Author: Josh Shortt

Over 200 people gather to honor the fallen

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Memorial Day honors those who have fallen while serving the United States. At the American Legion Post 23 in Bowling Green, over 200 people came to honor the fallen warriors, including cold war veteran, Alan Stonex. “I come to this every year. I think it’s very well done and most appropriate, and it puts us all together…

Warren County Public Library broadens language opportunities for children

BOWLING GREEN Ky. – At the main branch of the Warren County Public Library preschool-age children learned a little Spanish Friday. Children ages three to five had stories read to them as they interacted with the Spanish language. Program facilitators also used art to introduce Spanish to young minds. When a child starts to get involved with learning a language…

Hot Rodders cruise into town for the weekend

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Everyone, start your engines. The National Hot Rod Association is at the Beech Bend raceway for a fast-paced Memorial Day weekend. Naturally, Bowling Green residents aren’t the only ones who come out to enjoy watching and racing. Racers like Doug Duell from Evansville, Ind. stopped by to have some time on the track. “I’ve been coming down to…

Kroger to stop using plastic grocery bags

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-When you go to a grocery store, you’re normally asked a common question at checkout. Paper or plastic? If you’re a frequent shopper at Kroger, that’s a question you’ll no longer be asked. The grocery chain is eliminating the use of plastic bags due to customers’ environmental concerns. It’s part of Kroger’s zero hunger, zero waste plan. The…

Summer camps help offset learning loss

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Summer means it’s time to get out of the classroom, and into summer camps. The end of school is approaching, but not the end of learning. Several summer camps are held throughout the South-Central Kentucky area, offering different learning experiences while the kids are out of the classroom. Riverview at Hobson Grove will be holding a dining…

Experts offer tips to stay safe in the water Memorial Day weekend

GLASGOW Ky.- Hot weather and a Memorial Day weekend equals a prime time to get in the water. Swimming in large bodies of water like the Barren River Lake is popular this time of year, in addition to boating. For both activities, Warren County Emergency Management deputy director Travis Puckett recommends preparing before hitting the water. “We’ll see people are…

Butler County Animal Shelter in need of renovations

MORGANTOWN Ky.- The Butler County Animal Shelter is currently working on a project to renovate its current facility on Boat Factory road, to make it more comfortable, clean, and spacious for its four-legged residents. While the exact changes to be made are not yet known, shelter director Ruby Fooks says the plan is to create a more ideal environment. “Nothing…

Recovery center to add 32 new residential addiction treatment beds

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Drug addiction can take a toll on families and individuals, whether it be from overdose, or illegal activity. One addiction recovery center is working to address the problem by adding 32 additional residential beds to its facility. “By the end of this year, we’ll have three residential facilities in Kentucky, the first one being here in Bowling…

Bowling Green kicks off Relay For Life with “Paint the Town Purple”

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – As you travel around Bowling Green in the coming days, you may notice purple ribbons tied in some places. This is because the Relay For Life committee came out for an event on Thursday night called “Paint the Town Purple.” To raise awareness for the Relay For Life event at the end of the month, the committee…

The Kidz Club in Bowling Green steps up transportation effort

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- For children who need medical care during the day, facilities such as the Kidz Club are here to help. The issue? Transportation. The Kidz Club, a pediatric medical day treatment facility in Bowling Green, is holding an open house where clients and potential clients can meet the people at the center. A topic that will be addressed…