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FISCAL COURT: Tax rate dropped; Road Department details 2018 projects

Butler County Fiscal Court met in regular session on August 13, 2018, at the Butler County Courthouse.  Magistrates Stevie Givens, Johnny Tuck, Chad Tyree, David Whittinghill, and Bobby Moore were all in attendance.  The court approved lowering the 2018-19 tax rates on real estate by taking the compensating rate of 8.0, this was made possible due to an increase in property values. The 2017 rate was 8.2.

"When I came into office the tax rate was 8.9 and now it is 8.0; I commend the fiscal court for their management," said Judge David Fields.

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Chamber has new part-time secretary

Jessica Webb

 The Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce has a new face.  Jessica Webb has been hired as the new part-time secretary.  She is married to Joshua Webb and they have a 4-year old son, Ty.  Jessica is the daughter of Jason and Debbie Elms, and Cindy Beckner. 

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Housing Authority launches new website

 If you need housing in Morgantown, it may just be a click away.  The Housing Authority of Morgantown has a new website that they hope will be an asset to those in need of housing.  The address is: http://www.mtownha.org

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Scholarships awarded to BCHS students

Butler County High School recognized several students with awards and scholarships with a program held on Tuesday, May 23. Below is a list of the awarded students:

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Over 350 attend "Waves on Wheels" for stingray experience

It was standing room only last week at the Eva J.

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Chamber of Commerce reports monetary "inconsistencies" in bank accounts; MPD investigating, Arrest made

In a letter to its members, the Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce on December 22, 2016, is reporting that "on December 20, 2016 certain inconsistencies were discovered in our accounts" and that consequently the employee in question has been terminated from the Chamber.  The letter was written by James Runion,  as president of the Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce,  and on behalf of the Chamber Board of Directors.

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Bevin Appoints J.B. Hines of Brownsville as District Court Judge for District 38, Division 1

J.B. Hines

FRANKFORT – Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Joseph Brett “J.B.” Hines, of Brownsville, to the position of District Court Judge for Division 1 of the 38th Judicial District, replacing Judge Renona C. Browning, who has resigned.

Kentucky’s 38th Judicial District includes Butler, Edmonson, Hancock and Ohio counties.

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Burglary at Aberdeen Grocery and two other businesses

One suspect is in custody and another is still at large following an early Thursday morning burglary at Aberdeen Grocery, Bratcher's Riverside Market, and Lucky Find Junction (in Aberdeen).  The individual in custody is currently lodged in the Grayson County Jail on unrelated charges of arson and criminal mischief.  The identity of the other individual (driver of the vehicle) is known but he is still at large.  Both are from Grayson County.  Arrest warrants are being obtained.   

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Butler County salutes its Veterans

Veterans, their families, students, and community leaders gathered on Friday, November 11, at the Butler County High School gymnasium as part of a community Veterans' Day program. 

 

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LOCAL OPTION ELECTION: Historic vote results in legal alcohol sales for Morgantown, Rochester and Woodbury

Coming on the heels of a countywide alcohol vote in January that failed by 326 votes, the cities of Morgantown, Rochester and Woodbury voted "YES" today to allow the legal sale of alcohol.  The historic vote marks the first time since 1942 that a community in Butler County will be able to legally sell alcoholic beverages. 

Morgantown Yes  309  No 210

Rochester    Yes 31  No 27

Woodbury    Yes 30  No 14

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