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Senator C.B. Embry: Celebrating Independence Day

Since the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, Fourth of July, has been observed as a day for Americans to stand in unity and in recognition of our nation's founding. It is on this day, 244 years ago, that exemplary visionaries dared to create a unique form of government.


BC School District seeking parent input on reopening schools

The first of what is likely to be several steps was taken on Monday, June 29, with the meeting of the Butler County Schools’ Reentry Committee to look at different options of reopening schools.  The 30-member group was organized by Superintendent Robert Tuck and is composed of school SBDM members (parents and teachers), board members, school nurses, school administrators, Central Office personnel, parents, and co


FISCAL COURT: $84,548 KY Pride Grant for recycling center rejected on 3-2 vote

Magistrates Timmy Givens and Kevin Phelps

Magistrates approve new van for coroner at $26,527.

It took two meetings and a little drama but in the end an $84,548 Kentucky Pride grant for the Butler County Recycling Center was turned down by magistrates on a 3-2 vote.


Reed tapped as next principal at Frankfort High School

Tyler Reed has dropped the “interim” from his title to become Frankfort High School’s next principal.


Budgeting Tips to Help Navigate Through COVID-19 & Beyond

Over the past months, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of our lives, including our finances. Some have lost jobs or have had hours reduced. Others have seen changes in expenses with some payments increasing while others have decreased. The pandemic has even changed some of our attitudes about money.


Two-vehicle wreck claims life of Butler County teen

PHI Air Medical

A midday Monday collision on Beaver Dam Road (U.S. 231, about 5 miles north of Morgantown) has resulted in the death of 16-year-old Nevaeh Woosley.    


BC Extension slowly reopens

Lloyd Saylor , 4-H Youth Development Agent, commented that the University of Kentucky provides the still-developing information for 4-H programs and they also follow the National 4-H Shooting Committee guidelines. The majority of 4-H programs are online now but you can't shoot a rifle or bow and get instruction online or with a Zoom meeting.


Belcher, Felty hired for Board positions

Josh Belcher and Jimmy Felty

The Butler County School District has two fewer principals with the recent filling of positions at Central Office.  Josh Belcher and Jimmy Felty were hired last week for district-wide positions.


Bobby Smith appointed as new agency manager of Butler County Farm Bureau

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 22, 2020) – Bobby Smith has been appointed as the new agency manager with Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance at Butler County Farm Bureau. Smith's appointment was announced in Louisville by Chuck Osborne, Vice President of Agency Support & Marketing for KFB Insurance.


BC Fiscal Court to hold regularly scheduled meeting

The Butler County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session tonight, Monday, June 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm. This meeting will stream live on the Beech Tree News Facebook Page at

The Fiscal Court will have a busy meeting with several items on the agenda, which follows:



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