Cross Jr. Beta
Picture Featured:    April 24, 2011 Red Cross Jr. Beta
Tammie Neal sent us these and writes:
(top) Beta students will over 1,000 service hours already this year - Jamie Brandel, Breawna Chapman, Ann Claire Clemmons, Gunnar Greer, Zack McDaniel, Bradon Burks

(middle) Red Cross Jr. Beta members with over 500 service hours this year - Jordan Berry, Kelby Burks, Jon Micheala Cherry, Nick England, Hannah Gaddie, Gibson Lowe, Summer Lowe

(bottom) The following students have over 300 service hours recorded for this year so far - MaKenzie Ballard, Sydney Ballard, Kelsy Byrd, Tamara Combs, Dymie Howard, Katilyn Mesker, Raina Rodriguez, Meagan Shirley, Sara Skaggs

Inside Mammoth Cave
Picture Featured:    April 25, 2011 Inside Mammoth Cave
Vickie Carson sent us this photo and writes:
WKYU-PBS came to Mammoth Cave yesterday to shoot the Wild Cave tour. They brought 14 broadcasting students to act as the tour participants plus five crew members. Jackie Wheet was our guide and I coordinated the shoot, and they interviewed Jackie, too. We shot at the Bare Hole, Cleaveland's Cabinet, around the Lantern Room, Cathedral Domes (above photo by David Brinkley on his IPhone!), and Peanut Butter Alley. White-nose syndrome protocol was followed and they were all concerned for the bats. Their lighting was fantastic! WKU Photographer Clinton Lewis was with us, too. This footage will be included with some on white-water rafting and skydiving for an outdoor adventure show; air-date to be determined.

Vickie Carson
Public Information Officer
Mammoth Cave National Park

Cheerleaders with Daisy
Picture Featured:    April 26, 2011 Cheerleaders with Daisy
Debbie Russell sent us this photo and writes:
Just wanted to share a cute picture of Daisy Duck with some Barren County Cheerleaders and students in Disney World in February. Daisy saw they were there for the National Cheerleading competitions and wanted to cheer with them! Pictured are Kayce Russell, Morgan Martin, Whitney Williams and Megan Williams.

Debbie Russell

More Storm Damage!
Picture Featured:    April 27, 2011 More Storm Damage!
Judy Walker sent us this photo and writes:
Hey Bill, thought I would share a photo of a tree that went down in my back yard Sunday AM during the storm that hit Haywood. Since Mark has my chain saw don't you think he should come down and clean this up? Bet that'll happen. LOL


Interesting and Beautiful
Picture Featured:    April 28, 2011 Interesting and Beautiful
Clara & Marty Stilts sent us these and writes:
(upper) Monday of this week we were in Liberty, Kentucky to visit a friend. We saw this very unique parking spot. There is place for water, feed plus a covered shelter. Just thought others would be interested in this.

(lower) Dogwoods are so beautiful his year. This was from our front yard.

Earth Day
Picture Featured:    April 29, 2011 Earth Day
Amy Gassaway sent us this photo and writes:
In honor of Earth Day, North Jackson Preschool classes planted a pear tree on the school grounds. Steve Robertson visited NJE preschool classes where he read a story about Earth Day and then helped the classes celebrate by planting a tree.

We thank Mr. Robertson for making NJE Preschool a fun place to be!

Amy Gassaway
Preschool Teacher
North Jackson Elementary

Dennis Walker
Picture Featured:    April 30, 2011 Dennis Walker
Brookie Walker sent us this photo and writes:
My husband Dennis Walker found these. The biggest one was 10 inches tall and 4 inches wide. They were found in Metcalfe County on April 21st. Thanks

Brookie Walker

Picture Featured:    May 01, 2011 Parker...
Matt and Becky Wheeler sent us this photo and writes:
This is our 2-year-old Grandson Parker Clark, riding his golf cart. Thanks for sharing.

Matt and Becky Wheeler

National Music Week
Picture Featured:    May 02, 2011 National Music Week
Linda Hitchcock sent us this photo and writes:
Hi Bill,
County Judge Executive Davie Greer and Glasgow Mayor Rhonda Trautman sign a joint proclamation on behalf of Glasgow Musicale in recognition of National Music Week, May 1-8, 2011.

seated: County Judge Executive Davie Greer, Mayor Rhonda Trautman
standing: Barbara Pendleton, Shana Pack, Petie McLean, Anne Matthews, Linda Hitchcock, Mary Elizabeth Berry, Norma Redford, Sheila Kinneer Pook

all the best,
Linda Hitchcock

Dogwoods at GMC
Picture Featured:    May 03, 2011 Dogwoods at GMC
Pam Robertson sent us this photo and writes:
The Beautiful Dogwood trees this was taken in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.

