Author: Telia Butler

Throwback Thursday – Celebrating over 35 years of the Christmas Tour of Homes

It’s the dawn of the holiday season and several things may look a little bit different this year. One of Bowling Green’s most beloved traditions is the Landmark Association’s annual Christmas Tour of Homes. While this year’s event will not take place directly inside these historic locations and we’ll share more on that later, we thought it would be fun…

Throwback Thursday – The Haunted War Memorial Hospital

Every October, we like to feature a couple of thrilling and chilling stories on Throwback Thursday. This week we’re visiting Scottsville in Allen County, sharing a few moments from the Allen County War Memorial Hospital, one of the area’s most infamous haunted spots.  According to the Abandoned Collections told by Sherman Cahal, the hospital was constructed in the late 1940s…

Throwback Thursday – Remembering four years and over 200 features

For the past four years, I’ve been sharing stories of southern Kentucky history in the Throwback Thursday segment on WNKY’s SoKY Sunrise morning news. More than 200 times, audiences have visited all of the southcentral Kentucky viewing area with me. This week’s feature is a little different, looking back on over 200 stories. In 2016, the throwbacks began with several…

Throwback Thursday – General Russell Dougherty and the Lockheed Shooting Star

Throwback Thursday has featured many stories of aircraft and aviators from Bowling Green’s Aviation Heritage Park. This week we dedicate to the memory of Glasgow native, General Russell Dougherty, and the Lockheed Shooting Star plane at the park. Born in 1920, the future General Dougherty grew up in Barren County and enrolled in the Kentucky National Guard. He graduated from…

Throwback Thursday – The Oldest Park Pavilion in Bowling Green

Throwback Thursday this week starts with the oldest structure in the Bowling Green city parks system. Built in 1911, the pavilion at Reservoir Hill Park’s history captures moments tying together many stories this segment has shared in the past four years. Designed by Vance Smith, the pavilion was constructed of local limestone carved from Bowling Green’s white stone quarries during…

Throwback Thursday – President Lincoln’s Statue at WKU

One of the most popular sculptures on the main campus of Western Kentucky University is the likeness of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. Dedicated 12 years ago as part of the bicentennial celebration of his birthday, Mr. Lincoln’s Kentucky history provided inspiration for this welcome statue for the Kentucky Museum. Throwback Thursday has featured many segments…