Author: Telia Butler

Throwback Thursday – Bowling Green Christian Academy celebrates 25 years

A Bowling Green educational institution is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Bowling Green Christian Academy, currently housed in the Living Hope Baptist Church campus, has evolved into one of the largest private school offerings in the area. The inaugural class search began in 1993. Families in the Bowling Green area were looking for a non-denominational Christian-based education for their…

Throwback Thursday – Big Red Turns 40

One of Bowling Green and Western Kentucky University’s favorite characters is celebrating a huge birthday this month. Created in 1979 and making its debut at a WKU basketball game, the beloved Big Red mascot is officially “over the hill,” as it were.  A WKU student from Cincinnati is credited with the concept. Ralph Carey, an alum from the class of…

Throwback Thursday – College High

Just over 100 years ago, a new type of education came to the campus of Western Kentucky Normal School. Operating for nearly 50 years, the Training School, or College High, was established for students age kindergarten thru high school who aspired to be teachers.  Originally open in 1906, the Model Training School had an agreement between the Western Kentucky Normal…

Throwback Thursday – The Kentucky Building Turns 80

Throwback Thursday has featured many interesting segments about the Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University over the past three years. A milestone anniversary of the museum’s home itself is being celebrated this year. Dedicated in 1939, the Kentucky Building is 80 years old. Construction began in 1931 under university President Cherry. Designed by Brinton B. Davis, the Kentucky Building was…

Throwback Thursday – When the Earth Shakes at the Corvette Museum

Five years ago the earth shook as a sinkhole opened under the National Corvette Museum. While there’s a special exhibit dedicated to this Corvette cave-in, the museum currently has another temporary exhibit sharing the history and science behind earthquakes. When the earth shakes tells the planet’s 600 million year geologic history. This interactive exhibit shows visitors the most active underground…

Throwback Thursday – Hendry Denhardt and an 80-year-old unsolved murder

Throwback Thursday falls on Halloween this year. Let’s start your day with thrills and chills. This is a story of one of Kentucky’s most famous unsolved murder cases. The story begins in 1935 and stars Bowling Green-native and infamous politician, Henry H. Denhardt. Mr. Henry Herman Denhardt was born in Bowling Green in 1876. He went to college at Cumberland…