Author: Josh Shortt

Downtown Bowling Green glows with thousands of holiday lights

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Fountain Square Park in downtown Bowling Green was glowing up with more than 250,000 lights for Downtown Lights Up. City officials Took center stage at 6 p.m. Friday to join the community in counting down to the park being lit up all at once. Visitors experienced live music, horse carriage rides and a visit from Santa himself….

TopperHacks gives students a chance to showcase work

GLASGOW Ky.-Students in the Barren County School District gathered to showcase some of their technology work at an event called, TopperHacks. The event every student enrolled in technology related classes showcase what they’ve learned to a group of judges. This involved all grades from all Barren County schools in the district. While there, the students also put their skills to…

Mobile Science Activity Center rolls into Glasgow

GLASGOW Ky.-Students of Temple Hill Elementary in Glasgow went on an agricultural learning adventure provided by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Mobile Science Activity Center. The topic was germination, which is what a seed needs to go through to grow. Kids used a soybean, water, and paper representing sunlight and fertilizer to create their own plant growing necklaces. The goal…

Two new buses to roll in Simpson County

FRANKLIN Ky.- The Simpson County School District purchased two new buses to be used next school year. They were purchased for a little over $91,000 each. The budget was approved during a school board meeting Nov. 19, along with new Chromebooks. Every year, the Simpson County School District purchases two new buses, replacing the two oldest buses each time. It’s…

Simpson County schools purchase 120 Chromebooks for younger students

FRANKLIN Ky.- The Simpson County School District bought 120 Chromebooks – 60 for Simpson Elementary, and 60 for Franklin Simpson-Middle School. In a Simpson County School District board meeting Nov. 19, the purchase of the Chromebooks was approved to better involve the young Wildcats in the changing world of technology. “We’re continuing to try to increase the number of Chromebooks…

Celebrating Diversity at SouthCentral Kentucky Community and Technical College

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-An international festival took place at a local community college. For the 5th year, the annual Celebrations Around the World was held at SouthCentral Kentucky Community and Technical College in Bowling Green. The students in the school’s diversity club chose a country to focus on for their project, like Mexico, Germany and China. During their presentations, the country’s…

Fountain Square park ribbon cutting celebrates hard work

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-The renovation and construction in downtown Bowling Green has been in the works for a long time. Now, the wait is finally over. New pedestrian crossing indicator poles and new sidewalks are just some of the many improvements in Fountain Square Park. To celebrate, a ribbon cutting was held, one that involved everyone in attendance surrounding the park…

National Special Education day

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-December 2 is known as National Special Education Day and a local non-profit is celebrating and commemorating the day. In Bowling Green, the Hive INC. on the 31-west-bypass seeks to help those with special needs through various activities like painting. An open house is being held to raise awareness of the Hive mission. National special education day Is…

Glasgow library holds Shop Small scavenger hunt

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-For every dollar spent at a small business, $0.67 stays in the community. The Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library in Glasgow has taken note of this and is holding a shop small scavenger hunt through the week for the second year. A brochure is being distributed at the library that lists participating small businesses. When people visit those…

Trees of Christmas come to the Eloise B. Houchens Center

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-A local Bowling Green non-profit organization is getting in the spirit of the holidays early. For the 41st year in a row, the Eloise B. Houchens center is holding what is known as the Trees of Christmas event. Christmas trees designed by local organizations like Kids on the Block and CASA of South-Central Kentucky are placed all over…