U of L Cheerleaders
Picture Featured:    May 04, 2011 U of L Cheerleaders
Rachel Lynn Calvert sent us these and writes:
I am a Glasgow High Alumni and now cheering for the University of Louisville. Recently, my team traveled to Daytona Beach, Florida and competed at the NCA College Nationals. We have 4 teams, small co-ed, large co-ed, all girl, and the lady bird dance team. We all received 1st place in Division 1A making it a clean sweep at nationals. We have the largest and best cheerleading program in the world! Thank you everyone for the support!


Barren County Courthouse
Picture Featured:    May 05, 2011 Barren County Courthouse
James Clouse sent us this photo and writes:
Trying out a wide angle lens. We have a beautiful courthouse.


The Red Cross Hot Rods
Picture Featured:    May 06, 2011 The Red Cross Hot Rods
Amy Perkins sent us this photo and writes:
The Red Cross Hot Rods won the Traveler’s Pre-Season Tournament (for the Minor League) in Edmonton on Tuesday, April 19th. They went undefeated during the tournament.

In the picture are:
Back Row (left to right): Asst. Coach Thomas Hogue, Cameron Hurt, Gunnar Westmoreland, Caleb Day, Clint Lowe, Harley Combs, Beau Glaab and Coach Todd Perkins
Front Row (left to right): Patrick Hogue, Tristan Cayton, Dustin Rupe, and Ben Estes

James' Iris
Picture Featured:    May 07, 2011 James
James Clouse sent us this photo and writes:
It must be springtime! Fortunately the storm this morning did not damage my iris.


Daniel Boone?
Picture Featured:    May 08, 2011 Daniel Boone?
Wilma Bragg sent us this photo and writes:
this my little 3-year-old grandson he thinks he he is daniel boone with this hat on his name is daniel he is so precious.

wilma bragg (grandmother)

Country Music Marathon
Picture Featured:    May 09, 2011 Country Music Marathon
Amy Cantine sent us this photo and writes:
Pictured above are Anita Meek and Amy Cantine at the Country Music Marathon start line.

My mom and I completed our 8th Nashville half marathon this past Saturday. We walked 13.1 miles and are counting the days until next year’s marathon. The marathon is done in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and other great charities.

At the Bounty of the Barrens!
Picture Featured:    May 10, 2011 At the Bounty of the Barrens!
Billy Ray sent us this photo and writes:
Josh Johnson playing at Bounty of the Barrens Farmers's Market. The market is open Saturday mornings on the lawn of Barren County Courthouse.

Sustainable Glasgow/Bounty of the Barrens

At Old Mulkey
Picture Featured:    May 11, 2011 At Old Mulkey
Michele Wheat sent us this photo and writes:
This photo was taken Sunday, April 30th and the Old Mulkey State Park in Tompkinsville. The director of the park, Sheila Rush Jobe had mentioned to me that they had discovered a Hawk’s nest in one of the large trees near the play area at the park and wondered if I would try to photograph the nest in hopes of seeing the Hawk. Saturday was the Doggone Easter Egg Hunt for all dogs large or small that wanted to attend. After the hunt was over, Sheila’s assistant Charles took me to where the nest could be seen & we were lucky enough to be getting there just in time. The beautiful Hawk flew straight into the nest.

The park is absolutely beautiful this time of the year & a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch, take your four legged friend for a walk, let your children play on the playground or just check out the Meeting House & cemetery.

Michele Wheat

Chloe and Braxtyn
Picture Featured:    May 12, 2011 Chloe and Braxtyn
Brandon & Heather Tooley sent us this photo and write:
This is a picture of our children Chloe & Braxtyn Tooley on Easter Sunday before church. I would just like to share.

Thank You,
Brandon & Heather Tooley

Check out this car!
Picture Featured:    May 13, 2011 Check out this car!
Billy Ray sent us this photo and writes:
At Glasgow Rotary today (May 5), Calvin Smith gave a great talk about his work and interest in time trial events at Bonnieville Salt Flats.

Emma Pack
Picture Featured:    May 14, 2011 Emma Pack
Shana and Brian Pack sent us this photo and write:
Hi Bill,
Please find a picture of our daughter, Emma Pack, attached. Last Fall, Emma won the 8-9 year-old Girls division local NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition held here in Glasgow. She also won the next level in Bowling Green, and was in the top 4 for girls in her age group in our multi-state region. This qualified her to compete at the "Team Level" held Dec. 5 at the Cincinnati Bengals game, where she came in 3rd place. She is shown here with her trophy football, medal, ribbons and shirt she received for her performance in the competition. The top 4 participants in the Team Level in all of the competitions across the US competed for the national title, so Emma made it pretty far!

The NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick competition is open to boys and girls ages 6-15. In the competition, each participant gets one punt, one pass, and one kick. Each is scored on distance, minus how far the ball is off a center line. All three scores are then added together for a composite score.

We're so proud of Emma. She was a good ambassador of Glasgow and represented our community well!

