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Every summer, when the school year ends and things slow down, Dalla Emerson and the other food service staff at Bowling Green Independent School District roll out a summer meals program. It’s a chance to escape the grind and connect with kids, said Emerson, who directs BGISD’s program.

Western Kentucky University President Timothy Caboni announced Friday that he will take a pay cut and forego his performance bonuses amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the money going to benefit WKU’s need-based Opportunity Fund for students.

Speaking to school superintendents through a webcast this week, Kentucky’s interim education commissioner paused to take stock of the experiences high school seniors are missing out on during the coronavirus pandemic, from prom to graduation ceremonies and other rites of passage.

Warren Fiscal Court approved Friday on first reading a 2020-21 fiscal year budget of $48.5 million that projects no tax increase and includes a hefty boost to the county’s contingency fund as a hedge against uncertainties created by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bowling Green City Commission approved Tuesday a municipal order allowing restaurants to increase outdoor seating as they reopen, hired a firm to oversee transit in the city and approved spending $740,000 to increase affordable housing.

A relatively busy agenda for Tuesday’s Bowling Green City Commission meeting will find commissioners voting on allowing restaurants to increase outdoor seating as they reopen, hiring a firm to oversee transit and spending $740,000 for new affordable housing.

Thanks to Project Mask Maker, Chuck O’Connor has been able to use the sewing skills he learned in the Army and retired educator Marion Napier has continued contributing to the community while rarely leaving her Bowling Green home.

A dramatic decrease in revenue because of the coronavirus pandemic has led the Kentucky Supreme Court to institute a statewide hiring freeze across the judicial branch.

As the coronavirus pandemic and resulting mandates from state and federal officials continue to take a toll on the economy, the Feeding America regional office in Elizabethtown is again planning extra trips to Warren County for food distribution.

The news that Western Kentucky University will undergo another round of budget belt-tightening next year has left many faculty feeling anxious, even after President Timothy Caboni announced Friday that proposed salary cuts would be taken off the table in favor of letting campus divisions mak…