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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for Farmers

Butler County Farmers who have seen their markets disrupted by Coronavirus may be eligible to participate in the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.  This United States Department of Agriculture program is part of the CARES act passed by congress earlier this year.  Many types of crops and livestock have seen prices negatively impacted by the virus.  The FSA Service Center is accepting applications from until August 28, 2020.  There


GOOD NEWS: Congratuations Devon!

Devon Poston has been invited to Naples Florida for Football Nationals. He has put in much hard work and time for the sport he loves.


BC Drug Free: Drinking and Social Distancing

In this time of social distancing and staying home, your teen probably has more time on their hands than usual.  Could this lead to drinking alcohol?  Most definitely.  Teens try alcohol for a variety of reasons, such as boredom, stress, peer pressure, or because they think it gives them some kind of independence.  Believe it or not, the average age for a first drink is 14.  Teen brains are more vulnerable to alcohol because it can alter brain development, and research shows that the teen brain does not fully develop until age 25.  Here are some helpful tips to encourage a healthy lifestyle


Help young people learn about pollinators

Pollinators are important; because they help many of the plants we enjoy reproduce. If you like eating apples or watermelons or looking at beautiful flowers, then you enjoy the handiwork of pollinators. June is National Pollinator Month, and June 22-28 is Pollinator Week. In honor of these upcoming events, here are some ideas to teach youth about the importance of pollinators.


Suggs Family Adapts to Changes: One Family’s story during Covid-19

The new normal when Kevin Suggs gets home from work is to take his work clothes off and take a shower-not because his job is stinky but to protect his family. On April thirteenth, Henkel Corporation, in Bowling Green, where Kevin is employed, discovered they had a few employees with Covid 19 symptoms. They closed the plant for a few days to sanitize and make working conditions safer for the employees.


P31: A Mother and Daughter Business

After making homemade laundry soap for her family for several years, Tabby Daugherty got the idea that others might buy some. Fast forward from there and P31 was opened in October 2018. What started with the one product has evolved into thirty products for sale made from Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. And now, her two oldest daughters have started making their own products.


Double E Vending Truly a Family Business

Cotton Embry is never alone in his work van, even if a family member is not riding with him, there are forty-eight years of memories to keep him company. He has vending machines in five counties. With three nursing homes, factories, and businesses locking down because of COVID 19, access and demand slowed down, but with some factories reopening, he is around seventy-five percent in sales.


BC Drug Free: Smoking makes you high risk

According to the CDC, smokers are at much higher risk for severe illness if they contract COVID-19.  Because this virus is an infection that aggressively attacks the lungs, it is imperative that people do all they can to keep their lungs healthy to avoid the most serious effects of the disease.  Smoking and vaping damage the lungs, allowing viruses to more easily attach to lung cells and enter the lungs.  The CDC is urging people who smoke and/or vape to stop immediately.  Recent evidence shows that people who smoke were 2.4 times more likely to have severe symptoms associated with COVID-19


Good News: Welcome Baby Asa!

Asa Keith Cardwell was born May 22nd, 2020 to Daniel and Stephanie Caldwell. He weighed 8 lbs. 12 oz. and was 21.5" long.


Good News: Happy Birthday!

Happy 6th Birthday Ruger Dean Miller! 



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