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Kentucky is days away from administering COVID-19 vaccines as cases continue to climb

FRANKFORT, Ky.  – Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear encouraged Kentuckians to stay strong in the fight against COVID-19, as the commonwealth is just days away from beginning to administer life-saving vaccines. “These vaccines are right around the corner. Within the next 10 days or so we might be giving out the first vaccines,” said Beshear. “That means every loss of life…

Amid baseball uncertainty, Hot Rods will return to play in BG in 2021

Uncertainty has surrounded 2020 in its entirety, and the same can be said currently for the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball’s previous professional baseball agreement expired as of Oct. 1. The MLB has officially taken over the minor league system, which in turn gives Major League Baseball control over all 160 minor league teams….

Feds: Militia leader pointed rifle at officers in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The leader of a pro-gun group that stages armed protests against police violence has been charged with pointing a rifle at federal officers while in Kentucky for a demonstration. John F. Johnson calls himself “Grandmaster Jay.” He was arrested Thursday on a federal charge at his home in West Chester, Ohio. The U.S. Attorney’s office says…

Small Business React To Stay At Home Order

It appears its not a matter of if, but when businesses in the East Bay will have to suffer through another round of shutdowns due to a COVID-19 surge. Cheryl Hurd reports.

(KNTV/NBC News) — An emotional response to the Governor’s announcement today that Californians may soon have to live through another round of closures. This includes hair salons, bars and restaurants especially in Alameda County. The decision was made experts say to protect ICU bed availability and save lives. The battle against the COVID-19 spread leaves businesses frustrated facing another shut…

Grand jury to hear case against teen accused of killing grandparents

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – An upcoming Warren County grand jury will hear the case against a Bowling Green teen accused of killing his grandparents last month. Joshua Wright, 19, is accused of two counts of murder and one count of robbery in the Nov. 3 death of his grandparents, Larry and Deborah K. Howell. Just after 9 p.m., the Warren…

Kentucky man charged with killing, setting woman, 81, ablaze

CADIZ, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they’ve charged a man with kidnapping and killing an 81-year-old woman and intentionally setting fire to her home. The agency says 42-year-old Jonathan McCoy was charged Thursday with murder, kidnapping, arson, evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse in the September death of Thelma Barnett. Troopers say Barnett was found dead in…

Traffic stop leads to two arrests, recovery of stolen vehicle

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A traffic stop resulted in two arrests Thursday after Warren County Sheriff’s deputies discovered that the stopped car was stolen. A deputy saw a silver Hyundai Sonata traveling at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Zelda Priddy, 29 of Bowling Green was arrested and charged with speeding 19 miles over…

Feel Good Friday – Bowling Green Rock Band Academy

Even during the pandemic, the Bowling Green Rock Band Academy is safely training the town’s up and coming bands. In this week’s Feel Good Friday, WNKY’s Josh Shortt went to check in with the music instructors, who are getting ready for a new semester.