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Buckhead Cafe closing after owner announces retirement

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The owner of Bowling Green's Buckhead Cafe has announced he's closing the restaurant and retiring.

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Kentucky Career Center holds job fair for international community

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12 local businesses were on hand to help

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Cave City man accused of assaulting girlfriend, police officer

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Around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning, Cave City police responded to a report of an out-of-control individual on Eastland Court.

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American Bank and Trust holds groundbreaking ceremony for new facility

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Ground has officially been broken on American Bank and Trust's new corporate center in Bowling Green. 

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Kentucky has more than 3.4 million registered voters

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Kentucky has more than 3.4 million people are registered to vote on the Nov. 6 elections.

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Throwback Thursday: Hauntings at Potter Hall at WKU

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Over the past couple of years, we’ve brought you stories of hauntings and ghosts around WKU’s campus in Bowling Green.

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Man elected to National Next-Gen 911 Institute

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Chris Freeman was officially seated yesterday after his election onto the Board of Directors.

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Update: Man accused in Fort Campbell death

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A man is now in custody following the death of a Fort Campbell soldier.

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Kentucky sees progress in ACT benchmarks

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More Kentucky high school students in the class of 2018 have met state college readiness benchmarks as measured on the ACT.

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Police asking for public's help in finding man

Police asking for public's help in finding man

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Police are asking for your help in finding a man, John McDaniel, who has two warrants out for his arrest. Bowling Green Police Department Public Information Officer, Ronnie Ward, tweeted the photos, saying he has two warrants out and police need to speak with him about an additional unrelated incident.  If you know the whereabouts of McDaniel, you're asked to contact police at 911 or 270-393-4000. More>>

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Barren County High School opens store to help students in need

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The Trojan Quick Stop is a classroom that has been transformed into a store for students in need. 

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Barren County Detention Center opens lobby to homeless

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Tracy Bellamy, the Barren County Jailer, has decided to open the lobby at the Barren County Detention Center for anyone who needs a warm place to sleep at night. 

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Kentucky Center for Statistics talks to BG Area Chamber of Commerce

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This afternoon, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an organization that presented a state briefing specifically planned for and catered to the Bowling Green area. 

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State Treasurer and Transportation Cabinet Chief of Staff talks to students

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Several students had a great opportunity to meet and listen to a talk from two political figures in the state of Kentucky. 

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Sherry Murphy eager to begin as new director of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Yesterday the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau finally announced the woman who would be taking over the vacant role left by long-time executive director Vickie Fitch, who is set to retire on December first. Sherry Murphy is set to become the new executive director, something she couldn't be more excited about. 

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WKU to participate in the Great Central U.S. Shakeout Drill tomorrow

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If you happen to be on Western Kentucky's Campus tomorrow morning around 10:18 am and hear sirens going off don't worry. 

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Senator Wilson receives "Friend of Kentucky Cities" award

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The Kentucky League of Cities presented Senator Mike Wilson with a 2018 "Friend of Kentucky Cities" award at Tuesday night's Bowling Green Board of Commissioners Meeting.

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Belk celebrates one year in the Bowling Green community

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Belk has been a company for 130 years

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Puppies abandoned on side of the road in Franklin

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One of them was dead.

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Democrat has edge in expensive Kentucky congressional race

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In Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District, where President Donald Trump won by more than 15 percentage points in 2016, Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr has raised more than $4 million for his re-election. 

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Barren County Sheriff's Office warns residents of possible phone scam

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Officials in Barren County are now warning residents of a possible phone scam. On Tuesday, the sheriff's office received several complaints of a possible phone scam.  Citizens said they received messages from an individual claiming to be Mike McCallister with the sheriff's office. It is unknown at this time what the person is requesting, but the office says in a release that they do not have anyone employed with that name.  The number that the gentleman is calling from i... More>>

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Soldier killed in off-duty shooting incident at Fort Campbell

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Late Sunday night, a soldier died as a result of an off-duty shooting incident on Fort Campbell's post.

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Agreement reached for funding of road into industrial park

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Bowling Green City Commissioners approved a memorandum of agreement Tuesday with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to authorize $730,000 of state funding for the design, right-of-way, and utility phases for the Southwest Parkway from Russellville Road to Kobe Way in the South Central Kentucky Industrial Park.

