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Landfill group organizes Opry event to assist with letter writing campaign

The Butler County Opry, held on Saturday night at Butler County Middle School, was a huge success.  The event was in support of efforts to prevent a landfill from locating in Butler County.  

"We now have 174 signed letters waiting to go to Frankfort as soon as OHA files their administrative application, and the 30-day public comment period begins," said Frank House, Butler County Stop the Landfill member.

The state has approved Owls Head's notice of intent to build a landfill in Butler County. That is the first step of several that they must complete to gain final approval. Once Owls Head files their next application, a 30-day public comment period will open, which is why the Butler County Opry /letter signing was organized. Letters were available to sign, and envelopes and postage was provided. Embry Impressions provided the letter and envelopes.

CLICK here for a copy of the letter: Landfill Letter.pdf

Butler Countians made donations of $525 on Saturday night. Butler County Stop The Landfill is also preparing a county-wide mailer/letter so that everyone in Butler County will have the opportunity to let Frankfort know their concerns.

WLBQ101.5 DJ Josh Hampton served as emcee for the night.

Performers included: Darryl Dockery, Kenny Johnson, Debbie Worley, Jon Hunt, Rose Sisters Shelby Shelby, and Rachel Holston, Shera Lindsey, Bodie Hammer, Jacob Dockery, Melissa Johnson, and The Johnson Family.

Door prizes were provided by the following: Flener's, Pizza Zone, Barb's Barber Shop, Littleman Smoked Meat, K & P House Washing, Parkway Tires & Cars, Stained Glass by Adrianna, Lost River Power Sports, and Rich Ellis.

Up In Smoke provided food for the evening.

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