Author: Candace Price

Sexual assault prevention month kicks off at WKU 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – April is nationally recognized as Sexual Assault Prevention Month. Tuesday activities kicked off on the campus of Western Kentucky University to raise awareness about the issue of sexual violence in Bowling Green. Hope Harbor has partnered with several other organizations to promote resources for those who have experienced sexual assault or sexual misconduct. The theme this…

New Kentucky academic standards being implemented 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Education professionals from all over the state are preparing to implement new academic standards. In Bowling Green Monday teachers, principals and school representatives from around the southern Kentucky region learned more about the new standards during a meeting at the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative. Academic standards are revised about every sic years for reading, writing…

Identical triplets born at The Medical Center in Bowling Green 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – For the first time in more than a decade, identical triplets were born at The Medical Center in Bowling Green. Megan Allred gave birth last week to three healthy baby boys, each weighing just over 4 pounds. Sawyer, Rowan and Greyson were born last Wednesday night. All three of the baby boys were born prematurely and…

WKU students hold vigil for victims of Christchurch mass shooting

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Students and faculty at Western Kentucky University memorialized the victims of a terrorist attack that killed 50 Muslims in New Zealand last week. WKU’s Muslim Student Association held a vigil Friday afternoon, where a discussion took place about the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand. A self-proclaimed white nationalist has been charged with…

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul visits Hope House Ministries in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-U.S. Senator Rand Paul made a visit to Hope House Ministries in Bowling Green Friday to learn more about their faith-based addiction program. Paul talked about decreasing the amount of time people must wait in order to have their criminal record expunged. “People find that they get out of prison or they get diverted from prison, but then no…

Girl stabbed multiple times

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – During a fight Thursday night, one girl stabbed another girl multiple times. The victim was taken by medical helicopter to a Nashville trauma center. Just before 10 p.m. Bowling Green police responded to 20 E. 12th Ave. and found a large crowd surrounding the victim of the stabbing. Officers do not expect to file any charges against…

Community Action helps people grow food

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Community Action of Southern Kentucky is helping low income people save money by growing their own food. The way it works is regional residents receive a $20 voucher, which they can use to buy seeds and other materials needed to start a garden. With the voucher, some people have managed to grow enough food to skip buying fresh…

Amigos Resource Network organizes Hispanic Resource Fair in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Amigos Resource Network in Bowling Green is working to make language less of a barrier for the local Latino population. Members held a meeting today to discuss an upcoming Hispanic Resource Fair. Addi Hernandez is organizing that fair. “Our goal is to have vendors of resources around Bowling Green, where providers offer services in Spanish…

Kentucky State Police program helps people struggling with drug addiction 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- One program is helping people who suffer from addiction find treatment by going to any Kentucky State Police post. The program is called the Angel Initiative, and since its launch in 2016, people seeking help with addiction have been trickling in to KSP Post 3 in Bowling Green. The initiative has helped nearly 100 people across the…