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Historical Marker Honors Bishop John Monroe Moore

A large group gathered on the courthouse lawn on Saturday for the unveiling and dedication of a historical marker for Bishop John Monroe Moore. Grady Roger Givens, Butler County Historical Marker Chairman, welcomed the group.
“This has been a long time dream of mine since I wrote about Bishop Moore in 1984,” said Givens.

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Charley Biggs' open for business

If you smell a crispy, delicious smell as you're driving through Morgantown you may just be driving by the new Charley Biggs' restaurant that opened last Tuesday. Over 1,900 customers tried out the chicken, pulled pork, catfish, and desserts offered at the restaurant in just the first three days. Owners James and Jean Beattie have been very pleased with the tremendous response from the community over their first few days of business.

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WKU Football with Coach Wells, Farm Boy Honored

Coach Walter Wells, WKU Football Offensive Line/Running Back

The Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce held their monthly luncheon on Thursday.  The Luncheon was sponsored by Morgantown Bank & Trust and catered by Green River Caterers.

Chamber President Jamie Chaney and Randall Deweese

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Insurance main topic of discussion in special-called City Council meeting

After a lengthy three-hour work session, the Morgantown City Council met in a special called meeting Thursday night.  Selected city budget issues were on the agenda.
 
Council member Russell Givens moved to amend the City Employee Personnel Policy Manual to require spouses of city employees to use their health insurance as primary when the spouse is covered at his/her place of employment.  The Council approved the requirement.
 

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UPDATE: Body of missing man discovered in woods behind Dollar General

The area behind the Dollar General Store where Felty's body was discovered.

UPDATE 5/23/12 4:45 PM: The body of Recil "Dale" Felty Sr. was found this afternoon in the wooded area behind the Dollar General Store. Morgantown City Police, Butler County Sheriff's Deputies, and Kentucky State Police responded to the scene along with Emergency Management Director Terry Hunt and Coroner Marty Jones.

Police responded to the scene after receiving a complaint of a strong odor coming from that area from Dollar Store employees. Security tape footage from the Dollar Store showed Felty leaving the store last Saturday and heading in that direction.

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City to consider eliminating police department & contracting with sheriff for services

Mayor Linda Keown

Morgantown Mayor Linda Keown said the city is looking at "all options" when it comes to the issue of whether or not to consider eliminating the city's police department in favor of contracting with the Butler County Sheriff's Department for polices services inside city limits.  However, the mayor is quick to point out that these deliberations are only in the preliminary stage and the city is not close to making a decision on this sensitive issue.  

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Newsweek names Gatton as America's Best; Butler's Ballinger attends school

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at Western Kentucky University has been recognized by Newsweek magazine as the nation’s top high school. Local student Alonna Ballinger attends the academy.

America’s Best High Schools 2012, released online Sunday and in the May 28, 2012, print edition of the magazine, recognized 1,000 schools from across the United States. The Gatton Academy was ranked fifth in 2011 list.

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KHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to Honor Bishop John Monroe Moore

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will dedicate a historical marker to honor Bishop John Monroe Moore at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 26, on the Butler County Courthouse lawn in Morgantown.

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Campbellsville University Honors Butler County Educators

Dr. Brenda Priddy, dean of the Campbellsville University School of Education, congratulated 167 teachers from 63 school districts throughout Kentucky as they received the CampbellsvilleUniversity Excellence in Teaching Award Saturday, May 12 at Winters Dining Hall in the E. Bruce Heilman Student Center Complex on the CU campus.

The Excellence in Teaching Award recipients include the following with their superintendent listed first:

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BCMS honors 8th graders at annual awards night

BCMS Principal Jeff Jennings and student Maranda Pierson

Family members, friends, and well wishers gathered at the Butler County Middle School gymnasium tonight as approximately 150 eighth grade students were recognized at the school's 2011-12 graduation and awards night ceremony.  

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