Author: Josh Shortt

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,…

Student-run cafe in Metcalfe County receives statewide recognition

EDMONTON Ky.-Students at  Metcalfe County High School are cooking up a storm, a storm that has been noticed by the Kentucky School Boards Association. The KSBA has informed the district that they will receive the Public Education Achieves in Kentucky Award which will go to the Metcalfe County Old School Café. The café is student led, and it gives students…

Bee keeper watching out for Asian hornets that wipe out honey bee colonies

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Entering May of 2020, Covid-19 is sharing the spotlight with the Giant Asian hornet, commonly called the murder hornet. Measuring in at 1.5 to 2 inches long, these hornets are native to Asia, but have recently been reported in Washington State, British Columbia and other parts of Canada. As of Wednesday, there aren’t any confirmed sightings in the…

Save Our Stages initiative seeks to help local music venues

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Covid-19 has silenced the city taking a hefty toll on music venues like Tidball’s. “We’re pretty much left clueless right now. We’ve had to cancel over 40 plus gigs,” said Tidball’s part-owner Brian Jarvis. These gigs help drive the economy in Bowling Green, as well as provide a creative outlet for local talent. An initiative called…

Jumper still missing after 4-day search

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- It all started Friday evening, after someone reported two people jumping from pedestrian bridge over the Barren River. Two people jumped twice from the bridge. While one swam back to safety after the second jump, the search continues for the other. At this point, the search is no longer a rescue effort. It is a recovery. The…

Teacher appreciation drive thru at Bowling Green High School

BOWLING GREEN Ky.- The week of Monday May 4, 2020 is teacher appreciation week, and while students are learning from home, local students still had the chance to show their appreciation. At Bowling Green High School, a teacher appreciation drive thru celebration was held. Students stood six feet apart and cheered on their teachers as they drove through. Teachers also…

First responders search for man who jumped from pedestrian bridge

10C92074-5AB7-4BEA-AD2C-687A759676DCFF4E6BFD-C071-45A7-9E8D-4BA5464C2147 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Multiple agencies responded to the College Street pedestrian bridge over Barren River after someone reported two people jumping from the bridge at about 5:30 p.m. Friday. One person swam to safety and has provided responders with information on the person he said jumped with him, Bowling Green Fire Department spokeswoman Marlee Boenig said. The fire…

Barren County High School named Project Lead The Way distinguished school

GLASGOW, Ky.-Project Lead The Way is a non-profit organization that serves millions of students and teachers across the nation in science, technology, engineering and math studies and hands-on career readiness. They selected 143 high schools in the nation to receive the Project Lead the Way distinguished school recognition. One of those selected schools is Glasgow’s own Barren County High School…

Governor Andy Beshear announces phased re-openings

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- It’s no question that the coronavirus pandemic has impacted both daily life and the economy. Governor Andy Beshear made an announcement Thursday that the state would begin to slowly reopen several types of businesses including retail stores, like Bowling Green’s Barbara Stewart Interiors. “It was wonderful news, and I feel like Barbara Stewart Interiors can open safely…

Metcalfe County bands together to create signs for front line workers

EDMONTON, Ky.- Each and everyday health care workers and nursing home staff are serving the community on the front lines, like the Metcalfe Health Care Center. The nursing center has had to close to visitors due to COVID-19. “We absolutely cannot wait for that moment when we can open our doors, and we can allow those family members to come…