Author: Michael Ridgeway

“Sleep out for the homeless” at WKU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – On Western’s campus collegiate organization Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. held their annual sleep out for the homeless event. “Sleep out for the homeless” is a national initiative by the fraternity to raise awareness for those who struggle with day to day life on the street. Students who participated in the event camped out on south…

BGFD gives out fire safety tips

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Following the house fire this week in Russellville, News 40 swung by the Bowling Green Fire Department for some needed advice in consideration of the weather. Public Information Officer Katie McKee told us in her interview that during the cooler months, important things to remember are to not leave lit candles unattended, if you’re using a…

WKU gets national attention from Military Times Magazine

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – This week, Western Kentucky University received national recognition for the 10th year in a row from Military Times magazine.  This comes from surveys the magazine conducts ever year at institutions that review various things such as, the number of military students, retention rates, and programs to see how the schools benefits military students that are both…

Bowling Green and Warren County win “Beautify the Bluegrass”!

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – In Frankfort today, Warren County and Bowling Green won an award from the Governor’s office for “Beautify the Bluegrass”. This award is given yearly to a community that creates a project to engender pride in their town. Per contest rules, a Kentucky utility company nominates someone to represent their respective area, the project is then voted…

Bowling Green holds online auction

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The city of Bowling Green is holding a surplus auction online this week. Unfortunately Bowling Green isn’t Amazon, so you’ll have to pick it up yourself, but there are some items listed in this quarter’s online auction if you’re looking for a new bike or maybe some bar stools. The city holds an online auction out…

Apartment fire in Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. – On Sunday afternoon, a fire sparked in a Russellville family’s residence. No one was harmed, but the family did lose a young puppy and all their possessions. After a response by Russellville’s Fire and Police Departments, it was concluded that electrical wiring started the small fire that would eventually turn into a house sized blaze. In an interview…

Facebook scams in “Southcentral Kentucky”

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. –  Well, it happens all the time. Which means you have to remain vigilant. Facebook scams are all too common and something that oftentimes people fall for. Across the bottom of the commonwealth you might have seen a Facebook depicting a man with some tools and a caption along the lines of him stealing catalytic converters. Well…

Heavy equipment training makes it way to high schoolers

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – At the Warren County Area Technology Center, high school juniors and seniors are learning how to operate dozers. After months of preparation by Southcentral Workforce Development Board, Warren County Public Schools, SKYCTC and the BGA Chamber of Commerce, a new program has broken ground for upperclassmen. In a growing city such as Bowling Green, construction workers…

A new way to recycle in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Recyclops is now officially conducting business in Bowling Green. New recycling “uber-like” option has been available to citizens of Bowling Green and Warren County for just over a week now and already 700 residents have signed up. News 40 was able to sit down with Vice President of Sales and Business Dennis Wise about how the…

National Hazing Prevention Week at WKU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Across the country, events are being held to bring awareness to and mitigate hazing. Hazing typically, is the process college age youth go through to join a fraternity or sorority. Hazing is undesirable activities an aspiring member is pressured into such as excessive drinking, paddling, etc. At WKU, Panhellenic Council president Sydney Schnieder says in her…