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A look back: 2012

Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm

2012 was an eventful year across the board. The following are a few of the headlines that made their way into the Bowling Green Times throughout the last six months of the year.


July 4, 2012: Bowling Green R-1 board of education approves $650-a-year pay raise for school staff.

July 18, 2012: Pike County Fair Board announces fair queen nominees.

July 25, 2012: Bowling Green Times celebrates 138 years in business.

Aug. 8, 2012: Highway 54 fully opens after bridge replacements.

Aug. 22, 2012: Old Ashley garage burns down after trash fire.

Aug. 29, 2012: Pike County Relay for Life raises over $33,500 for cancer research.

Sept. 5, 2012: Champ Clark Heritage Fest to feature play about Champ Clark.

Sept. 19, 2012: Jed Niemeyer and Courtney Kadlec crowned 2012 Homecoming King and Queen.

Sept. 26, 2012: Bowling Green area residents participate in motorcycle “Fallen Soldier’s Ride.”

Oct. 10, 2012: Bowling Green native, Michael Graham, wins Emmy.

Oct. 17, 2012: Kylie Conrow breaks cross country record at Clopton invitational.

Oct. 31, 2012: Second Baptist missionaries return from Haiti.

Nov. 14, 2012: Local boy, Jaden Kirk, sends “smiles” to Hurricane Sandy victims.

Nov. 21, 2012: Harlem Ambassadors entertain a crowd at BGHS.

Nov. 28, 2012: Pike-Lincoln Tech ruins come down to prep for rebuilding.

Dec. 5, 2012: Douglas Howery found guilty of first degree murder.

Dec. 12, 2012: Pike County area dogs go missing; owners suspect foul play.

Dec. 19, 2012: Bowling Green schools react to Sandy Hook tragedy and review safety procedures.