Author: Josh Shortt

Volunteers celebrate kids at Stand for Children Day

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Over 50 Bowling Green vendors and countless children crowded into the Hot Rod’s stadium for the 22nd annual Stand for Children day. There was a lot of build up to this event, and the rainy day didn’t stop the turnout from being overwhelming. “The Stand for Children Day is a big thing for our community, and it’s always…

Public recognizes Stand for Children Day

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Tuesday marks the 22nd annual Stand for Children Day in Warren County, and a ribbon cutting was held Monday to prepare for Tuesday’s festivities. On Stand for Children Day multiple Bowling Green organizations come together for one day to raise awareness about the needs of children in the area. For the ribbon cutting at Bowling Green Ballpark,…

District grows to accommodate increasing student population

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- A growing student population means more room is needed within the Warren County Public Schools, and a new Cumberland Trace Elementary will help address that need. “Each new school brings a great opportunity for the kids, and a great new learning environment for the students. That’s what we’re always looking forward to bringing the best to our…

Historic aircraft makes its way to South Central Kentucky; rides available

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- A piece of history flew into the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport Friday. The aircraft is the historic DC-3, also known as Flagship Detroit. This weekend, locals are being given the opportunity to take a ride in the aircraft. During the ride, anyone can take a view of south-central Kentucky from the cockpit of the aircraft. “It’s…

Two Bowling Green attorneys receive statewide recognition

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- During the Kentucky Bar Association’S annual convention, two attorneys from Bowling Green’s English Lucas Priest and Owsley, also known as ELPO Law, received statewide recognition. On Wednesday the University of Kentucky College of Law honored Whayne C. Priest Jr. with the Legacy Award. “You can’t practice law halfway. It’s either all or nothing,” Priest said. This award…

Proposal for teacher pay being linked to student performance

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- There’s talk at the Kentucky Board of Education of linking teacher pay to teacher performance in the classroom. In his report to the Kentucky Board of Education, Commissioner of Education, Wayne Lewis, said that teacher pay should be directly linked to how well the students perform. In the report, Lewis said that the public education system is…

Warren County schools launches Little Learners Mobile Classroom

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- A green bus full of supplies and books for learning. This is the Little Learners Mobile Classroom. The Warren County Public Schools District has recently unveiled this school on wheels to keep the minds of young students sharp, without them having to leave their neighborhoods. Preschool consultant of the Warren County Schools, Donna Williams, said getting that…

Older adults struggle with hunger

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- The Barren River Area Development district is working to address food insecurity among the region’s elderly residents. Some 5.5 million older adults or 7.7 % of the senior population are going hungry nationwide, according to stats from Feeding America. Kentucky is no exception to the number of hungry seniors. “We have case managers who assess them for…

Habitat for Humanity ready to help Kentucky families find homes

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-  The Bowling Green Housing Authority isn’t the only local organization looking to help families in need. Kentucky Habitat for Humanity has launched a movement called the 2020 Housing Vision. It’s is a three-year, multi partner collaborative housing initiative where housing providers will work together to improve the lives of those Kentucky families who need a home. Through…

Local health clinic teaming up with the Bowling Green Independent schools

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Graves Gilbert Clinic and the Bowling Green Independent schools are teaming up to provide healthcare inside the school district beginning in August when the students return to class. Superintendent of the Bowling Green Independent Schools, Gary Fields, said this has been needed for a long time. “For our students, we have students who deal with a lot…