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Bobby Smith appointed as new agency manager of Butler County Farm Bureau

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 22, 2020) – Bobby Smith has been appointed as the new agency manager with Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance at Butler County Farm Bureau. Smith's appointment was announced in Louisville by Chuck Osborne, Vice President of Agency Support & Marketing for KFB Insurance.


BC Fiscal Court to hold regularly scheduled meeting

The Butler County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session tonight, Monday, June 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm. This meeting will stream live on the Beech Tree News Facebook Page at

The Fiscal Court will have a busy meeting with several items on the agenda, which follows:


BAD BEHAVIOR: Drivers Know It’s Wrong, But Many Do It Anyway

New AAA research shows drivers involved in crashes admit to risky driving behaviors


School-bus guidance axes social distancing; plan for masks is expected to be a battle

Kentucky public-health officials have reversed their position about social distancing on school buses, after school superintendents said the plan wasn't realistic.


School district approves insurance renewal; OKs several agenda items

Following the recognition portion of last week’s meeting honoring retiring Superintendent Scott Howard, members of the Butler County Board of Education approved a flurry of agenda items, including insurance renewal, salary schedule and employee handbook.  The Board met Tuesday, June 9, at the Butler County High School Auditorium.


Butler -Edmonson Community Early Childhood Council Offers Assistance to Early Childhood Settings

Dr. Amy Hood and Alicia Edwards EC Family Resource Center

Members of the Butler Edmonson Community Early Childhood Council delivered “see thru” masks to the area’s early childhood providers in the two counties as regulated child care begins to re-open June 15.    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, regulated child care providers were asked to close their doors on March 20, 2020 in an effort to help slow the spread of the virus. 


Marty Jones New President of the Funeral Directors' Association of Kentucky

Marty Jones being sworn in as president of the Funeral Directors Association.

Marty Jones, of the Jones Funeral Chapel in Morgantown, Kentucky, was sworn in as the New President of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky.


Board of Education honors Supt. Scott Howard at his last meeting

Butler County Schools' Superintendent Scott Howard

Emotions were clearly visible on Tuesday night as retiring Butler County Schools’ Superintendent Scott Howard was honored at what was his last regular-scheduled meeting of the Butler County Board of Education.  The meeting was held at the Butler County High School Auditorium.


Dr. Hammad: Do I Need A Living Will?

What is a Living Will? A living will is a legal document that tells others what your personal choices are about end-of-life medical treatment. It lays out the procedures or medications you want—or don’t want—to prolong your life if you can’t talk with the doctors yourself. This could be because you’re under anesthesia for a scheduled surgery and had a complication or are unconscious from an accident or other event.


Magistrates give all county employees 2.3% raise; consider private partnership for animal shelter

Butler County Animal Shelter Director Ruby Fooks addresses the court.

Butler County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Monday, June 8, at the Butler County Courthouse. All magistrates - Stevie Givens, Kevin Phelps, Timmy Givens, David Whittinghill, and Dillon Bryant - were in attendance.



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