In the briefest meeting of the Boyle Fiscal Court, it was unanimously approved to continue the 30-year tradition of giving permission to county-judge executive Mary Pendygraft to buy and give hams as Christmas bonuses for county road employees and landfill workers. Magistrate Debbie Jenkins Cook presided over the meeting. Also attending were Martin Curtis, Morris Martin, Ross Kelly and magistrates-elect J.P. Conner and Edwin Kubale. Absent were John Davis and Thomas Rankin.
Karen Lamb, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garnice Lamb of Mitchellsburg, was named the 1981 Snowball Queen at the Boyle County High School Christmas dance. She is the school's 19th Snowball Queen which continues the tradition of selecting one girl per year for the winter honor that began in 1962. Mandy Barker was first- runner up. Other candidates included Rhoda Logue, Luticia Coyle, DeAnne Norvell, Lu Lu Gower, Debra Smalley, Janiece Gibson and Lee Ann Duncil. The theme of the dance was "An Old-fashioned Christmas" and the band was Anxiety.