Announcements

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

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.

Adaptive Recreation Summer Camp Registration

Apr 12, 2024

Summary: Adaptive Recreation will begin registration on Monday, April 15 at 8 am for New Adventure Adult Camp (18+ years) and Camp Happy Days (6-18 years). It's a great opportunity for all ages with intellectual or physical disabilities, be active and socialize. Contact 270-393-3484 for more info.

BGPR Fitness announces new aerobic classes

BGPR Fitness announces new aerobic classes

Apr 8, 2024

Summary: BGPR Fitness is excited to announce three brand new aerobics classes to their schedule. Body Weight Bandits & A Chore For Your Core begins April 29. Hips & Twists begins May 6. Contact Fitness at 270-393-3549 or visit BGPR's website for more information.

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.

Sixth Annual Academy for New Americans begins February 29

Sixth Annual Academy for New Americans begins February 29

Feb 27, 2024

Summary: The City of Bowling Green’s annual Academy for New Americans will launch on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 9 a.m. at the Neighborhood and Community Services Department located at 707 East Main Avenue.

2024 Fairview Cemetery Annual Cleanup

2024 Fairview Cemetery Annual Cleanup

Feb 27, 2024

Summary: Fairview Cemetery Staff begins their Annual Cleanup March 1. Cleanup will continue throughout the mowing/mulching season. Any items in the way of grave maintenance along with worn, faded flowers and trinkets will be removed. For more information contact 270-393-3607.

Leadership committee announces plans for regional mental and substance abuse treatment facility

Leadership committee announces plans for regional mental and substance abuse treatment facility

Feb 26, 2024

Summary: This community-based leadership team has come up with a solution modeled after a Nashville facility the committee visited last year. With this model, a person in crisis can receive immediate treatment.

Spring Tennis Camp Registration

Spring Tennis Camp Registration

Feb 26, 2024

Summary: Bowling Green Parks and Recreation is accepting registration for Spring Tennis Camp online. Session dates are available for Youth (6-16) and Adults (17+) during April and May. For more information contact 270-393-3624.

Lifeguard Certification & Recertification Registration

Lifeguard Certification & Recertification Registration

Feb 13, 2024

Summary: Bowling Green Parks and Recreation is taking registration online for Lifeguard Certification Courses. An online portion is required before the first class. Fees will be waived for waterpark employees that work the entire season. For more information, please contact 270-393-3549.

City gives away free pet supplies

City gives away free pet supplies

Jan 29, 2024

Summary: Courtesy of a generous donation from Chewy.com via the Humane Society of the U.S., the City's animal control officers have secured a large donation of pet supplies to be distributed to the community.

UPDATE: Signal repair work to slow traffic at intersection of Smallhouse and Cave Mill Roads

UPDATE: Signal repair work to slow traffic at intersection of Smallhouse and Cave Mill Roads

Jan 22, 2024

Summary: Crews will change out a traffic signal at the intersection of Cave Mill and Smallhouse Roads. Drivers must treat that intersection as a four-way stop.

Registration Now Open for Over 50 Citizens Academy

Registration Now Open for Over 50 Citizens Academy

Jan 19, 2024

Summary: Registration is underway now through Feb. 26 for the next class of the City of Bowling Green's Over 50 Citizens Academy, a behind-the scenes look at City government and our community resources for an Age Friendly Bowling Green.

International Communities Advisory Council to meet January 23

International Communities Advisory Council to meet January 23

Jan 17, 2024

Summary: The City's International Communities Advisory Council will hold its bimonthly meeting on Tuesday, January 23rd at 5 p.m. in the Neighborhood and Community Services Department at 707 E. Main Avenue.

Open House, Survey Regarding Project to Realign Highland Way & Emmett as part of Nashville Road Widening

Open House, Survey Regarding Project to Realign Highland Way & Emmett as part of Nashville Road Widening

Jan 17, 2024

Summary: A public open house and survey are being conducted by Public Works staff regarding a project to realign Highland Way with Emmett Avenue as part of the Nashville Road widening project. The open house is planned for 4:30-6:30 pm on Jan. 23 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

City unveils new Riverfront Park master plan

City unveils new Riverfront Park master plan

Jan 17, 2024

Summary: Downtown Bowling Green’s much-anticipated Riverfront Park master plan was unveiled at today’s Board of Commissioners retreat at Sloan Convention Center. A project in the works for over seven years, the new Riverfront Park is set to be a pivotal moment in the history of downtown’s development.

Hazardous Weather Bulletin: Warming Centers Available Through Jan. 21

Hazardous Weather Bulletin: Warming Centers Available Through Jan. 21

Jan 17, 2024

Summary: Due to hazardous weather and below freezing temperatures, shelter and warming centers will continue to be available for people experiencing homelessness or without heat in their homes through Sunday, Jan. 21.

January 2024 Downtown Meet Up Minutes

January 2024 Downtown Meet Up Minutes

Jan 16, 2024

Summary: The January Downtown Meet Up was hosted by The Healing Spirit at 300 College Street on Wednesday, January 10, 2024. These are the Minutes of that meeting.

Hazardous Weather Bulletin: Warming Centers Available Jan. 15-Jan. 17

Hazardous Weather Bulletin: Warming Centers Available Jan. 15-Jan. 17

Jan 12, 2024

Summary: Due to hazardous weather and below freezing temperatures forecasted for Jan. 15-17, warming centers will be available for people experiencing homelessness or without heat in their homes.

2024 Shelter Reservations

2024 Shelter Reservations

Dec 28, 2023

Summary: Bowling Green Parks and Recreation is accepting 2024 shelter reservations beginning Monday, January 8. Reserve your shelter online or in-person at the Parks Admin Office located at 225 East Third Avenue.

Now accepting applications for the 2024 Class of the Academy for New Americans

Now accepting applications for the 2024 Class of the Academy for New Americans

Dec 27, 2023

Summary: The Academy for New Americans is a no cost, award winning leadership-training program sponsored by the City of Bowling Green that empowers New Americans to understand and participate in City Government.

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