Author: Telia Butler

Throwback Thursday – Revisiting the haunts at Octagon Hall

The mysterious eight-sided home just south of Bowling Green off highway 31-W is perhaps the most haunted place in the entire south. This week Throwback Thursday revisits Octagon Hall, where researchers have conducted more than 250 paranormal investigations far and wide. Featured on major networks like Discovery, History, Sy-Fy, Travel, and more, the supernatural is expected here. But what exactly…

Throwback Thursday – Edgar Cayce: The Sleeping Prophet and World’s Most Famous Psychic

One of the world’s most famous psychics was born in nearby Hopkinsville, and called Bowling Green home nearly 120 years ago. Edgar Cayce was a man of many mysteries: a clairvoyant, medical diagnostician, photographer, and most commonly called the sleeping prophet. Born in 1877 in Christian County, Edgar Cayce showed signs of being a highly gifted child. By age 12,…

Throwback Thursday – Why Halloween fascinates us

Why do we find Halloween so fascinating? Superstitions invoke our emotional need for spiritual satisfaction. Something about the month of October entices us to seek haunts of the past. Throwback Thursday is a direct invitation to step back into the historic moments these legends were born.  The fact of the matter is, thousand-year-old ghost stories, black cat curses, and tales…

Throwback Thursday – Celebrating 50 Years at Onyx Cave

South central Kentucky is the heart of cave country. It was recently announced that eight new miles of Mammoth Cave have been discovered. The karst landscape creates a unique opportunity for tourists and exploration all over the region. Onyx Cave in Cave City is just over 30 miles north of Bowling Green. It’s celebrating the 50th anniversary of its discovery…

Throwback Thursday – Where were you on September 11th?

Pivotal moments in history shape entire generations: moments like the attack on Pearl Harbor, the assassination of President Kennedy, and the September 11th terrorist attacks. 2021 marks the 20-year anniversary of the four atrocities committed by Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden against the United States. Where were you? Like the whole country, Bowling Green came to a shocking standstill….

Throwback Thursday – Bowling Green’s first gas station turns 100

A Bowling Green landmark is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year. Situated on the corner of College and East 7th streets, the restored 1921 Standard Oil Station shares a century of history. Once part of Bowling Green’s Modern Automotive District, this filling station’s origin marks the birth of road tripping and the family car. Standard Oil was originally established by…

Throwback Thursday – 40 years ago, when Corvette came to town

In 1981, the Bowling Green landscape changed forever. Now completely entrenched in the city’s culture, an internationally known symbol of the city whose name has been adopted by businesses of all kinds, this is the 40th anniversary year of America’s favorite sports car moving its home to Warren County. This is the story of when Corvette came to town. Forty…

Throwback Thursday – Murray’s, an iconic former Bowling Green restaurant

For nearly 80 years, Murray’s Restaurant on the historic 31-W Bypass was the place to be in Bowling Green. We looked into the archives of the College Heights Herald, Bowling Green Daily News, and Warren County census data to put together a little more of the history of one of the area’s most famous former hot spots. The 1940 census…