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MPD Captures Shannon Beasley

On Tuesday, June 5 after a flawless undercover job at the Physical Therapy Works location in Morgantown by Morgantown Police Sgt. Andy Gidcumb and Officer Travis McIntosh, Doy "Shannon" Beasley is headed back to jail.

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Fire destroys camper on Dunbar Coal Rd

A fire has destroyed a camper this morning in the 500 block of Dunbar Coal Rd. Donovan Burson and his father were cooking BLTs for lunch in a skillet when flames broke out.

"I turned around and there was fire coming out of the microwave vent," said Burson.

Responding to the scene were the Morgantown Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Director Brian McKinney.

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Playground accident sends child to hospital

Last Saturday, a playground accident sent one child to the hospital via helicopter. Dispatch received a call at 5:52 pm reporting that a small child had fallen from a slide and had suffered a severe injury to his leg. Butler County EMS, Morgantown City Police, and Air Evac responded to the Morgantown city park. The child was flown to a pediatric trauma center where he received treatment.

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The Green River Museum & Butler County Park Opens

On Saturday, June 2, The Green River Museum and Butler County Park in Woodbury, Kentucky, held its yearly opening event. The historic site is continuously being restored to its peak in the early 1920’s. The Superintendent’s Office is open with photographs and artifacts that focus on the Green River and its impact on Butler County. 

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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 May 1 – May 31, 2012.

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Shoulder & Lane Restrictions on US 231 William Natcher Bridge starting WEDNESDAY

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans shoulder restrictions with lane restrictions from time to time on the US 231 William Natcher Bridge over the Ohio River near Owensboro starting Wednesday, June 6, 2012.

The shoulder and lane restrictions are to allow inspection and maintenance work on the bridge.

For about the first week, only shoulder restrictions will be required with occasional lane restrictions while the contractor is placing rigging along the bridge railings.

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Psychedelic Mushroom Growing Operation Discovered In BG

The Bowling Green – Warren County Drug Task Force was contacted by the 19th Judicial Drug Task Force in Clarksville, TN on May 30, 2012. Using information developed by the 19th Judicial DTF and additional investigation by the Bowling Green – Warren County Drug Task Force a search warrant was obtained for 317 Cedar Ridge Road in Bowling Green.  The warrant was executed at 5:15 PM, May 30, 2012 by DTF Detectives with assistance from the Bowling Green Police Department and Kentucky State Police.

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Congressman Guthrie visits bus refurbishing program at Final Finish

Roger McKinney, Brett Guthrie, Chase and Diane Ingram

Congressman Brett Guthrie stopped by Morgantown last Friday to examine the school bus refurbishing program that Final Finish has been running for the last two years.

"I'm interested in economic development, creating work, and I knew this was something they were trying to do to grow their business," said Guthrie, "I just wanted to see if there was any way that I can understand what they do and if there is anyway that I can help them . . . Anything that puts people to work."

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Man behind bars after turning himself in to police

A Butler County man is behind bars after turning himself in to police Wednesday morning. Doy Shannon Beasley, 45, is lodged in the Butler County Jail and has been charged with kidnapping-adult and rape, 1st degree-domestic violence; both are felonies. Beasley is being held on a $100,000 cash bond. Both the Butler County and Grayson County Sheriff's Departments have been looking for Beasley since the incident that occurred on May 16 at 359 Dockery Ridge Road.

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Memorial Day Program Honors Civil War Veterans

The Butler County Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution hosted the Annual Memorial Day Program in the courthouse lawn on Monday at 11:00am.  Lynda Knight, Butler County NSDAR Regent, opened the 2012 program paying tribute to the Civil War Veterans of Butler County. 

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