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City reflects on paving project

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Dan Lang, City Administrator   The City of Bowling Green has made great strides in its 2014 City-Wide Paving Program. Champ Clark Drive, Court Street and Centennial have all been milled and repaved. The next street on the list to be completed will be the portion of Main Cross Street from Champ Clark to Mae Street. Other streets under the 2014 program include portions of 15th Street, Church Street, Main

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  • Large Louisiana employer sold to Texas company

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Courtesy of Dave Moller, Louisiana Press-Journal   Shipping firm Fifth Gear, which has two major plants in Louisiana, has been sold to Speed Commerce Inc., of Dallas, Texas. The sale for $55 million in cash and stock considerations was announced Monday, Nov. 24 in a press release. Neither Fifth Gear nor Speed Commerce corporate media representatives returned phone calls to the Press-Journal by deadline on Tuesday, Nov. 25. “They’ve said

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  • Gamm in tractor, train wreck – Suffers no injuries

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    The Pike County Sheriff’s Office, EMS, Bowling Green Fire Department, and Pike County Rescue all responded to the scene of a wreck between a train and tractor last Thursday near Vera.

    A Bowling Green man suffered no injuries in a wreck involving a tractor and train last week. Pike County Sheriff Stephen Korte reported that his office received a 911 call from the Burlington Railroad company at 10:39 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 stating a train with three cars had struck a tractor crossing the railroad at Pike County Roads 280 and 291 in Vera. Wayne Gamm, the driver of the tractor,

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North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) Pike County Service Coordinator Neil Darnell and Administrative Secretary Christina Windmiller ring bells for the Salvation Army in December 2013 at Walmart in Bowling Green.

Salvation Army seeks bell ringers in Pike County

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:27 pm

The Salvation Army is seeking volunteer Pike County bell ringers to help collect donations that will pay for assistance to people in need. The annual bell ringing campaign will be held weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside Walmart in Bowling Green. Business people, church groups, students, families and others are invited to work hourly time slots. North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) Pike County Service Coordinator Neil Darnell

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  • Hope Center, Walmart team up for “Holiday Hope”

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    hope tree

    Bowling Green is once again preparing for the Holiday Hope for Children donation drive. This will be the sixth year for the effort. The Hope Center, in cooperation with Walmart, has put up a tree in the Walmart customer service area to spread the word of the project. The tree has tags on it indicating the gift that needs to be purchased.  The item is purchased and then turned into

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  • Christmas in the Green

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    sisters at the junct

    An annual favorite, “Christmas in the Green” was held last week, Nov. 20 through 22. With many area businesses participating and offering specials, including giveaways, discounts, and more, shoppers came from far and wide to visit the locally-owned shops. Pictured above are the ladies from Sisters at the Junction.  

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Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:22 pm

I have to give credit where credit is due: Thugs are opportunistic people; that’s for sure. In light of this week’s…incidents…in Ferguson, I find myself reflecting on those sly individuals who saw an excuse to do some early Christmas shopping, as well as the poor people of St. Louis, our government leaders, and America as a whole. Unfortunately, the majority of these thoughts bouncing around in my mind aren’t positive.

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Small-town communities really blow me away sometimes. Over the weekend, Justin and I had the fortunate opportunity to spend some time with our extended family that we see all too rarely. We were excited. Unfortunately, the reason we were paying this visit was not a happy one. One of Justin’s youngest cousins, a three-year-old, sweet baby girl, was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. This sweet, sweet girl is a doll. She

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I’m crabby. Not in the perpetual sense, but at least at this particular moment. Here’s the thing… Our insurance premiums here at work were recently raised due to the Affordable Care Act and its effects on the nation’s insurance companies. Like so many of you, our insurance was already fairly pricey. The minimum $30 per paycheck cost increase is a hard pill to swallow (ha-ha, medical joke). While, to many

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