John Carpenter’s Reel Sites, Real Scary Tour From the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau a must do for people of Southern Kentucky!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Friday, October 31st, 2014 11:30 AM CST

We’ve done the tour, we’ve shared about it over the past 3 weeks and now that we are at the eve of “All Hallows’ Eve” we think it’s time for you to take the tour. Honor the town’s national treasure and see the places that inspired him and be inspired!

We’ll give the time code in the movie and the line and the place it’s based on.

Poster done by Mondo

Halloween (1978):

  • 0:07:00: Smith’s Grove Illinois (Title)
  • 0:29:54: “I remember a guy over in Russellville.”

The Fog (1980):

  • 0:33:17 “Restoration of the Morgantown Road Cemetery.” (Cemetery is Fictional)
  • 0:58:51 “…..toward the weather station on old Russellville Road.”
  • 1:12:04 “I think it’s Chestnut.”
  • 1:12:18 “It’s moving faster now, up Regents Avenue….”
  • 1:12:20 “…..up to the end of Smallhouse Road.”
  • 1:12:32 “It’s just hitting the outskirts of town…. Clay Street.”
  • 1:13:01 “It’s moving down Tenth Street.”
  • 1:13:27 “Stay away from the fog. Richardsville Pike….”
  • 1:13:45 “Now the junction at 101 is cut off.”
Halloween II (1981):
  • 0:09:40 Smiths Grove Warren County Sanitorium (sanitorium is fictional)
  • 0:18:08 “…. moving north onto Scottsville Road.”
  • 0:18:13 “…. meet me at the ByPass.” (31W ByPass)
  • 0:22:07 Smiths Grove Warren County Sanitorium
  • 0:25:12 “He’s in Russellville.”
  • 0:27:24 “The streets between Chestnut…”
  • 0:27:25 “… and Tenth are jammed…”
  • 0:28:57 “… field behind that Lost River Drive-In.” (Lost River Drive-In was near where Hillvue Heights Church now stands.)
  • 0:41:07 “I want a sweep from Chestnut…”
  • 0:41:09 “… south to the ByPass.” (31W ByPass)
  • 0:54:02 “… ordered back to Smiths Grove.”

We also, on our tour hit some actual places that were instrumental in the life of John Carpenter:

The Log Cabin on the campus of WKU was John Carpenter’s boyhood home.

The Capitol (currently not a working theater) was a theater John Carpenter captured the movie making bug.

College High was where John Carpenter went to High School on the campus of WKU. (Photo Courtesy of WKU.edu)

WKU is where Mr. Carpenter started College (his father taught Musical Theory here and why he moved to Bowling Green as a child) before transferring to Southern California Film School.

My helper enjoyed the tour, so it’s good for all ages:

Great art on WKU’s Campus.

This is in Fountain Square across from The Capitol Theater. Beautiful park near Restaurants, Shopping and Coffee Shop.

If you’d like to see the map click here. Or if you’d like to pick up the map head over to the Bowling Green Convention and Visitor’s Bureau on Three Springs Road off of exit 22 on I-65.

The 4 Reasons Destiny Dental Encourages You To Use Your Dental Insurance Before The End of 2014!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Friday, October 31st, 2014 10:00 AM CST

Did you know that you can save hundreds of dollars by using your dental benefits at Destiny Dental before the end of the year? Some dental insurance plans run on a fiscal year, most however run on a calendar year. If your dental insurance plan is on a calendar year, there are 4 reasons that will show you why you should make a dental appointment now.

1. Yearly Maximum- The yearly maximum is the most money that the dental insurance plan will pay for your dental work within one full year. This amount varies by insurance company, but the average is around $1,000 per year, per person. The yearly maximum usually renews every year (on January 1 if your plan is on a calendar year). If you have unused benefits, these will not rollover.

2. Deductible- The deductible is the amount of money that you must pay to your dentist out of pocket before your insurance company will pay for any services. This fee varies from one plan to another and could be higher if you choose an out-of-network dentist. However, the average deductible for a dental insurance plan is usually around $50 per year. Your deductible also starts again when your plan rolls over.

3. Premiums- If you are paying your dental insurance premiums every month, you should be using your benefits. Even if you don’t need any dental treatment, you should always have your regular dental cleanings to help prevent and detect any early signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer and other dental problems.

4. Dental Problems- Can Worsen By delaying dental treatment, you are risking more extensive and expensive treatment down the road. What may be a simple cavity now, could turn into a root canal later. Call Destiny Dental and schedule an appointment to use those benefits.

