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 Bowling Green area attractions, recounting the history of the caves, cars, trains and homes. We ventured out from Warren County, visiting the surrounding communities in Simpson, Allen, Barren, and Hart counties.

We’ve been antiquing in Smiths Grove and Glasgow. We’ve explored Jellystone Park with Yogi Bear and Wig Wams in Cave City. We’ve been to downtown Horse Cave, Munfordville, and Franklin, visiting their historic archives and local societies. We’ve seen where Johnny and June got married.

We’ve explored the pre-revolutionary wilderness with the Moore brothers and Covingtons. We’ve gone underground at Mammoth Cave and learned about the cave wars. 

We’ve been ghost hunting at Octagon Hall and all over downtown Bowling Green. We’ve shared holidays and special event milestones. We’ve talked prominent politicians and unusual circumstances.

We’ve watched Western Kentucky University grow, remembered Bowling Green Business University, and celebrated the birth of Fountain Square. We’ve covered local celebrities, and the stories behind the people who provide namesakes for architectural achievements and area-wide programs.

We continue sharing the stories that built our communities, remembering the past so we can better shape our futures. Here’s to more Throwback Thursdays.