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Couple appreciative of woman's kind gesture

My husband and I, who both have mobility issues and use electric scooters, were at Walmart on Morgantown Road last week grocery shopping. When checking out, we realized we didn't have our checkbook. I decided to go home and get my checkbook while my husband waited there on his scooter. As I was slow

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

Beaver Dam rest area to reopen in January

The Beaver Dam rest area, on the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway, is set to reopen in early 2018, near a year after it was closed. The Finance and Administration Cabinet announced earlier this week that a contract to renovate and operate the rest area was awarded to Martin and Bayley, Inc.


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

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

WBKO - 2017-10-18 02:10:00

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

WBKO - 2017-10-18 01:38:00

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

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

Dan Luke and The Raid Send-Off and Fall Tour

Bowling Green native Patrick Stewart, also guitarist for Dan Luke and The Raid, pursues his other passion: his career in engineering. The Western Kentucky University alum accepted a position as electrical engineer for Boeing and relocated to Philadelphia. However, as tradition, Tidball's Sounds and

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-17 13:54:00

Gearing up: Retooled Corvette plant set to open Nov. 6

Stuck in neutral since late July, the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant is almost ready to gear back up. Nearly all of the Corvette plant's hourly workers have taken vacation time and drawn unemployment benefits for the past three months as the plant was reworked in preparation for manufac

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-17 13:00:00

Young Adult Southern Book Con turns new page for young readers

Teen suicide, school bullying and other issues are becoming more common themes in young adult literature, according to Veronica Rainwater, the Warren County Public Library's youth services manager. For Rainwater, who spends a lot of her time encouraging local kids to read for fun, it's a welcome tre

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-17 13:00:00

Local places help the less fortunate stay warm for cold days ahead

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Temperatures dropping means coat season is coming. Two local programs are trying to ensure coats can be attainable for everyone, even those who may not be able to afford it. Coats for Kids and The Salvation Army have free coats giveaways for people of all ages and stages

WBKO - 2017-10-17 04:41:00

Retired Army veteran saw service as an opportunity for education

Glenn Courtland always reached higher. When he graduated from High Street High School in Bowling Green in 1963, he and two friends decided to join the military under the "buddy plan," he said. They left high school and went directly into the U.S. Army. The three completed basic training at Fort Knox


Suspect in federal drug case ordered to rehab

A Bowling Green man accused of smuggling a synthetic painkiller from China was directed by a judge to undergo treatment for substance abuse. Charles Matthew Trigg, 27, was arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green on two counts related to the importation of the substance U-47700 into

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2017-10-16 20:06:00

WKU holds national anthem auditions for basketball season

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Western Kentucky University held its annual National Anthem audition this afternoon at Diddle Arena. Over a dozen people of all ages tried out. "I've never done like a big National Anthem thing before besides Hot Rods which really isn't...it's big, but not as big as West


Armed robbery at Dollar General on Nashville Rd in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Police say an armed robbery took place at the Dollar General on Nashville Road in Bowling Green on Tuesday night. Details are limited, but officials say a black male in a black hoody flashed a gun in his waistband and demanded cash. These are the only details being rele

WBKO - 2017-10-18 06:41:00

Trinity will go for 7th straight district volleyball crown

Trinity (Whitesville) beat Butler County 25-12, 25-17, 26-24 in the 12th District volleyball tournament on Monday at Grayson County. Nina Wathen had six assists, five kills and four aces for Trinity. Erin Kenzie had five assists and three kills, and Savannah Aull had four kills for Trinity (23-12).


Jacksonville police: Man found shot in head in Durkeeville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Police are investigating after a man was found shot in the head Tuesday afternoon in Durkeeville. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said officers responded to the 1800 block of West 13th Street, near Susie E. Tolbert Elementary School. The man was taken to the hospital and his c

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-10-17 19:25:44

Jaguars President Apologizes To Jacksonville's Military Rep Over Anthem Protest

The Jacksonville Jaguars lock arms and kneel down during the playing of the U.S. national anthem in London on Sept. 24, 2017. Tim Ireland / Associated Press Jaguars president Mark Lamping wrote a letter Oct. 6 to Bill Spann, director of military affairs and the veterans department for the city of Ja

WJCT.ORG - 2017-10-17 16:42:54

Jacksonville elementary school on lockdown after reported armed robbery

A Jacksonville elementary school is on lockdown after a reported armed robbery near the school, officials say. Duval County school officials said Crown Point Elementary is on a code yellow lockdown because of police activity in the area. All students and staff are safe. Officials with Jacksonville S

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-10-17 15:44:04

Fanatics in Jacksonville hiring for 2,000 positions

Fanatics in Jacksonville is looking to fill more than 2,000 seasonal positions by November. Representatives will be at Regency Square Mall starting at 8 a.m. to recruit candidates. People can interview for the jobs between 2 and 4 p.m. The 2,000 jobs include seasonal positions include spots in manuf

FOX30JAX.COM - 2017-10-17 14:35:47

Lowe's hiring 200 employees in Jacksonville area at two-day job fair

Lowe's plans to hire more than 200 employees at two-day job fairs in the Jacksonville area this week. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 21, Lowe's will hold job fairs at eight stores to accept applications for seasonal, part-time and full-time roles. The roles include

ACTIONNEWSJAX.COM - 2017-10-18 13:57:20