Announcements

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

Bowling Green Fire Department now offering Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED Training

Aug 18, 2016

Summary: The Bowling Green Fire Department is now offering Heartsaver First aid/CPR/AED certification training for civilians. Classes are taught by certified American Heart Association instructors from the fire department.

Biddy Ball Basketball Registration

Aug 17, 2016

Summary: Not old enough or big enough to play? This league is just for you. Youth ages 3-5 years old can learn the basic fundamentals of basketball and have fun playing weekly games against each other. Teams will fill up fast - 8 children per team. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

City of Bowling Green to Remove Tree

Aug 17, 2016

Summary: Due to a lopsided crown, thinning foliage and a significant lean towards College Street, a Red Oak Tree located in the utility strip near the corner of 10th and College Streets will be removed on Saturday, August 20th.

Bowling Green Fire Department Statement

Aug 12, 2016

Summary: The City of Bowling Green received a complaint regarding the Bowling Green Fire Department in April of 2016. With this complaint, the City also received a video of a now former Bowling Green Firefighter burning the Quran.

Bowling Green Fire Department Statement

Aug 11, 2016

Summary: The City of Bowling Green received a civil complaint filed by Jeff Queen, a former City firefighter, that alleges violations of federal and state laws related to religious harassment, discrimination based on race and national origin, sexual stereotyping, and alleges violations of the FMLA.

#BGGovToGo at Lovers Lane Soccer Complex

Aug 2, 2016

Summary: #BGGovToGo travels to Lovers Lane Soccer Complex this Thursday, August 4 for a neighborhood block party from 5 to 7 p.m. Come join our Parks staff and elected officials for free food, lawn games, music and more!

Bent Tree Avenue Road Closing

Jul 29, 2016

Summary: Bent Tree Avenue will be closed to thru traffic beginning Monday August 1, 2016 thru Monday August 8, 2016 for road construction (concrete intersection repairs) by Scotty’s Contracting Inc. Detours will be posted and delays can be anticipated.

City of Bowling Green to Hold Online Auction

Jul 28, 2016

Summary: The City of Bowling Green will hold an online auction at www.govdeals.com beginning August 1, 2016 and closing on August 8, 2016. Auction items include vehicles, dump truck, zero turn lawnmowers, computers and computer equipment, tires, office supplies, bikes and more.

City Seeks Input for ADA Transition Plan

Jul 26, 2016

Summary: An open house will be held Thurs., July 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the NCS Community Room at 707 E. Main Avenue to get public input on the City's plan to become fully compliant with ADA standards. Input can also be provided online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PZNGXXZ

Track & Field Competition

Jul 21, 2016

Summary: Join Bowling Green Parks and Recreation on Thursday, July 28th, at Bowling Green High School's EL Donaldson Stadium Track for a free Track & Field Competition. This event is open to boys and girls aged 9-14 years. Events will be held for youths 7 & 8 years as well.

CrossWinds Golf Course Open House

Jul 20, 2016

Summary: Bowling Green Parks and Recreation would like to invite you to stop by the pro shop and patio at CrossWinds Golf Course on Monday, July 25 from 4:00-6:00pm to talk to staff about two of the lakes (holes #2 and #9) that serve as drainage facilities for the neighborhood in addition to being challenging amenities for the course itself.

#BGGovToGo Block Party on Circle Avenue

Jul 15, 2016

Summary: The City of Bowling Green will launch its new #BGGovToGo initiative with a neighborhood block party on Circle Avenue, Monday, July 18 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Youth T-Ball/Coach Pitch Registration

Jul 14, 2016

Summary: Fall 2016 youth t-ball and coach pitch registration will be held on July 20, July 21 and July 22 from 3:30-6:00pm at BGPR, 225 E. Third Ave. Boys & Girls T-Ball (4-6 years) is $45, Boys Coach Pitch (6-8 years) is $50, and Girls Coach Pitch (6-9 years) is $50. Age is based as of September 1, 2016.

City to recognize nearly 80 New American Citizens

Jul 11, 2016

Summary: The City of Bowling Green will host a reception to recognize individuals who have become naturalized United States Citizens in 2015 and 2016. Nearly 80 new Citizens have been invited to this recognition taking place on Tuesday, July 12 at 6:00pm at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, KY.

Bike Safety Day Moved

Jul 7, 2016

Summary: Bike Safety Day at Parker-Bennett Community Center has been changed from Friday, July 15, 2016 to Thursday, July 14, 2016. The event time will stay the same; 1:00-3:00pm. This is a FREE event for ages 5-13 years.

Bowling Green Receives Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting

Jul 7, 2016

Summary: The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR) has been presented to the City of Bowling Green by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its PAFR for the Fiscal Year end June 30, 2015.

Soccer Field Closings

Jul 6, 2016

Summary: West End Soccer Field and Lovers Lane Soccer Complex Fields 7 and 8 will be closed from July 11 through July 17 (reopening on July 18). Bowling Green Parks and Recreation staff will be conducting routine maintenance and repairs in preparation for a busy season for late summer/fall use.

Summer Golf Programs

Jul 6, 2016

Summary: Bowling Green Parks and Recreation will be offering youth and adult golf programs throughout July and August. These programs will include Youth Golf Academy, Youth Golf Clinic, Adult Golf Lessons, and Youth Summer Golf Camp.

City of Bowling Green Citizen Survey

Jun 28, 2016

Summary: Every two years, the City of Bowling Green takes the time to participate in the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and National Research Center (NRC) National Citizen Survey (NCS). This survey is a low-cost citizen survey service for local governments.

Academy for New Americans to Graduate 17 Participants

Jun 21, 2016

Summary: The City of Bowling Green will host a graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 23rd at 6:30pm for the 17 participants from its inaugural Academy for New Americans. The graduation reception will be held at the Sloan Convention Center

Lampkin Park Playground

Jun 21, 2016

Summary: The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation is excited to announce improvements and an addition to Lampkin Park. The playground area will be closed from June 23rd thru June 30th, weather permitting. We hope the community will enjoy our improvements to Lampkin Park when this project is complete.

City of Bowling Green to Unveil Commission Chamber Mural

Jun 17, 2016

Summary: The City of Bowling Green will unveil its downtown mural that has been painted in the Commission Chamber on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the 4:30 p.m. Board of Commissioners Meeting.

2nd Annual Girls Junior Championships

Jun 16, 2016

Summary: The 2nd Annual Girls Junior Championships will be held at Paul Walker Golf Course on July 1, 2016. There will be a shotgun start at 8:00 am. Prizes will be awarded for each age division and lunch will be served. The registration deadline is June 30, 2016 and registration is FREE!

52nd Annual Boys Junior Championships

Jun 16, 2016

Summary: The 52nd Annual Boys Junior Championships will be held at Paul Walker Golf Course on June 29 & June 30, 2016. There will be a shotgun start at 8:00 am on June 29th. Prizes will be awarded for each age division and lunch will be served on the 29th. The registration fee is $5 per child!

"All About SNAP" Neighborhood University Session Is Last Chance To Meet Eligibility for Grants

Jun 15, 2016

Summary: One last chance for neighbors to qualify for the City's (Select Neighborhood Action Program) SNAP Grants for 2016 is offered on June 28.

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