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Thieves strike again; police ask for your help

The Butler County Sheriff's Department is asking for your help to catch the person(s) responsible for breaking into the J & J Market, located in the Davis Crossroads community in Butler County. Thieves gained entry to the store late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning by breaking the glass out of the door and busting it in. They stole tobacco products along with candy and over 100 DVDs before leaving the premises. The store was also broken in to this past February.

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Retired Sergeant Gary Wolfinbarger receives Purple Heart

Retired U.S. Army Sergeant Gary L. Wolfinbarger was honored on the courthouse lawn this afternoon when he received a Purple Heart for his service to his country in Afghanistan. Sgt. Wolfinbarger suffered multiple injuries after the vehicle he was in was struck by an improvised explosive device, or IED, on December 14, 2008.

Abramson presents Wolfinbarger with his KY Colonel Citation

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Rose Sisters Selected to Participate in KY Ambassadors of Music Tour of Europe

On June 25, more than two hundred outstanding student musicians will gather at the University of Louisville for five days of rehearsal and performances prior to departing to seven European countries for a 16-day tour.

Shelby and Rachel Rose, of Morgantown, have been selected for this honor. Both girls have been a member of the Butler County High School choral program, directed by Darryl Dockery. Shelby and Rachel are the daughters of Phillip and Rebecca Rose.

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Hay Fires: Prevention and Control

The Annis Farms hay fire

This past week Annis Farms lost a significant amount of hay due to two separate fires. The first hay fire last week claimed several bales of hay on their farm off Big D Road. They then lost 12-15 bales of hay on their farm in Logansport.

The following article was prepared by Timothy G. Prather and was published by the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service to bring awareness to Tennessee farmers about causes and potential ways to avoid devastating hay fires.

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BtN Sponsors Food Drive For Mission


Food drive for the Morgantown Mission!!!! Drop off canned goods at the BtN / WLBQ Studios - 107 West Ohio Street in Morgantown!!!! For every item received Beech Tree News will match it !!!!!!!!!
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Alonzo & Ramirez Captured After Wrecking on Flat Rock Hill

Denny Alonzo

 A Sunday morning wreck landed two men Denny Alonzo, 33 and Ernesto Ramirez, 26, of Morgantown, in Butler County Jail. The vehicle left the road around 8:30am at the top of Flat Rock Hill along Rochester Road, traveled down the embankment and rolled over onto its top. The duo was driving a 2001 blue van.

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Tractor Trailer Fire Shuts Down Natcher

The William Natcher Parkway was shut down on Saturday evening as fire fighters battled a truck fire. The trailer caught fire between Exit 28 and Exit 29 at approximately 7:15 pm. The tractor trailer, owned by U.S. Express, was hauling laundry detergent from Chattanooga, Tennessee to Illinois. The trailer was a complete loss along with 75 to 80 percent of the cargo. 

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Grand Jury Indictments

The Butler County Grand Jury returned indictments against 18 individuals.  Charges included theft, burglary, assault, unlawful transaction with a minor, and drugs.

Kristina Hart (DOB 4/23/93) of 105 Western Place, #D, Bowling Green, KY was indicted on the following charges: Five Counts—Theft by Unlawful Taking under $500.00.  Witness Paul Burden, MPD.

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Flag Day 2012

Keynote speaker Lynda Tryee.

"If you asked 100 random citizens when is Flag Day, probably only about 10 or 15 could tell you that it’s June 14th. Today, the banks are open, the mail will run, you won’t see advertisements for special at retail stores. It’s just a normal, working day for most Americans," said Lynda Tyree during her opening remarks at the Butler County Chapter NSDAR Flag Day Program.

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Heated Exchanges During City Council Meeting

Pat Lawrence supports the MPD.

A large crowd saw a sometimes testy meeting of the Morgantown City Council on Thursday night.  The contention was on the possible elimination on the Morgantown Police Department, next fiscal year’s budget, and the level of community support for the Catfish Festival and the Chamber of Commerce.

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