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Tuck, Annis move to Central Office

Robert Tuck

A pair of local educators will be moving to Butler County Central Office with the start of the 2015-16 school year.  Robert Tuck, who is principal at Butler County Middle School (B.C.M.S.), will assume new responsibilities as Instruction Supervisor for middle and high school. 

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B.C.M.S. honors 8th graders during awards ceremony

Nearly 150 eighth grade students were recognized on May 28 for completion of their middle school studies and advancement to high school, as well as for various academic and attendance awards.

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Council votes 4-1 to reduce pay for Utilities Board; Barks replaces Gossett at city clerk

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The Morgantown City Council acted to reduce pay for the Morgantown Utilities Board and to correct problems with ordinances covering the various boards in their regular meeting on Thursday, and it selected a new city clerk and two Utilities Board members.  Council member Allen Meredith was in the hospital and not in attendance.

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Trailer fire ends with meth arrests

Items found inside the trailer.

What started as a mobile home fire in north Butler County has resulted in the arrest of two individuals for manufacturing methamphetamine.  Barry and Sherry Joiner of 6863 Caneyville Road are both facing meth charges after a fire broke out at their mobile home across from the 5th District Fire Department. 

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Several items addressed at Morgantown City Council meeting

Morgantown City Council held its monthly meeting on Thursday night, February 12, at the Eva J. Hawes Expo Center.  

With all members of the council present they quickly got down to business.  First was recognition of the United Way Award.  Ellie Harbaugh, Senior Director of Resource Development at United Way of Southern Kentucky Inc., was on hand to present Mayor Billy Phelps a United Way Award.

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Dr. Wan tapped as Economic Ambassador for county

Butler County Judge Executive David Fields and Dr. Richard Wan

Dr. Richard T.C. Wan was appointed by the Butler County Fiscal Court as an Economic Development Ambassador during the January meeting.  On Thursday, Dr. Wan was sworn in by Butler County Judge-Executive David Fields at a reception in his honor at the Butler County Extension Office.

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Board of Education Considers Construction Project for BCHS and Confucius Institute

Butler County Middle School STLP students were recognized by the board.

The Butler County Board of Education voted to start a process that could lead to a $3 million bond for the high school and heard various reports at their monthly meeting Tuesday at the Butler County Educational Complex.
 

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UPDATE: Couple Pleads Guilty, Neglected animals found at Rochester residence; homeowner disputes charges

UPDATE: Sandra Clark and Craig Clark pled guilty to second degree animal cruelty in Butler County Court.  The pair was sentenced to 180 days of jail time, must pay the veterinarian bills totaling more than $1,000, paid the Butler County Animal Shelter for housing the animals, and are expected to make a $250 donation to the Shelter. 

The jail time and $250 of their fine was suspended under the following conditions: 

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I.H.C., City Council meets - KY Copper debt discussed

Councilmen Gary Southerland, Terrell House and Allen Meredith.

The city of Morgantown's Industrial Holding Corporation (I.H.C.) met  Monday night, December 22, in a called meeting at the Eva J. Hawes Community Building.  The I.H.C, which consists of the members of the Morgantown City Council, approved the minutes from the November 13, 2014 meeting.  Next, they discussed liability insurance for the I.H.C. board. 
“We haven’t had any liability insurance for the I.H.C. board,” said Mayor Linda Keown. 
The council approved the purchase of liability insurance for the I.H.C. board at the cost of $1,679.70 per year.

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Butler County Clerk: Johnson set to take over as Givens retires

Butler County Clerk Shirley Givens (left) and incoming County Clerk Sherry Johnson.

A familiar face will be leaving the Butler County Courthouse at the end of the year but another one will be taking her place.  Butler County Clerk Shirley Givens is retiring at the end of her term on December 31 and longtime deputy clerk Sherry Johnson will be taking over as the new clerk.  Both Givens and Johnson - cousins - are veterans of the office.  

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