Author: Josh Shortt

Model planes take to the skies in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Some planes took flight over Southcentral Kentucky, but they didn’t take off from an airport, and they weren’t actual planes people fly in.  They were model planes from the Southern Kentucky Model Aero Club. The SKYMAC Model Aero Club is where actual pilots show off the model planes they built. The models are constructed to take flight. Members…

Kentucky faces teacher shortage

Glasgow Ky.- A shortage of teachers will lead to a shortage of learning. The Kentucky Department of Education is emphasizing that Kentucky is currently suffering from a teacher shortage. According to Kentuckyteacher.Org, since Jan. 1, 5,000 open positions have been listed on the Kentucky Educator Placement Service, which is a service by the Kentucky Department of Education dedicated to fill teaching…

SOKY Fair holds a day just for those with special needs

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-The SOKY Fair held a special event for special friends. For the first time, the SOKY Fair held what is called Special Friends Day, where those with special needs had early entrance to the fair. People with the Kidz Club, the Buddy House and Barren River Adult Day Care were treated to lunch, in addition to full access…

Day of Caring brings out hundreds of volunteers

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Over 1,000 volunteers in seven counties participated in the United Way Eleventh annual Day of Caring. The Day of Caring is held by the United Way of Southern Kentucky, and it’s where the partner organizations of United Way take some time to step away from their desks to help out in the community. At Western Kentucky University,…

Bowling Green-Warren County chapter of the NAACP reaches out to younger generation

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-The Bowling Green chapter of the NAACP is trying to reach out to the younger generation. At South Central Kentucky Community and Technical College, vice president of the Bowling Green-Warren County chapter of the NAACP Howard Bailey came to speak to a sociology class. The topics covered included the history of the organization, and of course, why it’s…

Local company helps children in need

SCOTTSVILLE Ky.- A local extermination company is giving back to kids who need an extra helping hand. Guarantee Pest Control and its sister company, Blankenship and Sons, are holding what is being called, the Be the Change Bag initiative. The goal is to fill up bags with donated items like stuffed animals and blankets. The contents of the bags will…

City schools provide sneak peek for incoming sixth graders at BGJHS

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- When the bell rings Aug. 8 those starting Bowling Green Junior High School will be embarking on a new educational journey. To make the often nerve-wracking transition from elementary to middle school, Bowling Green Junior High school hosted Sixth Grade Jump Start. This is where incoming students can get acquainted with their new classrooms, lockers and teachers. Sixth…

Horse Cave receives historic preservation grants

HORSE CAVE Ky.- There’s a city in Kentucky where history lives. Horse Cave. The history rich city has received two grants from the Kentucky Heritage Council and the State Historic Preservation Office. One grant is valued at $3,779, and the other at $14,446. Horse Cave Mayor Randall Curry said this grant money will go toward a good cause. Historic preservation….

Corvette enthusiasts react to sports car’s new look

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Born at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Chevrolet’s Corvette has a brand-new look The 2020 Stingray Corvette has finally been unveiled after much anticipation. The eighth-generation corvette, dubbed the C8, has a V8 engine with 495 horsepower and dual clutch. It’s the first time Chevy has designed the car with the engine in the…