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Ice!
February 12, 2014
Trip to Belize
February 11, 2014
An Eagle Scout!
February 10, 2014
Before the Rain
February 09, 2014
Greg Davis Retires...
Greg Davis Retires...
(upper) Ann Stewart sent us this photo and writes:
A Salute to Greg Davis’ Retirement

Following a meeting of the Caveland Marketing Association (CMA) on February 5 in the Casablanca Room at the Plaza Theatre in downtown Glasgow, CMA members honored Greg Davis at Micqueal’s Bistro in downtown Glasgow. Davis, a past president and long-time member of the three-county tourism group recently retired as manager of Mammoth Cave Hotel and Restaurant. Greg is a familiar face in the tourism industry across the state and always has a positive outlook. He will be missed by many who had the pleasure of working with him.

Pictured, from left to right, are Gordon Smith, Diamond Caverns; Linda Richardson, Horse Cave/Hart County Tourism; Coni Shepperd, Munfordville Tourism; Tammie Honeycutt, Nolin Lake State Park; Ann Stewart, Glasgow-Barren County Tourism; Greg Davis; Emily Rudolph, Jellystone Campground; Sandra Wilson, Horse Cave/Hart County Tourism; Cynthia Thomas, Kentucky Living Magazine; Donita Reed, Park Mammoth Resort; and Kay Pott, Jellystone Campground.

Caveland Marketing Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 10AM. Anyone interested in the promotion of tourism in and around the Mammoth Cave National Park is welcome to attend. There are no membership dues. The meeting location rotates from month to month - in Barren County, Edmonson County, and Hart County.

(lower) Vickie Carson sent us this photo by Lynne Pauley and writes:

Greg Davis and his family posed for a picture at his Western-themed retirement dinner at Mammoth Cave Hotel. Pictured are: John, Lisa, Greg and Mikel Davis.

Greg Davis, general manager of the Mammoth Cave Hotel, heads to the barn, retiring after 41 years in the tourism industry.

Davis has been involved in the hospitality industry since 1968, primarily in and around Mammoth Cave National Park. A leader in the community and active in local organizations, Davis has welcomed and shown Kentucky hospitality to millions of visitors over the span of his career. Since 2001, Davis served as general manager of Mammoth Cave Hotel.

"Greg has been a real work horse for Mammoth Cave Hotel and its parent company, Forever Resorts," said Scott Gold, regional vice president of Forever Resorts. "We appreciate his hands-on approach as general manager and dedication to his employees. Greg has also been a great partner to not only the park and local community, but also to the tourism industry all across Kentucky."

In 2010, the Kentucky Hotel & Lodging Association (KHLA) honored Greg Davis with the Garner B. Hanson Hotelier of the Year Award. Davis worked for Mr. Hanson at Mammoth Cave Hotel while attending Western Kentucky University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1974.

Davis' career history is all about hospitality and tourism: executive director of the Cave City Tourist and Convention Commission; general manager of Renfro Valley; executive director of the Bardstown Nelson County Tourist and Convention Commission; secretary and board member of the Kentucky Tourism Federation; and was honored as the 1986 Citizen of the Year by the Cave City Chamber of Commerce. In 1993, he returned to Mammoth Cave Hotel as assistant manager.

"Greg knows the business inside and out," added Gold. "Over his career, he has worked in maintenance, front desk registration, as a cook, a bus driver and even waiting tables. Greg was never too busy to help out when needed. As a manager, he made a habit of busing tables to see what menu items were pleasing to the public."

Always working to improve Kentucky tourism and his community, Greg has held positions as: president of the Kentucky Hotel & Lodging Association; chairman of the Caveland Marketing Association; president of the Cave City Chamber of Commerce; board member of the Cave City Tourist and Convention Commission; chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of the Edmonson County Tourist and Convention Commission. He is a past master of the Park City Masonic Lodge and a member of the Cave City Baptist Church.

"Greg had a strong connection to Mammoth Cave and it showed in his dedication to the park and in the way he performed his job," said Sarah Craighead, superintendent of Mammoth Cave National Park. "We wish him all the best in this next chapter of his life."

You could say that Mammoth Cave is in Davis’ blood. His family lived on the Flint Ridge before it became part of the national park, and he met and proposed to his wife, Lisa, while they both worked at Mammoth Cave Hotel. The Davis' live on a farm just outside the park. They have two sons, Mikel and John, and several horses.

Dove Brown will serve as general manager at Mammoth Cave Hotel for the next two years, until the new concessions contract is in place. Ms. Brown comes to Mammoth Cave from the Forever Resorts operation at Big Bend National Park.


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Main Line Break Sunday!
Picture Featured:    January 01, 2013 Main Line Break Sunday!
Brian King of the Glasgow Water Co. sent us these and writes:
Here are a couple of pictures from the main line break that occurred on Sunday, 12/30/2012 that left so many without water for a few hours.

Thanks for sharing.

Brian King
Water Distribution Manager
Glasgow Water Company

The Glasgow Water Company


From the '50's & '60's...
Picture Featured:    January 02, 2013 From the
Winston Nunn sent us these and writes:
(upper) W.E. "Doc" Nunn waiting for Neeley's Ferry to cross the Cumberland River on the way to Dale Hollow Lake. This is from the '50's.
(lower) Strader's Dairy was in Hiseville. They delivered milk in quart bottles to your door every day. This was from the 1960's.


From the 1950's...
Picture Featured:    January 03, 2013 From the 1950
Winston Nunn sent us this and writes:
The old Mammoth Cave Park entrance, from the '50's.

Mammoth Cave National Park


The Discover Tech Exhibit
Picture Featured:    January 04, 2013 The Discover Tech Exhibit
Martha Nell Thomas from the Mary Wood Weldon Library sent us these and writes:
(upper) Kollin Dewalt, brother and sister, work together at the ball contraption wall.
(middle) Kayla Dewalt enjoying the arch!
(lower) Bodie and Brian Janes also enjoying the ball contraption wall.

The Discover Tech exhibit at the library is fun! (come by and check it out)

The Mary Wood Weldon Public Library Website


1925 Postcard
Picture Featured:    January 05, 2013 1925 Postcard
Sam Terry sent us these and writes:
This image is a circa 1925 postcard promoting the Planters Loose Leaf Tobacco Warehouse in downtown Glasgow.


The Original Handmacher Building
Picture Featured:    January 06, 2013 The Original Handmacher Building
Winston Nunn sent us this and writes:
The original Handmacher building on Happy Valley Road (where Houchen's is now), from around 1950.


What a ham!
Picture Featured:    January 07, 2013 What a ham!
Steve Wood sent us this photo and writes:
Mother Nature put a nice frosty coating on the foliage in southern Barren 11-28. One of the cats climbed a pole to get in the frame. Big ham.

Steve Wood



UCLA & the Tournament of Roses Parade!
Picture Featured:    January 08, 2013 UCLA & the Tournament of Roses Parade!
Matt Skokan sent us these and writes:
Mr. Anderson:
Abner Stilts at the UCLA vs. Stanford men’s basketball game at UCLA’s Paulay Pavillion while visiting his daughter and son-in-law in Pasadena, California for the holidays. While there, he also attended the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day.

Thanks,
Matt



A Visitor on the Deck
Picture Featured:    January 09, 2013 A Visitor on the Deck
Clara Stilts sent us this photo and writes:
Had a visitor on our deck about lunchtime the other day. I stepped out and walked up on our friend enjoying some bread that I had thrown out. He sat and let me get really close and snap his picture. Love watching the squirrels!

Clara Stilts
Glasgow



Dr. York
Picture Featured:    January 10, 2013 Dr. York
Winston Nunn sent us this and writes:
Dr. York, M.D. (1868-1948). He practiced medicine in Center, Ky; had an office beside his home.


Red Cross Elem. Beta Officers
Picture Featured:    January 11, 2013 Red Cross Elem. Beta Officers
Katie Carter sent us this photo and writes:
This is the Beta Officers for Red Cross Elementary School. Top Row is Beta President Lydia Christian. Bottom row left to right is Katie Carter Co-Reporter/Co-Scretary, Taylor Dukes Vice President, and Gracie Delk Co-Reporter/Co-Secretary.

Katie Carter
Repoter/Secretary
Video Team
Red Cross Elementary School



The Marching One Hundred
Picture Featured:    January 12, 2013 The Marching One Hundred
Winston Nunn sent us this and writes:
The Glasgow Scottie Marching Band of 1959-1960, known as "The Marching One Hundred."


Engineering the Corvette
Picture Featured:    January 13, 2013 Engineering the Corvette
Martha Nell Thomas sent us these and writes:
Tom Hill, with the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, Home of the Corvette, shared "Engineering the Corvette" and its fascinating history at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library. He explained the design changes of the Corvette since its inception in 1953. This was a program in conjunction with the "Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference" exhibit.

(upper photo and center left, then clockwise) Tom Hill, Corvette Engineer, in his beautiful car, a very happy Jackson Houchens, Mr. Dakin, teacher at Glasgow High School and Glasgow High's Academy of Engineering and Laura Houchens, Jackson's mom.

Martha Nell Thomas
Outreach Services
Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library



Coombs Bible Class of 1963
Picture Featured:    January 14, 2013 Coombs Bible Class of 1963
Jeff Edwards sent us this photo and writes:
Hi Bill,
While browsing through some of my late Great-Aunt Virgie Neeley's photos I found this photo of the Coombs Bible Class of 1963 taught by Brents Dickinson, Jr. My great-grandfather J. Burley Neeley is on the top row, fourth from the left. There are many recognizable names under the photos like Dr. Paul S. York, Brice Leech, Robert Biggers, Sr., L. Rogers Wells, Walter E. Nunn and many more. There are names that you still hear around town even today. I thought it was a neat piece of history.

J. Edwards



1959-'60 GHS Drum Majorettes
Picture Featured:    January 15, 2013 1959-
Jane Keys sent us this and writes:
You recently posted the GHS band from 59', 60's. These were the drum Majorettes.

Thanks,
Jane Keys



Glasgow Country Club, before 1970
Picture Featured:    January 16, 2013 Glasgow Country Club, before 1970
Gayle Berry sent us this photo and writes:
Wanted to share this picture of the old clubhouse and the old swimming pool at the Glasgow Country Club. This clubhouse burned on Jan. 21, 1970. A new clubhouse and pool were built on the opposite side of the road and opened on June 5, 1971.

Thanks,
Gayle Berry
Director, South Central Kentucky Cultural Center



Normal School - 1910
Picture Featured:    January 17, 2013 Normal School - 1910
Jeff Edwards sent us this photo and writes:
Here is a photo of the graduating class of the Normal School in Bowling Green, Ky. from 1910. My great-grandmother, Hallie Jump Neeley was a member of this class. She is in the second row from the bottom, second woman from the right. This photo was taken in front of Van Meter Auditorium located on the top of the hill at Western Ky. University. The Normal School was the precursor to WKU.

- Interesting

Jeff Edwards



From the 1950's
Picture Featured:    January 18, 2013 From the 1950
Winston Nunn sent us this and writes:
Looking north from the square up North Race St., L.C. Ellis Drugs on the corner (from the 1950's).


The GHS Class of '72
Picture Featured:    January 19, 2013 The GHS Class of
Billy Ray sent us this photo and writes:
This group of over achievers all have one thing in common. They graduated from Glasgow High School in May, 1972. We gathered for our 40th anniversary graduation reunion on Thanksgiving weekend at Stellar Events House. A large time was had by all!

William J. Ray, P.E.
Superintendent
Glasgow EPB



Where are all the female doctors?
Picture Featured:    January 20, 2013 Where are all the female doctors?
Winston Nunn sent us this and writes:
This is a photo of the Barren Co. Medical Society of 1903...


