Author: Josh Shortt

Kentucky educators learn how to use technology in the classroom

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Math, art, social studies. Educators from all over the state are learning how to enhance the subjects with technology, at the Kentucky Go Digital Conference. For each subject, teachers heard from presenters on some tools involving technology to better reach their students. Warren County Instructional Technology Coordinator Amy Buss said technology in the world of education is…

Phony money hurts businesses, keeps police busy

RUSSELLVILLE Ky.- The Russellville Police Department is on the hunt for counterfeit cash. While most counterfeit bills can be exposed by a watercolor marker, the police department’s Facebook page posted that fake $20 and $100 bills have been circulating, and they’re known to pass the marker test. Russellville Police Department Detective Nichole Bibb said the bursts of fake currency is…

Kentucky State troopers surprise kids with teddy bears at local hospital

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Kids at the Medical Center at Bowling Green were visited by Kentucky State Poloce with the gift of teddy bears on Wednesday. The teddy bears are called Trooper Teddies. Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 3 gifted them to children who are being cared for in the hospital. KSP started the initiative to put a smile on…

Cave City awarded economic grant

CAVE CITY Ky.- A $25,000 contribution spells good news for Cave City. On Monday, the Tennessee Valley Authority gave Barren County a large check, which was then passed to Cave City for economic development. The goal is to fund an industrial park, which cave city Mayor Dwayne Hatcher is looking forward to. “Anything that we can use to improve and…

Bowling Green Independent schools adds to the summer feeding program

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Next year, the Bowling Green Independent School District will be utilizing one of its buses for something other than picking up and dropping off students. The Bowling Green school board voted to spend $50,000 to turn a school bus into a bus that delivers food to students during the summer months. The bus will include amenities like…

Educators learn how to manage classroom violence

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Anger and anxiety in the classroom can lead to violence. For educators, there’s a solution. In a workshop held by author and educational consultant Dr. Ruby Payne, hundreds of educators from all over the region gathered to learn more about brain regulation in students and tools that educators can use to address issues. Payne talked about a…

Former police officer explains the threats of the online world

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- In a world filled with use of the internet, it’s important to keep in mind the importance of cyber security. Former Franklin police officer, now a college instructor Art McFadden, lectured Monday at South Central Kentucky Community and Technical college, where he used his law enforcement experience as an aid to promote cyber safety. McFadden said he’s…

Old Friends at Kentucky Downs is closing their Franklin division

FRANKLIN Ky.- A thoroughbred retirement horse home in Franklin will soon say goodbye to its beloved horses. Old Friends, which has its headquarters in Georgetown, also has a division in Simpson County. However, that division won’t be around much longer. The horses will be sent back to their original home in Georgetown. The Simpson County Tourism office was responsible for…

Chaney’s can now pasteurize and bottle milk on the farm

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A vision years in the making for Chaney’s Dairy Barn has become a reality. The farm now has the capability to produce and bottle milk right at home, and Elizabeth Lunsford with Chaney’s Dairy Barn said this will benefit Chaney’s goal of helping those who help them. “We kind of took the first step to make…

Spent fireworks leave behind debris that can cause fires

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-With all the fireworks that expended July 4, there will naturally be some parts left behind. For that reason, it’s essential to soak spent fireworks in water for at least a couple of hours before disposing of them. Not doing that could cause fires in case the spent fireworks reignite. After they’ve been soaked, environmentalists say it’s important…