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Guilty Verdicts Returned Against Garcia, Staples

A 12-person jury on Friday returned guilty verdicts for first-degree manslaughter and first-degree criminal abuse against Brittany Garcia and Nicholas Staples for the 2009 death of Garcia's infant daughter, Angel Nicole Tucker.  The verdict, coming on the heels of a four-day trial, was returned in Butler County Circuit Court with Judge Ronnie Dortch presiding.  Commonwealth Attorney Tim Coleman was the prosecutor.

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Grand Jury Indictments

The Butler County Grand Jury returned indictments on 17 individuals on October 18, 2011.  Charges include rape, sodomy, incest, drugs, assault and burglary. 

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Ferguson Enthusiasts Arrive

“As of 2:00 Friday afternoon we had over 90 entries with many more expected,” said Roger Tanner one of the organizers of the 2011 Ferguson Enthusiasts of North America East-Central show. The show runs Friday and Saturday at the Charles Black city park and is hosted by the Butler County Antique Engine and Tractor Club.

“We have vendors and entrants from such places as New York, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and of course Kentucky,” Tanner continued. Another organizer, Troy Dunn, listed enough activities to keep attendees busy both days.

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Boys & Girls Club's Annual Dinner

The Butler County Boys & Girls Club held their annual dinner at Kent Manor.  After a lovely dinner, guests listened to speeches given by two members of the Boys& Girls Club.

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Mr. Harrison's Class Rocks!

“MES Rocks” is this year’s school theme at Morgantown Elementary.  Therefore, when Morgantown resident Kaitlin Harrison heard of a contest being sponsored by The Parent Teacher Store, 100.7 SAM FM, and 105.3 My WOVO, called Classes that Rock,  Kaitlin couldn’t help but think of her husband’s third grade class at Morgantown Elementary.  So, as soon as she made it to her computer, Kaitlin nominated Mr. Marcus Harrison’s Third Grade Class at Morgantown Elementary School as a Class that Rocks!  
 

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Morgantown-Butler Co. Chamber Annual Awards Banquet

The Morgantown – Butler County Chamber of Commerce held their 2011 Annual Awards Banquet Tuesday night  at the Butler County Education Complex.  Chamber Vice President Becky Hankins presided over the ceremony, which honored outstanding contributions to the community by businesses, organizations, and citizens.  Chamber President Kay Romans was unable to attend due to surgery last week.

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Supt. Howard Reports on Test Scores and Grant

The Butler County Board of Education held its monthly meeting at North Butler Elementary School on Monday, October 17.  The main topic of discussion was the recently released state test scores.  Vickie Cook, the District Assessment Coordinator, reported to the board on Butler County Schools’ progress.  According to Ms.

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Fall Fesival @Morgantown Care & Rehab

Morgantown Care and Rehab held their Fall Festival on Friday, October 14.  The street in front of MCR was shut down and the fun and excitement over flowed into the parking lot of First Baptist Church. Residents, family, and friends enjoyed games, face painting, cake walk and inflatables.  Cotton candy and popcorn were also favorites of the residents. This activity is just one of many hosted by MCR. Residents may not be young in age but on Friday afternoon several were young at heart.

 

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Stolen Items Recovered, Woosley Arrested

Lonnie Dale Woosley (DOB 1/29/81) of 1811 Brownsville Road, Morgantown, Kentucky was arrested on Thursday, October 13, by Butler County Sheriff's Deputy Heath West andlodged in the Butler County Jail.  Woosley was charged with Parole Violation, theft by unlawful taking over $500, theft by deception cold checks, and criminal possession of a forged instrument second degree.  Woosley was stopped by Hartford Police Department with the stolen property( pictured above) in his vehicle.  When questioned he admited to stealing the property and checks from 3433 Love Brooklyn Road.  He also admitted t

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City Moves Trick-or-Treating Back to October 31

 Last night’s meeting of the Morgantown City Council dealt with rescheduling Halloween, a conflict over a modular home permit, recycling, and a statement by the mayor about unspecified allegations against city residents.
 

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