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Farm Bill Sign-Up Period in Full Swing

Farmland owners with cropland have the opportunity to update their FSA yields and reallocate their base acres under the current farm bill.  Landowners have until late February 2015 to make changes and they can get assistance making these decisions at the extension office if they want help.  Appointments, in two hour blocks, are available to interested landowners by calling the Butler County Extension Office.  Landowners need to know their current FSA base acres and cc yields, and their actual planted acres and yields from 2008 through 2014 to make the most informed decision for their farm.


Free Music downloads at B.C. Public Library? YES!

The Butler County Public Library (B.C.P.L.) has always been known for its books but now music is also included in its inventory.  The library offers popular MP3 music downloads from its website - The library is partnering with "freegal music" at www - an online music site.  It can be accessed at


B.C. Foster Care hosts Santa's Lil Angels pageant

Girls (5-7 years):  1st place - Jenna Brooke Tomes, age 5, parents Brandon and Deana Jo Tomes;  2nd place - Mollee Gail Neighbors, age 7, parents Eddie and Emilee Neighbors;  3rd place - Parker Reese Willoughby, age 6, parents Travis and Ashley Willoughby

Smiles were all around and the Christmas spirit was in the air on Saturday, December 6, for the 2nd annual Santa's Lil Angels Beauty Pageant sponsored by the Butler County Foster Care Association.  The event was held at Butler County High School  and featured "Christmas Attire Only."  


16th Annual Jakes Day held last weekend

A total of 88 young anglers took part in the 16th Annual Butler County Longbeard's Jakes Day event last weekend on the Haynes Family property in the Leonard Oak community of  Butler County.

Bayleigh Alford 


BtN/WLBQ Halloween Pics - Part VI

A diverse group of critters and creatures, ghouls and goblins made their way to the Beech Tree News/WLBQ office on Halloween night as trick-or-treaters.  They were greeted by the Beech Tree Bear and plenty of candy.  

"We love Halloween and look forward to seeing all the kids drop by our office to trick-or-treat," said Diane Dyer, BtN president.  "It's a good event for our community and we're happy to be a part of it."  

Above are a few of the photos from Halloween night.  More will be posted over the coming days.   


Gary Southerland: THANK YOU!

Thanks EVERYONE for your vote and confidence. Congratulations to all that won especially Dionne & Allen. Thanks to all the other candidates for their hard work and sacrifice. Thanks to Rick and Dean for their service in Morgantown City Government. Thanks to the Banner Republican, Beech Tree News and QP for their coverage of all candidates. I’m excited about our Future.

Thanks again

Gary Southerland-Morgantown City Council


Allen Meredith: Thanks to the Citizens of Morgantown

I want to thank all of the citizens of Morgantown who participated in the 2012 election. A special thank you to those who put their trust in, and voted for me to represent them on the Morgantown City Council. I also want to thank Beech Tree News and WLBQ for allowing me to express my thoughts to our fellow citizens through their media group. Thank you to all of my family and friends for your encouragement and support. I look forward to working for you and our hometown on the council. 


Allen L. Meredith

312 North Main Street 


BC Students recognized in 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Congratulations to the following students for their recognition in the 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by Jerry E. Baker Foundation, for the following work(s):

Art Awards:


Honorable Mentions:


Butler County High School Educator Named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction

Thomas Miller, an educator at Butler County High School in Morgantown, Kentucky, was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). A role model to pupils, Thomas was nominated by a student for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the profession.


WKU Fall 2022 Dean’s and President’s Lists

WKU has released the honors lists for the fall 2022 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the Dean’s List Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the President’s List. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*).



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