Shana and Brian Pack

From Patty Gentry
Picture Featured:    May 15, 2011 From Patty Gentry
Patty Gentry sent us these and writes:
(upper) Andrea Dugger, Sadie Poynter, & Jenna Brooks, fourth grade students at North Jackson Elementary School, coordinated a drive to assist the Japanense residents who recently suffered a devastating earthquake & tsunami. The total amount donated by students was $609.02. The students, along with Superintendent of Barren County Schools, Dr. Jerry Ralston and NJE Principal Anthony Frazier are shown presenting the check to Dr. Mody and Stacy Janes with American Red Cross.

(lower) North Jackson Elementary, for the first time, offered a gifted and talented program to the 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. JEMS, Jaguars Examining Multiple Studies, was offered to the students for four Saturdays. There were four content areas that all students participated in; math, science, visual arts, and technology. The students had a great opportunity to participate in a math scavenger hunt, travel to a planet and create a tool to help them get home, create beautiful pieces of art work, and create a public service announcment.

Front row: pictured left to right: Gracie York, Emily Perkins, Erin Wilson, Savannah Kingery, Brooklyn Brown, Natalie Gray, Katie Pack, Spencer Steenbergen, & Malia Owens. Back row: pictured left to right: Jenna Brooks, Lydia Brooks, Kaylyn Hale, Madison Wilson, Trey Carver, Mason Tomko, Eli Reynolds, & Chelsea York

Edmund Rogers Chapter of the DAR
Picture Featured:    May 16, 2011 Edmund Rogers Chapter of the DAR
Dorothy Wade sent us this photo and writes:
Bill, the Edmund Rogers Chapter of the Daughters of the America Revolution Regent Linda Hitchcock on right, First Vice Regent June Jackson on left. This was taken at a recent chapter meeting.

Dorothy Wade

Here from Malaysia!
Picture Featured:    May 17, 2011 Here from Malaysia!
Rebecca Kinslow sent us this photo and writes:
The Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library welcomed Craig and Angie Davis as they presented a program on Malaysia, their home for the past three years. Malaysia is a country on the equator where 90 degree weather with 90 percent humidity is normal. The markets offer a variety of fresh fish, chicken and fruit that we cannot purchase locally. The Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin buildings in the world, are located in Kuala Lumpur and demonstrate the harmonious convergence of ideas, skills and technology. This is the fourth program in the “My Country, My Culture” series.

Perilous Perch
Picture Featured:    May 18, 2011 Perilous Perch
Jason Hohmann sent us this photo he entitled "Perilous Perch" and writes:
This past Saturday at The Bounty of the Barrens we heard some loud singing. After a quick look around we spotted this little guy just singing away. Good thing for him, no shots were fired.

Leadership of Tomorrow
Picture Featured:    May 19, 2011 Leadership of Tomorrow
Wilma Bragg sent us this photo and writes:


Goat Browsers
Picture Featured:    May 20, 2011 Goat Browsers
Al Dilley sent us this photo and writes:
Bill, hard working crew members of Goat Browsers consuming and recycling vegetation recently in Trigg Ct.

Cute Kids
Picture Featured:    May 21, 2011 Cute Kids
(upper photo) Lena Carver sent us this photo and writes:
Pictured is Houston Childers, 2-year-old grandson of Lena Carver, putting up his miniature horse, Pee Wee.

(lower photos) Billy and Cindy Deckard sent us these and write:

Bill here is a picture of our grandsons, Brock and Caleb Deckard, Brock was born in 2009 and Caleb in 2010, They almost look like twins, don't you think! Thanks for sharing!

Billy and Cindy Deckard

Thanks for being you....
Picture Featured:    May 22, 2011 Thanks for being you....
Shawna Shartzer sent us this photo and writes:
Just want to send a "Thanks for being you" to Mr. Charles Hogan in Park City, Kentucky. As a previous neighbor, Denver and I were in admiration of Mr. and Mrs. Hogan's poppy seed flower garden. After many years of moving away, but remaining friends, I took time to cherish a moment by taking our children to see the Hogan's and their outstanding garden. Upon one arrival two years ago, Charlie graciously gave me a poppy seed plant and to my surprise I came home today to it's very first beautiful bloom. I am honored to carry on the generation of this plant with great memories of a treasured friendship with the Hogan family. I hope this story and image of the gorgeous flower will remind others to also take time out of their busy schedules to visit neighbors and friends that have a way of falling out of our path when we least expect it, but continue to remain close to our hearts no matter the distance...

Denver, Shawna, Paden & Jolee Shartzer

What a canoe trip!
Picture Featured:    May 23, 2011 What a canoe trip!
John and Melanie Austin sent us this photo and write:
In April, this crew of guys went on a canoe trip down a local creek (that's classified) :-) and came back w/a stringer full of crappie and bass. From left to right: Brian Cox, Whitney Sewell, Dillon Austin, and John Austin

Now that's a storm front...
Picture Featured:    May 24, 2011 Now that
Ted McMurtrey sent us this a few days ago and writes:
I didn't stay outside too long while this was moving across Glasgow.

