Author: WNKY Staff

Bailey Zappe named starting quarterback for Western Kentucky Football

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Some exciting news from the hill Tuesday. Bailey Zappe has been named the starting quarter back for Western Kentucky University. Zappe, who announced his transfer from Houston Baptist just after Christmas this past year, where he threw for 10,004 passing yards in four seasons with the huskies. In the four games of HBU’s fall 2020 schedule, Zappe…

Arvin Bell commits to WKU football

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. –  Arvin Bell is going from being a Spartan to a Hilltopper. It was announced Tuesday that the South Warren senior will be joining Western Kentucky University. The Hilltoppers picked up a commitment from receiver Avrin Bell on Tuesday via twitter. Bell tweeted an image announcing his decision with the hashtags “committed” and “go tops.” Bell’s commitment…

COVID in the bluegrass, daily update

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -Wednesday, Governor Andy Beshear reported the highest number of new COVID- 19 cases the commonwealth has seen since February 3rd. 1,511 cases were confirmed Wednesday with 1,072 probable cases that have yet to be confirmed. 10 new deaths were also announced, including a 21-year-old in Davis County. Governor Beshear said that the commonwealth is not moving in…

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation to offer fall tennis camp

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. –  Do you have a tennis lover in your life? If so this event is for them! The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation will be hosting a fall tennis camp. The event is open to ages 6-16 and adults 17 and older. The next session begins August 9th with camps also taking place in September and October…

FirstBank Mortgage donates $1,000 scholarships

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – FirstBank mortgage banker Heather Hawkins has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a Bowling Green-area family as part of the FirstBank 2020 Next Generation Mortgage Scholarship program. The 2020 Bowling Green winner is Lindsay Beckler. In total, 160 families across Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee received $1,000 scholarships for a total of $160,000 awarded as part of…

Witherspoon Earns Rays Minor League Player of the Month for July

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Tampa Bay Rays announced on Wednesday that Bowling Green Hot Rods outfielder Grant Witherspoon was named the organization’s Minor League Player of the Month for his outstanding performance during July. The lefty-hitting outfielder played in 25 games during July, posting a .365 batting average with a 1.098 OPS. He led the team in runs (18),…

CBS announces premiere date for new one-hour primetime series, “House Calls With Dr. Phil,” on Wednesday, August 18

CBS announced today that the new one-hour primetime series, HOUSE CALLS WITH DR. PHIL, will premiere Wednesday, August 18 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+. Hosted by Dr. Phil McGraw, one of the most well-known mental health professionals in the world and host of…

Tickets on sale now for the Hilltopper Basketball games in 2021 Asheville Championship

Photo Courtesy: NIT TournamentJordan Rawls, WKU Basketball, WKUBOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Tickets are now on sale through the WKU Ticket Office for Hilltopper Basketball’s games in the 2021 Asheville Championship this November. The Hilltoppers will play two games between Nov. 12-14 in the inaugural event at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville, N.C. WKU will open play against Big Ten opponent…

Hosparus Health needs volunteers in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren counties

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Hosparus Health of Barren River is in need of volunteers in Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren counties. With offices in Bowling Green and Glasgow, HBR provides hospice and palliative care to seriously ill patients and their families in their homes and healthcare facilities throughout its 10-county service area. Volunteer training…