Author: Josh Shortt

Barren County students now have a way to avoid losing school days due to snow

GLASGOW Ky.-The Barren County School District is offering a new way around losing school days due to snow. It’s called ILearn@home. When a predicted snow day is coming up, teachers can open an online portal that allows the students to take a full class online. It’s earns them the same credit as being in class, meaning they won’t lose scheduled…

Curtains Up program provides opportunities for local music students

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Local music students are making good use of the new Curtains Up program. On Thursday, the Logan County High School symphonic band, jazz band, and choir came to the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center to gearing up for their performance. Curtains Up is a program sponsored by Crocker Law Firm that allows local schools to make use of…

Barren County students create safety device in memory of lost life

GLASGOW Ky.- Last January, Leah Carter was swept away in her car by a flood in Monroe County. It’s a death that is still in the hearts of those in Barren County who knew her. “Very distantly, she’s related to my wife. It’s personal,” said Barren County Innovation Zone design engineer instructor Carl Owens. To remember her and safe lives…

Rich Pond elementary to be upgraded

BOWLING GREEN Ky. – An elementary school in Warren County will be getting a new look. Rich Pond Elementary will undergo construction to add more resources to the school. This $16.8 million project will add 16 additional classrooms. As of now, the cafeteria and the gymnasium occupy the same space. The new construction will separate the two. Rich Pond Elementary…

Warren County School District teams up with others to sue vaping manufacturers

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- In a Warren County school board meeting Tuesday night, multiple topics were discussed, one being a lawsuit against the vaping manufacturer Juul. “This is something we’ve been examining for quite some time. We’ve seen a rise in the number of incidents in our schools involving the vape products. More recently, we were contacted by a couple of…

Barren County School Board approves new central office design

GLASGOW Ky.-The Barren County School District has approved a design for its new central office. Renderings have been released of what the new office could look like. The renderings are subject to change, The new central office will be located where the Glasgow Christian Academy currently is along old Calvary Drive. Everything from doors, windows, and lights will be removed…

Monday’s rain storms flood local roads

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- On Monday, Warren County was under a flood advisory until 9:35 pm and a flash flood watch until 3 am. The heavy rain caused ponding on roads to rise. With roads being submerged, Warren County Emergency Management is encouraging the public to keep a watchful eye while driving in areas near bodies of water. Officials from Emergency…

Senator Rand Paul does not support impeachment

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Senator Rand Paul made a visit to his office in downtown Bowling Green this for his annual holiday party. But the holidays aren’t exactly what’s on the republican’s mind right now. The House will be voting on impeaching President Trump this Wednesday. If the House approves impeachment, Paul and his fellow senators will serve as jurors when the…

Bowling Green residents see effect of China’s decision to eliminate buying U.S. recycleables

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Recycling involves everyone to pitch in to prevent landfills from filling up. To help, recycling companies like Southern Recycling in Bowling Green do the leg work. But now county officials are wondering how long that will continue. China has decided to stop purchasing American recyclables, leaving Southern Recycling without profit from the residential recycling program. “Paper, glass, cardboard…

Students gather to showcase medical knowledge and skills

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- High school students enrolled in medical classes showed off their skills at the HOSA-Future Health Professionals competition. HOSA, which stands for Health Occupations Students of America, came to SouthCentral Kentucky Community and Technical College in Bowling Green. Students from 10 different area counties participated. The event featured game show like activities, sessions on caring for wounds and…