Bowling Green

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Officials says a historic sign noting Bowling Green was the Confederate state capitol of Kentucky has been removed and placed into storage following discussions at Western Kentucky University about how history should be remembered. 

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Some local businesses in Kentucky are finding the statewide face-covering mandate easy to enforce because they already had a similar policy in place. Spencer’s Coffee in Bowling Green, Ky., has been requesting customers wear face masks since the early days of the pandemic. 

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A speech from a former member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an arrest for wanton endangerment, and a peaceful march marked some moments Friday and Saturday during protests in Bowling Green.

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  A southern Kentucky physician who has helped shape the local response to the coronavirus has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Bowling Green is home to residents from dozens of countries, and schools where students speak about 90 different languages. One of the biggest challenges facing members of the city’s international community is the language barrier.

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A measure is moving through the Kentucky legislature that would provide the necessary funding to build a veterans nursing home in Bowling Green.

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The City of Bowling Green unveiled a new plan Tuesday aimed at building more inclusive communities that are economically vibrant for refugees and immigrants.

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  The retired Marine fighter pilot running to win Kentucky’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary brought her campaign to Bowling Green on Monday.

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  Governor Matt Bevin says voters in next month’s election will decide if they want lies or the truth about Kentucky’s ailing pension plans. 

The Republican incumbent says as long as the state has more retirees than workers, the retirements systems cannot be saved without changing future benefits. 

In a speech to the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club on Wednesday, Bevin called any promises to the contrary a “straight up lie.”

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  General Motors is restoring health care to hourly workers in Bowling Green, and across the nation, who are on strike for a second week. 

The reinstatement of medical benefits could signal that GM and the United Auto Workers union are closer to reaching a new contract that would end the work stoppage.

The nation’s number one automaker announced it would end company-paid health insurance the day after the strike began on September 16. 

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