Local Coronavirus Updates

For the latest info on the COVID-19 outbreak in Kentucky, go to kycovid19.ky.gov.

Thu Apr 2 3:00p: Gov. Beshear will recommend Kentucky schools remain closed until May 1st.

Wed Apr 1 4:30p: Gov. Beshear announces grocery store workers can now receive the same emergency child care benefits that previously were extended to first responders and health care workers.

Tue Mar 31 4:30p: Gov. Beshear issues an executive order to rehire retired police, fire, rescue, first responders and health care workers to help during this crisis. He has ordered all local government meetings to be held via virtual media. The governor also says there should be no yard sales conducted until the threat of the virus passes.

Mon Mar 30 4:15p: Gov. Beshear issues an executive order that no one travel outside the state of Kentucky. Exemptions granted for travel required for work, medicines, groceries, healthcare, court dates, or care for a loved one. All other travel requires a 14 day self-quarantine.

Mon Mar 30 10:45a: Once again, SAM 100.7 has partnered with the Realtors Association of Southern Kentucky for the 9th Annual “Hope For Hunger” but this time, it will be a little different. Because of social distancing, we’re only collecting monetary donations through Facebook to purchase food items for those in need. Just go to the Hope For Hunger post at the SAM 100.7 facebook page and make a donation!

FOR A LOOK AT AREA SCHOOL MEALS BEING DELIVERED, CLICK THIS LINK FROM WBKO… https://www.wbko.com/content/news/Schools-providing-meals-during-COVID-19-closures–568861981.html

Thu 10:24a: BlueCotton announces they will immediately begin manufacturing surgical masks.

Thu 8:21a: Gov. Beshear suspends all evictions within Kentucky until the State of Emergency is lifted

Wed 10:25p: Grayson Co confirms its first case of COVID-19

Tue 4:35p: Governor Beshear orders all non-life-sustaining businesses to close by Thursday. A detailed list will be released Wednesday.

Tue 7:30a: WOVO, Sam, and the Point join Life’s Better Together in Snacks 4 Students, collecting individually wrapped snacks for students across Bowling Green and Warren County. Donations can be dropped off at our studios on Campbell Lane, or at Guarantee Pest Control, and will go to school resource officers for distribution. Find Life’s Better Together on Facebook for more details.

Tue 7:00a: The American Red Cross has an URGENT need for all blood types! 

Upcoming Blood Drives: Register at RedCrossBlood.org

  • Friday
    • The Medical Center in BG – 1p-5p
    • Harley Davidson of BG – 9a-2p
    • Holiday Inn at Sloan Convention Center – 10:30a-4:30p


Mon 11:40a: All Warren County district jurors have been cleared from duty for the rest of March. March circuit jurors have been extended through April 30th. All April jurors have been released from duty. All May jurors must complete and return qualification forms. For questions concerning jury duty in Warren County, call 270-746-7411.

Mon 10:40a: Warren County Schools will continue serving breakfast and lunch for its students Monday. Bus delivery will resume Tuesday. Click here for updates

Sun 7:57p: BG Parks and Rec has closed all Parks and Golf Courses until further notice. Activities at all Warren County Parks have been canceled but county parks are still open to the general public.

Sun 6:00p: Scottsville Mayor David Burch confirms the first COVID-19 case in Allen County. If you receive a call from the Allen County Health Department, answer. They’re trying to contact everyone who could have come in contact with the 24-year old, female patient.

Sun 5:49p: Commonwealth Broadcasting has closed our studios to the public starting Monday morning. No prize pickup for the time being. Donations can still be made to Snacks 4 Students for the time being, but the door remains locked.

Sun 4:30p: Governor Beshear is ordering all in-person traffic for non-essential retail businesses closed by 8pm Monday night. Delivery and curbside service is still allowed. Grocery stores, liquor stores, banks, feed stores, veterinary offices, pharmacies, auto repair, auto parts stores and gas stations are not included. 

Examples of businesses closed to in-person traffic: Clothing, Entertainment, Sporting goods, Shoes, Jewelry, Florists, Furniture, Bookstores, Auto dealers.

Sun 4:30p: A new mandate goes in effect Monday requiring no ELECTIVE medical procedures of any kind be done until further notice.

Sun 2:01p: Sen. Rand Paul’s office announces he tested positive for COVID-19

Sat 4:15p: The Small Business Administration has approved disaster loans for Kentucky small businesses. To apply, go to SBA.gov

Sat 1:45p: The Barren River District Health Department says a 55 year-old man is the 4th person to test positive for Covid-19 in Warren County.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear moves the Kentucky Primary from May 19 to June 23.

All in-person Kentucky government services cease operations as of 5 p.m. on March 17. For more information, click here.

All local Social Security offices are closed for in-person services until further notice. Online services are available here.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear issues statement on the closure of public-facing businesses, such as hair and nail salons, and businesses that encourage large gatherings, such as theaters.
Click here to read about the governor’s declaration.

Beshear issues statement on restaurant and bar closings.
Click here to read about the governor’s declaration.

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities has closed its lobby through April 1 and will also postpone all disconnections for failure to pay until April 1. For more information, click here.

All Bowling Green City offices will close to in-person service beginning Thursday, March 19, until further notice. For more information, click here.

The Warren County Government offices will remain open, but have limited in-person services. For more information, click here.

WKU has extended Spring Break through this Friday and will begin alternative course delivery March 23-April 5. For more information on WKU’s response to COVID-19, click here.

The ACT has rescheduled the April 4 test date to June 13 and July 18, effectively cancelling the April test date. For more information, click here.

The Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office has closed its lobby to in-person visitors. For more information on how access the office’s services, click here.

The Barren County Clerk’s Office is closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18. It will remain closed until further notice. Click here for more information.

SKyPAC has announced changes to its upcoming schedule. Some events have been canceled and some postponed. Click here for more information.

The City of Glasgow will close city hall to walk-in traffic beginning Thursday. For more information, click here.

Mammoth Cave National Park will y suspend all cave tours and close the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center beginning Wednesday, March 18. Surface activities within the park, such as the park campgrounds and hiking, equestrian, and biking trails, as well as restrooms adjacent to the visitor center will remain open and accessible to the public. For more information, click here.

The Barren River Animal Welfare Association has cancelled its Pictures with the Easter Bunny event scheduled for March 29.
Also, the shelter is closed to general public visitation through March 29.
For more information on BRAWA, click here.

The Peoples Bank Pup Run to benefit BRAWA, has been cancelled. It was scheduled for Saturday, March 28.

The Munfordville Tourism’s Big Buffalo Shuffle has been postponed. It was scheduled for April 4.
For more information about the tourism commission and its events, click here.

The Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly breakfast has been postponed. It was scheduled for April 3.
For more information about chamber events, click here.

The Glasgow Recreation Department has cancelled all ongoing scheduled programing, including youth and adult sports. Also, all indoor facilities are closed effective noon, March 16.
Parks managed by the recreation department will be open to be used at each person’s discretion. For more information, click here.

The T.J. Samson Women’s Conference has been moved to June 25.