Announcements

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

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.

Neighborhood Builders Awards Honors 12 Individuals and Organizations

Neighborhood Builders Awards Honors 12 Individuals and Organizations

Dec 13, 2023

Summary: The Department of Neighborhood & Community Services honored twelve deserving nominees when it held its 21st Neighborhood Builders Banquet for the first time since 2019.

Downtown BGKY Lights Up

Downtown BGKY Lights Up

Nov 29, 2023

Summary: Your favorite Downtown BGKY family-friendly holiday event returns Friday, December 2. There will be lots to see and do in Downtown Bowling Green.

November 2023 Downtown Meet Up Minutes

November 2023 Downtown Meet Up Minutes

Nov 15, 2023

Summary: The November 2023 Downtown Meet Up was hosted at East Main BG, on Wednesday, November 8, 3-4pm. Here are the Minutes from that meeting.

Downtown BGKY wins Kentucky Travel Industry marketing awards

Downtown BGKY wins Kentucky Travel Industry marketing awards

Nov 14, 2023

Summary: Last week, the City's Downtown Development division won 10 Traverse Awards from the Kentucky Travel Industry Association for its marketing efforts.

Residential loose leaf pickup by zone begins Monday

Residential loose leaf pickup by zone begins Monday

Oct 26, 2023

Summary: Monday’s loose leaf pick up will begin in Zone 3. Leaves should be raked to the edge of the street before the first scheduled pickup day.

Community partners launch new Light Up BGKY Holiday Tradition

Community partners launch new Light Up BGKY Holiday Tradition

Oct 19, 2023

Summary: Bowling Green has a rich heritage of holiday traditions, with special seasonal events from Thanksgiving to New Year’s and beyond. Several organizations are coming together to launch the new Light Up BGKY weeklong holiday lighting tradition, coming November 27 through December 3.

October 2023 Downtown Meet Up Minutes

October 2023 Downtown Meet Up Minutes

Oct 17, 2023

Summary: The October 2023 Downtown Meet Up was hosted at the George Washington Carver Center at 201 State Street, on Wednesday, October 11, 3-4pm. Here are the Minutes from that meeting.

Downtown BGKY Harvest Festival this Saturday, Oct. 14

Downtown BGKY Harvest Festival this Saturday, Oct. 14

Oct 12, 2023

Summary: The annual Downtown BGKY Harvest Festival will take place in Downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky on Saturday, October 14th starting at 10 am! This family-friendly fall event will have activities for ALL AGES and ABILITIES.

Nominate a Good Neighbor for a Neighborhood Builder Award

Nominate a Good Neighbor for a Neighborhood Builder Award

Sep 28, 2023

Summary: The City of Bowling Green Neighborhoods Division seeks nominations to recognize individuals, neighborhood groups and organizations who have had a positive impact for neighborhoods and for our community at large.

Traffic Impact for MedCenter Health 10K Classic Sept. 23

Traffic Impact for MedCenter Health 10K Classic Sept. 23

Sep 22, 2023

Summary: Traffic impacts are expected in and near downtown Bowling Green and WKU Campus due to the MedCenter Health 10K Classic Races on Saturday morning, Sept. 23.

September 2023 Downtown Meet Up Minutes

September 2023 Downtown Meet Up Minutes

Sep 18, 2023

Summary: The September 2023 Downtown Meet Up was hosted at Ment CoWork in the Ackerman Building at 911 College St., Second Floor, on Wednesday, September 13, 3-4pm. Here are the Minutes from that meeting.

Portions of Ashley Circle and Westen to temporarily close for roadwork

Portions of Ashley Circle and Westen to temporarily close for roadwork

Sep 14, 2023

Summary: The main detour will send traffic down Rockingham Lane from the existing roundabout, down Andrea Street, and back onto Ashley Circle, if approaching from the Campbell Lane side of the intersection.

Riverfront Park Community Workshop Set for Sept. 20

Riverfront Park Community Workshop Set for Sept. 20

Sep 8, 2023

Summary: As part of its Bowling Green Riverfront Park planning, the City will host a community workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at BGMU Conference Center from 4-6 p.m.

Bowling Green Coalition of Active Neighborhoods Returns Home to NCS for Fall Rally of the Neighborhoods

Bowling Green Coalition of Active Neighborhoods Returns Home to NCS for Fall Rally of the Neighborhoods

Sep 7, 2023

Summary: BGCAN returns to the Neighborhood & Community Services building with its Fall Rally of the Neighborhoods on Thursday, September 28 at 707 E. Main Avenue.

Traffic Impact Downtown for Walk to End Alzheimer's Sept. 9

Traffic Impact Downtown for Walk to End Alzheimer's Sept. 9

Sep 7, 2023

Summary: The 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's will have traffic impacts downtown Saturday morning, September 9 between 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., predominantly between BG Ballpark and Fountain Square.

City names City Hall lobby 'The Denning Commons' to honor Joe Denning

City names City Hall lobby 'The Denning Commons' to honor Joe Denning

Aug 28, 2023

Summary: Joe Denning holds the record of serving the longest number of years on the City Commission. Additionally, he was the City’s first Black police officer, mayor and city commissioner.

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