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LOCAL OPTION ELECTION: "YES" & "NO" groups make final push in closing days of historic election

Butler County voters will get to do something on Tuesday, January 26, that they haven't done since 1942 when Franklin D. Roosevelt was still in the White House - cast a ballot in a local option ("wet-dry") election.  Therefore, regardless of how a person intends to vote and which side prevails, this is an historic election in Butler County.  Polls are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at regular polling locations.


Gov. Bevin declares State of Emergency for Kentucky; Judge Fields takes same action at local level

With a strong winter storm pounding much of the state, Governor Matt Bevin has declared a State of Emergency for Kentucky, according to a news release this afternoon from the governor's office.  

The official declaration makes available state resources to local officials in order to enusure public safety.


Fire destroys home on Leonard Oak Road

An early Tuesday morning fire has destroyed the home of a Butler County family.  Volunteer firefighters and first responders from across the county responded shortly after 7 a.m. to a house fire at 537 Leonard Oak Road near the junction of Lee Jenkins and Monford roads.  The house is owned by Paul and Josephine Jones, who were present at the time of the fire.  Both escaped the blaze unharmed.


Called meeting set for Fiscal Court

The Butler County Fiscal Court will have a called meeting on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Butler County Courthouse.  Although the meeting agenda is yet to be released, presumably, the meeting is being called to further address the issue of the Butler County sheriff's budget for 2016.  A copy of the meeting agenda will be added to this story once it is released.  
Click here for PDF of Sheriff's Budget Scan_20151218.pdf


PBI Bank hosts holiday open house

Food, music and gifts greeted PBI customers on Friday, December 4, at the bank's annual holiday open house.

The event featured culinary delights by Chef Tina Hall, entertainment, a visit by Santa Claus, free photo Christmas tree ornaments, and various give-aways and door prizes. 



Arrest made in murder of 7-year-old Allen County girl

According to WDRB News in Louisville, the Kentucky State Police have made an arrest in the murder of a 7-year-old girl from Allen County - Gabbi Doolin.  In KSP custody is 38-year-old Timothy Madden, who is from Scottsville. 
Gabbi Doolin's body was found Saturday night shortly after she was reported missing while attending an Allen County youth football game at Allen County-Scottsville High School.  She was found in a creek approximately 30 minutes after being reported missing.
More information will be posted as it becomes available. 


Community honors veterans at annual ceremony

Sgt. Verner Cook one of the many veterans in attendance.

Young and old alike turned out Wednesday morning, November 11, to pay tribute to the veterans of Butler County.  The annual community Veterans' Day event was held at the Butler County High School gymnasium and organized through the Butler County School District with Morgantown Elementary guidance counselor Linda Tyree serving as the primary coordinator.


Citizens group submits petition for local option "wet-dry" election; over 2,000 signatures recorded

Roger Givens, Cody Donaldson, and Josh Hampton turn in the petition to County Court Clerk Sherry Johnson

A local option petition launched this summer that would put the question of legal alcohol sales to local voters was officially submitted to the office of the Butler County Clerk earlier this afternoon for verification.  According to organizers with the group Citizens for a Better Butler County, over 2,000 signatures were gathered from local residents asking that the measure be considered by voters at a special election.  A total of 1,038 signatures are required to put the question on the ballot based on figures from the 2014 General Election.  Once received, the county clerk's office will b


Graham Central Station opens in Aberdeen

New business Graham Central Station opened its doors at 1940 Beaver Dam Rd. in Aberdeen to the public Saturday the 24th. The store sells unique repurposed furniture, handmade Butler County High School and college sports memorabilia, antiques, vintage and retro collectibles, dishware, jewelry and custom light fixtures. The business opens from 9AM-5PM Tuesday through Saturday.


Morgantown Utilities is moving.

Morgantown Utilities is moving to their new location 1308 South Main Street, the former Morgantown Bank Morgan Manor location. According to Utility Superintendent Randall Gaskey they will be open at the new location November 16, 2015, to better serve their customers. 



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