People & Places

South Central Bank names Walter York as newest board member

South Central Bank has announced the bank’s newest board member, Walter York. Mr. York is a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky where he attended Warren Central High School. While in high school he participated in the football, basketball and track programs.  He then attended Western Kentucky University on a full football scholarship and served as the team’s captain in 1983.
Mr. York is no stranger to hard work, obtaining his first job when he was just 12 years old.  After graduating from WKU, he worked for BGMU for over 10 years.  Mr. York is now a partner in Miller and York Rentals based in Bowling Green and is a well-known member of the community.  He has a great support system with his wife, Debbie, daughter Brittany, son Bradley and his wife, Renae, and three grandchildren, Gavin Gunner and Garett.   
South Central Bank, Inc. is a growing institution with 29 offices across Kentucky and Tennessee and is proud to add such a distinguished member of the community to its board of directors.  He joins current board members: Ruthie Bale, Ellen Bale, William Bale, William Bucher, Brian Clemmons, James Cook, Kenneth Crandall, Bill Feltner, Brandon Fogle, David Fort, Woody Gardner, Larry Glass, Dorsey Hall, Michael “Doc” Halliday, Matthew Hayden, Dr. Gary Inman, George Kauffeld, Charles Key, Owen Lambert, David Mann, Dan McIvor, Tim McMillen, Nancy Miles, Patrick Padden, Al Pedigo, Ronnie Pence, Ben Quinn, Ed Riney, Tommy Ross, Richie Sanders, Nobert Skees, Joe Stephens, John Wright, Bob Anderson (Director Emeritus) and George Warren (Director Emeritus).  

To learn more about South Central Bank, visit www.southcentralbank.com or call (270) 651-7466.


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HomeWorks Expands

Established in February 2005, Homeworks has recently expanded to include a new show room and retail store. The new retail store will allow customers who prefer to DIY. Family-owned and operated, they strive to offer first rate service, quality and price for both residential and commercial customers. Homeworks is located at 1207 Broadway Ave.


Summer Aviation Camp

Each summer, the Aviation Museum of Kentucky offers Aviation Summer Camps at airports around the state. In 2017, one camp will be offered at the Bowling Green airport. The Aviation Heritage Park Camp will be held July 6-7.  The camp costs $269 per child, lasts two days from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM and is offered to children aged 10-16. Students will learn the ins and outs of aviation, from weather and navigation to the parts of an airplane. Students will also have the opportunity to assist an FAA Certified Flight Instructor in a cross-country flight in a Cessna 172.


Build-Ready Certified Sites at Bowling Green’s Kentucky Transpark

Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products, LLC announced phase I of their latest expansion project in the South Central Kentucky Industrial Park in Bowling Green. This project includes the creation of 129 new jobs and $51.3 million in capital investment and will have an economic impact of more than $280 million over the next 10 years in South Central Kentucky.

“This expansion by Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products is a shining example of growth among advanced manufacturers in Kentucky,” Gov. Bevin said. “Since establishing its Bowling Green plant in 2004, KAAP has proven itself an excellent corporate partner in the commonwealth’s automotive industry. We are grateful for the company’s dedication to the state and are excited to see this remarkable success continue.”

This project will increase production capacity by the addition of two new forging presses, one heat treatment line, one etch and penetrant line, one melting furnace, one casting line and two machining lines. Construction is anticipated to begin next month.

“South Central Kentucky’s reputation among metal and automotive parts manufacturing groups continues to advance much in part to the success of companies like KAAP in our region,” said Chamber President and CEO Ron Bunch. “The combined economic impact of all of KAAP’s projects since locating here in 2005 has exceeded $654 million. Congratulations to KAAP on this project and their success in our community.”

“KAAP continues to have a tremendous impact on the city and our local economy,” said Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson. “Their growth and success since locating to Bowling Green in 2005 is astonishing and we are grateful for all [KAAP] does for our community.”
This announcement is the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce’s third economic development announcement in 2017 for a total of $86.73 million in capital investment and 283 new jobs.

