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Peaceful vigil held in Glasgow to recognize recent police brutality episodes

GLASGOW, Ky. – “I can’t breathe.” These were the words uttered by several participants at a community vigil as they laid on the pavement for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the same amount of time George Floyd was under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer dying. After a weekend of peaceful protests in Bowling Green, a vigil was held…

Commissioner Quarles applauds Kentucky State Fair Covid-19 proposal

Courtesy Kentucky Agriculture Commission

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 28, 2020) – Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles issued the following statement after the Kentucky State Fair Board submitted a draft proposal to Governor Andy Beshear to hold a modified Kentucky State Fair in August that respects public heath guidelines in light of the coronavirus pandemic. “As Commissioner of Agriculture and a member of the Kentucky…

Bowling Green High School holds unique graduations

By Elizabeth Medley

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – While COVID-19 has greatly affected ceremonies and gatherings worldwide, Bowling Green High School did not let their seniors walk away without an official graduation ceremony. Beginning May 17, the graduates of Bowling Green High School have individually graduated in a unique way. The students had the opportunity to sign the senior wall, take a last lap…

Med Center Health employee dies following battle with COVID-19

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Med Center Health certified nursing assistant Wanda Johnson died this morning following a battle with COVID-19, according to a Tweet by Med Center Health chief executive officer Connie Smith. “There are no words to describe the pain of this loss for her family and her teammates,” Smith said on Twitter. “Wanda will always be one of…

WKU Regents approve Barnes and Noble for bookstore operations

Courtesy WKU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Friday, the Western Kentucky University Board of Regents approved a 10-year contract with Barnes and Noble College for bookstore operations. “The university textbook industry is changing rapidly,” Susan Howarth, WKU’s Executive Vice President for Strategy, Operations and Finance, said. “There is direct competition from online retailers and sometimes even the publishers. And our students…

Construction begins on $147 million factory that will add 126 jobs to local economy

BOWLING GREEN, KY. – CROWN Cork and Seal USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Crown Holdings, Inc.,  one of the world’s largest packaging companies, has begun construction on a $147 million, 327,000-square-foot facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Sitework is being completed by Scott & Murphy, Inc. while enforcing Healthy at Work policies. Once the construction is complete, 126 people will work…

One of area’s leading infectious disease specialists tests positive for COVID-19

shadowen BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Infectious disease specialist, Dr. Rebecca Shadowen, tested positive Tuesday for COVID-19 and has been hospitalized, according to a written statement from Med Center Health. “COVID-19 does not discriminate in its ability to penetrate our homes and communities,” Shadowen said in the statement. “I tested positive for the virus yesterday and have been admitted to the…

State police ask public for assistance finding stolen truck

missing car2 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Kentucky State Police in Bowling Green are investigating the theft of a pickup truck that took place early Thursday morning.  Police received a report that a 2011 Ford F250 Super Duty Diesel 4 x 4 Crew Cab pickup truck with FX4 Off-Road and Lariat trim packages was stolen from the front parking lot of…

Additional COVID-19 deaths reported in area

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Governor Andy Beshear announced 208 new cases of COVID-19 today in Kentucky, bringing the total number of confirmed statewide cases to 6,129. In addition, 11 more people have died in the last 24 hours, as a total of 294 Kentuckians have now passed away due to the virus. In this area, both Edmonson and Logan counties…