No therapeutic riding classes during Warren County Winter Break
January 12, 2015 First Day of Therapeutic Riding Classes for 2015
Warren County Public Library
The Bob Kirby Branch hours have been expanded. The recently renovated branch is located at 175 Iron Skillet Court, Bowling Green. The branch hours of operation are: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.For more information, call 270-782-0252 or visit: www.warrenpl.org.
The Warren County Public Library Mobile Branch stops at Bristow Elementary School each Monday from 10a to 1pm during the school year. The Branch is open to the public, along with students from the elementary school.Oh hand is a selection of books, DVDs and audiobooks.For more info log onto www.warrenpl.org
Warren County Public Library announces public availability of thousands of movies and television shows, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with Hoopla Digital (hoopladigital.com). Patrons can begin enjoying thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios, available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. "Our library is excited to offer digital video to complement the digital books, audiobooks, music, and magazines our patrons are already enjoying," says Reference Librarian Holly Hedden. Hoopla Digital is offered at no cost to patrons via browser, Android and IOS and requires only a library card to access. Hoopla is available now. To get registered, visit www.warrenpl.org. For more information, call the library at 270-781-4882 or visit www.hoopladigital.com.
Adult Enrichment Classes
Community Education continues to offer affordable adult enrichment classes to the Bowling Green-Warren County area. There are fall, spring, summer, and winter class sessions that people can choose from. Each session has a variety of classes, from health and fitness, to hobbies, technology classes, legal assistance courses, and much much more. There’s a class for everyone! Prices for our classes are very affordable. For more information, you can call Community Education at 270-842-4281, log on to commed.us, or stop by our office at 1227 Westen Ave. in Bowling Green. Community Education… we are your partner in lifelong learning.
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National Corvette Museum
National Corvette Museum Offers "Dollar Days" to Kentucky Residents Visiting in the Month of December
"Dollar Days" / $1.00 Admission
For Kentucky Residents
Must present valid drivers' license or other proof of residency.
Children will be admitted at the $1.00 price with adults presenting the Kentucky identification.
Entire Month of December
Open Daily 8am-5pm CT (Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)
About the Museum:
The Museum features over 50 Corvettes, from the 1953 - the first Corvette to capture the hearts of America, to the brand new 2014 "C7" Stingray Corvette, to one-of-a-kind prototypes, the only 1983 in existence and historic Corvettes normally unavailable to the general public.
Visitors can sit behind the wheel of a new Corvette, enjoy a number of new hands-on activities in our KidZone and take a drive in the educational Driving Simulators.
The National Corvette Museum is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. The Museum is located at Exit 28 off I-65 in Bowling Green, KY. For more information on the National Corvette Museum, visit our website at: www.corvettemuseum.org or call (800) 53-VETTE (83883).
Other Upcoming Activites you may enjoy...
NCM Drivers Safety Academy
The National Corvette Museum now offers a series of drivers' education courses to help teens and adults become safer drivers. Each course is tailored to a specific audience.
Teen Driving: Car Control and Situational Awareness Clinic
This clinic is for permit holders and newly licensed drivers. It covers driving techniques such as parallel parking, city and rural driving hazards, adverse weather conditions, two wheel drop off recovery and the dangers of texting and drinking while driving, just to name a few!
This class is offered the first Tuesday of each month with one-hour sessions available between 2pm and 4pm.
Geared towards teens age 16 and up with a permit, but anyone is welcome.
The fee is $10 per student and includes Museum admission. A certificate is provided at the end of the session.
How to Register:
Please call Kellie to reserve your time slot at 270-467-8852.
College Goal Kentucky, which provides free help to families applying for college financial aid, will take place starting in January 2015, at sites across the state. For the South Central Kentucky region, Western Kentucky University (WKU) will be serving as host. College Goal Kentucky will take place on WKU’s campus on Saturday January 10, 2015 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Mass Media and Technology Hall, Room 166 (Auditorium). Any student who is planning to attend college in the upcoming academic year can attend this event. Specific addresses and building locations can be found at www.KASFAA.com/CollegeGoaError! Hyperlink reference not valid.
At College Goal Kentucky sites, financial aid professionals from Kentucky will help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the form students must submit to receive federal and state student aid.
College Goal Kentucky is sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
(KASFAA). It is funded by USA Funds, with additional support from KHEAA and KHESLC.