Call Destiny Dental for more questions about Dental Insurance or to see if you a can schedule an appointment. They are located at 1720 Destiny Lane and can be reached by phone at 842-3554. Don’t forget to fan them on facebook.

CDS #10 Pharmacy is your full service locally owned pharmacy, and now is the time for immunizations and Medicare Part D open enrollment. The Medicare Part D plans for 2015 are out, and Medicare beneficiaries can change plans until December 7th 2014.

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Thursday, October 30th, 2014 11:00 AM CST

CDS #10 Pharmacy is your full service locally owned pharmacy, and now is the time for immunizations and Medicare Part D open enrollment.  The Medicare Part D plans for 2015 are out, and Medicare beneficiaries can change plans until December 7th 2014.  We help you make an informed decision by answering deductible, premium, and coverage gap (donut hole) questions.  While some Medicare Part D plans prefer big box stores or mail order, its good news that many plans prefer locally owned pharmacies

It’s not too late to get your flu shot.  We take Medicare and prescription insurance.  Most copays are $0.  Get your pneumonia or shingles vaccine too and save a trip. There is so much to learn about them and we’ll cover them more later. If you want to learn more now go to their facebook page. Also fan them here.

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Tomorrow is Halloween! 2014 Trick or Treat Tips from Doug Gorman and the Team at Booth Fire & Safety! Keeping Warren County Safe.

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Thursday, October 30th, 2014 10:00 AM CST

For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.

Below are tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

All items for a safer Trick or Treating can be found at Booth Fire and Safety. If you have a business or organization that needs help to insure the safety of the people and building itself, your local choice is Booth Fire and Safety. 538 State Street Bowling Green. Call them at 270.781.3330 or check their website out and fan them on facebook.

Going trick-or-treating?

Alphabet letter S Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Alphabet letter H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house. (Flashlights Available at Booth Fire and Safety)
Alphabet letter A Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation. (Get First Aid Kits for any issues at Booth Fire and Safety)
Alphabet letter L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter O Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Alphabet letter E Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes. (If you have a lit Pumpkin keep a Fire Extinguisher handy from Booth Fire and Safety)

Come Save 10% at Bowling Green’s Premiere Candle and Gift Shop On Fountain Square! Scent of The Week, Cucumber Melon!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Thursday, October 30th, 2014 9:00 AM CST

Cucumber-Melon’s turn to be Candle Maker’s ‘Scent of The Week’ specials (plus the other scents for this month):

  • November 7th- November 13th Blackleather Berry
  • November 14th- November 20th Cinnaberry
  • November 21st- November 27th Coca Mocha
  • November 28th- December 4th Strawberry Shortcake

This Month’s Scents of the week help you save 10% and enjoy the month. Don’t forget soon you will be able to order from Candle Maker’s On The Square online at candlemakersbg.com. Candle Maker’s is for everyone and who doesn’t love a candle. Make sure you get on their email list and check their facebook page out.

What Have You Missed Recently from Digs On The River? SO MUCH! See what’s new!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 10:00 AM CST

Every now and then a trip to Old Louisville Road is in order. The ladies over at Digs on The River have an eye for what BG likes. Right now, they have a Gold Star sale. Anything with a Gold Star is 25% off. See what’s new:

25% off Chest with rope knobs

Vintage Wine Bar on sale for 25% off.

Truman is NFS (Not for sale). Too bad. Dang good dog.

White Chalk Paint desk 25% off.

Vintage Suitcase and 1959 oil painting now available.

Vintage Wood Foil box

25% off Union Jack Bench.

They are located at 2010 Old Louisville Rd, just a short walk from Smokey Pig. Open Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.You can call (270) 792-5438 and/or friend them on facebook.

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It’s Time To Get Your To-Go Order In For Thanksgiving at JD Bakery & Cafe! Call Today and Secure your All-natural Amish Turkey and Sides!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 8:00 AM CST

Fresh All-natural Turkey, Dressing, 2 sides of choice, Rolls and Dessert. The Sides include Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Sweet Potato Casserole, Layered Salad, Green Beans, Peas and Carrots. Dinner for 6-$75 Dinner for 8-$100 and Dinner for 10- $125

Have all orders in by November 22nd. Dinners will be ready for pick-up November 26th at Noon. For more information or to place an order call 846-7890! Fan their page and get down there  Tue – Fri:    7:00 am – 6:00 pm  and Sat: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm. They will serve the breakfast from 7:00 am till 1:30pm! Also, fan them on facebook for more updates.

