Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

May 13, 2014

Barren County High School 40-year reunion arrives

Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — The first graduates of Barren County High School will celebrate their 40-year class reunion May 24 at the Trojan Academy on the BCHS campus.

Brenda Leftwich was a member of the first graduating class of BCHS, after four high schools in the county consolidated. The first year the school was open, it included only grades 10-12. There were 111 graduates in the first class.

“We didn’t have the gym, the football field, auditorium, Trojan Academy, and half the classrooms weren’t even there,” Leftwich said.

On May 24, Leftwich and the rest of the graduating class of 1974 are going back to the high school to have their reunion. Tours will be given, there will be a light dinner and music from the ‘70s.

“The 10th and 11th grades from that year will also be invited to join in the festivities,” Leftwich said.

BCHS Principal Steve Riley will give the graduates a tour of the facilities.

The tours will begin at 5 p.m., the reunion for the Class of ‘74 begins at 6 p.m., the juniors and sophomores from ‘74 are invited to join at 8 p.m., and a light dinner will be served from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“It’s a chance for us to all get back together, catch up, see the building and what has changed throughout the years and just enjoy each other,” Leftwich said. “We have several people coming from out of town, and we’re hoping for and expecting a large crowd.”

According to Riley, there are no current employees at the high school who were involved in the first year the school was open.

“I’m so excited to have all the graduates coming back to the school, it’s such a great thing to do,” Riley said. “The school has changed a lot in 40 years, and we are very appreciative of all of those who were there that first year and assisted in the building of the school. We’re proud of what it has grown to be.”