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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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Goodman and Shaff join Farm Credit Mid-America

Amanda Shaff

Bowling Green, KY – Jason Goodman has been named Financial Services Officer for Farm Credit Mid-America, along with Amanda Shaff who has been named Financial Services Specialist in Bowling Green, KY.

Jason Goodman

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BTN Candidate Profile: David Fields/Judge-Executive

I want to take this opportunity to thank the people of Butler County for the honor of serving you as Butler County Judge-Executive for the past eight years and to officially announce my candidacy for re-election. 
When seeking elective office a few years ago, I stressed the importance of bringing people together and leadership through consensus building between all the stakeholders in the community.  As Judge-Executive, I have worked hard to bring that type of leadership to county government. 

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Fiscal Court: Short agenda turns into heated meeting with terse verbal exchanges

Rhonda Vaughn and Tiffany Wilson visited the meeting to present a certificate to the court on behalf of the Butler County Drug Free Community Coalition and the Barren River District Health Department.

The Butler County Fiscal Court faced a short agenda for their regular December meeting on Monday, December 9th, 2013. However, the meeting tuned into a 90-minute affair, with some contentious moments between magistrates and visitors. 

Rhonda Vaughn and Tiffany Wilson visited the meeting to present a certificate to the court on behalf of the Butler County Drug Free Community Coalition and the Barren River District Health Department. The certificate recognized the Fiscal Court for their actions earlier this autumn to make the Butler County Courthouse a tobacco-free facility. 

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Large crowd turns out for Harvest on the Square

On Saturday, October 26th the Morgantown Square was abuzz with local residents and out-of-town guests, as the Morgantown-Butler County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Harvest on the Square celebration.  According to Chamber Executive Director Robin Schroder, the event was the largest it has ever been, touting more than 60 booths. With city streets blocked on Main Street in between Morgantown City Hall and the Butler County Courthouse, attendees strolled the walkway perusing a wide array of vendors.  The event kicked off at 10 a.m. and wrapped up at 4 p.m.

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