Beta Club
Picture Featured:    January 21, 2013 Beta Club
Katie Carter sent us these and writes:
(left) This is our Beta Club Vice President working on writing Positive Office Referals for beta club members who donate items for projects we are working on like Movies For the Soldiers.

(right) This is the Beta Vice President of Red Cross Elementary School Taylor Dukes. Taylor is drawing ideas for a Beta Project made my the officers

Katie Carter
Repoter/Secretary
Red Cross Elementary School



In Honor of the 100th Day of School
Picture Featured:    January 22, 2013 In Honor of the 100th Day of School
Jerry and Stephanie McClellan sent us this photo and writes:
OUR GRANDDAUGHTER KELSEY RUSSELL DRESSED UP FOR THE 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL AS A 100-YEAR-OLD WOMAN !!! SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF ASHLEY & CHAD RUSSELL..... THANKS FOR SHARING!

JERRY & STEPHANIE MCCLELLAN



From MCNP
Picture Featured:    January 23, 2013 From MCNP
James Clouse sent us this photo and writes:
Saturday’s (Jan. 19th) temperatures were supposed to be in the 50’s but things felt much colder. This is a photo of Mammoth Cave Baptist Church in Mammoth Cave National Park.

James



Random Act of Kindness
Picture Featured:    January 24, 2013 Random Act of Kindness
Katie Carter sent us this photo and writes:
Red Cross 6th Grade Beta Member Leah Chambers does a ''Random Act of Kindness'' and gives Mrs. Williams a book for her classroom.

Katie Carter
Repoter/Secretary
Video Team
Red Cross Elementary School



Monroe Co. 7th Grade Lady Falcons
Picture Featured:    January 25, 2013 Monroe Co. 7th Grade Lady Falcons
Michele Wheat sent us these and writes:
SKMSAC 7th Grade Tournament - Southern KY Middle School Athletic Conference

The Monroe County 7th Grade Lady Falcons fought hard to come out on top this past Saturday, Jan. 19th at the SKMSAC 7th Grade Tournament held at Drakes Creek Middle School in Bowling Green. The girl played three intense games against Barren County (40-25), Allen County (29-28) & South Warren (31-36). The coaches, parents & Falcon fans could not be more proud of the accomplishments of these girls.

Team:
F-R: Ashley Gearlds & Lydia Proffitt
Second: Chastin Wright, Ashley Pruitt, Payton Trobaugh, Mahala Rich, Mariah Cleary, Kinsley Hagan & Bailey Bartley
Back: Sheila McGeorge, Amanda McGeorge & Joe McGeorge

The team celebrated after the tournament at O’Charley’s where they also met WKU Point Guard Brandon Harris – who by the way was a great sport!

Thank you for letting us share!

Michele Wheat
Proud mom of #54 Payton Trobaugh



UK at Vanderbilt
Picture Featured:    January 26, 2013 UK at Vanderbilt
Winston Nunn sent us this and writes:
UK playing at Vanderbilt.


Beautiful Early Morning Sky
Picture Featured:    January 27, 2013 Beautiful Early Morning Sky
Joe Keys sent us this photo and writes:
This is a picture of the sunrise as I was going to work on Highway 90 just west of 88.

Thanks,
Joe Keys



Proud of the Team!
Picture Featured:    January 28, 2013 Proud of the Team!
Tracey Bertram sent us this photo and writes:
SO PROUD OF OUR TEAM AND WANTED TO SHARE IT! (Barren Co. Little League)

Top row: Kaitlyn Fisher, Eve Jackson, Elizabeth Bertram, Shelby Byrd
Bottom row: Autumn Jewell, D. J. Dillon, Madison Kilmon, Maddie Martin
Coach: Tim Fisher

Tracey Bertram



That was LAST week?
Picture Featured:    January 29, 2013 That was LAST week?
Bill Anderson sent us this photo and writes:
Today's forecast high is 68º and, yes, this was taken last week... Remember? Don't worry, though, it's back down later in the week.


On Lake Michigan...
Picture Featured:    January 30, 2013 On Lake Michigan...
Nicole Houchens sent us this photo and writes:
Brian Dietz took this this past weekend..... That's the lighthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan (on Lake Michigan).


Wednesday's Aftermath
Picture Featured:    January 31, 2013 Wednesday
Clara Stilts sent us the photo at the top and writes:
Took this as I drove down South Green St. this morning. Some more of the damage from this morning's storm as it traveled through Glasgow. "GREEN BEANS ANYONE" yes the stand where we all get fresh produce.

Thankful for those that I saw out working in the rain to restore power. Thanks to all those electric workers and other agencies that help keep us safe.

Clara Stilts
Glasgow, Ky. (the other photos were taken by the EPB's Aaron Reece)



A Big Thanks!
Picture Featured:    February 01, 2013 A Big Thanks!
Emily Tuck sent us this photo she entitled "EPB Working Hard" and writes:
A great big THANKS to the EPB crew and all that they do! Working long and hard on this windy, rainy day! Thanks for always taking care of Glasgow!

Emily Tuck

(We'd like to add a big thanks to ALL the people that work for the city and the county, serving our residents, making our community the wonderful place to live that it is - Bill)



Lowdown Hoedown at the Plaza
Picture Featured:    February 02, 2013 Lowdown Hoedown at the Plaza
Billy Ray sent us this photo and writes:
Greg Martin and friends at his Tuesday night "Lowdown Hoedown" at Plaza Theatre. This erases the often heard refrain; there's nothing to do in Glasgow on a Tuesday night!


Winter Fishing!
Picture Featured:    February 03, 2013 Winter Fishing!
Michele Wheat sent us this photo and writes:
Crazy as it may sound….the fish are biting on Barren River! Even when the weather is COLD. This past Sunday my husband, his son, a cousin & his brother-in-law ventured to Barren River for a little “winter” fishing and did very well. The guys brought home a total of 85! As with any fisherman…..the secret of the exact spot can’t be shared but there is already talk of another trip next weekend.

Pictured: Derrick Wheat, Randy Wheat & Health Turner all of Gamaliel. Not pictured – Jeff Hunter of Tompkinsville.

Thanks for letting us share….now we can’t wait for the fish fry!

Michele Wheat



National Wear Red for Heart Day
Picture Featured:    February 04, 2013 National Wear Red for Heart Day
Mona Simmons sent us this photo and writes:
February 1, 2013 is National Wear Red for Heart Day. City employees gathered in the Council Chambers to show their support in the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red on the first Friday in February.

Pictured are:
Front Row - Mayor Rhonda Trautman, Mona Simmons, April Dunbar, Julie Greer, Shawna Reeves, and Stephanie Gossett
Back Row - Tommie Birge, Polly Spillman, Barbara England, Teresa Cross and Christy Taylor.

Thank You,
Mona Simmons
Administrative Clerk
City of Glasgow



Sunday Morning
Picture Featured:    February 05, 2013 Sunday Morning
Amber Thomason sent us this photo and writes:
My family got up early to Sunday morning to play in the snow! From left to right: my son, David Jr., my husband, David Sr. and my daughter, Kristin. We had lots of fun!

Amber Thomason



His First Snowman!
Picture Featured:    February 06, 2013 His First Snowman!
Michael Burress sent us this photo and writes:
Finally a little snow, very little. However, enough for my son to build his first snowman!!!!! Looks good, Beckett

Thank You,
Michael Burress



Guys in Their Birthday Suits!
Picture Featured:    February 07, 2013 Guys in Their Birthday Suits!
Wade England sent us this photo and writes:
Here’s a picture from our recent “Guys Night Fancy Suit Birthday Celebration” that we had in Nashville, TN. We had a great time and who knew we could clean up and look nice for a change? LOL. Five out of the ten of us celebrate our birthday within the same 2-month stretch so we decided to all go out for a night in Nashville in our suits. We had a great time!


Dale Hollow at Dawn
Picture Featured:    February 08, 2013 Dale Hollow at Dawn
Bill Anderson writes:
I took this photo at Dale Hollow Lodge on Saturday, January 19th this year at dawn. That's Trooper Island on the right. I was there for a church strategic planning retreat and, honestly, can you take a bad photo when this is what you have to work with? Gorgeous.

Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park


Delighted by the Snow
Picture Featured:    February 09, 2013 Delighted by the Snow
Ron Simpson sent us this photo and writes:
Our Grandaughter Hannah was visiting us this weekend from Murfreesboro. She was delighted to wake up to the snow and could not wait to get a sweatshirt and some gloves and head out to start a snowman.

Proud Grandad
Ron



Red Cross Elem. Beta Club
Picture Featured:    February 10, 2013 Red Cross Elem. Beta Club
Gracie Delk from Red Cross Elementary sent us these and writes:
(left): This is a photo of a Red Cross Elementary beta club memeber named Zack Owen. He has brought in a cabinet for a beta project that he made himself.
(right): This is a photo of Lydia Christan with her soup labels she has collected for beta. She is in Red Cross Elementary beta club.
(lower photo): This is a photo of one of Red Cross Elemantary beta club projects. It is called Random Acts of Kindness. Our Beta club president Lydia Christan is giving tissues to a 5th grade teacher Mrs.Davis.


Old School meets New
Picture Featured:    February 11, 2013 Old School meets New
Paulette Wasylycia sent us this photo and writes:
Old school meets New. GHS class of 1967 lunch and tour of new high school

The GHS class of 1967 pictured had lunch at the new Glasgow High School on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 and then a tour of the building given by Assistant Principal Mike Vaught.

Front Row: Judy Rigdon Tarter, Ruth Jolly, Linda Young Wells, Paulette Witty Wasylycia, and Bobby Marshall.
Second Row: Judy Botts Butler, AnneGrant Underwood, Peggy Gibbs Edmunds.
Back Row: Howard Taylor, Donnie Gibson, James Davis, Jim Evans, Wendy Frazier, Theresa Nelson, Larry Marr and Jerome Bell.

We would like to thank Mr. Keith Hale, Principal for inviting us in for one of regular monthly lunches together...and to Assistant Principal Mike Vaught for giving us our tour. We had a great time.

Picture submitted by:
Paulette Wasylycia
Glasgow



Michael Bolton in Bowling Green
Picture Featured:    February 12, 2013 Michael Bolton in Bowling Green
Debbie Sanders sent us this photo and writes:
Multiple award-winning singer and songwriter Michael Bolton made an appearance recently at The Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green for a book signing to promote his autobiography, The Soul of It All. He had a Q&A session before the book signing. He was very funny, entertaining and gracious. Here are a couple of pictures, one of which is of him receiving his honor of being named a Kentucky Colonel. Mr. Bolton was very appreciative of this honor.

Thanks,
Debbie Sanders
Cave City



Joel Padgett
Picture Featured:    February 13, 2013 Joel Padgett
Mike Padgett sent us this photo and writes:
2nd Lt. Joel Padgett recently received the DISTINGUISHED MILITARY GRADUATE Award at Western Kentucky University. He was commissioned as an officer in the US ARMY on December 14 and he graduated from WKU on December 15.

The award states: “For displaying outstanding qualities of leadership, high moral character, noteworthy academic achievement and exceptional aptitude for Military Service.”

Joel is a graduate of Glasgow High School. He received a full ROTC Scholarship for his studies at WKU.

2Lt. Padgett will be activated for military service in March and is leaving for Ft. Benning, Georgia the end of February. There he will receive further training in Infantry Armor.

Joel is the younger child of Mike and Rosana Padgett. They have been residents of Glasgow for over fifteen years. Mike is the pastor of Glasgow Bible Church and Rosana works at North Jackson Elementary School.



