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Hidden Heroes

South Central Kentucky is home to amazing people doing wonderful things for their community.

WNKY 40 Television is showcasing HIDDEN HEROES right here in our community. Viewers can nominate community members who go above and beyond at the form below.

Tune in to WNKY 40 News on Tuesdays to discover Hidden Heroes in our community.

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Flora's Hidden Heroes - Ashley Fowlkes

Ashley Fowlkes is the Branch Manager of the Bob Kirby Branch of the Warren County Public Library. She has a deep passion for books, reading, and helping those in the…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Firemen Moving Co

This week's Hidden Hero is not just one person, but a whole team. The Firemen Moving Co. is based in Bowling Green, and the team has shared firefighting background. Lexi Schweinert…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Iris Bartley

How many people do you know over the age of 100? Probably not too many. As one local woman nears her 102nd birthday, she continues to inspire the younger generation with…

Flora's Hidden Hero - Ron Bunch

This week's Hidden Hero has been working to better our community for the last decade. Ron Bunch, President of the Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to the economic success of the…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Spence Sheldon

Spence Sheldon is always there for his friend Jason, especially when he doesn't have a place to call home. We tell his story in this week's Flora's Hidden Heroes.

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Jim Keown

This week's Hidden Hero loves to walk long distances, but he does so while carrying something special to his heart. WNKY's Lexi Schweinert tells the story.

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Janel Doyle

For years now, Toys for Tots has given Christmas gifts to children in need. What many don't know, though, is that their work extends year-round. This week's Hidden Hero is Janel…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Ronnie Pearson

Natural disasters, swift water rescues, and even pandemics are all events that require an emergency team. Here in Warren County, Emergency Management Director Ronnie Pearson is the man behind the scenes…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Jacky Hunt

Jacky Hunt has a background in law enforcement, but now serves a local drug task force agency. He tells us that after seeing the effects of drugs on families and children,…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Sequoia Martin

Sequoia Martin is a crossing guard, but she does more than that, using her position to spread joy and meet physical needs in the community. She is this week's Flora's Hidden…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Jason Duckett

Jason Duckett has spent the last two decades serving his community through public service entities, like the volunteer fire department and technical rescue team. He is this week's Hidden Hero.

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Bob Wilson

Bob Wilson is a local man that served his country in the military, and continues to serve other veterans through his work with the Kentucky Veterans Brigade. He is this week's…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Joseph Webb

If you've ever wondered who works to keep the roads clear during heavy winter weather like we saw last week, look no further than Joseph Webb. For nearly three decades now,…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Joel Hawkins

Joel Hawkins works to ensure that those in need get fed. He tells his story -- and the story of the organization he works closely with -- in this week's Flora's…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Lindsay Carmichael

It takes many hands to care for the four-legged friends at the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society. In this week's Hidden Heroes, we kick off a special feature on the individuals…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - LaToya Drake

You might recognize LaToya Drake from her role as a Family & Consumer Science agent for Barren County. But in her spare time, she volunteers at BRASS, which is why she's…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - David Chandler

For many years, developer David Chandler has been improving property in the area, which in turn provides jobs for many people. His next project is the redevelopment of an Edmonson County…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Paul Blanton

A local man is raising money for the Feeding America Backpack Program in a unique way. Paul Blanton took his hobby and turned it into something special to raise money for…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Patti Minter

State Representative Patti Minter was recently elected a second term, representing much of Warren County and the city of Bowling Green. Before she became an elected official, though, she was fighting…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Tony Lindsey, Part Two

Tony Lindsey has been supporting the arts in Bowling Green for many years. This week, we're focusing specifically on his involvement with the Son Rhea Foundation, which provides opportunities…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Chris Kummer

Behind the scenes during this pandemic, Warren County Parks and Recreation Director Chris Kummer has been making changes to make sure they're safe for everyone to enjoy. It's not unusual to…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Michael Bessette

When COVID-19 first caused a panic that emptied store shelves, Michael Bessette shopped for necessities and handed them out to the needy. Now, he's taking part in a COVID vaccine trial. This week's…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - WKU PD Dispatchers

They're often heard, but never seen when an emergency occurs. Emergency dispatchers are considered the very first first responders. We're highlighting the dispatchers of the Western Kentucky University Police Department…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - April Fulcher

