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1,200+ tires found near Isaiah Evans Cemetery

More than 1,200 tires and truck-loads of refuse have been removed from the Isaiah Evans Cemetery area in the Fifth District area of north Butler County. The cemetery is located off KY 79 N across from Oak Ridge Road. Butler County Solid Waste Coordinator and Enforcement Officer Mark Sorrels says he received a call from a Butler County resident reporting the massive dump site. Sorrels calls this site one of the biggest dumps he has come across during his time as the solid waste coordinator.


City Council: Little League, Audit, and Emergency Notification System

The Morgantown City Council discussed a proposal for an emergency notification system and the needs of Little League at last night’s meeting.


Jim Waters named Bluegrass Institute interim president

(BOWLING GREEN, Ky.) – The Bluegrass Institute board of directors appointed Jim Waters as the organization’s interim president on February 11.


Multiple units respond to house fire on Martin Wilson Road

185 Martin Wilson Road was the location of a house fire earlier tonight as multiple volunteer firemen converged on the scene at approximately 9:30 p.m. The white frame house, located off Veteto Lane/KY 79 North, is owned by Melvin and Sandy Ralph. Firemen with the Fifth, Fourth, and Morgantown departments were all on the scene, as well as Butler County EMS. Employees with WarrenRECC were also present working to cut power to the house. Multiple firemen immediately began battling heavy smoke coming from house in an effort to prevent the residence from being engulfed in flames.


Beech Tree Media sponsors BCHS Journalism Program

Beech Tree Media, in conjunction with the Kentucky High School Journalism Association, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Butler County High School Journalism Program. Media outlets across the state were given the opportunity to sponsor their local high school(s) in the association. Over 20 BCHS students will benefit from this partnership.


BC Schools facing a $905,000 shortfall for the 2012-13 school year

The Butler County School District has some tough decisions to make.Facing an approximate $905,000 deficit for the 2012-2013 school year, several employees - classified and certified (teachers) have already been told they will most likely not have a job next school year.

According to Superintendent Scott Howard, the school district has been overspending by about $200,000 for the past few years. 


Truck catches fire on Natcher Parkway

A truck fire on Natcher Parkway in Butler County shut down one direction of traffic earlier tonight. At around 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday night, members of the Morgantown Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the 33-mile marker southbound on the William Natcher Parkway.  Firefighters found an unoccupied tandem truck owned by Foster Trucking of Morgantown on fire. The southbound lanes were closed temporary while the fire was extinguished.  One lane of the Natcher Parkway was reopened at approximately 10:18 p.m. 


Deeds and Courthouse News

Butler County Courthouse

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 Circuit Clerk’s offices and cover January 16 – January 31, 2012.

Civil Cases:
Capital One Bank vs. David B. Minton
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Christopher C. Flewallen, et al
Louise Proctor, et al vs. Roger Drake, et al
The Bank of New York vs. Brian Woodward, et al
Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance vs. Christopher Henderson


Fire Destroys Henkle's Home

David and Cindy Henkle are  homeless after a fire today at their home on 554 Taylor Cemetery Road in North Butler County. The structure, a doublewide, was completely destroyed in the blaze which was brought under control by units from the Morgantown, 4th District, and 5th District Fire Departments.


Lane closure for the William H. Natcher Parkway while crews clear right of way Inbox

KYTC crews will have a lane closure in place on the William H. Natcher Parkway beginning today while vegetation is cleared from the right of way.

The lane closure will be in place for the northbound direction only beginning at mile marker 15 in Warren County. The lane closure will shift northward daily as crews work to remove brush and small trees from the right of way.



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