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.