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WKU President responds to Namings and Symbols Task Force Recommendations

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Western Kentucky University President Timothy C. Caboni has responded to the recommendations made by the university’s Namings and Symbols Task Force. The president’s response can be read below: 


Butler County Schools: District preps for new school year

Overcoming Challenges to Innovate for Our Future 


Mask wearing not mandatory for students and staff in Butler County Schools

With the start of the 2021-22 school year right around the corner, face masks will be optional for students and staff.  Superintendent Robert Tuck announced that decision earlier this week in an interview with Beech Tree News.  The news comes amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases (Delta variant) in some areas of the state and following a press conference by Governor Andy Beshear that strongly advised Kentucky school d


Fruit of the Loom Set to Expand Distribution Center in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, KY., JULY 29TH, 2021 – Fruit of the Loom, a world-renowned textiles and sporting goods company headquartered in Bowling Green, KY, is expanding its operations at its 540,000 sq. ft. Bowling Green distribution center with a 203,000 sq. ft. addition. Founded in 1851, Fruit of the Loom has become a household brand and has created hundreds of jobs in the Bowling Green area since it first established deep roots here in 1940.


Chamber plans ribbon-cutting ceremonies, other events

The next few weeks are looking to be busy ones for the Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce as several events are planned.


Kentucky State Police Investigates Fatal Collision in Warren County

Bowling Green, KY. (July 26th, 2021) – On July 26th, 2021 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call for service in reference to a injury collision at the 9 mile marker of Interstate 165 in Warren County. Troopers responded to the scene.


Magistrate suggests correction to minutes from previous meeting; Clerk presents quarterly report

Butler County Fiscal Court met on Monday, July 12, at the Butler County Courthouse. First District Magistrate Stevie Givens was absent due to being in Washington, D.C. with the Kentucky Association of Counties.


Barren River releases vaccination stats

The Barren River District Health Department has released COVID-19 vaccination data relating to the percentages of individuals in area counties, including Butler, who have been vaccinated for


City of Morgantown has two Certified Kentucky Municipal Clerks

Tristan Klein and Dana Phelps

The City of Morgantown now has two Certified Kentucky Municipal Clerks (CKMC) - Tristan Klein and Dana Phelps.

Both received three years of training from graduating from the Kentucky Municipal Clerks Institute sponsored by the University of Kentucky School of Public Policy and Administration.


Grand Jury Indictments

The Butler County Grand Jury returned indictments against several individuals.



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