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Extension New: 2020 University of Kentucky Hemp Field Day (Virtual) December 8 & 9

The University of Kentucky will offer its 2020 Hemp Field Day via ZOOM on December 8 and December 9.  The Program will be from 10-12 EST both days.  Some of the topics that will be covered include:  Regulatory Update from KDA, Pesticide update for hemp growers, Field diagnostics in hemp field production, Current and future economic outlook, and many more.  Interested clients should contact the Butler County Extension Office for registration information.  You can also regist

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Extension New: Birds can keep 4-H'ers interested in the outdoors through the winter

 Young people can enjoy their natural environment, despite the weather getting cooler. Watching and feeding birds is a great way for youth and their families to continue to enjoy the outdoors and learn more about their backyards.

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Butler County government moving forward on many projects

Butler County Judge-Executive Tim Flener recently gave an update on the progress of several projects despite ongoing restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Trump, McConnell, Guthrie sweep Butler County vote

Source:  City of Lexington, KY via Twitter

Although it appears that President Donald J.

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Planning continues for new Judicial Center for Butler County

A new judicial center is still on the horizon for Butler County as local citizens move forward with plans for the facility.  

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Over $18K raised for Morgantown Mission holiday meals

 The annual Radiothon for the Morgantown Mission, held Thursday, November 5, was a huge success.  Over $18,000 was raised for holiday meal baskets at Morgantown Mission, which partners with WLBQ to host the annual event.  The amount of money donated by the community will translate to over 600 meals being provided to Butler County families over the holiday season.  Individuals and groups across the community and beyond stepped up to sponsor multiple $30 holiday meal baskets.  

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Butler County Schools shift to "Orange" Status due to COVID-19; athletics paused

Butler County School Superintendent Robert Tuck has released the following letter:

The Butler County School System is committed to transparently communicating the steps we are taking within our school district in order to keep our students and staff safe during these unprecedented times.  We understand that there are many variables to be considered when making decisions.  We take every decision seriously, looking at every factor both independently and collectively as a whole in regards to its impact upon our district, our students, our staff, and our community.  

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Celebrating BCHS Students

Recently, Butler County High School along with local support from Morgantown Bank and Trust and Limestone Bank celebrated seniors who met ACT benchmarks in math and reading/writing or all three.  The high school grilled out for the students, MB&T provided supplies for homemade ice cream and sundaes, and Limestone Bank provided brownies.  Students' pictures are also on display in the Common's Area in recognition of their hard work and achievement.  

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Rochester awarded over 136K to pave all city streets

The City of Rochester is proud to announce they have been awarded funding ($136,281.00) to pave all the city streets in Rochester.

"We would like to thank Governor Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Transportation for giving us the opportunity to apply and receive the discretionary funding. This is quite an accomplishment for the city.  In the last 3 years all the city streets and highways have and/or will be newly paved,"said Mayor Martha Roe.

Paving companies are not able to pave in cold weather, so it will be spring before paving will start.

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97% of school districts have tobacco-free policies, including e-cigs

Only five of Kentucky's 172 school districts have not passed a tobacco-free policy to line up with a state law that went into effect July 2020, according to the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. 


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