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June 7, 2023

THE BARREN COUNTY PROGRESS   (Glasgow) Dinosaur World spent last Sunday celebrating its 20th year anniversary where attendees could experience loads of surprises, fossilized fun and facts, and even interact with Gene, the park’s large T-Rex. The park also had a grand opening for its new Jurassic Mini Golf course. Marlene Svensson is the owner…



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25 years ago- May 28, 1998 50 years ago- May 24, 1973

25 YEARS AGO- MAY 28, 1998 A  Memorial that lists the names of American soldiers who died in the Vietnam and Korean conflict was unveiled on the Courthouse lawn.  Harold Thompson with Veterans of Foreign Wars, George Miller with the American Legion and Randall Baskett with Disabled American Veterans participated in the ceremony. Ten  Monroe County…

25 years ago-May 21, 1998- 50 years ago May 17,1973

25 YEARS AGO-May 21, 1998 Susan Guffey has been selected as the Monroe County Extension Agent for 4-H.  She recently completed her undergraduate studies at Western Kentucky University.  She fills the vacancy left by Cathy Celsor’s resignation.  Monroe County Relay for Life raised approximately $87,000 for the fight against cancer.  The actual Relay for Life…

25 years ago May 11, 1998– 50 years ago May 10, 1973

THE WAY IT WAS FOR MAY 11   25 YEARS AGO May 10, 1973 Three  Tompkinsville residents were winners in  Quality Express’s cash give- away contest.  Manager Patti Graves presents the prizes to Betty Page ($100), Melissa Vinson ($250) and Charles Wilson ($100). Wedding anniversary celebration announcements were:       McAden and Junaita (Wade) Crawford who will…

25 years ago- May 7, 1998–50 years ago May 3, 1973

25 YEARS AGO-   May 7, 1998 Betty Welch Smith, Monroe County High School Yearbook Sponsor, was named Advisor of the Year for the 1997-98 yearbook by the International Multi-Media, the company that prints the MCHS yearbooks. The R and S Barbecue softball team won the championship in the Relay for Life softball tournment.  There were…

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