Sandhill Crane viewing tours
Picture Featured:    February 14, 2013 Sandhill Crane viewing tours
Linda Craiger sent us these and writes:
Mr. Anderson, these photos are from the Sandhill Crane viewing tours from Barren River State Park Feb. 9th & 10th. We left the Lodge each morning at 5:30am in order to be at the roost site when the cranes flew. There was a morning and an evening tour on Saturday, then a morning tour on Sunday, with about 26 folks on each tour. Most folks were from KY, but had some from as far away as PA and FL. Highlights included seeing a red fox eat a crane on the flats before the cranes flew, and 8 Bald Eagles below the dam (a total of 11 for the morning). This eagle must have been very tolerant of people since he sat there and let us photograph him from every angle imaginable.

Linda Craiger



Gavin Atkinson
Picture Featured:    February 15, 2013 Gavin Atkinson
Katie Carter sent us this photo and writes:
This Gavin Atkinson a 6th grade Beta Member at Red Cross Elementary School. He is donating can food to help a former RC Beta earn his Eagle Scout Badge.

Katie Carter
Repoter/Secretary
Video Team
Red Cross Elementary School



National Pond Hockey Tournament
Picture Featured:    February 16, 2013 National Pond Hockey Tournament
George Katchak sent us this photo and writes:
Over the weekend of February 8th Gail and I joined our son, Patrick in Eagle River, Wisconsin (750 miles north of Glasgow) at the National Pond Hockey Tournament. There were approximately 341 teams participating, which included all skill levels of hockey. Patrick’s team was the first pond hockey team from Kentucky. Their record was 2-1. There were teams from many states including California, Washington, and Texas. Each team could include 7 players, with only 4 players on the ice at one time. There were 28 ponds on which to skate. Patrick is in the team picture in the back row last skater on the right and is playing in front of the goal in the inset photo. Also included is a photo of our grandson, George who is quite a player for his age. The first game that the Kentucky team played was at 10:00 am Friday, at that time the temperature was 4 degrees. As you can see there was about 18 inches of snow on the lake. Bill, by the way it was held on a lake that had 15-inch-thick ice.

George Katchak



A White-winged Crossbill
Picture Featured:    February 17, 2013 A White-winged Crossbill
Linda Craiger sent us this photo and writes:
Mr. Anderson, this White-winged Crossbill was in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery on 2/12/13 in a hemlock tree. They are considered to be "extremely rare" and irregular fall, winter and spring visitors for this area. It is a life bird for me. It is a beautiful bird with a somewhat strange looking beak and this poor quality photo does not do it justice.

Linda Craiger



Doe and Fawn
Picture Featured:    February 18, 2013 Doe and Fawn
Wendell Kennison sent us this photo and writes:
Hello Bill, This little doe tippy toes through my yard most every morning... Look closely and you can see her fawn just behind her...

Wendell Kennison



Goats at Work
Picture Featured:    February 19, 2013 Goats at Work
Al Dilley sent us this photo and writes:
Goats working in a cemetery recently in Glasgow. (Find out more at www.goatbrowsers.com - Bill)


Mrs. Powers' Kindergarten Class
Picture Featured:    February 20, 2013 Mrs. Powers
Winston Nunn sent us this and writes:
This is Mrs. Powers' Kindergarten class, from about 1964. Recognize anyone?


Auto Wreck from the '50's
Picture Featured:    February 21, 2013 Auto Wreck from the
Winston Nunn sent us this and writes:
Barney Toms - Wreck on Tunnel Hill, 31-W, Park City, in the early '50's


WKU football coach Bobby Petrino
Picture Featured:    February 22, 2013 WKU football coach Bobby Petrino
Billy Ray sent us this photo and writes:
WKU football coach Bobby Petrino addressing the Glasgow Rotary Club on Feb. 21.

Western Kentucky University


Brice Leech
Picture Featured:    February 23, 2013 Brice Leech
Winston Nunn sent us this and writes:
Brice Leech, well-known Glasgow businessman.


Cynthia York now Director of Special Programs
Picture Featured:    February 24, 2013 Cynthia York now Director of Special Programs
Jennifer London sent us this photo and writes:
York named Director of Special Programs for Barren County Schools

Cynthia York, long time Teacher Consultant for Special Programs has been named Director of Special Programs. Cynthia began her teaching career as a third grade teacher in Franklin County. She then moved to Nashville and taught first grade for Davidson County schools before coming to Barren County Middle School in 1994 as a Special Education Teacher. After working in that role for five years, she then moved into position of Teacher Consultant for Special Programs at the district level and held that position for the past 14 years. Bo Matthews, Superintendent of Barren County Schools stated “ in reviewing applications and interviewing qualified candidates, it was obvious that Mrs. York’s experience, knowledge, and expertise was outstanding.”

Cynthia holds numerous degrees and certifications from the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University. She holds a Rank I in Special Education from Western Kentucky University. Cynthia is married to Mark York and they have four children. Cynthia is an active member of the First Christian Church in Glasgow. She begins her duties as Director of Special Programs February 21, 2013.



Surprise Voyeur
Picture Featured:    February 25, 2013 Surprise Voyeur
Scott Getic sent us this hilarious photo and writes:
Bill,
Here is a picture of a visitor a co-worker got yesterday afternoon.

As Jeff was working he heard a pecking on the window, he didn’t look because he thought someone was horsing around, when he finally did look out the window he about fell out of his chair.

Scott Getic



Dr. Paul York, Sr. and Glen Lane
Picture Featured:    February 26, 2013 Dr. Paul York, Sr. and Glen Lane
Winston Nunn sent us this and writes:
Dr. Paul S. York, Sr. and Glen Lane on a farm in Metcalfe County


Fiddlers Three?
Picture Featured:    February 27, 2013 Fiddlers Three?
Sam Terry sent us these and writes:
Three presumably-local fiddlers were captured in this photo by J. Mitchell Ellis. The gentlemen are standing near the corner of the courthouse lawn near the present gazebo. The building in the right background is commonly remembered as the later location of Kiddie Corner; the building in the left background burned and has been replaced with a new structure.

UPDATE: Jim Hurt called me this morning. The fiddler in the middle is Page Ellis. He was a local farmer who also played the fiddle. He won a local contest for his talent in 1927. Is this a photo from that contest? Thanks, Jim! - The WebMeister



Stephen Bishop
Picture Featured:    February 28, 2013 Stephen Bishop
Sam Terry sent us this and writes:
Stephen Bishop is undoubtedly one of the Barren County’s most notable residents. He was mulatto and was an enslaved person of color owned by Lowry Bishop of Barren County. At some point he became the property of Franklin Gorin, an attorney and son of one of the founders of Glasgow. Gorin had purchased Mammoth Cave in 1838 and as he sought to improve its desirability as a tourist attraction, he also sought to further explore the cave. Gorin brought young Stephen to Mammoth Cave when it is believed he was around 16-18 years old. In 1839 Gorin sold Mammoth Cave to Dr. John Croghan of Louisville, a nephew of George Rogers Clark. Part of the arrangement included Stephen. Young Stephen continued to explore the cave as his life’s work and began to guide tours of the natural wonder. He was so knowledgeable and adept that he was frequently requested by visitors from around the world. Stephen guided tours for such notables as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Jenny Lind. Stephen is credited with the most important discoveries of passages at Mammoth Cave. Under the terms of Croghan’s will, Stephen along with his wife Charlotte and their son Thomas, were freed after a number of years in 1856, though he continued to guide tours and explore. Stephen purchased 75 acres of land near the cave in that year and was saving money to pay for the passage of his family to Liberia on the coast of Africa. By 1857, Stephen was dead at age 37. He was buried behind the Mammoth Cave Hotel in a grave marked only by a cedar tree. Some 30 years later Pittsburgh businessman James R. Mellon learned of Stephen’s story while visiting the cave and he promised Charlotte to buy a gravestone for Stephen. Sometime later, the stone, a re-cut stone intended for a Union veteran of the Civil War. The soldier’s name was removed and Stephen’s name engraved on the stone, although the date of death is incorrect.


Austin-Tracy's Hard Work Cafe
Picture Featured:    March 01, 2013 Austin-Tracy
Cynthia Killebrew sent us this photo and writes:
Austin-Tracy Academic All-Stars Celebrate their Second Nine Weeks Success

Students at Austin-Tracy Elementary are recognized every Wednesday in morning meeting for their academic success. With each recognition, a sticker is received for their academic all-star sheet. Once ten stickers are earned, students redeem their sheet for a special lunch at our Hard Work Cafe where they are allowed to visit our chocolate fountain. The most recent Hard Work Cafe was on January 29th.

Congratulations to all Eagles who earned the Hard Work Cafe by achieving academic excellence! Eagles are the best!



Materson and Nick Bransford
Picture Featured:    March 02, 2013 Materson and Nick Bransford
Sam Terry sent us these and writes:
Materson Bransford and Nick Bransford were slave guides at Mammoth Cave. Mat and Nick were not brothers, but simply took the last name of their former owner, Thomas Bransford, of Glasgow. The two were brought from Glasgow to the cave when they were leased by Franklin Gorin in 1838 when they began guiding tours of the cave.

In 1866, Mat assisted photographer Charles Waldeck in taking the first underground photographs of the cave. Mat also helped discover “Mammoth Dome” and “Serena’s Arbor.” Nick helped discover “Stevenson’s Lost River” in 1863; he later took part in the exploration of the “Maelstrom” pit. Mat died in 1886 and Nick died in 1894. Their descendants have continued the tradition of guiding cave tours.



Willa Brown Chappell, Female Aviatrix
Picture Featured:    March 03, 2013 Willa Brown Chappell, Female Aviatrix
Sam Terry sent us these and writes:
Willa Brown Chappell was born on January 22, 1906, in Glasgow, Kentucky. A pioneering aviator, she earned her pilot's license in 1937, making her the first African American woman to be licensed in the United States. In 1941, she became the first African American officer in the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). The U.S. government also named her federal coordinator of the CAP Chicago unit. In 1943, she became the first woman in the United States who possessed both a mechanic's license and a commercial license in aviation. Influenced by the aviatrix, Bessie Coleman, Willa started taking flying lessons in 1934. Soon she became a member of the Challenger Air Pilot's Association and the Chicago Girls Flight Club. She also purchased her own airplane. The same year she received her pilot's license, she also earned a Master's degree from Northwestern University. Willa Brown co-founded the National Airmen's Association of America in 1937, an organization designed to get Blacks into the United States Air Force. In 1940, Brown and Lieutenant Cornelius R. Coffey started the Coffey School of Aeronautics where approximately 200 pilots were trained in the next seven years. Some of those pilots later became part of the 99th Pursuit Squadron at Tuskegee Institute. They were also known as the legendary "Tuskegee Airmen." Her efforts were directly responsible for the squadron's creation, which led to the integration of the military in 1948. Brown also lobbied Washington for inclusion of African Americans in the Civilian Pilot Training Program and the Army Air Corps. In 1942, she became a training coordinator for the Civil Aeronautics Administration and a teacher in the Civilian Pilot Training Program. She was called to testify before Congress and encouraged the U.S. government to integrate their military forces. Brown was also the first African American woman to run for Congress. In 1955, Brown married the Reverend J. H. Chappell and became very active in the West Side Community Church in Chicago. In 1972, Willa Brown Chappell was appointed to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Women's Advisory Board in recognition of her contributions to aviation in the United States. Willa Brown Chappell had a very positive effect on African Americans in the field through her achievements as aviator, aviation instructor and aviation activist. Brown died July 18, 1992. She was 86 years old.

The Glasgow Business and Professional Women’s Club will be erecting a bronze Kentucky historical marker about Brown on the lawn of the Barren County Courthouse later this year.



Country Club, about 1940
Picture Featured:    March 04, 2013 Country Club, about 1940
Winston Nunn sent us this and writes:
This was taken at the Glasgow Country Club, about 1940.


