Glencoe School Burns

The two-story brick school building was destroyed Sunday by flames, which appeared to have started in the furnace room, Milton O. Traylor, superintendent of Gallatin county schools, reported.

Warsaw Volunteer Fire Department, under Chief Delmar Alexander, responded, but were unable to get the fire under control.  Mrs. Elmer Riddle, caretaker, who lives across the road from the school, discovered the blaze at 2 p.m.

Mr. Traylor said there were 110 children enrolled in the school, which includes the first eight grades.  He said the building was slightly over 40 years old.  It includes four classrooms, auditorium, cafeteria, and bookroom.

A meeting of the Gallatin County Board of Education was to be held Monday morning to set up emergency classrooms for the pupils.  Attempts will be made to set up quarters in churches and meeting halls.  The school official said there is no possibility of squeezing the children into the school at Warsaw, since it is overcrowded already.

Mrs. B. W. Norman is principal of Glencoe school.

Mr. Traylor said it will cost probably $60,000 to replace the destroyed structure.


from the Kentucky Times-Star, Monday, January 31, 1955.