Announcements

The following is a list of announcements made by the City of Bowling Green over the last year.

Work to begin on West End Greenways project

Work to begin on West End Greenways project

Jul 19, 2024

Summary: This project will feature greenways on Veterans Memorial from Kentucky Street to Gordon Avenue and on Gordon Avenue from Veterans Memorial to Double Springs Road.

Adult Dodgeball League Registration

Adult Dodgeball League Registration

Jul 12, 2024

Summary: Bowling Green Parks & Recreation is accepting registration for Dodgeball for Coed and Men's teams until September 13. For more information contact 270-393-3624.

Reception for new U.S. Citizens

Reception for new U.S. Citizens

Jul 11, 2024

Summary: The City of Bowling Green is hosting a reception to recognize individuals who have become naturalized United States Citizens since September 2023. The annual Reception for New Americans will take place on Tuesday, September 10, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, KY.

2024 Fall Adult Sand Volleyball Registration

2024 Fall Adult Sand Volleyball Registration

Jul 10, 2024

Summary: Bowling Green Parks and Recreation's Fall Sand Volleyball Registration is open online until full or until July 24. Spots will fill up fast. Play is competitive and recreational. For more information, please contact Athletics at 270-393-3624.

Warren County Cleanup at Weldon Peete Park

Jul 10, 2024

Summary: The Kentucky Waterways Alliance and our partners Warren County Stormwater, Warren County Parks and Recreation, Bowling Green Parks and Recreation and the City of Bowling Green will host a cleanup to address litter in areas surrounding the Barren River, specifically in Weldon Peete Park.

2024 Track & Field Camp

2024 Track & Field Camp

Jul 5, 2024

Summary: Join Bowling Green Parks and Recreation on July 16, 18 & 19, 2024 at Bowling Green High School a free Track & Field Camp. This training & meet is open to boys and girls aged 8-12 years. Need more info. contact 270-393-3624

City's annual financial report recognized for excellence

City's annual financial report recognized for excellence

Jul 3, 2024

Summary: For the 18th consecutive year, the City of Bowling Green has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

Fall Youth Tee Ball, Coach Pitch & Machine Pitch Registration

Fall Youth Tee Ball, Coach Pitch & Machine Pitch Registration

Jun 14, 2024

Summary: Registration for Spring Youth Tee Ball & Coach Pitch Registration has been extended online until August 17. All practices and games will be held at C.W. Lampkin Park, 826 Woodway. For more information contact 270-393-3624.

Intersection of Westen Street and Highland Way to close for construction

Intersection of Westen Street and Highland Way to close for construction

Jun 14, 2024

Summary: The latest roundabout project is expected to be complete before the start of the school year. The detour route and signage will be in place.

Duncan Hines Days 2024 Recap

Duncan Hines Days 2024 Recap

Jun 14, 2024

Summary: At least 17,400 people attended a Duncan Hines Days event, representing at least 15 states based on zip code tracking, and a conservative economic impact of $2.96 million was spent in the BG/WC area. This community development event continues to improve our quality of life.

City celebrates graduates of Academy for New Americans

City celebrates graduates of Academy for New Americans

Jun 12, 2024

Summary: The City of Bowling Green will host a graduation ceremony on Friday, June 14 at 12 p.m. for the 29 graduates from its sixth cohort of the Academy for New Americans, making it the largest graduating class to date.

Storm debris pickup begins today

Storm debris pickup begins today

Jun 10, 2024

Summary: All vegetative debris should be placed near the curb for pick up. Do not park a car or in any way place the debris behind or near something that will block access to it. Inaccessible debris will not be picked up.

Governor announces $223M investment in affordable housing with 635 units in Bowling Green and Warren County

Governor announces $223M investment in affordable housing with 635 units in Bowling Green and Warren County

Jun 3, 2024

Summary: This historic announcement for Bowling Green and Warren County is the culmination of collaborative efforts during the last couple of years with city staff, state agencies, tax-credit developers, and our elected officials.

Storm debris pickup to begin June 10

Storm debris pickup to begin June 10

May 28, 2024

Summary: The City will begin storm debris pickup for vegetative debris only on June 10. Neighborhood schedules to be announced at a later date.

BGFD seeks lateral transfers

BGFD seeks lateral transfers

May 10, 2024

Summary: Applicants currently employed as a full-time firefighter with another department who have at least two consecutive years of full-time, paid firefighter experience are encouraged to apply for the lateral transfer program at BGFD.

2024 Westside Baseball Program Registration

2024 Westside Baseball Program Registration

May 9, 2024

Summary: Westside Baseball is back! This is for youth ages 9-13 interested in learning the game of baseball regardless of skill-set. Registration is online or onsite at Pedigo Park, 1341 Normalview Drive.

Members of Silver Sneakers share culture at International Party

Apr 26, 2024

Summary: Silver Sneakers recently hosted their second annual International Party celebrating diversity and camaraderie among its members.

BGCAN Spring Rally of the Neighborhoods Focuses on Public Works

BGCAN Spring Rally of the Neighborhoods Focuses on Public Works

Apr 26, 2024

Summary: BGCAN's Spring Rally of the Neighborhoods will feature Public Works Director Andy Souza and Operations Manager Ryan Johnson, along with an update on Neighborhood Services.

City celebrates Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week

City celebrates Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week

Apr 15, 2024

Summary: This week, the City of Bowling Green’s Animal Protection Division and Warren County Sheriff’s Office will be showing appreciation for our Animal Control Officers and highlighting their essential role in public safety and animal welfare.

Area judges, local government, and law enforcement urge legislature to fund Anchor Project amid mental health and substance use crises

Area judges, local government, and law enforcement urge legislature to fund Anchor Project amid mental health and substance use crises

Mar 21, 2024

Summary: As Kentucky's legislative session end is near, this $23M request from BRADD leaders to the entire Kentucky Senate and House is a big ask,” Bowling Green Mayor Todd Alcott said. “BRADD leaders are optimistic and grateful to our legislative leaders carrying our flag.

City donates recovered Southern Queen Hotel’s historic Shake Rag items to WKU Special Collections Library

City donates recovered Southern Queen Hotel’s historic Shake Rag items to WKU Special Collections Library

Mar 18, 2024

Summary: The City donated an extensive collection of historic Shake Rag artifacts from the Southern Queen Hotel to the Western Kentucky University Special Collections Library last week. Almost 800 items were recovered last summer during the process of stabilizing the property to save it for restoration.

International students visit City Hall

International students visit City Hall

Mar 15, 2024

Summary: Mayor Todd Alcott gave the students a tour of the building explaining the building’s age, usage, the naming of The Denning Commons, and a quick tutorial on how city government works and encouraged the students to continue their education.

City takes top honors in Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup rankings

City takes top honors in Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup rankings

Mar 8, 2024

Summary: Bowling Green is number one in the Tier 3 Metros in the state with 23 total projects along with second in projects per capita. Bowling Green also ranked in the top 10 for total projects in the South Central region for all Kentucky cities regardless of size.

City launches first ever podcast, TalkBGKY

City launches first ever podcast, TalkBGKY

Mar 5, 2024

Summary: Upcoming episodes will delve into Underground Bowling Green, unsolved homicides, safe driving practices, cybersecurity, parks and recreation fun and all things related to Bowing Green.

The 10th Class of the City's Over 50 Citizens Academy Ongoing This Week

The 10th Class of the City's Over 50 Citizens Academy Ongoing This Week

Mar 4, 2024

Summary: The City's 10th cohort of its Over 50 Citizens Academy began today and is ongoing this week, with participants going behind the scenes of City government and learning about various community resources for growing up and growing old in Bowling Green.

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