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Local residents react to Mega Millions $1 Billion Jackpot

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The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger. 

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KYTC visits Barren County High School

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From construction zones to classrooms… The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is dedicated to educating students about the importance of engineering throughout the Commonwealth. Today, officials from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spoke to students at Barren County High School. 

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Kentucky Education Commissioner appoints new member to Warren County School Board

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In a letter dated October 8 and sent to Warren County Schools Superintendent Rob Clayton, Commissioner Wayne Lewis names Kevin L. Jackson to the vacant position.

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Bowling Green Pride Festival to take place Saturday

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The second annual Bowling Green Pride Festival is scheduled for this weekend.  

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SKYCTC celebrates Academic Complex with ribbon cutting

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SKYCTC hasn't celebrated a structure in 50 years

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BG man accused of child sex crimes

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A Warren County grand jury indicted a Bowling Green man Wednesday on two counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Barry L. Cripps, 41, 450 Norris Road, is accused of unlawful sexual contact with a teen.

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Suspect in custody after threat shut down Anderson County schools

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(AP) — Authorities say an adult is in custody for allegedly making a threat that prompted a Kentucky school district to cancel classes. 

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Hazardous Waste Day scheduled for Saturday in Bowling Green

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If you have chemicals, old computers or even paint lying around your home, on Saturday, you can dispose of it for free in Bowling Green.  

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Operation Christmas Child in Bowling Green to help those in need

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Holiday season is quickly approaching, as is the season of giving to those less fortunate.

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Tops, Lady Tops basketball kick off 2018-2019 season at Hilltopper Hysteria

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Hysteria in Diddle Arena last night as the Western Kentucky Topper and Lady Topper basketball teams kicked off their season in front of fans. 

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Injured Scott County deputy returns home

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A Scott County deputy injured in the line of duty is finally headed home from the hospital. 

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Study finds "Tornado Alley" has shifted

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A new study finds the region known as "Tornado alley", typically associated with the great plains, is making a dangerous shift to the east and now includes Kentucky.  

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CDC reports twenty-nine state salmonella outbreak

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The CDC says a new outbreak of antibiotic resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken has sickened ninety-two people from twenty nine states, including Kentucky. 

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Two-headed snake found in Leslie County

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A two headed copperhead snake will soon be on display at the Salato Wildlife Education center in Frankfort. 

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Keeping students safe on the hill and online at "Stay Safe WKU"

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“Whether it’s here on campus or anywhere, there is always some little things you can do to keep yourself safe.” says Tim Gray, with the WKU Police Department. 

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Hilltopper Hysteria to take place tonight

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WKU's annual tip-off event for Hilltopper, and Lady Topper Basketball, Hilltopper Hysteria will take place tonight at Diddle Arena. 

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Guthrie, Kentucky Police Chief loses battle to cancer

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The city of Guthrie's police chief has died. According to the Guthrie Police Department, Chief Matthew Humble lost his battle with cancer.  

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Kentucky ranked 9th least politically engaged state

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The findings come as the result of a study by the personal finance website, WallethHub. 

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WKU Libraries offers charitable alternative to paying fines

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At some point in our lives, most of us have probably received a fine from our local library for an overdue book. The libraries at Western Kentucky University use that same system, but instead of having to pay cash, they're offering students a more charitable alternative to get them off the hook for those books returned well past their due date. 

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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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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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    The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike.
    The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike.
  • Afghanistan postpones election in Kandahar after attack

    Afghanistan postpones election in Kandahar after attack

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    (AP Photo). The head of NATO troops in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, center left, Kandahar Gov. Zalmay Wesa, center right, and their delegations attend a security conference, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The three top officials ...(AP Photo). The head of NATO troops in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, center left, Kandahar Gov. Zalmay Wesa, center right, and their delegations attend a security conference, in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The three top officials ...
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    Afghanistan stunned by killings of senior Kandahar officials ahead of parliamentary elections; top US commander unhurt.
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    Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

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    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump arrives as the sun sets to speak at a campaign rally at Minuteman Aviation Hangar, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Missoula, Mont.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump arrives as the sun sets to speak at a campaign rally at Minuteman Aviation Hangar, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Missoula, Mont.
    President Donald Trump is suggesting without evidence that Democrats or their allies are supporting a "caravan" of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States.
    President Donald Trump is suggesting without evidence that Democrats or their allies are supporting a "caravan" of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States.
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