That's not a squirrel!
Picture Featured:    May 25, 2011 That
Jeff Edwards sent us this photo ("Raccoon reaches for a snack") and writes:
Hi Bill,
This Raccoon decided to steal a snack from our squirrel feeder in the backyard during the afternoon shower today! He can have all he wants, we’ll buy more! I just thought it was an interesting shot.

Jeff Edwards

Kids having fun!
Picture Featured:    May 26, 2011 Kids having fun!
(upper photo) William and Sheila Bunch sent us this photo and writes:
The preschool classes at Highland Elementary recently enjoyed a field trip to Bunch Farms. The children enjoyed a hayride, feeding beef cattle, seed planting, petting of animals, games and even experienced first hand farm machinery. The children ended their trip with lunch, ice cream and in honor of Kentucky Derby week, the classes participated in a tobacco stick horse race. Thanks to everyone who helped make the field trip a success.

William and Sheila Bunch

(lower photo) Patty Gentry sent us this photo and writes:
North Jackson’s Drama Club had a second successful year! The club was visited by Mr. Robert Brock, who portrayed Mark Twain, attended a play in Bowling Green, performed by WKU’s Drama students, and capped of the year with their own performance of Emmit Otter’s Jug Band Show, adapted from Jim Henson’s Classic Tales. Thanks to all drama students and parents who made this year such a success!

Patty Gentry

School Fun (and good work)
Picture Featured:    May 27, 2011 School Fun (and good work)
Tammie Neal sent us these and writes:
(upper photo) The Derby winners were Montana Shake, Jack Nesbitt, Kelton Burke, Conner Berry.

(lower photo) The Red Cross Elementary Jr. Beta Club officers recently purchased items to make homemade Easter baskets for a couple of our members. Two of our beta families lost their home to fire during Spring Break.

Bradon Burks, Jordan Berry, and Summer Lowe are in the picture.

National Nursing Home Week
Picture Featured:    May 28, 2011 National Nursing Home Week
Amy Loyall from Barren Co. Health Care Center sent us these and writes:
(top photo) Looks like Dennis Devore is in trouble! The Sheriff (resident Kathleen Jeffries,on right) and her Deputy (resident Edith Page, on left), are shown arresting Dennis for causing "Disorderly Conduct" among residents and staff at Barren County Health Care Center. Dennis performed a country music show during National Nursing Home Week, as part of Country/Western Day. Thank you Dennis Devore for always providing great entertainment for our residents!

(lower photos) Here are some of the employees dressed up for Pajama Day and Country/Western Day at Barren County Health Care Center, during National Nursing Home Week!

Joel and Miki
Picture Featured:    May 29, 2011 Joel and Miki
Mike Padgett sent us these photos...
(upper photo) Joel Padgett, graduate of Glasgow High School and son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Padgett, received two awards at the Annual WKU ROTC Student Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Western Kentucky University. The awards are: 1) Reserve Officers Association of the United States of America Award which is given to a student who is in the top 10% of his or her ROTC Class and who demonstrates outstanding qualities of leadership, moral character and high aptitude for military service, 2) The 300 Club Award is given to Cadets who score above 300 points on their record Army Physical Fitness Test.

Joel is finishing his Junior year at Western and will spend his summer at the Leader Development and Assessment Course Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington and Airborne School at Ft. Benning, GA.

(lower photos) Miki and Joel Padgett are pictured here. Miki is our oldest son and is still in the service of his country with the Department of Defense. He is stationed in Afghanistan. Joel is our youngest son and is at WKU in the ROTC program and has just finished his junior year. He hopes to graduate December of 2012.

Police Officers Memorial Service
Picture Featured:    May 30, 2011 Police Officers Memorial Service
Kevin Rigsby sent us this photo and writes:
I attended the local Police Officers Memorial service in Glasgow on Friday, 5/13/11. It was scheduled to be held on the North side of the 911 center building where the two markers for the fallen Officers from the Glasgow Police Department were placed earlier in the week, but due to rain, it was held inside the Glasgow Fire Department. In the history of the Glasgow Police Department there have been two officers killed in the line of duty. They were Police Officer Robert J. Thurman who was shot on Friday, September 18, 1914, and Town Marshal Harry Collins who was shot on Friday, July 19th, 1929. These two officers were recognized during this ceremony and a wreath was submitted in their honor. The wreath has 2 red roses in remembrance of the two fallen officers, and 35 blue roses to recognize the current sworn officers now serving with the Glasgow Police Department. Members from the GPD along with members from the Barren County Sheriff's Department, the T.J. Samson Security Department, the Glasgow Fire Department, and other local agencies were in attendance. There were also several private citizens that attended this memorial service.

Luke Deckard
Picture Featured:    May 31, 2011 Luke Deckard
Jackie Nuckols sent us this photo and writes:
Luke Deckard is the winner of the 2011 Alumni Scholarship of $1000. Luke is the son of Tony and Joyce Deckard. Presenting the award on behalf of the Alumni Association is President, Bud Tarry and Barren County High School Principal, Steve Riley. Luke is the third recipient of the alumni scholarship and will be pursuing his education at Western Kentucky University.

