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Edmonson County tops Butler County to keep streak, momentum rolling

BROWNSVILLE – For 30 games, Bart Weaver has coached an Edmonson County girls’ basketball team with a chip on its shoulder. Expectations outside of the program were low for a team coming off its best season in school history. But the Lady Cats haven’t fallen too far from that pace in Weaver’s first s


40 dead in Kentucky Hepatitis A outbreak

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - While the ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak has hit Ohio hard since it was declared by state health officials last June, Kentucky has been ravaged by the disease over the last two years.


Suspected wanted in connection to homicide captured in Butler County

MORGANTOWN, Ky. – The suspect wanted in connection to the death of Tracy Riggsbee on Sunday evening has been arrested in Butler County. Joshua Crouch was arrested on Tuesday morning and lodged in the Butler County Jail.


Kentucky State Police searching for missing teen

LIBERTY, Kent. (WTHR) — Kentucky State Police is asking for the public's help to find a 17-year-old girl. Hailey Brown from Liberty, Kentucky was last seen on February 10 around 3 p.m. EST.


Sheriff: Vandal spray paints 'God's not real' on historic Kentucky church

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky church reported a case of vandalism after someone discovered spray paint on its building. The Warren County Sheriff's Office said the vandalism likely occurred during the early morning hours of Friday at Burton Memorial Baptist Church on Cemetery Road.


Body found in creek in Knox County, Kentucky

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WVLT) -- Kentucky State Police received a call Monday morning of a body found in a creek in Knox County, Kentucky. KSP identified the body of 43-year-old Shannon Harkins of Flat Lick, Kentucky. Harkins was reported missing to the Knox County Sheriff's Department on February 12 by


Suspect in deadly BG stabbing in custody in Butler County

The man accused of fatally stabbing a Bowling Green woman during a domestic dispute Sunday night is in custody in Butler County. Joshua R. Crouch, 36, of Bowling Green, is in the Butler County Jail in Morgantown, according to the jail's website and information posted Tuesday morning on the Bowling G


Kentucky bill could allow third-graders not proficient in math, reading to be held back

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKRC) - Third-graders in Kentucky could be held back if their reading and math skills aren't up to par. A bill in the Kentucky House would require students not proficient in the subjects at the end of the school year to complete an intense remedial program. If not, they having to rep


Kentucky Police: Passed out suspect holding gun wakes up, leads officers on 100 mph chase

(WZTV) — Kentucky Police are searching for a man and a woman they found passed out in a Grey Ford Focus on Scottsville Rd. and the Natcher Parkway intersection in the Bowling Green area early Monday morning.


Man charged after pulling gun on customer wearing 'MAGA' hat at Kentucky store

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A Tennessee man is facing charges after police say he reportedly pulled a gun on a customer for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. The incident happened Saturday at a Sam’s Club store in Bowling Green.


Bowling Green woman crowned Mrs. Kentucky United States 2019

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO ) -- A Bowling Green woman is crowned Mrs. Kentucky United States 2019 after winning Sunday night's pageant held at Van Meter on WKU's campus. When Emily Campbell started pageants she thought she was a little too old, but a friend told her you're never to old to be someone's


Kentucky representative: We want immigrant wokers

Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., reacts to remarks made by Sen. Lindsey Graham that a border wall is a higher priority than Kentucky middle school construction.


Southern Kentucky couple describes close call with rockslide

RUSSELL COUNTY, KY. (WYMT) - A rockslide closed part of a busy Southern Kentucky highway near the dam that holds back Lake Cumberland. State transportation officials said the saturated ground caused part of the rock wall to give way just above US 127, south of Wolf Creek Dam, near Jamestown.


Kentucky couple still shaken up after rockslide fell just feet from where they stood

A Kentucky couple is still shaken up after experiencing a rockslide. Linda Shepherd and her husband were near Lake Cumberland Dam when large rocks fell onto the road in front of them.


UPDATE: Escaped inmate captured in Tennessee, waiting extradition to be brought back to Warren County

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Warren County Regional Jailer Stephen Harmon says it's just a matter of time before Benjamin Pedigo is back in Kentucky. Pedigo was an inmate in the Warren County Regional Jail who escaped while taking out the trash on the night of February 10.


Greenwood Mall facing more store closings

Going-out-of-business signs are becoming as common as sweatsuit-clad power walkers at Bowling Green's Greenwood Mall. Payless ShoeSource, which announced last week that it is closing all 2,100 of its U.S. stores as part of the chain's second bankruptcy filing, is the latest blow to the enclosed mall


Man accused of burglary and auto theft

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Bowling Green man is accused of breaking into a home, stealing a set of keys and taking his step mother’s car. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office was called Monday afternoon to Castle Peak Court where a woman reported her stepson, who did not have permission to be inside her h


Man killed in rollover accident on Bowling Green Road

A man has been killed in a rollover accident on Bowing Green Road (Hwy 185). Sunday night at approximately 8:45, Grayson County Sheriff’s Deputies Kelsey Overton and Brandon Rafferty and Kentucky State Police Trooper Jared Clemons, along with the Caneyville Fire Department and EMS, responded to the


KSP: Trooper dragged by vehicle after witnessing shoplifting

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Kentucky State Police said an Alvaton man was arrested Friday after dragging a trooper with his vehicle. A KSP Trooper said he saw a man, later identified as 20-year-old Zackary Logan, shoplifting at the Nashville Road Minit Mart around 6:30 p.m. He said Logan left the st


Chocolate Festival raises money for Hospice of Southern Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – South Central Kentucky residents gathered at the Sloan Convention Center on Sunday for the annual Chocolate Festival. All of the eating went to a good cause, Hospice of Southern Kentucky who provides support that enables the terminally ill to spend their final days in a pain-fre