Paving at the Square in the 1920's
Picture Featured:    March 05, 2013 Paving at the Square in the 1920
Jeff Edwards sent us these and writes:
Hi Bill,
I recently received a disc with several pictures of Glasgow in the 1920's from some relatives of mine. Here are pictures of the Public Square being paved, possibly for the first time. You can see the old post office in the background of one shot and the old hotel in another.

Pretty neat,
Jeff Edwards



Our 5th Courthouse?
Picture Featured:    March 06, 2013 Our 5th Courthouse?
Sam Terry sent us this and writes:
The demolition of the fifth Barren County Courthouse in 1964 prepared the way for the present building in the center of the Glasgow Square.


The Stars and Stripes
Picture Featured:    March 07, 2013 The Stars and Stripes
Stephanie McClellan sent us this photo and writes:
TAKEN IN GLASGOW, KY. THE FLAG IS SO PRETTY WITH THE SNOW, THANKS FOR SHARING!


'20's, '30's?
Picture Featured:    March 08, 2013
Jeff Edwards sent us this photo and writes:
(upper) This photo was possibly taken in the 1920's or 1930's. Here is a service station that Dad thought was on Front St. near Columbia Ave. Can anyone identify the location of this building?

(lower) This is a neat picture of a AAA Tow Truck from way back. The door of the truck has the name of the service garage on it but it is very hard to make out. I can't read the sir name, but it says "Something" Bros. Service Garage. I wonder if anyone can identify or remember the family name of this garage.

Jeff Edwards



Jr. Beta Club
Picture Featured:    March 09, 2013 Jr. Beta Club
Katie Carter sent us this photo and writes:
This is Katie Carter a student of Red Cross Elementary School, a Member of Jr. Beta Club and Reporter and Secretary. Katie donated several milk jugs full of coke tabs to go to the Ronald McDonald House.

Katie Carter
Repoter/Secretary
Video Team
Red Cross Elementary School



Glasgow Square in the 1920's
Picture Featured:    March 10, 2013 Glasgow Square in the 1920
Jeff Edwards sent us this photo and writes:
Here is a photo of the Glasgow Courthouse from the 1920's.

Jeff Edwards



Glasgow B&PW Club
Picture Featured:    March 11, 2013 Glasgow B&PW Club
Myria Taylor sent us these and writes:
Bill,
The Glasgow B&PW Club presented their annual awards at the March meeting on the 7th. It is the Kentucky Federation of Business and Professional Women (KFBPW)awards for Business Equity, Rogers & Driver law Office (who are avid supporters to the club and their membership) and the Woman of Achievement, Current president Annetta Hunter. Presenting the awards is the KFBPW Working Women's Month Committee Chair, Myria Taylor.

Thank you.

Myria Taylor



Lee Raymond Bewley, house painter
Picture Featured:    March 12, 2013 Lee Raymond Bewley, house painter
Gary Bewley sent us these and writes:
Bill, this old store was very dear to me when I was a young boy. My father, Lee Raymond Bewley was a house painter and this store was very often a Saturday morning hang out for him, so I got to hang out there, too.

The store sat at the corner of East Wayne and South Green Streets. There is a parking lot at this location today. The store moved around 1973 to a new store at the Happy Valley Shopping Center. The second photo was taken inside the store at a Painter's Meeting, when all the local painters would be invited to come, have snacks, and learn about all the new products they had to offer. Behind the desk to the left was store manager Paul Proffit. In the audience second from left is Alfred Thomas, and my father is in the back row, third from the right (the outside store photo is courtesy of the Glasgow/Barren County Chamber of Commerce).

Thanks,
Gary Bewley



Glasgow Lions Club
Picture Featured:    March 13, 2013 Glasgow Lions Club
Peggy Nims sent us this photo and writes:
Glasgow Lions Club President's Award!

Dear Bill,
At a recent meeting, the Glasgow Lions Club honored long-time member and officer, Berlon Roy, with the President's Award for his many years of dedicated service to the Lions Club mission of community service. Pictured left to right are club officers along with the honoree: Mafaz Ansar, Terry Bunnell, Berlon Roy, Bobby Bunnell, and Peggy Nims. For information about the ongoing activities of the Glasgow Lions Club or to donate used eyeglasses, contact any of these officers.

Thanks so much!

Peggy



Floyd Neeley
Picture Featured:    March 14, 2013 Floyd Neeley
Jeff Edwards sent us these and writes:
Here are pictures of my great-great uncle Floyd Neeley and his blade sharpening business. Mom said he would set up a stand on the square on Saturdays and people would bring him lawn mowers, sickles and other blades to shapren. He also owned a blacksmith shop and would make and repair wagon wheels and other items. My, how times have changed.

Jeff Edwards



B&PW Club Prayer Breakfast
Picture Featured:    March 15, 2013 B&PW Club Prayer Breakfast
Myria Taylor sent us this photo and writes:
I am attaching a copy of a picture taken at the KFBPW Working Women's Month Prayer Breakfast that Glasgow BPW held Sunday, March 3rd with guest speaker Linda Lou Cook at Hall Place.

Thanks
Myria Taylor
Glasgow B&PW Treasurer



Our Front Yard
Picture Featured:    March 16, 2013 Our Front Yard
Stephanie McClellan sent us this photo and writes:
this was made in our front yard 03-05-2013! thanks for sharing


Bluebird
Picture Featured:    March 17, 2013 Bluebird
Linda Craiger sent us this photo and writes:
This male Bluebird was checking out the nesting box 3/9....just when we are to "Spring Forward". I think he knows spring is here.

Linda Craiger



Frequent Visitors
Picture Featured:    March 18, 2013 Frequent Visitors
Wendell Kennison sent us this photo and writes:
Hello Bill,
Momma raccoon is showing her little ones how to mooch food. She is a frequent visitor to my deck.

Wendell Kennison



The 1960 Glasgow Police Dept.
Picture Featured:    March 19, 2013 The 1960 Glasgow Police Dept.
Aaron Reece sent us this photo and writes:
Looking through some old photos with my aunt this afternoon and she showed me this picture of the Glasgow Police Department in 1960. My grandmother was the first lady of the bottom row.

Back Row: Herbert Brooks, Joe Word, Paul Dunbar, Hilbery Smith, William Morgan, Dan Montgomery

Middle Row: Raymond Pendleton, William Craine, Carlton Smith, George Hale, Chief Al Burnett

Front Row: Frances L. Williams, Litta Mae Short, Milburn Bacon, Eugene Houchens, Leonard Shoopman

The Glasgow Police Department


Where is it?
Picture Featured:    March 20, 2013 Where is it?
Aaron Reece sent us this photo and asks:
Do you know whose feet these are and where they're located? If you think you do, leave us a comment on Facebook and tell us who this is! We've made this one kind of simple, so make sure you answer quick!

Post your answer at www.facebook.com/glasgowepb!



The New Burkesville Road
Picture Featured:    March 21, 2013 The New Burkesville Road
Billy D. Rogers sent us this photo and writes:

Hey Bill, here are some photos of the recent construction to the New Burkesville Road. For those that aren't aware, they are straightening out the current Burkesville Rd. to reduce the number of sharp twists and turns. Hopefully this will result in fewer accidents!

Thanks!



Cable/Internet Outage Sunday Night at 11pm
Picture Featured:    March 22, 2013 Cable/Internet Outage Sunday Night at 11pm
This Sunday evening, March 24, at about 11:00 p.m., we'll commence a big project to ready our community for major advancements in the way healthcare is delivered, but that project will cause widespread interruptions to your cable television and internet services for a few hours.

We're proud to have been chosen by T.J. Samson Community Hospital as their vendor/partner for their high speed network connections between the new Healthcare Pavilion and the main hospital, and also to the outside world. We have been feverishly installing new fiber optic cables all over town to provide multiple layers of redundancy for the new medical network, and now we're ready to reconfigure our Jama M. Young Technology Center to accept and terminate the new circuits.

The work has been scheduled during the late evening of Sunday, March 24 and the early morning hours of Monday, March 25, in the hope that our customers will be least inconvenienced. Our team will be doing tedious fiber optic cable splicing inside JMYTC and on the street outside our campus during those hours. Half of all EPB customers will be affected, anywhere from one hour to about seven hours. This work will impact both cable television and internet services.

We're sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, but we're also thrilled that our community is going to have such a sophisticated medical network environment. Stay tuned to the Glasgow Electric Plant Board Facebook page and our twitter feed for additional updates on this project.

The EPB Facebook PageThe EPB on Twitter


EPB Cable/Internet Outage Tomorrow Night
Picture Featured:    March 23, 2013 EPB Cable/Internet Outage Tomorrow Night
Tomorrow evening, March 24, at about 11:00 p.m., we'll commence a big project to ready our community for major advancements in the way healthcare is delivered, but that project will cause widespread interruptions to your cable television and internet services for a few hours.

We're proud to have been chosen by T.J. Samson Community Hospital as their vendor/partner for their high speed network connections between the new Healthcare Pavilion and the main hospital, and also to the outside world. We have been feverishly installing new fiber optic cables all over town to provide multiple layers of redundancy for the new medical network, and now we're ready to reconfigure our Jama M. Young Technology Center to accept and terminate the new circuits.

The work has been scheduled during the late evening tomorrow, March 24 and the early morning hours of Monday, March 25, in the hope that our customers will be least inconvenienced. Our team will be doing tedious fiber optic cable splicing inside JMYTC and on the street outside our campus during those hours. Half of all EPB customers will be affected, anywhere from one hour to about seven hours. This work will impact both cable television and internet services.

We're sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, but we're also thrilled that our community is going to have such a sophisticated medical network environment. Stay tuned to the Glasgow Electric Plant Board Facebook page and our twitter feed for additional updates on this project.

The EPB Facebook PageThe EPB on Twitter


EPB Cable/Internet Outage Tonight
Picture Featured:    March 24, 2013 EPB Cable/Internet Outage Tonight
Tonight, beginning at about 11:00 p.m., we'll commence a big project to ready our community for major advancements in the way healthcare is delivered, but that project will cause widespread interruptions to your cable television and internet services for a few hours.

We're proud to have been chosen by T.J. Samson Community Hospital as their vendor/partner for their high speed network connections between the new Healthcare Pavilion and the main hospital, and also to the outside world. We have been feverishly installing new fiber optic cables all over town to provide multiple layers of redundancy for the new medical network, and now we're ready to reconfigure our Jama M. Young Technology Center to accept and terminate the new circuits.

The work has been scheduled for the late evening tonight, March 24 and the early morning hours of tomorrow, March 25, in the hope that our customers will be least inconvenienced. Our team will be doing tedious fiber optic cable splicing inside JMYTC and on the street outside our campus during those hours. Half of all EPB customers will be affected, anywhere from one hour to about seven hours. This work will impact both cable television and internet services.

We're sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, but we're also thrilled that our community is going to have such a sophisticated medical network environment. Stay tuned to the Glasgow Electric Plant Board Facebook page and our twitter feed for additional updates on this project.

The EPB Facebook PageThe EPB on Twitter


Major
Picture Featured:    March 25, 2013 Major
Billy Deckard sent us this photo and writes:
This is our dog, Major, We can't help taking his picture when he least expects it! He is a wonderful companion to us all! Thanks for sharing!

Billy and Cindy Deckard



Spring in Kentucky!
Picture Featured:    March 26, 2013 Spring in Kentucky!
We took this photo yesterday afternoon (Monday, March 25th) at the EPB office at 100 Mallory Drive. For a few minutes, it was snowing so hard and the wind was blowing so hard, you could barely see next door. Welcome to spring in Kentucky!


