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School Board approves tax rate, debates lengthy school days

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

The total length of Pike County children’s school day was a topic of discussion as the Bowling Green Board of Education gathered Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. for a public tax rate hearing, followed by their regular monthly meeting. In the tax rate hearing, superintendent J.W. Brandt announced the proposed rate of $3.3904 (per $100), which is the ceiling amount allowed. Brandt explained to the board that this number could

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  • Aldermen table pending shoulder project

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    The Bowling Green Board of Aldermen gathered Monday evening for their regular monthly meeting and to discuss several topics, including upcoming street improvement plans. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Don Hunter at 5:30 p.m. As of roll-call all members were present but Ed Lawson and Kenda Flynn. The board voted unanimously to approve the previous meeting’s minutes, presentation of warrants, and treasurer’s report. As the next order

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  • Area veteran looks for options after nursing home ends VA contract

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    A local veteran is feeling the effects of a fairly new executive order signed earlier this year by the President which raises the wages of federal workers, causing many private nursing homes to abandon their contracts with the Veterans Administration (VA). Howard Collins, a local WWII veteran in his nineties, was recently given a 90-day notice to vacate his current residency in South Hampton Nursing Home, a private nursing home

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US Bank donates to Pike Shop

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Last week, Brian King, on behalf of U.S. Bank, presented a grant check for $750 to Tom Thompson for the Pike County Sheltered Workshop.  

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  • Chamber members meet, hear Air Evac presentation

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    The Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce met last Wednesday at the Pike County Health Department for their regular bimonthly member meeting. Among topics discussed were Heritage Fest and an Air Evac presentation. President Christine Rutherford called the meeting to order at 12:04 p.m. and began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Following the “hello and welcome,” the Chamber heard from guest speaker Roy Woolsey, with the Air Evac Life

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  • Pike County SWCD hosts summer activities

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    ExpoFarmSafety – Kim Gamm, Pike County Health Department, demonstrates who grain bins and augers can post a threat to children and adults.

    The Pike County Soil & Water Conservation District has sponsored several educational activities this summer for local students and landowners. All student activities took place at the Louisiana Elementary School, serving the Louisiana summer school program and the YMCA summer day camp. An event for adult landowners and managers, as well as local children, was held at the Bowling Green City Park. Information/Education Specialist, Debbie Scherder, and SWCD Interns, Savanna

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Your Scope – Facebook Finds

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:02 pm

We asked, and you commented. Last week, the Bowling Green Times asked its Facebook followers what they think about the shooting death of Michael Brown and current state of upheaval in Ferguson. Here are some of the answers…   Question: “We want to know your thoughts on the situation in Ferguson this week… Do you think the protests are justified/necessary? How do you feel about the death of Michael Brown

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Let’s talk about fat people. No, really. Editor’s note: Before we go any further, let’s put on our big boy pants for this one. Ok? Read the whole thing before you decide to make a ruling or start pouting. Hear me out. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a bit of an epidemic going around in America today… Obesity. Everywhere you go you will see people considered “extremely overweight.” You

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  • Amy Patterson – “My Thoughts”

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve been saying I’ll write a column about puppy-dogs for quite some time now. I plan on doing that today, although I’m not sure it’s quite what everyone will expect… Pitbulls. The breed has become synonymous with violence, fear, and death. All too often, Americans hear horrific stories of how a “pitbull” committed some terrible, scary dog crime and associate it with the breed as a whole. My issue is

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