Author: Candace Price

Government shutdown causes workforce shortages in Edmonson County

BROWNSVILLE, Ky.-The government shutdown has ended, but it’s still having an adverse effect on the tourism business in Edmonson County. Hotels, restaurants and even Mammoth Cave are behind on their staffing goals for the upcoming tourism season. The Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Commission estimates that more than 600 jobs need to be filled by spring. “We did…

Glasgow High School partnering with the 911 center to install a 2-way video emergency system

GLASGOW,Ky.-Glasgow High School is partnering with the Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Communications Center to tackle school safety in a new way. The 911 call center in Glasgow is installing a new device that will allow them to receive a live, real-time video feed from Glasgow High School in case of an emergency. Dispatchers will be able to access network cameras already at…

Technology a trending topic at the 911 Summit in Glasgow

GLASGOW,Ky.-Technology is quickly changing how 911 centers operate in the southern Kentucky region. At the annual 911 Summit in Glasgow Thursday, directors and managers discussed the use of emerging technologies at 911 centers in the area. From cell phone video to Apple location apps, leaders in the 911 community are looking for ways that new technology can help them better…

Glasgow High School is named one of the best schools in the country

GLASGOW,Ky.-Glasgow High School has been named a model school this year by the international center for leadership and education.  It is one of six high schools across the country to receive the award. It means that Glasgow High is now in the top 10 percent of all schools in the country. The ICLE looks back several years at each school’s…

Glasgow student recognized for dreamer speech

GLASGOW, Ky.-A Glasgow High School student is getting recognition for his speech on being a dreamer.  The high school senior shared that speech with the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Wednesday ahead of a statewide competition. Antonio Hernandez is now a state finalist in the Youth of the Year Boys and Girls Club competition. Winners of the competition become a representative…

Railroad serial killer survivor speaks at The SKyPAC

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The only survivor of the infamous railroad serial killer spoke Bowling Green Tuesday night. Holly K. Dunn’s life was forever changed on a Friday in 1997. Dunn and her boyfriend, Chris Maier, were walking along railroad tracks in Lexington on their way home from a party when they were attacked by the railroad serial killer. Her boyfriend…

Bowling Green fights hunger

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-  Hand crafted bowls, 900 in total, will be used to help fight hunger in Bowling Green. The Empty Bowls fundraiser held its annual benefit dinner Tuesday night, and all the proceeds from the event will [provide food for the hungry., According to Empty Bowl’s organizers, in the Southern Kentucky region one in five adults go hungry and…

Millions of Americans could be surprised by shrinking tax refunds

BOWLING GREEN,Ky.-Millions of Americans are filling out their taxes. Some people expecting to receive a refund are finding out that they owe money. The average tax refund check is down eight percent this year in comparison to last year, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS has also reported that the number of people receiving a refund has dropped…

Escaped inmate back in jail waiting for extradition hearing

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Sunday night police in Tennessee captured and arrested Benjamin Pedigo. Pedigo is now behind bars after Tennessee law enforcement authorities caught him at an address in Jamestown, Tenn. He’s currently being held in Fentress County Jail and is awaiting extradition proceedings. “There were two troopers that were pretty instrumental in catching him. One of them got a phone…

Brownsville residents looking forward to better internet service

BROWNSVILLE, Ky.- People in Brownsville could be getting faster and more reliable internet service. The Brownsville City Council is finalizing paperwork that will allow them to move forward with the KY Wired project. The goal of the project is to create better internet service options for Edmonson county and Brownsville city residents. South Central Rural Telecommunications Cooperative has agreed to…