Zoe and Macy
Picture Featured:    March 27, 2013 Zoe and Macy
Katie Carter sent us this photo and writes:
This is (left to right) Zoe Scott and Macy Matthews they are 5th Grade Beta Members at Red Cross Elementary School. They are doing a service project for Girl Scouts.

Katie Carter
Repoter/Secretary
Video Team
Red Cross Elementary School



Fanatical Finches
Picture Featured:    March 28, 2013 Fanatical Finches
Dan and Kessa Moody sent us this photo and write:
Bill, the finches have really been swarming our feeder during this spring snow.

Dan and Kessa Moody



Quick Visit
Picture Featured:    March 29, 2013 Quick Visit
Brandi Honeycutt sent us this photo and writes:
Bill,
Monday night I traveled to Chicago with two of my friends & their grandmother & returned within 24 hours. They will be traveling to Germany in May, so we had to visit the German consulate for a passport for Ms. Lemily. First time in the city, & although we had just a few hours to spend, we absolutely loved it! I plan on going back in August.

Pictured in front: Brandi Honeycutt. Back, left to right: Matilda Lemily, Autumn Shelton, & Chelsey Dickson.



Random Acts of Kindness
Picture Featured:    March 30, 2013 Random Acts of Kindness
Gracie Delk sent us this photo and writes:
This is a photo of Red Cross Elementary schools Beta club doing a project called random acts of kindness where they give gifts to teachers. In the photo in the background is our very own Beta Vice-President Taylor Dukes and in the front is our very own Beta club President Lydia Christan.

Gracie Delk
Red Cross Elementary
Video Team
Beta Officer
Reporter/Secretary



Fant named Afterschool Coordinator
Picture Featured:    March 31, 2013 Fant named Afterschool Coordinator
Jennifer London sent us this photo from Bo Matthews' office and writes:
Fant named District 21st Century Afterschool Coordinator

Veteran Barren County teacher and Guidance Counselor, CheyAnne Fant, will become the new District 21st Century Afterschool Coordinator for Barren County Schools. In January of this year, Barren County was notified of four new 21st Century Learning Grants awarded to Eastern Elementary, North Jackson Elementary, Temple Elementary and Park City Elementary. Austin Tracy School was notified of an extension to their existing grant. Barren County High School, Red Cross Elementary, and Barren County Middle School all have existing grants. These federally funded grants provide schools with the funds to operate after-school academic and enrichment activities. Because of these funds being awarded to so many schools, the opportunity to create a District 21st Century Coordinator was made possible.

As the newly selected District Coordinator of these programs, CheyAnne will be responsible for directing and coordinating the programs from the district level. Superintendent Bo Matthews stated, “We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to use a portion of these funds to place someone with CheyAnne’s experience, knowledge, and capabilities to oversee these programs. She has a proven track record of implementing quality programs at the Barren County High School, including Barren Beyond the Bell for grades 9-12”.

CheyAnne is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Master’s of Arts Degree in School Guidance Counseling, a Master’s Degree in Exceptional Education and Bachelor’s Degrees in Consumer and Family Science Education and Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management. CheyAnne is married to Shane Fant, chemistry teacher at Barren County High School, and they have two children, Will age 7 and a student at North Jackson Elementary and Dean, age 3. Mrs. Fant will begin her new duties immediately.



Lake Wobegon?
Picture Featured:    April 01, 2013 Lake Wobegon?
Linda Hitchcock sent us this photo and writes:
Bill,
Garrison Keillor brought some friends from his long-running Prairie Home Companion radio program to WKU"s Van Meter Hall on Tuesday, March 26 as part of the University's Cultural Enhancement Series. It could have been a scene from Lake Wobegon or considered a gathering of Glaswegians with the large number of area residents in the audience for this free event. Mr. Keillor took time to meet and greet fans as well as sign books after the show. Cameras were passed around as those waiting snapped photos for fans conversing.

Photo is: Linda Hitchcock, Garrison Keillor, and John Hitchcock.



Discover Tech: Engineers
Picture Featured:    April 02, 2013 Discover Tech: Engineers
Martha Nell Thomas sent us this photo and writes:
The Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library is offering a couple of Spring Break programs! The Wind Turbine program was developed by Joy Stryzek and several students enjoyed this while the Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference exhibit was at the library. It will take place on Thursday, April 4 at 6:00pm, sign-up at 651-2824. This program combines fun with learning and is a hands-on experience.

Learn some of the secrets of being a magician and join Bruce Amato on Wednesday April 3 at 2:00pm.

Martha Nell Thomas
Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library



Ramie Wilkinson
Picture Featured:    April 04, 2013 Ramie Wilkinson
Katie Carter sent us this photo and writes:
This is Ramie Wilkinson. A 6th Grade Beta Member at Red Cross Elementary School. The fourwheeler races and just went to Florida for a race and got 8th Place

Katie Carter
Repoter/Secretary
Red Cross Elementary School

Red Cross Elementary


The Color Run (Nashville)
Picture Featured:    April 05, 2013 The Color Run (Nashville)
Alecia Hudson sent us this photo and writes:
Bill,
This is my sister Brittany, my friend Traci and myself just finishing the color run in Nashville. It was great!

Thanks, Alecia



Gracie Delk
Picture Featured:    April 06, 2013 Gracie Delk
Katie Carter sent us this photo and writes:
This is Gracie Delk. She is a 6th Grade Beta Member and one of the Reporter and Secretarys at Red Cross Elementary School. She donated eggs for a family in need.

Katie Carter
Repoter/Secretary
Red Cross Elementary School

Red Cross Elementary


Gracie & Lydia
Picture Featured:    April 07, 2013 Gracie & Lydia
Katie Carter sent us this photo and writes:
This is a photo of Red Cross Elementary school Beta Club making baskets for a family who has a family member that is battling Cancer. In the photo is in the blue shirt is our very own Beta Reporter/Secretary Gracie Delk and in the jacket is our very own Beta Club President Lydia Christan.

Katie Carter
Repoter/Secretary
Red Cross Elementary School

Red Cross Elementary


Wade and Izzy
Picture Featured:    April 08, 2013 Wade and Izzy
Wade England sent us these and writes:
Bill,
This past weekend we went down south to spend the Easter holiday with the family. We went to New Orleans on Sunday to eat some beignets at Café Du Monde, catch the Easter parade and just do some hanging out in my favorite city. As you can see in the pics we really enjoyed ourselves (and Izzy really enjoyed the beignets, actually she enjoyed 4 or 5 of them)!

Thanks,
Wade



Brigadoon State Nature Preserve
Picture Featured:    April 09, 2013 Brigadoon State Nature Preserve
Linda Craiger sent us these and writes:
Mr. Anderson, the wildflowers are beginning to bloom at Brigadoon State Nature Preserve. The first one is White Trillium, the 2nd one is Bloodroot, and the 3rd one is Yellow Trout-Lily.

Linda Craiger
Glasgow Garden Club
(follow GGC on Facebook)



Spring is here...
Picture Featured:    April 10, 2013 Spring is here...
Jerry & Stephanie McClellan sent us these and write:
I THINK SPRING HAS FINALLY SPRUNG! THANKS FOR SHARING

JERRY & STEPHANIE MCCLELLAN



At the American Museum of Science & Energy
Picture Featured:    April 11, 2013 At the American Museum of Science & Energy
Bill Anderson sent us this photo and writes:
In this photo are Sam Anderson (on the left) and Eric Perkins (on the right), my son and my nephew. They're sitting on a 1,500 lb. piece of coal at the American Museum of Science and Energy at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The photo was taken last week on a spring break road trip I took the guys on. We all had a blast.

By the way, if you don't send in your own photo, there will be MANY more photos from our trip in the next few days, perhaps even weeks! (haha)

The American Museum of Science and Energy


Shelley in Morocco
Picture Featured:    April 12, 2013 Shelley in Morocco
Mayor Trautman sent us these and writes:
Bill,
This is a picture of my daughter Shelley Trautman in the Sahara Desert in Morocco. She is spending the semester in Sevilla Spain as part of the University of Kentucky’s Study Abroad Program. The trip to Morocco was part of the Program's “side trip adventures”. She and her classmates had the chance to spend several nights in the desert which included a camel caravan. It is an experience I'm sure she will never forget. Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda Trautman



BC Trojanette Softball Team at the Capitol
Picture Featured:    April 13, 2013 BC Trojanette Softball Team at the Capitol
Patrick Staples sent us this photo and writes:
Bill,
Last Thursday April 4, 2013, the Barren County Trojanette Softball team was invited to a personal tour of the State Capitol and Governor's Mansion while visiting Frankfort for paricipation in the Woodford County Spring Break Escape. We are very proud of all of our girls on and off the field. Shown here with the team is head coach Kevin Jackson, Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear. A special thanks goes out to Roger Thomas for the tour and personal introduction.

Patrick Staples



Weeping Cherry
Picture Featured:    April 14, 2013 Weeping Cherry
Jeff Edwards sent us this photo and writes:
Our weeping cherry is blooming big time!!

Jeff Edwards



Flag Retirement Ceremony
Picture Featured:    April 15, 2013 Flag Retirement Ceremony
Martha Nell Thomas sent us these and writes:
New Flag!
April 9, 2013 - Barren County High School Jr. Guard (ROTC) came to the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library for a flag retirement ceremony. They did an outstanding job of performing the service; Sgt-Major Wilkinson is the leader of this group.

Martha Nell Thomas
Outreach Services
Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library



Looking Out My Back Door
Picture Featured:    April 16, 2013 Looking Out My Back Door
Paulette Wasylycia sent us this collage and writes:
Reminds me of a song: "Looking out my back door" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Just a few of the "creatures" seen from my back door.

Paulette Wasylycia



Have YOU ever noticed it?
Picture Featured:    April 17, 2013 Have YOU ever noticed it?
Billy Ray sent us this photo and writes:
This apple tree in full bloom is seen daily by thousands of folks going down the Glasgow Bypass. Yet, I am guessing it is noticed by practically no one! In a few months it should have luscious apples available from a most bizarre location!

Billy Ray



One Busy Squirrel
Picture Featured:    April 18, 2013 One Busy Squirrel
Marty and Clara Stilts sent us these and write:
Tuesday morning and this squirrel ran from under my vehicle, stopped with his "prize". He rested a minute, up the tree he went, maybe he thought we wanted him to share. Backing out he was still sitting enjoying his "prize".

Hope everyone is enjoying spring.

Marty and Clara Stilts



Where's the Seahorse?
Picture Featured:    April 19, 2013 Where
Jeff Edwards sent us this photo and writes:
On a recent trip to Gatlinburg I stopped by their fantastic aquarium. I see the two shrimp but the seahorse is harder to spot!

Jeff Edwards



Ready for Easter!
Picture Featured:    April 20, 2013 Ready for Easter!
Wendy Houchens sent us this photo and writes:
Here is a picture of some of the youngest cousins getting ready for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Aunt Polly Spillman's house.


Purple Up Day
Picture Featured:    April 21, 2013 Purple Up Day
Brandy Crowe sent us this photo and writes:
This is Hiseville Elementary wearing purple for the statewide Purple Up day on April 15, 2013. April is "Month of the Military Child." The children in the front row are holding their awards: Briley Gibson, Dawson Crowe, Madison Crowe and Brooke Gibson. Along with their awards they all received a military coin for their service to our country. Military children are the unseen heroes.

Thanks,
Brandy Crowe
Army Strong, Army Proud
Army Wife



Glasgow Complete Streets
Picture Featured:    April 22, 2013 Glasgow Complete Streets
Pam Goad sent us this photo and writes:
Come out and enjoy a fun ride around Glasgow with us. We meet every Wednesday downtown on the square, if the weather permits! We have been practicing bike safety rides when riding on the road with cars! It is an awesome ride and as you can tell by our picture a lot of fun! Pictured (L to R): Mary Perkins, Pam Goad, Belle Thomas, Judd Shaw, Matt Reynolds, Myrisa Christy and Ruth Staurch. Taking the picture: Billy Ray (inset photo).