“This is a premier event that provides Kentuckians with both informational and financial resources to reach their postsecondary educational goals,” said KASFAA President Kristie Hughes. “With the assistance of the financial aid experts at College Goal Kentucky, students can submit the FAFSA in a timely manner, enabling them to qualify for thousands of dollars in financial aid, including a variety of grants and loans.”
DEMAND CONTINUES TO RISE
According to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), participation in state aid programs has more than quadrupled since the 1990s. In the 2013‐2014 academic year, KHEAA disbursed
$207 million in higher education grants and scholarships to nearly 95,000 students. FAFSA in January have the best chance of receiving these funds.
Students who file the
WHAT TO BRING
Students are encouraged to attend College Goal Kentucky with a parent or guardian. They should bring their and their parents’ completed 2014 IRS 1040 tax returns and any other 2014 income and benefit information. If families have not completed their taxes, they are encouraged to bring their 2013 IRS 1040 tax forms and last paycheck stubs from 2014 so that financial aid professionals will be able to show families how to use estimated information to submit the FAFSA and how to go back and update their information once taxes are completed. Everything else—pens, pencils and FAFSA worksheets—will be provided.
For more information about College Goal Kentucky, call toll‐free, 1‐888‐4‐KASFAA (1‐888‐452‐7322) or visit www.KASFAA.com/College
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
Are you 55 or older? Are you interested in making your community stronger? If you answered yes to both of these questions your community needs you. Join the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program! Volunteer to become a mentor, assist with our Home Delivered Meals program, be a daily phone pal or friendly visitor for a housebound Senior, provide clerical support to a local community agency, clip coupons to help military families stationed overseas, or help distribute food at local food pantries and soup kitchens to children and adults in need. The volunteer opportunities are endless. For more information on how you can make a difference, please contact Kathy Trulock or Holly Vincent at Community Action of Southern Kentucky at 270-782-3162.
Empty Bowls fundraiser
St. James United Methodist Church is proud to announce that they will be sponsoring Bowling Green's third annual Empty Bowls fundraiser on February 25, 2015. Empty Bowls is a fund raising event that raises money to support area food banks. For an Empty Bowls event, potters are asked to donate one or more bowls over the course of several months. On the night of the event, the public is invited to attend a fund raising meal. Each attendee is asked to make a $10 donation, and for their donation, they get to pick out one of the handmade ceramic bowls. They are served soup in their bowl, along with rolls, beverage and a dessert, and at the end of the evening, the bowl is theirs to keep. In addition to being a beautiful addition to their home, it serves as a reminder that there are many in our community facing empty bowls at meal times. All of the money collected goes to area food banks. The money from this year's event will be divided equally between the Manna Mart, run by HOTEL INC. and the Life Care Ministry run by the University Church of Christ.
For the second Empty Bowls event, area potters, including beginners, amateurs, and high school students, contributed over 400 bowls for the big night. Thanks to their efforts we were able to provide meals to many in the community who might otherwise have gone hungry. This year we are hoping to raise even more, as there are still many in our community who are in need. For those who would like to help, area artists and businesses, including Casey Bates, The Paint'n Place, and The Pots Place are all offering options to people who aren't potters but would like to contribute bowls. We are asking potters in the area, whether professionals, amateurs, or students, to help in this fight against hunger by making and donating bowls. Providing even one bowl can help insure that one family in our area won't go to bed hungry. If you would like more information or are interested in participating, please visit the contact page at http://www.emptybowlsbg.com, send email to email@example.com, or phone (270) 843-4550.
About Empty Bowls
The Empty Bowls fundraiser started more than 20 years ago as the brainchild a Michigan high school art teacher, John Hartom. His idea was to get his students involved in organizing a charity event to help them learn that we can each make a difference in the lives of others. The students made ceramic bowls in their school art classes and then held a fund raising dinner, serving soup in the bowls, and the contributing guests got to take the bowl home with them. During the next year, Hartom and others developed this idea into "Empty Bowls". Since then, it has spread to other states, countries and continents as a means of raising hunger awareness and supporting services for the needy.
If you are involved in a charity or a public service effort, or are part of a non-profit organization, All Hit WUHU-107 would love to help you raise those funds, raise public awareness, or promote your charity to make southern Kentucky a better place to live.Simply fax your press release to 843-0454, or complete the "What's Happening" report on this website.
