Author: Stephanie McKinney

NASCAR’S best battle in All-Star race this weekend

It’s that time of the year again, this Sunday the best of the best in NASCAR will go head to head this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. This is a non-points race with two things on the line — bragging rights and a million dollars. Every year the format of the race is changed, and this year was no different….

Plastic shortage impacts local small business

BOWLING GREEN,Ky. – Supply chain issues brought on by the covid pandemic continue to wreak havoc on local businesses. Now inflation and soaring gas prices are only adding insult to injury for small business owners. Mike McKinney, who owns the comic book store The Archives in Bowling Green says his business continues to be impacted by the lack of a…

BGPD officer makes toddler’s birthday dreams come true

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – One young birthday boy got the surprise of his dreams thanks to the Bowling Green Police. Scottsville’s Connor Barbour wanted one thing for his 3-year-old birthday party. He wanted to meet his big heroes: police officers. Connor’s mom reached out to the Bowling Green Police, and Officer Ben Carroll decided to give Connor the surprise of…

Free at-home COVID tests now being offered by government

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Starting next Wednesday the 19th, you will be able to order at home rapid COVID tests online for free. They will typically ship within 7 to 12 days after being ordered. The announcement comes on the heels of a promise president Biden made before Christmas. He had said his administration would purchase 500 million rapid at-home…

Interview with Chris Allen

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Following the devastating storms that rolled across south central Kentucky, long-time weather forecaster Chris Allen sat down and talked with News 40’s chief meteorologist Scott Burchett. Allen described the atypical dynamics that accompanied the storms, including the lack of significant instability that normally helps tornadic storms develop along with the fact cloud cover kept heating to…

WKU postpones graduation

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Earlier today, WKU announced that they will will not hold commencement ceremonies today. While there were no injuries reported on campus, the area is still without power and there is significant tornado damage in the area. Bowling Green/Warren County emergency responders are focused on rescue and recovery efforts. Students on campus should remain in place, and…

Kurt Busch and NASCAR announce new charity Window Of Hope

CHARLOTTE,NC. – According to NASCAR, after a heartfelt letter from a young fan, Mason Bradley. Veteran driver Kurt Busch introduces Window Of Hope. The charity came to be after a suggestion from young Mason. Kurt Busch is offering each team in the cup series field the opportunity to display a pink window net at next month’s running of the Bank…

Electric cars being built by companies on the rise

BOWLING GREEN,KY – Ford Motor Company is investing $5.8 billion to build a plant in Hardin County. The plant will make batteries to power electric vehicles. Five thousand jobs are expected to be created.  Ford expects to start making batteries at the plant in four years. Ford, like all other car manufacturing companies, is slowly shifting production away from gas…

Crews fight garage fire on Nashville Road

WOODBURN, Ky. – A detached garage used as a large workshop in Woodburn burned almost completely to the ground Tuesday afternoon. The call came in at around two o’clock at a farm off of Nashville Road. Woodburn, Browning, Alvaton and Plano units responded and had to truck in water to get the fire under control. According to Woodburn Fire Chief…

Local Groups Deliver Beds To Those In Need

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A necessity that some people never think twice about was given to families in need this past weekend.over 50 beds were delivered to local families on Saturday… The housing authority of Bowling Green with community partners held their 6th annual build a bed event. The Bowling Green housing authority delivered the beds along with goodie bags with…