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BC Farm Bureau Recognized for Outstanding Membership & Program Achievement

Louisville, KY (December 2, 2011) – The Butler County Farm Bureau was recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 92nd Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.  In this photo,
Betty Farris, center, accepts the award from David S. Beck, right, Kentucky Farm Bureau executive vice president, and Bradley R. Smith, left, executive vice president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, during the December 2 recognition and awards program.


MPD Ready for Christmas Parade

Police Chief Billy Phelps of the Morgantown Police Department traveled to Louisville this week to bring some individuals back to Morgantown. However instead of the usual sort of passenger Phelps would carry he brought back over 2,000 stuffed animals to give away at Saturday’s Christmas parade.

Said Phelps, “We partner the with Kosaire Charities to get the animals. “We’ve worked with them the last couple of years.”


Mother Dies In Single-Vehicle Accident: Daughter In Hospital

Glenda Daugherty's 2000 Suzuki SUV

UPDATE:  Glenda Daugherty died during surgery last night at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.  Her daughter, was air lifted to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital last night from the Medical Center and is in intensive care.


Fiscal Court Approves Land Purchase

The Butler County Fiscal Court held a special called meeting on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at 6:00pm at the Butler County Courthouse.  All members of the court were present along with Butler County Attorney Richard Deye and Butler County Sheriff Scottie Ward.  


Heart to Heart Publishing, "Best Books 2011" Awards

USA Book News announces winners and finalists of the USA "Best Books 2011" award includes Heart to Heart Publishing, Inc. of Morgantown, Kentucky: LOS ANGELES –, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of THE USA “BEST BOOKS 2011” AWARDS on November 1, 2011. Over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 140 categories covering print, e-books and audio books.


Santa Helps Toys For Tots

Santa and one of his elves, pictured above, prove to be camera friendly during a roadblock for Toys for Tots Saturday morning. A Santa spokesperson (possibly an elf) explained that the event was organized by Cash Express and is one of two efforts underway. The other is the collection of coats for the needy. For more information contact Cash Express.


BTN Facebook Fan of the Month Jennifer Robbins Picks Merle Norman

BTN Winner Jennifer Robbins and Hannah Embry of Merle Norman

Luck was with Jennifer Drake Robbins twice last month as she was picked as the Beech Tree News Facebook Fan of the Month for October.  As part of the BTN/Facebook promotion, Robbins was awarded a $50 gift certificate to the local business of her choice, which was Merle Norman in Morgantown.  Robbins was a BTN Fan of the Day, which made her eligible for the monthly $50 drawing, said Diane Dyer, president of Beech Tree Media.


Phone Scam

According to Butler County Schools Superintendent Scott Howard, they have received calls from local businesses stating that someone called them claiming to be from Butler County High School and that they were collecting money for the school's latest fund raiser.  Mr. Howard wants everyone to know that this is a scam, they are not raising money over the phone and would never ask you for your bank account or credit card information over the phone.  If you are contacted, please alert local authorities.


DAR Home Tour: Five Homes Featured

Kenneth and Debbie Young's Home


The Annual Butler County DAR Christmas Home Tour will be held Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The cost is only $2 per home with all proceeds going to the DAR Scholarship fund. This year’s tour includes five homes: Kenneth and Debbie Young, Bill and Brenda Smith, Pat and Kim Grubb, John and Beth Embry, and Stephen and Stacy Rice.


Part II: DAR Home Tour

Pat and Kim Grubb's Home

The annual Butler County DAR Christmas Home Tour will be held Sunday, December 4, 2011 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The cost is only $2 per home with all proceeds going to the DAR Scholarship fund. This year’s tour includes five homes, one of which is that of Pat and Kim Grubb located on Eric Young Rd off US Highway 79 South toward Russellville. This is a beautiful brick on a country lane complete with a back porch for viewing local wildlife including deer, turkey or whatever animal might be passing.



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