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Announcements

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

Eight new police officers sworn in today

Eight new police officers sworn in today

Sep 16, 2022

Summary: The City of Bowling Green welcomes eight new officers following their graduation from the Bowling Green Law Enforcement Academy.

September 2022 Downtown Meet Up Minutes

September 2022 Downtown Meet Up Minutes

Sep 16, 2022

Summary: Downtown BGKY staff hosted the September Downtown Meet Up at OneRoof event venue. These occur every second Wednesday of the month, 3-4pm, at rotating downtown venues. Minutes from the September 14 meeting are here.

Tornado Recovery Events Planned for September

Tornado Recovery Events Planned for September

Sep 15, 2022

Summary: Two Tornado Recovery Events are planned: one at Jennings Creek Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 22 and the other at SOKY Marketplace on Thursday, Sept. 29. Community members helping guide local disaster recovery will be on hand.

Special Tornado Tree Removal Services Offered

Special Tornado Tree Removal Services Offered

Sep 13, 2022

Summary: The City of Bowling Green has received additional state funding in order to assist property owners with additional tornado damage-related tree stump/debris removal and/or tree replacement. Requests are being accepted online from the "Report a Problem" link on the City's website.

Governor presents $1 million check to the city to help pay for new Transpark fire station

Governor presents $1 million check to the city to help pay for new Transpark fire station

Aug 30, 2022

Summary: During a groundbreaking ceremony today for electric car battery plant Envision, Governor Andy Beshear presented a ceremonial check the city to help pay for a new fire station at the Kentucky Transpark. Fire Chief Justin Brooks, along with several members of BGFD, attended the ceremony.

Temporary road closure planned for Middle Bridge Road next week

Temporary road closure planned for Middle Bridge Road next week

Aug 25, 2022

Summary: Beginning Monday, Aug. 29, the section of Middle Bridge Road between Pedigo Way and Ken Bale Blvd. will be closed to traffic while contractors install a section of the storm system related to the Shive Lane/Ken Bale Blvd. Corridor Improvements project.

City receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

City receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Aug 18, 2022

Summary: This is the 16th consecutive year the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Bowling Green for its annual comprehensive financial report.

Downtown BGKY Merchant & Stakeholder Meet Up Recap - August 2022

Downtown BGKY Merchant & Stakeholder Meet Up Recap - August 2022

Aug 12, 2022

Summary: Downtown BGKY staff hosted the August Merchant & Stakeholder Meet Up at SKyPAC Lounge. These occur every second Wednesday of the month, 3-4pm, at rotating downtown venues. Minutes from the August 10 meeting are here.

CSX Transportation Railroad Crossings Reopening

CSX Transportation Railroad Crossings Reopening

Aug 4, 2022

Summary: CSX Transportation has reopened two railroad crossings that were closed earlier this week for routine maintenance. The remaining two railroad crossings will open tomorrow.

Commission temporarily amends fireworks ordinance

Commission temporarily amends fireworks ordinance

Aug 2, 2022

Summary: Residents who purchased fireworks and observed the burn ban asked city officials for an alternative date to discharge fireworks resulting in tonight’s final vote to temporarily amend the fireworks ordinance.

Several railroad crossings to close Aug. 3

Several railroad crossings to close Aug. 3

Aug 2, 2022

Summary: The railroad crossings at 11th Avenue, 12th Avenue, 13th Avenue, and Robinson Street will be closed to all traffic. The CSX customer service number is 1-877-744-7279.

City investigates suds in Lost River Cave

City investigates suds in Lost River Cave

Jul 29, 2022

Summary: As recently as Thursday, environmental manger Matt Powell met with local industrial officials to attempt to identify the source of the suds in Lost River Cave.

City code compliance first code enforcement agency in state to earn accreditation from the American Association of Code Enforcement

City code compliance first code enforcement agency in state to earn accreditation from the American Association of Code Enforcement

Jul 29, 2022

Summary: This three-year accreditation means the City of Bowling Green is providing a level of professionalism and service among the best code enforcement agencies across the nation.

