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Fire on Love-Lee Road

Fire Departments from 5th District, 4th District, Bear Creek and Caneyville responded to a fire at 6822 Love Lee Road on Wednesday morning around 9:30am.  A neighbor called and reported the fire, believed to have started from an electrical outlet in the living room. 


Fatal Accident on Hwy 70

A single vehicle accident on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 claimed the life of Frankie Kane Embry, 48 of Morgantown.  The accident occurred on Rochester Road Hwy/70.  Embry was traveling west bound in a Ford Explorer when he apparently lost control of the vehicle, left the road, striking a tree.  Embry was partially ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Butler County Deputy Cornor Brian McKinney at 4:33 pm.


BC Sheriff's Department Makes Drug Arrest

Christopher A. Oaks

Christopher A.


Illegal Hunting Leads to Multiple Charges

John Christopher Morgan

John Christopher Morgan (DOB 9/3/85) of 155 Belmont Church Road, Morgantown, Kentucky, was arrested on November 14, 2011.  He was charged with the following: illegal taking of wildlife, taking of wildlife from a vehicle, resident hunting deer w/o proper big game permit, resident hunting/fishing w/o license/permit/stamp, possession of firearm by convicted felon ( 2 counts) and parole violation.  Morgan was lodged in the Butler County Jail.


Magistrates Discuss Gravesites, OK Antenna Repairs, Award Sanitation Contract, Revisit Hotel Tax

The Butler County Fiscal Court met in a lengthy meeting on Monday night for the regular November session.


Butler County Salutes Our Veterans, Honoring All Who Served

The Butler County High School gymnasium was the site of the community Veterans’ program on Friday, November 11, 2011. Keynote speaker Captain Brian Duffy described the event best, “This community does an outstanding job of honoring your Veterans and teaching your children to do the same.”
Captain Brian Duffy


Veterans' Parade

The 2011 Morgantown Veterans Day Parade was held on Saturday, November 12. Local Veterans served as the Grand Marshals of the parade. The parade featured veterans from across the county along with local law enforcement and members of the Morgantown Fire Department. The NJROTC and the BCHS Band also marched in the parade. Check out our video of the parade on Beech Tree News Facebook.


2011 MCR Hall of Fame Cafe' Inducts Four

The mission statement of the Morgantown Care and Rehab Hall of Fame Café speaks for itself: “To recognize, celebrate and honor those who have distinguished themselves through their success in public service; distinguished military service; professional accomplishments; contributions to the community; and personal achievements.”


Embry Attends Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture Meeting

FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 14, 2011) – (Left) Rep. Kim King, R-Harrodsburg (55th District) speaks with Rep. C.B. Embry, Jr, R-Morgantown (17th District) before the start of the November Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture meeting in Frankfort. (Photo courtesy Kentucky House Republican Caucus/LRC Public Information).



Cook, BCHS Band Recognized; Board Gets Audit Report

District Assessment Coordinator Vickie Cook and Scott Howard, BC Superintendent

The Butler County Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on November 8, at the Butler County Middle School.  Ms. Vickie Cook was recognized for being named the Kentucky District Assessment Coordinator of the Year.  
“Ms. Cook started as a kindergarten teacher, moved to principal of Third District Elementary, moved to Central Office, and has done an outstanding job as the Assessment Coordinator for the district,” said Scott Howard, BC Superintendent.



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