Josh Shortt

Government shutdown could cause school children to go hungry

GLASGOW, Ky. – With the U.S. in the fifth week of the longest government shutdown in history, already cash-strapped families may have their children feeling more hunger pangs as government-funded school lunch programs could be affected. Schools around the country may have to start using reserve funding intended for classroom use to ensure that students are still fed through free…

Local businesses impacted by students returning

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Western Kentucky University students are returning for another semester on the hill, and local businesses are already ringing up more sales as the students make their way back. A popular coffee shop in Bowling Green, Spencer’s Coffee House, is already starting to see an increase in turnout. For business owner Justin Shepherd, the start of a new…

Hightower holds meet and greet at courthouse

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- In the Warren County Fiscal Courtroom Sheriff Brett Hightower held a meet and greet event, so the community could have an opportunity to chat with him and get to know him on a personal level. Hightower started as sheriff at the beginning of this year, and the meet and greet gave him the chance to meet the public…

Relay for Life kicks off

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- The American Cancer Society kicked off Relay For Life Tuesday. The event itself will take place in May at Bowling Green Ballpark, and the American Cancer Society is using this time to hear from those who have participated in Relay For Life, as well as putting members into different support groups before the event. Trish Seifert is a…

Barren County students hear from national expert on the importance of math and science

GLASGOW Ky.- Students at the Barren County Innovation Center heard from a member of the Congress-authorized Stem Program Advisory Panel Tuesday. Vince Bertram spoke to students about Project Lead The Way, which is a nonprofit organization that gives students a chance to take a more interactive approach to learning. Project Lead The Way has trained over 65,000 teachers and millions…

Kentucky Museum receives grant that will fund new exhibit

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- On the campus of Western Kentucky University, the Kentucky Museum has received yet another grant, this one known as the Kentucky Local Trust Fund, which will be used to create a new exhibit that will be introduced next year. The grant totals $1,740, and the exhibit created will bring the museum’s artifacts into classrooms. Museum director Brent…

Winter weather preparations

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-  A nasty winter storm is moving toward Kentucky and will likely affect the roads this weekend. Winter Storm Gia has already spread snow and ice across other parts of county and is expected to impact the Commonwealth as well. Wes Watt, the public information Officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, is keeping a close eye on the…

Struttin Rooster Farm receives grant from USDA

MORGANTOWN,  Ky.- In Butler County, the Struttin Rooster farm recently received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. The grant money will be used both on the farm and at Morgantown Elementary School, where a new produce garden will be built for and maintained by Butler County students. For Struttin Rooster farmer and Butler County Learning Center principal,…

Kentucky ranks last in animal protection laws

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- For the 12th consecutive year, Kentucky ranks last in the nation for its animal protection laws, according to an Animal Legal Defense Fund report. The report states the Commonwealth has yet to pass strict laws pertaining to issues such as dog fighting and other forms of animal cruelty. The Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society is aware of…

Bowling Green Fire Department trains new recruits

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- For some new Bowling Green Fire Department recruits, the next 12 weeks will be used for intense training. A training course will give the recruits a chance to get used to their gear, in addition to teaching them valuable skills. The new recruits are required to complete 400 hours of training before becoming certified firefighters. This training…