A Decade of Train History at Railpark Museum

A woman and her young son stand observing an exhibit explaining Abraham Lincoln’s railroad legacy inside the Historic Railpark & Train Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The boy points enthusiastically at pictures of Lincoln, trains,…

Roxie’s Cottage

Roxie Hatler, 92, has run Roxie’s Cottage Restaurant on the corner of Louisville Road and Old Porter Pike in Bowling Green, Ky, for 28 years. It’s not quite 4 a.m. on a Friday morning in…

It Started With Soccer

The boys of the Bowling Green Projects United soccer team huddle in a corner of the field before their game. Their coach, Daniel Tarnagda, opens a box of brand new uniforms and passes them out….

Riverview: The house on the hill

The historic house stood on a rounded hill with a slim, autumn leaf-covered driveway looping around it. Christmas wreaths hung from the white double doors and green garland was draped over the railings. The red…

The Corvette Museum – A Car Enthusiast’s Dream

Before you step through the doors of the National Corvette Museum, you know that this is a haven for car enthusiasts. A conspicuous yellow dome is designed to evoke the taillight of the Corvette Stingray….

The value of family

Traveling to America was nothing Senida Husić had ever experienced as a 12-year-old. She and her parents and four younger siblings took three plane rides to reach Bowling Green, Kentucky. This was the family’s first time…

A Little Taste of Bosnia in BG

O n the corner of Old Morgantown Road and Parkhurst Drive, between slender white, wooden columns, in mesh black chairs, hazed by cigarette smoke and steamy espresso, two older gentleman converse, speaking softly, in a…

Revamping a community favorite

The neon lights above Bowling Green’s Capitol theater used to signify that a social event for the community and its guests lied just beyond the double doors of the building. Recently, though, those glowing letters…

Life of mother and pub owner changed by drunk driving

Johnetta Pryor, 56, said it was a normal Friday evening for her at her bar, Johnetta’s Pub on Scottsville Road in Bowling Green, while she was waiting for her son. Jeremy Pryor, Johnetta’s son, was…

In Mostly Latino Neighborhood, Fears of Deportation Linger

A Bowling Green Police Department squad car crosses the tracks into a neighborhood known as Little Mexico on Saturday, May 6, 2016, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Story and photos by Nick Wagner Across the tracks…

Love you forever: a mother survives after daughter’s suicide

I t was a typical winter evening at the Hack household. Melanie Hack had just picked up her oldest daughter Reagan Harley Carter, 12, from a school basketball game. It was nearly half-past eight in…

Bridging the gap: An examination of the achievement gap in education

Hallways are abnormally empty during the last week of classes at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School as testing commences. Sharpened pencils and test packets lay in wait on desks. The small black lines of a barcode in…

A place of new beginnings

Jacob rides a 20-year-old Quarter Horse mare, Amber, for his lessons at New Beginnings. A volunteer assists Jacob as he unhooks the cross ties from Amber’s halter to put on a bridle, which is used to…

Brothers, from Saudi Arabia to WKU

W hen Fares Al Huraibi was driving to the airport in Saudi Arabia in May of 2013 he felt like he was missing a piece of himself. He had been planning his move to the…

Human trafficking: awareness fuels increased reports in Kentucky

  While Patterson’s father was working, Patterson said, her mother took her to motor courts and motels by the river where mats were laid out on the floor and large studio lights were set up…

Mind Over Medicine

Story and photos by Hannah McCarthy F irst, she checks the post-it notes on the bedside table, the headboard and the walls around her to remind her of the day’s tasks. Next, it is time…

National and local perspectives: the rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes

By Katie Zdunek Rafey Wahlah, a Pakistani international student at Western Kentucky University, said he and his roommates found a note on the door of their apartment calling them a racial slur and telling them…

Wiley, like Calvin

Story and photos by Joseph Barkoff Flying with wasps, part 1 One last trick, showing off the skills that partially enabled his world travels. Climbing up, up, up, pushing the little-two-seat pearl sky blue 1947…

A Home for Judy

Story and photos by Allison J. Call I n the middle of a cold Kentucky winter while most were trying to stay warm, Judy Cardwell stole a bag of ice from a Kroger in Bowling…

Between two schools: High school life on a college campus

Students enter Florence Schneider Hall which houses the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science on Western Kentucky University’s campus. Since it was established in 2007, the Gatton Academy has consistently been rated one of…

Flawed system for Kentucky’s mentally ill

Wellness Connection, a center for volunteer support efforts for people with mental illness, located in downtown Bowling Green. By James Line An unusually large snowfall had blanketed the small Kentucky town of Scottsville. On the…

Bosnia to Bowling Green: Finding a Place to Call Home

Gina Dzelil looks through an old suitcase kept by her mother, full of old letters from friends, school supplies and a folder full of  clippings of every Michael Jackson photo Dzelil ever found during high…

Boxing with Care: Daughter Finds Purpose Fighting Parkinson’s

Jill working with boxer, Joe Liles, as he punches across from left to right 10 times before continuing to a different move. By Brandon Killian Jill Steffey has been around Parkinson’s Disease her whole life….

A changing city: examining Bowling Green’s growing refugee population

By Helen Gibson It’s Tuesday, Nov. 9, the day that America elected Donald Trump its 45th president, and the Bowling Green office of the International Center of Kentucky is busy. The two story, red brick…

Refugees form supportive community at Lee Pointe Condos

By Adam Sims Mike Baker, maintenance man of Lee Pointe Condos, walks across the parking lot. One resident hands him a doorknob from her door, saying it’s broken, and Baker promises to fix it as…

Bowling Green fire department accused of lacking diversity and acceptance

By Brittiny Moore Jeff Queen stood silent as his fellow firemen debated their course of action concerning the unconscious man lying on the floor of his home. Another man who the firefighters suspected was the…

Redevelopment threatens historic black community in Bowling Green

By Brittiny Moore The sun sets on vacant buildings and dilapidated homes that now rest along the north end of State Street in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The area known as the Shake Rag Historic District…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…