Author: Josh Shortt

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…

Breeders show Black Herefords at WKU Ag Center

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – At the WKU Agriculture Center, a special breed of cow is being presented. This is the American Black Hereford Association Junior Nationals, and the cows you see here are known as Black Hereford cows. They are crossbred from the Red Angus and the Red Herford breed of cows. The benefit is that they’re known to produce…

Jellystone park hosts event for mothers with special needs children

CAVE CITY Ky.- Cave City’s Jellystone Park is a popular campground, but for mother’s with special needs children, it’s so much more. A program called A Mother’s Rest in partnership with Jellystone park, gives the hardworking moms and adoptive moms of kids with special needs a place to slow down and relax. The goal of the retreat is to be…

From homeless pooch to helping children read

RUSSELLVILLE Ky.- Reading is an essential skill, and the Logan County Public Library is giving kids the opportunity to brush up on reading in a unique way. This opportunity is thanks to a dog named Raven, and her owner Anita Wright. Raven is trained to be an audience for kids as they work on reading, providing a judgment free zone….

Officials speak on enjoying fireworks safely

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- Fireworks, while entertaining to watch can be devastating to those who aren’t being careful. In 2017, 8 people died and over 12,000 were injured nationwide in firework related incidents, according to the National Safety Council website. The safety of those using fireworks is a concern for the Bowling Green Fire Department. “I think with any firework, whether…

Gold Rush Rally makes stop in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- It was a big day for the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports park in Bowling Green. Some beautiful and expensive exotic vehicles came out to utilize the racetrack. The vehicles were brought to Bowling Green thanks to the Gold Rush Rally, which is also known as America’s top exotic luxury car rally.  Some of the makes included the…

Bowling Green fire department training heads to the hill

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- To make sure the fire department is always prepared to save lives, the training is a constant. Tuesday, the focus was high rise training, which involved maneuvering through a multi-story building. While the fire department has experienced this before, a generous offer to use Bemis Lawrence Hall on the campus of Western Kentucky University as training grounds…

Counties continue cleanup efforts after severe weather events

ALLEN COUNTY Ky.- Trees are blown over throughout Simpson and Allen counties due to two EF1 tornado which came through the areas over the weekend. Emergency management director of Allen County Gary Petty said the tornado there mainly left its mark on trees, barns and even some houses. “We’ve had a few calls with sheds being damaged and rolled over….