Sinkholes Present an Unregulated Risk in Bowling Green

Geologic map of Kentucky depicting areas with high karst potential (shown in light red).  Warren County is indicated by a yellow box outlined in red. By Brittiny Moore Just over two years ago, on Feb….

Warren County teacher diversity stands out in Kentucky

by Hunter Frint Warren County Public Schools has been hiring minorities at a higher rate than the Kentucky state average in recent years in order to diversify its teachers. In 2014-2015, 9 percent of teachers hired…

‘Lost River Sessions’ Highlights Music Scene

by Andrew Critchelow WKU students have helped make “The Lost River Sessions” on Western Kentucky University’s PBS station an award-winning series that showcases regional musicians at local venues. Co-produced by audio engineer James Pearson and…

Tomorrow’s Woman Helps Out After Mastectomy

By Monica Kast After Bonnie Strode’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990 and had a mastectomy, they began shopping for post-mastectomy products, like mastectomy bras and prosthetic breasts. Strode and her mother soon…

WKU Alum is Youngest Commission Candidate

by Hunter Frint The 2016 election for City Commissioner includes a fresh face — Nathan “Nate” Morguelan, a WKU alum who is the youngest candidate in the race as he makes his debut in Bowling Green…

From the Hill to the Times

Nikita Stewart, a 1994 WKU alumna and member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, talks to students, faculty, and the public about her experiences as an investigative reporter for the New York Times in Mass…

Nursing Student Found Calling Raising Sick Child

By Savannah Pennington Two days after giving birth, Nicole Pendino watched as her son became stiff as a board and turned blue. “He was pretty much dying in my arms,” Pendino said. Her son, Clay was rushed to…

Hijab Boutique is American Dream

by Alexandria Clark A small white building sits beside Hobby Town on Russellville Road. Inside, Emina Hotilovac sits in an elegant gray fringed chair. Her small boutique is filled with jewelry, clothing, and various pieces…

Families Divided by High Rate of Women in Kentucky Prisons

By Leah Brown Mary Thomas-Spears sits cross-legged on her family room floor with an American Spirit cigarette in one hand and a black lighter in the other. The sunlight peaks through the window illuminating her…

Kentucky lacks college degrees, ranks low in adult education

  By Kae Holloway The clock ticked to 3 p.m. on a cool Saturday afternoon. Bradley Moore’s room door in his grandparents’ basement remained shut, a sign that he was still sleeping despite the late…

Kentucky leads nation in ADHD

By Alexus Furlong Brenton Cox sits at a tall glass table in his grandmother’s kitchen. Bills, papers and cans of food are scattered in the room. It’s almost dinner time as he looks through his…

Kentucky’s Coal-Colored Climate Change Denial

By Tanner Cole he sun is still rising, and the small front office of Trimble County High School is already crowded. There are 11 people standing in the building’s doorway, letting in the cool morning…

Finding a home at Trendy Me

By Abby Ponder When Susan Simmons receives a new shipment of clothes at the Trendy Me boutique in Glasgow, Kentucky, she instantly reaches out to her customers. She’ll pull out her phone, snap a quick…

Legalizing alcohol sales divides Russell County residents

By Jacob Dick Every September, Lake Cumberland Poker Run brings a surge of boaters to the docks and marinas of Russell County, Kentucky. Spectators and competitors alike crowd the concrete boat ramp with trucks and…

Restoring the fifth sense

By Austin Rutland Mylan Larsen, sporting a black “Deaf and Loud” t-shirt, darted his eyes back and forth between the Applebee’s waiter and his friend, Rebekah Thompson, as he tried to keep up with Thompson’s sign…

Historic Bowling Green church transforming into restaurant

By Lindsay Whittington Standing in front of his pulpit on Sunday, July 1, 2012, Pastor R.B. Adamson of Victory Baptist Church reminded his congregation that people said their church would never make it. They had…

Community still recovering 15 years after environmental disaster

By Mollie Moore Abraham Chapman started Oct. 11, 2000 like he does most fall days. Planning to go bow hunting, he woke up around 4 a.m. and was out of the house, driving up the…

Recovery: WKU student fighting for a healthy body, mind

Story by Ally Griggs. Photos by Allison Thompson. Seven. Zero. Zero. Start. Inside the microwave, a fairly large sweet potato sits centered on a revolving plate. Turning back to the stove, placing one hand around…

Q&A with Sheriff Jerry ‘Peanuts’ Gaines

By Lauren Nolan Lifelong Warren County resident Jerry “Peanuts” Gaines has been the Bowling Green Sheriff for 35 years. Prior to that, he was a Warren County magistrate. In 2010, Gaines was chosen National Sheriff…

Professional game developers struggle to turn profit

By Eric Zimmer It’s about six in the evening, and a group of high school freshmen were at a Chipotle close to school after band practice. They’re clustered together, noses buried in their phones as…

Novo Dolce diversifies local culinary scene

Sasha Mandrapa, the executive chef of Novo Dolce, instructs an apprentice on how to properly cut meat. By Giorgi Meyer Recent years have experienced a rise of a new culinary trend, the gastro pubs. Since…

The move toward her dreams

By Shantel-Ann Pettway Tears of defeat were flowing through Lauren Cunningham’s fingers as she explained to her mother figure, Lynne Holland, how she’d lost sight of her vision when she lost her dream job in 2009….

The lesson Pop-Tarts taught me

By Shantel-Ann Pettway With my 10-year-old hands attached to the side of the grocery cart that my god-mother pushed, I suppressed the urge I had to pick up items that weren’t on the grocery list….

Deep Cuts

By Jacob Dick It was an average looking CD case, like any other my dad left behind. I had pulled it from the shelf by chance as I was searching for something to listen to. I…

The Red Scare

By Lindsay Whittington I’m in Sarah’s living room with a group of people I know–all good friends, I might add–but all I can think about is the chili. It is at the center of my…

Epiphanies of a 9-year-old

By Austin Rutland I watched my 10-year-old brother as he stared at the peanut butter and jelly sandwich that sat on a cracked beige plate. You’re going to hurt Momma’s feelings, I thought. Just eat it….

Legislators, activists push for statewide adoption of URLTA

Aeryn Darst (left), a member of the Student Coalition for Renters’ Rights, and others from the coalition and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, distribute information at a recent event to raise awareness about renters’ rights. Photo…

Brunch is Served at White Squirrel Brewery

A Bloody Mary at White Squirrel Brewery in Bowling Green. The brewery recently started serving brunch on Sunday. By Naomi Driessnack There isn’t a wait for a seat, but the place is mostly full and…

How a traditional Tennessee church grew into a modern megachurch

Abba’s House is a megachurch in Hixson, Tennessee, just outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The statue out front, which thousands of churchgoers stream past every Sunday, depicts Abba, the Holy Father. By Tanner Cole HIXSON, TENNESSEE…

Unconventional candidate for governor promotes weed legalization

Blackii Effing Whyte, a 68-year-old musciain and T-shirt salesman, is an unconventional gubernatorial candidate. HIs main issues focus on dismantling the two-party system and marijuana legalization. Photo by Coaldust By Jessica Voorhees Long white locks,…