Author: Deborah Highland

Infectious disease specialist remains in critical condition

Dr. Rebecca ShadowenBOWLING GREEN, Ky. – One of the area’s leading infectious disease specialists, Dr. Rebecca Shadowen, remains in critical condition at UK Healthcare in Lexington. Shadowen, who works for Med Center Health and is a member of the local COVID response group, is battling COVID-19. Shadowen first announced she had tested positive for COVID-19 on May 13 after contracting…

Driver facing felony charge, accused of striking protester with his vehicle

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Bowling Green man is accused of striking a protester twice with the 2015 Chevy Silverado 4X4 he was driving Friday afternoon. About 100 people gathered Friday in downtown Bowling Green to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Protesters marched down Kentucky Street in front of the Bowling Green Police Department with protesters shouting…

Protesters gather downtown, police and NAACP to make joint statement Saturday

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – About 100 people gathered Friday evening in downtown Bowling Green to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Protesters marched down Kentucky Street in front of the Bowling Green Police Department with protesters shouting “black lives matter” and ended at Fountain Square Park. Floyd died Monday after a police officer in Minneapolis pushed his knee…

Tennessee man dies in early morning wreck

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Tennessee man is dead following a one-vehicle wreck near the 15 mile marker of Interstate 65 south. Kentucky State Police were called to the scene at  5:53 a.m. Friday. Ricky E. Diaz, 54, of Hendersonville, Tenn., was operating a 1999 Chevrolet car, traveling south on I-65 when his vehicle, for an undetermined reason, exited the…

Barren County man accused of promoting child human trafficking

GLASGOW, Ky. – A Glasgow man is accused of offering a boy money for sex. Following an investigation that began after a February complaint, Barren County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Terry Hagan, 55, Friday on a charge of promoting human trafficking victim under 18 years old and five counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, according to…

Condition worsens for BG physician at forefront of COVID-19 battle

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Dr. Rebecca Shadowen, a specialist in infectious diseases at Med Center Health and a leader with the Bowling Green-Warren County Coronavirus Workgroup, worsened Thursday. “After being placed on a ventilator earlier in the day, an urgent procedure was performed late Thursday afternoon at The Medical Center at Bowling Green to prepare Dr. Shadowen for transport to…

Man accused of slitting another man’s throat in Scottsville

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. – An Allen County man is accused of slitting another man’s throat. Sunday morning, Scottsville police responded to the 400 block of East Walnut Street where they found a man bleeding heavily from the throat holding a towel to his neck. The man told police that another man he knows by the name of “Spud” cut his throat…

Bowling Green schools welcome new director of bands

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green High School and Bowling Green Junior High welcomed Anjali Sivaainkaran as the next director of bands for Bowling Green City Schools. Sivaainkaran is currently serving as assistant band director for Antioch High School in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. She is replacing Kevin Briley, who is retiring this summer after 29 years. In her…

Allen County infant drowns to death

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky State Police are investigating the Thursday drowning death of an Allen County infant. Social services called state police after the eight-month-old infant was brought into The Medical Center at Scottsville early Thursday afternoon, according to a release from the state police. The infant drowned at home, KSP Detective Courtney Milam said. The Allen County Coroner’s Office…

Greenview Hospital reports 26 COVID-19 positive cases among staff

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital reported Thursday that since the beginning of March, 26 hospital staffers have tested positive for COVID-19. “Tristar Greenview Regional Hospital is working hard to protect our colleagues as they continue to serve our patients and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic,” hospital spokeswoman Andria McGregor said in a written statement. “Since the beginning…