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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.


City Council: Planning and Zoning, Little League, and Insurance

State Representative C.B. Embry Jr.

The Morgantown City Council took up a full agenda in Thursday night’s meeting, addressing the dispute between Gilbert Hack and the city, the conditions of the city park ballfields, city insurance, golf cart permitting, and sidewalk projects.
 Aubrey West, Planning and Zoning Board Chairman


BCHS October 2011 Students of the Month

Emily Rich

Four Butler County High School students have been recommended by faculty/staff members for October student of the month honors based on attendance, promptness to class, participation in class, grades or attitude.  These students are Emily Rich, Jackson Washer, Summer Berry & Erica Morris.

Emily is the 9th grade daughter of Don and Cathy Rich.  She participates in softball, FCCLA, Beta, and Renaissance Leadership club.  She also enjoys horse-back riding.  Her future plans are to graduate high school, attend Vanderbilt University and become a neurologist.


Whitfield Honors Veterans

“I am proud to join my fellow Kentuckians and all Americans today as we honor our veterans who bravely served our country and say, “thank you.”


BC School District First District in State to Achieve 100% Energy Star Status

MES Principal Greg Woodcock accepts the Energy Star Award

Tuesday night’s Butler County Board of Education meeting had a very special guest, several visitors, and a distinguish honor for the district.  Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education, Terry Holliday, Ph.D., was on hand as Morgantown Elementary received an Energy Star Award.  MES was the fourth and final school in the district to receive the award, thus making Butler County School District the first district in the state of Kentucky to achieve 100% Energy Star Status.


McKinney Arrested In Prescription Drug Case

Patricia McKinney

Patricia McKinney, former employee of the Morgantown Prescription Center, was arrested today for her role in a prescription drug organized crime ring. Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force detectives discovered as the result of an investigation that started with one undercover drug purchase in Bowling Green during May that over 26,000 prescription pain pills were diverted from a Butler County pharmacy.
Following this investigation of six months the accused were indicted by the Warren County Grand Jury and over the past several days all but one has been arrested.


Aberdeen Trading Post Expands

If you enjoy shopping or have items you would like to sell, the Aberdeen Trading Post is the perfect place to go.  Owners Brenda Brooks and Kathy Abell, who are sisters, opened the store on June 1 and then expanded on October 1.  The store is full of treasures including household items, locally made crafts, toys, hardware, antiques, jewelry, movies, games, furniture, clothes, dolls, dishes, and many other things.  


GOP Ticket Carries Butler County; Johnson Defeats Willis in Race for Second District Constable

With 13 of 13 precincts reporting, the Republican ticket for statewide offices carried the way in Butler County over their Democratic counterparts in today's General Election.  However, those results were precisely the opposite across the state, save one race, with Democrats garnering a solid majority of votes keeping them firmly in control of state government in Frankfort.  


Butler County Water Celebrates 40 Years

(Morgantown, KY)- Butler County Water System, Inc. is commemorating its 40-year anniversary with a week-long celebration, November 14-18, at the Butler Water office at 104 South Tyler Street, Suite B in Morgantown. Refreshments will be offered, along with a written history of Butler Water history and a free water bottle promotion.


Warren County Indictments Linked to Butler County Pharmacy

According to an article in The Daily News (Deborah Highland, November 4, 2011), approximately 26,000 schedule II prescription pills taken from a Butler County pharmacy has resulted in four Warren County indictments.  The undercover investigation, which is being spearheaded by the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force, began in May following an "undercover morphine purchase."  



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