Author: Josh Shortt

Barren County seniors prepare for the future

GLASGOW Ky.- Here at Barren County High School, the seniors attend a talk called bring it Barren, which is a senior work ethics kickoff aimed at preparing students to enter college, a technical school or the workforce. In this event, students can win scholarships to colleges like South Central Community and Technical College and Western Kentucky University. They’ll also get…

Casey’s General Store holds grand opening in Auburn

AUBURN Ky.- Casey’s General Store in Auburn had its ribbon cutting Friday, opening new doors for the Auburn community. It’s a gas station and convenience store. The store is located at 105 Sugar Maple Drive. A new store means a new place of employment for the citizens of Auburn, and it’s another way to bring the community together. The Logan…

Skills USA comes to Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-South Central Kentucky Community and Technical College held the Region 5 Skills USA competition on Friday. High school students participate to get skills in their craft, while also enjoying some competition. Winners at the local events will move on to state and national levels and may be eligible for scholarship opportunities at SKYCTC. For the students taking part…

Warren County Conservation District gives out seeds to assist in pollination

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Without pollen the world goes hungry. To help with the effort to keep plants pollinated, the Warren County Conservation District is giving out free pollinator habitat seeds. Different mixes of seeds are available for butterflies, hummingbirds and honeybees. These seeds grow plants for our pollinating friends to continue doing what they do to help humans keep fresh…

Program raises $2 million to provide healthcare for people in need

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- At the Med Center Health cafeteria, people joined to celebrate the milestone of collecting $2 million in donations for the ECHO program. ECHO stands for Employees Contributing to Helping Others, and it’s a program that offers the Med Center employees the chance help others through donations directly made from their payroll. The money raised goes directly to…

WKU holds STEM career fair

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math are also known as STEM fields for students wanting to get into these fields, Western Kentucky University held a STEM career fair Wednesday. It took place inside the engineering and biological sciences building on the WKU campus. The event gave students interested in stem fields the chance…

BGFD responds to Tuesday night blaze at Trace Die Cast

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- On a rainy Tuesday night, the Bowling Green Fire Department responded to a fire at the Trace Die Cast plant. Just before 8 p.m. eight fire trucks responded to the scene with nearly 30 firefighters. There was heavy fire and smoke coming from the roof of the building when the BGFD had arrived. No one was injured….

City continues hunt for new police officers, dispatchers

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- The Bowling Green Police Department is still looking for new officer recruits and dispatchers and set up a booth at a job fair Tuesday so the public could take a look at that career path. At an event sponsored by the Bowling Green Daily News and Liberty Financial, the Bowling Green Police Department and other employers were…

American Leather Direct expands

BOWLING GREEN Ky. – Officials from Warren County, the city of Bowling Green and the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce joined together Tuesday at American Leather Direct for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the businesses’ expansion. The expansion included the construction of a 46,410 square foot distribution facility at 275 central avenue, Suite A. American Leather Direct owner…

Kentucky legislators to consider mail order wine sales

ALVATON Ky. – Kentucky is currently one of five states that don’t allow wineries or distributors to ship wines directly from another state to a private home. Yet, a bill that just passed the state Senate may change that. The bill passed the Senate, 29-5, on Friday. It now heads to the state House. This bill was revised to ensure…