Author: Josh Shortt

Gauntlet Mud Run benefits The Ethan Foundation

BOWLING GREEN, KY. – The eighth annual Bowling Green Gauntlet Mud Run challenged the many people who turned out early Saturday morning for the Ethan Foundation fundraiser. The muddy challenge course at Phil Moore Park tested the strength, stamina and mental capacity of the participants. All proceeds benefit The Ethan Foundation, a local nonprofit whose mission is to promote a…

North Jackson Elementary invests in new robotic kits for students

GLASGOW Ky.- Students at North Jackson Elementary in Glasgow will have a new experience this fall that is sure to get their gears turning. The new experience will be provided by Vex IQ robotic kits. The kits were purchased from Project Lead The Way, which is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide stem learning experiences for students. The eight…

Bowling Green Independent School students to eat for free in 2019-2020

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Through the Community Eligibility Provision, students enrolled in the Bowling Green Independent School System will eat breakfast and lunch for free during the 2019-2020 school year. The Community Eligibility Provision is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. Under the program, families with students in the district’s schools will no longer…

Kentucky educators learn how to use technology in the classroom

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Math, art, social studies. Educators from all over the state are learning how to enhance the subjects with technology, at the Kentucky Go Digital Conference. For each subject, teachers heard from presenters on some tools involving technology to better reach their students. Warren County Instructional Technology Coordinator Amy Buss said technology in the world of education is…

Phony money hurts businesses, keeps police busy

RUSSELLVILLE Ky.- The Russellville Police Department is on the hunt for counterfeit cash. While most counterfeit bills can be exposed by a watercolor marker, the police department’s Facebook page posted that fake $20 and $100 bills have been circulating, and they’re known to pass the marker test. Russellville Police Department Detective Nichole Bibb said the bursts of fake currency is…

Kentucky State troopers surprise kids with teddy bears at local hospital

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Kids at the Medical Center at Bowling Green were visited by Kentucky State Poloce with the gift of teddy bears on Wednesday. The teddy bears are called Trooper Teddies. Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 3 gifted them to children who are being cared for in the hospital. KSP started the initiative to put a smile on…

Cave City awarded economic grant

CAVE CITY Ky.- A $25,000 contribution spells good news for Cave City. On Monday, the Tennessee Valley Authority gave Barren County a large check, which was then passed to Cave City for economic development. The goal is to fund an industrial park, which cave city Mayor Dwayne Hatcher is looking forward to. “Anything that we can use to improve and…

Bowling Green Independent schools adds to the summer feeding program

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Next year, the Bowling Green Independent School District will be utilizing one of its buses for something other than picking up and dropping off students. The Bowling Green school board voted to spend $50,000 to turn a school bus into a bus that delivers food to students during the summer months. The bus will include amenities like…

Educators learn how to manage classroom violence

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Anger and anxiety in the classroom can lead to violence. For educators, there’s a solution. In a workshop held by author and educational consultant Dr. Ruby Payne, hundreds of educators from all over the region gathered to learn more about brain regulation in students and tools that educators can use to address issues. Payne talked about a…

Former police officer explains the threats of the online world

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- In a world filled with use of the internet, it’s important to keep in mind the importance of cyber security. Former Franklin police officer, now a college instructor Art McFadden, lectured Monday at South Central Kentucky Community and Technical college, where he used his law enforcement experience as an aid to promote cyber safety. McFadden said he’s…