Justin Story, Bowling Green Daily News http://weku.fm en Oil Well Operators Face More Federal Charges http://weku.fm/post/oil-well-operators-face-more-federal-charges <p><a href="http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/local/hart-oil-well-operators-face-more-federal-charges/article_b65068aa-eae0-11e1-9759-0019bb2963f4.html">Two oil well operators accused</a> of violating federal water quality laws in Hart County were arrested after a federal indictment unsealed Thursday charged them with two additional criminal counts. A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment Wednesday against Charles Stinson of Horse Cave and Ralph Dowell of Edmonton, operators of Logsdon Valley Oil Co., with two counts of violation of an underground injection control program. The indictment accuses the two men of willfully injecting fluids into a sinkhole that was not permitted.</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:17:12 +0000 Justin Story, Bowling Green Daily News 31597 at http://weku.fm Christmas Tree Sales Rising http://weku.fm/post/christmas-tree-sales-rising <p><a href="http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/12/11/news/news4.txt">Tree farmers and retailers have reported robust </a>sales of Christmas trees this season, with sales of natural trees increasing over the past couple of years. n most years since 2004, sales of natural trees outstripped artificial Christmas tree sales by a ratio of greater than 3-to-1, according to the National Christmas Tree Association.</p><p> Sun, 11 Dec 2011 19:33:16 +0000 Justin Story, Bowling Green Daily News 17804 at http://weku.fm Man Owes $319K in Back Taxes http://weku.fm/post/man-owes-319k-back-taxes <p><a href="http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/09/23/news/news4.txt">A Scottsville businessman admitted Wednesday in federal court </a>that he filed false federal tax returns for four consecutive years. Robert Wilkins Jr., 41, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Bowling Green to four counts of filing a false income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service. The charges against Wilkins were handed down last month in a four-count information. Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:32:16 +0000 Justin Story, Bowling Green Daily News 13037 at http://weku.fm Cave City Mayoral Race Appealed to High Court http://weku.fm/post/cave-city-mayoral-race-appealed-high-court <p><a href="http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/09/18/news/news4.txt">A contested mayoral election in Barren County</a> is being appealed to the Kentucky Supreme Court. The attorney for Cave City Mayor Bob Hunt filed a motion for discretionary review Thursday, urging the state&rsquo;s high court to overturn the decision of two lower courts to declare the 2010 mayoral election in Cave City null and void. Hunt, the incumbent, garnered the most votes in last year&rsquo;s election against Dwayne Hatcher and Larry Davidson, defeating Hatcher by two votes Nov. 4. Sun, 18 Sep 2011 15:49:37 +0000 Justin Story, Bowling Green Daily News 12654 at http://weku.fm First Responders Honored in Bowling Green http://weku.fm/post/first-responders-honored-bowling-green <p><a href="http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/09/09/news/news4.txt">Various dignitaries gathered Thursday morning at White Castle</a> in Bowling Green for a ceremony to honor first responders a few days before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. With members of the Bowling Green Fire Department looking on, officials paid tribute to the firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical personnel who lost their lives during the attacks, while giving thanks to the first responders who continue to risk their lives to protect their communities. Fri, 09 Sep 2011 17:39:31 +0000 Justin Story, Bowling Green Daily News 12157 at http://weku.fm Court of Appeals Dismisses Case Against City http://weku.fm/post/court-appeals-dismisses-case-against-city <p><a href="http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/09/07/news/news4.txt">The Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld a lower court&rsquo;s ruling</a> against Bowling Green Police Department Sgt. Shawn Helbig in his whistle-blower lawsuit against the city. A three-judge panel of state appeals court judges unanimously affirmed the Warren Circuit Court ruling dismissing Helbig&rsquo;s complaint that he was demoted from the rank of BGPD captain after raising concerns about the city&rsquo;s overtime policy. Wed, 07 Sep 2011 17:04:39 +0000 Justin Story, Bowling Green Daily News 11990 at http://weku.fm Bowling Green VFW Post Receives Citation http://weku.fm/post/bowling-green-vfw-post-receives-citation <p><a href="http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/08/09/news/news3.txt">Police cited Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1298 on Sunday</a> for violating Bowling Green&#39;s ordinance against smoking, but the post intends to appeal the citation and $25 fine. The citation was issued Sunday to Malcolm Cherry, quartermaster for the VFW post, during a charitable gaming event hosted by the veterans organization. The citation states that the &ldquo;owner (of the property) was letting customers smoke.&rdquo; The ordinance bans smoking in most businesses within city limits and has been in effect since April 28. An attorney for the post said it would appeal the citation and fine. Tue, 09 Aug 2011 17:09:46 +0000 Justin Story, Bowling Green Daily News 10208 at http://weku.fm Russellville Reminisces Emancipation http://weku.fm/post/russellville-reminisces-emancipation <p><a href="http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/08/05/news/news1.txt">Hundreds of people will gather this weekend </a>in Russellville to celebrate and reminisce during the 25th annual 8th of August Emancipation Celebration. Held to celebrate African-Americans gaining their freedom from slavery, the annual event, more commonly known as &ldquo;8th of August,&rdquo; began Thursday with an outdoor opening service. Fri, 05 Aug 2011 17:11:29 +0000 Justin Story, Bowling Green Daily News 10006 at http://weku.fm Russellville Reminisces Emancipation New Hope for Those Without Visas http://weku.fm/post/new-hope-those-without-visas <p><a href="http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/07/22/news/news4.prt ">Members of the Warren County Domestic Violence Council</a> heard presentations Thursday about a grant to fund legal services to local victims of domestic violence and two visas designed to provide immigration status to noncitizens who are victims of serious crimes. Created out of federal legislation passed in 2000, both visas provide temporary citizenship status to victims of serious crimes. The T visas are available for victims of sex trafficking, while U visas can be issued to foreign nationals who are victims of a broad range of serious crimes, including assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment, rape and other sexual offenses. Fri, 22 Jul 2011 17:43:13 +0000 Justin Story, Bowling Green Daily News 9173 at http://weku.fm LEX Cig Ban Cited in Bowling Green Case http://weku.fm/post/lex-cig-ban-cited-bowling-green-case <p><a href="http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/07/19/news/news4.txt">The attorney appealing the citation</a> and fine against American Legion Post 23 for violating Bowling Green&#39;s smoking ban argues that the post should be exempt from the ordinance and cites a case in Lexington as being similar. But the city has maintained that, because members of the public are invited to charitable gaming events, the post is not exempt from the ordinance.</p><p> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 21:15:21 +0000 Justin Story, Bowling Green Daily News 8924 at http://weku.fm American Legion Post 23’s appeals fine http://weku.fm/post/american-legion-post-23%E2%80%99s-appeals-fine <p><a href="http://www.bgdailynews.com/articles/2011/07/19/news/news4.txt">The attorney appealing the citation and fine</a> against American Legion Post 23 for violating Bowling Green&#39;s smoking ban argues that the post should be exempt from the ordinance and cites a case in Lexington as being similar. But the city has maintained that, because members of the public are invited to charitable gaming events, the post is not exempt from the ordinance. Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:31:21 +0000 Justin Story, Bowling Green Daily News 8898 at http://weku.fm