Author: Josh Shortt

Old Friends at Kentucky Downs is closing their Franklin division

FRANKLIN Ky.- A thoroughbred retirement horse home in Franklin will soon say goodbye to its beloved horses. Old Friends, which has its headquarters in Georgetown, also has a division in Simpson County. However, that division won’t be around much longer. The horses will be sent back to their original home in Georgetown. The Simpson County Tourism office was responsible for…

Chaney’s can now pasteurize and bottle milk on the farm

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A vision years in the making for Chaney’s Dairy Barn has become a reality. The farm now has the capability to produce and bottle milk right at home, and Elizabeth Lunsford with Chaney’s Dairy Barn said this will benefit Chaney’s goal of helping those who help them. “We kind of took the first step to make…

Spent fireworks leave behind debris that can cause fires

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-With all the fireworks that expended July 4, there will naturally be some parts left behind. For that reason, it’s essential to soak spent fireworks in water for at least a couple of hours before disposing of them. Not doing that could cause fires in case the spent fireworks reignite. After they’ve been soaked, environmentalists say it’s important…

Fourth of July peachy at Jackson’s Orchard

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Jackson’s Orchard is a popular spot for all types of produce, but one fruit is getting all the attention on Independence Day, peaches. The Peach Tastin’ Festival is a day dedicated to peaches and what can be made with them. It’s held on July 4 due to Red Haven peaches being ripe this time of year. Orchard…

Catfish Festival holds special day for people with disabilities

MORGANTOWN Ky.- While the experience of the fair can be fun, it’s sometimes not a great experience for those with special needs. In response, the Green River Catfish Festival held a special event Wednesday. An event called special friends day gave those with special needs a chance to enjoy the rides of the Green River Catfish Festival a day before…

Waterway mile marker initiative helps rescuers find stranded boaters

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Water rescues may now become more precise after the placement of a waterway mile marker system on Drakes Creek. An initiative started by Warren County Emergency Management along with the Drakes Creek Canoe Club, the waterway marker system is similar to highway mile marker. Markers are posted on trees along the creek side. in the event help…

Catfish festival lures visitors to Butler County

MORGANTOWN, Ky.- Butler County will see a lot of visitors this week, and it’s because of the annual Green River Catfish Festival. This marks the 39th year for the festival. Every year at the start of the festival, a fishing tournament is held. The tournament features a number of prizes. That tournament started Saturday, and went on through Monday. The…

Social media an important tool for law enforcement

MORGANTOWN Ky.- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – they’re all heavily used by just about everyone. That’s why they’ve become a useful tool for law enforcement as well. As social media continues to develop, those in law enforcement fields use it to do their job of keeping the community safe. Morgantown Police Chief Giles Taylor said keeping up with social media is…

Harley Davidson rally brings bikers into town

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Motorcyclists from all over the country are gathering at the Beech Bend raceway, for the Harley Davidson Summer Shootout and Drag Race. The event brings riders together from Bowling Green as well as other places. Rider Joe Perry came to the Bluegrass state from Kingsport, Tenn., all to show his passion for riding. “I watched the pioneers…

Construction in downtown Bowling Green continues as city works to improve area

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- A Bowling Green construction project has come a long way. The sidewalks of Fountain Square Park leading to businesses like Spencer’s Coffee are being completed. The next step involves getting the rest of the sidewalks filled with cement. It’s part of Phase 2 of the construction project. Phase 2 is expected to be finished by fall. Bowling…