This past week Annis Farms lost a significant amount of hay due to two separate fires. The first hay fire last week claimed several bales of hay on their farm off Big D Road. They then lost 12-15 bales of hay on their farm in Logansport.
A Sunday morning wreck landed two men Denny Alonzo, 33 and Ernesto Ramirez, 26, of Morgantown, in Butler County Jail. The vehicle left the road around 8:30am at the top of Flat Rock Hill along Rochester Road, traveled down the embankment and rolled over onto its top.
The William Natcher Parkway was shut down on Saturday evening as fire fighters battled a truck fire. The trailer caught fire between Exit 28 and Exit 29 at approximately 7:15 pm. The tractor trailer, owned by U.S. Express, was hauling laundry detergent from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Illinois.
The Butler County Grand Jury returned indictments against 18 individuals. Charges included theft, burglary, assault, unlawful transaction with a minor, and drugs.
"If you asked 100 random citizens when is Flag Day, probably only about 10 or 15 could tell you that it’s June 14th. Today, the banks are open, the mail will run, you won’t see advertisements for special at retail stores.
A large crowd saw a sometimes testy meeting of the Morgantown City Council on Thursday night. The contention was on the possible elimination on the Morgantown Police Department, next fiscal year’s budget, and the level of community support for the Catfish Festival and the Chamber of Commerce.
The Butler County Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night.
Beech Tree News, already a member of the Kentucky Press Association (KPA), has signed on with the organization's news service, which will provide BtN readers with access to headlines from across the state.
Western Kentucky University has announced the students named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the spring 2012 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List.