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ORCA shuts down for 10 days due to Covid case

A private school in Butler County has decided to cancel classes for ten days due to one confirmed case of Covid-19.  According to Principal Adam Kirby, Oak Ridge Christian Academy has one case of Covid-19 associated with the school.  Due to privacy concerns, he did not identify the individu


FISCAL COURT: Three "Covid" days approved for county employees

Animal Shelter and Woodbury Lock property also discussed


Federal appeals court, reversing lower court, upholds state law requiring abortion clinics to have transfer deals with hospitals

Illustration by Kagenmi-Fotolia

A state law requiring abortion clinics to have transfer agreements with hospitals is constitutional, a federal appeals court has ruled, reversing a district judge.


Answers from doctors to common questions about flu shots, which are especially important this year

This is not the year to risk it. Get a flu shot.


State issues plan for distributing covid-19 vaccine; 24% in self-selected Sept. survey in Anderson Co. say they'll take it

Pfizer's vaccine is in clinical trials. (Photo by Marco Bello, Reuters)

The state Department for Public Health has issued its draft plan for distributing a covid-19 vaccine, when it becomes available, that addresses everything from who can get it first to how it must be stored. It also recognizes that "a portion of the U.S.


Verizon agrees to purchase Bluegrass Cellular

Company to acquire assets and subscribers of Bluegrass Cellular in RSAs 3, 4 and 5 in Kentucky


Butler County School District releases Covid numbers

With one month of partial in-person instruction in the books, the Butler County School District has released information pertaining to positive Covid-19 cases involving staff and students.  According to Superintendent Robert Tuck, the district currently has two teachers and eleven students who have tested positive for Covid-19.  Based on contact tracing requirements, seven teachers/staff members are in quarantine


City Council "Zooms" through October meeting; "Bark Park" finished & will open soon

The Morgantown City Council continued their Zoom meetings on Thursday, October 8th. Council members Sharon Johnson, Russell Givens, Dionne Merritt, Dustin Embry, and Jason Gaskey participated. 

The following reports were given;

Morgantown City Police


Suspected overdose fatality at Richland Church Road residence; marijuana growing operation discovered

Butler County EMS and deputies with the Butler County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to 883 Richland Church Road on Wednesday, October 7, around 2:31 p.m. for an unresponsive male, suspected overdose. Butler County Coroner Marty Jones pronounced Jesse Todd Bowling (DOB 3-20-79) dead at the scene. Deputy Chris Reneer responded and made contact with EMS in the driveway, learning the male was deceased.


Deeds and Courthouse News

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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