Author: Josh Shortt

Warren County schools to address tax increase to help fund school safety

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-School is meant to be a place to learn but without safety that’s hard to do. In a board meeting, the Warren County Public School District  discussed a property tax increase to help fund school safety measures. The Warren County schools face the hurdle of being the third lowest funded district in the state, and the fourth biggest…

Computer programming at Jennings Creek breaks language barriers

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Jennings Creek Elementary school is offering students a way to excel in their studies. The school is known as a computer science immersion school. It means the school offers courses in coding and programming in the main curriculum. The classes are given in cycles. Cycle 1 involves coding interactive games. Jennings Creek is in fact the first computer…

Students return to the hill

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Over summer, the hills of Western Kentucky University wait for everyone’s return. That wait is over. It’s officially the start of the 2019 fall semester at Western Kentucky University. Some students are returning after a long summer, while some are making their home on the hill for the first time. “I mean, it’s not bad. It has plenty…

New winery opens in Rockfield

ROCKFIELD, Ky. – The owners of a winery in Warren County are saying a toast after they officially opened Friday. It’s called the Traveler’s Cellar Winery. It’s located in the 3200 block of Fuqua Road in Rockfield. The winery features a tasting house and a bar. The winery is owned by the Huff family, who started growing the vineyard in…

Helm Library gets a new look

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-The Helm Library on the campus of Western Kentucky University is getting a face lift. The Margie Helm Library is being renovated into the Commons at Helm Library. As of now, the project is on track to be complete by spring 2021. It’s part of a $35 million project, and the commons will feature a brand-new design, giving…

Greenwood Gators will soon have their own auxiliary gym

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Warren Central, South Warren, Warren East – all three have auxiliary gyms. All that’s left is Greenwood High School. As the Warren County student population grows, the sports teams at Greenwood High will need more space in the swamp. Warren County Chief Financial Officer Chris Mcintyre said this upcoming auxiliary gym will do just that. “This is an…

Barren County students given dual credit opportunity

GLASGOW Ky.-The Barren County Area Technology Center received a visit from a local college today. Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College traveled to Glasgow to reach out to students interested in dual credit courses. The courses can be used for both high school and college credit. Work ready scholarships were offered for students enrolled in approved career and technical education…

T.J. Samson Community Hospital joins the fight against opioid abuse

GLASGOW Ky.- In 2017, over 1,100 reported deaths in Kentucky were opioid related, according to the National Institute On Drug Abuse. This emergency has been noted. As part of an effort called the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort, hospitals all over the Bluegrass State are joining forces to end opioid abuse. It’s done through the Kentucky Statewide Opioid Stewardship Campaign. T.J….

Schools see a jump in meal participation

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Through the Community Eligibility Provision students enrolled in the Bowling Green Independent School System will eat breakfast and lunch for free during the 2019-2020 school year. This year, the district began offering free meals at all city schools. According to the district’s director of food service, Dalla Emerson, meal participation is up 9% compared to this time…

Diamond Caverns celebrates 160 years of cave tours

PARK CITY Ky.-A place in Park City where time seems to stand still, 160 years later, the Historic Diamond Caverns holds its place in Kentucky history. The Historic Diamond Caverns were first discovered by a slave on July 14, 1859. On Aug. 19 of the same year, the caverns were used for the first tour, named for its diamond shaped…