Author: Michael Ridgeway

Yuletide vibes hit Bowling Green as locals shop

BOWLING GREEN Ky. – With Thanksgiving over, some would say the holiday is really getting started. On a Friday afternoon with holiday cheer in the atmosphere, News 40 embarked on a journey to just have some good old conversation. If you want to have holiday talk, you need to go to the holiday hot spots as we like to call…

Window shoppers turn decor gawkers with downtown decorating contest

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Downtown Bowling Green is getting into the holiday spirit this weekend. Local businesses are gearing up for the holiday season with a window decorating contest. “The idea behind the new window decorating contest was actually given to us by one of the downtown retailers when we were talking about things we could do to add or…

Tornado support group, local woman speak on weather-related PTSD, anxiety

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – As we near the anniversary of the tornadoes that tore through south central Kentucky, some residents of Bowling Green and Warren County might have been on edge Wednesday as the county outdoor warning sirens accidentally sounded. Even now, almost a year later, many struggle with this time of year. One woman says the tornado sirens from…

Staying safe on the road this Thanksgiving

GLASGOW, Ky. – As we head into the holiday travel season, there are a few safety tips you should keep in mind. The Glasgow Police Department is sharing some advice on how to keep yourself and others safe on the road. They say as you prepare to travel, try to leave a little earlier. Lots of traffic is expected this…

Staying sober during the holidays

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Champagne toasts, eggnog and holiday craft beer selections are synonymous with the holiday season, and while this may represent fun and cheer for some, our alcohol heavy culture is not always easy for everyone. “The family disease of addiction a lot of times is difficult for family members to understand how powerful it is the the…

Fant Foundation holds turkey giveaway

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – At local Christ Assembly Church, the Fant Foundation gave away 150 turkeys, along with side items, to the community. “I think it’s a very admirable thing, him doing that. I think it’s a very admirable thing from the Fant foundation.” said Leon Link, a volunteer directing traffic at tonight’s turkey give away. Almost 200 cars lined…

Bridge KY and Glasgow Boys & Girls Club help for the holidays

GLASGOW, Ky. – Local organizations Bridge KY and the Glasgow Boys & Girls Club teamed up to help Barren County families. As the holidays approach, two organizations that do their best to benefit the community delivered Thanksgiving meal kits to families in need this week. Boys & Girls Club Director Wade Copas told News 40 in an interview that with…

A new chance for wildlife?

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – It’s no secret that Kentucky has really gone through the ringer weather wise, but there could be just a small silver lining to all the changes the state has seen over the past 12 months. Natural disasters have broken out across the state to much dismay, but one group might see some positive effects in the…

First responders battle it out in “Sleighed It” baking competition benefitting Edmonson County

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Local first responders are working to help families have a magical Christmas. Team Police, Team Fire and Team EMS entered a heated baking contest tonight to raise money for Edmonson County Affordable Christmas. The Family Resource Youth Service Center is hosting the competition at Edmonson County Schools. News 40 spoke to Kentucky State Police trooper Daniel…