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How Our Local 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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Parks and Rec Programs

Parks and Recreation is now accepting registration for various sports and activities. We want you and your family to join us this fall for Coach Pitch Softball, and Lacrosse! Registration is taking place now through September 18 so sign up TODAY! Fall Youth Lacrosse  This league is for anyone that enjoys a fast-paced and full-action […]

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BGPD Cruisers

While you may report to work every morning and take your cup of coffee into your office, there are those with portable offices who travel the streets of Bowling Green daily.  Bowling Green Police Department cruisers are equipped with every piece of equipment necessary to perform their duties in their cars. There are so many […]

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While we plant many trees in our City’s parks each year, a much greater portion of our urban forest is on private land.  You can contribute to our City’s vitality and improve your own landscape by planting trees.  While there is a right place for just about every tree, not every tree is a good […]

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Door to Door Census Takers

The 2020 Census is drawing to a close and if you have not filled out your Census form or self-reported online or by phone then you may be getting a visit from a door to door Census taker. Please note that Census takers will be wearing masks and following all local public health guidelines when […]

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Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch vehicles, garages and outbuildings like tool sheds can quickly become easy targets for someone looking to grab something quickly. Want to know the key parts to being a part of Neighborhood Watch?  It boils down to this: Secure Your Stuff This means locking vehicles and doors, even sometimes when you may be home […]

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Would you like to receive text messages from the City of Bowling Green? We have recently changed to a new, more effective service! Just a few simple steps will allow you to sign up, or to continue receiving text messages regarding general info, golf, aquatics, sports, or BGCAN. Sign up for as many categories as […]

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Walkability

Walkability: the measure of how friendly an area is to walking. Factors influencing walkability include the presence or absences of and quality of footpaths, sidewalks or other pedestrian rights-of-way, as well as traffic and road conditions. The desire for a community to become “walkable” has been steadily growing throughout America. The City of Bowling Green […]

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School Crossing Guards

  August is almost here and although the new school year will look different then years before, it’s important that motorists still pay special attention to crosswalks and school crossing guards outside of local schools. Although a large number of students ride the bus or are dropped off at school, many still walk daily. Crossing […]

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History of Bowling Green

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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