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Butler County Salutes Our Veterans, Honoring All Who Served

The Butler County High School gymnasium was the site of the community Veterans’ program on Friday, November 11, 2011. Keynote speaker Captain Brian Duffy described the event best, “This community does an outstanding job of honoring your Veterans and teaching your children to do the same.”
Captain Brian Duffy


Veterans' Parade

The 2011 Morgantown Veterans Day Parade was held on Saturday, November 12. Local Veterans served as the Grand Marshals of the parade. The parade featured veterans from across the county along with local law enforcement and members of the Morgantown Fire Department. The NJROTC and the BCHS Band also marched in the parade. Check out our video of the parade on Beech Tree News Facebook.


2011 MCR Hall of Fame Cafe' Inducts Four

The mission statement of the Morgantown Care and Rehab Hall of Fame Café speaks for itself: “To recognize, celebrate and honor those who have distinguished themselves through their success in public service; distinguished military service; professional accomplishments; contributions to the community; and personal achievements.”


Embry Attends Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture Meeting

FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 14, 2011) – (Left) Rep. Kim King, R-Harrodsburg (55th District) speaks with Rep. C.B. Embry, Jr, R-Morgantown (17th District) before the start of the November Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture meeting in Frankfort. (Photo courtesy Kentucky House Republican Caucus/LRC Public Information).



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.



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