Author: Telia Butler

Throwback Thursday – The Barr Building

Fountain Square in downtown Bowling Green has been under construction for most of the summer. As the square continues morphing into its latest version, it still maintains the nostalgic feel with its historic buildings and stories. This week we’re taking a closer look at the Barr Building on Main Street. The Barr Building was constructed between 1891 and 1895. The…

Throwback Thursday – 95 Years of WKU Student Publications, Part 1: College Heights Herald

Throwback Thursday is a little different for the next couple of weeks. We’re at the Student Publications office at Western Kentucky University. Many of the faces that come and go from the WNKY studio are alumni of this school.  Given the recent name change from WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting to School of Media, we thought it would be…

Throwback Thursday – ‘The Makings of a Master: Kentucky Folk Art exhibit’

For over 20 years, the Kentucky Arts Council has been documenting folk art apprenticeships across the state. Archived by the Kentucky Folk Life Program, a traveling exhibit dedicated to these artists’ achievements is now on display at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) in downtown Bowling Green.  Called “The Makings of a Master: Kentucky Folk Art Apprenticeships,” the exhibit…

Throwback Thursday – Bowling Green High School

This week we’re on Center Street in downtown Bowling Green. You’ve probably driven past the Columns apartments many times, but have you noticed they were the original Bowling Green High School? Let’s find out more about the city’s first public high school. The first public schools in Bowling Green were established in 1883. At the time, a public education was…

Throwback Thursday – The Getty Building

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Downtown Bowling Green is full of stories. The Getty Building at 440 Main Street has been many things in its lifetime. Built in 1871, it’s on the National Register of Historic Places. Current owner Tom Holmes gave us a behind-the-scenes history of the Getty Building. Full of hearsay and true facts, Holmes showed us what’s above…