Jackie Nuckols
Barren County High School

Thanks so much...
Picture Featured:    June 01, 2011 Thanks so much...
Bonita Elmore sent us this photo and writes:
Steve (Jones),
Thanks so much for honoring Billy in this way.

Bonita Elmore

STLP Showcase
Picture Featured:    June 02, 2011 STLP Showcase
Tammie Neal sent us these and writes:
These are pictures from STLP Showcase in Lexington on 5-13-11. We made it into the finals :)

News from the Library
Picture Featured:    June 03, 2011 News from the Library
Linda Hitchcock sent us these and writes:
Dear Bill,
The Barren County Public Library Board of Trustees of the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library: John Rogers, Chair, Aileen Rose, Vice-Chair, Cindy Greer, Linda Hitchcock and Rebecca Jones hosted a reception in celebration of two years on South Green Street on Sunday, May 15, 2011. The purpose was to remember the past, embrace the present and work together towards the future. Jim Lee, President of Citizens First Bank was presented with a framed Resolution to "commend, honor and salute" Citizens First Bank for helping the Library Board realize the vision to give the citizens of Barren County the best library facilities and for their continuing service to the children and adults of Barren County. Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library Property Board Chair presented a final check to the Library Board before the Property Board was formally dissolved. Their tireless efforts and years of dedicated service will be long remembered and appreciated.

(upper photo) Jim Lee, President Citizens First Bank speaks to the audience

(lower photo) From left: Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Property Board Members Frances Bastien, Phil Patton, Shelby Bale, Al Elder, Jim Hyatt, Rossie Kingery present check for $28,476 to Library Board Development Chair Linda Hitchcock; absent from photo: the late Walter Baker, Kelly Bell, Clarence Frederick and James Trigg Pace. Photos taken by John Hitchcock.

Thanks for EPB's continued generous support!

Linda Hitchcock

Celebrating Accomplishments
Picture Featured:    June 04, 2011 Celebrating Accomplishments
(upper photo) Vickie Carson sent us this photo and writes:
Mammoth Cave Green Team wins top NPS honors for recycling

(MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK – May 19, 2011) Superintendent Patrick Reed announced that the park’s Green Team has been awarded the 2010 National Park Service Environmental Achievement Award. Deputy Regional Director Gordon Wissinger came to the park on May 17 to present a plaque to the team members.

“Mammoth Cave is honored to have been chosen to receive this award,” said Reed. “Our Green Team is an interdisciplinary group of employees who share a great passion for the environment. They strive to make park operations cleaner and eliminate waste – their ideas have made a big difference in what we are recycling versus what is hauled away to a landfill. Their work is impressive.”

The NPS 2010 Environmental Achievement Award in Waste/Pollution Prevention and Recycling recognized the Team’s 2009 efforts, which included: In park offices and break rooms, the Green Team installed water purification systems or provided filtered pitchers to reduce the number of water bottles employees used. The Green Team worked with the Dart Corporation and G & R Reclamation in Horse Cave to greatly expand the park’s recycling program. Dart is a major producer of these products and invited the park to be the first participant in its new recycling program. G & R Reclamation recycles plastics, computers, glass, aluminum, tin, newspaper, wood pallets, paperboard and shredded office paper. The Team introduced new waste reduction activities and educated park staff on ways to eliminate solid waste before it is generated; websites such as remove households and businesses from junk mailing lists. Team members demonstrated examples of household composting.

“The park’s concessionaire, Forever Resorts, is an active member of the Green Team,” said Mark Rich, park safety officer and leader of the Green Team. “Forever Resorts and the park work together to manage all recyclable items, including, glass, paper, plastic, aluminum, copper, steel, wood pallets, batteries, used fluorescent tubes, and cardboard. The most impressive part of this partnership is the operation of a cardboard compactor and a plastics baler, two pieces of equipment that have greatly reduced the amount of garbage the park and its visitors produce each year.”

Forever Resorts purchased the cardboard compactor, and shares it with the park. The NPS (through the Southeast Regional Environmental and Sustainability Program) purchased the plastics baler, and shares it with Forever Resorts. In 2009, this partnership resulted in more than 31 tons of solid waste being diverted from a landfill, and recycling 4,753 pounds of plastic, and 58,000 pounds of cardboard.

In total in 2009, Mammoth Cave National Park recycled 73 wood pallets; 1,089 pounds of clear glass; 347 pounds of brown glass; 3,224 pounds of office paper; 2,823 pounds of newspaper; 19,031 pounds of steel; 4,753 pounds of plastic; 510 pounds of aluminum cans; 8,820 pounds of scrap metal; 471 pounds of copper; and over 58,000 pounds of cardboard. “Reduce, reuse, recycle – the Green Team employees take those words to heart,” added Reed.

Photo caption: Green Team Leader Mark Rich (far right) accepts the Environmental Achievement Award from Deputy Regional Director Gordon Wissinger, on behalf of Mammoth Cave’s Green Team. The plastic bale in the foreground represents 250 pounds of the 4,753 pounds of plastic that the Team recycled last year.

