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Kentucky leads nation in ADHD

By Alexus Furlong Brenton Cox sits at a tall glass table in his grandmother’s kitchen. Bills, papers and cans of food are scattered in the room. It’s almost dinner time as he looks through his homework folder. His grandmother, Rhonda Parker, walks around the room in...

Kentucky lacks college degrees, ranks low in adult education

By Kae Holloway The clock ticked to 3 p.m. on a cool Saturday afternoon. Bradley Moore’s room door in his grandparents’ basement remained shut, a sign that he was still sleeping despite the late hour. It isn’t until closer to dinner time that he emerges, saying little...

Families divided by high rate of women in Kentucky prisons

By Leah Brown Mary Thomas-Spears sits cross-legged on her family room floor with an American Spirit cigarette in one hand and a black lighter in the other. The sunlight peaks through the window illuminating her aged face. She holds her cigarette between her first two...

WKU alum is youngest Commission candidate

By Hunter Frint The 2016 election for City Commissioner includes a fresh face — Nathan “Nate” Morguelan, a WKU alum who is the youngest candidate in the race as he makes his debut in Bowling Green politics. Morguelan filed on November 19 to run for a seat on the...

Tomorrow’s Woman helps out after mastectomy

By Monica Kast After Bonnie Strode’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990 and had a mastectomy, they began shopping for post-mastectomy products, like mastectomy bras and prosthetic breasts. Strode and her mother soon discovered that there was nowhere to...

Warren County teacher diversity stands out in Kentucky

By Hunter Frint Warren County Public Schools has been hiring minorities at a higher rate than the Kentucky state average in recent years in order to diversify its teachers. In 2014-2015, 9 percent of teachers hired by Warren County Public Schools were racial...

Sinkholes present an unregulated risk in Bowling Green

By Brittiny Moore Just over two years ago, on Feb. 12, 2014, the floor of the Corvette Museum Skydome collapsed into an underlying cave system, creating a 30-foot deep sinkhole and swallowing eight corvettes.   Tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage was...

Redevelopment threatens historic black community in Bowling Green

By Brittiny Moore The sun sets on vacant buildings and dilapidated homes that now rest along the north end of State Street in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The area known as the Shake Rag Historic District – once a bustling section of town and a thriving African American...

Koch Foundation causes controversy by donating to universities

By Leah Johnson Back in 2009, Western Kentucky University started the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism on campus with a $1 million grant from the BB&T Charitable Foundation. Dr. Brain Strow, an economics professor at WKU, was hired to be the BB&T...