Bowling Green Towers Without Heat

By: Ashley Davidson
By: Ashley Davidson

Bowling Green Towers is easily the tallest building in the downtown area. It's divided into 187 apartments and houses mostly senior citizens and low income residents. So far this winter we've had 17 nights at or below freezing and the Towers boilers have not worked.

The owner of the apartments says there will be heat tomorrow, but residents and former residents tell WBKO the heat is way overdue

Jerry Renslow says: "Someone still has to say enough is enough. They need heat."

Residents at Bowling Green Towers are without heat. The situation has gotten so bad some people are moving out of the building.

"We moved out of there because they told people they were not turning on the heat until the middle of November."

WBKO has received multiple calls from residents at the Towers complaining about the lack of heat. We've also received calls from family members of residents who didn't want to go on camera.

"Because they are afraid of being evicted. Most people up there, they don't have a place to go especially the older ones."

Management at the Towers tells WBKO the installation of new boilers has taken longer than they expected. They say they are doing all they can do as far as keeping the residents warm.

"They have given them really small heaters. Ceramic heaters, like you'd buy. And they tell them if you want them you can come and ask for them."

That may not be enough to keep the residents warm as the temperatures continue to drop. Renslow says he's afraid his ailing friends who still live there will get sick with pneumonia or other illnesses.

"There has got to be heat. Because if my girlfriend and I hear an ambulance and it stops real quick, we know ten to one that it's going there to take someone to the hospital."

WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
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