Announcements

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

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.

Duncan Hines Days - June 7 and 8 - Downtown Traffic Impact, Parking Options, and Events

Duncan Hines Days - June 7 and 8 - Downtown Traffic Impact, Parking Options, and Events

May 24, 2024

Summary: Many events are happening in Downtown BGKY on June 7 and 8 for Duncan Hines Days. The event committee has created maps showing traffic impacts, parking options, and timelines for events.

Traffic Impact Alert for BG FiestaVal May 17-19

Traffic Impact Alert for BG FiestaVal May 17-19

May 16, 2024

Summary: A portion of Clay Street near West 12th Avenue will be closed for pedestrian safety for this weekend's BG Fiestaval at 1200 Clay Street. The closure will be in effect beginning as early as Friday morning, May 17 at 7 am and reopening nightly at 10:30 p.m.

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 Summer Youth Lacrosse-Registration EXTENDED

2024 Summer Youth Lacrosse-Registration EXTENDED

May 10, 2024

Summary: Bowling Green Parks & Recreation is accepting registration for Summer Youth Lacrosse until May 31. Registration is online. Elementary-High School Divisions are offered. If you need more information contact 270-393-3624.

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.

2024 Learn to Swim Registration

2024 Learn to Swim Registration

Apr 26, 2024

Summary: Registration for the Learn to Swim Program will be held May 28, 29 & 30 from 4 pm-6 pm at Russell Sims Aquatic Center. Participants must be dressed to get in the pool at the time of registration for a skills assessment test.

Traffic Impact: Take Back the Night Friday, April 26

Traffic Impact: Take Back the Night Friday, April 26

Apr 26, 2024

Summary: Traffic impacts are planned in Downtown BGKY today, April 26, 2024 for a pedestrian march from and to First Christian Church on State Street, around Fountain Square and back to the church via College Street and 12th Avenue for the annual Take Back the Night event.

Traffic Impact: Great Teddy Bear Run, Saturday, April 27

Traffic Impact: Great Teddy Bear Run, Saturday, April 27

Apr 26, 2024

Summary: Traffic impacts will be observed from Downtown BGKY to the Harley Davidson dealership on Cumberland Trace as motorcyclists participate in the Annual Great Teddy Bear Run on Saturday, April 27

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.

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.

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.

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