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Boy Scout Troop 208 on the Water

The Scouts from Troops 208 Morgantown and Troop 597 Edmonson County joined together to earn both their Kayaking and Whitewater Rafting Merit Badges.  The scouts first had to be Safety Afloat Certified and had to pass the Boy Scouts of America Swim Test. 

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2020 Homecoming: Queen Leslee Washer & King Jonah Akers

Queen Leslee Washer and King Jonah Akers

Butler County High School held homecoming activities on Friday night during rain and wind.  The 2020 Queen is Miss Leslee Washer. She is the daughter of Floyd and Sheila Washer of Morgantown. The 2020 King is Jonah Akers. He is the son of Kimberly Beltcher, of Morgantown.

 

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Aberdeen site of Farmers' Market Fall Festival

 

 

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BC Drug Free

Are e-cigarettes less harmful than cigarettes?  E-cigarettes do produce less toxins than those that are found in cigarette smoke, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that e-cigarettes are still dangerous to use, especially for youth.  The most recent evidence suggests that e-cigarettes come with their own unique health harms, in addition to some of those that go along with

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Kentucky Homemakers Week is Perfect Time to Honor Mary Joe Franklin

Butler County Extension Office and Butler County Homemakers celebrated the thousands of hours that Mary Joe has given to our community over the past thirty years.

 She was born in Butler County eighty years ago near the Dimple community, and the family later moved to Provo.

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Field Day Planned for Butler County

2020 has changed the way all of us conduct our lives.  The UK Cooperative Extension Service will offer a “virtual” field day and farm tour on October 27th at 6:00 p.m. via ZOOM.  

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Elmo Lincoln Martin: 100-Years Young

Laura Crafton presenting Linc with the Veteran of the Year Award from Butler County DAR.

 The year was 1920.  The last troops were returning from World War I. Warren Harding, from Ohio, was President.  Women earned the right to vote, alcohol prohibition was the 18th Amendment, and Elmo was born.

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Tobacco product use among youth ranges from cigarettes, e-cigarettes (specifically JUUL), hookah, cigars, and smokeless tobacco.  Do you know how many youth in high school and middle school report the usage of at least one tobacco product?  According to the CDC, about 12.5% of middle school aged children and about 31% of high school students reported cu

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Extension New: NEP Assistant, Michele Moore, Promoted to Senior Assistant

Michele Moore, Butler County Extension Nutrition Education Program Assistant, has been promoted to a Senior Assistant.

Michele has been employed with the University of Kentucky since April 6, 2015.  In her position, she provides nutritional education to Butler County residents.  Michele not only conducts nutritional meetings at the Extension Office, but also teaches throughout the community.  While COVID has caused some changes, nutritional classes are still being conducted virtually and in-person, following distancing guidelines.

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Rochester 5K

Terry Wolf, in the purple, crossing the finish line.

Saturday morning was perfect for being outdoors and cheering on the forty people in the 3rd Annual Rochester Walk/Run along the Green River's winding.

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