Gov. Beshear: Industrial Automation to Expand to Simpson County
Bowling Green, Franklin support company’s efforts to add 26 jobs, invest nearly $2 million in the CommonwealthRead more
This month, a number of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet maintenance professionals will graduate from two special training programs called "Roads Scholars" and "Road Master." These professional development programs are coordinated by the Kentucky Transportation Center at the University of Kentucky. They're specifically designed to teach techniques and processes necessary for maintaining roadways.Read more
A list of local cancellations due to the weather.Read more
Announcement: Butler County Schools Closed Friday 12/6/2013
Due to the winter weather advisory, Butler County Schools will be closed on Friday, December 6th.Read more
Two Months to 10-Digit Dialing in Western Kentucky
With mandatory 10-digit dialing coming soon to western Kentucky as the result of a new area code, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is urging caregivers to help elderly residents and others who might have difficulty making the transition to the new dialing patterns.
“The PSC recognizes that some customers might have trouble adjusting to 10-digit dialing,” PSC Chairman David Armstrong said. “We encourage family, friends and others who care for such customers to assist them with the transition.”
Spend Smarter This Holiday Season
Once the Thanksgiving traditions are complete and the family members have recapped all they’re thankful for, many Kentuckians will turn to sale fliers to plan their Black Friday or Cyber Monday attacks on Christmas shopping.
The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) would like to remind consumers to spend wisely this holiday season by shopping smarter, saving money and avoiding fraud.
“Creating a plan and sticking to it is one of the best ways to save money this holiday season,” said DFI Commissioner Charles Vice. “And having a savings plan can lead to less holiday stress and a more prosperous new year in 2014.”
Almost 48,000 Enrolled in Health Exchange
Almost 48,000 Enrolled in Health Exchange
‘Your Turn’ transportation survey results released to public
Concerns for maintaining, improving existing roads top priority
More Winter Weather?
Luckily, Butler County's missed getting any substantial snow and/or ice with the weather system that passed through yesterday afternoon and evening compared to our friends and family in Western Kentucky. However, the National Weather Service in Louisville has now released another Winter Weather Advisory for our area.
Wintry weather is expected to arrive late tonight through Sunday afternoon.
Governor Orders Flags to Half-Staff on Dec. 7 for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
This is in memory of and to honor the 2,400 Americans who died in the surprise attack on the U.S. Fleet’s Pearl Harbor base in the early-morning hours of Dec. 7, 1941.
Winter Storm Warning
Morgantown remains under a winter storm warning in effect until midnight CST tonight. The National Weather Service in Louisville is calling for snow, sleet and freezing rain.Read more
Treasurer Hollenbach Warns of U.S. Treasury Imposters at Holiday Season
As Kentucky is well into the season of charitable giving and holiday spending, Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is cautioning Kentuckians to be vigilant with whom they entrust their personal information, even those claiming to be from government agencies.
“Many of us have heard the stories of fake charities who con money by preying on generous folks willing to help those in need” states Treasurer Hollenbach. “But worse yet, are the con-artists who promise to give money to those in most need this time of year. Some are posing as government officials to ascertain personal information which allows the scammer to commit identity theft or, more devastatingly, wipe out a person’s bank account.
Food Safety Tips for the Holidays
Parties, family dinners and seasonal gatherings where food is served are traditional part of holiday cheer. This holiday season, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) urges consumers to take precautions in purchasing and preparing food items, and to pay close attention to good hygiene practices to combat foodborne illness this Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Here are a few simple food safety tips to avoid getting sick during the holiday season:
Safe Storage Temperatures
− Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Hot foods should be held at 135 degrees Fahrenheit or warmer. Cold foods should be kept at least 41 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
− Foods that sit out on the buffet table for longer than two hours should be discarded.
NBES receives a Grant from Macy's to perform "Yes, Virginia the Musical"
This holiday season, North Butler Elementary will stage a performance of “Yes, Virginia The Musical,” an original production based on a true story of 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper in 1897, inquiring about the existence of Santa Claus. The school musical program debuted last year as part of Macy’s holiday “Believe” campaign and was performed by elementary and middle schools nationwide. NBES was one of 100 schools across the country to receive a local grant from Macy’s to assist with production costs, and will welcome the holiday season with a special performances of “Yes, Virginia The Musical” on Friday, December 13th at 10:30am at the Macy’s in Bowling Green Ky and on Thursday, December 19th at 6:00 at North Butler Elementary.Read more
Kentucky Office of Highway Safety reminds Thanksgiving travelers to buckle up
Tractor Trailer Overturns Sending 1st Responders Out Again
Tractor trailer overturned on HWY 70 West just before junction.