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Alpha-Gal Syndrome Info

During the summer, our chances of tick interactions increase. Most tick bites are an itchy nuisance that last between seven to 10 days, but ticks can also transmit diseases such as Lyme disease and erlichiosis, a bacterial disease. A relatively new tick-borne illnesses that is increasingly attracting attention is Alpha-gal syndrome.


Making a Living: A Memoir of a Rural Kentucky Girl

Author Marilyn Gidcumb Konstanty

When Marilyn Gidcumb Konstanty decided to put her memories of growing up in Butler County on the written page, she waivered between making it a work of fiction or a straight-forward memoir.  Luckily for her readers, she went with memoir.  Her book MAKING A LIVING: A MEMOIR OF A RURAL KENTUCKY GIRL, tracks her life in rural Butler County from 1950 (her birth) to 1968 (her graduation from high school), with revisits from 2014 to 2018.  It is an honest look at the daily struggles farm families of that time faced.


Hood's Market Celebrates 20 Years

In June 2000 Mark Hood took on a new business project when he purchased what is now known as Hood’s Market.  Mark, son of the late Bill and Regina Hood, was no stranger to running a local business for the people of Butler County. Over the past 20 years the little market on the corner of Sawmill Road and Hwy 231, has been through some major renovations. 


Cancer and Compassion Don Lindsey's Story

Melanie Wilson and Don

I'm writing this in the hopes of helping someone else and emphasizing that "Compassion is a Choice. "


December 2017, Dr. Matthew Rutter, Oncologist, walked in the room and told me I had prostate cancer, but it was treatable, I would not die from it.


Lee named to Dean's List at Georgetown College

Ernest Lee, son of Jeff and Lisa Lee of Morgantown, KY has been named to the Dean's List  at Georgetown College.  The Dean's List is made up of students earning a 3.7 GPA or higher with twelve college credits or more.  Ernest, a 2018 graduate of Butler County High School has just completed his first year at Georgetown after transferring from WKU.   Ernest is majoring in Political Science. 


Local ministries come together to host community VBS

For countless communities around the US, summer brings on many traditions. One of these is Vacation Bible School (VBS). Churches of all denominations plan fun-filled weeks or weekends of learning, crafts, music, and games, all centered around the message of God and his love.


FEATURE: Butler County Schools' Superintendent Scott Howard Retires

When Scott Howard entered fourth grade, at Fifth District Elementary School, in Butler County, he walked into his classroom and discovered Danny Deweese was to be his homeroom teacher.  Danny Deweese became an inspiration to young Scott Howard, and by the end of that school year, he was leaning in the direction of elementary school teacher as a life path.  (Danny Deweese remains one of Scott’s closest friends.)  By the time Scott graduated from BCHS in 1985, he knew he wanted to be an educator.  Four years later, Scott graduated from WKU wit


McDonald's: A Father's Business Legacy

L-R is Michael Burrell, Kelsey Hamlet, Alexandria Burrell, Jay Leno and Paul Burrell.

Every Father’s Day, many reflect on the countless ways their fathers have impacted their lives. For Alexandria Burrell, it’s a special reminder of her 20 years working side by side as a McDonald’s owner-operator with her father, Paul.


Local Students Named To WKU Spring 2020 Honors Lists

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The following Western Kentucky University students from Warren and surrounding counties were named to the honors lists for the spring 2020 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 (*). The entire list can be found at


Good News: Happy Birthday!

Happy 2nd Birthday to Gunner!



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