Present in the photo are: (l to r) Josh Johnson, Brandi Button, Scotty Powell, Chester Stark, Cheryl Messenger, Deputy NPS Regional Director Gordon Wissinger, and Mark Rich. Other Green Team members not present include: Josh Clemmons, Joel Gillespie, Jon Green, Johnny Merideth, Rick Olson, and Forever Resorts Asst. General Manager Sarah Martin.

(lower photo) Wilma Bragg sent us this photo and writes:

Whitney Spears
Picture Featured:    June 05, 2011 Whitney Spears
Aundi Thomas (BCHS GOALS Program Counselor) sent us this photo and writes:
Barren County High School’s after school program called Barren Beyond the Bell, a, 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) recently rated two of its program options and presented completion awards for over 370 participants. Though a federally funded grant, Barren County High School has started an outstanding afterschool program with a variety of activities which offer curriculum integrated into a host of physical activities and other academic aids in addition to a 21st Century Guidance Counselor, CheyAnne Fant.

BC Stride, an afterschool running and healthy choices club, stands out because of the substantial positive feedback for our students at BCHS, in addition to the exceptional rating, which was one of the highest among 400+ programs with 21st CCLC. BC Stride Running Club was developed by Aundi Thomas, G.O.A.L.S. Program Counselor at BCHS. BC Stride Running Club teaches and encourages an array of healthy habits for adolescents to utilize in their lives. With focus on a healthy body and mind, the running program begins with a jog/walk combination and leads into a run/jog combination. This afterschool activity was offered to all BCHS students during the afterschool program called Barren Beyond the Bell.

BC Stride recognizes Whitney Spears for her dedication and success as she embraces a motivational spirit daily when encountering challenges of the program. Whitney achieved above and beyond the goal of the program, and she participated in the Butterflies for Maddie 5K Run. Whitney is running at a faster pace than any other participants, enjoys running, and exceeds expectations by achieving more. Whitney took it upon herself to eat healthy and participate in other physical fitness programs offered with the 21st CCLC. Whitney was recognized and received the following awards: 110% Award with BC Stride Running Club, 110% with Zumba program, Certificate of 30+ days of attendance with Barren Beyond the Bell.

Terry and Melissa
Picture Featured:    June 06, 2011 Terry and Melissa
Sunshine Flowers sent us this photo and writes:
This is Melissa Lutterman and her brother Terry Flowers on Prom day. They lost their father in '06 . He would be so proud of his children wish he was here to see her all grown up and going to prom.

Pearl Greer, 103!
Picture Featured:    June 07, 2011 Pearl Greer, 103!
Julie Edwards sent us this photo and writes:
This is my grandmother Pearl Greer on her birthday, she turned 103 on Sunday, May 22.


Davie Greer sent us the photo as well. She writes:
Bill: Thought you might like to put this picture on the Glasgow page. This is Pearl Greer, mother of Jerry, grandmother of Julie & Cathy She was 103 Sunday the 22 of May.

Compassionate Friends of South Central Ky.
Picture Featured:    June 08, 2011 Compassionate Friends of South Central Ky.
Lisa Bennett sent us this photo and writes:
The Compassionate Friends of South Central Ky. 1st annual Balloon Launch on Mother’s day weekend. The balloon release was in honor of our children that we have lost and no longer with us. We never want them to be forgotten. TCF of South Central Ky. is a support group for parents that have endured the loss of a child, grandparents and siblings sharing this same loss. We meet every second Tuesday of each month at the T.J. Samson Educational Resource Center 1060 Glenview Dr. Glasgow.

For more information contact Lisa Bennett 270-590-5230 or Charlotte Roach at 270-670-7089. Thank you.

Lisa Bennett
Chapter leader
TCF of South Central Ky.

National Nursing Home Week
Picture Featured:    June 09, 2011 National Nursing Home Week
Loretta Cummings sent us these and writes:
(upper photos) The residents at Glenview Health Care Facility enjoyed a fun-filled week of entertainment during National Nursing Home Week. Patriotic Day with VFW and Posting Colors and musical entertainment from Jared Hall and Kayla Hall.

(lower photos) Rock and Roll Day with North Jackson Elementary School and Dennis Devore.

Loretta Cummings

At Mammoth Cave NP
Picture Featured:    June 10, 2011 At Mammoth Cave NP
Vickie Carson sent us this photo and writes:
I was taking pictures of the construction at the visitor center this morning and almost stepped on this little fawn, hunkered down just outside the hazard fencing. It remained still for a moment and then bolted across the field, bleating loudly. Remember -- a mama white-tail leaves her fawn while she forages. Just because a fawn is alone doesn't mean it is orphaned; leave it be. Doe and fawn will reunite later in the day.

