Author: Josh Shortt

Warren County schools receive mental health grant

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- A $9 million grant, one of four states and three Kentucky school districts equals more attention for mental health in Kentucky schools. The Warren County Public School district is one of the districts to receive this grant which will be shared with Bullitt County and Henderson County. Mental health professionals like Dr. David Kapley are taking notice…

Kentucky ranks high for drug-related problems

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- The misuse of drugs can pose a serious threat to communities, and Kentucky is ranked eighth worst for drug problems, according to a WalletHub study. This stems from WalletHub factors including being seventh in opioid pain reliever prescriptions per capita and fifth in drug overdose per capita. Market Manager for Kentucky programs of JourneyPure, Jerry Lucas, said…

Graduation day means big business for hotels and restaurants

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- It was a big day for 2,677 students who graduated from Western Kentucky University Friday night and it’s an even bigger day for businesses. Jessie Smith, assistant manager at Hilligan’s said Friday leading into graduation weekend is when the restaurant sees its peak businesses time. “I see that we start picking up business pretty substantially. Come graduation…

Snakes are coming out in Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Warmer weather brings more guests out to enjoy the sun. Snakes. While not all snakes are venomous, it’s important to begin preparations to keep the family, pets, and livestock safe from the reptiles. Wildlife removal specialist at A All Animal Control, Vincent Cunningham, explains where snakes like to make their homes during the hot months. “There’s lots…

Suspicious skin spots should be checked

BOWLING GREEN Ky. – Tracey Travis wondered why she had spots on her skin and figured she should get them checked. That’s when she learned she had cancer. American Academy of Dermatology Association started skin cancer awareness month to bring attention to this pressing matter, especially as the temperatures begin to rise in May leading more people outdoors. Skin cancer…

Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce hosts annual excellence awards luncheon

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce held its excellence awards luncheon today, where the ATHENA young professional award was given. The Athena young professional award was awarded to Bowling Green Municipal Utilities marketing coordinator Shelley Lowe. Lowe received this award for being a woman who has emerged as a leader, demonstrated excellence and for providing valuable…

Kentucky health officials propose ban on tattoos on scars

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Tattoos are a form of art, expression, and for some, a way to move past hard trials. Kentucky health officials are proposing a ban on getting tattoos over scarred skin. There is currently no specific stated reason for the proposal. Business owner of Bowling Green’s Taboo Brothers Tattoos & Piercings does not see this proposal passing. “I don’t…

North Jackson Elementary celebrates teacher appreciation week

GLASGOW, Ky. – As North Jackson Elementary School celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week, educators here share why the professional is so special. At North Jackson Elementary, students bought plants from the school green house as gifts for their teachers. Third grade teacher Melissa Bunch said having love and passion for the career is what affects the students most. “It has to be…

Bowling Green health care residents treated to Derby celebration

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Residents of Signature HealthCARE of Bowling Green had a Derby celebration of their own today. The residents had their days brightened as they donned their Derby hats and watched the staff gallop back and forth through the halls on stick horses. This event has taken place for the last five years. The goal is to give the…

Derby comes to Potter Gray elementary

  BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Students at Potter Gray Elementary not only had the chance to learn about the Kentucky Derby but to live it out. As part of derby education week, the students have crafted their very own horses that they used to participate in a big race that took place at the school. Educators like instructional assistant Beth Butt said…