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Bowling Green Board of Commissioners votes to renovate downtown area

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The Bowling Green Board of Commissioners voted on something that could have major implications for the downtown Bowling Green area. As part of their October 16th agenda, the commissioners voted on a 3.9 million dollar bid from Scott and Murphy Inc. for the rights to the Bowling Green Downtown Square improvement project. The board voted unanimously to approve the bid. Several plans of the project include the construction of new sidewalks and curbs, making fountain square park no long... More>>

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Stickwork Project at WKU nears completion

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The Stickwork Project that's been taking place over the last two weeks on the front lawn of the Kentucky Museum is finally coming to a finish this week, and on Friday there will be a reception to celebrate the completion of the project.

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WKU Office of Scholar Development celebrates 10 years

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The 2018-19 academic year marks the tenth year since the Office of Scholar Development at WKU was created.

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Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau announces new director

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The Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s board of directors is excited to announce that Sherry Murphy will be the next executive director of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

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WKU Forensics team takes home wins at tournaments

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The Western Kentucky University Forensics team traveled to Muncie, Indiana, over the weekend to compete in two tournaments co-hosted by Ball State University and Illinois State University. 

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UofL President visits Bowling Green High School

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For the first time since being named President of the University of Louisville back in April, Neeli Bendapudi visited Bowling Green and Bowling Green High School Tuesday morning.

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Barren County High School seniors get an inside look at local industries

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From the classroom, to the work force. Today, Barren County High School students got a chance to see what local industries have to offer. 

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Local resident reflects on Sears after it files for bankruptcy

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Sears has lost about 10 billion dollars since 2010

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Halloween Extravaganza at Barren County Family YMCA

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Halloween is just two weeks away, but the Barren County Family YMCA is celebrating the holiday early.

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Zip Clinic urges washing your hands to prevent the flu

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There were 80,000 flu-related deaths in 2018

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Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education's presidential search narrows

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The Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education expects to announce finalists as it winds down its search for a new president.

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BG City Commission to vote on downtown plans

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Later today, the Bowling Green Board of Commissioners is set to hold one of its bi-monthly meetings, but on Tuesday's agenda is something that could have major implications for the downtown Bowling Green Area.

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Robber fires gun, takes money from Papa John’s

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At 10:37 p.m. Monday, a robber entered Papa John’s Pizza on Russellville Road and demanded cash.

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Police pursuit ends in arrest

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A Bowling Green man was arrested Monday evening following a law enforcement pursuit.

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Knox County teacher killed in multi-vehicle crash

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A Knox County teacher was killed Monday morning in a multi-vehicle crash in Barbourville.

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Man accused of firing weapon

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A Bowling Green man is accused of firing a round from a gun in the 600 block of Bowman Lane Friday night. 

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Heating assistance program begins Nov. 5

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Community Action of Southern Kentucky begins its low-income energy assistance program Nov. 5. 

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Local realtor buys Judy’s Castle at auction

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Unless Realtor Ebo Brown finds someone to lease his latest acquisition, Judy’s Castle, the 50-year-old Bowling Green restaurant won’t be serving up breakfast or lunch Tuesday.

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First middle school resource officer begins

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The first school resource officer to serve at the middle school level in the Warren County School Public Schools begins Tuesday at South Warren Middle School.

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Molly, an emotional support dog, helps students at Rich Pond Elementary

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Rich Pond Elementary School is home to the “Bulldogs” but the school is also home to a real dog named Molly.

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Skeleton's Lair prepares to welcome actor from new "Halloween" movie

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After 40 years Michael Myers is back on the big screen, but you'll also have a chance to meet the man behind the mask this weekend in Bowling Green. 

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Findings of WKU faculty work life survey released

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The findings of a 2017-2018 faculty work life survey were recently released, and the results are a bit startling when it comes to overall morale of the faculty at Western Kentucky University. 

