Notice: The City of Bowling Green and Warren County have sustained severe damages on December 11th due to severe weather and tornadoes. For the latest information, please visit: www.wearebgstrong.com

Announcements

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

Anyone staying in temporary shelter is urged to register with Red Cross by Friday

Anyone staying in temporary shelter is urged to register with Red Cross by Friday

Jan 12, 2022

Summary: It is important that anyone who is staying in temporary shelter - which may include hotels, a family or friend’s home, AirBNB or anything that is not their permanent residence - register with the Red Cross by Friday, Jan. 14.

FEMA deadline approaching for storm-affected residents

FEMA deadline approaching for storm-affected residents

Jan 12, 2022

Summary: Anyone affected by the Dec. 11 tornadoes must register with FEMA on or before Feb. 11. You can do this in person at the old Sears store inside Greenwood Mall from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also register online and on the phone.

Fairview Cemetery closed due to weather conditions

Jan 6, 2022

Summary: Fairview Cemetery gates will be closed to the public until all ice, snow and other debris causing unsafe conditions in the cemetery can be cleaned from the roads.

Winter Storm Impacts: BGStrong Resource Center Will Not Open Today, 01/06/2022

Winter Storm Impacts: BGStrong Resource Center Will Not Open Today, 01/06/2022

Jan 6, 2022

Summary: Due to the timing of the incoming Winter Storm and expected snowfalls, the BGStrong Disaster Resource Center co-located with FEMA at the Greenwood Mall will not open to the public today, 01/06/2022. Limited number of workers will remain working in ways that do not require the public to travel.

City preps for winter weather

City preps for winter weather

Jan 5, 2022

Summary: Bowling Green Public Works employees are prepping the roads for anticipated winter weather tomorrow. Operations employees have started pre-treating some roads to prevent winter precipitation from sticking to the roads.

Tornado Response

Tornado Response

Jan 4, 2022

Summary: Bowling Green/Warren County sustained severe damage and loss of life from the Dec. 11 tornadoes. IF YOU HAD STORM DAMAGE OR LOSS of any kind, YOU MUST REGISTER BY FEB. 11. For the latest, visit www.wearebgstrong.com or follow our social media. Last Updated - 6:30 p.m. 01/04/2022 DAY #25

New Years Day 2022 Storm Response

New Years Day 2022 Storm Response

Jan 1, 2022

Summary: Utility workers and others are responding to power outages, downed trees and other storm damage in the areas of Cave Mill Road, Shive Lane and Wall Street due to the Tornado Warning that expired at 12:15 pm today. #NewYearsDayStorms Jan 1, 2022 2:00 pm

Debris haulers to begin clearing commercial rights-of-way

Debris haulers to begin clearing commercial rights-of-way

Dec 31, 2021

Summary: Debris haulers contracted by your local governments will begin clearing some targeted commercial rights-of-way Saturday. This work will be along Broadway, the By-Pass and Russellville Road.

Help us consolidate, assess and serve

Help us consolidate, assess and serve

Dec 30, 2021

Summary: Let us take on the task of sorting and warehousing donations and your volunteers can either join us or come to us for whatever they need to serve the people your organization is serving.

Bus service available for storm-affected residents

Bus service available for storm-affected residents

Dec 29, 2021

Summary: Go bg Transit is offering free rides to storm-affected residents who need transportation to and from the disaster recovery center at the old Sears location in Greenwood Mall, to medical appointments or other necessary in-town travel.

Staging area for volunteers to relocate Monday

Staging area for volunteers to relocate Monday

Dec 28, 2021

Summary: The staging area for tornado volunteers is moving from the WKU Center for Research & Development (old Bowling Green Mall) to the disaster relief center at the former Sears location in Greenwood Mall effective Monday, Jan. 3. The current staging area and hours will remain in effect until Thursday.

City Property Tax Deadline Extended to March

Dec 22, 2021

Summary: The City's Board of Commissioners, with the support of the Bowling Green Independent School District, last night approved an emergency ordinance amending the property tax deadline to provide a 90 day extension. Tax deadline now will be March 31, 2022.

Traffic Alert for 12/20/2021

Traffic Alert for 12/20/2021

Dec 19, 2021

Summary: The roundabout at Nashville Road/US 31W Bypass and University/Loving Way will be closed Monday morning, December 20 beginning at 8:00 am until approximately 5:00 pm.

City Road Closure Update, as of December 19 at 11:15am

City Road Closure Update, as of December 19 at 11:15am

Dec 15, 2021

Summary: Find the latest details on City road closures and information. Roadways may need to be temporarily closed for debris, utilities, etc. This page is updated regularly.

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation partners with Red Cross for storm relief

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation partners with Red Cross for storm relief

Dec 14, 2021

Summary: Bowling Green Parks & Recreation has partnered with the American Red Cross to raise money to help people in our community who are need due to the recent storms. All money raised will stay in this community.

Important News About Building & Construction Activity

Important News About Building & Construction Activity

Dec 14, 2021

Summary: As of Monday, December 13, 2021, there is a temporary stop on all building and electrical permit applications, unless they are directly related to storm damage repair. All contractors must be licensed.

Sidewalk construction continues on west side of town

Sidewalk construction continues on west side of town

Dec 9, 2021

Summary: Residents who live on or near Johnson Drive and Dennis Way are starting to see some big changes in walkability in their neighborhood as sidewalks are being built there.

Stay downtown for holiday fun Friday night

Stay downtown for holiday fun Friday night

Dec 2, 2021

Summary: For the first time ever during Downtown Lights Up, a holiday trolley will be making a continuous loop downtown between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. stopping at Park Row and State Street, Sixth Avenue and College Street and on Seventh Avenue between the downtown parking garage and Soky Ice Rink.

City continues downtown improvements

City continues downtown improvements

Nov 30, 2021

Summary: Paving is scheduled to occur later this week on College Street from Sixth Avenue to Spring Alley, Main Avenue from Center Street to College Street, and on Eighth Avenue from College Street to State Street to prepare for new asphalt to be paved.

Paving project to cause intermittent road closures in cemeteries

Paving project to cause intermittent road closures in cemeteries

Nov 24, 2021

Summary: City of Bowling Green Fairview Cemetery would like the public to be aware that a paving project is underway at Fairview Cemetery #1 and Mt. Moriah. The cleaning process has begun with intermittent road closures.

New Dropbox Located at City Hall Annex

New Dropbox Located at City Hall Annex

Nov 24, 2021

Summary: Residents of Bowling Green will notice a new dropbox located outside of the City Hall Annex located at 1017 College Street. The new dropbox is located in the same location as the previous one.

Regional leaders join together to tackle workforce issues

Regional leaders join together to tackle workforce issues

Nov 22, 2021

Summary: There are more than 8,000 open jobs in our region that need to be filled. The City of Bowling Green has joined community leaders to to increase workforce participation.

Westen Roundabout Project Open House Nov 23

Westen Roundabout Project Open House Nov 23

Nov 19, 2021

Summary: A series of roundabouts is planned for construction over the next couple of years on Westen Avenue. A project open house will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Realtors Association of Southern KY, located at 181 Professional Park Ct.

BGPD deputy chief honored for achievement in law enforcement

BGPD deputy chief honored for achievement in law enforcement

Nov 19, 2021

Summary: The Kentucky Women's Law Enforcement Network Thursday honored Bowling Green Police Department Deputy Chief Penny Bowles with the organization's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bowling Green earns Distinguished Budget Award

Bowling Green earns Distinguished Budget Award

Nov 18, 2021

Summary: For the 10th consecutive year the City of Bowling Green, has received Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

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