Traveling carnival leading to controversy in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A traveling carnival setting up shop in Bowling Green has at least one public official scratching his head.

The Greenwood Mall parking lot is the site of the traveling carnival opening Thursday for the next two weeks.

Bowling Green City Commissioner, Brian ‘Slim’ Nash voiced concerns about the potential of a mass gathering at the carnival site.

He says he has received several complaints from city residents.

Yet, there’s little Nash or the city can do about it. The carnival is licensed through the State Department of Agriculture and not the city.

The owner of the carnival, Debbie Green, said she presented the Barren River District Health Department with a detailed COVID-19 plan for opening.

Carnival attendees are asked to wear masks and use the available hand sanitizing areas around the grounds.