Pam Goad, LAN Dept.
Glasgow Electric Plant Board

Check out the group at www.facebook.com/glasgowcompletestreets and "like" the page to keep up with cycling issues here in Glasgow!


Melody and a friend...
Picture Featured:    April 23, 2013 Melody and a friend...
Wendy Houchens sent us this photo and writes:
Melody Francis is following in her mother & grandmother's footsteps. She is a horse lover, which works well since Heidi Go Lightly is a people lover, too.


Ky. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer
Picture Featured:    April 24, 2013 Ky. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer
Billy Ray sent us this photo and writes:
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer was the speaker at opening day of Bounty of the Barrens Farmers' Market on the Courthouse Square Saturday morning. The market is now open each Saturday morning from 8:00 until noon.

Sustainable Glasgow - Live Local!


Manhattan, Kansas with Sumer
Picture Featured:    April 25, 2013 Manhattan, Kansas with Sumer
Sumer Johnson sent us this photo and writes:
Hey Glasgow-
Wow, do I miss you right now. I’m in Manhattan, Kansas with my Army husband Bryan Johnson and it’s April 23rd and we are getting snow right now. The weather here is typically the same as in Glasgow but not this year.

We will be moving back to Glasgow this year and we couldn’t be more excited!



Dogwood in downtown Haywood
Picture Featured:    April 26, 2013 Dogwood in downtown Haywood
Matt Mutter sent us this photo and writes:
Dogwood blooming in downtown Haywood.

Matt Mutter



Our Front Yard
Picture Featured:    April 27, 2013 Our Front Yard
Jerry & Stephanie McClellan sent us this photo and write:
THIS PHOTO WAS IN OUR FRONT YARD! THANKS FOR SHARING

JERRY & STEPHANIE MCCLELLAN



Beaver Creek Boat Ramp Road
Picture Featured:    April 28, 2013 Beaver Creek Boat Ramp Road
Patrick Forges sent us this photo and writes:
This is a crop of Canola on Beaver Creek Boat Ramp Rd. I took the picture on April 23.

Patrick Forges



Leaders of the Future
Picture Featured:    April 29, 2013 Leaders of the Future
Amy Hall sent us this photo and writes:
Graduation ceremonies were held on April 8th for students that participated in the 2012-13 Leaders of the Future program, sponsored by the Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce. The program is for aspiring young leaders in our community, and enhances their understanding of the ties between education, careers and the community. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013-14 Leaders of the Future class, and can be obtained by contacting school guidance counselors or the Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations to this year's graduates, and we look forward to meeting next year's class!

- Amy Hall & the Leaders of the Future Board of Directors



MALAYKA
Picture Featured:    April 30, 2013 MALAYKA
Stephanie McClellan sent us this photo and writes:
OUR GRANDDAUGHTER MALAYKA IN OUR BACK YARD.


Fun at the Range
Picture Featured:    May 01, 2013 Fun at the Range
Wendy Houchens sent us these and writes:
(upper) Picture of Grandma & Audri at Point Blank Shooting Range in Randolph, KY. This was Audri's first lesson for firearms & firearm safety. She did a very good job & actually was hitting the target. Look out, Annie Oakley. You have competition.
(lower) Saturday 4-20-13. Clay Pigeon shooting & Long Range "Zombie Shoot." Was held at Point Blank Shooting Range near Randolph, KY. Beautiful day & lots of fun.


Happy Spring!
Picture Featured:    May 02, 2013 Happy Spring!
Tonya Wilson sent us this photo and writes:
This beautiful weeping cherry tree is beside the walkway to my office. We will soon be moving to a new building. I took this photo to symbolize the wonderful memories and the chances we now have for a new beginning. Happy Spring!


Charlie Edmonds and the Blues
Picture Featured:    May 03, 2013 Charlie Edmonds and the Blues
Billy Ray sent us this photo and writes:
Rev. Charlie Edmonds presented a great program on the history of the blues on April 30 at Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library. Great programs, featuring great local talent, like this, are available at our library on a regular basis. More folks should come out and enjoy!

Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library Website


Children's Book Week May 13-19
Picture Featured:    May 04, 2013 Children
Martha Nell Thomas sent us this photo and writes:
Children's Book Week is May 13-19. Come celebrate with us; put your child's name in a drawing to win books! Registration will be divided into four age groups: 0-4years, 5-8 years, 9-12 years and 13-18 years. Each group will win a set of age-appropriate books. Registration is in the Youth Department under the Maddie Portrait. The drawing will be held Monday May 20, 2013. Winners will be notified by phone or email.

Stop by the library to put your child's name in a drawing to win books!

Marla Ford
Head of Youth Services
Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library



Beautiful Viburnam plants
Picture Featured:    May 05, 2013 Beautiful Viburnam plants
The South Central Kentucky Cultural Center folks sent us this photo and write:
Bill, we at the South Central Kentucky Cultural Center are enjoying the pretty blooms of our Viburnam plants at the entrance to the Center. Happy Spring!

South Central Kentucky Cultural Center


Landen & Kaiden at the ATV Nationals
Picture Featured:    May 06, 2013 Landen & Kaiden at the ATV Nationals
Ryan Houchens sent us this photo and writes:
Landen and Kaiden Houchens competed in round 3 of the ATV Nationals this past weekend at Ballance Motocross in Oakland, KY. Landen won the 50cc 6-8 year old division and Kaiden finished 8th in the 50cc 4-6 year old division. They will compete again in Rossville, Indiana in two weeks at round 4.

Both boys love racing ATV's and have enjoyed gaining friendships from other kids outside this area and state. Here is a picture of both boys sharing the podium after Landen won his class.

Ryan Houchens
6th Grade Science
Red Cross Elementary



Cedar Grove Rd.
Picture Featured:    May 07, 2013 Cedar Grove Rd.
Patrick Forges sent us this photo and writes:
I took this picture at the end of Cedar Grove Road.


North Jackson Homemakers
Picture Featured:    May 08, 2013 North Jackson Homemakers
Jeff Edwards sent us this photo and writes:
Here is a photo of some mighty fine ladies. This group is known as the North Jackson Homemakers.
Front row (L to R): Nina Calvert, Alyne Atkinson McCullum, Lucy May Ebert, Gladys Harbison, Ora Page
Back row (L to R): Hadie Leweese, Hallie Jump Neeley(my great grandmother), Mary Emma Everett, Ruby Bradshaw, Virgie Woods, Nell Perkins, Irene Isacco

I thought these women would be recognized by many people out there and/or related to many people in Glasgow.

Enjoy,
Jeff Edwards



Dry Fork Gorge
Picture Featured:    May 09, 2013 Dry Fork Gorge
Theresa Smith sent us this photo and writes:
Mr. Anderson,
I took this picture at Dry Fork Gorge in Metcalfe County. It's a beautiful 80-acre nature preserve.

Theresa Smith



GHS Orchestra, 1928
Picture Featured:    May 10, 2013 GHS Orchestra, 1928
Sam Terry sent us this photo and writes:
The Glasgow High School orchestra, circa 1928. The group was directed by Mary Dixon Rapp.


JA Teacher of the Year
Picture Featured:    May 11, 2013 JA Teacher of the Year
Amy Hall sent us this photo and writes:
Mrs. Julie Mohon, 2nd Grade Teacher at Red Cross Elementary is shown accepting the "Junior Achievement Teacher of the Year Award" from Anne Hutchinson, Red Cross JA volunteer. Mrs. Mohon was nominated for this award because she truly exemplifies what it means to go above and beyond for the betterment of all of her students. Congratulations, Mrs. Mohon!

Thanks So Much,
Anne Hutchinson



2nd Grade at the Library
Picture Featured:    May 12, 2013 2nd Grade at the Library
Tammie Underwood sent us this photo and writes:
2ND GRADE visits the public library: Mrs. Ford reading a book while Whitney Hall and Aaron Spears play the parts of a cow that says "oink" and a pig that says "moo."


From the 1930's
Picture Featured:    May 13, 2013 From the 1930
Sam Terry sent us this photo and writes:
Jane Williams Cady, a longtime Glasgow musician and piano instructor, posed with her children’s rhythm band in the 1930’s.


A Baltimore Oriole
Picture Featured:    May 14, 2013 A Baltimore Oriole
Linda Craiger sent us this photo and writes:
Mr. Anderson, this is a male Baltimore Oriole feeding at the hummingbird feeder. The hummingbirds know to fly when he comes in!

Linda Craiger



1930's Scottie Band
Picture Featured:    May 15, 2013 1930
Sam Terry sent us this photo and writes:
Mrs. Mary Dixon Rapp, longtime music teacher in the Glasgow School system posed with her pupils on the steps of the Elementary School on Liberty Street in the mid-1930’s. Mrs. Rapp initially directed the school’s music program. Mrs. Rapp is seen on the far right of the photo. Other identified persons include: Billy Beaty Jones (boy in front row, center, wearing a letter sweater); Brice T. “Pete” Leech (back row, far right, holding a trombone, though he is said to have played French Horn but he admitted he just faked it); Joe Leech (boy in middle row, near the center, holding a French Horn, though he mostly played trombone); Lois Gene Biggers Crow (3rd girl from the right on the second row – not counting Mrs. Rapp). Many people believe the Glasgow band did not begin wearing kilts until 1960, but the photo tells a different story.


Two Photos
Picture Featured:    May 16, 2013 Two Photos
(left) Tammie Underwood sent us this photo and writes:
Chase Jackson, preschool student at Red Cross Elementary, recently sold 11 boxes of candy bars and was the top seller at Red Cross School. Chase was awarded with a $50 gift card to Ralphie's Fun Center. All money raised will be used for additional iPads to be used in the classrooms at RCE.

Tammie Underwood

(right) Patrick Forges sent us this photo and writes:

To all the Moms.... May you be Blessed, with knowing that you are loved.


2013 Relay for Life
Picture Featured:    May 17, 2013 2013 Relay for Life
The Martin Family sent us this cool photo and write:
Bill, this is a picture of my daddy, Robert Jessie, with four of his five grandchildren, at the 2013 Barren County Relay for Life. Daddy is a cancer survivor, and we have participated in the Relay for Life with him for many years! This year, my son, Grayson (the one wearing the kilt), got to honor his Pa-Pa by being one of the Scottie Bagpipers that participated in opening ceremonies for the relay. Even though the rain moved everything into the gym, it sure couldn’t dampen the spirits of this special night for a wonderful cause! I would encourage everyone to get involved with their local Relays!

Pictured from left to right: grandfather Robert Jessie, granddaughter Erica, grandson Grayson, granddaughter Emily, grandson Dylan (granddaughter not present for picture is Ellen).



Honoring Beegie Adair!
Picture Featured:    May 18, 2013 Honoring Beegie Adair!
Sam Terry sent us this photo and writes:
May 11, 2013: Beegie Adair Day in Barren County. Cave City Mayor Dwayne Hatcher, Glasgow Mayor Rhonda Trautman, and Barren County Judge/Executive Davie Greer have joined with the Glasgow Musicale to declare Saturday, May 11 as a day of honor recognizing the achievements of Bobbie Gorin Long, known professionally as Beegie Adair.

A native of Barren County, Beegie grew up in Cave City where she began studying piano at the age of five and continued her studies at Western Kentucky University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is a highly sought-after studio musician who has accompanied such legendary performers as Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton, Lucille Ball, Steve Allen, Dinah Shore, Mama Cass Elliott, Peggy Lee, and others. She recorded her first album, “Escape to New York,” under her own name and has since recorded and appeared on over 100 compact disc recordings, thirty-five of which are recorded with her trio. Beegie hosted Improvised Thoughts, a popular radio talk/music show on National Public Radio affiliates.