Vickie Carson
Public Information Officer
Mammoth Cave National Park

Picture Featured:    June 11, 2011 Kelsey
SMcClellan sent us these and writes:


Foxglove Beard-tongue at Weldon Park
Picture Featured:    June 12, 2011 Foxglove Beard-tongue at Weldon Park
Linda Craiger sent us these and writes:
Mr. Anderson,
The Foxglove Beard-tongue (scientific name White Penstemon digitalis) is currently blooming at the Glasgow Garden Club and Glasgow Recreational Department's Native Plant Habitat along the walking trail at Weldon Park.

This native perenial flower requires full sun to medium shade and is cold and drought tolerant. It provides diversity to the plant community and coexists with other native species. Birds, bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are attracted to it.

Walk the trail for health and fitness; enjoy the plants along the way.

Linda Craiger,
Glasgow Garden Club

Picture Featured:    June 13, 2011 72ND SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Chris Stonerock sent us this photo and writes:

Kenny Perry at Valhalla
Picture Featured:    June 14, 2011 Kenny Perry at Valhalla
Nick Woodcock sent us this photo and writes:
My buddy Cale Hensel and I went to watch the PGA Seniors Championship at Valhalla in Louisville Friday 5/27/11. Pictured here on the 8th green is Kenny Perry and his caddy. It's was a lot of fun to see someone from Kentucky playing at a level of golf like this. We had a blast!

Duvall Reunion
Picture Featured:    June 15, 2011 Duvall Reunion
"sduvall" sent us these and writes:
On May 28th, descendants of Fred and Iva Duvall gathered for a family reunion at Barren River State Park. Fred and Iva had 9 children (Paul, Roy, Robert Lee, Earl, James, Ralph, Clarine, Carl, and Dorothy) and 26 grandchildren. Ralph “Rusty” Duvall and his wife, Naomi attended, as did Rohena Duvall (James). Everyone had a wonderful time!

The 15 first cousins who attended were as follows: back row – Davie Greer, Roy E. Duvall, Paul E. Duvall, Bobby Duvall, Danny Duvall, Anita Kirkland, Sandy Duvall, Brenda Nelson, and Carolyn Bell; front row – Rhonda Duvall, Phyllis Witty, Connie Long, Donna Arnold, Kenny Duvall and Glenda Spillman.

Pedestrians at Autumn Ridge
Picture Featured:    June 16, 2011 Pedestrians at Autumn Ridge
Kristen Copas sent us this photo and writes:
Hi Bill,
Here is a better picture of the Geese in Autumn Ridge if you want to share it. They came through on May 20th.

Kristen Copas

The Characters
Picture Featured:    June 17, 2011 The Characters
Melanie Watson sent us this photo and writes:
Dear Webmeister -
These young ladies really are characters - Disney characters from Ms. Adrienne's Dance Studio 11th annual Recital "The Wonderful World of Disney." Just in case you can't name them all, here they are.

Back L to R: Victoria Cain (The Mad Hatter), Sarah Scott (Pocahantas), Marissa Moore (Sleeping Beauty), Pooja Santapuram (Jasmine), Chenoah Lessenberry (Cinderella), Stephanie Mattingly (Ariel), Kasey Russel (Belle), Aubrey Bolinger (Alice in Wonderland) and Lauren Milam (Minnie Mouse)
Front: Victoria Watson (Jessie the Cow Girl) with Bull's Eye

Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine
Picture Featured:    June 18, 2011 Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine
Glenda Troxall sent us this photo and writes:
This is London Darrell Minor at A Day out With Thomas in New Haven, Ky. He is with grandparents Lottie & Dave Boles, parents Aimee Hawks & Chris Minor and Grandparents Keith & Glenda Troxall. It was a hot but wonderful day. They have another day out June 11th. check it out at They have all kinds of fun things to do.

Fun at the Highland Games
Picture Featured:    June 19, 2011 Fun at the Highland Games
Karen Miller sent us this photo and writes:
These are my grandsons Kristian Miller and Lorenzo Cantero. This picture was taken from the Glasgow Highland Games. They had such fun!

BAVEL Graduates
Picture Featured:    June 20, 2011 BAVEL Graduates
Amanda Wright sent us this photo and writes:
June 4, 2011 – Twenty two students received high school diplomas this year from BAVEL, the Barren Academy of Virtual and Expanded Learning, which held the first of its two high school graduation receptions last Thursday afternoon in Glasgow at the South Central Bank Operations Center community room. The second reception took place on Monday, June 6, 2011 at the Boone County Public Library in Burlington, Kentucky.

The class of 2011 graduates represented four school districts across the state of Kentucky including Barren, Henry, Edmonson and Boone. This year, the high school had over 95 students from eighteen Kentucky school districts enrolled, with that number continuing to grow each year.

BAVEL, which is fully accredited by the Kentucky Department of Education to grant diplomas to its graduates, is in its seventh year of operation. All the teachers are fully certified to teach the classes offered, which includes everything from physical education and foreign language to numerous high level science and math classes. The school has recently expanded their course offerings to include both on-campus and virtual dual credit courses through Western Kentucky University and Murray State University.

