Author: Josh Shortt

Butler County Animal Shelter in need of renovations

MORGANTOWN Ky.- The Butler County Animal Shelter is currently working on a project to renovate its current facility on Boat Factory road, to make it more comfortable, clean, and spacious for its four-legged residents. While the exact changes to be made are not yet known, shelter director Ruby Fooks says the plan is to create a more ideal environment. “Nothing…

Recovery center to add 32 new residential addiction treatment beds

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Drug addiction can take a toll on families and individuals, whether it be from overdose, or illegal activity. One addiction recovery center is working to address the problem by adding 32 additional residential beds to its facility. “By the end of this year, we’ll have three residential facilities in Kentucky, the first one being here in Bowling…

Bowling Green kicks off Relay For Life with “Paint the Town Purple”

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – As you travel around Bowling Green in the coming days, you may notice purple ribbons tied in some places. This is because the Relay For Life committee came out for an event on Thursday night called “Paint the Town Purple.” To raise awareness for the Relay For Life event at the end of the month, the committee…

The Kidz Club in Bowling Green steps up transportation effort

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- For children who need medical care during the day, facilities such as the Kidz Club are here to help. The issue? Transportation. The Kidz Club, a pediatric medical day treatment facility in Bowling Green, is holding an open house where clients and potential clients can meet the people at the center. A topic that will be addressed…

Therapeutic riding stable gives boy in a wheelchair opportunity to be a cowboy

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – From wheelchair to horseback, here comes cowboy Jackson “Cowboy Jackson, oh yeah oh yeah,” sang Jackson Coleman Wednesday morning. Jackson is in the second-grade at Simpson Elementary School in Franklin. Due to injuries sustained as an infant, Jackson uses a wheelchair for mobility most of the time. At New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding stable, he trades the…

Kentucky Gives Day provides money for non-profits

BROWNSVILLE Ky.- May 14th is known as Kentucky Gives Day, which is an online 24-hour annual fundraising event where anyone can donate to support many different causes. Kentucky Gives Day has raised nearly $1.7 million in partnership with the non-profits that participate, according to Kentuckygives.org. One of the participating non-profits is the Bridge to Recovery in Edmonson County. The goal…

Warren County schools receive mental health grant

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- A $9 million grant, one of four states and three Kentucky school districts equals more attention for mental health in Kentucky schools. The Warren County Public School district is one of the districts to receive this grant which will be shared with Bullitt County and Henderson County. Mental health professionals like Dr. David Kapley are taking notice…

Kentucky ranks high for drug-related problems

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- The misuse of drugs can pose a serious threat to communities, and Kentucky is ranked eighth worst for drug problems, according to a WalletHub study. This stems from WalletHub factors including being seventh in opioid pain reliever prescriptions per capita and fifth in drug overdose per capita. Market Manager for Kentucky programs of JourneyPure, Jerry Lucas, said…

Graduation day means big business for hotels and restaurants

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- It was a big day for 2,677 students who graduated from Western Kentucky University Friday night and it’s an even bigger day for businesses. Jessie Smith, assistant manager at Hilligan’s said Friday leading into graduation weekend is when the restaurant sees its peak businesses time. “I see that we start picking up business pretty substantially. Come graduation…

Snakes are coming out in Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Warmer weather brings more guests out to enjoy the sun. Snakes. While not all snakes are venomous, it’s important to begin preparations to keep the family, pets, and livestock safe from the reptiles. Wildlife removal specialist at A All Animal Control, Vincent Cunningham, explains where snakes like to make their homes during the hot months. “There’s lots…