Author: Deborah Highland

Police investigate the shooting of two men

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green police are investigating an incident in which two people were shot Monday evening. At 6:11 p.m. police received a call to 1367 Clay Street and moments later got a call from a local emergency room about two patients both of whom had gunshot wounds, BGPD spokesman Officer Ronnie Ward said. One man was treated…

One man flown to trauma center following fight

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green police were called 1367 Clay Street to Hummingbird Apartments late Thursday evening after witnesses in the area reported shots fired. A fight had occurred and one man was injured but not shot, Bowling Green Police Officer Ronnie Ward said. The victim was found walking near University Boulevard near Old Morgantown Road. He was flown…

Citation: Patient shoots nurse, security guard inside Medical Center ER

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – An emergency room patient is accused of shooting a nurse and security guard at 11:33 p.m. Wednesday night inside The Medical Center. Bowling Green Police officers were called to the scene after someone reported shots fired. Witnesses at the hospital said Jeffrey Fields, 42, had stripped off his medical gown, removed his attached medical equipment and…

Man who held police at bay in downtown-area home is arrested

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green Police surrounded 625 East Eighth Ave. after a man who was wanted on several warrants locked himself inside of the house and refused to come out, police department spokesman Officer Ronnie Ward said. Police began negotiating with the man at around 4 p.m. Tuesday using a public address system to talk to him. By…

Some 47 Kentucky counties declare state of emergency

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – As of late Monday night, Warren County was one of 47 Kentucky counties to declare a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon declared a state of emergency Monday night. In the county central Kentucky area, in addition to Warren County, both Edmonson and Metcalfe counties have declared. Of Kentucky’s…

FIRST ON 40: Warren County declares state of emergency

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon and Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson declared a county-wide state of emergency due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. This declaration allows Buchanon and Wilkerson to take any steps necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public in Warren County and Bowling Green. The sooner a county declares a state…

Several area school districts announce closures after governor urges schools to close for 2 weeks

In a media conference Thursday afternoon, Governor Andy Beshear asked both public and private schools to shut down beginning Monday for two weeks due to COVID-19 concerns. He asked schools to use learning methods other than face-to face during this time period, which districts are doing through non-traditional learning methods. This can include take home lesson packets for students, and…

School staffer self quarantines after possible COVID-19 exposure, schools remain open, no immediate threat

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A school employee at North Warren Elementary School has self quarantined after a recent possible exposure to COVID-19 out of state. In a press conference Thursday morning about the local school response to coronavirus, Warren County Schools Superintendent Rob Clayton announced that schools here would remain open for now. Clayton said he was speaking for both…

Deputy injured in Wednesday night wreck

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Warren County Sheriff’s deputy is listed in stable condition Thursday morning after being involved in a collision Wednesday night. At approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday Deputy Phillip Gaines had just completed answering a call and was driving along Upper Stone Avenue near the intersection with Stone Avenue, when a vehicle driven by Derek Cordell, 34, of…

Tornado damages 15 homes, multiple other structures in Alvaton

ALVATON, Ky. – At least 15 homes in the southern portion of Warren County sustained minor to significant damage following an EF-2 tornado touchdown Monday night. Warren County Emergency Management officials were out surveying damage as of 12:09 p.m. Tuesday nearly 12 hours after they began, said Warren County Emergency Management Deputy Director Travis Puckett. “We’ve done numerous damage assessments…