In 2002, she was named a Steinway Artist, one of the music world’s coveted honors and in 2010 she was the top-selling jazz artist in Japan. The City of Cave City will rename its Senior Citizen Center in her honor on May 11 at 11 a.m., a celebration to which the public is invited. As part of the local observance of National Music Week, the Glasgow Musicale encourages all Barren Countians to observe and take part in recognizing the achievements of Beegie Adair and to recognize the importance of music, musicians, and musical organizations to the cultural life of our cities, state, nation, and world.



Mother's Day, Old Blue Springs Church!
Picture Featured:    May 19, 2013 Mother
Janice Crenshaw sent us this photo and writes:
Mother's Day 2013 at Old Blue Springs Church!


The debut of the GHS kilts! (1960)
Picture Featured:    May 20, 2013 The debut of the GHS kilts! (1960)
Sam Terry sent us this photo (by way of Bob Cary) and writes:
The debut of the 1960’s era Glasgow Scottie Band kilts occurred when the band performed in the Lions International 1960 Convention Parade in Chicago. Thanks to Bob Cary, a member of the band, for sharing this impressive photo. The band’s kilts were made by Margarett Matthews Alexander and her sister-in-law, Dorothy Alexander Matthews at Alexander Dry Cleaners in Glasgow. Margarett’s daughter, Anna Margarette Alexander Wilson, notes that “Mom and Aunt Dorothy worked feverishly to get all the kilts, piper plaids, and garter flashes ready for the trip.”

The majorettes were, from left to right: Linda Willoughby, Bonnie Potts, Martha Gabbard, Anna Margarette Alexander, Sondra Bowman, and Paula Osborne.



The Vaughn Family
Picture Featured:    May 21, 2013 The Vaughn Family
Sam Terry sent us these and writes:
The Vaughn family of Glasgow contained numerous musically-talented persons. In this image sister Grace Vaughn Simmons, Charlotte “Coogie” Vaughn Grissom, and Inez Vaughn Biggers, sing to the accompaniment of their internationally-known brother, Billy Vaughn. Billy Vaughn became a member of “The Hilltoppers” of 1950’s fame and later became known around the world for his compositions.

Billy, as part of “The Hilltoppers” was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in April.



Ethan and Conner
Picture Featured:    May 22, 2013 Ethan and Conner
Stephanie McClellan sent us this photo and writes:
2 OF OUR GRANDSONS ETHAN & CONNER GANTT, PLAYING CHECKERS AT NANNA & PA'S HOUSE.....


The 88 Band
Picture Featured:    May 23, 2013 The 88 Band
Sam Terry sent us these and writes:
The famed "88 Band" which was popular around Glasgow and Barren County at the turn of the last century. Back row, left to right: Buell Chenoweth, Jesse Branstetter, Herbert Branstetter, Chas. Huffman, Sam Richardson. Front row, left to right: Morris Simmons (father of Jimmy Simmons), Alvin Luster, Herschel Huffman, Luther C. (Wood) Huffman, and Clayton Simmons.

According to Jimmy Simmons' writings, none of the band had any experience with being a band or even playing music when they decided to form a band, ordered instruments and learned to play them. Their only uniform was their matching hats. Jimmy also wrote that they played for the Metcalfe County Fair, the Monroe County Fair, the played for at least one Confederate Reunion in Glasgow and they were selected to play when William Jennings Bryan visited Glasgow. Apparently they also had a rule that the band members wouldn't drink while on the job; according to Jimmy, that rule wasn't adhered to very much and a number of colorful stories resulted. Jimmy's writing about the band can be found in "A Glimpse From the Past - What Glasgow Used to be Like" which is a compilation of his 1960's articles in the Glasgow Republican newspaper; it is available from Gorin Publishing.



Early morning in Barren County
Picture Featured:    May 24, 2013 Early morning in Barren County
Patrick Forges sent us this photo and writes:
Early morning in Barren County.... Just love it.


Pat Kingrey and the Kentuckians at WKAY
Picture Featured:    May 25, 2013 Pat Kingrey and the Kentuckians at WKAY
Sam Terry sent us this vintage photo and writes:
One of Barren County’s renowned musical groups, Pat Kingrey and the Kentuckians with vocalist Elva Carver, posed for J. Mitchell Ellis for this photograph at Glasgow’s first radio station, WKAY. (Please note that this is not Ms. Carver in the photo, but another female vocalist that sometimes worked with the group. WKAY would years later become WCLU. I was a DJ for 5 years at WKAY in high school/early college - Bill Anderson)


From 1972
Picture Featured:    May 26, 2013 From 1972
Gary Bewley sent us this photo and writes:
Bill, in 1972, Glasgow native, and former Kentucky Governor, Louie B. Nunn made an unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate. He was defeated by Walter D.Huddleston. These billboards were all over town that year. For some reason I was fascinated with them and took a snapshot . This one was taken right across from Wendy's on West Cherry Street. Louie Nunn was a great man and I later had the pleasure of getting to know him when we worked together on the Billy Vaughn memorial project. Everything was a slow go till he got involved. He made a few phone calls and the donations for the monument came rolling in. I was always so thankful for his help.

Gary Bewley



Memorial Day in the 1950's
Picture Featured:    May 27, 2013 Memorial Day in the 1950
Sam Terry sent us this from Memorial Day in the 1950's and writes:
Walter (“Jigger”) Aspley was captured on film by J. Mitchell Ellis in the 1950’s as he played a bugle for a program at Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Aspley was a respected and beloved Glasgow businessman. His father, Bruce Aspley, built Glasgow’s Plaza Theatre and the younger Aspley later owned and operated it. The Aspley family operated three of Glasgow historic movie theatres: The Trigg Theatre, The Plaza Theatre, and The Star Drive-in.


Chase Schlafke
Picture Featured:    May 28, 2013 Chase Schlafke
Emily Schlafke sent us this photo and writes:
On May 18, 2013, Chase Schlafke won the Stock Division of the BB&T All American Soapbox Derby that was held in Bowling Green, Kentucky. As the winner of this race, Chase will go on to compete in the International Soapbox Derby, to be held in Akron, Ohio in July. Chase is the son of Chris & Emily Schlafke of Glasgow.


Getting ready for The Great Nursing Home Escape
Picture Featured:    May 29, 2013 Getting ready for The Great Nursing Home Escape
Kelly Anderson (my daughter) sent these photos and writes:
The top photo is me getting Katie Huffman ready for her part in "The Great Nursing Home Escape." The other photo is the cast just before that night's performance.

The cast of Glasgow High School's, "The Great Nursing Home Escape" became very close through all their practices. They're a great group to be a part of and I enjoyed all of the memories made while being Makeup Director. We had a blast and I'll miss them all!

In order from front to back, left to right: Katie Huffman, Josh Kantosky, Ladevany Franklin, Tyler Rose, Merrick Black, Lauren Shelton, Maddie Moloko, Jessica Barissa, & Cameron Dunn.



A couple of doctors at the Indy 500
Picture Featured:    May 30, 2013 A couple of doctors at the Indy 500
Dr. Robert Pelham sent us this photo and writes:
Bill,
This marks the 40th consecutive year that Dr. Robert Pelham of Glasgow and Dr. John Wagner of Lafayette, IN have attended the Indy 500 together. It all started when they were roommates in college in 1974. This year's race was one of the best. We are already looking forward to next year's race and number 41!


Congratulating Deloris Flowers
Picture Featured:    May 31, 2013 Congratulating Deloris Flowers
Martha Thomas sent us this photo and writes:
The staff of Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library celebrated Deloris Flowers' milestone achievement this spring. She has earned her Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Left to right, Deloris, Lynn Andrew (Director), Marla Ford and Angelina Clark.

Summer Reading Registration begins at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library on Tuesday May 28 at 9:00am. The overall theme is "Underground" with programs for young and old and everyone in between! Stop by 1530 South Green Street and register for fun!

Martha Nell Thomas
Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library

Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library


Military Sons
Picture Featured:    June 01, 2013 Military Sons
Mike Padgett sent us this and writes:
Miki Padgett spent years in the Marines and the US Army serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He currently works for the Department of Defense in Military Intelligence in Afghanistan. Joel Padgett is a graduate of Glasgow High School. He graduated from WKU in December as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army and is currently training at Ft. Benning, Ga. They are the sons of Mike and Rosana Padgett. The Padgetts have four children. Dan lives in Hopkinsville, Ky with his wife and two children. Jessica, who also graduated from Glasgow High School, leaves for Africa as a missionary with her family in June.


An old store
Picture Featured:    June 02, 2013 An old store
Patrick Forges sent us this photo and writes:
An old store on the Tompkinsville Rd. in Metcalfe County. Stands empty but still strong.


Brett Guthrie visits MCNP
Picture Featured:    June 03, 2013 Brett Guthrie visits MCNP
Vickie Carson sent us this photo and writes:
Congressman Brett Guthrie stopped by Mammoth Cave National Park on May 29, 2013, for a site visit of Maple Springs Trailhead and a briefing on Big Hollow Trail. The beginning of the project, to expand the trailhead and construct 9.5 miles of trail, coincides with National Trails Day on June 1. The park has contracted with Lightsey Construction to do the project.

Pictured here are (l to r): Michael Moore, project manager for Lightsey, Congressman Brett Guthrie, and Mammoth Cave NP Superintendent Sarah Craighead.



Before the GHS Prom
Picture Featured:    June 04, 2013 Before the GHS Prom
Cordis Cuzz Bishop sent us this photo and writes:
I took this photo before my grandson Cameron Dunn"s Glasgow Scotties prom at the golf course on the 18th. My daughter Miletta Dunn suggested I send this to you.

Cordis Cuzz Bishop
Hazard, Ky.



A Scarlet Rose
Picture Featured:    June 05, 2013 A Scarlet Rose
Stephanie McClellan sent us this photo and writes:
A BEAUTIFUL SCARLET ROSE! IN OUR FRONT YARD ....THANKS FOR SHARING


Barry & Charlene's Backyard
Picture Featured:    June 06, 2013 Barry & Charlene
Patrick Forges sent us this photo and writes:
Here are some pictures from Barry and Charlene Wisdom's backyard.


Disneyland California Adventure
Picture Featured:    June 07, 2013 Disneyland California Adventure
Thomas Bratcher sent us this photo and writes:
Hello,
The attached picture was taken at Disneyland California Adventure. It's the Ornament Valley area of Radiator Springs in Cars Land.

February 2013



Fred's Sculpture
Picture Featured:    June 08, 2013 Fred
Jeff Edwards sent us this photo and writes:
A tree was toppled by winds in a storm in the backyard of my cousin, Fred Proffitt. When life served him lemons he made lemonade or he ruined a chainsaw while carving this strange lumberjack totem pole. You be the judge. I think he really outdid himself!! Unfortunately... when his wife came home, Fred's tribute to lumberjacks around the world had to go. He will be missed! The totem pole, I mean, not Fred!

Jeff Edwards



Small Town Pride!
Picture Featured:    June 09, 2013 Small Town Pride!
Patrick Forges sent us this photo and writes:
Small town pride in America. Picture was taken on the south side of the square in Glasgow.


Bobby Steenbergen Athletic Scholarship Winners
Picture Featured:    June 10, 2013 Bobby Steenbergen Athletic Scholarship Winners
Cindy Jackson sent us this photo and writes:
The Booster Club Announces Bobby Steenbergen Athletic Scholarship Award Winners

Barren County High School Seniors Matthew Bunnell and Taylor Montgomery were both selected to receive the $1,000 Bobby Steenbergen Athletic Scholarship sponsored by the Barren County High School Athletic Booster Club. Matthew was a member of the high school's basketball team and tennis team. He is the son of Terry and Debbie Bunnell. Taylor was a member of the high school's cross country team and track and field team. She is the daughter of Joe and Felicia Montgomery.

