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11 hrs ago | LiveScience

Elephants Can Outsniff Rats and Dogs

Elephants are known for their impressively long trunks, but perhaps less well known is the large number of genes that code for their sense smell.


Related Topix: Bowling Green, KY

13 hrs ago | Lebanon Democrat

Local teachers attend AP Summer Institute

The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University held the 31st annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute June 23-27.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Mount Juliet, TN

17 hrs ago | Lebanon Democrat

School News for July 22, 2014

Ashley Marie Brizuela, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brizuela of Lebanon, was named to the Dean's List at Pensacola Christian College for academic achievement during the 2014 spring semester.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing, Samford University, Kentucky, Education Etc.

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Washington Times

Humanists seek support from Congress on military chaplains

U.S. humanists have seen an increase in visibility and validity thanks to recent court rulings on religious liberty and what religion historians see as a growing acceptance for free thought.


Radio Ink

Kentucky Talent Institute Kicks Off Today

The 2nd annual KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute begins today on the campus of Western Kentucky University.


Fri Jul 18, 2014

Beef Magazine

New Junior Hereford Board Members, Officers Elected

The election of four new junior Hereford members to the National Junior Hereford Association board of directors was made, along with announcement of the new officer team, at the 15th Annual VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo July 11 in Harrisburg, Pa.


Related Topix: Bowling Green, KY, Illinois College, Agriculture, Science, University of Arkansas, Calvin College

WTVF Nashville

Gas line ruptured on WKU campus

A gas line has been ruptured on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green prompting the evacuation of residence halls and a parking structure.


Related Topix: Bowling Green, KY

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Ex-Logan County School Superintendent Gets Award

Former Logan County School Superintendent, Marshall Kemp, received the Kentucky Association of School Administrators Distinguished Service Award Thursday morning at the association's annual summer leadership institute in Louisville.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Kentucky

News Democrat

Leann Martin steps into Logan Agriculture positon

Logan County has a new Agriculture/Natural Resource Extension Agent and she is excited to begin serving the needs of this community.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Logan County, KY, Auburn, KY

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Denton Record-Chronicle

Former council member dies

Ayer served on the City Council from 1968 to 1972, and rejoined the council from 1988 to 1992.


Related Topix: Denton, TX


Magician Is Wearing A Straight Jacket For 2 Weeks To Raise Funds For Parkinson's Research

For most magicians, getting out of a straight jacket marks a right of passage. But for one Toronto trickster, remaining in one for 14 days could be his career-defining moment.


Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease, Health

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Business Journal

GLI names vice president of public policy

Sarah Davasher-Wisdom will join the GLI staff effective July 21, said Susan Overton , the chamber's vice president of marketing and communications.


Related Topix: Louisville, KY

Sun Jul 13, 2014

WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Drivers Adjusting to Roundabout Construction

"Well, I really didn't know what they were going to make out of it, at first, but now I see that it's a roundabout.


Related Topix: Bowling Green, KY

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Evansville Courier & Press

Governor's Awards in the Arts recipients named

Kentuckians who have made significant contributions to the arts in the Commonwealth, across the country and around the globe will be honored for their lifelong commitment to and achievements in the arts as the recipients of the 2014 Governor's Awards in the Arts, the Kentucky Arts Council has announced.


Related Topix: Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Theater, Arts

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Professor Startled to See MIT Course Featured As Jeopardy Clue

Jeopardy's $600 clue from Wednesday night's episode featured Professor Sam Ford's 2007 course.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Entertainment, Television

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

3 high school seniors working on eyewear app

The product was released initially in 2012 and to the general public this year. The $1,500 eyewear has a small screen above the right eye that offers Internet access, camera, email, maps and voice commands.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Bowling Green, KY

Tue Jul 08, 2014


Economic Effects of the World Cup May Result in Losses, Say Researchers

July 8, 2014 -- The World Cup has an economic effect on countries, according to an analysis of 50 years of nations' economic data compared with their Cup success over the same time period.


Thu Jul 03, 2014


Former SunBelt Conference rival joins Conference USA

Just as the Panthers made the move from the SunBelt Conference to Conference USA on July 1 of 2013, the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky University did on July 1 this year.


News Democrat

Creasy, Stacy

The parents of Autumn R'ee Creasy and Daniel Clinton Stacy Jr. would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of the couple to be.


Related Topix: Auburn, KY, Lewisburg, KY, Bowling Green, KY, Russellville, KY

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Columbia Magazine

WKU announces May 2014 graduates for CM 7-County area

WKU announces May 2014 graduates for CM 7-County area By Bob Skipper, Media Director Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY The following Western Kentucky University students from the CM 7-county area of Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell and Taylor Counties earned degrees at the May 2014 Commencement Ceremonies.


Related Topix: Bowling Green, KY