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Regional
5:42 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Renters' Handbook Looks to Even The Playing Field for Renters, Landlords

Barren River Area Renters' Handbook

Those who rent apartments and houses in the Bowling Green area now have a resource they can use to protect their rights as renters.  The “Barren River Area Renters' Handbook” is the culmination of an 18-month-long project organized by The Homeless and Housing Coalition of South Central Kentucky. 

The handbook comes from information compiled from several legal sources, including Fort Knox legal services and Kentucky Legal Aid, according to coordinator Dana Beasley Brown.

Brown says they worked with several organizations to complete the project, including WKU-Glasgow sociology classes which collected stories from renters with bad experiences.

“They put together a curriculum for a workshop to accompany the handbook.  Through this workshop, we’re able to engage renters one-on-one and sort of walk through some common problems that renters face and how to avoid them by learning how to look at your lease carefully,” said Brown.

The workshops will be available for local organizations and their members. The coalition says there are more than 67,000 renters in the Barren River area. The book is available in English, Spanish, Swahili and Arabic.

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Education
12:41 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Embracing the Role of "Campus Mom", a WKU Student Reflects Rising Number of Non-Traditionals

Samantha Johnson and her 15-year-old son, Drew
Credit Kevin Willis

Glasgow resident and full-time college student Samantha Johnson could serve as “exhibit A” of a growing trend being seen throughout America’s colleges and university campuses.

When Johnson enters a classroom at WKU-G, as the campus is known, she brings with her a lifetime of experiences that the average 18 to 22 year old lacks.

Johnson is a 45-year-old single-mother who knows what it’s like to brave the job market with only a high school diploma. She has raised two sons, experienced divorce, and survived a bout with cancer.

After all that, a 100-level psychology class looked like a piece of cake.

Non-traditional is Now the Norm

More than ever before, the face of the average U.S. college student looks more and more “non-traditional.” According to U.S. Education Department data, only 29% of the country’s 18 million undergraduates are what’s known as “traditional students”—those who graduated from high school and then enrolled full-time in four-year public or nonprofit colleges or universities.

Nearly one million undergraduates were at least 25, and nearly half a million were in their 30s or older.

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Education
6:49 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Glasgow City Council Passes Resolution Pledging Support for WKU Expansion

The WKU-Glasgow campus
Credit glasgow-ky.com

The Glasgow City Council has unanimously passed a resolution pledging the city's support for an expansion of the WKU-Glasgow campus.

Glasgow mayor Rhonda Riherd Trautman says the resolution passed at Monday night's meeting offers the city's bonding authority to help fund a building expansion at the school's regional campus in Barren County.

WKU President Gary Ransdell has talked repeatedly in recent weeks about the need for the school to find alternative revenue streams in order to pay for major projects, in light of declining state aid for higher education.

WKU-Glasgow administrators say they need more classrooms, office space, and food services.

Regional
5:08 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

WKU-Glasgow Campus to Hold Memorial Service for Deceased Student

Western Kentucky University's Glasgow campus will hold a memorial service Thursday afternoon for a student who died last week. The service for Trina M. Lawson, 36, will be at 2 p.m. in the WKU-Glasgow library. The campus is also collecting donations for her family.

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Regional
9:45 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Update: Visitation, Memorial Information for WKU Student Who Died at Glasgow Campus

The student who died at the WKU-Glasgow campus Friday was a 36-year-old mother of three. Glasgow resident Trina Marie Lawson was found dead inside a bathroom at the Barren County campus early Friday afternoon.

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Regional
8:20 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

WKU-Glasgow Student Who Died on Campus Identified

A WKU student who was found dead at the Glasgow campus Friday afternoon has been identified as Trina Lawson. She was discovered inside a bathroom around 1 p.m. and was later pronounced dead by the Barren County coroner.

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Regional
5:28 am
Sun October 21, 2012

No New Details Known on WKU-Glasgow Student Death

The Barren County coroner has not released the name of the WKU student who was found dead at the school's Glasgow campus Friday.

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Regional
2:21 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Student Found Dead at WKU-Glasgow Campus, Classes Canceled for Rest of Friday

A Western Kentucky University student attending the Glasgow campus was found dead at the campus early Friday afternoon. Glasgow Police, emergency medical personnel and the Barren County Coroner’s office responded and are on the scene. The cause of death is under investigation. The name of the student will be released by the coroner’s office pending notification of kin. Classes have been canceled for the remainder of the day at the Glasgow campus.