In the photo: Bobby Steenbergen Athletic Scholarship Award Winners. L to R Male athlete Matthew Bunnell, Athletic Booster Club President Terry Bunnell, Scholarship Bobby Steenbergen, and female athlete Taylor Montgomery.



Max at Car's Land
Picture Featured:    June 11, 2013 Max at Car
Thomas Bratcher sent us this photo and writes:
Hello again,
Here's another from inside Car's Land. This is my son Max Bratcher with one of the Baby tractors outside Mater's Junkyard Jamboree.


Double Rainbow
Picture Featured:    June 12, 2013 Double Rainbow
Wendell Kennison sent us this stunning photo and writes:
Hi Bill,
This beautiful rainbow was just East of Summer Shade this afternoon... Notice that was a double rainbow...

Wendell

Are lower electric bills your "pot of gold" at the end of the rainbow? Let's watch that peak today from noon to 8:00pm. Thanks! - The WebMeister



Secret Fishin' Hole
Picture Featured:    June 13, 2013 Secret Fishin
Jeff Edwards sent us this photo and writes:
I went fishing at a friend's pond on a farm near Flippin, Kentucky. Saw lots of turtles and frogs but caught no fish. Still had a great time though. I thought this was a good pic for the website.

Jeff Edwards



Great job, Glasgow Water Company!
Picture Featured:    June 14, 2013 Great job, Glasgow Water Company!
Billy Ray sent us this photo and writes:
Glasgow Water Company at work on a major improvement to their infrastructure along South Green Street. They planned this project very well to fit between the end of the school year and the beginning of paving activities by KDOT. Also, their crew is doing a great job maintaining very complex traffic movements. Great job, GWC!

The Glasgow Water Company


Summer Reading at the Library
Picture Featured:    June 15, 2013 Summer Reading at the Library
Martha Nell Thomas sent us these and writes:
Summer Reading at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library is in full swing, toddlers through adults are reading or being read to! A bonus of “Dig Into Reading” are the programs. Animal Tales visited the library to a full house and Keith shared a hawk, a turtle, a snake, an armadillo and a bat. Axle with Hot Rods was a star!

Photos include Caleb Reed and Malena Hughes with the Python, Keith of Animal Tales with the turtle and Breathany Robinson with Axle of the Bowling Green Hot Rods!

Martha Nell Thomas
Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library (another photo from this presentation is tomorrow! - EPB)



Summer Reading at the Library
Picture Featured:    June 16, 2013 Summer Reading at the Library
Martha Nell Thomas sent us these and writes:
Summer Reading at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library is in full swing, toddlers through adults are reading or being read to! A bonus of “Dig Into Reading” are the programs. Animal Tales visited the library to a full house and Keith shared a hawk, a turtle, a snake, an armadillo and a bat.

In this photo - Keith and a hawk (notice that the hawk must be making a lot of noise; get it? - The WebMeister)

Martha Nell Thomas
Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library



Barren County
Picture Featured:    June 17, 2013 Barren County
Patrick Forges sent us this photo and writes:
Side roads in Barren County.


Is that a face?
Picture Featured:    June 18, 2013 Is that a face?
Billy Polson sent us this photo and writes:
Bill,
Took this photo at Mammoth Cave National Park a few years back. They had had a controlled burn around the picnic area. This piece of tree trunk caught my eye as the burn had left an impression of a face in the wood.

Billy Polson

Mammoth Cave National Park


Irises
Picture Featured:    June 19, 2013 Irises
Jeff Edwards sent us this photo and writes:
Mom says that her favorite flower blossom is the Iris. They are very beautiful and so delicate. Enjoy!!

J. Edwards



Glasgow's Community Band
Picture Featured:    June 20, 2013 Glasgow
Billy Ray sent us this photo and writes:
Nothing going on here. Well, except for thirty or so locals, so talented and generous that they practiced tirelessly and then came out to share their talent with a few hundred of their neighbors. I was lucky enough to be among those gathered on a perfect June evening there on our public square lawn. Nothing going on here? Indeed.


Magic at the Library
Picture Featured:    June 21, 2013 Magic at the Library
Martha Nell Thomas sent us this photo and writes:
Emma Morrison enjoyed the Magic Show with Bruce Amato at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library and was a great helper! It's not too late to sign up for summer reading, we hope to see you at 1530 South Green.

Martha Nell Thomas
Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library



Early Morning off Hutcherson Rd.
Picture Featured:    June 22, 2013 Early Morning off Hutcherson Rd.
Helen Russell sent us this photo and writes:
Hi Bill,
Here is an early morning pastoral scene in Barren County just off Hutcherson Road. The sun was just rising (about 5:45), and casting a beautiful glow over the fog in the lowlands.

Thanks,
Helen Russell



Happy Father's Day!
Picture Featured:    June 23, 2013 Happy Father
Griffin Nadile sent us this photo and writes:
Happy Father's Day!

What a wonderful group of men! Ronnie, Griffin, Brooks, & Nash Nadile



Barren County Schools
Picture Featured:    June 24, 2013 Barren County Schools
Jennifer London sent us these and writes:
This past school year students across the nation noticed a change in the types of foods offered in their school lunch lines. Many parents and students cheered at the sight of whole grains and a greater variety of fruit and vegetable choices. For others, change was hard and unwelcomed.

Perhaps the cutest story of a kid struggling to adapt to change comes from Barren County Public Schools located in south-central Kentucky. One day in the lunch line there were brown paper napkins instead of the usual white. One little boy immediately noticed the difference and according to school board member Shelly Groce, he raised his hand to his head in despair and exclaimed “Awww man! Now we have whole-wheat napkins too?!”

After hearing stories such as these and moderating Barren County’s public forum to discuss issues such as food waste as a result of the changes, Healthy Schools Program (HSP) Manager Jacy Wooley saw an opportunity to connect the district with some resources that could better involve students in wellness efforts. Jacy proceeded to work with Assistant Superintendent Mark Wallace to register school wellness leaders for the Healthy Schools Summit hosted by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and other stakeholders.

At the summit were several speakers sharing the benefits of the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Fuel Up to Play 60 provides a theme for schools to promote good nutrition and physical activity that kids of all ages can get excited about. They also have grant opportunities to assist schools wishing to follow HSP best practices such as conduct yearly taste tests and increase physical activity opportunities throughout the school day.

Trojan Academy leaders were quick to join and soon they received a $2000 grant. Physical Education Teacher Nathan Peters saw this as an opportunity to introduce the positive benefits of exercise balls to the students. “My classes will be exposed to multiple exercises that will encourage and promote life-long fitness and activity. During the small note taking portions of my classes, students will use exercise balls instead of sitting on the floor, which will eliminate exposing the backs to poor posture and possible spinal problems in the future ”stated Coach Peters.

To assist with nutrition education, the school’s 21st Century afterschool program designated half the grant money to use in their Barren Beyond the Bell program. The program had their first guest chef, Mindy McCulley, from the Barren County Extension Office who partnered with BC Stride Club students to prepare a healthy meal with fruit salsa. Of the program CheyAnne Fant, 21st Century Afterschool Director explains, “Barren Beyond the Bell offers many opportunities for fitness and nutrition education during afterschool hours and our hope is to take student knowledge and expand the impact to families we serve in our programs.”

Barren County reminds us that all change, small and large, can be difficult. Important to overcoming challenges change presents is having a team of leaders willing to find creative solutions.



Baby Owl
Picture Featured:    June 25, 2013 Baby Owl
"Fasttalker" sent us this photo and writes:
My son Shane Vance found this baby owl sitting on his window ledge when he got in from work yesterday morning. He just left it alone and it finally flew away. Hope it got back with its mommy.


June Dairy Month
Picture Featured:    June 26, 2013 June Dairy Month
Jennifer London sent us this photo and writes:
Barren County Schools Celebrate June Dairy Month

Students of Barren County Schools 21st Century Community Learning Centers are celebrating National June Dairy Month, with a serving of cold milk provided by BC Summer Feeding Programs. “We are proud to partner with the federal summer feeding programs to provide free meals to all children under the age of 19, and low-fat milk choices are certainly an essential part of our nutrition plan,” said CheyAnne Fant, BC Director of 21st Century and Nutrition Services.

According to the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, Inc. (SUDIA), experts agree that too many students are not eating as well as they should be. In fact fewer than 20 percent eat the recommended five daily servings of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and only 30 percent consume three servings of dairy each day according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Powering up with the right foods is critical – and flavored milk can be a key piece of the nutrient-rich combination that can provide a healthy foundation for nutritious eating. “Chocolate milk is my favorite,” stated McKenzie Clay, 21st Century participant at Red Cross Mustang Corral.

Concerns about increased calories and sugar have prompted some interest in flavored milk benefits. When flavored milk is available, kids consume fewer sugary sodas and more milk. Flavored milk doesn’t compromise children’s nutrition, but it does offer great taste that appeals to kids, as well as nine essential vitamins and minerals that soda can’t rival (SUDIA).

These nutrients are particularly important during school-age years when children most need to be building strong bones for a healthy foundation. “Nutrition education is key to making lifelong changes related to overall health and wellness, so that will certainly be a part of our mission with Barren County Schools. 21st Century programs along with food service nutrition programs are a great opportunity for increased physical activity and providing healthy choices for all our students,” stated Fant.

June Dairy Month serves as a reminder to help your children fuel up with nutrient-rich choices, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats milk, cheese and yogurt. Parents can take comfort in knowing that flavored milk provides the same powerful package of nine essential vitamins and minerals as white milk – and children are more likely to make healthy eating choices as a result.

Pictured L to R (Back Row): Caitlyn Mattingly, Emma Constant, and McKenzie Clay
Pictured L to R (Front Row): Jack Nesbitt, Jacob Spence, and Megan Spears



Nice Moon!
Picture Featured:    June 27, 2013 Nice Moon!
Holly Travis sent us this photo and writes:
Bill,
I took this picture on Sunday evening June 23rd the night of the super moon or strawberry moon. It was early in the night and the moon was just appearing on the horizon, still low in the trees.

Thanks for sharing,
Holly Travis



Is that Lex Luthor? Yes.
Picture Featured:    June 28, 2013 Is that Lex Luthor? Yes.
Grant Landrum sent us this photo and writes:
I recently attended the Superman celebration in Metropolis, Illinois. I got to meet former "Smallville" cast member Michael Rosenbaum, who played Lex Luthor on the show. He is also a WKU graduate.

Grant Landrum

(Remember this photo? It was also taken at Metropolis - Bill Anderson)



The Mustang Corral
Picture Featured:    June 29, 2013 The Mustang Corral
Janet Harp sent us this photo and writes:
The Red Cross Mustang Corral Oh, the Places You'll Go 21st Century campers visited several businesses this week to learn what they may want to be when they grow up! We think we have several television personalities in our future since they loved their visit to WBKO!

Janet Harp
Red Cross Elementary



Back in Time with Dinosaurs
Picture Featured:    June 30, 2013 Back in Time with Dinosaurs
Martha Nell Thomas sent us these and writes:
If you "Dig" having a good time, check out the programs at the Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library. Saturday July 13 at 9:30, a STEM activity, Back in Time with Dinosaurs! It will feature a dinosaur dig, creating fossils, making a dinosaur time line and much more! Grades 1-3. Sign-up required.

651-2824

Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library's Summer Reading 2013 Mini theme for the week of June 24-28, 2013 was "I Dig Getting Dirty" Marla Ford, Youth Services said,"We had a ball playing in the dirt all week!

Martha Nell Thomas
Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library

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