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Fruit of the Loom losing about 100 jobs, most in Kentucky

May. 23, 2019 5:05 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Fruit of the Loom says it is cutting about 100 jobs, mostly at its headquarters in Kentucky. News outlets report the Bowling Green-based company said it is transferring information technology services to Wipro Ltd., an India-based company that specializes in IT, consulting and...

Kentucky man accused in murder-for-hire awaits extradition

May. 22, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused in a murder-for-hire plot is awaiting extradition in the Philippines, where he was arrested on charges including complicity to murder. The Bowling Green Daily News reports 39-year-old Antonio Marsonel Wilson was supposed to appear in Kentucky court this...

Bowling Green fire canine named top dog in US competition

May. 19, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Millie, the Bowling Green Fire Department's accelerant detection K-9, has proved to be a valuable member of the department in her first few months on the job. At a recent competition, though, Millie, demonstrated that she was the best in show. Millie and her handler, BGFD Capt....

Kentucky city rejects anti-discrimination ordinance

May. 8, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Officials in a southcentral Kentucky city have again voted against an ordinance that would add specific housing and employment protections for gay, lesbian and transgender residents. The Daily News reports the Bowling Green City Commission voted 3-2 on Tuesday to reject the second...

Corvette plant adding 400 workers ahead of new model rollout

Apr. 25, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — General Motors says it is adding a second shift and more than 400 hourly jobs at its Kentucky plant that produces the Chevrolet Corvette. The increased production will support the company's newest generation of its iconic sports car, first introduced in 1953. GM says the new...

Kentucky university cuts ties to its Confucius Institute

Apr. 23, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky University is cutting ties to its Confucius Institute due to a new federal policy. News outlets report University President Tim Caboni made the announcement Monday in an email to faculty and staff. Caboni says defense spending legislation passed last year doesn't...

Southern Kentucky Book Fest is this week in Bowling Green

Apr. 22, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The 21st annual Southern Kentucky Book Fest is this week, and the author of young adult novel "The Hate U Give" is expected along with other authors. Author Angie Thomas' debut novel was a New York Times best-seller and was adapted into a movie released last fall. Berea resident...

Agroforester harvests berries, mushrooms, honey in woods

Apr. 21, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Willie Huston's house overlooks a lush landscape. His kitchen is littered with various books on plants, fungi and conservation ecology, and a milk jug full of Spencer's Coffee grounds, fluffy white mycelia and young mushrooms. Outside, a Siberian husky mix named Oli shifts between...

Kentucky city rejects anti-discrimination ordinance

Apr. 17, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Officials in a southcentral Kentucky city have voted against an ordinance that would add specific housing and employment protections for gay, lesbian and transgender residents. The Daily News reports the Bowling Green City Commission voted 3-2 on Tuesday to reject the first...

Woman accused of slamming son, 2, on concrete, running away

Apr. 15, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a woman slammed her 2-year-old son onto concrete and then ran away during a fight she was having with a man. News outlets report that Noelle Gray had fled and left her son injured on the ground on Friday. Bowling Green police spokesman Officer Ronnie Ward...