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WKU Volleyball: Lady Tops start season with exhibition versus #5 Kentucky

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In the inaugural volleyball exhibition match hosted in Diddle Arena, WKU got its first taste of action in the 2018 campaign as No. 5-ranked Kentucky came to town. Both Bluegrass programs went deep into their benches to take advantage of the live match setting. “When you play a team the quality of Kentucky, you get exposed a lot of ways and that’s exactly what we wanted to be,” head coach Travis Hudson shared following the exhibition. “I wish we would have done... More>>

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WKU Women's Soccer picked to finish 9th in C-USA

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WKU Soccer has been picked to finish ninth in the annual preseason C-USA coaches’ poll as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. Last season, WKU finished in a tie for eighth place in C-USA after a 4-5-1 record in conference play that saw the Lady Toppers come away victorious in four of their last five matches. Rice and North Texas, who have combined to win every regular season C-USA crown since 2014, are tabbed first and second, respectively, followe... More>>

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WKU Men's Golf announces Chan Metts as new head coach

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Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Todd Stewart announced Monday the hiring of Chan Metts as the next head coach of the WKU Hilltopper Golf program. Metts comes to The Hill following two highly successful seasons as an assistant coach at Georgia Southern, during which he was heavily involved in tournaments, travel, recruiting, practices, schedules and workouts. The 34-year-old Dublin, Ga., native takes over for former WKU coach Phillip Hatchett, who passed away in June.... More>>

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Louisville Women's Basketball announces non-conference schedule for 2018-2019 season

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University of Louisville women's basketball has released its 2018-19 non-conference schedule, which is highlighted by home games against Nebraska, Kentucky and Connecticut. Overall, the Cardinals will face nine opponents that reached postseason play a season ago, seven that won 20-plus games and six that played in the NCAA Tournament. “Our non-conference schedule is extremely challenging and we are excited about that,” said head coach Jeff Walz. “Our goal is to pla... More>>

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SoKY Fair makes long-awaited return

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The 2018 SOKY Fair has officially opened. The family fun event runs July 23-28 at Lampkin Park. 

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WKU Football: TE Mik'Quan Dean named to preseason watch list for John Mackey Award

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Senior tight end Mik’Quan Deane has been named to the 2018 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List, the committee announced Friday morning. Deane returns as the Hilltoppers’ top receiving tight end, catching 11 passes for 143 yards and one touchdown last season. Those numbers put Deane second among WKU tight ends in 2017 behind Deon Yelder, who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints. Deane caught at least one pass in five games, including... More>>

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WKU Volleyball: Lady Tops earn AVCA Team Academic Award for 12th consecutive season

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For the 12th consecutive season, WKU Volleyball has been recognized as a recipient of the AVCA Team Academic Award, the association announced Monday. With a cumulative GPA of 3.61 across the 2017-18 school year, the Lady Toppers have earned the Team Academic Award for the 16th time since 1999. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by ma... More>>

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WKU Men's Basketball: Justin Johnson signs professional contract with Italian team

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Former WKU Basketball star Justin Johnson became the latest Hilltopper to join the professional ranks Monday when he signed with Italian program Cagliari Dinamo Academy. Cagliari Dinamo Academy competes in Italy’s Serie A2 league. Johnson, a 6-foot-7 forward from Hazard, Ky., finished his college career ranked 10th on WKU's all-time scoring list with 1,715 career points and fifth on the all-time rebounding list with 1,057 career boards. He's one of five players in pr... More>>

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WKU Men's Basketball: Tops unveil 2018-2019 Conference USA schedule

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Home games against four of the top six finishers in Conference USA last season and a home-and-home series with defending league champion Marshall highlight the league play portion of the 2018-19 WKU Hilltopper Basketball schedule, as announced Monday by WKU. Playing under a new scheduling model from C-USA, the Hilltoppers will face their travel partner Marshall twice and each other team in the league once over the first 14 games of the conference regular season, including h... More>>

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WKU Women's Golf: Four Lady Tops earn WGCA All-American Scholar honors

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Four members of the WKU Lady Topper Golf team were honored for their academic achievement Tuesday as Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars. WKU’s Georgina Blackman, Megan Clarke, Mary Joiner and Katie Story were all honored by the WGCA, which requires that honorees meet a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 and compete in at least 50 percent of the school’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds. Blackman, an outgoing senior from Essex, Englan...

