Bowling Green

Business
5:59 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Bowling Green Corvette Plant to Idle in February in Preparation for Next Generation of 'Vette

The 2013 Corvette C7, one of the last models of the car to be produced ahead of a February idling of the plant.

General Motors plans to idle Corvette production in Bowling Green for six months to prepare for the next generation of the iconic sports car. The automaker laid out its schedule for revamping its assembly plant in Warren County for the all-new 2014 model.

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Regional
6:46 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Bowling Green Police Investigating Overnight Homicide

UPDATED: 10:15 a.m.

Bowling Green police spokesman Ronnie Ward tells WKU Public Radio the victim was shot but police are not saying that was necessarily the cause of death. An autopsy will be performed on the body in Louisville.

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Politics
10:01 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Rand Paul Says He's Ready for a "Fight and Tussle" Over His Pakistan Aid Bill

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he will use procedural tactics to delay future spending votes unless his bill on aid to Pakistan gets an up-or-down vote. The Bowling Green Republican is pushing a measure that would cut U.S. financial assistance to Pakistan, unless that country frees a doctor who helped the C.I.A. track down Osama Bin Laden.

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Regional /Robbery
4:07 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Bowling Green Police Investigate Bank Robbery

An investigation is continuing into a bank robbery today at the BB&T branch on Nashville Road in Bowling Green. Police were notified at 11:05 Friday morning that the bank had just been robbed.

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Health
8:13 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Group Pushing Statewide Smoking Ban Touring State, Including Warren and Pulaski Counties

Advocates of a statewide smoking ban are taking their issue on a five day tour before Fancy Farm to drum up support. The Smoke Free Kentucky Coalition has pushed a statewide smoking ban law in the General Assembly for the last two years. And they are making next year’s legislative session a key moment in their fight.

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Business
8:09 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Statewide Business Group Getting More Active in Conservative Political Efforts

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is taking a firmer stand on conservative issues. Republican legislators have criticized the chamber in the past for supporting Democratic-led proposals like expanded gambling and a higher dropout age while staying quiet on so-called right to work and prevailing wage laws.

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Regional
3:25 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

New Area Code Possible for Region Including Owensboro, Henderson, and Madisonville

Parts of southern and western Kentucky have nearly exhausted the 270 area code and are in line for an additional one. The Kentucky Public Service Commission is weighing a request to make the next area code available to all new phone customers throughout the region, rather than to apply it geographically.

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Business
10:21 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Warren County Manufacturers Need Workers with High-Tech Skills

A Trace Die Cast employee works with a CNC machine, which operate robotic tools through commands programmed by high-tech workers.

The factory floor of Trace Die Cast in Bowling Green is loud—so loud, workers and visitors wear ear plugs anytime they’re on the premises. This is the sort of place that provides the blue collar manufacturing jobs that we keep hearing are in such short supply these days.

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Business
1:29 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Warren County Auto Parts Manufacturer Expanding Production, Adding Jobs

An auto-industry supplier is planning a $10 million expansion of a facility in Bowling Green, with plans calling for two new production lines and an add-on to the existing building. KIRIU USA President and CEO Mark Kimura says the expansion should be done by the time the company celebrates its 10th anniversary this fall.

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Regional
8:48 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Iraqi Terror Suspect Wants Home Detention

William H. Natcher Federal Courthouse in Bowling Green

An Iraqi man arrested last year in Bowling Green on terrorism charges is asking a federal judge to release him to home detention until his trial starts in August. 24 year old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi is facing a  lengthy list of charges in the case.

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