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Bowling Green man pleads not guilty to kidnapping
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - A Bowling Green man has plead not guilty to kidnapping an adult, among other charges. According to court records, Kyrus Huffman, 48, of Bowling Green, was indicted by a Warren County Grand Jury on 9 separate charges stemming from incidents between May 29-30. Huffman was...
Second Buc-cee's coming to Kentucky
SMITHS GROVE, Ky. — A south central Kentucky native and 82 year resident, Billy Wright, remembers when times here were different. “Our mode of travel has changed tremendously. When mother and daddy first bought their first farm when I was a baby, they traveled with a horse and wagon,” Glasgow Wright said.
12 year old injured after being hit by a car while on their bike
Police reported that Chad Love was not injured and Joshua Jones was taken to a hospital for his injuries. Historic RailPark and Train Museum crated two new experiences based on Duncan Hines Days. Updated: 6 hours ago. You can Dine with Duncan this Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday. Tickets need to...
Two Arrested for Giving 11-Year-Old Alcohol
Two Red Boiling Springs men were arrested and charged with child abuse and contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor on June 4, 2023, after giving a child alcohol. According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Detective Jason Sells of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, law enforcement was advised by a friend of the family that an 11-year-old, female, juvenile was intoxicated inside her Lafayette Rd. residence in Red Boiling Springs.
Bowling Green woman arrested after reports of weekend break-ins
GLASGOW, Ky. – A Bowling Green woman has been arrested after police say a series of break-ins occurred over the weekend. On Saturday, the Glasgow Police Department says it received complaints of overnight vehicle break-ins. Police say they located a vehicle and a woman identified as Hayley Dallas, 32,...
LGBTQ+ Truck Driver Network celebrates 1 year in Bowling Green
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – In honor of Pride Month, a group of truck drivers decided to form a community. “I’ve just seen a need within the trucking industry. There was a lot of people that, after I started trucking again, that I felt didn’t have a place. I didn’t have a safe place for everyone to connect and get together and or any sort of representation for the community within trucking,” Bobby Loy, founder of the LGBTQ+ Truck Driver Network says.
Hughes & Coleman Hometown Hero: Chris Patterson
FRANKLIN, Ky. (WBKO) - If you’ve ever been to sporting events at Western Kentucky University or Simpson County schools, odds are you’ve heard the voice of Chris Patterson enthusiastically cheering on our local teams. The smiles he brings to the faces of fans add to the enjoyment of...
Put your money where your HVAC is: Energy-saving tips for summer
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – It’s about to be summer time, so you might want to start checking on one of the most costly things around your house. According to Shelley Lowe from BGMU, your HVAC unit accounts for around 50% of your home’s energy use , so as the heat rises, you may want to tap into your inner grill master.
Art in the park? Let’s go to Franklin!
FRANKLIN, Ky. – For the second year now, the Franklin-Simpson Parks & Rec department is partnering with the Franklin Presbyterian church to offer art at the park. it’s a small one hour event happening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the next six weeks, it’s to encourage kids to have some quality time outside and get in touch with nature. The church wanted to offer kids something aside from vacation bible school for the summer, and try to switch things up as much as possible for all the kids needing things to do during the summer.
It’s official: Duncan Hines Days June 5 – 11
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – On June 5, Bowling Green and Warren County held a proclamation ceremony at the National Corvette Museum, naming this week the official Duncan Hines Days. City officials were excited to make this proclamation – saying it is only the beginning of this new tradition in...
Historic Railpark and Train Museum introduces “Dine with Duncan”
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - The Historic Railpark and Train Museum introduces two brand new events in conjunction with this week’s Duncan Hines Days celebrations. Dine with Duncan puts visitors on a partial rail car tour while allowing them an opportunity to have lunch or dinner in the Duncan Hines dining car with the man himself.
Eric Leach Announces He Is Stepping Down as COO of Bowling Green Hot Rods
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - President and COO of the Bowling Green Hot Rods, Eric Leach has announced he is stepping down. Leach took to " target="_blank">Facebook Tuesday afternoon to announce his departure from the team. In the post.. Leach said in part “Leaving is never easy, like many athletes...
Legend Says a Ghost Will Push Your Car Across this Old Bridge in Bowling Green, Kentucky
Let's begin with what may be a new vocabulary word for you--gephyrophobia (jeff-EYE-roh-fo-bee-uh). It is the fear of bridges. And I know many who deal with varying degrees of it. From those who sit eerily still and focus on the road in front of them to those who dive into...
Some Rain Possible Wednesday
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Those hazy conditions will continue to limit air quality across parts of the area this evening. We are looking at some scattered rain on Wednesday as a cold front moves in. Severe weather is not expected, as a matter of fact, we may only hear a few rumbles of thunder. With more clouds and showers in place, high temperatures will not even reach 80 degrees. The rest of the workweek should be brighter and unseasonably cool. Now the weekend is a split deal with sunshine on Saturday, but more scattered showers and storms likely by Sunday.
47th Annual Macon County Hillbilly Days, June 15-17
Macon County Hillbilly Days returns next week, and promises to provide entertainment for the entire family!. The 47th Annual Macon County Hillbilly Days event, sponsored by the Lafayette Lions and Lioness Lions Clubs is set for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 15, 16 & 17, 2023, at Key Park, in Lafayette.
Man sentenced to 20 years for murder of Paducah man shot and killed in 2021
PADUCAH — A Bowling Green, Kentucky, man accused of shooting and killing a Paducah man in the summer of 2021 has been sentenced to 20 years for murder and 10 years for a gun-related charge after pleading guilty to both charges. Areion Jones turned himself in to authorities on...
Lady Topper Soccer Adds Transfer
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Soccer added another addition to the 2023 roster with the signing of Kendall Wade. Wade joins the Lady Toppers as a transfer out of Lipscomb. “We are excited to welcome Kendall Wade into our soccer family,” said head coach Jason Neidell. “Her values align perfectly with the culture of our program, and her ability on the field speaks for itself. She is an athletic and aggressive 1v1 defender who we feel can make an immediate impact in helping our program compete for championships.”
All Revved Up: Insider tips for visiting the National Corvette Museum
Sharon Brawner joined the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, as president and CEO in 2021. Now she’s gearing up for the car and the museum’s big anniversaries. As told to Jennifer Green. Sharon Brawner grew up understanding the allure of the Corvette—it was her father’s dream...
The Gatton Academy recognizes Kentucky educators for support of the class of 2023
BOWLING GREEN – The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky recently recognized 33 educators from across the Commonwealth for their support of high ability students. The educators were recognized at the program’s May 6 Commencement in Van Meter Hall on the campus of Western Kentucky University.
Haze from Canadian wildfire smoke possible Monday through Wednesday
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Another HOT day with highs in the 90s for the books today. Tomorrow will feature another day of highs nearing 90° and filtered sunshine. A hazy, smoky sky may be possible Monday through Wednesday as smoke from Canadian wildfires near Quebec encroaches on our region. Air quality values may be lower during this time as well, especially for those with breathing difficulties. A few afternoon pop-ups will be possible early in the week before a cold front plows through Tuesday into Wednesday, bringing cooler and drier temperatures. Rain chances stay limited for the time being with the best shot looking to be next Sunday so far. Many areas are needing the rain as we creep closer to drought conditions, a few areas in the viewing area are already classified as abnormally dry. Rain is a good thing, if you happen to catch some!
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