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WKU Men's Basketball: Hennssy Auriantal added to coaching staff

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WKU men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced Tuesday the hiring of Hennssy Auriantal as an assistant coach on his staff. “We’re happy to have Hennssy join our program,” Stansbury said. “He brings coaching and playing experience at the D-I level in all areas. Besides that, he’s a terrific person and has a beautiful family. We’re excited to have him as part of our team.” Auriantal brings both Division I playing and ...

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Hot Rods open series in South Bend with 5-0 win over Cubs

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The Bowling Green Hot Rods earned their fifth win in a row, beating the South Bend Cubs 6-0 this evening. RHP Tobias Myers turned in another stellar start, and the offense was led by SS Zach Rutherford, who collected two hits on the night. The Hot Rods got on the scoreboard in the top of the second inning. DH Devin Davis reached on a fielder’s choice, and moved to second on a walk. He scored on a single from RF Eleardo Cabrera, and it was 1-0 Hot R...

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Hot Rods sweep Whitecaps in West Michigan

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The Bowling Green Hot Rods earned their first four game sweep of the season with a 5-3 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps this afternoon. LHP Resly Linares earned the win, and LF Emilio Gustave scored twice. The Hot Rods got started in the second inning, when 1B Devin Davis launched his fifth home run of the season on a fly ball to left field. It was 1-0 Bowling Green after two innings. In the third, RF Emilio Gustave scored on a sac fly fro... More>>

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Hot Rods get back on track with win at Whitecaps

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The Bowling Green Hot Rods got back on the winning track tonight, defeating the West Michigan Whitecaps 13-1. Six different Hot Rods had multi-hit games, with SS Taylor Walls leading the way with a four hit night. The Hot Rods got going in the second inning, as they sent seven batters to the plate, scoring four runs. The inning was highlighted by RBI hits from Walls, DH Trey Hair, and 1B Jim Haley. Bowling Green broke the game open in the third, when they sc... More>>

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WKU Men's Basketball: Tops add five-star center Charles Bassey to 2018 class

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WKU men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury announced Wednesday the signing of five-star center Charles Bassey (6-11) in the 2018 class. 

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WKU Men's Basketball: Lamonte Bearden withdraws name from NBA Draft

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WKU Men's Basketball rising junior Lamonte Bearden has withdrawn his name from the 2018 NBA Draft, and will return to the Hill next season, per a tweet from Bearden's Twitter account Wednesday morning.

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Brad Bonds introduced as ACS Boys Basketball Coach

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Brad Bonds officially introduced as Allen County-Scottsville Boys Basketball Head Coach. 

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Bowling Green woman breaks swimming world records

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63-year old Bowling Green resident Penny Noyes continues to break world records in the swimming pool. 

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  • After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

    After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

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    (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). Jean Marc looks at a sample at a cannabis store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday.(John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP). Jean Marc looks at a sample at a cannabis store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday.
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    Canada's decision to legalize marijuana could influence other countries mulling whether to end their own bans on the drug.
  • UK's May says Brexit transition period could grow, draws ire

    UK's May says Brexit transition period could grow, draws ire

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    (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys). British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. EU leaders meet for a second day on Thursday to discuss migration, cybersecurity and to try and move ah...(AP Photo/Olivier Matthys). British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. EU leaders meet for a second day on Thursday to discuss migration, cybersecurity and to try and move ah...
    British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is considering a European Union proposal that would keep Britain bound to the bloc's rules for more than two years after Brexit.
    British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is considering a European Union proposal that would keep Britain bound to the bloc's rules for more than two years after Brexit.
  • European and Asian leaders to boost ties, trade, security

    European and Asian leaders to boost ties, trade, security

    Thursday, October 18 2018 7:38 AM EDT2018-10-18 11:38:45 GMT
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    (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool Photo via AP). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speaks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. EU leaders meet for a second...(Stephanie Lecocq, Pool Photo via AP). German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, speaks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. EU leaders meet for a second...
    After failing to reach a breakthrough on Britain's divorce terms from the European Union, EU leaders are rolling straight into another summit Thursday, this one aimed at forging closer links with Asia.
    After failing to reach a breakthrough on Britain's divorce terms from the European Union, EU leaders are rolling straight into another summit Thursday, this one aimed at forging closer links with Asia.
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