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International Walk to School Day

Posted: 10/07/2007 - On Oct. 5, students at Natcher Elementary walked to school to promote healthy living, safer and improved streets, and conserving the environment.

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Ky. Olympic Team Falls Short in Recent Games

Updated: 10/07/2007 - The Kentucky Special Olympics basketball team lost on Oct. 5 to Great Britain and just couldn't hold off an undefeated Serbian team on Oct. 6,. The team is made up of seven players from the Bowling Green area and two from Owensboro.

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Candlelight Vigil Helps Many Voice Concerns About War

Updated: 10/07/2007 - Churches and organizations of several denominations gathered on Oct. 7 in protest over the war in Iraq. An interfaith candlelight vigil was held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bowling Green off Nashville Rd.

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Eastern Ky. Fire Destroys 1,000 Acres So Far

Updated: 10/07/2007 - Forestry crews started fighting the forest fire nine days ago, just behind the Leslie County High School. That same fire has grown to more than 1,000 acres and it's coming dangerously close to homes.

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Last Day for Voter Registration is Oct. 9

Posted: 10/07/2007 - If you're planning to vote for the elections in November, make sure you're registered. Tuesday, Oct. 9 is the last day to register to vote or make address changes for the general election.

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Candidate Ads Move to Religious Radio

Updated: 10/07/2007 - The advertising war in the governor's race spills over into religious radio stations. Governor Ernie Fletcher, an ordained Baptist minister, is attacking Beshear in an ad produced exclusively for Christian radio.

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Number of Ky. Doctors Below National Average

Updated: 10/07/2007 - According to a report released by the Kentucky Institute of Medicine, the state has just under 9,000 doctors serving a population of four-million.

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Topps Meat Goes Out of Business

Posted: 10/07/2007 - After one of the largest beef recalls in U.S. history, Topps Meat Company said it's going out of business effective immediately.

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Campbell Announces Chunky Soup Recall

Updated: 10/07/2007 - The company says the soup may contain pieces of hard plastic that present a choking hazard and could cause injury if swallowed.

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Former McDonald's Employee Awarded Millions in Lawsuit

Posted: 10/07/2007 - A jury in Shepherdsville made that decision on Oct. 5, in the lawsuit filed by Louise Ogborn. She says the company failed to warn her and other employees about the caller who had already struck fast-food resturants across the country.

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Governor Issues Burn Ban for Entire State

Posted: 10/07/2007 - The extreme drought prompts Governor Fletcher to ban all outdoor burning across the state. The governor's office says the drought has created extremely hazardous wildfire conditions in Kentucky.

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Hometown Hero: Kate Tichenor

Posted: 10/07/2007 - A team's coach leads them on the court and a manager deals with the details. One high school volleyball manager goes the distance and leads her team off the court, making her the Oct. 5 Hometown Hero.

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Bowling Green Gets a Taste of The Big Apple

Updated: 10/07/2007 - Bowling Green is one step closer to being like The "Big Apple." One thing New York is known for is their hot dog stands but who says that's the only place to get a great hot dog?

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Sam's Club Pulls Beef Patties

Posted: 10/07/2007 - The beef patties are produced by Cargill. The company and health officials say four Minnesota children who ate the meat between Sept. 10 and Sept. 20 were sickened by E.coli.

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Auction Helps Family With Trip and Treatment Costs

Posted: 10/07/2007 - A Bowling Green family is preparing for a trip to China in the next week in hopes that treatment will help their son regain his sight. Ten-month-old Jackson Blackford was born with optic nerve hypoplasia.

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Local Solar Tour Addresses Energy Issues

Posted: 10/07/2007 - BG-Green Partnership for a Sustainable Community and the WKU Alive Center hosted the solar tour. The local solar tour showed people how they could use solar energy to trim energy bills, increase energy independence and take steps to address global warming.

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Train Rides Through Bowling Green For First Time in Decades

Posted: 10/07/2007 - After a departure from Bowling Green, one train's arriving right on time, at the Russellville Depot. Grass has grown over the long abandoned tracks, but young and old train lovers alike, are just glad to be traveling town to town, the old fashioned way.

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Farm Day Gives Visitors Look at Shaker Life

Posted: 10/07/2007 - Visitors to the South Union Shaker Museum found re-enactors in full Shaker costumes shucking corn, weaving blankets and stirring up a supply of apple butter.

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Olympic Committee Wants Medals Back After Admitted Steroid Use

Posted: 10/07/2007 - Officials in the sports world are calling Olympic gold-medalist Marion Jones' admission to using steroids bittersweet and sad. On Oct. 5, Jones admitted in federal court to using steroids, pleading guilty to lying to federal investigators about it.

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Tenn. Councilman May Quit Following Suicide

Updated: 10/07/2007 - A Clarksville, Tennessee councilman is considering quitting after a man's suicide at a meeting. When the council voted seven-to-five against a rezoning issue, the man took out a handgun and shot himself.

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Fletcher Criticizes Mongiardo on Nurse Picket Line Issue

Posted: 10/07/2007 - Governor Ernie Fletcher is criticizing his Democratic opponent's running mate, who is a surgeon, for refusing to cross a nurses' picket line. Registered nurses have been on strike at Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital since their contract expired on Oct. 1.

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Report on Beshear's Law Firm Released

Posted: 10/07/2007 - The release of a twelve-year-old confidential ethics report on the former law firm of Democratic candidate Steve Beshear was seen by some as possibly having an impact on the election.

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