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General Assures Improved Iraq Security, Troop Drawdowns

Updated: 09/10/2007 - The principal architect of the U.S. troop surge in Iraq gives an account of his strategy to Congress. On Sept. 10, General David Petraeus told lawmakers he believes the U.S. military can reduce forces in Iraq to pre-surge levels by next summer.

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Task Force Focuses on Ky. Campus Safety

Updated: 09/09/2007 - Whether it's a dorm fire or a campus crime, Kentucky colleges have emphasized the importance of school safety for years. But a state task force has issued a 24 page report claiming that campuses could be doing a lot more to protect their students.

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Hometown Hero: Kayleigh Byrd

Posted: 09/09/2007 - Swimming pools can bring many fun times but they can also bring tragedy. When a quick-thinking five-year-old saw her younger sister was in danger, she saved her life, making her this week's Hometown Hero.

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Dream Home Drawing Sept. 16

Updated: 05/29/2009 - There's only a week left until the drawing for the St. Jude Dream Home and other prizes and tickets are selling fast. There are less than 1,000 tickets left for the home, so if you're interested in getting yours, now's the time.

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Tuesday Marks 9/11 Anniversary

Updated: 09/10/2007 - It's been almost six years since the Sept. 11 attacks and memories are still fresh. This Tuesday marks the anniversary of this unforgettable day when four airplanes were hijacked.

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Beech Bend is Nice Enough for National Attention

Updated: 09/09/2007 - The results are in. Beech Bend Amusement Park has been given a worldwide title tying them with Disneyland. Amusement park fans from across the world voted in an annual survey in the magazine "Amusement Today".

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Drought Brings More Deer to the Roadways

Updated: 09/09/2007 - The drought could also be causing hazardous conditions on the roads. Some highway workers say they've already seen double the usual amount of wrecks with deer this year.

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Candidates Promise Continued War on Illegal Drugs

Updated: 09/09/2007 - Kentucky's gubernatorial candidates both pledge to continue the war on drugs. Governor Ernie Fletcher and his Democratic challenger Steve Beshear say they have strategies to help Kentucky communities hit hard by illegal drugs.

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Death Row Inmate Files Petition for Clemency

Posted: 09/09/2007 - With two and a half weeks until his execution, a petition for clemency has been filed by Ralph Baze after the death row inmate says prosecutors mishandled the case.

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Negative McConnell TV Ad to Air

Posted: 09/09/2007 - Kentucky's largest cable television provider has switched course and has decided to air a commercial critical of Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.The ad claims the Kentucky lawmaker inappropriately helped a Kentucky nonprofit group obtain grants.

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Governor Helps Hart County Health Dept.

Posted: 09/09/2007 - Governor Fletcher helped break ground in Hart County on a new health department this weekend. During a check presentation, the governor awarded $450,000 to Hart County.

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Freedom Walk Helps Remember 9/11 and Troops

Posted: 09/09/2007 - A "Freedom Walk" in downtown Bowling Green on Sept. 8 helps remember the tragic events of 9/11. Many organizations in the Bowling Green area came together to support the Rotary Club's Freedom Walk.

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Festival Brings In BBQ and Country Singers

Updated: 09/09/2007 - "Balloons, Tunes and BBQ" in Bowling Green took place this weekend. The event went on at the Bowling Green Airport with plenty of games, music, food and of course, balloons.

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WKU Fans Tailgate On Opening Day

Updated: 09/09/2007 - This year marks Western's first season as a Division-One football team and fans are hoping this will get more people filling the stadium. WBKO's Daniel Kemp did a little tailgating of his own to get some reactions from fans.

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Chandler Park Apartments Fire Update

Updated: 09/10/2007 - Authorities continue to investigate the cause of a Friday afternoon fire at a Bowling Green apartment complex. At around 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 7, fire erupted in building eleven of Chandler Park Apartments.

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Fruit of the Loom Executive Found Guilty

Posted: 09/09/2007 - A federal jury found 45-year-old Kenneth Scott Harris of Euless, Texas guilty of conspiring with another Fruit of the Loom executive, Kalen Watkins and two outside contractors to defraud Fruit of the Loom.

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Benefit for Bowling Green Baby

Posted: 09/09/2007 - A benefit was held this weekend for six-month-old Jackson Blackford. He is one of five children in the entire world to be selected for a research study in China to help correct his blindness.

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Reading First Grant

Posted: 09/09/2007 - Four area preschool centers will benefit from a $4.5 million dollar Early Reading First grant. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the grant to the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative.

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Child Seat Safety Check

Posted: 09/09/2007 - Choosing and installing a car seat or booster seat can be a confusing process. That's why some area parents received some instruction on Friday thanks to the Kentucky Child Passenger Safety Team.

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Social Workers Fired

Posted: 09/09/2007 - State officials plan to fire six social service workers in the Elizabethtown area. The firing comes in the wake of an investigation into misconduct in Kentucky's foster care system.

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Drought Affecting Marijuana Crops

Posted: 09/09/2007 - The lack of rain is causing a sharp decrease in marijuana production this year. State police say they've confiscated nearly 190,000 fewer plants this year than they did last year.

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Farmers May Get Relief

Updated: 09/08/2007 - Farmers may be getting some relief after the spring freeze and summer drought ruined their crops. Governor Ernie Fletcher is seeking disaster assistance to help farmers throughout the state recover some of their losses.

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WBKO Anchor Receives National Award

Updated: 09/08/2007 - You may be wondering why Amy Bingham was missing off the anchor desk the past few days. It's because she was in St. Louis receiving a national award.

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