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Local students recognized for academic achievement



Easton Mason, Morgantown, Kentucky resident named to Berea College Dean's List


Tobin Maxfield awarded KSDAR Scholarship

Tobin Maxfield has been awarded the Kentucky State DAR Scholarship. She is the daughter of Dave and Courtney of Rochester.

This scholarship is based on GPA, ACT, and school and community activities. Tobin is active in clubs, sports, and community activities.

She participates in three sports while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

Tobin was voted on by the senior class teachers based on the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities.


Bearfest 2023: Smaluk and Hunt Reign

Bearfest Queen Lizzie Smaluk and King Brody Hunt

A large crowd packed Butler County High School gym on Friday night, as the Bears and Lady Bears basketball teams took on the Grayson County Cougars in a double header, with homecoming festivities taking place in between the games. In an exciting night, both BC teams attained victories and Brody Hunt and Lizzie Smaluk were named Bearfest King and Queen. 


4-H promotes environmental stewardship

We are dependent on Earth’s natural resources. Everything from the air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil we use for food production is vital to our existence. Good stewardship ensures we protect these resources for the next generation.


Start the year right with good record-keeping practices

Record-keeping is not everyone’s favorite activity, but with a little time, patience and a commitment to get it done, your financial life will be more peaceful.


Beef Cattle Management Short Course offered for Butler County Producers

The Butler County Extension Service is offering a Beef Cattle Management Short Course to help beef cattle producers become more profitable in 2023.  UK Extension Beef Specialists will present the 3 sessions of the program. 


Project Prom planning ongoing

Although the Butler County High School Prom is still a few months away, organizers are busy with preparations.   Project Prom is an after-prom event designed to give students a fun, safe alternative to spend time with their friends and to even earn money!


Butler County Drug Free: Dangers of Nicotine

Dangers of Nicotine 

According to new Truth Initiative research, 33% believed a cup of coffee was as harmful as nicotine; 25% believed nicotine to be helpful with anxiety and depression; and more than 12.5% believed that only smoking cigarettes was addictive.


Pesticide Applicator Training Offered in Butler County in 2023

The 2023 Private Pesticide Applicator Training dates have been scheduled.  Farmers who apply pesticides on their own farm should be private pesticide applicators and are required to keep records of the applications. 


Butler County Drug Coalition: Vaping Nicotine and Anxiety/Stress

Anxiety and stress seem to be at an all time high. Vaping nicotine can negatively affect anxiety and stress. Vaping nicotine may stimulate the chemical dopamine in the brain that can create a feeling of relaxation. Yet, dopamine doesn't last long, maybe a few hours, and a craving to vape again follows. If repeated vaping doesn't occur, the symptoms of anxiety and stress increase. This can quickly become a dependency. Vaping nicotine creates an addictive cycle, and then vaping is  perceived as beneficial, but it is harming the developing brain instead of  helping anxiety and stress.



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