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Officials Signs Proclamation Recognizing United Way of Southern Kentucky

(BUTLER COUNTY COURTHOUSE, KY) –Butler County Judge Executive, Tim Flener and Morgantown Mayor, Billy Phelps signed a proclamation declaring October as United Way month in Butler County.

 United Way of Southern Kentucky champions for the health, education, and financial stability of every Southern Kentucky resident. Over the last five years, United Way of Southern Kentucky has invested over $118,000 into programs in Butler County. Additionally, United Way has mailed over 6,605 books to Butler County children through the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program and has taken over 500 calls from Butler County residents seeking assistance through United Way’s 2-1-1 information and referral service.

 United Way Vice President, Ellie Harbaugh said, “The opportunity to help our fellow citizens, local children and families, who just need an extra hand has never been easier. By investing in United Way, we are changing the future of our county, city and local community. Today, we recognized past investments and look to the future with anticipation of improving opportunities one child at a time.” 

 This work would not be possible without the support of companies currently running workplace campaigns in Butler County including: Butler County Schools, City of Morgantown, Drake’s Farm Services, Final Finish, Morgantown Bank & Trust, Morgantown Housing Authority, and Butler County Fiscal Court.

 “The money they [United Way] raise here, stays here and helps our citizens. We want to thank them for that,” said Judge Flener.

  For more information about United Way of Southern Kentucky, log on to the United Way of Southern Kentucky website at www.liveunitedtoday.com

 United Way of Southern Kentucky (UWSK) is a local, independent, non-profit organization that works to identify and address the issues that matter most, change conditions and improve lives. The mission of United Way of Southern Kentucky is to be the leader in bringing together the resources to build a stronger, more caring community. United Way is focused on the building blocks for good quality of life – Education, Income, Health and Safety Net. Therefore, the vision of United Way is a Southern Kentucky where all residents are educated, healthy, and financially stable. Incorporated as a charitable non-profit entity in 1956, UWSK has long served a major role in the community by bringing people together to create opportunities that make a measurable difference in the quality of life for people where they live and work.

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