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Neglected animals found at Rochester residence; homeowner disputes charges

Animals found neglected and starving at a Rochester residence is expected to lead to charges of animal cruelty being filed against the homeowner, Sandra G. Clark, who is denying the charges.

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Jackson opens chiropractic office in Morgantown

Dr. Ryan Jackson (front, center) is joined by local officials and family and friends at last week's ribbon-cutting ceremony.

A 2006 Butler County High School  graduate has come back to Morgantown to open a new business.  Dr. Ryan Jackson is the owner Jackson Chiropractic, PLLC, one of Morgantown's newest businesses.  Jackson Chiropractic is located at 119 West Ohio Street (Suite B) in Morgantown - which is actually directly behind PBI Bank.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony with local officials, joined by family and friends, was held last week.    

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Pendley retires; Brosnan takes over as P.V.A.

Monday, December 1, marks a transition in the lives to two women who have served the citizens of Butler County for three decades. 

Suzanne Brosnan was sworn in on Monday morning by Butler County Judge David Fields.

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Fire at Aleris International

Local firefighters and emergency personnel responded to a fire this afternoon, Friday, November 28, at Aleris International's Morgantown plant on Gardner Lane.  The fire apparently started in the shredder building of the facility - not in the main part of the plant.  As of approximately 5:00 p.m. the fire was contained, though still burning.  No injuries were reported.

Plant operations are continuing as scheduled with workers reporting to evening shifts.    

All county fire departments responded, as well Butler County EMS and members of the Butler County Rescue Squad.

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Second resource officer added at local schools

Deputy Jaman Childers and Josh Belcher, NBES Principal

The Butler County Sheriff's Department, in cooperation with the Butler County School District, has placed an additional resource officer at a local school. 
According to Butler County Sheriff Scottie Ward, Deputy Jaman Childers has been sworn in as a part-time deputy sheriff.  Deputy Childers will be working three days per week, 24 hours, and will split his time between North Butler Elementary and Morgantown Elementary.  Childers, a Butler County native, recently retired from the Kentucky State Police.

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KY Copper concerns dominate city council meeting

Although Kentucky Cooper was not on the agenda, discussion of the current situation with the company dominated last week's council meeting, which was held Thursday, November 13, at the Eva J. Hawes building.  According to city officials, Kentucky Cooper has not made a payment on their loan several months and time is running out for them to do so.  

Gary Southerland, Allen Meredith, and Anita Gossett

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Community Honors Veterans

World War II veteran R. V. Gibbs enjoing the Verterans' Program.

"These are the people who have given us freedom in our country," said U.S. Army veteran Doug Odle, referring to the veterans standing on the Butler County High School gynasium floor.  Mr. Odle's comments came after the veteran recognition portion of the annual community Veterans' Day program - "Butler County Salutes our Veterans" - held at the high school.  The crowd gave those in attendance a rousing standing ovation in appreciation for their service.

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$1.8 million awarded in sexual abuse case

A Butler County man convicted of sexual abuse in 2011 has been court-ordered to pay his victim more than $1.8 million dollars.

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Russell, on Tuesday, ordered Jeffrey Lawan Renfrow to pay $1,896,800 in damages to the victim.

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Fields, Fugate, Brosnan, Ward win countywide races; Moore new 5th District Magistrate with 14-vote win

Mostly familiar faces along with one newcomer  were successful at the polls yesterday as Butler County voters cast their ballots for several offices.  The May 20 Republican Primary Election resulted in wins for incumbents Judge-Executive David Fields, Sheriff Scottie Ward, and Jailer Terry Fugate.  Suzanne Brosnan defeated former PVA Richard Embry in the race for Property Valuation Administrator.  Incumbent PVA Angie Pendley was not seeking reelection.    

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MCRC's Winchel speaks at April Chamber luncheon

The monthly luncheon of the Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce was held on Thursday April 24th. The event was slated to begin at noon with the guests engaging in a meal prepared by the Butler County Homemakers and consisting of various items including lasagna, rolls, green beans, and mashed potatoes as well as a variety of sugar free drinks and desserts.  Tiffany Winchel of  Morgantown Care and Rehabilitation Center, was the guest speaker.

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