For more information on KAAP or the positions they have available, please visit www.kobeal.com.


MelodyE Campbell Joins the Bowling Green Medical Clinic

TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome Melodye Campbell, APRN,  to Bowling Green Medical Clinic, part of the Greenview Medical Group.

Mrs. Campbell is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. As a native of Bowling Green, Melodye received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Western Kentucky University. She went on to receive her Masters of Science in Nursing with honors, specializing as a Family Nurse Practitioner, from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. Additionally, she received a Master’s of Science in Education with Distinction from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Melodye has practiced in several different venues including hospitals, legal nursing, private practice, and universities.

Melodye believes in providing competent, empathetic, and optimal care to the members of her community. This stems from her values and beliefs. These values and beliefs accompanied by trustworthiness, respect, and compassion, is what guided her to this profession and is currently driving her as she continues to provide care to our community. Her hobbies and interests include spending time with her husband and two children, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling.
She is now accepting new patients at Bowling Green Medical Clinic at 1777 Ashley Circle in Bowling Green, Kentucky. For more information, please call TriStar Medline® at 615-342-1919 or 270-781-4090.


United Way’s Day of Caring : July 26

United Way’s ninth annual Day of Caring is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26, 2017. As part of the Day of Caring, businesses and organizations can make a commitment to offer their employees a chance to “step away from their desks” to provide hands-on, volunteer labor for a wide variety of projects.

Projects will go live at unitedwaydayofcaring.com on June 7 for volunteers to select the project of their choice. Projects are available on a first come-first served basis, so volunteers are encouraged to log on early for the best chance of securing their favorite project. Following in line with United Way’s Community Impact focus, all projects will impact issues in Education, Income, Health, and Safety Net.

In 2016, more than 75 projects were completed by more than 1,000 volunteers as part of the Day of Caring. Since its inception, tens of thousands of volunteer hours have been donated to local non-profits in our community as a result of the Day of Caring.

For more information about the Day of Caring, visit unitedwaydayofcaring.com or call 270.843.3205.


UK College of Medicine Coming Summer of 2018

The Med Center Health plans to open a the UK College of Medicine - Bowling Green Campus. The regional campus is a four-year medical school opening in the summer of 2018. The program is the first of its kind in Kentucky and addresses the national physician shortage, one of the most pressing challenges in healthcare today. The Commonwealth will benefit from having greater access to well-trained physicians, as well as the positive economic impact to South Central Kentucky.


Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Kentucky:
the Kentucky Fiddle Sisters

Chapel Tinius, Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen 2016 and the current Miss Kentucky, Laura Jones have collaborated at a local recording studio in Scottsville to create a musical CD. The name of the album, Kentucky Fiddle Sisters, showcases the common talent the girls share.
All proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network and the scholarship fund of Miss Kentucky and MKYOT.


Always Dreaming Brings Home the Win

Always Dreaming had an early lead on the muddy track, fell behind, but pulled out a win in the end. The 143rd winner of the Kentucky Derby is owned by Brooklyn Boyz Stables, MeB Racing Stables LLC, Teresa Viola Racing Stables, St. Elias Stable LLC and West Point Thoroughbreds. West Point Thoroughbreds was started 25 years ago by Terry and Debbie Finley. Their daughter is West Point’s racing manager and communications director: Erin Birkenhauer.  Birkenhauer and her husband moved to Bowling Green in 2015, and currently live in Alvaton.


Bluegrass Learning Services Grand Opening

Bluegrass Learning Services recently celebrated its grand opening on May 30. Highly qualified teachers provide tutoring for preschool through adults, as well as workforce development, test preparation and more. This local service is a great addition for families, schools and businesses in need of training and development. They also offer ACT test preparation.
Bluegrass Learning Services is located at 1785 Campbell Lane Ste. 300. For more information visit www.bluegrasslearning.com or call 270-904-5949.