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8th grade students get a dose of reality at annual event

Butler County Youth Service Center partnered with the 4-H Extension office today (Friday, March 31) to provide real-life scenarios for the 8th grade students at Butler County Middle School.  The annual event is commonly known as "Reality Store."  

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GT students tour My Old Kentucky Home, other sites in Bardstown

On Thursday, March 23rd, 28 students ranging from 4th-8th grade with the Butler County gifted and talented program attended a field trip to Bardstown Kentucky.  They toured My Old Kentucky Home and learned the history of the family and Stephen Foster, who wrote our state song.  

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BCHS Students Excel @FCCLA State Leadership Meeting

The BCHS FCCLA attended the State Leadership Conference March 21-24. Congratulations to their members: 

 

MacKenzie Tyree for completing duties of Region 4 President and placing 4th in Teach and Train. She was also honored with the Agnes Foster Golden Horizon Award for exceptional seniors. 

 

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Quilters of Gasper River Association of Baptists

Linda Pendley, Patty Cardwell, Sharon givens, Wanda Embry, Grist Goodall, Ann Givens, and Ruby Daugherty

The Quilters of Gasper River Association of Baptists visited Hospice of Southern Kentucky on Wednesday and donated 24 beautiful quilts. Did you know there is an estimated 12 hours put into each quilt? So that's 288 hours of handmade love. The group meets at the Association building every Wednesday from 11:00-3:00 pm.  

They have donated quilts to Hosparus, the Hospitality House at the Medical Center, Morgantown Mission for the homeless, and sent several quilts to the flood area in Eastern Kentucky.

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Garden Program Begins March 20, 2023

The Community Action Garden Program is designed to encourage economic self-support by providing low-income households with the essential materials to start growing a vegetable garden.

Eligible program participants receive a voucher from Community Action of Southern Kentucky, Inc.  The voucher can be used to purchase garden products, such as, garden seeds, garden plants, and/or fertilizers.

For more information, contact the Butler County Community Services Office at (270) 526-3735.

 

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Stockman’s Association Annual Meeting – March 23, 2023

The annual meeting of the Butler County Stockman’s Association will be Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. at the Butler County Extension Office.  There will be a meal sponsored by Green River Catering, an educational presentation, and a short business meeting.  Thanks to Drake’s Farm Service and Tarter Gate for sponsoring our meal.  We will also announce the winners of this year’s forage contest.  There will be free health screenings and tetanus shots available starting at 5:00 p.m., and the county livestock directory project will be discussed.   

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Homebased Microprocessing Workshop

Join our workshop!  Homebased microprocessors are farmers who grow and harvest produce to use in their value-added products.  Homebased microprocessors are required to grow a predominant ingredient in the products they make.  The first step to becoming certified as a homebased microprocessor is to attend a Homebased Microprocessor (HBM) workshop presented by the University of Kentucky.

There will be a Homebased Microprocessing Workshop held at the Butler County Extension Service on Thursday, April 13th from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  The cost of the workshop is

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FBLA Region Results

The FBLA Regional Conference was held at WKU last Friday, March 3, 2023.  The students below will represent our chapter/region at KY FBLA State Conference:

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Spring Playschool 2023: "50 Years of Fun & Memories"

The Butler County Child Development classes will conduct a Playschool for preschool children.  The days will be Tuesdays for 2 ½ and 3-year-olds, Thursdays for 4-year-olds and Fridays for 5-year-olds and some 4 year-olds; however, we are willing to work with parents on scheduling.  All children must be potty-trained.  

If you wish to submit your child’s name, please register your child using this google form. https://forms.gle/aMtMGH1T9Ys66Qs19

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Butler County Drug Coalition: Be Aware of Fentanyl

“Fentanyl is the single deadliest drug threat our nation has ever encountered,” said Administrator Anne Milgram.  

May 10, 2022 was the first ever National Fentanyl Awareness day. Its purpose is to inform the public and decrease this highly addictive drug that is driving the 

Fentanyl overdose epidemic the nation is facing. From January 2021 to January 2022 there were 107,375 people in the United States to die from overdose; 67% of those included fentanyl.

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