Author: Josh Shortt

Warmer weather draws out snakes

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- As the weather in South-Central Kentucky warms up, it’s perfect for going outdoors. The warmer weather is also drawing out snakes. They’ll want to slither out and take cover in patches of tall grass. Throughout the year, Kentucky Down Under zookeeper Harley White works with snakes regularly. And she has some advice if you want to avoid…

Bart Flener named next GRREC executive director

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative has named their next executive director. Bart Flener is currently the superintendent of the Russellville Independent School District, but was named the new executive director of GRREC. Tim Murley was previously the executive director, but retired effective January 1. GRREC serves as the educational cooperative for 47 school districts which range in…

Schools roll out graduation plans

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-May is a big month for high school seniors and with the pandemic school districts have gotten creative when it comes to keeping that big moment special. Schools in the WNKY viewing area like Barren County High School, Bowling Green High School, Glasgow High School and Edmonson County High School have unveiled their plans for graduation. Staff from…

Warren County School District to get a new school resource officer supervisor

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- School resource officers link the world of law enforcement with education. Come Summer of 2020, the Warren County school resource officers will have a new supervisor. “When the schools approached us and talked to us about this, we thought it would just be a great opportunity to have someone at the district office who would be right…

Rich Pond Elementary School earns “Leader In Me” Lighthouse status

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Sharpen the saw. Synergize. Seek first to understand, then be understood. Think win-win. Put first things first. Begin with the end in mind, be proactive. These are seven things that students of Rich Pond Elementary School have done exceptionally well. Rich Pond Elementary was recently named a “Leader In Me” Lighthouse School, meaning the school goes to great…

Brian Alexander named the next Edmonson County School district superintendent

BROWNSVILLE, Ky.- From principal at Edmonson County High School to district superintendent, there’s going to be a new leader in the Wildcat’s den. Brian Alexander was named the next superintendent of the Edmonson County School District in Brownsville. He’ll be stepping in for Patrick Waddell, who announced he would retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Alexander said…

Glasgow High School salutes its seniors

GLASGOW, Ky. – Monday morning, a local high school safely celebrated the hard work of its seniors. The event, called “Cars, caps, and gowns” was the first of its kind put on by Glasgow High School to celebrate its 2020 graduating class of 130 seniors. Throughout the event, students received balloons, had their cars decorated, secured their caps and gowns,…

Farmers prepare for Friday night cold burst

BUTLER COUNTY Ky.-Food on the table comes from the fields of farms. The farmers that own those farms are at the mercy of the weather, and with record cold temperatures expected Friday night, concern is growing. Farmers like Ryan Emmick from the Struttin Rooster farm are preparing for the worst. “We saw on the extended forecast that there was the…

Local runners come together in memory of Ahmad Arbery

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-On February 23, 25-year-old Ahmad Arbery was killed outside the port city of Brunswick. Friday, local runners came together in memory of him. Six runners gathered in between the Bowling Green Ball Park and Bowling Green Municipal Utilities in the pouring rain. They jogged around town to remember Ahmad Arbery. Friday, May 8  would have been his birthday,…