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Bosnian Community Bosnians in BG Feature Long Reads Olivia Mohr Place story Small business

Bosnian-owned event venue brings community together

People crowd into and around La Gala, a Bosnian-owned event venue in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on March 3 for a Marija Šerifovic concert. 

By Olivia Mohr

Screaming people crowded around a stage at La Gala for Serbian singer Marija Šerifovic’s concert held there the night of March 3. Purple, blue and green lights shone from the stage. Phone screens flashed as people held them up to record the music on stage, and people waved their hands in the air and jumped up and down.

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Feature Jennifer King Quick Reads Small business

Roxie’s Cottage

By Jennifer King

Fresh coffee is brewed in a pot just inside the door at Roxie’s. Customers grab a mug from a large stack beside the pot and serve themselves their own coffee as they walk in the door.

It’s not quite 4 a.m. on a Friday morning in Bowling Green, but the red and blue neon lights of an open sign glow in the window of a small white cottage with a red roof on the corner of Louisville Road and Old Porter Pike.

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Emily DeLetter Feature Long Reads

Shelter from the Storm

By Emily DeLetter

The main gathering room of the Catholic Action Center is crowded. It’s Sunday, and more than 100 people are sitting and standing at various donated tables, chairs and couches around the room, waiting for the weekly meeting to begin.

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Feature Long Reads Michelle Hanks

Kentucky’s last abortion clinic

By Michelle Hanks

On the sidewalk of a four-lane, one-way street, a woman walks to EMW Surgical Center in Louisville, Kentucky for her appointment. It’s a Saturday morning in the fall and the sun is just about the peek through the almost leafless trees.

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Feature Quick Reads Skyler Ballard

Growing Together

By Skyler Ballard

After long hours of working in the fields, Drew Snider stretches and hops down off his tractor and heads toward the barn. His wife, Laney, greets him with a wide smile and a handful of flowers to deliver to a customer’s car.

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Feature Laryn Hilderbrandt Long Reads

Riverview: The house on the hill

By Laryn Hilderbrandt

The historic house stood on a rounded hill with a slim, autumn leaf-covered driveway looping around it. Christmas wreaths hung from the white double doors and green garland was draped over the railings. The red brick house was intentionally symmetric, reflecting the Italianate architecture. The outside was overgrown, weeds sprouting within the landscape. Light brown leaves affected by the late autumn chill littered the ground and paved path.

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Evan Heichelbech Feature Quick Reads Trend

‘Not just about books’: Warren County library serves as millennial hotspot

By Evan Heichelbech

The first downward dog should be felt in the shoulders. It’s meant to push the world away. The ujjayi breathing has two components: inhaling keeps the heart open, exhaling is a reminder of your bones beneath you to keep you grounded.

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Bosnians in BG Feature Laryn Hilderbrandt Long Reads

Appetite for success


Photo courtesy of Mandrapa, chef and owner of The Bistro, Novo Dolce and Pub By Novo.

By Laryn Hilderbrandt

Silverware clinking against plates and light conversation filled the space at The Bistro where 39-year-old owner and executive chef Sasha Mandrapa sat comfortably in a black leather-upholstered booth. On the table there was a notepad covered in hastily written black ink, an open NOS Energy Drink to the left, and a filled old fashioned glass closest to him.

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Feature James Humphrey Quick Reads Spring 2018 Senior Show

The Corvette Museum – A Car Enthusiast’s Dream

An entrance to the Corvette Museum.

By James Humphrey

Before you step through the doors of the National Corvette Museum, you know that this is a haven for car enthusiasts. A conspicuous yellow dome is designed to evoke the taillight of the Corvette Stingray. Vintage Corvettes sit out front; the signs on their windshields advertise rides for $20. The crossed flags in the logo evoke racing.

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Bosnians in BG Casey McCarthy Feature Spring 2018 Senior Show

A Little Taste of Bosnia in BG

By Casey McCarthy

On the corner of Old Morgantown Road and Parkhurst Drive, between slender white, wooden columns, in mesh black chairs, hazed by cigarette smoke and steamy espresso, two older gentleman converse, speaking softly, in a language I don’t recognize.