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The City of Bowling Green is inviting photographers of all ages to submit their best high resolution images celebrating our community in the Third Annual City of Bowling Green Photography Contest – We are Bowling Green! Submission entries will be accepted May 1 through May 31! Entering is free and easy. Visit https://www.bgky.org/preview/photo-contest-2019 to view […]

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Census 2020

The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once and in the right place. In order to help accomplish this goal, the City of Bowling Green, Warren County and many other businesses and entities have created a Census 2020 Complete Count Committee. The committee is dedicated to making sure all residents […]

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Arbor Day 2019

  Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. Though usually observed in the spring, the date varies, depending on climate and suitable planting season. The idea for Arbor Day originally came from Nebraska. A visit to Nebraska today wouldn’t disclose that the state was once a treeless plain. Yet […]

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How Government Works

Bowling Green is a City Manager form of government as constituted under Kentucky Revised Statute 83A.150 and was established as such in 1969. All of the powers of the executive and legislative branches are vested in the Board of Commissioners (all judicial functions are under the jurisdiction of state government). The Board of Commissioners is made up […]

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Run For Abilities

The City of Bowling Green will hold their third annual Run for Abilities 5k Race and Walk at the Loops at Lovers Lane on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 at 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Area 5 Special Olympics Program. Area 5 Special Olympics is a twenty-county region surrounding Bowling Green that is dedicated […]

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Code Enforcement

As spring approaches, staff will start to get numerous calls regarding various code violations that are taking place throughout the City.  As a resident of Bowling Green, it is your responsibility to properly maintain your yard and home. Neighbors, City staff or the general public may call the Code Enforcement Department to report a violation. […]

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The City of Bowling Green Premier Grounds at Preston Miller are now open for free play! These four new soccer fields are located at Preston Miller Park at 2303 Tomblinson Way. All four fields are 330’ x 180’ with Bermuda grass and will have multiple uses including free play, practices and tournaments. In addition to […]

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Bowling Green History

In 1792, the Kentucky territory had entered the new United States as the 15th state and in December of 1796, with the assistance of a petition by the new residents, the General Assembly passed an act, effective in March 1797, to establish Warren County; named to honor Dr. Joseph Warren, a hero of the Battle […]

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Has this ever happened to you: You’re sitting at an intersection patiently waiting for your turn and here comes the Fire Department with red lights and sirens blaring. They pass through the light and all of the sudden their lights and sirens go off. You’ve missed the light and feel like they have abused their […]

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Historical Marker #2158 in Warren County remembers Shake Rag, an African American community founded in the 1800s. Shake Rag was added to the National Register of Historic Places in September 2000, becoming Bowling Green’s first National Register district recognized for its importance to African American history. Founded on land donated in 1802 for use as […]

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