For more than two decades, April Fulcher has worked to help crime victims feel whole again. She works as the Victim Advocate at the Bowling Green Police Department, and part of…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Dennis Basham

Retired Edmonson County woodworker Dennis Basham builds miniature barns, complete with farm animals and tractors, and donates them to charity. His barns fetch a couple thousand dollars apiece at these auctions,…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Krystallynn Morris

Krystallynn Morris survived years of domestic physical and sexual assault and was once told she would never walk again as a result of her injuries. But through determination and strong will, she…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Maurita Miller

Inspired by her father's military service during World War II, Maurita Miller has helped maintain the Veterans Wall of Honor in the Edmonson County Courthouse for years. Miller was also instrumental in…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Angie Riddle

This week's Flora's Hidden Hero is Angie Riddle, a nutrition manager at Barren County High School. Riddle has been recognized by USA Today for her role in providing over 2 million meals…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - WKU Food Pantry

Originally opened in 2012, the WKU Food Pantry has exclusively provided to staff and students. But since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's now open to the entire community. To…

Hidden Heroes - Emily Morgan, Every 98 Seconds

This week's Hidden Hero features Emily Morgan, the founder of Every 98 Seconds. The non-profit works to provide art supplies for art therapy for local children recovering from trauma. This year,…

Hidden Heroes - WCPS Family Resource Center

This week's Hidden Hero features the teachers and administrators involved with the Family Resource Centers in the Warren County school system. We spoke to just one individual of many who works…

Hidden Heroes - 5 Musketoes

This week's Hidden Hero features Maiah Cisco, a recent high school graduate. When she was just 12, Maiah and her brother, Lukas, founded the 5 Musketoes, a non-profit that provides clothes, shoes,…

Hidden Heroes - Roger Barlow

Roger Barlow is a volunteer firefighter and serves as head of security at his church in Monroe County. He’s also served as Monroe County Sheriff and the mayor of Gamaliel. Roger was nominated…

Hidden Heroes - Kim Lindgren

This week's Hidden Hero features Kim Lindgren with the American Cancer Society and the ACS Cancer Action Network. You may know her from her involvement with Relay For Life, but her impact in…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Ryan Dearbone, NAACP

This week’s Flora’s Hidden Hero, brought to you by The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart, features Ryan Dearbone, President of the Bowling Green-Warren County NAACP. Along with his role with the NAACP,…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Tim Gray, Part 2

This week’s Flora’s Hidden Hero, brought to you by The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart, features Part 2 of our story on Tim Gray, Public Information Officer with the Western Kentucky University Police Department. This week, Gray spoke on…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Tim Gray, Part 1

This week’s Flora’s Hidden Hero, brought to you by The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart, features Tim Gray, Public Information Officer with the Western Kentucky University Police Department. Gray speaks on how his mother was his driving motivation for…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Leyda Becker

This week’s Flora’s Hidden Hero, brought to you by The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart, features Leyda Becker, International Communities Liaison for the City of Bowling Green. Becker is in charge…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - BG For Peace

This week’s Flora’s Hidden Hero, brought to you by The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart, features the BG For Peace organization, which has organized several protests for racial equality in recent…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Hadley Jo Foundation

This week’s Flora’s Hidden Hero, brought to you by The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart, features the Hadley Jo Foundation. The organization raises funds for those diagnosed with Hereditary Motor…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Refuge BG

This week’s Flora’s Hidden Hero, brought to you by The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart, features Refuge BG, a non-profit that provides services to refugees in our community. Refuge BG has…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Warren County Services Fair

This week’s Flora’s Hidden Hero, brought to you by The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart, features Kimberly Green and Skip Cleavinger. Green and Cleavinger work are apart of the Warren County Services Fair to…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Dalton Ground

This week’s Flora’s Hidden Hero, brought to you by The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart, features Dalton Ground from the Student Ambassador Program at Warren East High School. Dalton was in…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Operation Breathe Love

This week's Flora's Hidden Hero, brought to you by The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart, features Operation Breathe Love. Operation Breathe Love was founded by Danielle Taylor with the…

Flora's Hidden Heroes - Stacy's Teal Team Kitchen

This week's Flora's Hidden Hero features Blake Cardwell and Stacy's Teal Team Kitchen. Stacy's Teal Team Kitchen was established in honor of Blake's stepmother, Stacy Cardwell. Stacy died after a five-year battle…

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