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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 June 21 – July 22, 2012.


Corvac honored by Honda with "Quality of Excellence" awards

Corvac employees Dana Gill and Tiffany Flener accepts the award from Mark VanDeVelde of Honda.

Corporate leaders and city officials were on hand Monday, July 23, as a local company was recognized for its work.  Corvac Composites, LLC, located on Industrial Drive in Morgantown, was honored with two Outstanding Awards from Honda - one of its primary cutomers. For the second year in a row, Corvac received the "Quality of Excellence" Award.  Additionally, the company received the "Excellence in Delivery" Award. Previously, Corvac has received similar awards from Toyota and Chrysler.  


5 arrested, 14 citations issued during Operation B.L.U.E. Lights this weekend

It was a busy Saturday night for the Butler County Sheriff's Department as they set up roadblocks in the county as a part of Operation B.L.U.E. Lights. 5 people were arrested, 3 for DUI, and 14 citations were issued for infractions during the night.

Butler County Sheriff's Deputy Heath West said that the campaign is to "ensure that people are being safe and aren't driving impaired."

West wants to remind people that the current campaign will run through October 1st; during this time road checks will be set up sporadically across the county.


Notice to Butler County Taxpayers

Shirley E.Givens, Butler County Clerk, pursuant to KRS 424.130, releases the 2011 Delinquent Property Tax Bills (Certificates of Delinquency). The list is also available for public inspection during the hours of 8-4 Monday-Friday, and 9-12 on Saturday at the County Clerk’s office at the Butler County Courthouse.

The list may also be inspected on the county’s website:


Natural Gas Line Ruptures, Shuts Down U.S. 231

On Saturday evening just prior to 8:00pm a natural gas leak occurred on Highway 231 in Morgantown. The road was briefly closed and Sonic was shut down.  According to Randall Gaskey, Superintendent of Morgantown Utilities, Chad Johnson ruptured a 2” gas line on his property.


NOT-SO-SUPER SATURDAY: Five fires, wreck, and meth arrest

Fifth District fireman Richard Henderson helps put out the fire on Oak Ridge Road.

Saturday, July 21, got off to a busy start for local firemen, emergency personnel, and law enforcement officers as fires, a wreck, and one meth arrest were reported.


Stolen trailer, guns recovered after domestic dispute over truck

A domestic dispute over a truck has resulted in the discovery of a stolen 10' trailer and two Henry rifles at a Butler County residence. Butler County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Reneer located the stolen trailer last night at 10366 Bowling Green Road while investigating a stolen truck.


Strong storms, lightning move through Butler County

Strong storms with high winds, heavy rain, and powerful lightning swept through Butler County and much of the surrounding region yesterday afternoon causing widespread damage.  The first thunderstorm watches and warnings were issued for Butler County shortly after 5 p.m. as what started as sporadic pop-up storms quickly turned severe and more concentrated.  There were also reports of damaging hail and winds in excess of 40 miles per hour associated with these storms, according to Beech Tree Meterologist Landon Hampton.    


Vandals strike Fairview Community Health Center

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Vandals struck Fairview Community Health Center, better known as Dr. Douglas', in the overnight hours. According to police, two windows were broken when two objects were thrown at the windows. The clinic has boarded up the windows until repairs can be made. Police have no leads at this time.

Morgantown City Police Officer Denny Deweese responded to the call and will be leading the investigation. Sergeant Andy Gidcumb will be assisting Deweese in the investigation.

Stay connected to Beech Tree News and WLBQ 1570 AM for more information as it becomes available.


Energy savings and recycling among topics discussed at monthly School Board meeting

Butler County Board of Education met in a special session Tuesday night.  In the Superintendent’s Report, Scott Howard praised the Site Based Decision Making Council’s from North Butler Elementary and Butler County Middle School on their hard work in selecting new principals.  Howard explained to the board that this was the first year that they were able to apply the new law in which the Superintendent could serve on the committee to select a principal.  Howard went on to say “the new procedure was met with great success and I enjoyed working with both councils. I’ll tell Mr.



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