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Board members praise educators for rollout, implementation of NTI

With the 2019-20 academic year now concluded, members of the Butler County Board of Education praised the efforts of educators across the district for their hard work in implementing non-traditional instruction with little advance notice.  Board Chairperson Dr. Amy Hood and others made those comments at Tuesday’s meeting of the Butler County Board of Education.  


Graduation, Calendars & Superintendent among topics at Board meeting

Three topics garnered the most attention at Tuesday night’s in-person meeting of the Butler County Board of Education - a graduation plan, possible school calendars for 2020-21, and the search for a new superintendent.  With social distancing measures in place, Board members met at the Weymouth Martin Auditorium at Butler County High School.  All members were present - Dr.


BC Rescue Squad receives grant for swift-water rescues

The Butler County Rescue recently received a $5,800 grant from Kentucky Emergency Management. They purchased four dry suits, six Class Five life vests, and one inflated boat. The boat can handle swift water rescue missions.


Magistrates grapple with rising insurance costs; approve ordinance reducing jail budget

Butler County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Monday, May 11, at the Butler County Courthouse. All magistrates were in attendance: Stevie Givens, Kevin Phelps, Timmy Givens, David Whittinghill, and Dillon Bryant.


Cell-phone data suggest that we're already staying home less

SafeGraph data for the week ended April 30 show relative mobility. For county data, click here.

Anonymized cell-phone data indicate, county by county, how much Americans are obeying stay-at-home restrictions imposed to fight the covid-19 pandemic.


Kentucky has nation's highest jobless rate, three estimators say

Map and estimates by Stateline, an initiative of the Pew Research Center (Ky. Health News labels)

By three separate estimates, the coronavirus pandemic has given Kentucky has the worst unemployment rate in the nation.


KSP Pursuit Leads to Confiscation of Estimated 1.2 Million Dollars in Drugs

Horse Cave, KY (May 8, 2020) - On Thursday, May 7th 2020, Trooper Jarrod Lewis of Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green, observed a 2020 Ford Mustang traveling over 125 mph near the 55 mile marker of Interstate 65.


Local Duo Wins Prestigious Music Award

When I asked Jemal Hines (Wade to his family and friends) and Moksha Sommer of HuDost to categorize their music, they looked at each other and laughed.  Wade grinned and said, “We’re all over the map.  I guess you could call us Neo-Folk, R


MEETING: Butler County Fiscal Court

Butler County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Monday, April 27, at the Butler County Courthouse. All magistrates were in attendance: Stevie Givens (First District), Kevin Phelps (Second District), Timmy Givens (Third District), David Whittinghill (Fourth District), and Dillon Bryant (Fifth District).


Courthouse Stats: Family Court & Civil Court

Beech Tree News provides courthouse statistics on a regular basis.  Courthouse information contained in this article is a matter of public record.  The following information is from the Butler County Clerk and Circuit Clerk’s offices and covers



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