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State reps push for end to time changes

Some state legislators want to end the practice of changing clocks twice a year.


Blackhawk marks 10th year in Morgantown

Blackhawk Aerospace Composites celebrated its 10th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, November 19th, at their facility on West Morrison Street in Morgantown. They opened their doors in 2009 in the 38,000-plus square-foot building.


Grand Jury Indictments

The Butler County Grand Jury returned indictments against 19 individuals on November 12, 2019. Arraignment date is December 12, 2019. Charges include drugs, sexual abuse, rape, and theft.

James King


Drug Arrests

On Monday, November 18th at approximately 1800 hours, Officers with the Morgantown Police Department assisted Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife with a traffic stop at N. Main and W. Morrison. The vehicle was operating with no headlamps illuminated and both occupants were found to have had outstanding warrants for their arrests.


Community honors veterans

photos by Adam Williams, Beech Tree News

Veterans, their families, students, and community leaders gathered on Monday, November 11, at the Butler County High School gymnasium as part of a community Veterans' Day program.


County sells mall for $50k; magistrates consider constable request; sheriff presents budget

Butler County Fiscal Court met in a called meeting on Tuesday, November 12th, at the Butler County Courthouse. All magistrates were in attendance: Stevie Givens, Kevin Phelps, Timmy Givens, David Whittinghill, and Dillon Bryant.


Deeds and Courthouse News

Beech Tree News provides courthouse statistics on a regular basis.  Courthouse information contained in this article is a matter of public record.  The following information is from the Butler County Clerk and Circuit Clerk’s offices and covers.


MEETING: Morgantown City Council

Joe Plunk, KY Department of Transportation

Morgantown City Council held its monthly meeting on November 14th at the Eva J. Hawes Building.  Members in attendance were Sharon Johnson, Russell Givens, Dionne Cannon Merritt, Jason Gaskey, and Sterling White.


Butler County Chapter NSDAR Veterans' Breakfast

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Butler County Chapter hosted their annual Veterans Breakfast on Saturday morning at the BCHS Commons Area.  Chapter Regent Jane Smith welcomed the group of 17 veterans and their families.  Lynda O’Driscoll, Flag Chair led the group in the Pledge, after which Bro. Greg Wallace, of Morgantown First Baptist, gave the invocation.  


Radiothon raises over $11K for Mission Holiday Food Baskets




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