News from BG: February 8, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • City-University Relations Commission is scheduled to meet February 14 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Winterfest – BG Chillabration

Come out and enjoy the coolest event of the year!  BG Chillibration is scheduled on February 10, 11, and 12 throughout Bowling Green.  The event features numerous activities and attractions such as an art show, dodgeball tournament, hockey game, ice carving demo, 1 mile Frostbite fun run, and much more!

Go to the community calendar,, for details!

Frostbite One Mile Fun Run

Bowling Green Parks & Recreation is proud to be presenting the Ninth Annual Frostbite One Mile Fun Run sponsored by BIGGBY COFFEE, an event of the 2017 BG Winterfest Chillabration.  The run will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 11, 2017 around City Park.  Awards will be given out to overall male/female adult and youth categories and all pre-registered participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt.

To register or for more information, please visit the Parks webpage or call the Community Center at 419-354-6223.

BGPD Receives Grant Awards

The Bowling Green Police Division has recently received two federal grants – one from the United States Secret Service and the other from the United States Department of Justice.  The grant from the Secret Service paid for Detective Brian Houser to attend the Mobile Device Examiner Training Program in Hoover, Alabama free of charge for the City.  The grant paid for the course and equipment to train Detective Houser on recovery of digital evidence, legal issues, and hardware utilization.

The second grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice, provided the necessary funds ($10,867) to pay for the equipment and installation of in-car video cameras for 3 police vehicles.  Because of this, the City will be able to finish a three year upgrade of in-car cameras for all police vehicles.

More information about these grants can be found on the City’s website in the news section, or you can call 419-352-1131.