Author: Josh Shortt

Barren County School board votes to purchase 40 acres of land

GLASGOW Ky.-The student body of the Barren County School District is growing rapidly. What’s the fix? A $525,000 purchase of 40 acres. “We’ve really populated about all of the green space that we have available to us. These 40 acres that the board has taken the option to purchase now gives us all the green space that wraps around WKU…

Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center aquires BG OnStage

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-BG OnStage is a local theater for those wanting to enhance their skills in arts. An announcement at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center changed everything. Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanan attended the announcement, along with SKYPAC president and CEO Tom Carto. SKYPAC has acquired BG OnStage, and beginning January, the expansion will begin. “We’ve been sitting on…

Warren County Schools will enhance security

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-The Warren County Public School District is upgrading its safety procedures for visitors. The safety upgrade is coming from a partnership between the district and Raptor Technologies. Now, when visitors enter, they’ll be asked to present a photo ID. The ID will then be checked in a national sex offender database. As of now, Drakes Creek Middle School…

Edmonson County School Superintendent Patrick Waddell announces retirement

BROWNSVILLE Ky.- After 27 years working in education with 16 years providing guidance as superintendent of the Edmonson County School District, Patrick Waddell announced his retirement at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. “It’s kind of bittersweet. I’ve really enjoyed my time in education throughout my career and enjoyed being superintendent for the past 16 years. It’s been a…

“Career 270 initiative” gives Bowling Green college grads an edge

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-College grads in Bowling Green are receiving career help in the form of a grant. The South Central Workforce Development Board has received funding for a program called the Career 270 Initiative. It’s being funded by an $85,000 grant coming from the Kentucky Cabinet for Education and Workforce Development. The program seeks to hire a professional that assists…

Fire at Indian Hills Country Club leaves members and employees devastated

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- On Saturday, the Indian Hills Country Club in lost its clubhouse to a large fire. Days later, members are still devastated. “It’s just a…bad day. It’s a bad day for everybody,” said member of 51 years Robert Crowe. “I’m just in shock. I’m still kind of numb. I just can’t believe this unfolded out here at the…

Downtown Bowling Green glows with thousands of holiday lights

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Fountain Square Park in downtown Bowling Green was glowing up with more than 250,000 lights for Downtown Lights Up. City officials Took center stage at 6 p.m. Friday to join the community in counting down to the park being lit up all at once. Visitors experienced live music, horse carriage rides and a visit from Santa himself….

TopperHacks gives students a chance to showcase work

GLASGOW Ky.-Students in the Barren County School District gathered to showcase some of their technology work at an event called, TopperHacks. The event every student enrolled in technology related classes showcase what they’ve learned to a group of judges. This involved all grades from all Barren County schools in the district. While there, the students also put their skills to…

Mobile Science Activity Center rolls into Glasgow

GLASGOW Ky.-Students of Temple Hill Elementary in Glasgow went on an agricultural learning adventure provided by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Mobile Science Activity Center. The topic was germination, which is what a seed needs to go through to grow. Kids used a soybean, water, and paper representing sunlight and fertilizer to create their own plant growing necklaces. The goal…

Two new buses to roll in Simpson County

FRANKLIN Ky.- The Simpson County School District purchased two new buses to be used next school year. They were purchased for a little over $91,000 each. The budget was approved during a school board meeting Nov. 19, along with new Chromebooks. Every year, the Simpson County School District purchases two new buses, replacing the two oldest buses each time. It’s…