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Alonzo & Ramirez Captured After Wrecking on Flat Rock Hill

Denny Alonzo

 A Sunday morning wreck landed two men Denny Alonzo, 33 and Ernesto Ramirez, 26, of Morgantown, in Butler County Jail. The vehicle left the road around 8:30am at the top of Flat Rock Hill along Rochester Road, traveled down the embankment and rolled over onto its top. The duo was driving a 2001 blue van.


Tractor Trailer Fire Shuts Down Natcher

The William Natcher Parkway was shut down on Saturday evening as fire fighters battled a truck fire. The trailer caught fire between Exit 28 and Exit 29 at approximately 7:15 pm. The tractor trailer, owned by U.S. Express, was hauling laundry detergent from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Illinois. The trailer was a complete loss along with 75 to 80 percent of the cargo. 


Grand Jury Indictments

The Butler County Grand Jury returned indictments against 18 individuals.  Charges included theft, burglary, assault, unlawful transaction with a minor, and drugs.

Kristina Hart (DOB 4/23/93) of 105 Western Place, #D, Bowling Green, KY was indicted on the following charges: Five Counts—Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500.00.  Witness Paul Burden, MPD.


Flag Day 2012

Keynote speaker Lynda Tryee.

"If you asked 100 random citizens when is Flag Day, probably only about 10 or 15 could tell you that it’s June 14th. Today, the banks are open, the mail will run, you won’t see advertisements for special at retail stores. It’s just a normal, working day for most Americans," said Lynda Tyree during her opening remarks at the Butler County Chapter NSDAR Flag Day Program.


Heated Exchanges During City Council Meeting

Pat Lawrence supports the MPD.

A large crowd saw a sometimes testy meeting of the Morgantown City Council on Thursday night.  The contention was on the possible elimination on the Morgantown Police Department, next fiscal year’s budget, and the level of community support for the Catfish Festival and the Chamber of Commerce.


Board to consider limiting background checks; Moore honored at his last meeting

Supt. Howard and Greg Moore

The Butler County Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night. In the Superintendent’s report, Scott Howard recognized the Campbellsville Excellence in Teaching Award recipients, Lisa Rhoades, Penny Wallace, and Kassie Decker.  Principals Jeff Jennings and Pat O’Driscoll both attended the ceremony with the teachers at Campbellsville University in May. 

Superintendent Howard said, “We have been doing this for several years and we really appreciate the opportunity. It’s a great way for our teachers to be recognized in a formal setting.”


Beech Tree joins KY Press News Service

Beech Tree News, already a member of the Kentucky Press Association (KPA), has signed on with the organization's news service, which will provide BtN readers with access to headlines from across the state.  As a member of the KY Press News Service, Beech Tree News and WLBQ 1570 AM will be able to connect its readers/listeners with a broader spectrum of news from different parts of the state, as well as have its stories made available to other media outlets throughout Kentucky.  


Students Named to WKU Spring 2012 Dean and President Lists

Western Kentucky University has announced the students named to the Dean’s and President’s lists for the spring 2012 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President’s List. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*).


Vehicle Overturns on Rochester Road

A single vehicle accident on Rochester Road yesterday left four individuals shaken up but not injured.  According to law enforcement officers the group was headed swimming at Lake Malone and failed to negotiate the curve, over-corrected and flipped the vehicle.  All individuals where out of the vehicle when authorities arrived.  Responding to the scene were Butler County Rescue Squad, EMS, Sheriff's Department, and Third District Fire Department.  The driver and passengers all refused treatment.


County gets Worker's Comp dividend of $7,196.07; West presents quarterly road report

Gina Tynes, of Hocker Family Insurance, speaks to magistrates.  (file photo).  Tynes joined Rob Brown of KACO in presenting Fiscal Court a $7,196.07 dividend check for Worker's Comp.

The Butler County Fiscal Court held its monthly meeting for June on Monday night. The meeting was designated as a ‘special called’ meeting so it could be held at the Little Muddy Rural Development Center. After a potluck meal provided by the ladies of Little Muddy the meeting was turned over to Judge-Executive David Fields and the rest of the Fiscal Court.



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