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The city of Bowling Green may be exiting the convention center business.  City commissioners have voted to consider selling the Sloan Convention Center to a private company. 

The city commission on Tuesday agreed to issue requests for proposals as it looks to the private sector to possibly purchase and operate the venue.  The bonds used to construct the center were paid off late last year.  Mayor Bruce Wilkerson says local government is better suited for public protection and other services as opposed to competing against the private sector to run a convention center. 

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A Bowling Green City Commissioner is expressing remorse for  with public intoxication and says he plans to remain in office.  Slim Nash went on social media on Monday to apologize for his May 23 arrest.

In a Facebook post, Nash said he was sorry for re-traumatizing any individual who has been harmed or had a loved one harmed by alcohol. 

“I have spent the majority of my life trying to help people and would never intentionally do harm," he wrote.

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A Bowling Green city commissioner has admitted to being intoxicated while in public.  Slim Nash was arraigned on Tuesday in Warren District Court.

Commissioner Nash entered a guilty plea to a charge of public intoxication-first offense, which is not even a misdemeanor in Kentucky.  He was given a $25 fine plus court costs. 

Nash was arrested in a downtown parking lot last week after leaving a concert at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center.  His attorney Alan Simpson says Nash didn’t dispute that he had been drinking.

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Bowling Green City Commissioner Slim Nash is out of jail following his arrest Thursday night for public intoxication. 

According to the arrest citation, a Warren County sheriff's deputy was working a special detail at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center when he noticed Nash who appeared "extremely intoxicated."

The deputy stated that he saw Nash get into his vehicle with his daughter and start the engine.  Nash told the deputy that he wasn't planning to go anywhere.

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The final reading of an LGBTQ protection measure known as a Fairness Ordinance at Tuesday's Bowling Green City Commission meeting failed on a 3-2 vote.

It marked the latest rejection in a statewide effort to have local governments ban discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on gender identity or sexual orientation. The Bowling Green City Commission also rejected the Fairness Ordinance during its first reading at a meeting in April. 

Commissioner Brian "Slim" Nash played a nasty voicemail he received for supporting the measure prior to opening the floor for open comment.

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A Bowling Green city commissioner charged with DUI will have to wait longer to have his day in court. 

The trial for Slim Nash was postponed after the commonwealth’s key witness didn’t appear at Tuesday's proceedings.

Officer Larry Zuniga with the Bowling Green Police Department, who arrested Nash, was absent from court because he was checking on family in south Florida following the hurricane.

"The judge issued a show cause and Office Zuniga will have to explain to the judge what happened," Special Prosecutor Don Jones told WKU Public Radio.  "I do think we're all understanding of where the officer's heart was, but there was a subpoena issued, so the judge will want him to explain that on the record."

Nash Drops Out Of BG City Commission Race

Aug 23, 2014

Former Bowling Green City Commissioner Brian "Slim" Nash announced on Facebook over the weekend that he'll be dropping out of his race for re-election immediately to focus on the health of his daughter. He'll make it official Monday by turning in paperwork at the county's clerk's office to remove his name from the ballot.

The Bowling Green City Commission approved the second and final reading of an ordinance clearing the way for the sale of package liquor on Sundays and on Election Day. The 3-2 vote Tuesday night was the same margin for the law's first reading last month.

Mayor Bruce Wilkerson and Commissioner Rick Williams opposed the measure which goes into effect Friday.

The Bowling Green city commission Tuesday night passed the first reading of a bill allowing a mens' alcoholic and drug recovery center to open near a home for victims of domestic violence.