Author: Josh Shortt

Junior high students create app to help dementia patients

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Three students from Bowling Green Junior High have designed an app called Memory Matters to help dementia patients. It’s a game in which pictures are matched to words. But the app was designed with more in mind than just fun. Jackson Smith, Trey Duff and Carter Smith have created the app for use in nursing homes…

Moss Middle School gets first middle school resource officer

BOWLING GREEN Ky. – For the first time, Moss Middle School will have a school resource officer. This is the third school resource officer hired for a Warren County middle school. Warren County Deputy Sheriff Jamie Luttrell was recently named the school resource officer for Moss Middle School.  This position involves law enforcement working closely with the school system in…

Children raise money to bring in national expert to help prevent bullying

BOWLING GREEN Ky. – Three students at W.R. McNeill Elementary raised the funds to bring an anti-bullying expert to the school where students got some time out of class to discuss a topic that affects students of all ages, everywhere. A former theater Southern Indiana arts teacher, Matt Hart visited the school, shared his own story about being bullied and…

One man bags trash to clean up Shanty Hollow Lake

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Shanty Hollow Lake is a popular spot used for boating, fishing and unfortunately, for discarding trash. “It makes me sad and angry at the same time. I really do get upset. From childhood, we were not allowed to leave anything on the ground, whether it was the back yard or out in a recreational area,” Kentucky…

Bowling Green Buddy House and school recognize World Down Syndrome Day

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Down syndrome occurs when a person has a third copy of the 21st chromosome, which is why World Down Syndrome Day is held on 3-21 or March 21. The Buddy House in Bowling Green, an organization that provides services to people with Down syndrome, is recognizing World Down Syndrome Day. “Tonight, is a World Down Syndrome Day…

Groups holds awareness event about negative effects of tobacco

BOWLING GREEN Ky. – A group at Western Kentucky University held Kick Butts Day Wednesday to raise awareness about the negative health effects of tobacco use. During the event, students could sign up to volunteer to check cigarette litter hot spots Public health graduate assistant Mackenzie Pennington said raising awareness of the negative effects of tobacco is essential for the…

From roller coasters to rockets, students show off their engineering prowess

GLASGOW Ky. – The Barren County Steam Showcase highlighted students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Students set up booths to present their hard work from homemade roller coasters to rockets. In addition to the event being a showcase, it was also a friendly competition. Each grade participated in time trials, such as building the highest…

Expo showcases energy efficiency

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Building and Science Expo held Tuesday at the Sloan Convention Center promotes energy-efficient technology through the education of building science principles. The Tennessee Valley Authority sponsored the expo for industry experts.  The conference also provided continuing education and updates on building codes, tax credits and financial objectives, and how these innovations benefit the professions of builders….

Groups work to address depression and suicide in children and teens

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- There are many who try to reach out to struggling children and teens on the topics of depression, self-harm and suicide. One of the groups studying depression and suicide in young people is the Save Our Kids Coalition. Program coordinator Amy Stillwell explained how the coalition took steps to help prevent suicide. “In 2016, the Save Our…

Ag commissioner visits seed library

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Libraries have always been fertile ground for expanding knowledge. But they are now sowing seeds for people interested in growing their own food. The seed library at the Bob Kirby Branch of the Warren County Library offers people the chance to pick up seeds to harvest and grow some fresh fruits and vegetables for themselves. Friday, Kentucky…