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Franklin-Simpson Renaissance 2023 Summer Nights Concert Series
Summer in Franklin, Kentucky starts with our Summer Nights Concert Series and this year is an extra special one. Summer Nights is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this season, so lots of fun at the concerts is expected. Our season kicks off June 16th and runs through August. The concerts are free to the public, and will be a family-friendly night of music, good food, and dancing. We bring old-style country, classic rock, R&B, Motown, and modern-day country to our courthouse bandstand so you better dust off your dancing shoes and bring them along with you. Come downtown a little early and shop with our downtown merchants, grab a bite to eat at one of our local restaurants, or just set your chair up early and grab dinner from one of the food trucks that will be there. The giant shade trees on the lawn will give you plenty of shade while you eat and wait for the band to start.
It’s time for Concerts in the Park
The Downtown Redevelopment Authority’s Concerts in the Park is proud to welcome Flora Templeton Stuart as our title sponsor for the 2023-24 summer music series from historic Circus Square Park. With additional support from Tyson Foods – Graves Gilbert Clinic -The Medical Center – RASK – Afni, Inc. –...
“Cave Country Trails Challenge” returns with Bowling Green prize package
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - The Cave Country Trails Challenge returns for the month of June with a Bowling Green-based prize package, valued at over $800. The rules of the challenge are simple. Any day in June, participants can visit a trail and take a photo or video. The trail can be a hiking/walking trail, paddling in a kayak or canoe, or cycling.
Ribbon Cutting: The Pink Truck in White House
The Pink Truck celebrated with a ribbon cutting on May 25, 2023, at the White House Farmers Market in White House Tennessee. The Pink Truck is a small-town food truck that serves the Middle Tennessee area with Ice Cream, Cookies, Ice Cream Sandwiches, floats, cold brew coffee, and more. Check...
PET OF THE DAY – RED
Today’s Pet of the Day, brought to you by Morgantown Bank and Trust, is Red!. Red is a coon hound who is heartworm positive to he will need to take things slow for a little while, but he love to hang out and cuddle. One requirement for him though is that he does need to have a fence in his backyard. Be sure to adopt Red today from the Bowling Green/Warren County Humane Society today.
Kentucky’s Hidden River Cave Is a Not So ‘Hidden’ Gem
Bourbon. Check. Bluegrass. Check. Horses. Check. Basketball. Check. All of the aforementioned are all intrinsically "Kentucky." But you know, when I see lists of "Kentucky" stuff, I don't usually see "caves." Oh sure, Mammoth Cave always makes the cut, but that's just one cave...albeit a pretty big one. There are...
SUNRISE SPOTLIGHT – Fairy Garden Tours
For today’s Sunrise Spotlight we sit down with Nick Rabold live in studio to learn more about the fantastic gardens that will be on display for the Bowling Green Garden Club’s Fairy Garden Tour. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children and will be available for purchase at each of the garden locations. For more information click here.
Pet of the Day: Kitten Season!
If you’re looking for a baby to light up your life, now is the best time for you to stop by the shelter! Kitten season is usually defined as the months between April and October. This is when shelters typically see the highest intake of kittens, and our local shelters are no different!
Free trolley tours during Duncan Hines Days: What to know
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Duncan Hines days kicks off soon, and one of the interesting things going on will be The Bowling Green Trolley. We’ve talked about it several times on News 40, and if you haven’t had a chance to get on board yet, you’ll have a couple of chances here soon. During Duncan Hines Days, the trolley will be offering free mini tours with a special guest to accompany you on your ride.
Experience Southern charm and hospitality in Steel Magnolias by Fountain Square Players
Steel Magnolias, the celebrated play by Robert Harling that inspired the beloved movie, is coming to the Capitol, the second production of Fountain Square Players this season. This show is sure to touch the hearts of everyone who fell in love with these characters, six genuine women whose lives and challenges everyone can relate to.
Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society helping with outdoor cat overpopulation
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - The Community Cat Program at the Bowling Green-Warren County Humane Society, also known as Trap-Neuter-Release, is helping to keep free-roaming cats in the community healthy while reducing their population. In the last two years, they have already treated around 1,200 of the estimated 14,000 outdoor...
Guy Fieri hits local spots for upcoming show
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Several local businesses in Bowling Green have been keeping a huge secret for the past year -- they will be featured in Food Network's "Guy's All-American Road Trip," which is airing Friday at 8 p.m. CT. Restaurateur and TV personality Fieri and his family traveled to...
400 Mile Yard Sale is this weekend
Treasure-hunters will be traveling Kentucky along US 68 beginning Thursday as it’s 400 Mile Yard Sale weekend. The sale goes Thursday through Sunday—though most sales conclude sometime Saturday—and coordinator Tara Hall says it brings travelers from across the region to this area as they seek items they can’t find in any department store.
The history behind the Duncan Hines
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - With the upcoming return of the annual ‘Duncan Hines Days’ celebrations, many are celebrating the iconic baking brand’s roots in Bowling Green. However, few know the history of the man behind the logo, and his beginnings as a traveling salesman. Hines was...
Pet of the Day: Kingsley
If you’re looking for a smart cookie that can pick up tricks quickly, we have just the little Einstein for you! For today’s Pet of the Day, brought to you by Morgantown Bank & Trust, we’d like you to meet Kingsley. This four-year-old is a lab mix and just loves to play! He definitely still has the mind of a puppy and needs someone with an active lifestyle. You can adopt this sweet boy today at the Bowling Green, Warren County Humane Society.
Throwback Thursday: Summer Garden Tours
With Memorial Day behind us, many say summertime is officially here. Flowers are. in full bloom and trees are all green. Bowling Green is home to some absolutely. beautiful gardens. We revisit a couple stories we told last year, and introduce a new. immersive storytelling experience in this summertime gardens...
Skin safety tips for the summer
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – With pools now open and the summer season underway, it’s important to make sure your skin stays safe. One way to protect yourself is to avoid tanning salons. “We generally try to avoid tanning beds; definitely very detrimental to the skin. And there’s some...
Professional development at WKU
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Local art teachers from local public schools, and just a few from Tennessee, visited Western for some fun and education. during the introductory speech for the day, there were a few words about the importance of arts and a societal fear of studying for something intangible, to which every educator News 40 spoke to had a comment on.
Russell Sims Aquatic Center is finally open for summer at Preston Miller Park
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Russell Sims Aquatic Center at Preston Miller Park is finally open as the start of summer fast approaches. The City of Bowling Green Parks and Recreation is excited to finally have the pool open. “It’s just an exciting time for us to open this...
WKU Public Radio expanding Here & Now starting June 5
Our weekday lineup of news and information programs has a change starting on Monday, June 5. WNYC has stopped production of The Takeaway, which has aired on this station at noon central, 1 pm eastern on weekdays. Starting June 5, WKU Public Radio is filling that time slot with an...
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