It’s Almost Halloween! 2014 Trick or Treat Tips from Doug Gorman and the Team at Booth Fire & Safety! Keeping Warren County Safe.

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 12:00 PM CST

For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.

Below are tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

All items for a safer Trick or Treating can be found at Booth Fire and Safety. If you have a business or organization that needs help to insure the safety of the people and building itself, your local choice is Booth Fire and Safety. 538 State Street Bowling Green. Call them at 270.781.3330 or check their website out and fan them on facebook.

Going trick-or-treating?

Alphabet letter S Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Alphabet letter H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house. (Flashlights Available at Booth Fire and Safety)
Alphabet letter A Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation. (Get First Aid Kits for any issues at Booth Fire and Safety)
Alphabet letter L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter O Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter W Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter E Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Alphabet letter E Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter N Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes. (If you have a lit Pumpkin keep a Fire Extinguisher handy from Booth Fire and Safety)

CDS #10 Pharmacy’s New Generic Discount Program!

By Darren Lacefield, cds10.com
Monday, October 27th, 2014 1:00 PM CST

We have built our business by providing the best patient care, fast friendly pharmacy service and a number of valuable services that cannot be matched. Therefore, we don’t think it is in our best interest to blindly match a $4 program from a mass merchandiser using the profession of pharmacy as a loss leader to sell more merchandise and groceries.

CDS #10 Pharmacy is introducing our own Generic Maintenance Program for 91 to 360 days supply of medication. We have most of the same medications on our list as the chains’ lists, and will beat their price on supplies of six months or greater on many medications. We have several pricing tiers and the one-year supply price is included on the Drug List Page.

View the CDS #10 Generic Drug List – One-Year Pricing

There is so much to learn about them and we’ll cover them more later. If you want to learn more now go to their facebook page. Also fan them here.

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Top 5 tips from Bluegrass Learning Services ACT Classes!


By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Monday, October 27th, 2014 12:00 PM CST

It’s that time of year when high school students are preparing for their ACT exam. Here are a few of our favorite strategies students learn when they attend a Bluegrass Learning ACT prep class:

  • General exam tip: The ACT is a formal test, therefore it is very predictable in how questions and answers are structured. The test is written in active voice syntax. That means the questions and answers are written in the shortest, most specific way, with the most important information coming first. For example, If you get a question asking about the character Jon, the correct answer might be “Jon ran the race”. If you see 1-2 answer choices written in passive voice, like “The race in which Jon ran”, those answers are almost always incorrect.
  • Science test: The biggest concern our students have when they come to a class is running out of time on the science test. Here is our number one tip to speed you up and improve your ACT science score: Before you look at any questions, analyze all the graphs, tables and charts. Understand what is being measured then annotate the high points, low points, and where the largest changes occur in the data. Mark on the test and denote the data trend. Is it increasing, decreasing, constant or varying? If it is a line graph, circle anywhere the lines cross. If you do this data analysis BEFORE going to the questions, you have answered at least 50% of the test and you haven’t even had to read any of the passages! This tip will save you A TON of time and will help you finish the test.
  • Reading test: Know how to annotate well and mark up the passage. Circle proper nouns, italicizied phrases and anything in quotes. If you see a list of items, things, feelings or actions, write “List” in the margin. There WILL be questions about these things and if you have it marked, it saves you time and allows you to finish the test.
  • English test: Don’t be afraid to select “No change”. That is the correct answer about 5-6 times on each ACT test. They often bunch those up with 3-4 consecutive questions having a correct answer of “no change”. It’s psychological warfare! They are trying to get you to second guess yourself.
  • Math test: The other three sections of the ACT are not really content tests. Math is different. You must know formulas and standard algorithms. If you are currently taking AP calculus or any other high level math class, you MUST brush up on what you learned in Algebra 1 and Geometry. Many high achieving students come to us because they are disappointed with their ACT math scores. They took basic classes 2-4 years ago and have forgotten much of the material the ACT tests.

We hope that helps! If you would like to learn many more great tips and strategies about the ACT, we would love to have you join us for a class. We meet at local high schools on Saturdays leading up to each ACT test. Our classes are taught by Mr. Steve Patton, a retired Kentucky high school teacher. Our next series of classes begins on November 8th at Greenwood High School. Register early! We only accept 20 students in each class. You can see all dates and register for classes by visiting www.bluegrasslearning.com or by calling us at 270-925-2148.