Announcements

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

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.

Traffic Impact Alert Jaycee Christmas Parade

Traffic Impact Alert Jaycee Christmas Parade

Nov 30, 2023

Summary: Traffic impacts are expected for the annual Christmas Parade and Miracle on College Street Mile in downtown Bowling Green on Saturday morning, December 2. Staging areas will be restricted to parade traffic only as early as 6 a.m. and approaches to the parade route itself will close by 8:45 a.m.

Traffic Impact Downtown BGKY Lights Up

Traffic Impact Downtown BGKY Lights Up

Nov 30, 2023

Summary: Increased traffic is expected in Downtown Bowling Green on Friday, Dec. 1 for Downtown BGKY Lights Up. Lighting ceremonies take place at varied locations with food trucks and children's activities happening from 5 to 8 pm. BG Trolley will provide a loop downtown during this time.

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.

Traffic Impact Alert Veterans Day Parade

Traffic Impact Alert Veterans Day Parade

Nov 8, 2023

Summary: Traffic impacts are expected for the annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Bowling Green on Saturday morning, November 11. Staging will begin as early as 6 pm, and the parade starts at 10:00 a.m. from Circus Square Park. View the map for details.

Traffic Impact Alert WKU Homecoming Parade & Big Red's Roar in Downtown BG

Traffic Impact Alert WKU Homecoming Parade & Big Red's Roar in Downtown BG

Nov 8, 2023

Summary: The WKU Homecoming Parade and Big Red's Roar will be on Friday night, Nov. 10 in Downtown Bowling Green. Parking will be impacted on Fountain Square as early as noon to prepare for the pre-parade festivities that start at 4:00 p.m. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. from Cherry Hall.

Cierre temporal de la carretera afectará el tráfico alrededor de la intersección de Westen Street y Patrick Way

Cierre temporal de la carretera afectará el tráfico alrededor de la intersección de Westen Street y Patrick Way

Nov 7, 2023

Summary: El cierre será aproximadamente de un mes y medio en duración. El cierre es necesario para completar el proyecto de la rotonda.

Temporary road closure will affect traffic around the Westen Street and Patrick Way intersection

Temporary road closure will affect traffic around the Westen Street and Patrick Way intersection

Nov 7, 2023

Summary: Portions of Patrick Way and Westen Street will close beginning Nov. 13 to thru traffic to allow for completion of the roundabout.

Traffic Impact Alert BG 26.2 and Half Marathon

Traffic Impact Alert BG 26.2 and Half Marathon

Nov 3, 2023

Summary: BG 26.2 and a half marathon will take place Sunday, November 5, 2023. Information about the event, including course maps can be found at the event website located online at: https://www.bg262.com/

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 BG International Festival Sept. 29-30

Traffic Impact for BG International Festival Sept. 29-30

Sep 25, 2023

Summary: Traffic and parking impacts are planned this weekend for the BG International Festival, beginning with lane closures and parking removal on Friday, Sept. 29 and continuing on with additional street closures adjacent to Circus Square Park on Festival Day, Saturday, Sept. 30. Read on for details.

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