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Facebook, Donate Life America to drive organ donation; efforts to aid Circuit Clerks' Trust for Life

Butler County Circuit Clerk Melissa Cardwell

A cause championed by Circuit Clerks across Kentucky, including Butler County Circuit Clerk Melissa Cardwell, got  a major boost last week when Facebook announced a new partnership with Donate Life America, the national organization dedicated to increasing the number of registered organ, eye and tissue donors.

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Relay for Life nets over $18K to fight cancer

Butler County held its 13th annual “Relay for Life” on Friday, May 4, and raised over $18,000 to aid in the battle against cancer.  Rachel Johnson, Bailey Hunt, Lennon Johnson, and Allison Kurfiss kicked off the event with the singing of the National Anthem, while members of Butler County High School’s JROTC did the presentation of the colors. 

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WRECC, BCWS team up for emergency exercise

Chris Burden of WRECC sets the exercise in motion

The Butler County Water Plant was the scene of an emergency exercise recently when employees of the Butler County Water System and Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation went through a drill designed to represent a power outage of more than six hours.

Bryan Tillery of BCWS explained that during the course of this exercise the plant had been running off of a diesel powered generator all day. "During an extended power outage, we have to coordinate with WRECC to power the water plant and the intake down at the river."

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North Butler Elementary's Student Showcase

North Butler Elementary School was filled with students and their families on Thursday night.  A good time was had by all as students showcased their many talents. The library displayed over 150 Young Author’s Books on which students and librarian, Mrs. Havens, had spent many hours working.  Author and master storyteller, Ronda Friend made a special appearance and signed copies of her books for students.

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Update: One vehicle wreck leaves man in police custody

A one vehicle wreck this morning has left one man in police custody. The wreck occurred just before 11 a.m. on Helm Lane across from the parking lot for the city pool. The red Chevy S10, driven by Ricky L. White, was traveling south on Helm Lane when he lost control of the vehicle. White struck the guard rail and then crossed the road and struck two mailboxes and a trashcan before entering the ditch.

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Deeds and Courthouse News

Beech Tree News provides courthouse statistics on a regular basis. Courthouse information provided in this article is a matter of public record. The following records are from the Butler County County Clerk and Circuit Clerk’s offices and cover April 1 – April 30, 2012.

Civil Cases:
Randy Russ vs. Citi Financial Inc
US Bank vs. Theresa D. Bell, et al
Midland Funding LLC vs Michael Ferrell
Republic Bank & Tust Company vs. Joe Lamar, et al
JP Morgan Chase Bank vs. John Shepherd, et al
US Bank vs. Jamie L. Renfrow, et al

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Man on the run after meth bust

One suspect has been placed behind bars, another has fled the area after an early morning visit from the police on Tuesday. Deputy Heath West of the Butler County Sheriff's Department received a tip about the whereabouts of wanted felon Jarrod Wilkerson and responded to 40 Jolertown Rd. in Jetson.

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BCHS students honored at Stock Market Game Awards Banquet

Butler County High School students and their teacher, Brandon Embry were honored on Friday, April 27th  in Louisville at the Pendennis Club for placing first in the State  in the Economics Challenge. The Kentucky Council on Economic Education Stock Market Game Awards banquet was hosted by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis-Louisville Branch.

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BCHS Prom 2012

One of the biggest nights of the school year, Prom Night, was held on Saturday.  Shopping, hair and nail appointments, and tanning bed visits were all on the list of things to do this past week.  The parking lot filled up quickly for all those wanting to get a glimspe of the couples and singles all dressed up. 

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SUPA's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Huge Success

The Butler County High School SUPA program has been very well known for years about putting on some amazing plays.  This year though they gave a performance suited for all ages, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Everybody is very familiar with the two movies versions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Each version has its different qualities, but the show that SUPA put on stayed more true to the novel written by Roald Dahl.

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