Calling all holiday shoppers! Adopt a real, living Florida manatee with a known history from Save the Manatee Club. Each tax-deductible gift adoption costs $25 and includes a color photo, biography, and adoption certificate of an endangered manatee living in Florida. Or for $35, you’ll also receive the Club’s magnificent 2015 manatee wall calendar. Shipping is free in the U.S. When you Adopt-A-Manatee for someone special, you’re supporting Save the Manatee Club’s life-saving manatee conservation work. The perfect, unexpected holiday gift is just a click or phone call away. Call toll free at 1-800-432-JOIN or visit www.savethemanatee.org.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are now more than 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S., and nearly 200,000 of them don’t know they’re infected. This sad fact highlights an awareness gap and the need for education. With regular testing, early detection and increasingly effective treatments, people can manage HIV and live long productive lives. While proper treatment has become much more available and effective, only 25 percent of Americans with HIV are receiving treatment. Without knowledge of their HIV status, they are unable to take advantage of treatment that will allow them to stay healthy and reduce the risk of transmitting the infection to their partners. Getting an HIV test is the only way to know if you have HIV. You can ask your healthcare provider for an HIV test, or you can get an HIV test at places like community health clinics. Go to actagainstaids.org to type in your zip code to get a list of HIV testing sites near you, including those offering free HIV tests. A public service message from UnitedHealthcare, actagainstaids.org and WUHU 107.
More than one million wild animals are killed each year, illegally. Poaching is just one of the risks animals face at our hands. The Humane Society's Wildlife Land Trust has a deep concern to help preserve those open spaces for our wildlife friends so they can live and thrive like they used to. Destruction of their habitats threaten their very existence. The best way to protect wildlife is to protect the land where they live. The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust works with private landowners to protect wildlife, to preserve natural habitats and establishing permanent sanctuaries. To learn more or to work with The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust call 800-729-SAVE, that's 800-729-S-A-V-E. Or visit www.WildlifeLandTrust.org.
Do you have an extra dollar per month to spare? There is probably one in your wallet, cup holder, or couch right now. So why not use it to make the world a better place? Dollar Per Month dot org lets you do just that by making giving back fun, easy and trustworthy. Dollar Per Month dot org empowers people to create real change in the world today by supporting causes impacting all of us; global healthcare, wildlife preservation, the environment, clean water, pick one. Dollar Per Month dot org gives you a say in where your donations are distributed, all while running with as minimal overhead as possible. Every month DollarPerMonth.org hosts three new charities who have a proven track record for actually making a difference in the world and for being responsible with their own donor contributions, you can always trust where your donations are going through DollarPerMonth.org. Giving back has never been easy. Signing up for Dollar Per Month dot org is easy, anyone can join the DollarPerMonth.org community for as little as one dollar per month or more. Through the Dollar Per Month.org community you can be responsible for hundreds or even thousands of dollars in support of the best and most responsible charities in the world today. Together we can change the world, so go to www.DollarPerMonth.org today and see what your dollar can do!
Flu season is here, and that’s why it’s more important than ever for you to take care of your health. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the flu shot is the best protection against contracting the flu. Now’s the time to help reduce the chances of catching this season’s flu by getting a flu shot. It’s easy to do! The cost of a flu shot is often covered by your health plan, whether you buy your health insurance on your own, or get it from your employer, through Medicare or a state Medicaid program. Check with your health insurer and then schedule an appointment today by calling your physician, visiting your local pharmacy, or going to a nearby convenience care clinic. Many employers also offer flu shot clinics in the workplace. Take the time to make your health a priority this fall and get your seasonal flu shot. Remember, the flu shot is the best protection against contracting the flu. For more information — including where to find flu shot clinics near you — visit www.flu.gov. This public service message was brought to you by UnitedHealthcare and All Hit WUHU 107.
This holiday shopping season, make sure to give your loved ones exactly what they asked for. Counterfeits are all over the market. One-third of consumers have been tricked into buying low-quality imposter goods online, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Brand Council. You can protect yourself from dangerous fakes. First, always trust your instincts: If a deal is too good to be true, it probably is. Scrutinize labels and packaging. Missing safety seals could be signs of a fraudulent product. When shopping online, make sure that the seller has a physical address on its website. And look for the lock symbol on your internet browser to ensure that your transaction is secure. To learn more about how to protect yourself from counterfeits, visit GlobalBrandCouncil.com. This Public Service Announcement is brought to you by the Global Brand Council and All Hit WUHU 107.
BGMU meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month in the Commission Chamber at City Hall, 1001 College Street, Bowling Green, Kentucky. The BGMU meetings are broadcasted live on Government Access Channel 4. Meetings are replayed on the following day at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. as well as the following Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.