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BB gun found in backpack of primary student at NBE

Nerves were on edge for a few minutes Monday afternoon as school officials at North Butler Elementary found a handgun in the backpack of a second grade student - one that actually turned out to be a BB gun.  A staff member made the initial discovery and immediately took the backpack to Principal Jeff Jennings, who determined the handgun was actually a plastic "inoperable" BB gun. 

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CLOSED: Flu bug, other maladies hit Butler County Schools

Butler County Schools' Superintendent Scott Howard

With sickness on the rise and decreasing attendance among students and teachers over the last two weeks, Butler County Schools' Superintendent Scott Howard announced yesterday that classes will be cancelled for the remainder of the week.  That decision was reached Monday afternoon after district-wide attendance dropped to approximately 88 percent.   

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Local man facing multiple charges in Warren, Butler counties

A local man, facing a plethora of criminal charges, was set to be arraigned yesterday, Friday, January 4, in Warren Circuit Court.  

Rodney Gregory, 34, of Morgantown, is charged with wanton endangerment (first degree, two counts, police officer), wanton endangerment (first degree, two counts), unlawful imprisonment (first degree, first degree), fleeing and evading police (first degree), and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, among other charges.

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Eden wreck sends man to hospital

Slick road conditions may have been the cause of a single-vehicle accident shortly before 8 a.m. this morning on U.S. 231 North (Eden Stretch).  

A vehicle driven by Bradford Reynolds, 28, of Morgantown (originally Hartford) was on his way to work at Perdue, traveling north, when he apparently hydroplaned, lost control, veered off the right side of the road and struck a tree.  Impact was made on the driver's side of the vehicle.  

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Butler County Schools' Superintendent Scott Howard addresses school safety

In the wake of last week's school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, local school officials are taking this opportunity to review existing procedures, as well as considering new ones.  

The school shooting, which claimed the lives of 26 elementary students and staff members, has sparked a renewed interest in school safety.  It appears the shooter, in this case, gained access to the school through a window.  

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Butler County Salutes Our Veterans

The community gathered on Friday at the Butler County High School gymnasium to honor all veterans.  Young and old alike participated in the program organized by Mrs. Linda Tyree. 

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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 October 8- November 8, 2012.
Civil  Cases:
Temple Hill General Baptist Church vs. David Whittinghill
American Express Bank vs. Russell Hankins
PBI Bank vs. Tammy R. Young
Lendmark Financial vs. Johnny T. Green
Kentucky Housing Corporation vs. Cody Dewayne Garner

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Lack of appraisal a violation of Open Records, says AG

Butler County Fiscal Court has once again found itself on the wrong end of an Open Records decision by the office of the Kentucky Attorney General.  In responding to a complaint by Robert D. Cron, the Attorney General summarized that "Butler County Fiscal Court violated substantive requirements of the Open Records Act by failing to properly respond to request for records relating to appraisal on real property prior to purchase."

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Delta Plastics to get up to $400K in tax credits to expand facility

A Morgantown plant is set to receive $400,000 in tax credits to help expand its facility.  The announcement was made today by State Representative C.B. Embry, R-Morgantown (17th District) that Delta Plastics Company has received approval for up to $400,000 in tax credits from the Cabinet for Economic Development toward the expansion of their Morgantown facility.

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Howard withdraws resignation; Board OK's it

After a conditional resignation and much discussion in the community, local school chief Scott Howard has decided to remain as superintendent with the  Butler County School District.  That decision was made official earlier tonight at a called meeting of the Butler County Board of Education .  At the meeting Howard withdrew his resignation and the Board unanimously approved that decision. 

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