Author: Josh Shortt

Bowling Green Police officers teach bike safety to kids

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Summer time means motor vehicles will be sharing the road with more of another type of vehicle. Bicycles. At the Parker Bennett Community Center in Bowling Green, an annual bike safety day is held every summer. The Bowling Green Police Department stopped by Friday to provide kids with safety tips. Parker Bennett Community Center Program Coordinator Shawnetta…

New Corvette set to be unveiled in California

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Fans of America’s sportscar have some good news. The new model is here. The new Corvette is called the 2020 Corvette Stingray, and it will be revealed to the general public Thursday evening in California. This model of the Corvette is a mid-engine model, meaning it has the engine between the front and rear axles. With Bowling…

Interconnected exhibit highlights Kentucky’s diversity

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-The Downing Museum in Bowling Green recently introduced a new exhibit, one that emphasizes culture. The Interconnected exhibit highlights 17 artists and 18 works of art. The purpose of the exhibit is to highlight Kentucky’s diverse community and the artist’s connection to the world and each other. This exhibit was created to coincide with the National Basketry Organization’s…

Freshman village work begins at WKU

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Fences at Western Kentucky University and a dorm with no windows. What does this mean? A village is coming, a first-year village. As part of a 10-year $48-million plan funded by the WKU Student Life Foundation, a freshman village will be placed in the lower area of campus giving the freshman a new experience. WKU director of media…

Marching band season kicks off strong

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Summer for school musicians means one big thing. Marching band season is here. High schools musicians  everywhere pick up their instruments and play them on the move to get ready for competitions. The programs sometime faces major obstacles, such as funding, and support of the arts. Director of bands at Warren East High School Johnathan Cline said the…

Officials decide against proposed ban to prevent tattoos over scars

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- The Kentucky Cabinet of Health and Family Services proposed a statewide ban on getting tattoos over scarred skin. Well, that proposed ban is no more. The cabinet said there’s a lack of “available evidence to support” the proposed ban. The proposal drew backlash from groups that said the proposed rule was unwarranted and unfair. The Cabinet for…

Park City tries to jump on the bourbon trail

PARK CITY Ky.- A diner, a bed and breakfast and a walking trail, what is Park City missing? Its own distillery. Thanks to some help from the Barren County Economic Authority, $110,000 was awarded to Park City, who is attempting to earn a spot on the bourbon trail. Park City Mayor Larry Poteet said this possible opportunity would do wonders…

Once homeless dog looks for a new family

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Last week authorities discovered the body of a man underneath an interstate overpass in Bowling Green. He had all of his belongings with him, including his four-legged companion. But the dog ran off. The curious dog is named Jolene, and she belonged to the man who died, later identified as 59-year-old Charles Douglas Morton. Some good Samaritans…

Barren County Area Technology Center expands

GLASGOW Ky.- Students of Barren County have something to look forward to when school starts, a fresh new area technology center. Due to a growing student body, from a new hall to new gear, the Barren County Area Technology Center is getting additional resources, which Barren County superintendent Bo Matthews is looking forward to. “It’s just like Christmas morning. We…

Bosniaks walk in memory of Bosniaks killed in genocide

BOWLING GREEN, KY. – Many Bosnians who immigrated to Bowling Green after the war in the Balkan region forced them to seek asylum, walked Saturday in remembrance of the Bosnian genocide in 1995. The annual Never Forget Srebrenica Walk was held at Circus Square Park. The group in front carried a banner that read “Never Forget Srebrenica Genocide 07.11.95.” The…