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Butler County: Level 1 Drought

The Office of the State Climatologist and the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, in coordination with the Kentucky Drought Mitigation Team, are issuing a Level 2 drought declaration for 24 counties in three Drought Management Areas (DMAs) in western Kentucky.  In addition, a Level 1 drought has been declared for 66 counties in nine DMAs.


A Texas Feeling Rustic Furniture Receives Community Improvement Award

The Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly luncheon on Thursday, June 28 at the Butler County Extension Service office. Chamber President Jamie Chaney welcomed all of those in attendance including the visitors. The meal was catered by the Banock Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 531.


Whitfield Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, (KY-01), a senior members of the House Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on today’s Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s healthcare reform legislation.

“Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that President Obama’s healthcare reform legislation is Constitutional in its approach, it is up to the Congress to repeal it.  I voted against this law, I since voted to repeal it, and I voted to prevent funding for its implementation.  I will vote again to repeal it.


Morgantown City Pool receives upgrades

The Morgantown City Pool received a facelift this spring when the pool house and concessions areas received upgrades. During April and May of this year the pool house received new tile, showers, restrooms, sinks, mirrors, paint, lighting, counter tops, and new plumbing. The concessions area received a new flooring, microwaves, counter tops, and a new sink. The renovations were performed by City Maintenance, the inmate work program, and plumbing work by Lee Smith.


Pogue Automotive Group anticipates being awarded the Buick and GMC franchises for Muhlenberg County

Greenville, KY - The Pogue Automotive Group is pleased to announce that we anticipate retaining the Buick and GMC franchises in Muhlenberg County. During the 2009 reconstruction of General Motors, General Motors terminated dealer franchises and product lines.  When this took place, Pontiac was discontinued and Cadillac was moved to the Metropolitan areas leaving Mansfield’s with only the Buick and GMC franchises.


Tuck named new principal at BCMS

A familiar face will soon  be taking the reins at Butler County Middle School as Assistant Principal Robert Tuck has been named the school's new principal.  Tuck will replace Jeff Jennings, who was recently tapped as the new principal at North Butler Elementary.


Jack Moore On Honor Flight

Jack at the Honor Flight Tri-State Welcome Veterans Center

"Thank you for sponsoring me for the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., on June 13th.  It was not only an Honor Flight, but a greater honor to be selected for the trip."  These are  some of the expressions of gratitude by Julian Carroll "Jack" Moore as he spoke at the Green River NSDAR dinner meeting on June 18th. 


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 June 1 – June 20, 2012.

Civil Cases:
Roger Eugene Wood, et al vs. Estate of Glenda J. Daugherty
Nathan Hampton vs. Loyd Forbes
Cooper Directional Drilling vs. Gulfstar Energy Group, et al
Nathan Hampton vs. Alice Forbes
Medical Center vs. Kelly Biszmaier


A Thank You from Chief Billy Phelps

To: Mayor Linda Keown, City of Morgantown and its Great Citizens,

I, Billy Phelps, do hereby resign my position as the Chief of Police with the Morgantown Police Department effective June 30, 2012.

It has been an honor to help protect and Defend the citizens of this community, county, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

I have been fortunate enough over the past 24 years to work with a lot of good men who have put their jobs as Police Officers with the City of Morgantown above their own lives.


BC Boys & Girls Club's First Poker Run

The Boys and Girls Club of Morgantown held its First Annual Poker Run on Saturday, June 23rd.  A great turn out of riders met at the city park to check in for the 70 mile scenic ride. Proceeds from the Poker Run will be used to help local children attend summer camp.



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