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Storage Wars, Morgantown Style

Storage Wars, Morgantown style, recently took place at A&P Self Storage in Ashley Square.  The reality show, Storage Wars, (on the A&E Channel) has created a great deal of interest in unit auctions. 

“I would say the television show, Storage Wars, has increased my crowds,” said Gary Ashley, owner of A& P Self Storage.  “We will have 50-60 show up for the auctions.”

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Ballot Set: 11 Candidates File for City Council

The deadline has passed and the official ballot is set for the November 6th election.

Morgantown City Council:

Dionne Cannon Meritt

Harold Ray West

Sharon G. Phelps

Harold Todd Meredith

Russell A. Givens

Casey Turci

Gary Southerland

Terrell House

Edra Dean Hampton

Allen L. Meredith

Adam Williams

Soil Conservation officer

William Shane Wells

David A. Newton

John D. Parrish

Darren Rice

School Board:

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Roads, Resource Officer, Trucks, and Election Costs

Butler County Judge Executive David Fields

For over two hours on Monday night the Butler County Fiscal Court met in open session at the Butler County Courthouse. The squires discussed issues ranging from the purchase of new Road Department trucks to the erection of another historical monument on the courthouse lawn.

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Data from statewide Internet use survey released

(FRANKFORT, Ky.)—The Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development (OBOD) and the Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts (KCADD) have announced the results of a statewide public survey asking Kentuckians about their broadband access and use patterns.

The reports are based on data collected from February through April 2012 across Kentucky. More than 2,000 businesses/organizations and 4,000 households contributed to the Kentucky broadband benchmarking effort. Highlights from the survey responses:

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Butler County Well Represented in KY Lineman Rodeo

Congratulations to the Warren RECC Rodeo Team who recently traveled to the Boone County Fair Grounds in Owenton, KY and competed in the 2012 Kentucky Lineman’s Rodeo with Owen Electric Cooperative hosting the event.

The first Kentucky Lineman’s Rodeo was in 2005 and more than 70 linemen from 11 Kentucky electric co-ops met at training facilities to compete. Since the rodeo began seven years ago, recordable accident incident rates have dropped 32 percent. In 2005 the overall rate among co-ops was 6.49 and in 2010 had dropped to 4.43.

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Website redesign, contract with Pizza Zone among topics discussed at City Council meeting

Mayor Linda Keown (file photo)

The Morgantown City Council heard a proposal for city beautification and dealt with many routine issues at last night’s monthly meeting.  Josh Hampton and Landon Hampton from the Hampton Company addressed the Council to propose improving the city’s image by redesigning the city website and facilitating the painting of murals around the city.  The combined effort was described by both Josh and Landon as “re-branding the city.”  The resources of both the Hampton Company and Yellowberri could be made available to execute both a mural project and a website redesign to attract business.  Josh Ha

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2012 Learning Congress At MCRC

Administrative team at MCRC

The parking lots at and near Morgantown Care and Rehab were beyond full Tuesday and Wednesday as the 2012 Learning Conference was held at the facility. The event was sponsored by Signature Health Care. 

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Whitfield Announces $13 Millon USDA Loan for Warren RECC

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, today announced the Warren Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation will receive a $13 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Agriculture office of Rural Development.

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Tractor-trailer overturns on Natcher on-ramp

UPDATE: A tractor-trailer overturned on the William Natcher Parkway after entering the south-bound ramp from HWY 231 just before noon on Thursday. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Greg Upchurch, was hauling aluminum ingots from Aleris for J & S Trucking out of Rockport, Indiana. All of the ingots being carried were thrown from the bed of the trailer. Ingots weigh between 1,800 and 2,000 pounds on average. According to authorities, nearly all of the diesel fuel in the tank leaked out and had to be cleaned up.

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Green River Catfish Festival Cookbooks now on sale

Green River Catfish Festival Cookbooks are now on sale. They are available at the Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce office as well as the Beech Tree Media office. The cookbook features recipes from its first edition, originally published by Regina Hood, as well as new recipes from members of the Butler County community. In addition to recipes, the pages are decorated with artwork from local children and some photos from past festivals. You can own this piece of Butler County history for just $5. For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 526-6827.

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