Author: Josh Shortt

Warren County Conservation District gives out seeds to assist in pollination

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Without pollen the world goes hungry. To help with the effort to keep plants pollinated, the Warren County Conservation District is giving out free pollinator habitat seeds. Different mixes of seeds are available for butterflies, hummingbirds and honeybees. These seeds grow plants for our pollinating friends to continue doing what they do to help humans keep fresh…

Program raises $2 million to provide healthcare for people in need

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- At the Med Center Health cafeteria, people joined to celebrate the milestone of collecting $2 million in donations for the ECHO program. ECHO stands for Employees Contributing to Helping Others, and it’s a program that offers the Med Center employees the chance help others through donations directly made from their payroll. The money raised goes directly to…

WKU holds STEM career fair

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math are also known as STEM fields for students wanting to get into these fields, Western Kentucky University held a STEM career fair Wednesday. It took place inside the engineering and biological sciences building on the WKU campus. The event gave students interested in stem fields the chance…

BGFD responds to Tuesday night blaze at Trace Die Cast

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- On a rainy Tuesday night, the Bowling Green Fire Department responded to a fire at the Trace Die Cast plant. Just before 8 p.m. eight fire trucks responded to the scene with nearly 30 firefighters. There was heavy fire and smoke coming from the roof of the building when the BGFD had arrived. No one was injured….

City continues hunt for new police officers, dispatchers

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- The Bowling Green Police Department is still looking for new officer recruits and dispatchers and set up a booth at a job fair Tuesday so the public could take a look at that career path. At an event sponsored by the Bowling Green Daily News and Liberty Financial, the Bowling Green Police Department and other employers were…

American Leather Direct expands

BOWLING GREEN Ky. – Officials from Warren County, the city of Bowling Green and the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce joined together Tuesday at American Leather Direct for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the businesses’ expansion. The expansion included the construction of a 46,410 square foot distribution facility at 275 central avenue, Suite A. American Leather Direct owner…

Kentucky legislators to consider mail order wine sales

ALVATON Ky. – Kentucky is currently one of five states that don’t allow wineries or distributors to ship wines directly from another state to a private home. Yet, a bill that just passed the state Senate may change that. The bill passed the Senate, 29-5, on Friday. It now heads to the state House. This bill was revised to ensure…

New park planned for Shake Rag

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-A new park is in the works for Bowling Green’s Shake Rag Community. The Shake Rag park will be located at the corner of 3rd and College street within the historic Shake Rag district. Bowling Green Parks and Recreation director Brent Belcher said this project has been in the works for a long time now. The park will…

Bill to allow concealed carry without a permit awaits state House approval

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill that would allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training. The State House has received the bill, but it has not yet advanced. Senate Bill 150, backed by the National Rifle Association passed the Senate Thursday with a 29 to 8 vote. Sherwood’s Guns in Bowling…