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Heritage Animal Hospital hosts open house event

Dr. Steve Hampton opened his new location last March at 51 Parkway Lane, in front of the Butler County Extension Office.  This past Saturday, his wife Keila, Dr. Joy Wells, office manager Audrey Van Meter, and several employees welcomed the public from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.


KDE to unroll new 5-star accountability system Tuesday

The Kentucky Department of Education's 2018-19 school and student assessment scores will be available to the public on Tuesday in the form of a new five-star accountability system.

Kentucky Commissioner of Education Wayne Lewis said in a recent op-ed that the five-star system will provide families in the commonwealth with a "new and more transparent way to understand how their children's schools are performing."


County sells property on US 231; 911 telecommunicators now "first responders"

Ruth Ann Lee and Brian Phelps looks on as Judge Flener signs the resolution.

Butler County Fiscal Court met in regular session on Monday, September 23, at the Butler County Courthouse. All magistrates were in attendance: Stevie Givens, Kevin Phelps, Timmy Givens, David Whittinghill, and Dillon Bryant.


MPD & BCSD make joint arrests

On September 18th, Officer Ronald Cox, with the Morgantown Police Department, received a drug complaint involving two individuals. Through a joint investigation with the Butler County Sheriff's Office, Officer Cox attempted to stop the vehicle after disregarding a stop sign. After losing sight with the car, Deputy Chris Reneer, with the Butler County Sheriff's Office, made contact the vehicle which resulted in a high-speed pursuit. The pursuit ended near the 1700 block of Russellville Rd where the car stopped.


Adult obesity in Ky. reaches all-time high of 36.6%, fifth in U.S.; doctor says insurance needs to start covering obesity prevention

Kentucky adults just keep getting larger, reaching an all-time high for the number of obese adults in the state, ranking it fifth in the nation.


Morgantown City Council approves restaurant tax on 4-2 vote; city tourism board appointed

The Morgantown City Council met in regular session on Thursday, September 12th at the Eva J. Hawes Building. All council members were in attendance: Dustin Embry, Sharon Johnson, Dionne Merritt, Russell Givens, Jason Gaskey, and Sterling White.


Morgantown Bank & Trust Ice Cream Social/Show & Shine Car Show

Morgantown Bank & Trust held their 7th Annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday at the Main Bank location. The event featured The Rose Band, several guest performers, and karaoke.


Superintendent pushing for full-day Kindergarten, Mental and Behavioral Health Therapist now in Butler County schools

The Butler County Board of Education met in regular session on Tuesday, September 10 at the Butler County Education Complex.


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. 

August 1 – August 31

Civil Court

Discover Bank C/O Discover Products Inc. vs. Jason Elms

Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union vs. Jeffe Bratcher

Citizens Bank of Kentucky vs. Katherine J. Miles

Capital One Bank vs. Amber Doughty


Butler County Farm Bureau 81st Annual Meeting

Young Farm Family Ryan and Angela Emmick

 Tuesday, September 10 was the Butler County Farm Bureau 81st annual meeting.



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