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Bowling Green will host first ever Pride event this weekend

The first Pride Festival in Bowling Green is set for this weekend and will celebrate the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. Kicking off at noon Saturday at Circus Square Park, festivities will include live music, drag performances and vendors until 5 p.m. The event is f

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-19 13:15:00

Students read to animals at the Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - English as a Second Language students from Warren County Schools bonded with animals at the Bowling Green Warren County Humane Society by reading to the animals. This activity helps boost the students confidence and with their fluency as Cathy Garrison a teacher at Lost

WBKO - 2017-10-18 23:11:00

Franklin Police arrest Bowling Green man wanted in Alabama

Demetrius J. Cashier, 31, was arrested at Super 8 Motel on Nashville Road at 10:45 a.m. Cashier was arrested by Lt. Dale Adams on charges here of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, buy or possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree assault. The arrest citation stated that police we

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-10-19 07:00:00

Autopsy: 123 wounds on woman police say killed by husband

An autopsy found 123 stab wounds and cuts on a former Bowling Green woman who police say was fatally stabbed Sept. 1 by her husband. WRAL-TV in Raleigh, N.C., said it obtained the autopsy report for 29-year-old Lauren Phelps of Raleigh, which details 24 stab wounds and 20 cuts to her head and neck,

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-19 13:00:00

Garcia pleads guilty in deadly BG shooting

A man arrested after a deadly shooting in the parking lot of a Bowling Green restaurant admitted guilt Monday to two criminal counts. Jaime Garcia, 22, of Bowling Green, pleaded guilty in Warren Circuit Court to reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence. Garcia was arrested after an inc

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-18 13:00:00

Surveillance images show gunman in front of WKU Police Dept. Tuesday

Western Kentucky University police believe this man, who is armed with a rifle, fired the weapon Tuesday night on or near campus. No one was injured. Western Kentucky University police said this man was seen getting out of the same car as a man armed with a rifle shortly before people reported heari

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-20 01:30:00

Locals fear Governor Bevin's pension proposal

WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) - Governor Matt Bevin's newest pension proposal has local superintendents and teachers concerned. The proposal entails that benefits would stop for teachers after 27 years of service. With the lack of incentive, some fear the teacher shortage will increase, meaning classro

WBKO - 2017-10-20 05:29:00

SKYCTC holds luncheon for ATHENA mentors, mentees

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- SKYCTC hosted young women from Bowling Green Junior High School today for a luncheon. Students got to enjoy lunch while networking with recipients of ATHENA and Athena Young Professional awards given out by the Bowling Green Area Chamber Of Commerce. The luncheon gave

WBKO - 2017-10-20 01:53:00

Joining forces to bring animal shelter to Edmonson County

BROWNSVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) -- Roughly a year and a half after the animal shelter in Edmonson County was shut down by police, two groups are coming together to bring a shelter back to the area. "It's been an adventure, for sure," says Katie Smith of the Humane Society of Edmonson County. "I think both g

WBKO - 2017-10-20 01:19:00

City writes letter to Comcast after station removal

The City of Franklin submitted a letter on Oct. 2 addressed to Kim Sasser-Hayden, senior manager of government affairs, expressing its "concern and disappoint over the removal of the Bowling Green Kentucky ABC affiliate, WBKO-TV." The letter continues by stating, "Comcast unilaterally removed this c

FRANKLIN FAVORITE - 2017-10-20 07:00:00

MVP, city sign off on loan agreement

GLASGOW - The mayor and the father-and-son founders of a new company starting in Glasgow have officially signed off on a deal providing the company a $30,000 loan from the Glasgow Economic Development Loan Fund. The loan can be forgiven, though, if My Visual Presentation meets the criteria, such as

GLASGOW DAILY TIMES - 2017-10-19 23:35:00

Helena Chase Birdwell announces Barren County clerk candidacy

GLASGOW - A second person has announced her candidacy to become the next Barren County clerk, with incumbent Joanne London not seeking re-election. Helena Chase Birdwell, a Republican, made her formal announcement at a press conference Thursday evening at George J's on the Square that she is seeking

GLASGOW DAILY TIMES - 2017-10-19 23:23:00

Michael Myers actor appearing at Skeleton's Lair

Horror film icon Michael Myers is returning to Bowling Green. Dick Warlock, who portrayed the silent stalker Myers in 1981's "Halloween II," is appearing this weekend at Skeleton's Lair haunted attraction. While Myers may be Warlock's most famous role, his filmography includes dozens of TV shows and

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-19 14:00:00

Brewfest to spotlight beer, bourbon

Beer and bourbon will flow freely at Bowling Green Ballpark this weekend during the third annual Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest. Joel Nivens, one of the organizers of Brewfest, said the festival will include a beer-testing contest for the first time this year. The contest, known as Brewtest, wil

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-19 16:00:00

Training the next generation of skilled workers in South Central Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce estimates that there are roughly 6,000 open jobs in and around Warren County, but as some employers will tell you, there aren't enough skilled workers ready to jump into them. "We've seen a decline in new skilled workforce come


Business basics fuel Blue Cotton's explosive growth

It's another day at the office for Blue Cotton Inc. founder Mike Coffey. Dressed in shorts and an embroidered pullover, he makes his way around the company's 51,000-square-foot plant, stopping to speak to an employee about a customer order at the company that does screen printing, embroidery and dig

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-18 15:00:00

School bus driver arrested after crash

A school bus driver was arrested Tuesday afternoon after the bus he was driving collided with a truck. According to the Warren County Sheriff's Office, the bus was traveling north on North Hewitt Road when it collided around 4 p.m. in the 1000 block with a southbound Dodge pickup truck driven by Tay

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-18 14:56:00

Local impact of falsified records at Kobe Steel is unknown

Kobe Steel, the parent company of Bowling Green companies Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products and Kobelco, has been rocked by a scandal involving falsifying reports on product specifications. But the falsified reports apparently don't involve products made at the Bowling Green plants, and the impact o

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-18 12:30:00

City Commissioners to create new panhandling ordinance

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The Bowling Green City Commission is meeting Tuesday night, and one of the topics to discuss is panhandling in our area. "We've had a considerable number of complaints about panhandling in the area," says Bowling Green Mayor, Bruce Wilkerson. "Recently the Supreme Cour


City OKs new 911 system purchase, capital projects

The Bowling Green City Commission Tuesday approved $17.6 million in fiscal year 2018 capital projects, as well as a $420,000 purchase of a new 911 phone system for the Bowling Green Police Department. The city also formally approved accepting a $300,000 brownfields assessment grant from the U.S. Env