Candace Price

Kentucky schools get poor rankings in two national studies 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-New research shows that Kentucky is far behind the rest of the nation when it comes to education. Two separate studies conclude that people in Kentucky aren’t getting the education needed to achieve success. WalletHub’s annual list of most and least educated states in America ranks Kentucky as the 6th least educated state. Gary Fields, Superintendent of Bowling Green…

Mammoth Cave National Park workers are still without pay

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky.- It’s day 28 of the partial government shutdown. The White House continues to be in a stalemate, and federal workers still have not been paid. Workers at Mammoth Cave National Park are among the 800,000 federal workers who continue to go unpaid. The park itself remains vacant and barren. Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie, in solidarity with those…

Western Kentucky University’s Minton Hall will remain closed

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.— A Western Kentucky University dormitory where mold was discovered last year will remain closed throughout the spring semester while additional work is performed. Minton Hall closed back in November when common mold was discovered. Mid semester, students were required to relocate to a different dorm. WKU’s Media Relations Director Bob Skipper said the problem stems from previous…

The Historic Rail Park and Train Museum launches ‘Save the Depot’ campaign

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-The Historic Rail Park and Train Museum has launched a unique campaign in hopes of securing their future with the help of the Bowling Green community. The fundraising campaign “Save the Depot” kicked off on Thursday with the unveiling of a commemorative poster inspired by WWII propaganda. One commemorative poster created by Western University students will be unveiled…

Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Awards recognizes volunteers

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its volunteers in an annual ceremony that awards four people for their outstanding service. The crowd erupted with cheers and tears a the awards were handed out for ambassador of the year, volunteer of the year, young professional of the year and board volunteer of the year. Steve…

Raising the legal smoking age

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Turning 18 is a right of passage. You’re now an adult in the eyes of the law. You can vote, join the military and here in Warren County you can buy cigarettes. Several states including California and Hawaii have already raised the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21, and others could soon follow. The Centers for…

Caverna students hold viglil to honor Kaci Wilson

HORSE CAVE, Ky.-Caverna High School students came together on Tuesday to remember Kaci Wilson, who taught English for two years at the school. Wilson was killed on Sunday afternoon in a three-car crash on Campbell Lane. Students at Caverna met in front of the school just before sundown holding candles and balloons. One by one students said kind words about…

2-1-1 helping furloughed federal workers

BOWLING GREEN, Ky,- The partial government shutdown continues, which means many federal workers are still going without pay. For those in need of assistance, one local non-profit is lending a hand. Some 800-thousand federal employees are affected by the government shutdown. Leaving some without money for housing and food. At Southern Kentucky 2-1-1 at Bowling Green they’re offering assistance to…

Local school teacher dies following fatal collision

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Warren County is mourning the sudden loss of a school teacher following the fatal car crash that took the life of Kaci Wilson, 26, over the weekend. Sunday afternoon Campbell Lane in Bowling Green was shut down for hours as emergency crews responded to the multiple car crash. Three cars were involved in the collision. Wilson was not…

Warren County is legally wet

Earlier this week Warren County became legally wet. That’s largely thanks to a group of venue orders owners who campaigned to legalize the selling and serving of alcohol outside the Bowling Green city limits. Venue owners and other small businesses are celebrating the wet vote going into effect this week. Many of them hope this will make things a little bit easier…