Author: Telia Butler

Throwback Thursday – Fort Underwood

Bowling Green has a rich Civil War history. Held by both Confederate and Union troops throughout the war, local families told accounts of the hostilities raged against the city and its people. One of the most popular stories is of the Underwood family in Mount Ayr. Readers can enjoy a more detailed history of the family in Josie Underwood’s Civil…

Throwback Thursday – Over 70 years of beautifying Bowling Green highways

Keeping our roads safe and protecting highways are just a couple of responsibilities of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. More than 70 years ago, one of its local employees was the first to plan a roadside park in Bowling Green. In 1948, William Taylor Runner helped start a continuous journey to keep the natural beauty of our highways. William Taylor Runner…

Throwback Thursday – Bowling Green’s first tourist camp and the Tavern Nite Club

You may recognize the giant water wheel from the Nashville Road entrance of Lost River Cave, one of Bowling Green’s oldest tourist attractions. While this place continues to bring modern tourists and locals alike, this week we’re stepping back in time over a hundred years to experience Lost River Cave’s first tourist camps. A century ago, the United States was…

Throwback Thursday – Custom Car Culture Comes to Bowling Green

The new “Car-toon Creatures, Kustom Cars & Corvettes” exhibit at the National Corvette Museum tells the story of how artist and engineer Ed “Big Daddy” Roth changed hot rodding history forever. This week we’re weaving this history into the story of Bowling Green’s own racing and engine-crazed culture, both rooted in the mid-century modern mayhem of the 1950s. The exhibit…

Throwback Thursday – Dr. Lillian South

In the 21st century, our world is still battling all types of disease. But over 100 years ago, a Bowling Green woman became one of the most respected doctors and bacteriologists of the 20th century. This week we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Lillian South.  Born in 1879 to Bowling Green Doctor J.F. south and his wife Martha, Lillian South…

Throwback Thursday – Spaceship Earth at Hardin Planetarium

The start of a new year, especially a new decade, can sometimes prompt questions of reflection and purpose. A Bowling Green educational venue with more than 50 years of history is helping put things into perspective. The Hardin Planetarium’s current show tells more about our Earth’s place in this universe. The Hardin Planetarium at Western Kentucky University was under construction…