Author: Josh Shortt

Barren County Schools upgrading bus cameras

GLASGOW Ky.- School safety. It doesn’t just start inside the classroom. It’s equally important for students to be safe on their way to school and when they’re picked up. That’s why the Barren County School District will soon install new 180 degree viewing cameras under the school bus stop signs. The district’s Director of Transportation Chip Jenkins said it’s urgent…

Band prepares to compete

GLASGOW Ky.- Saturdays during marching band season are big for Kentucky bands. Competition day is where high school marching bands travel to different schools and perform in front of cheering fans and a panel of judges. Bands are rated based on best percussion, color guard, wind instruments and overall visuals. During the summer months, students in the marching band spend…

Ginseng roots highly valued

MAMMOTH CAVE Ky.- Mammoth Cave National Park. A place with a wide variety of wild and plant life, including the American ginseng root. Recently, two individuals were accused of poaching 100 roots. This is an illegal act, especially on the grounds of a National Park. “It’s not a new occurrence. Ginseng has been around for many years and people have…

Warren County Schools approve a $208 million budget

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-The Warren County School District approved its new budget, and it places a major emphasis on school security. Some $500,000 of the $208 million will be used for safety enhancements. Money will be spent on equipping school entrances with window film that is force resistant, more security cameras and additional school resource officers. Warren County Schools chief financial…

Russellville Independent Schools are the first Kentucky schools to get book vending machines

RUSSELLVILLE Ky.- The Russellville Independent Schools now have vending machines specifically designed for books. It’s being done through a program known as Inchy Bookworm. The Inchy Bookworm vending machines come from the Global Vending Machine Corporation in Buffalo, N.Y. With the Russellville schools being the first Kentucky schools to get them, those with the school are thrilled. “It’s a little…

Our World Burning exhibit comes to Western Kentucky University

BOWLING GREEN Ky.-Western Kentucky University is now featuring an exhibit on the destructive power of wildfires. The exhibit is called, Our World Burning. It features works from photojournalists on the effects of wildfires. The photos feature the destruction left behind by the fires, and it shows firefighters in action. The exhibit features over 50 images from recent wildfires in California….

Farmers RECC donates to weekend food program in Metcalfe County schools

EDMONTON Ky.- Students are buzzing at Metcalfe County Elementary, and they’re doing so with full stomachs. Thanks to a $2,000 donation from Farmers RECC in Glasgow, the Metcalfe County schools can now strengthen their backpack program, which provides food for the students over the weekend. Director of member and public communications at Farmers RECC Caralyne Pennington said she’s glad to…

Bike racks ready to roll downtown

BOWLING GREEN Ky. – Downtown Bowling Green now has an extra resource for bicycle riders. As part of the construction project going on downtown, new bike racks have been installed. The racks combined with new sidewalks are being put in place to make the area more friendly for both pedestrians and bikers. The bike racks are located right outside of…

Edmonson County takes step closer to a potential animal shelter

BROWNSVILLE Ky.-While animals wait to meet their new families, it’s essential for them to have temporary homes in animal shelters. Edmonson County may be in the process of getting an animal shelter of their own. Right now, the Edmonson County Humane Society is being run from the home of Ken and Katie Smith. Katie said she’s looking forward to the…

Barren River Lake announces upgrades

LUCAS Ky.- Barren River Lake park will soon be looking at some upgrades. State Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland, along with other officials like Kentucky Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet Deputy Secretary Regina Stivers made an announcement on the Restoring the Finest initiative. This initiative was made possible through the approval of House Bill 268. It provides $50 million for infrastructure…