Author: Candace Price

Horse Cave hires first female police chief

HORSE CAVE, Ky.- Controversy and corruption have damaged the Horse Cave Police Department’s relationship with the community. Their new interim police chief is hoping to change that. On June 1, Heather Childress became the first female police chief at the Horse Cave Police Department, and she one if not the only female police chief in the surrounding area. For Chief Childress…

Life-saving Narcan use expanding to rural counties

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Another case of opioid overdose has required the use of Narcan, this time in rural Logan County. On Wednesday afternoon, Logan County deputies recognized a person showing signs of opioid overdose, but they weren’t in possession of Narcan, a drug that counteracts the effects of opioids to prevent overdose deaths. So, Logan County deputies called the Warren…

Housing demands, rent grow in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The increasing housing demand in Bowling Green means more apartment properties, and soon higher rent. Local real estate professionals heard new analysis about the multi-family housing market at a luncheon put on by the Bowling Green Apartment Association. The presentation focused on job growth, wage increase and in-migration. A Washington D.C. based company called CoStar Group…

Medical device helps prevent stroke

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-A groundbreaking medical procedure is helping to reduce the number of stroke victims. That life changing procedure is now being offered for the very first time in Bowling Green. Unfortunately, stroke deaths and complications are on the rise in the United States, but there’s a revolutionary procedure that helps to prevent stroke. It’s an alternative to blood thinners,…

Suicide a top health concern for men

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-June is National Men’s Health Awareness month. One of the top dangers men face when it comes to their health is depression and suicide. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the rate of suicide is highest in middle-age white men. Men are almost four times more likely to complete suicide than women, and for several reasons….

Moms speaking out about gun violence 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Two Bowling Green moms are speaking out about the dangers of leaving guns where anyone can get their hands on them. Haley Rinehart knows from personal experience the risks when it comes to guns getting in the wrong hands. She’s sharing her story to prevent others from going through a similar tragedy. Haley’s son Eli was just…

Auburn waste fire out 

AUBURN, Ky.-A fire at the Scott Waste Services facility in Auburn is now out, and officials are working to determine its cause. According to the Auburn Fire Department the blaze was completely put out on Friday, four days after it started burning. The rainy weekend is believed to have helped extinguish the flames. No official cause for the fire has…

Father reunites with missing daughter

RUSSELLVILLE, Ky.- A 3-year-old girl and her father have been reunited following her alleged abduction. Her father spoke to WNKY News in an exclusive interview about his daughter’s safe return, and their plans to move forward. Amya Grace Otero is now in protective custody. She spent the weekend reconnecting with her father Daniel Otero, who she last saw on April…

Mothers take a stand against gun violence

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- A group of mothers in Bowling Green are taking a stand against gun violence. On Saturday, a local chapter of Moms Demand Action joined the nation’s Wear Orange Campaign to advocate for gun control. At the event, one by one, members of the group and attendees from the community spoke about their personal experiences with gun violence….

Law enforcement suicides growing concern 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- When a there’s a car theft, home invasion or a murder cops are often called to the scene. Around the country law enforcement officers are experiencing a crisis of their own, and Warren County’s Sheriff is now speaking out about it. According to study by the non-profit Blue H.E.L.P, in 2018 more officers died by suicide than…