Author: Candace Price

Middle school and high school students participate in annual Idea Festival

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Some 750 middle and high school students were at Western Kentucky University on Wednesday for Idea Festival. Students from 17 school districts from Kentucky and Tennessee participated in the annual festival. Engineering educators Newton’s Attic brought back the SPINtron, a multi-axis trainer that simulates what an astronaut experiences in space. Also new this year, WKU student graphic design association AIGA demonstrated…

Blackface scandal addressed by the NAACP’s Bowling Green chapter

BOWLING GREEN, ky.- Images of Virginia elected officials in blackface have sparked national debate. The scandal is causing some people to look at recent issues of blackface, and other racially charged incidents in Bowling Green. Just last week racial slurs and other offensive remarks were seen marked in graffiti at Burton Baptist Church in Bowling Green. In January of last…

United Furniture temporarily closes after wall collapses

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The United Furniture and Appliances store in Bowling Green is closed indefinitely following a wall collapse Sunday night. The back wall of the family-owned furniture store is in shambles. Bricks and other pieces of back wall spilled out into the alleyway behind the store which is located downtown on State Street. The store has been part of…

Warren County welcomes new K-9, Kilo

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The Warren County Sheriff’s Office officially introduced the public Monday to the department’s latest officer that has quite the nose for crime. K-9 Kilo and his partner Deputy John Thompson have completed their training and are at work serving the community. Kilo is a German Shephard and Belgian Malinois mix. He graduated from the United States Police…

Humane Society looks to prevent stolen pet adoptions 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Taking home a new pet is very exciting and adopting that pet can be an added feel good experience. At the Humane Society in Bowling Green a common problem is making sure that people taking home adopted pets, aren’t taking home pets that already have owners. At the Hildreth Adoption Center in Bowling Green, they’re working to prevent…

84th Annual Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce dinner celebrates successful 2018 year

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Thursday night, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated last year’s success at its 84th Annual Dinner. Chamber representatives had much to boast including $188.5 million in capital investment and the creation of more than 640 jobs, being honored with two Excellence Awards by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives and being named the ‘Best…

Mobile grocery store will soon be ready to roll in the Housing Authority

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Accessing fresh and healthy foods in poor neighborhoods is often a struggle, and sometimes it’s impossible. The Bowling Green Housing Authority is looking to make it easier for the people in those communities to get fresh fruit, veggies and other whole food with a mobile grocery store. The converted school bus used to seat up to 34…

Expect bad weather Thursday, use caution while driving

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Heavy rain, flooding and high winds are bad conditions for those out on the roadways. Warren County has been under flood watch since early Wednesday morning. The roads have been very wet and dangerous. “With excessive rainfall coming in, we can expect  some standing water in low water areas. We want everyone to be aware, use precautions as…

Cancer risk increasing for young adults

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-New research from the American Cancer Society found a troubling trend. The risk of cancer is increasing in young adults age 24 to 49 because of obesity. The six obesity-related cancers that are increasing with young adults include kidney, pancreatic, colorectal and gallbladder to name a few. Kristin Sullivan, director of nutrition and physical activity at the American…

WKU hopes to improve retention and graduation with new hires

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Western Kentucky University President Timothy Caboni has a vision for the future of the university, and now he plans to fill several new positions to help make that vision a reality. Caboni announced the new executive roles at a meeting last week with the Board of Regents, who unanimously approved his strategic plan for 2018-2028. “It’s a more student-centered…