Author: Josh Shortt

Groups holds awareness event about negative effects of tobacco

BOWLING GREEN Ky. – A group at Western Kentucky University held Kick Butts Day Wednesday to raise awareness about he negative health effects of tobacco use. During the event, students could sign up to volunteer to check cigarette litter hot spots Public health graduate assistant Mackenzie Pennington said raising awareness of the negative effects of tobacco is essential for the…

From roller coasters to rockets, students show off their engineering prowess

GLASGOW Ky. – The Barren County Steam Showcase highlighted students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Students set up booths to present their hard work from homemade roller coasters to rockets. In addition to the event being a showcase, it was also a friendly competition. Each grade participated in time trials, such as building the highest…

Expo showcases energy efficiency

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Building and Science Expo held Tuesday at the Sloan Convention Center promotes energy-efficient technology through the education of building science principles. The Tennessee Valley Authority sponsored the expo for industry experts.  The conference also provided continuing education and updates on building codes, tax credits and financial objectives, and how these innovations benefit the professions of builders….

Groups work to address depression and suicide in children and teens

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- There are many who try to reach out to struggling children and teens on the topics of depression, self-harm and suicide. One of the groups studying depression and suicide in young people is the Save Our Kids Coalition. Program coordinator Amy Stillwell explained how the coalition took steps to help prevent suicide. “In 2016, the Save Our…

Ag commissioner visits seed library

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Libraries have always been fertile ground for expanding knowledge. But they are now sowing seeds for people interested in growing their own food. The seed library at the Bob Kirby Branch of the Warren County Library offers people the chance to pick up seeds to harvest and grow some fresh fruits and vegetables for themselves. Friday, Kentucky…

Gatton Academy students recognized for participation in science and engineering contest

BOWLING GREEN Ky. – Seven Gatton Academy students were recognized with awards at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair (LRSEF) on March 2. The purpose of the Louisville Regional Science & Engineering fair is to recognize talents in the science, technology, engineering and math fields of study for the area’s younger students. Three of the seven participating seniors won…

Discover Cuba at the Kentucky Museum

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- The Arte Cubano exhibit recently opened at the Kentucky Museum to give the public a glimpse into Cuban culture. Not only will the exhibit bring another level of diversity to the museum, but it also gives people the chance to see Cuban culture for themselves. Due to a long, complicated history between the United States and Cuba,…

Over 50 Citizens Academy makes final stop at City Hall

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- The Over 50 Citizens Academy made a stop at the Bowling Green City Commission Chambers Tuesday to learn more about city government and how city officials operate the day-to-day business of managing Bowling Green. The participants learned through a slideshow highlighting the various jobs and processes of the city officials. Neighborhood Services director Karen Foley said the…

North Jackson Elementary celebrates Leader In Me

GLASGOW Ky.- With North Jackson Elementary School in Glasgow being re-certified as a Lighthouse School, the entire student body gets involved in learning valuable skills that will carry them through life. Schools are given this title through the Leader In Me program, which emphasizes seven habits of leadership. Student Matthew Estes said the program is already affecting his work in…

Barren county school feeds children breakfast with an eye toward academic success

GLASGOW Ky.- North Jackson Elementary School in Glasgow works to ensure their students are full and focused with a free breakfast Monday through Friday. As the school celebrates National Breakfast Week, early childhood development experts tout the importance of the day’s first meal to overall student success in school. Principal Jeanie London explains why a healthy breakfast is essential in…