Author: Josh Shortt

Barren River Health District will suspend health services in schools

GLASGOW Ky.- Starting next year, the Barren River District Health Department will stop providing health programs at many area schools. According to the Health Department’s Director, Matthew Hunt, the Health Department does not have the funding to keep the health programs running. The programs provide some schools with nurses. While some school districts within the health department’s eight-county coverage area…

WKU students head back to the hill

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-It’s that time of year, where the hills of Western Kentucky University start to become full. It’s time for M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan week. The week is designed for upcoming freshman to receive help in moving in. The day started with a convocation with the WKU faculty and staff where expectations and goals for the semester were discussed. WKU President…

Glasgow finds new use for discarded glass

GLASGOW Ky.-The city of Glasgow has found a new way to recycle glass, one that benefits the environment and the area. The Glasgow Department of Public Works has partnered with Pulaski County. Glass is sent there, where it’s ground up and then sent back to Glasgow. The glass is ground up in such a way that it doesn’t hurt no…

Kentucky rise in tourism spells good news for local attractions

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-The Bluegrass state of Kentucky. It’s known for caves, the Corvette, and as of late, visitors. Officials say more than 71 million visitors traveled to Kentucky last year, which is a 4% increase from 2017. Communications Director of the Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Beth Noffsinger said it’s not uncommon to see visitors trickle in from…

Bowling Green Independent Schools celebrate Bowling Green East at the World Series

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-The Bowling Green East Little League team playing in the Little League World Series in Williamsport Pa. is getting lots of love back home. To celebrate the local team’s appearance, students at several Bowling Green Independent Schools spent the day decked out in their Little League attire. From hats to T-shirts, the students were decked out and ready…

Dining out in Morgantown might soon include a 3% tax

MORGANTOWN Ky. – Charles Black City Park is a popular spot in the city of Morgantown, meaning it’s had its fair share of wear and tear over the years. The city is looking to upgrade it by proposing a restaurant tax. Morgantown Mayor Billy Phelps emphasized that the park needs a facelift. “Over the time of 30 plus years, it…

Leadership Bowling Green hears from Mayor and Judge Executive for Government Day

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson and Warren County Judge Executive Mike Buchanon came together Wednesday for a special initiative. The topic was what those in city and county government do. At the Warren County Courthouse, the two spoke to the Leadership Bowling Green group on a number of topics, including what a typical day looks like in…

Horse Cave to get its own film studio

HORSE CAVE Ky.- From Hollywood to Horse Cave. A permanent film studio called Ken Bale Studio will soon call Horse Cave home, with a groundbreaking on Main Street and Smith Meade. Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry said this has been a long-time goal in the making. “We’re really excited about bringing a film studio to Horse Cave. It’s something that’s…

Local Law Enforcement preparing for annual campaign

CAVE CITY, Ky. – Yesterday, the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign began in the Bluegrass. In conjunction with that campaign, local law enforcement is launching an initiative to further emphasize the importance of unimpaired driving. Cave City police will begin conducting traffic safety check points this week, starting on August 16 and running through September 2. Check…

Mammoth Cave to close portions for 18 months

MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. – Officials at Mammoth Cave National Park said a section of the cave system will be closed for more than a year while it undergoes renovations. According to officials, a 2-mile section of the cave stretching from the Snowball Room to Grand Central Station will close sometime this fall and isn’t expected to reopen for around 18…