Section of Middle Bridge Road to temporarily close next week

Section of Middle Bridge Road to temporarily close next week

Jul 28, 2022

Summary: Beginning Monday, Aug. 1, the section of Middle Bridge Road between Shive Lane (Ken Bale Blvd) and the entrance to Charter Senior Living will be closed to traffic while contractors complete work.

Government seeks community input to spend disaster funds

Government seeks community input to spend disaster funds

Jul 20, 2022

Summary: Community feedback will help shape the an action plan's final version to address long-term recovery and restoration of housing, infrastructure, planning, and economic development in areas affected by the December storms.

City officials cut ribbon on Fountain Row entertainment destination center

City officials cut ribbon on Fountain Row entertainment destination center

Jul 15, 2022

Summary: Bowling Green is the 13th city in Kentucky to launch an entertainment destination center since the State of Kentucky adopted legislation in 2016 allowing municipalities to create them.

Downtown BGKY Merchant & Stakeholder Meet Up Recap - July 2022

Downtown BGKY Merchant & Stakeholder Meet Up Recap - July 2022

Jul 14, 2022

Summary: Downtown BGKY staff hosted the return of a Merchant & Stakeholder Meet Up on July 13. These will now occur every second Wednesday of the month, 3-4pm, at rotating downtown venues. Minutes from the July 13 meeting are here.

City hosts “Meet & Greet” for new Afghan Community Navigator

City hosts “Meet & Greet” for new Afghan Community Navigator

Jul 14, 2022

Summary: The International Communities Liaison Division in the Neighborhood and Community Services Department hosted a “Meet & Greet” for their newly hired Afghan Community Navigator on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

Fountain Row entertainment destination center officially launches July 15

Fountain Row entertainment destination center officially launches July 15

Jul 13, 2022

Summary: Launched by the City on July 15, Fountain Row is the name of the Entertainment Destination Center in Downtown BGKY. In Kentucky, a City may hold an “Entertainment Destination Center” license allowing carrying of alcohol in public spaces in approved cups within set boundaries and times.

Downtown BGKY E-News - July 11, 2022

Downtown BGKY E-News - July 11, 2022

Jul 13, 2022

Summary: Downtown BGKY released its most recent e-newsletter this week, hitting subscriber inboxes on July 11. Topics included Fountain Row launch, the return of Merchant & Stakeholder Meet Ups, a new food truck explainer infographic, new Downtown businesses, and a save the date for June 5-11, 2023.

Flexible Neighborhood Grants to Focus on Targeted Neighborhoods, Including Those Damaged by Tornadoes

Flexible Neighborhood Grants to Focus on Targeted Neighborhoods, Including Those Damaged by Tornadoes

Jul 11, 2022

Summary: The City of Bowling Green's neighborhood grant program will focus more than $70K for projects benefitting tornado-damaged neighborhoods or located in the BG Reinvestment Area. Applications are considered on a first come, first serve basis with no deadline to apply.

City issues temporary burn ban

City issues temporary burn ban

Jun 28, 2022

Summary: With weather permitting, we hope to have the burn ban lifted in time for July 4th celebrations. Once sufficient rainfall creates a safe environment, the ban will be lifted.

City celebrates new American citizens

City celebrates new American citizens

Jun 17, 2022

Summary: The city honored new Americans Thursday night at the Sloan Convention Center. People who immigrated here from all over the world attended the celebration

Roadwork to begin on Rockingham/Westen roundabout

Roadwork to begin on Rockingham/Westen roundabout

Jun 3, 2022

Summary: The roadwork will result in the closures of portions of Rockingham Avenue and Westen Street. Rockingham Avenue will be closed near the intersection. Westen Street will be closed from Patrick Way to Rockingham Avenue.

Reception for New U.S. Citizens on June 16

Reception for New U.S. Citizens on June 16

May 24, 2022

Summary: The City of Bowling Green is hosting a reception to recognize individuals who have become naturalized United States Citizens since September 2019. The annual Reception for New Americans will take place on Thursday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, KY.

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