Graduating senior Shaylin McGuire was named the Valedictorian of this year’s graduating class. McGuire is graduating with a 4.0 GPA and plans to take a year off to pursue her singing career before pursuing post-secondary education the following year.

Graduating senior Branson Redford was named the Salutatorian. Redford plans to attend the Bowling Green Technical College to pursue Automotive Technology.

Twelve of the twenty-two graduates attended the Barren County reception, along with their families, friends, school administrators and other officials. Another eight students were represented in Boone County.

Speaking to this year’s graduating class, Kentucky Virtual High School teacher Dr. Lucinda Sanders inspired students to believe in themselves and pursue post-secondary education. She spoke of their hard work and dedication, and commended them on being successful in an innovative environment that teaches them 21st century skills and prepares them for their future.

Anyone interested in finding out more about this unique high school opportunity, may obtain additional information by visiting the school’s website at or contacting Amanda Wright directly by telephone at 670-3739 or by email at

Visiting Normandy
Picture Featured:    June 21, 2011 Visiting Normandy
Suzanne and Terrell Alexander sent us these and write:
Good Day Bill!!!
We thought we'd send you some pictures taken on our D-Day tour of the American beaches in Normandy. We visited there on D-Day (June 6th) 2010. Pictures were taken in St Mere Eglise, Point Du Hoc and Omaha Beach as they look today.

Suzanne and Terrell Alexander

Happy 50th!
Picture Featured:    June 22, 2011 Happy 50th!
Marilyn Barrick sent us this photo and writes:
50th Birthday Surprise!

Beverly Pitcock (front row in blue) was surprised by friends and family from Glasgow Christian Academy and Coral Hill Baptist Church on her 50th birthday, June 7th! Many gathered at Houchens to surprise her and then the celebration continued at El Mazatlan.

Fun at New Haven
Picture Featured:    June 23, 2011 Fun at New Haven
Matt and Becky Wheeler sent us these and writes:
This is our daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. (Parker, Kent, and Stacy Clark) visiting Parker's favorite train, Thomas the Tank Engine in New Haven recently.

Thanks for sharing,
Matt and Becky Wheeler

BRAWA's Birthday!
Picture Featured:    June 24, 2011 BRAWA
Phil and Margie Pattonsent us this and write:
Bill, can you put this on homepage one day next week?

Phil Patton

BRAWA - Barren River Animal Welfare Assn.

Both ready to cool off...
Picture Featured:    June 25, 2011 Both ready to cool off...
(left) Erica Nesbitt sent us this photo and writes:'s HOT out here on shortstop!! Shown here is Jack Nesbitt, son of Barry and Erica Nesbitt and grandson of Debby Browning and the late Jackie Browning of Glasgow and Bill and Linday Nesbitt of Oakland. Jack plays t-ball for the Red Cross Rangers, coached by Will Sewell and Patrick Gaunce. The Rangers have had a great season! Thanks for sharing.

Erica Nesbitt

(right) Jamie Soards sent us this photo and writes:

I would like to share a picture of Peyton Soards as she gets ready for her 1st swim of the 2011 summer! Peyton is the daughter of Nick and Jamie Soards of Haywood.

Thank you,
Jamie Soards

Bill Parrish
Picture Featured:    June 26, 2011 Bill Parrish
Charlene Cary sent us this photo and writes:
This is my daddy, Bill Parrish, 86 years old, sitting on his granddaughter Jennifer's front porch, He made this glider for her.

Charlene Cary

Bald Eagle at Brookgreen Gardens & Zoo
Picture Featured:    June 27, 2011 Bald Eagle at Brookgreen Gardens & Zoo
Theresa Smith sent us this photo and writes:
My family recently went to Myrtle Beach SC for a family vacation. Just a few miles down the road was Brookgreen Gardens & Zoo. The Huntington family established the garden in 1931 and is around 9,000 acres. It was one of the most beautiful gardens that I have ever visited. I took this picture of a bald eagle while I was there.

Theresa Smith
Knob Lick, Ky.

The Spirit of America
Picture Featured:    June 28, 2011 The Spirit of America
G. Steenbergen sent us this photo and writes:
Bethel United Methodist Church will present a patriotic cantata entitled “The Spirit of America” this Sunday, June 3rd at 11:00 am. Bethel is located on Highway 90 (Burkesville Road), three miles east of Glasgow. Please come and join us as we pay tribute to our armed forces and our freedom.

Picture Featured:    June 29, 2011 Congratulations!
Loretta Cummings sent us these and writes:
Myria Taylor earned her BSN from Chaberlain College of Nursing in February 2011. She plans to complete her Master;s degree in 2013. Myria started at Glenview Health Care Facility in Housekeeping, then moved on to CNA, CMT, Mds Coordinator, CNA Instructor, ADON, and is currently DON of Glenview Health Care Facility. Way to go Myria! We are so proud of you and happy to have you on our team!

Loretta Cummings

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